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Day: January 29, 2007

Reverse Diet Not Such a Crazy Idea

The health section of the Toronto Star has been carrying reviews and comment on the various dieting plans that are out there. Not a bad idea since there is such an array of them. Their piece today caught my attention, it’s about the Reverse Diet. The basic idea of the reverse diet is that you eat your calorie intake in reverse order. Supper at breakfast sort of idea. Most people eat the largest meal of the day at supper time, which is the time of day when most people are usually burning the fewest calories. This diet supports eating the largest intake at breakfast, medium intake and lunch and smallest at supper. Megan Ogilvie’s verdict on this diet plan “Nothing new here, folks. Yet another low-calorie diet hiding behind an absurd gimmick.” NOT so fast Megan. I’ll say right off the bat, I am not a person who diets. I’ve had years of one useless diet after another and rarely will follow them when I do try them. So, why set myself up for failure? What I have tried to do over the years is fit my likes and dislikes into a pattern that supports me at least maintaining my current weight without increasing or (even more preferred) dropping some weight. In the last six months I have dropped enough weight I’m comfortably wearing a smaller size pair of...

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Successful Version Upgrade / New Blog

WordPress, which is the blogging package my blogs run on, released a major update to their package this past week. After spending some time exploring some of the wordpress guru sites looking for the updating horror stories I decided to update mine. I didn’t find a lot of update horror stories which was a good sign. My hosting package provides me with a pretty easy installation panel called Fantastico through which I can do my updates with just a click of a button. So far, any updates I’ve done through the panel has really gone well. So, it appears all my current blogs are upgraded to the new version and nothing seems to have crashed into oblivion on me. I did have one momentary panic when it appeared that the visual editor into which I type my entries was no longer present and I’d have to do my entries using HTML. I don’t have a problem with that as I’m pretty comfortable writing code. I just prefer to  focus on writing content and letting my blog package create the code most of the time. A quick search of a couple of forums yielded how to turn the editor on and I’m now a happy camper. ON another note, I’ve started a new blog called “Patti’s Network News”. I realized the other day that I have a bit of a...

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