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No Laptop, Less Tracking = Upward Blip!!

Sunday, August 02, 2015      13 comments

Gahhhhh!! I've not been tracking my nutrition with the dedication required to maintain within a tight range: iPhone tracking is just too cumbersome/slow/annoying. Thought I was still "in compliance" with my daily calorie range anyhow. ... Read more

Temporary Laptop!! Yay Yay Yay!!!

Saturday, August 01, 2015      18 comments

I've really been hampered here at Spark since our break-in with no laptop at home: and really no time at work to check in. Using my iPhone and the mobile app is really really slow. But: DH has brought home a "work" laptop (used mostly for ... Read more

Amy Cuddy Writes Back: Power Posing and Obesity!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      20 comments

Way back March 27 when I was finishing up a series of blogs about mental health and obesity, I referenced Amy Cuddy's terrific TED talk about power posing and about the effect on the mind that adopting a powerful pose. www.sparkpe... Read more

UK groceries

Monday, July 20, 2015      16 comments

Years ago my mum got her British magazines (Women, Woman Home if I recall the names correctly) which had quite a number of grocery item "adverts" that weren't routinely available in small town Ontario. Ribena, a black currant cordial with lots ... Read more

Weekend upcoming!

Friday, July 17, 2015      25 comments

And I'm very much looking forward to it . . . Will tackle the laundry. Will sit on the verandah with Charlie and drink coffee and read the newspaper. Will make another pot of soup! Will get to the gym for a good workout, ... Read more


Thursday, July 16, 2015      22 comments

Thanks so all for your kind and supportive "break in" comments: so many of you have had the same experience. I appreciate the great suggestions. And up, we keep on noticing more stuff missing: the ruby cufflinks I gave my husband for o... Read more

Break In . . .

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      38 comments

Got home last night just as a break in was in process at my house. Thankfully nobody was at home but Charlie, and Charlie was not hurt. I saw two of the persons and spoke to them (without fully realizing what was going on) while sadly a t... Read more

Low Key Continues . . .

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      26 comments

Yesterday I used my weekend-rejuvenated energy surge to get through some urgent stuff. But today I can sit back a bit, do a little research and some interesting continuing education on line. Basically take it fairly easy. And: I have a sl... Read more

Benefits of Doing Nothing!!

Monday, July 13, 2015      23 comments

Had a VERY low key weekend: just the usual chores, but no work at all. And spent a good chunk of Sunday in a beach chair at the lake just reading the August O mag and listening to parents and kids and ducks and all that good stuff. Same beach ... Read more


Sunday, July 12, 2015      28 comments

Our jungly side "flower" bed has been colonized by blackberry bushes, and with all the rain we've had there's a bumper crop. So delicious picked in the warm sunshine: much sweeter than the ones I can buy at the grocery store. And: I le... Read more

Mani Pedi

Saturday, July 11, 2015      21 comments

My DS arranged for me to have a luxury mani pedi at a local spa in a beautiful heritage building for my birthday: back in early April!! And: I've been so ridiculously busy with my "big project" (plus a lot of gardening) that I postponed boo... Read more

How Many Calories in a Bowl of New England Clam Chowder from Panera?

Friday, July 10, 2015      25 comments

Grrrr. Trivia question today. And there are 720 calories. And I guessed correctly. But: I don't go to Panera. Panera is an American food chain, I'm guessing. And I don't eat at restaurants very often. And when I do go to ... Read more

Other Peoples' Blogs

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      26 comments

My main activities here at Spark are tracking nutrition and reading other people's blogs. I do track fitness minutes too, but not so reliably. I do occasionally (very occasionally) check in with Spark teams. Of which At Goal and Main... Read more

Diet Pop

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      28 comments

Diet pop? What American Sparkies seem to call "soda"? OK, I knew it wasn't good for me. And I don't drink much of it: probably not even one Diet Coke a week . . . But I like it. And I do use Splenda in my flavoured Keurig coffee .... Read more

If You're Happy and You Know It . . .

Monday, July 06, 2015      21 comments

Remember the old song? I'm clapping my hands, stamping my feet. There are moments of grace in live. They are temporary. But: we gotta notice them. We do. They are what sustain us through the other moments.... Read more

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