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Food: If It's In the House, I Intend to Eat It!!

Friday, January 07, 2011      20 comments

Several of us post-holidays have been kicking around the perennial issue of giving into temptation --and since this is Spark People, that would be primarily in the context of food, of course. Let me be frank: I don't have any will power... Read more

Kindness Counts

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      7 comments

It's what we need, it's what so many of us find here on Spark People. And here's a great blog on that topic:
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I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Sunday, January 02, 2011      14 comments

Remember that old song by the Temptations? Also known as "My Girl"? Well, my guy presented me with a light box beaming out a powerful 10,000 lux, which I've been using every morning. Sunshine bright!! I've positioned it over my lap top... Read more

This Will Be the Year That . . . .credit JGRIFF2712's blog

Friday, December 31, 2010      12 comments

I will turn 60!! And how is that possible?? Gotta be delusional: almost-sixty still feels so so young, yes it really does!! Although if you'd told me that 60 could feel young when I was 25, I'd never have believed it. But given that I really ... Read more

Christmas Eve at the Dog Park!

Friday, December 24, 2010      10 comments

My son and I took Charlie to the off-leash dog park this afternoon for a long romp this afternoon: he loved it! So did we. The place was teeming with other similarly-beloved dogs: pugs, a beagle, a South African Babul (?? big sweetie,... Read more

Above the pines the moon was slowly drifting . . .

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      9 comments

. . . . when I got out of bed at about 2:30 a.m. to check out the winter solstice lunar eclipse. The moon was a moody dark orange with a bright penumbra of light. Brilliant stars spread across the cloudless night sky, our birch tree a whi... Read more

Golden Shortbread: the Short Story

Sunday, December 19, 2010      9 comments

Those who check out my blogs regularly will know: I'm not very domesticated. But: amazingly, this far before the 25th, I have already decorated the tree, set up my Victorian village in billows of cotton wool on our living room mantel, and... Read more

Vegetable Stew

Saturday, December 11, 2010      8 comments

My usual Saturday morning soup-making venture -- checking to see what needs to be used from the vegetable crisper before I go grocery shopping -- resulted today in an amazing rainbow production too robust to be characterized as a mere soup. Thi... Read more

Slouching towards Bethlehem

Thursday, December 09, 2010      3 comments

Christmas is coming . There is lots and lots and LOTS of snow here -- and although the work is piled as high on my windowsills as that snow, still I see Christmas in the not-so-distant future, and a bit of a breather at the end of the month. ... Read more

Multivitamin and Weight Loss

Monday, November 29, 2010      12 comments

An article in today's Toronto Star says that taking a multivitamin helps with weight loss. Here's the link if you want to read the whole article:
98085--youdocs In a nutshe... Read more

Flu Two: Achoooo!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010      8 comments

OK, don't wanna be whiny here but: Thursday just as I was starting to feel human again a client came in and sneezed all over me for about two and a half hours. I did NOT shake hands: short of cowering under my desk, I did my best to avoid... Read more

The Week Flu By

Saturday, November 20, 2010      13 comments

Despite having faithfully bared my arm for a flu shot at the very first opportunity, last Saturday's long-awaited visit with my sister was accompanied by sniffles and sneezes for both of us. Which developed over the past week into aches, sore ... Read more

Depodging Progress:PGX

Saturday, November 06, 2010      8 comments

Clothes are feeling a little more easy through the waist band: I had on my size eight pure wool (no stretch) black and white check pants this week with comfort all day long. There are still a couple items in the wardrobe that I know won't work ... Read more

Feeling a Little Podgy

Friday, October 29, 2010      10 comments

Adopting WALKINGANNIE's approach to weight loss maintenance, I've been avoiding the scales and judging my maintenance by how my clothes fit . . . And, I decided a couple days ago that things were getting a little snug! Snug, despite w... Read more

Nutty About Nut Butters!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      16 comments

I loved Coach Nicole's recent blog on homemade nut butters; here's the link if you want to take a look for yourself:
_flavored_nut_butters Peanut butter is one of my all tim... Read more

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