Thursday, November 04, 2010
Hope you are all doing well and are somehow embracing the start of yet another month. I'm doing well and for the past few days have actually managed to drink my 8 glasses of water. I think I have a path to the washroom at work beaten down but I'm hoping my body will soon get used to the increased fluids.
I bought another coat today but before you all think I'm a "fashionista" (not really sure how to spell that), let me assure you that my last purchase of a similar style coat was 6 years ago and was size 2x. It was on sale at Lands' End and I bought it through the mail. It was my first black coat in my life and now it is still fine but I'm very proud to say is too big for me. It also attracts dog fur like glue but that is my life story.
Anyway, today I bought myself a softshell type coat for walking. It is still a XXL but is a trim fit. I actually think it is too snug but I think I'm so used to having my clothes BIG that I no longer know what fits me!
So, what is so special about buying a coat? Nothing, really. But the fact that I bought my first item of red clothing in 44 years is a breakthrough! I'm a redhead and always felt my hair somehow clashed with red but when I tried this coat on it made my face look brighter.
I'm sort of the mindset that we can wear any colours we want as long as we have the confidence to do so, but I've always wore rather drab colours. Now, I'm stepping up a notch...a blue dress coat several weeks ago and now a reddish one! Oh yeah, and I bought my very first pair of dangly earrings today. I usually wear discreet studs or simple hoops but I'm branching out and I'm loving the me I'm turning into.
Thanks again for reading! Happy Sparking!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
This is in response to yesterday's blog in which I mentioned that I dismantle any rabbit snares I see in the area where we walk our dogs off leash.
Thanks to everybody who backed me up on this one and a special thanks to RIMAJO who mentioned the other side to this story.
The point I'm making is not that I would tear up rabbit snares everywhere (well, maybe I would, but that's just me) but in areas close to residental areas I don't think they should be allowed.
Newfoundland is blessed to have miles and miles of uninhabited forest in which people can do what they please. Our homeless population is extremely low (thank goodness) and we are known as a very generous province. We were the "have-not" province for years and years but always came out on top with donations to charity and the ability to dig deeper into our pockets to help our fellow man.
Practically nothing in Newfoundland (with regards to land) is privately owned which is what makes this a truly great place to live. Of course there are government regulations as to what you can do in the woods, lakes, rivers, ponds, and ocean but for the most part we are very fortunate.
I would be the first one to support somebody if they are down on their luck. It is like the infamous Newfoundland seal hunt which brings alot of negative attention to our province every sealing season. I think that if the sealers are going to eat the seals as a way to stay alive then it is okay but I truly disagree with the ones who are in it for the seal pelts.
Anyway, I'm off track. I'm going to post a sign asking people to be aware of the problem in this particular area and suggest they set their slips in areas that aer not used by people walking their pets and small children.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Happy November 1st! Not that there is anything special about today but I figured if I wished you all a Happy Day, it would make at least some of you smile!
I've got a question and I'm looking for some great answers. I'm wondering how each of you tracks your exercise, nutrition and other goals.
Do you sit at the computer every few hours and log your information in?
Do you try to remember what you ate several hours later and enter it then?
Do you keep a tally on a calendar and enter the information every few days or once a week?
I'm really struggling with staying consistent with my recording the information. I find I'm wasting a lot of time I could be exercising by checking out the Spark website several times a day and once there I easily get sidetracked! The next thing a hour has gone by and I still haven't logged in my information and it is time to get supper, walk the dogs, run errands, etc.
I've just purchased a perpetual calendar from Spark and I am thinking about hanging that in our kitchen to scrawl on and then recording my information on the computer once or twice a week. That way, I'd be able to check out Spark on a daily basis for blogs, messages, challenges etc.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I would love to hear them!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Our five-week Halloween challenge is nearing its end and I wanted to thank everyone who participated!!! From Tempest272002 who came up with this unique challenge to my team mates who encouraged me on with Sparkgoodies, I say "thank you".
My team was called "No More Batwings" and we did really well! Thank you to BBKLECKA, HAMMYCAKES, MEG810 and TANGERINEWINGS!!!!
We've all had our ups and downs with this challenge but that is what life is all about. None of us, however, have been challenged as our challenge founder, Tempest272002 who has been watching her husband fight for his life over the past week. Still, she managed to encourage us on!
We are supposed to post a picture of ourselves after the five weeks have been up. I will do that shortly. I haven't noticed any big changes physically but I have noticed little things about my energy and confidence levels! My skin even looks better...no doubt a combination of the exercise, water and good nutrition!
Have a great Halloween!
P.S. Here are a couple of really bad full-length pictures of me I just took!
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