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  • Stress Recedes

    6/14/2016 8:56:50 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    Oh yeah. And you can bet: that feels so good. Nobody wants a receding hairline. Or receding gums! But receding stress is terrific. ... Read more

  • Day 6

    6/14/2016 10:34:36 AM, by CANDOIT54

    Was a good day. Allergies are kicking my butt but was outside checking out my garden. Calories: 1392 Sodium: 1935 Fiber: 14 Fat: 25 ... Read more

  • Day 4 and 5

    6/13/2016 9:53:46 AM, by CANDOIT54

    Long day at work on Saturday and then I listened to country gold on radio and started thinking about my parents and was crying. Told BF on Sunday... Read more


    6/13/2016 7:24:00 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Some of us are gay. But none of us can be feeling gay (jubilant) today. In June: Pride Month. Let there be an end to this hatred. ... Read more

  • Fresh

    6/12/2016 7:07:40 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    The world this morning feels fresh and new and flower-scented. It's a marvellous not-too- hot temperature, and sunny, with the sound of wind in ... Read more

  • Ninja goal- day 3

    6/11/2016 9:01:56 AM, by CANDOIT54

    Went over on my sodium, but fiber and protein still low, calories good. Calories- 1555 Sodium- 3434 Fat- 50 Carbs- 246 Protein-... Read more

  • Heavy Duty

    6/11/2016 7:49:34 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Late home last night: early start this morning back to the conference. And yup, I'm tired. And still absorbing; intellectually and emotion... Read more

  • Ninja goal-day 2

    6/10/2016 9:36:00 AM, by CANDOIT54

    Calorie count was low- 1178 Protein low- 30 Fiber low- 20 Met goal for sodium- 1879 Fat met- 38 Carbs good- 189 Walked 5,292 steps... Read more

  • Interesting Day(s) Ahead

    6/10/2016 7:08:20 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Today and tomorrow, I've got a conference lined up that promises to be pretty fascinating: that whole "high conflict personality" stuff that teac... Read more

  • My Hobby: Shout Out to BESSHAILE!

    6/9/2016 7:38:47 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Tripped over a comment by BESSHAILE in which she says that making weight loss her "hobby" was a route to success for her. A hobby is an acti... Read more

  • Ninja Week 2- goal- Day 1

    6/8/2016 11:29:41 PM, by CANDOIT54

    My goal for the week is to stay in my nutrients range without going over and my calorie range. Also try to blog how I did every day. So here is d... Read more

  • Heartening!

    6/8/2016 7:57:49 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Cardiologist (who is 10 years younger than me) says he wishes he'd be able to do as well on a stress test . . . final definitive test and I'm A-O... Read more

  • Daily Struggles

    6/7/2016 9:20:44 AM, by EMTCHICK109

    I know that we each have things that we struggle with on a daily basis. For me, it depends on the day. Today, I'm struggling because I'm ... Read more

  • Premature Full Moon???

    6/7/2016 7:11:25 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    It's not full moon until June 20, according to my check of a "moon phases" calendar. But my goodness: yesterday was quite challenging at wor... Read more

  • Weekend Survival...Fail

    6/6/2016 2:20:32 PM, by EMTCHICK109

    So much for the best laid out plans. I thought that I had planned well for the weekend. I knew what I need to do. I had all the right tools in... Read more

  • New Week

    6/6/2016 8:14:23 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    It's dark and rainy out there: and I wish I'd managed to get my nasturtium seeds planted over the weekend. Maybe tonight after work. A co... Read more

  • Is 100 the New 60?

    6/5/2016 11:19:33 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    cal-technology-is-go... Read more

  • Feeling Better, Feeling Content

    6/4/2016 9:08:01 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    I'm not 100% yet but feeling so much better. And feeling better makes me realize how very much good health contributes to contentment. ... Read more

  • Hoping to survive the weekend...

    6/3/2016 8:09:21 AM, by EMTCHICK109

    I was just sitting here thinking, "I probably should have waited until Sunday to start." This weekend is going to be a crazy weekend. Sat... Read more

  • The Instant Gratification Genie

    6/3/2016 7:37:39 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Thanks for all the sickie sympathy yesterday! I soaked up some sun sitting on my high deck surrounded by blossoms and snoozed and had some soup ... Read more

  • Here I go...again!

