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Thursday, July 21, 2011


Well, first of all I have to thank each and every one of you who took the time to send me some rays of sun last week. When I posted that as my status I never even thought of SparkGoodies so I was sure surprised when I started receiving them from you all! Once again, you've all astounded me with your friendship and generosity! Oh, yeah, and the best part....the sun has been out now for the past three days!!!! Yipee!!!

Which reminds me. Every night when I watch the national news there is usually much made about the heat waves that are plaguing much of North America. My first gut reaction was, well I wish we could have some. But then I realized that you have to make the best of what you are given and where you are living. Yes, I know many of you are under duress due to the extreme heat but even in those conditions take the time to be thankful for where you are. You could be an elderly person with no air conditioning, a homeless person, or an abandoned pet with no access to any relief.

To continue on with my gratitude, I am blessed to live where I do! I know it is not an ideal climate and many leave here do the relentless weather but we have so much to be thankful for. Last night as I walked deep in the woods with John and the dogs dusk approached far too quickly but what is the worse that could happen here? A few extra fly bites if we had to spend the night outdoors. There are no worries of being attacked despite what watching many episodes of Criminal Minds would have one believe. I am thankful for that!

Okay, enough preaching! I've finished up the "Climb Gros Morne" virtual challenge. Here is what it involved:
"You must also climb 2644 steps (on a stairway or uphill) to represent the 806 meters elevation (806x3.28 feet per meter). This distance can count towards your 16 KM."

The hardest part for me was the uphill steps but I finished those last night and so have that challenge under my belt. Another challenge I am in as part of my Newfoundland team is to virtually walk the Newfoundland T'Railway system. As of yesterday I have walked 30 km of the almost 900.

As part of another challenge I'm in, the 60 day summer challenge, I'm plodding along. I'm managing to make good nutritional choices, am walking and I'm getting my water in each day. Not doing the greatest with tracking my meals but I'm working on it.

Anyway, I must go and spend some time with John as today is our 11th wedding anniversary!

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    Happy Anniversary!

Keep up the great work!

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GAYLE-G-63 7/22/2011 3:17PM

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Susan!

I am one of those people who is dealing with the extreme heat. As you stated, though, I am grateful. I have a cool place to relax and don't have to be out in the weather unless I want to be.


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MOSTMOM1 7/22/2011 10:03AM

    Happy anniversary and well done on your challenges!

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_LINDA 7/22/2011 12:54AM

    Happy Anniversary!!! Have fun!!
Well done with your fitness minutes!
Remember, no one is perfect. Making the effort is what counts!! You are doing it!!

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TEMPEST272002 7/21/2011 11:09PM

    Whenever I get down, I always play the "it could be worse, much worse, game". It's good to remember how lucky we are. Well done with your challenges. You're really picking up momentum.

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CHUBRUB3 7/21/2011 7:36PM

    Happy Anniversary!
Great blog.
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JLITT62 7/21/2011 5:11PM

    Happy anniversary! Enjoy your evening together.

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KAYDE53 7/21/2011 1:24PM

    Happy Anniversary!!! emoticon Also, happy mountain climbing, keep up the good work!!! emoticon emoticon

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CODEMAULER 7/21/2011 1:14PM

    Happy Anniversary - enjoy your special day!!


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BECCAJ98 7/21/2011 11:28AM

    Great job!!! Keep up the awesome work on your challenges!

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BOVEY63 7/21/2011 11:11AM

    Congrats on completing "Climb Gros Morne."
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I too am grateful to live where I do.

Have a wonderful anniversary!

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KAMAPERRY 7/21/2011 10:54AM

    You rock! Happy Anniversary!

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/21/2011 10:36AM

    That is GREAT! Steps are the hardest for me.

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LESLIES537 7/21/2011 10:16AM

    Good job finishing your "Climb Gros Morne" challenge!! emoticon

And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I hope you and John enjoy your special day together! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSDEBBIEOG 7/21/2011 10:16AM

    Love the idea of virtual mountain climbs! You are doing a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing -- and best wishes for your journey!

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NURSEDAISY 7/21/2011 10:14AM

    Keep up the good work and Happy Anniversary!

