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Mindful eating?
Sunday, April 17, 2016      1 comments

I've subscribed to posts from mindful.org on facebook. This morning I decided to see what they had to say about food, overeating, etc. Lots! Here's an example: www.mindful.org/how-to-s
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All-purpose list of 50 motivators
Sunday, February 07, 2016      2 comments

This article was part of a career-related newsletter that I receive ... but I find the list could apply to almost any part of life, including weight loss and fitness. "50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything" www.... Read more
Inspiring story
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      1 comments

I saw this on facebook today - really inspiring story related to Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's book "The Diet Fix". The author of the article uses myfitnesspal, but the same could be accomplished with SparkPeople! https://community.myf... Read more
Inspiring table mate
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      1 comments

I sat across the table at a dinner last night and heard an inspiring story. This woman (let's call her Nancy) is probably five-nuthin', tiny, cute, and fit. Some of our table mates had known Nancy for many years, and one commented on how... Read more
SunnySide Walk & Roll, June 13/09
Saturday, June 13, 2009      3 comments

The sky looked a little threatening, but the bright orange T-shirts must have scared the rain away! Here's the very colourful T-shirt for this year's event: ... Read more
Vacation "on The Bruce" - Part 2: Orchids
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      0 comments

The Bruce Peninsula is famous for wild orchids. We found three early ones. Here are the Yellow Lady Slipper, Coralroot, and Ram's Head orchids. ... Read more
Vacation "on The Bruce" - part 1
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      2 comments

Ontario's Lake Huron shore is a great place for sunsets. I did some experimenting with the "sunset" feature on my camera. These were sunsets as seen from the deck of our cabin, or within 100 m of our cabin. ... Read more
Waterloo Region Walks: Steckle Woods
Sunday, May 10, 2009      3 comments

Steckle Woods is a small area of mature woodlot at the corner of Bleams Rd. and Homer Watson in Kitchener. There is a parking lot accessible from Bleams Rd, or you can park at the Tim Horton's down the road. The trails are well-groome... Read more
Meal Planning Tips - Part 2
Thursday, April 30, 2009      1 comments

Thanks to the inspiration of a fellow sparker, I did indeed make a meal plan this week. Well, I should say, a dinner plan, since my breakfasts and lunch tend to be very standard. A great tip I got from SparkPeople - I think it was in som... Read more
Meal Planning Tips
Sunday, April 26, 2009      2 comments

I've been doing some research on meal planning, with the intention of getting back into the habit of planning an entire week's meals. Over the last couple years, I've made the mistake of not planning, resulting in lots of pizza delivery, takeou... Read more
Sunnyside Walk and Roll, June 13/09
Sunday, April 19, 2009      1 comments

For Region of Waterloo SparkFriends - are you interested in supporting a good cause for the Region, training for a walk, and maybe even having a Spark Rally? Place: Sunnyside Home, 247 Franklin N., Kitchener Date: Saturday June 13 T... Read more
Farmers' Market
Saturday, March 21, 2009      4 comments

I walked to the Farmers' Market and back today - something I haven't done in far too long. Triple benefit for me: - A walk - Healthy local food (well, some of it is local, this time of year!) - Weight-bearing exercise on the way home... Read more
Healthy and not-so-healthy Greek Food Choices
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      1 comments

We ate lunch at Mediterraneo in Waterloo (Ontario) - delicious! But then I had to figure out how to add my choices to the SparkPeople nutrition tracker. Research led me to this rather good article from Canadian Living: "Eating out th... Read more