FLATROSIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLATROSIE FLATROSIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I'm Feeling It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253378 And it's such a great thing! I have been consistently monitoring my calories since January 8th when I got back from Africa. Yesterday, was that day when I could feel my weight loss again. My clothes are fitting differently, and when I was sitting yesterday, I could feel the weight loss from my mid-section. Yay for me! <BR> Thanks to my consistency with my food and my exercise (thanks Fitbit!) I am once again making progress. <BR> I think a big body changer (literally) for me is my Iyengar yo... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:02:45 EST Lance Armstrong - Just Say No http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211942 I'm not impressed with all the media hype with the Lance Armstrong alleged admission to doping with Oprah. <BR> He cheated himself. Fine. But he lied to the world. As a fundraiser, I'm mortified that he thinks a mere apology can bring forgiveness. Accountablilty and integrity. The world needs more of it! <BR> So, Lance and Oprah, I'm just saying no to you both. <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:30:56 EST Bad Blogger. Guilty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148838 So, I'm admitting it. I'm a horrible blogger. I just haven't been able to find the time even though it's me I'm investing in and the time should most certainly be there for "me". Instead of feeling guilty though, I'm going to catch up on the past few months. <BR> I took a new job in April that was supposed to have less travel time for me. Since the job was in London, where I lived, it was going to cut down on 15 hours a week of commute time for me. I never found this added time!!! If anythin... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:08:21 EST Victory is mine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349208 I did it! It wasn't pretty, but I did it. The Inca Trail proved to be a worthy yet beautiful foe but I conquered it nonetheless. <BR> <BR> I met some great people in my group of 14 that did the trail together through Gap Adventure Tours. We supported each other throughout the entire trip (at some point in time over the 3 weeks, we all took turns not feeling well). <BR> <BR> Day 1 was good - we did 14 kms on relatively flat terrain and it certainly built up our confidence for Day 2 which w... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 10:55:28 EST Scared but excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4254122 Tomorrow is the BIG day!!! After waiting a year, I'm finally going to be on my adventure to Peru. This trip all came about after I broke my leg last year, and I came to the realization that if you want to do something, do it now, because you never know what will happen to you tomorrow. So, I planned my fate, and off I go to Peru to hike the Inca Trail (me camping at over 3500 m altitude at zero degrees celsius) is proving to be quite daunting. But I'm ready for it. I'll be flying to Lima, Per... Tue, 24 May 2011 20:48:47 EST Busy is what busy does http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4122053 It's been a crazy month and even though it's Spring, wintry weather still lingers. <BR> <BR> I had a busy work trip out to Calgary and Banff - even did some skiing at Sunshine. My ankle held up as best as it could but it wasn't used to the constant pressure of changing to inside and outside edges and it soon became tired and achey so I only got a half day of skiing in. All good though. <BR> <BR> It's also my first day home in two weeks after so much work. Even though I'm exhausted and it's... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 18:18:49 EST Everything is on the increase - good, bad or ugly?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4014896 Surprise! Today it was plus 3. Watching the melting snow and ice warmed the cockles of my heart. It's been a long, cold, snowy winter and it makes me happy to know that spring is trying to make an appearance. I'm getting excited about getting outside for some walking, and to start running. And oh how I yearn for some outdoor roller skating. My outdoor wheels are screaming to be used soon. <BR> <BR> I did try to go roller skating today, but when I got to the arena there were fire trucks every... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:20:04 EST It's Groundhog Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3985050 And aside from being pummelled by another Winter storm (this time it was officially classified as a blizzard), Wiarton Willie has declared that Spring will arrive in a mere six weeks! Yahoo! <BR> I didn't go to work today because the drive home from roller derby last night was crazy with snow drifts. I happily worked on the couch in my pyjamas, sipping tea and uprooting the snoozing cat on my lap every so often for bathroom breaks. It was a relaxing day, and after last week's hectic business ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 19:49:17 EST January - inspired and ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3952580 It's been a busy month and I'm heading to Vancouver tomorrow for a work trip and I haven't started to pack yet, but you bet my new running shoes will be coming with me. It will be nice to leave this -22 degree weather for some balmier above zero temperatures. <BR> <BR> I was just reading FitWhit's blog and have been motivated. I've been toying with taking up running and her exciting transformation has inspired me to get on it. So, I'll be adding that to my goal list for the year. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 11:54:14 EST Happy new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885896 It's back to work tomorrow and I'm getting myself organized with some laundry on the go - and I made a turkey chile today for my lunches for the week. Healthy and yummy! <BR> Earlier today, I reviewed my 2010 goals that I set last year and noticed that one thing I had on my list that I completely forgot about was keeping my journals. I absolutely love to travel, and tend to keep a journal on my adventures, but I thought that by starting to blog on Sparkpeople, it would be a great opportunity ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:40:14 EST