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Non-scale victories and learning to accept myself warts and all!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


As most of you know, my husband's brother, wife and children were here visiting so needless to say we were kept busy. We hadn't met the children before and they are 13 and 10 so we weren't sure what to expect. I'm glad to report they are two well-balanced kids who are mannerly and are extremely witty and talkative. They love Maddy and Lou and took them for many walks which is good for all of them. Sam and Grace (the nephew and niece) wanted a dog but now they realize that pets are a lot of work. I think children should be exposed to what pet ownership is really like when they reach that age where they go "puppy" crazy.

The sun was out for two days while they were here which is kind of a drag but which we kinda get used to living on an island where we can have three seasons in one day. Sunday we gathered at a relatives cabin and it was nice enough for the kids to swim and fish. It was really a nice day to get together and to chat....and eat!!!! ha!

I've learned some things about myself the past couple of days. I was told I'm high strung by my psychiatrist and I'm still not sure what she meant by that. We were just talking about different things and she was telling me how far she has seen me come in the past five years. Apparently the first day I met her I wouldn't make eye contact and I cried constantly. Now five years later, I'm talkative, funny, and introspective (her words - not mine)

Then Grace and Sam told me that I am such a cool aunt. Me? Really? And then Grace piped up and said she liked how confident I am...that one made me almost cry. Apparently they both were worried about meeting us and I put them at ease....wow.....that really touched me. I told them I had been worried about meeting them too and we all laughed.

Another big victory for me was to actually hang out with John's family. Traditionally, we haven't done much at all with them despite his parents living within 10 minutes from us. We were all so very different but this week taught me that we can get together for special occasions and get along quite nicely. For the record, John doesn't get along with his parents either but we've vowed to start taking them out and making and effort.

Another non-scale victory was we all went out to supper. I deliberately would not order a diet Pepsi and instead drank 3 large glasses of water with my veggie/chicken stirfry. I felt so much better afterwards.

I know now that I have to tackle my journey one day at a time and one decision at a time. As long as most of the decisions I make during the day are Spark-oriented, I will be fine. It can't be an all or nothing battle for me and I have to stop referring to weight loss as a fight of any sort. I am not fighting my body; I am embracing it and trying to nurture it to where I want it to be!

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BOVEY63 7/20/2011 5:49PM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Hope all goes well as you begin spending more time with John's family.

By the way, I think you're pretty cool too!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/20/2011 4:34PM

    I think you're talkative, funny, and introspective, too. I'm sure it was also nice to hear the first impressions of your niece and nephew. I knew that you rocked; it's nice to see that you're learning that about yourself.

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GINGERPAWZ 7/19/2011 11:14PM

    Glad you had a good time with the kids. It sounds like the kids had fun walking and playing with the dogs. Hope you have a good evening.


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KAMAPERRY 7/19/2011 10:07PM

    You are awesome! I can see where you would be a cool aunt!!! Great job on the Pepsi!

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LESLIES537 7/19/2011 5:32PM

    You are such an inspiration in so many ways! That's fantastic about what your counselor told you. She has obviously watched you evolve into the beautiful person you are today--inside and out! Lucky her! emoticon

So cool that you are becoming more involved with John's family and that you got along so well with the kids! You ARE a cool aunt! So awesome to hear it from their mouths, though! !

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DEE0973 7/19/2011 3:52PM

    Whoo Hoo is right..Awesome blog

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CHUBRUB3 7/19/2011 3:49PM

Glad you had such a fantastic and eye opening time. It is wonderful for others to see the positive in us, and for us to recognize it as well.
You are doing great!
Keep up the awesome job.

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    What a wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing your past with us. You have come so far.

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I love this statement: I am not fighting my body; I am embracing it and trying to nurture it to where I want it to be!

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BECCAJ98 7/19/2011 2:00PM

    That's awesome!!!! Glad it was a great visit and that you have come along so far! Very proud of you!

