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Commit to a Diet Plan: Beck Day 2

Sunday, January 30, 2011      6 comments

Day Two: I've picked two reasonable diets. The primary diet plan will be to continue nutrition tracking on Spark, which I've been doing for some 20 months or so now: calories, carbs, proteins, fats and a whack of other nutrients including calciu... Read more

Reviewing the Advantages of Dieting: Beck Day One

Saturday, January 29, 2011      14 comments

We don't use the word "diet" much at SP -- right? Because we're making life style changes and not temporarily depriving ourselves. But I'm adopting the language of Judith S. Beck in her book, "The Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to th... Read more

Winter Happiness

Saturday, January 22, 2011      14 comments

It's the hyacinths, pale pink, fully in bloom: spritely posture; star-shaped blossoms; scent above all. It's the glorious cross country ski: feels like flying (briefly, when the coordination works in synch). It's the gently falling sno... Read more

Cross Country Skiing: Loving Winter!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011      14 comments

My light box seems to be changing my attitude towards winter! And -- perhaps as a result of that -- we've dug our very very old cross country skis out of the garage and put them back in action!! DH and I skied when we were dating. A... Read more

Fighting Obesity: Globe Series

Saturday, January 15, 2011      7 comments

The Toronto Globe and Mail is publishing a week long series on fighting obesity: today's article is headlined "This Government Makes Me Look Fat". Here's \the link. http://www.theglobeandmail.c
om/news/national/fighting-
obesity-the-... Read more

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: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
ypage_public_journal_indiv
idual.asp?blog_id=3851561 Thanks, DCGUY72!... Read more

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: http://www.healthzone.ca/hea
lth/newsfeatures/article/8
98085--youdocs In a nutshe... Read more


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