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Today everyone will be home

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas is really here! All my children will be here soon. I am very excited. I hope to get my exercising in early. Drink my water all day. I am making a chili and salad for dinner which will be high fiber and chock full of veggies and flexible.

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1888MICHELLE 12/21/2009 11:40AM

    Glad everyone is home safely. Sorry we couldn't hook up this past weekend. emoticon

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CHAS1949 12/20/2009 12:38AM

    Sounds like heaven!! Healthy food and your children!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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EMC is interviewing me Monday re:Richmond Health Fitness Challenge 2010!

Friday, December 18, 2009

I got an e-mail today and the Stittsville/Richmond EMC has asked to interview me about my challenge to the village of Richmond. I have set up a Spark Page and am hoping to find some local residents who are willing to try and get fit and healthy this upcoming year. What a great chance to Spread the Spark! I am very excited and scared too. I would love to be able to say I have lost and maintained all my weight but I am still a work in progress. I have not met all my goals yet. I guess this means no more incognito about being "on a diet". As though me being overweight was a secret, lol. Everyone is going to know how much I weigh and what I am doing to change that. I suppose that also means I won't be able to pick up a candy bar anywhere without thinking someone might see me, lol. This is really good for me. It is a good thing to do. And, if someone finds SP because I stick my neck out.... then it is worth a little blushing!

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KATY_REA 1/11/2010 2:23PM

    The article is out and on the front page of the Stittsville/Richmond website! Go Mom!! emoticon

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ALICOTTER 12/19/2009 11:46AM

    Way to go girl.

Please post the article for those of us who do not get the EMC.

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CHAS1949 12/18/2009 10:12PM

It does sound exciting!!

Good luck!!

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MOLLIEMAC 12/18/2009 4:23PM

    Awesome! Now if that doesn't keep you motivated i don't know what will. Way to go...MJ

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6 trips to the curb on garbage day in -30

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brrr! There were way too many recycle bins to get to the curb this morning! That's what happens when you have a team of girls staying here who are into drinking water from bottles. Love that they chose that over soda mind you! I have to admire Ottawa for it's recycling program. We are fortunate to have blue box, black box, and now green bins. I usually have a worm compost in winter and innevitably it gets infested with flies in the spring and I turn the lot out into the garden. This year we will try the green bin for the winter.

I think our guests brought the cold weather from Alberta where they said they left -50 with wind chill. -40 and they often cancel school buses here. Depends. If there is a long stretch of cold weather people give in and start bundling up with more layers. My rings are sliding all over because my fingers have shrunk with the cold. I'm sure they will puff up as soon as I start defrosting, lol.

I had an emotional/eating morning and thank you thank you to my Spark friends, because I was able to put the food down and log on here and blog the feeling away. However the damage is done. I ate almost a whole day's worth of calories just this morning. I know better than to STOP eating because I am diabetic... so have made a plan to eat lighter for the rest of the day with lots of protein and non starchy veggies. I will be way over my calories tonight. However, that happens. I also figured out why. The triggers included not eating breakfast, bringing a dangerous food in the house, and then letting my emotions make decisions for me when I was trying to figure out a problem that in retrospect was not really my problem to start with. I did well though by logging on here, figuring out what happened, making a plan and forgiving myself. There are consequences. Today is not a cardio day but I will do a half hour on the tread mill and see if I can drink an extra cup of water. In the big picture this is a step back but I am still moving the right direction. Maybe I burned a few extra carbs trying to get my blood circulating again after taking out the garbage, lol. Have a good day fellow sparkers!

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CHAS1949 12/17/2009 9:38PM

    You are Sparking! Before Spark you would have probably just given up on the day, but since you know you can get support here, you stopped the downward spiral today!! YAY!! That is what is so great about this place. You know you can have challenges and people will support you through them!!

emoticon to lift you up today!


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I am very relaxed. Things are falling into place financially for the first time in... oh my, probably a year from today! The guests are great and independant. I am about to do Christmas shopping. I have done my strength training today and did some planning for the new spa/fitness B&B. I feel, happy. I even did the Activia yogurt belly dance for my guests. LOL It feels good.

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1888MICHELLE 12/17/2009 8:18AM

    I am so happy for you. You deserve some happiness!!

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CHAS1949 12/16/2009 1:46PM

    Sounds like things are going well this Christmas season!

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SMILEY3826 12/16/2009 1:23PM

    Great to hear that you are doing so well and are so happy! Happy Holidays!

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DONGR8NCHARNC 12/16/2009 1:20PM

    Congratulations- I know it feels great! Happy Holidays!!


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Cleaning house...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The thing about cleaning a house, well my house, is it is never done. It is a work in progress. I can clean superficially - the quick tidy, and vaccum around the furniture. I can do a really good cleaning - actually put things in their place, move furniture when I am doing floors, dust. And then there is the real cleaning... which usually makes more mess because it always involves purging, reorganizing and washing walls and shelves, and doing windows.

Real cleaning is usually triggered by a change in our family. When I was growing up it meant we were moving. I had moved 14 times by the time I was 14 years old. Then with my own family it meant a baby was coming, kids were changing rooms, kids were changing up to larger beds, my husband and I were changing up to a larger bed, someone developed asthma, someone was coming home from hospital, kids were heading off to school, or camp, or University...

Today I opened my kitchen cupboards and did a real clean. Wiped out the shelves, checked expiration dates, threw out boxes and packages of things I don't eat any more. The kitchen looks like a disaster hit it because I haven't decided which cassaroles and baking dishes to keep yet. But what triggered all this, I realized is I have changed. I eat differently, I cook differently. And although I cook for a lot of other people, I am beginning to enforce more healthy eating habits. All these things I had around for the kids... nope, uh uh. Not any more. I think I am getting ready for ME to come home.

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1888MICHELLE 12/16/2009 12:31PM

    That's what it's all about!!!

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JULIEWATSON1 12/15/2009 2:57PM

    Congrats on the new you!!! We did a massive cleaning of cupboards when a friend was going thru a tough time and we wanted to help. Our eating habits are more healthy so we ended giving her a bunch of different foods, nutrious food, but stuff we really didn't want to have around anymore. And now our 20 year old is moving to NY with her boyfriend and for school so we will have to move her room back into a craft/music room.
Good luck with all the dishes!

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SUNNY238 12/15/2009 2:33PM

    What a great observation. I never really noticed it, but my family is kind of the same way. We recently did a full cleaning/organization of the basement, living room and office as we turn what used to be the office into a nursery for the new baby. As soon as my husband gets the crib up, we'll be doing a full cleaning of her sisters room to transition baby stuff out and her new things in.

Congrats on the new you!! Keep it up and good luck figuring out what to do with those casserole dishes!

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