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KAYDE53 7/19/2011 12:58PM

    It does sound like you have improved a lot and that should be wonderfully encouraging to you!!! It's great that you were a hit with your niece & nephew!!! I think that trying to have more contact with your dh's parents is a very good thing to do also!! Thanks for sharing your personal, touching and honest story with us!!! emoticon

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_LINDA 7/19/2011 12:54PM

    This is fantastic!! Well done!! You are AWESOME!!
I understand some of what you are going through. I was the most painfully shy, avoiding contact and trying to make myself disappear as much as anyone ever could do. This was because of my past where I was taught I was worthless and to just shut up as nothing I had to say mattered and the constant bullying by my classmates through the years and even strangers on the street who didn't like my looks/ limp, whatever. My first job forced me to meet the public face to face, confectionery jobs, but then I got a 2nd job where I worked in a dingy basement factory by myself and was able to get back into my shell.
It was joining the bridge club that truly allowed me to spread my wings a little, and then the capper, the manager's job taught me responsibility and getting along with people I might not like. I still have nerves meeting people and slip into that no eye contact thing once in a long while, but have more confidence then I have ever had in my life. My weight loss was just icing on the cake. Its how you feel about life and how you can do everything you can to enjoy it and live it fully every single day that is really important. And you are breaking out of that shell and becoming the butterfly, I am so happy for you!
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KANSASROSE67 7/19/2011 11:42AM

    So happy you had a wonderful time with your family. Isn't it interesting how much we can learn about ourselves at any age? It's one of the things that makes getting older fun!

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PATTISPAGE 7/19/2011 11:40AM

    Wow! How neat to see how you've grown!

I swapped water for some other drink options this week as well ~ at the time I felt a little sorry for myself, but thanks for helping me see it is something to celebrate instead!!!

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MOSTMOM1 7/19/2011 11:11AM

    I'm so glad you had such a great time! And you know compliments from kids that age are the real deal! I like what you said about not referring to this as a battle. It's life. We're living it. Every day is something new.

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/19/2011 11:06AM

    Wow - that was incredible! Thank you for sharing that wonderful, personal history. "You've come a long way Baby!"

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Making the best of 9 degree (celcius) temperatures in mid-July

Friday, July 15, 2011


Or should I say "brrrrr" as it is mighty miserable here in Newfoundland at the moment. Today it reached a balmy high of 9 degrees and it has been raining off and on all day. But, did I let it stop emoticon me? Heck no! I was so tempted to stay in bed all day or at least stay indoors and in my pjs but I thought of all of you who get out there and take life as it comes!

So, off I went. I first went to the YMCA to pick up a schedule of events and price list to see if I can sign up for anything there. Okay, so signing up is not the problem.....making the effort is. My cousin's daughter has moved to our town now and, like me, she has a weight problem. We are considering joining the Y and have even set an initial goal. IF we go for 30 days she is rewarding herself with gel nails and I said I would get a facial. So it looks like we might be joining the Y!

When I dropped her off to work I sent a message to John and asked if he wanted to join me on a 4 km trek. Yes, he thought I was joking but to his credit he joined me. Here are a few pictures:

Keep in mind that it was 9 degrees out! AND the trail was very muddy...so muddy in fact that dear John (ha!) offered to carry me over the worst of it! I was touched but plowed through and have the muddy socks and shoes to show for it!

Then he wanted McDonald's but I was a good girl and opted to boil a few eggs or something for my supper. I've got to keep telling myself that it is little choices that make a huge difference overall.

Well must go and get those eggs on! No pictures of my super tonight!

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BOVEY63 7/18/2011 1:14PM

    Great job on getting out bed and doing something positive with the day!
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It is so wonderful that you have someone willing to sign up, and workout, at the Y with you - it's always easier when someone does it with you. Very sweet of John to walk with you and offer to carry you.

Hope your temps have warmed up a bit. We could use some cool here - it is too darn hot.

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MOSTMOM1 7/18/2011 9:49AM

    Well done!!! You made the most of your day, that's for sure!

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SISSYB3 7/17/2011 8:43PM

    Good for you, Susan! Those small choices add up and create a momentum that changes us. emoticonRenee

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_LINDA 7/17/2011 2:11AM

    Oh those muddy trails, know them so well as its still drying out from the flooding. But if it stays hot and dry like its been the last few days, should dry them right up!
Hope you get some more seasonal temperatures soon and can really enjoy those trails.. Good for you saying no to Micky D's. Guess hubby isn't concerned about extra pounds, makes it tough for you to always do the right thing though..That is great news for you to join the Y and have a workout buddy to boot! Hope it comes to pass. You might find some fun classes in there to enjoy!
Have a SUPER Sunday!!
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WALKZWDOGZ 7/16/2011 9:06PM

    Brrrr. Some weird weather out there!

