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Alcohol Cuts Risk of Arthritis: Study
Thursday, July 29, 2010      5 comments

by Iona Craig Bloomberg News LONDON (Jul 29, 2010) Regular alcohol consumption provided protection against rheumatoid arthritis and its painful effects, British researchers found in the first study to show the link in humans. Nond... Read more
Good stretching DVD for people w/mobility issues
Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

David Carradine's Shaolin Cardio Kick Boxing - I got this one out of the library and the "cardio" is a misnomer. I only burned 145 calories in 40 minutes. I was really looking forward to another kickboxing DVD because I really enjoy kickboxing.... Read more
An Ode to My Mum
Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

My mother was born in 1929 in Windsor, Ontario where she lived until she was 9 years old. On the day that she was born, her identical twin sister, Barbara was also born. And, interestingly enough, they were symmetrical. They were each born bl... Read more
Calorie Range According to SparkPeople
Sunday, May 02, 2010      5 comments

I know that I have struggled to understand why SparkPeople has given me the range that they did especially since I find it so hard to lose weight with that range. But, that said, I do more or less try to stick with it and in the last 2-1/2 year... Read more
Pyjama Party!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      6 comments

So, my sister is having a pyjama party on Saturday night for a few of her friends and me. Here's what the invitation says: "What you need to know: No boys allowed!!!! Anyone who arrives without pjs will either be sent home or forced... Read more
For all my fish-loving friends...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      2 comments

I read this article in my Eating Well magazine and I thought it was enlightening so I wanted to share it with all of you: www.eatingwell.com/food_
le_seafood_choices_at_... Read more
Quick Poll
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      7 comments

Did you wear green today?... Read more
One word answers only, please
Friday, March 12, 2010      5 comments

Where is your cell phone? Purse Spouse? Bathroom Your hair? Blonde Your mother? Dead Your father? Karate Your favourite thing? Reading Your dream last night? Weird Favourite drink? Water Wh... Read more
I really do love food!
Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

So, I took my dad out to dinner last night for the Taste of Burlington, which is where a bunch of restaurants decide to set a fixed menu for a fixed price. We ended up going to Ivanka's Downtown Bistro & Grill and my husband ended up coming... Read more
In Retrospect Maybe My Life Isn't So Bad After All...
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      5 comments

I was feeling pretty bummed this morning in light of this new diagnosis (thanks for all the support) but when I got to work, I heard the most awful news! One of the guys that I work with had a serious accident with his snow blower. He was ... Read more
Good News & Bad
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      6 comments

I went to see my rheumatologist yesterday and I told him that I didn’t think the Rituxan was working because I’ve been having a lot of joint pain for the last two months (ankles, knees, elbows and shoulders predominantly). But, he said that... Read more
"Why can't I lose weight?" - Reason #1
Thursday, January 21, 2010      4 comments

From Best Health magazine: "The weekend effect - To combat overindulging on Saturday and Sunday, pay attention to portion size, weigh yourself daily or at least Friday and Monday and watch your alcohol intake, which provides empty calori... Read more
2010 - A Year of Promise
Friday, January 01, 2010      2 comments

Well, I just figured out how many days I exercised in 2009 and it's 253, which my husband says is good but I'm not satisfied with it so I want to exercise a minimum of 300 days in 2010. Of course, I'm not off to a good start because my back is ... Read more
Stressed Out? Try These Powerhouse Foods to Get Back on an Even Keel
Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

This article was published on ASAP (American Society of Administrative Professionals) website and I thought it was worth sharing: These days, everyone is under an increasing amount of stress. People who have jobs may be worried about los... Read more
My Rheumy is a Funny Man...
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      3 comments

...but very honest with me (I think). So, last time I went to my rheumy in September, I think, I told him I was really tired all the time and he said that was because my hemoglobin was low, which could be caused by the disease (rheumatoid a... Read more

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