Category Archives: nutrition

Holiday Health

My feet are starting to get wet.  Soon the water will creep up to my ankles, then mid calf and onwards and upwards.   It is the beginning of December and I’m starting to get that ‘drowning’ feeling.  It actually started on Black Friday … Continue reading

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The ‘Little Things’

Today was  the day for my monthly visit (whoa! that’s sounds like a preamble to icky grade 5 health class…) to our downtown clinic. The night before my ‘Downtown Day’ I have to rifle through my closet to find  something from this decade that is … Continue reading

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“Do I Look Fat??”…and other stupid questions

SO…Christmas has come and gone once again…thank goodness!  Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays…I love the decorations, the music, the happiness that people exude, the kindness displayed and the extra time spent with family and friends.  I love the promise of a New … Continue reading

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You Can Never Get Enough of a Good Thing…or Can You??

Have you ever wondered who comes up with the catchy phrases we throw around and why some stick and others don’t?   “Laughter is the best medicine“…”Rome wasn’t built in a day“….”A happy wife is a happy life” ( I … Continue reading

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Words of Advice…whether you want them or not :)

Advice….seems like everyone is dying to give it these days but we don’t always like to get it am I right?  Aside from all those horrible reality shows that are out there (my fav: “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”…oh really…that’s some … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts, Bucket Lists and John Lennon

I’ve been banished up to the office by my kids.  I can’t believe it.  Here I have spent the last 6 weeks….no make that probably 8, shopping, planning, cooking, baking, organizing and orchestrating what I think was a stellar holiday…only … Continue reading

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Lapband Letdown?

Do you remember the ad from several years ago, I think it was for some kind of luncheon meat, where various members of a family would eagerly stick their hand into their lunch bag, pull out a less-than-satisfactory sandwich and … Continue reading

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Band-Aid…Is it my Band or is it Something Else?

So…you’re out on your bike enjoying a lovely ride.  The sun is shining and you are (of course covered in SPF 30 or above…thats the nurse/mother in me talking) sailing along, enjoying the scenery, feeling GREAT and looking damn good … Continue reading

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Is my Band Too Loose, Too Tight or Just Right?? (or “Yellow Zone, Red Zone, Green Zone”)

To someone not that familiar with the band this may sound like a stupid question.   It may seem sort  of like asking if your belt is too loose or too tight…how can you not know?  Either your pants stay up … Continue reading

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Travelling Wilbands

(Sorry to those of you who are too young to know ‘The Travelling Wilbury’s’…an outstanding 2 Album -Wonder composed of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne…once again I date myself). Travelling with a lapband is … Continue reading

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