www.theglobeandmail.com/ canada/article-dna-on-drug s-how-genetic-tests-could- make-prescriptions-more-precise/
A number of Sparkies have purchased mail-in genetic testing kits -- primarily concerned with ancestry ... Read more
www.thestar.com/life/hea lth_wellness/opinion/2018/ 03/18/doctors-are-starting -to-give-patients-social-p erscriptions.html
Supposing your doctor gave you a prescription for exercise? Stipulating when, where, ho... Read more
Yesterday DH had to buy a particular fluid for his shaver which is only available locally at an outlet mall.
It was cold but sunny, a lovely day to be outside. (Too little snow for XC skiing . . . ) We parked on the edge of ... Read more
As always, I enjoyed the comments on yesterday's "gated" blog a lot. I absolutely agree there's a difference between "gated" and "bubbled" (oblivious to privilege) and that we need a balance of moderation between self-care and self-immola... Read more
Gated communities still aren't very common in Canada. But many Canadian friends have winter residences in gated communities south of the border. One such friend, who is to put it mildly something of an "acquired taste", has been subjected to m... Read more
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=6472758
I'm intrigued by ALICIA363's blog this morning, derived from journal musings as she exercised.
How much energy do I have? Do I need to ... Read more
I did not have enough time for a "recess" walk today.
As I contemplated whether I'd go anyway, I was thinking primarily about how cold it was outside and how rushed I was and that it did not matter really whether I went or not. I would n... Read more
My "life sentence" blog yesterday was really a follow up riff on the prior "any diet will work" blog. "Diet" meaning "the way I choose to eat". CHOOOOOOOOOOOSE really being the operative verb in that "life sentence".
Yeah, truly I am go... Read more
Following up on yesterday's blog: I'm just reminding myself that dieting is a life sentence.
I am dieting for life.
For MY life: which is hugely enriched by MAINtaining my weight loss.
(Richer, sweeter than ANYthing that I can e... Read more
I know: for many of us "diet" is a four letter word.
But all it really means is the way we choose to eat.
I wish I could provide a link to an article from this morning's Globe and Mail to Alex Hutchinson's article this morning on the ... Read more
I always enjoy HOLYM48's presence here on Spark People -- she's one of the sunny, upbeat, positive personalities: a real gift.
And I like her "status post" picture today: ... Read more
www.theglobeandmail.com/ opinion/article-advice-for -young-women-be-large/
Loved this article today in my Globe and Mail, derived from a new book by one of my fave columnists Elizabeth Renzetti. She's imagining an in... Read more
Tough day yesterday: but I toughed it out (and did NOT overeat).
Tough day coming up and I'm ready. Lunch will be hit or miss but I've had a high protein breakfast: egg white omelette with lots of veggies and low fat goat cheese. Will pu... Read more
The north wind shall blow
And we shall have snow
And what will the robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn
And keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing, poor thing
And hide his head under his wing.
Cold again... Read more
. . . . or maybe not, given it's likely the squirrels also require an infusion of vitamins from fresh fruit at this time of the year??
Anyhow, the fruit feeder (and that nifty design was not my invention, I borrowed if after googling for id... Read more