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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
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!!
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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

Weight Loss Maintenance: Tougher for Younger Women?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      27 comments

I haven't actually seen any research on this topic. But: based upon personal experience and observation of others (both here at Spark and in "real" life) I think this might be so. Especially for women. Why? As younger women, ... Read more

Are Americans Becoming More Like Canadians?

Sunday, June 16, 2013      14 comments
se/article12573341/ Is it true that Americans have been virtually hosed down with maple syrup and issued ceremonial toques? (That's pr... Read more

Obesity: Easy or Hard?

Saturday, June 15, 2013      18 comments

I'm guessing this is not controversial for most of us here. Because if it were easy, we wouldn't need the support of the Spark community in our struggles to manage obesity. Obesity may be simple (eat less, move more). Although not ev... Read more


Thursday, June 13, 2013      24 comments

Love my garden. This colour of Oriental poppy is -- yup -- a Watermelon! In celebration of it blooming, wore my matching coral pencil skirt . . . . ... Read more

Obesity: Simple or Complicated?

Monday, June 10, 2013      15 comments
mic_b_3292179.html FOR-A-HEALTHY_BMI recently referred me to this great David Katz blog from the Huff Post on the whole obesity debate. I'd been thinking about ... Read more

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