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Full text of "The Obesity Paradox"
Tuesday, June 16, 2009      0 comments

In response to a couple of comments, I've cut and paste this article: June 05, 2009 — Despite being a key cause of heart disease, obesity appears to be protective in a range of cardiovascular problems, a new review concludes [1]. But that d... Read more
Thought this article about the "obesity paradox" was interesting
Monday, June 15, 2009      5 comments
icle/703966?src=cmemp It seems to be fairly written and less biased than some research articles on weight and disease. I'm blogging it in part so I'll know where to find it down the road.... Read more
Wii Play
Saturday, June 13, 2009      3 comments

...and MarioKart....strangely compelling, especially when playing with my OAO (One and Only) (aka niece). We're going swimming again today. We went a couple of days ago to a local pool. I had to crack up, because local people have painte... Read more
Northern Wisconsin slow-down
Saturday, June 06, 2009      3 comments

There's not a lot more to say. I've gone from laying out shirtless in the sun to snugging in the cabin with the wood stove pumping out heat and listening to rain on the tin roof. Tomorrow I head to my parents house for a couple of days.... Read more
It's not surprising...but it is sad
Thursday, May 28, 2009      3 comments
page/s/1million ... Read more
48, here I come!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      3 comments

Here is the bday celebration report. We had FUN! Rob (my best friend who is a boy) came over on Saturday and we made the Pineapple Raspberry Agua Fresca, the Meyer Lemon Salsa and the Cranberry Habanero Salsa, along with the dough for the Chile-... Read more
Oh, there will be a birthday party post...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      4 comments

...but this isn't it. I wanted to preserve this email from Spark, because it really spoke to me: To swear off mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. - Leo Burnett, advertising pioneer Are you ... Read more
My Big Fat Mexican Birthday Menu
Monday, May 11, 2009      9 comments

Here is the menu we've planned for my birthday celebration a week from today! Beverages (we're making all of these, except the beer) Horchata (Cinnamon-scented Almond Rice Milk) Pina Colada Aqua Fresca Pineapple Raspberry Agua Fresca ... Read more
Holding steady
Saturday, May 09, 2009      5 comments

Had a very active day today--shopping for the pinata for my birthday party next week and then for the inside bits, running other errands, working out, etc. Came home and ate a number of things in quick succession--I'd let myself get too hun... Read more
Stick a fork in it!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      6 comments

I'm done with the first three chapters of my thesis! I turned them in last night, and it is an odd feeling to have this time on my hands! Good thing I am heading to my first ever CA Marriage and Family Therapist conference today through Sunday... Read more
Plateau cold war
Friday, April 24, 2009      4 comments

So I would love to be entitling this Plateau Peace (if solely for the alliterative value), but no such luck. I am EXACTLY where I was 12 days ago. Which is good, in some ways. I am not gaining. BUT, I am not losing. Oh well,... Read more
"The Five Remembrances"
Thursday, April 16, 2009      5 comments

Another thought-provoking clipping from Yoga Journal: "The Five Remembrances" from Thich Naht Hanh in The Plum Village Chanting Book (1991) 1. I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. 2. I am of t... Read more
She's discouraged? Oh, come on....
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      11 comments

Now, I understand that this response comes on the heels on my weigh-in after a month-long vacation from the scale. But... I read a post a few days back entitled "Discouraged." I clicked on the message because I thought I could commiserate,... Read more
Concerned for a Spark friend
Sunday, April 05, 2009      8 comments

I woke up yesterday morning to a private message from a person who is on a private team with me. She's been AWOL for a couple of months. Myself and other team members have left periodic messages and I left a message on her page recently. ... Read more
Two words I don't associate with myself
Thursday, April 02, 2009      7 comments

So, the other day in the pool a really buff guy, like a gym rat type, asked me how long I tend to run in the water. When I told him anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the time available, he said that it was "impressive." Thi... Read more

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