I think your Y plan & goals sound terrific for both of you! emoticon emoticon

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CALGARYNEWF 7/16/2011 5:06PM

    9 degrees...WOW! Hope the weather improves soon.


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JLITT62 7/16/2011 5:22AM

    Love that last photo - you should use it for your profile!

Great job on getting out in the dreary weather. Having someone to work out with will be great!

And yes, those little choices really do add up.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/15/2011 11:42PM

    I think your plan for getting started with a program at the Y is great! Early on in my gym days, I signed up for a program that gave out a t-shirt after 100 days of attendance. An awful lot of effort for a stupid t-shirt, but that year I earned two. It was a nudge in the right direction.

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CODEMAULER 7/15/2011 10:22PM

    Way to go! It sounds like you made a success out of the day!!

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ANNIE_HEALTHY 7/15/2011 7:44PM


Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad it resonated with you. I'm excited to hear about your walk yesterday - well done !!! Love to keep in touch as we progress on this journey! Being on medication is such a pain but I can't control that side of things, I've realised all I can control is what I put into my body and do with it. So that is what I am going to do. And like you, I'm about to have a healthy meal (it's brekky time over here and I'm having rolled oats) and making waffles for my honey! It takes an extra special willpower to do what you did with not having maccas and having boiled eggs instead and what I am doing this morning with making waffles for him but not having them forme. look at us go!! :)

Take care


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KAMAPERRY 7/15/2011 6:25PM

    Great job and love the pics! I will take some of that cool weather here!

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JANET552 7/15/2011 5:37PM

    Good for you!! I'm going to remember those temps in the next few days when the heat index hits 105. It'll make me feel better.

Enjoy the weekend!

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PONYFARMER 7/15/2011 5:21PM

    Good for you for making a ton of super great choices. Keep it up and you will be surprised by what happens.

And three cheers for you hubby for supporting you, well er, except for the Mc D's, tell him that stuff will kill him.

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DRGOMTI 7/15/2011 5:20PM

    Oh how cute!! I wish my honey would go trekking with me! but he can't cz his bad bad back, n I just don't. but that's about to change cz you inspire me so! ya, it takes alota inspiration to get me going!! : )) That is one sweet man u got there!! : )) n so r u sues!!

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BECCAJ98 7/15/2011 5:15PM

    Way to go!!!

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SHEILA-45 7/15/2011 5:08PM

    Congratulations! emoticon I'd love the 9* Celsius about now, it's been in the 90's with high humidity here in Atlanta.

Enjoy your membership at the Y, it should be fun. I know they usually have a variety of programs to keep you moving. Keep up the great work a 4km trek is emoticon


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LESLIES537 7/15/2011 5:04PM

    I love the pics!! I love your smile---you look happy! emoticon Good job on resisting the McD's!! It IS the little choices and they really DO add up! emoticon emoticon

Have a wonderful weekend, Susan!! emoticon

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Newfoundland Trailway and the 60 Day Summer Challenge

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Before I forget, the above is a link to my friend Brian's online gallery page. He is the one who painted the background picture I use and several of you asked about his work. Let me know if the link works!

Also, several of you have expressed confusion over the Newfoundland T'Railway walk I am doing. YES, it is a virtual walk as I'm in no shape, yet, to tackle the almost 900 km the route involves! Ha!

Speaking of which, I was contacted by a reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to do a phone interview about this adventure. I'm thinking she actually thinks I walking the trail itself so I have to contact her to clear that up.

I've been absent a bit due to continued computer problems. I didn't walk at all yesteday but I did do several hours of housework so I feel good about that. John's brother and family arrived home from New Brunswick last night so it is also a time to catch up with them. We haven't seen them in over 13 years, nor had we ever met their children. Busy, busy, busy!