    6/2/2016 12:41:43 PM, by EMTCHICK109

    I'm back after a year away from sparkpeople. Within that year, many things have happened in my life. The first thing is that I've maintain... Read more

  • Sick sick sick

    6/2/2016 8:05:30 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    I've been fighting it for about five days but it's getting worse: sore sore throat, achy, plugged up ears, now extending down into my chest: summ... Read more

  • The Science of Spit

    6/1/2016 7:53:54 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    ces/article30221556/... Read more

  • Post Verandaaaahhhh Routine

    5/31/2016 7:20:31 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    At this time of the year, I love to take a little stroll around the garden and pick something fresh for the kitchen table. This morning: br... Read more

  • Extreme Gardening

    5/30/2016 7:06:57 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Spent at least four hours sweating it out in the garden yesterday: my central life metaphor for sure. Weeding. Pruning. Planting... Read more

  • Failure: not a popular concept . . .

    5/29/2016 10:10:28 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Loved reading the responses to yesterday's blog, thank you all!! And I totally get that wallowing in failure is not helpful. (Hope that's n... Read more

  • Failure Board

    5/28/2016 9:40:57 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    My very wise and infinitely resilient DD (who's dealing with a tough patch) tells me that what's needed online is not the braggy stuff from Faceb... Read more

  • OK then . . . Peak Stress??

    5/27/2016 8:13:18 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Could be. And I'm prepared for it: one of those fabulous egg white omelettes on my bright red plate with coffee in my bright red mug on the ... Read more

  • Microwave Egg White Omelette: My Go-To, in Pictures!!

    5/26/2016 7:38:06 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    My microwave omelette maker is one of the most usef... Read more

  • Trouble in Paradise . . .

    5/25/2016 9:41:42 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    . . . a year from now, I won't be troubled about this current crisis. If I think about what was worrying me most a year ago, the sleepless n... Read more

  • Daily Quotes: 1CRAZYDOG shout out!

    5/24/2016 7:54:03 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    "Our life is but a stream that flows by so quickly. Make each moment count". That was the thought posted on my Spark Page today by 1CRAZYD... Read more

  • Long Weekend

    5/23/2016 8:32:13 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    May 2-4 (and no, I'm not a beer drinker) is the traditional launch of summer (and no, it's not June 21st) in Canada. Queen Victoria's birt... Read more

  • 10 REALLY Final Diet Fix Takeaways

    5/22/2016 8:16:05 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    1. If I can't happily eat any less, I'm not going to eat any less. 2. If I can't happily exercise any more, I'm not going to exercise any mor... Read more

  • Diet Fix: Last Blog

    5/21/2016 11:52:12 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    There is so much useful and sane info in Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's book, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". I could (but ... Read more

  • Diet Fix 10-Day Reset

    5/19/2016 6:26:28 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Like Beck, Yoni Freedhoff thinks any diet can work if we work it. He's about "fixing" or "resetting" your diet. And his program for doing tha... Read more

  • Diet Fix Myths

    5/18/2016 8:41:40 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Next, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff offers a "baker's dozen" (you should pardon the expression!!) of modern-day dieting myths. And yup: I was pretty su... Read more

  • Diet Fix Traumas

    5/17/2016 6:50:35 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Yesterday Dr. Yoni Freedhof gave us seven diet "sins". And today he matches those up with seven deadly traumas. In other words, if we commit t... Read more

  • Diet Fix

    5/16/2016 7:21:36 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Picked up at the library yesterday: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". Dr. Freedhoff is a Canad... Read more

  • Cool temps, chill time.

    5/15/2016 9:18:04 AM, by WATERMELLEN

    Apple blossom in bud. Grape hyacinth. And forget-me-not! Just a few sprigs of each in a small vase on my kitchen table: no need to buy flowers ... Read more

  • Beck Check Week 2: Bonus Blog

    5/14/2016 7:36:05 PM, by WATERMELLEN

    Do these activities daily: * Eat a healthful diet with limited calories - pretty good: every day except today! * Think about what you're ... Read more

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