I've found myself thinking over and over again about my gym workout Saturday on the elliptical cross trainer.
I decided to really "pour it on". And the result? Yup, I burned five calories more over 30 minutes than my usual calorie burn. ... Read more
Sunday we managed to get our outdoor Christmas lights up-- strung across the verandaaaaah and around the garage too which requires standing pretty close to the top of a wobbly ladder : a ladder we bought for $5 at a garage sale shortly before w... Read more
Sparkie friend's description of HER red lentil soup -- with Thai red curry paste, fresh ginger, garlic, coconut milk -- inspired me yesterday.
I've got a big pot in the fridge: added some chopped chicken breast to my own version, and cooke... Read more
Those gingerbread men left the building early yesterday: I found them a new home with a client who has an 8 year old son.
My office colleagues all agreed: get 'em outta here!!
So they've gone to a better place . . . better... Read more
I can resist anything but temptation: and so I avoid temptation as carefully as possible.
That's not Charlie's situation, poor ol' dog. White muzzled, arthritic, well past 12 years old -- 84 I suppose in people years.
Charlie sometim... Read more
Love my eyeglasses: I do. Two pairs currently: both the very light Silhouette type -- one pair frameless with delicate mauve metal legs, the other framed in a bright blue.
But: I do get best vision with my multifocal contact lenses. And... Read more
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Although in the aggregate kinda "eggy", I liked some of these suggested he... Read more
www.cbc.ca/news/technolo gy/yo-yo-dieting-research- 1.3868131
New research indicates that weight regain after yo-yo dieting (too often in excess of the poundage originally lost) may be related to changes in the gut mi... Read more
Another great Canadian icon -- and we thoroughly enjoyed his concert this evening at Massey Hall in Toronto.
He was in great voice, seems to have completely recovered from the illness and weakness we'd noted in recent years -- and he gene... Read more
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Happy Thanksgiving to American Sparkies.
And: here's Susan Peirc... Read more
Yesterday's workshop on emotional intelligence was useful and gave me a lot to consider.
Some key insights:
1. We tend to think of regular "smarts" intelligence as something that people have, innately, to various degrees (which may or... Read more
Saturday night I was eating dinner with DH, oven roast potato and carrots, broccoli and baked chicken -- and realized about a third of the way through my serving that I was full. I'd had enough.
And: stopped eating. STOPPED!!!!! Put t... Read more
www.standard.net/Nationa l/2016/11/15/Strategies-fo r-getting-through-the-holi days-without-weight-gain
Thought this was "one of the best" I've seen on this timely topic for American Sparkies, gearing up for Thanks... Read more
Darkish still at almost 8 am -- and I've got my light box on over my computer for the first time this fall.
The maple tree outside my third floor window is traced in snow. Not remotely enough for XC skiing yet but: it's coming.
I c... Read more