I'm still eating better than usual and getting my water in each day which is a good place to start. I'm also getting the minimum of 10 minutes of exercise in a day and am sleeping good. Have to try harder at tracking the food though all the same!

Thanks to all who take the time to read this! I hope all is going well with everybody!


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THETURTLEBEAR 7/17/2011 7:11PM

    It will be fun to "follow" you on this.

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DRGOMTI 7/15/2011 1:10PM

    Congrats on all your fitness accomplishments!! I was on my feet n walking all day yesterday but then we went to Perkins for supper. UGH! PANCAKES N SYRUP! RRRRRRRRR!!!! I did have tilapia too tho, but that added too much sodium! so what's a Spark People to do?? : )) I'm trying super hard to do better today!!!
thanx Sues!!
Oh! hope you had a wonderful time with John's relatives!!

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KANSASROSE67 7/15/2011 12:48PM

    Glad things are going well for you! Keep it up with good food choices...that's the most important piece of the puzzle!

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LESLIES537 7/15/2011 11:54AM

    Great job on the water and daily exercise! That's not just a good place to start, it's an excellent place to start!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/15/2011 11:23AM

    I love that you are doing this virtual walk! Enjoy the time with the family!

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_LINDA 7/14/2011 10:08PM

    I can't imagine anyone being in shape to tackle that 900 km trail lol. Bask in that 15 minutes of fame while you can, and put in a good word for Sparks while you are at it, never hurts to get the word out to the media where ever you can!
Sorry about your computer woes :( Hope it gets fixed soonest.
Poor John, not having seen his brother for 13 years nor seen any of his children, wow!!
Make the most of your visit!
Enjoy your evening and have a good sleep!

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TEMPEST272002 7/14/2011 6:28PM

    How exciting about getting to see John's family. 13 years is a long time, so I'm sure there was plenty to catch up on. I'm glad to see you give yourself credit for the things you've been doing for your health. 10 minutes/day exercise minimum is a great way to build a daily habit.

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KAMAPERRY 7/14/2011 6:20PM

    emoticonwill have to look at the link tonite!

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CODEMAULER 7/14/2011 6:18PM

    The link works... sorta. It's probably the settings on my PC. Just to share, I had better luck with this:

Sounds like you're keeping busy even if you aren't walking; way to go!


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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/14/2011 6:15PM

    Other than computer problems, it sounds like things are going well at your house. How wonderful to catch up on things with your brother-in-law. How sad that it's been 13 years. The time spans between visits with my siblings keeps increasing and unfortunately we don't do a particularly good job of staying in touch. It would be good for any one of them to come stay with us for a spell.

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Walking the Newfoundland T'Railway one step in front of the other (pics)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This is a map showing the extent of the journey some of us on the Newfoundland team have ahead of us.

I live practically smack dab in the middle of the island but what most people don't understand about the island portion of our province is that most of it is simply uninhabited by mankind. Traditionally life here revolved around the coast and hence that is where most communities are.

To start this journey in the direction we have chosen (from east to west) we started in downtown St. John's which is our capital city. Here is the official Mile Zero marker

I expect this journey to take almost one year to complete as it almost 900 km in length. I was going to walk it all but we've changed the guidelines so swimming, biking, skiing, and other exercises count too.

I am heading out tonight to get a few more kms in. By tomorrow night I should have the first mini-section done. The dogs will be joining me for this trip too for the most part so it will be a family affair.

On a side note, my husband supports my "Sparking" but doesn't want to become involved. But yesterday when I weighed myself, he did too and noticed he had lost 4 pounds. He credits that to me cooking and making sure we try to eat a bit healthy.

Here is a picture of the supper I just ate! Chocked full of fruits and vegetables and only 4 oz of pork loin! Yummy.

Have a great night!

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/17/2011 6:49PM

    That is so cool! And I love your meal pic btw.

