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Wet Crotch??

Thursday, August 01, 2013      17 comments

It's a heart shape blooming on blue pants and an ad for We (Heart) Comedy, Sirius something or another. Here on Spark People. Not something with which I'm familiar up here in the great frozen north. Not sure I want to get any more, errmmmm, f... Read more

Mind Over Mood: the Sequel

Sunday, July 28, 2013      14 comments

Yup, those techniques I'd blogged about, from CBT cognitive behaviour therapy (Beck-related) really work, at least for me. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Lazy Day

Saturday, July 27, 2013      15 comments

I worked late last night -- yes, even on a Friday -- in order to clear my desk of a couple urgent problems and be able to kick back today. So far: Laundry well underway; Globe and Mail read; Did a little cleaning in the kitchen; ... Read more

Borrowed from VTRICIA

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      13 comments

"I will beat the odds, as great as they are.... Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen everyday. I will put in all the hard work necessary."-Yann Martel Miracle into routine -- that's maintenance. www.sp... Read more

Mind Over Mood

Saturday, July 20, 2013      17 comments

Lots of us here are fans of Dr, Judith S. Beck's great book, "The Beck Diet Solution: train your brain to think like a thin person". She applies techniques from cognitive therapy (originally developed by her father, Dr. Aaron Beck) to weight lo... Read more

Gym Time for Stress Management

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      15 comments

Lots of stress in my life at the moment. And I'm finding that getting to the gym is key for managing it. Do I want to get up when the alarm goes off at 5 am? No. But it's my best chance of feeling better all day long . . ... Read more

Snack Aisle Conversations: DALID414 isn't talking to herself . . . .

Sunday, July 14, 2013      17 comments

DALID14 responds to my convenience store tale of woe and tells me how to avoid snack aisle temptations . . . which is very helpful. She just talks to the stuff and orders it to remain on the shelves!! And it works for her . . . I respond... Read more

I wanted 'em . . . but I didn't eat em!

Saturday, July 13, 2013      18 comments

I'd spent a couple of quiet hours at the beach, reading and people watching. In my black tankini with my gold straw fedora. And was at the convenience store on the way home. Buying my weekend papers. Eyeing all of the scoop ice cream f... Read more

Scape Soup

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      17 comments

I received a gift of about 6 cups of gorgeous curly scapes -- the stem of the garlic flower. Made one scape omelette -- that was great. And then decided to use up all the rest in a scape soup. I cruised the internet for ideas and che... Read more

JOHAL52 Reviews Life at SP

Saturday, July 06, 2013      19 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5412029 Here's the link -- and JOHAL52 is so right, the struggle to maintain is never ceasing but the support at Spark People is a huge factor in succ... Read more

I am hungry

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      29 comments

I am hungry. Which is OK. Because I know that I will be hungry. Every day. Hunger is not a bad thing. It's no reason to panic. Hunger is not an emergency. Hunger tells me that I will enjoy my next scheduled meal more. Lea... Read more

Hot Weather Soup: Gazpacho!

Monday, July 01, 2013      11 comments

No simmering this week -- just got out the food processor and whirred together (in batches): 3 large cans of diced tomatoes 2 English cucumbers 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow) basil sea salt black pepper corns red chili fla... Read more

I Am Canadian/Je Suis Canadien

Saturday, June 29, 2013      15 comments

Yay long weekend! Yay July 1 Canada Day! I am Canadian -- whether in English or in French. Yes I am!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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UwI9vElpdAI&feature=relm... Read more

Then if ever come perfect days . . .

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      23 comments

O what is so fair as a day in June? That's the first line of the poem. I've just enjoyed a few of those perfect days, away on a short holiday with DH to celebrate our 34th. Where did the years go? I still feel about 28 years old ... Read more

Tough Remembering What You Ate . . .

Thursday, June 20, 2013      17 comments

A short article in my Globe and Mail today summarizing Swedish research with women average age 61 indicates that 6 months of weight -loss dieting dramatically improves episodic memory: i.e. what I just did. Hmmmm. If I remember what I ate... Read more


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