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Bonus Blog: I'm Comfortable Shouting Out to 1CRAZYDOG!
Sunday, August 28, 2016      3 comments

I so much appreciate 1CRAZYDOG's daily postings: she finds the most apposite quotes!! And here's today's: "Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort. John Dowd Jr." So true. Comfort is highly over-rated. "I'm just ... Read more
Tweaking Protein: Any Suggestions??
Sunday, August 28, 2016      15 comments

OK then: in my constant experiment of one I'm thinking it's time to up my protein more conscientiously: for satiety reasons. STRONGDAWG's health advisers have recommended 1300 calories/130 grams protein/90 grams carbs/40 grams fat daily. (... Read more
Married the Wrong Person?
Saturday, August 27, 2016      20 comments

Well, then: you're not alone. At least not according to Swiss-born UK-based philosopher Alain de Botton (who is currently married to one Charlotte: and her response to this theory is not recorded!) It's an idea I tripped across in a book r... Read more
An Excellent Imitation
Friday, August 26, 2016      21 comments

I'm enjoying ONEKIDSMOM's struggles with the (pretty often, given how long she's been maintaining) superfluous Spark Coach exhortations which are now part of her upgrade package. She gets that she has a sugar problem for example. Yup. Me too.... Read more
Lynx?
Thursday, August 25, 2016      24 comments

www.nrri.umn.edu/lynx/au
dio/ On two occasions during the 30 years we've lived in our house I've seen a Canadian lynx in our back yard -- they are marvellous animals, like a very large cat on long legs and with a charac... Read more
Just Gathering Information!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      22 comments

Yes, I WAS capable of being pleasant yesterday: and when I got back to work, one of my first phone calls was from the garage lady thanking me for the flowers. She and I have discussed when it's necessary to fire clients (about 1% cause us 100% ... Read more
Capable of Being Pleasant Yet?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      24 comments

When our kids were little and misbehaved, I'd often tell them to go sit on the stairs until they were "capable of being pleasant". The back stairs in our old house are very narrow and cosy. The kids often sat on them to have their mid-afte... Read more
Choosing Thinner Friends?
Sunday, August 21, 2016      30 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/thinne
r-friends-help-lose-weight
-151020168.html How do we choose our friends? Well, probably not consciously based upon their weight. That sounds pretty discriminatory and judgmental, actually. ... Read more
Insane Frugality
Friday, August 19, 2016      30 comments

Oh my: my frugality can (and does) get ridiculous. Took me way too long to agree to buy a new bed. Because I didn't want to pay for it -- (and yup, that old bed turned out to be 40 years old!!!). And now we have a big eavestrough bill... Read more
Food Ads and Brain Science
Thursday, August 18, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/food-advertisements-h
ave-impact-on-childrens-ea
ting-habits-study/article31446284/ I'm always interested in articles on brain science -- and this one, de... Read more
Sleep
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      26 comments

I've experienced insomnia for a long time: and when I can't sleep, I have comforted myself with Jessa Gamble's research on polyphasic sleeping which tells me this is normal. (There's a TED talk and lots of other info out there if you're curious... Read more
From Coping to Thriving: Shout Out to DESIREE671
Monday, August 15, 2016      26 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6218145 Desiree671 has written a great book review of Hannah Braine's "From Coping to Thriving" which is about "caregiving" and surviving the burdens ... Read more
Comparisons? Competition? Shout out to VALERIEMAHA!!
Sunday, August 14, 2016      17 comments

VALERIEMAHA is a great favourite of so many of us here: me most definitely included. And she left a note recently on my Spark Page saying she had almost not posted her recent "accountability" blogs because she was comparing herself to me. ... Read more
24/7
Saturday, August 13, 2016      22 comments

What do I wear 24/7? Two things. My hair. And my body. Anything else I "add" -- clothes, makeup, shoes, hats etc. -- is superimposed upon the "base": the hair and the body. I'm really frugal. But not when it comes to h... Read more
Blush
Friday, August 12, 2016      20 comments

Another daily treat is, of course, deciding what to wear . . . from a closet where everything fits!! I hate to admit it *blush* at my advanced age and wrinklitude: but vanity is a huge component of day to day motivation in the MAINtenance batt... Read more

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