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HOLDINGMYOWN 7/14/2011 12:55AM

    HEY my Spark friend~ I am in Newfoundland right now and camping in your beautiful province! Everywhere I go there are more trails to walk and explore! We got off the ferry in Port aux Basque over 3 weeks ago and we are still on the west coast ( sitting in St Anthony till we leave here to head south again to Deer lake and then on to St. John's )
Where is the mile zero sign exactly? Would love to get me in a pic with that one. Where do you live? we will probably be passing your way!
I am doing the virtual Trek Across Canada~ we started on Vancouver Island and eventually will end up in North Sydney, NS and the ferry we crossed over here on 3 weeks ago! ~lol~ I have only just got out of BC today!! heading into Alberta now! great Fun! and keeps me motivated to keep on trekking!

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JESSIEJUICE 7/13/2011 4:46PM

    Mmmm what beautiful veg!!! I hope your after dinner km went well :)

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SASSYBLONDE69 7/13/2011 3:41PM

    It's no "jig's dinner", but it looks amazing! lol
My hubby is in the navy and we spent some time in St. John's. Wonderful people (hated the winter! lol)!

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LESLIES537 7/13/2011 3:33PM

    One question. Will there be leftovers served tonight?! If so, I'm on my way!! emoticon

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And your journey sounds like so much fun! Can't wait for pics!

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HEALTHYBARB1 7/13/2011 3:24PM

    Will love to hear about your travel along to trail. Hope you blog the things you do and see! I would love to know the name of the artist who did the painting on your page. Really like the colors and the creativity. Take care. Barb

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CHRISTINA791 7/13/2011 2:17PM

    That is an amazing looking dinner emoticon

This is so exciting - I can't wait to see more!

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JETTANALA 7/13/2011 2:00PM

    good food, good exercise, good health!

you go girl!

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BOVEY63 7/13/2011 12:59PM

    So nice that the dogs will be joining you - always better with companionship.

Congrats to your hubby on the weight loss - you too for serving him healthier food (which looks so delicious by the way).
Have a wonderful walk and day!

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TEMPEST272002 7/13/2011 9:54AM

    My hubby jokes that I went on a diet & he lost 20lbs! It's actually true. I stopped bringing crap food into the house (except his cookies & plain potato chips that don't tempt me) & started cooking healthy suppers. His metabolism took care of the rest. Lucky him... wish it was as easy for me!

I'm glad to hear your enthusiasm for your upcoming challenge. I'm looking forward to the virtual tour of NFLD as you go along.

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ARLENE_MOVES 7/13/2011 9:54AM

    WOW - what an adventure you are taking! And you live in a beautiful place. This is one place that I would truly love to visit. Thanks for sharing the pics. Food looks great!!

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BD3269PM 7/13/2011 6:05AM

    what great determination. You are doing great and so is your husband. Keep on Sparking emoticon

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JLITT62 7/13/2011 6:02AM

    When's dinner tonight? Cause last night's sure looked yummy!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/13/2011 2:56AM

    Food looks yummy. Congrats on the 4 pds. Let us know how it goes!

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_LINDA 7/13/2011 1:25AM

    This is awesome you are posting photos of markers along your trail and showing us what the place you live in looks like! Looking forward to your journey!
That dinner is fantastic! Well presented with lots of interesting color! Congrats to your hubby on his loss! Keep up the great work!!

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CALGARYNEWF 7/12/2011 11:50PM

    I'm excited about this new challenge as well. We should all post pictures of the markers along the way..that would be fun!!!

Your dinner looks awesome!Yum!

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GINGERPAWZ 7/12/2011 9:57PM

    The challenge sounds like fun. I hope you take a lot of pictures. I will be looking forward to hearing how it goes. The dinner does look good. Keep up the great work with the weight loss.


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JAKEANDNELLIE 7/12/2011 9:40PM

    Wow! I want you to fix my dinner!

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KAMAPERRY 7/12/2011 9:15PM

    Awesome!!! Dinner looks gorgeous!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/12/2011 9:05PM

    That dinner is very pleasing to the eye and, I assume, to the palate.

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HOPEFULANGE 7/12/2011 8:12PM

    Yummy looking dinner! Great info on the trail - can I post a link of your blogs to the description of the challenge?

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MADDEELOU 7/12/2011 6:31PM

    My mom has virtually hiked all the fourteeners in Colorado. It really motivates her and keeps her going. Good luck and have fun!

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BECCAJ98 7/12/2011 6:10PM

    Can't wait to keep hearing how the new challenge goes!!

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