Ups and Downs
Sometimes I feel like a salmon swimming upstream, but the good news is that I just keep swimming. Mostly, I felt like I was starting to come out of the funk, but then seemed to get slam-dunked back again the last couple of days.
2 nights ... Read more
The 20 Mile March Begins with Baby Steps
I have decided that I need to step back a bit. Sticking with the analogy of the 20 mile march and Amundsen's trek to the South Pole, Amundsen took YEARS to research and prepare for his journey. He tried different things, he tracked his progres... Read more
It Does Get Better
Its good to know that it only took a week for my outlook to improve. I feel so much for people with real depression that doesn't improve in a matter of a few days.
I am faithfully taking my Vit D3, trying to get outside for a few minutes o... Read more
Struggling already...January Blues?
It's only half way through January and I've already lost a lot of my drive, motivation or whatever you want to call it.
I am not sure if its post-Christmas blues, or January blues, lack of sunlight, crazy weird weather - ie. lost of snow, ... Read more
My 20 Mile March
My 20 Mile March Plan
I attended the Global Leadership Summit and got to hear Jim Collins talk about the concept of performing the 20 Mile March.
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My Word for 2013 - JOY
I am taking the JOYDARE and naming 1000 Gifts in 2013. From Ann VosKamps book on 1000 gifts.
My name, Gail, means Source of Joy and it has always been my desire to be a source of joy for others, but I struggle feeling joy myself. ... Read more
Accomplished My December Fitness Minutes Goal!!
I just noticed that my tracker shows that I surpassed my December fitness minutes goal of 1000 minutes!! Love how the FitBit just tracks that automatically!
I actually only reached 10,000 steps 3 days in December, so I am going to have to ... Read more
My FitBit is cheating!
Well, it feels that way because I am getting lots of lots of exercise minutes and miles for things like 10min walk to bus stop, walk to french class etc.!
It does seem a bit unfair to get minutes for those things, whereas before I wouldn'... Read more
I am back on track with the eating today. Unfortunately, I did have some Halloween treats - its those darn mini Snickers that got me!!
But I know what I have to do, and I know that its not just sugar, but the wheat, so I am working on a ... Read more
FitBit Zip is awesome!
I was really shocked that I received this so quickly after ordering it. It arrived in Canada in only 2-3 days. This thing is tiny and so cute. I wear it clipped onto my bra and do not notice it or feel it or need to worry about losing it,
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What I Learned from Going Off Sugar
• Going off sugar was easier than I thought it would be
• Going off sugar didn’t impact my family life at all. In fact, no-one in my family even knew or noticed until I said something after 2 weeks when offered something.
• L-Glutamin... Read more
Headaches with shoulder pain
I had a crazy week last week, had some sugar - thereby breaking my streak
and more coffee, wheat than I... Read more
how to go without wheat?
OK, so I had been gradually cutting back on my wheat but I knew when I went away for the weekend that it would be more difficult to be strict about that. I was able to eat lots of healthy food while away.
I did notice then when I did hav... Read more
Pumpkin Seeds and planning for a weekend away
I have gotten into making my own trailmix so that I can choose unsweetened and mostlyl unsalted ingredients. I really like pumpkin seeds and have discovered they are a good snack on their own when I am craving carbs.
Here is some info abo... Read more
3 weeks No Sugar
Wow! I can't believe its been 3 weeks! It totally has been way easier than I thought it would be!!
I also should say though, that if I hadn't put up that Days with No Sugar ticker, I would've casually given in, even though the cravings w... Read more