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Pre-Christmas Fuel: Greek Artichoke Soup

Sunday, December 21, 2014      3 comments

Hmmmm, gonna like this one! Broth, chicken, celery, carrots, Greek seasoning (thyme, oregano etc.), crushed Marzano tomatoes (bottled, very thick), a little brown rice and mixed canned beans, drained, all simmered. Two cans of drained wat... Read more

Secondary Gains: FEEDTHEHUNGER Provokes Thought!

Saturday, December 20, 2014      17 comments

I've been thinking a lot about this concept recently. "Secondary gain" is, of course, a medical term: "Interpersonal or social advantages gained indirectly from organic illness, such as an increase in attention from others." It seems... Read more

Tweaking Nutrition

Friday, December 19, 2014      27 comments

Thanks as always for the excellent and helpful "feedback" (you should pardon the expression: but at least it's calorie-free) on yesterday's blog. I know it's bleak to contemplate perpetual hunger: but for me that's gotta be put in context. ... Read more

No Glamour, No Drama

Thursday, December 18, 2014      27 comments

Weight steady. Resisted the peanut butter cookies. And the chocolates at work (new gifts arriving daily!!) Sticking with the program. No choice. Oh well. All of that. Lots of work pressure and tension and scrambling to ... Read more

A Moose in a Maple Tree

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      26 comments

How Canadian! And a nice antidote to Crassmass, don't you think?? Not sure which are my favourites but -- those huskies are particularly appealing!! www.youtube.com/embed/Gw
8P8L1LfDM?rel=0 And oh yeah, the... Read more

Peanut Butter Cookie

Monday, December 15, 2014      22 comments

Gaaaaaaah. Office is full of "treats" brought in by appreciative clients and service providers such as our terrific IT guy. And I am grateful. For the kind thoughts. But for the calories? Not so much. Ate a peanut butter coo... Read more

Moroccan Pumpkin Soup

Sunday, December 14, 2014      23 comments

No recipe, just one of those "what I have on hand" soups. And today it was celery, garlic, onion, carrot, broth, fresh ginger, chicken breasts, a large can of pumpkin, brown rice, canned tomatoes (diced and Marzano style), some raisins and ... Read more

Crassmass

Saturday, December 13, 2014      22 comments

Can't help but feel that a whole lotta the marketing I'm seeing is . . . pretty crass. Yeah. Basically a mass of crass. Getting thoroughly tired of the Crassmass music playing everywhere -- the 14 pounds of Crassmas flyers with my ne... Read more

Consumer Surplus

Friday, December 12, 2014      18 comments

DH has a degree in economics -- and of course law school has a strong orientation towards economic analysis too. But have to say, objecting to calorie counts on menus because consumers will be discouraged from ordering French fries and we n... Read more

Get Older, Get Fatter?

Thursday, December 11, 2014      25 comments

So is it inevitable, that we hafta get fatter as we get older? Sometimes it seems that way. But, maybe not. I was quite interested in this morning's Globe and Mail article on five special techniques that those of us over fifty (well o... Read more

Laughing

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      21 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2014/12/09/a_
belly_laugh_will_do_you_a_
world_of_good.html Laughing on purpose, even when (especially when?) it's "not funny". I liked this article prescribing laughter... Read more

Holiday Baking

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/sacrifice-calories-no
t-flavour-with-these-ingre
dient-substitutions/article21992740/ I'm not much of a baker, but DD produces a pretty steady stream of v... Read more

Fridge or Closet?

Monday, December 08, 2014      22 comments

I can stand in front of my fridge and ask myself what I'd like to eat. OR I can stand in front of my closet and ask myself what I'd like to wear BUT generally speaking, if I eat whatever I want, I can't wear whatever I want. ... Read more

Resistance Muscle

Sunday, December 07, 2014      22 comments

Thank you all for your kind and celebratory comments on yesterday's blog: so much appreciated. What a wonderful group of people here!! In my post-Beck round two phase, I've been thinking quite a lot about strengthening the resistance muscl... Read more

Waiting to Exhale Again

Saturday, December 06, 2014      31 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4101565 Suffice it to say, back in March 2011 when I was doing the Beck Diet Solution round one, I had a breast cancer recurrence scare. And: thi... Read more


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