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Ups & Downs

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      6 comments

Downer - The Linkin Park/Rise Against concert that I was looking forward to going to and for which I've had tickets since November has been cancelled due to one of the band members breaking his ankle during a concert, continuing the concert and ... Read more

Definition of Temperatures Internationally vs Canadian

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      4 comments

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Super Hero Strength

Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

One day when I was 4 and my sisters were 2 (M) and a baby (less than a year), my 2-year-old sister and I were playing in the backyard and my mum was inside with the baby. I got busy doing something (don't remember what) and next thing I know M ... Read more

Today's Hike w/Photos

Saturday, October 25, 2014      6 comments

My MIL and I hiked for an hour on the Bruce Trail and here are photos from the hike: Read more

Weekend in Quebec

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      2 comments

I've returned from my weekend away. I managed to exercise for an hour for 3 of the 4 days of the BLC26 weekend challenge and got 119 points with one of the 25 point bonuses for doing part of the fit test. The only part I didn't do was the 1 mi... Read more

Reflections on BLC25

Sunday, July 20, 2014      3 comments

BLC25 ends this Wednesday and I've got to admit that it hasn't been my best round. The good part is that I haven't gained much if any (final weigh-in is on Wednesday). The bad part is that I haven't lost anything either (at least not yet). ... Read more

BLC Fit Test - Week 6

Monday, June 09, 2014      3 comments

SP has an article that talks about fit tests you can do at home and for this weekend's challenge, we were repeat the test which we did 6 weeks ago to see if we've improved. Here's the article in case anyone else wants to try it: Read more

Week 2 Weekend Challenge - Backup Plan

Monday, May 12, 2014      6 comments

I don't believe in regrets and worrying about the past but that said, if I did overindulge one day, I would forget about it and just do better the next day. I also tend to do more exercise on the day that I might overindulge like tonight and We... Read more

Weekend Challenge - Week 2 - 4-Day Meal Plan

Monday, May 12, 2014      2 comments

Doing a 4-day meal plan is semi-difficult since I'll be out for dinner 3 of the nights and the only meal at a restaurant that I know for sure is tonight's so here is my best guess for my meal plan for the week: Breakfasts - PB and honey on ... Read more

BLC25 Fit Test - Week 1

Monday, May 05, 2014      5 comments

SP has an article that talks about fit tests you can do at home and for this weekend's challenge, we were to do it. We're supposed to repeat at the 6-week mark and again at the 12-week mark. Initially, I thought I wouldn't be able to do th... Read more

BLC25 Goals

Sunday, May 04, 2014      4 comments

For this first weekend challenge, we're supposed to list our goals for BLC25 so here they are: 1. Re-learn to only eat when I'm hungry and to stop when I'm full in other words, practise mindful eating. I was doing pretty good on this at t... Read more

Canada's Healthcare System Explained for My US SparkFriends

Friday, March 14, 2014      7 comments

Good morning. With Obamacare being hotly contested in the US senate, I ran across some info about Canada's healthcare system that might provide some clarification for my US SparkFriends: Dr. Danielle Martin, a Toronto doctor, testifies... Read more

A Typical Day at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Sunday, March 02, 2014      4 comments

A typical day started around 7 a.m. when my dad headed out for a 1 hour hike and I did an exercise DVD in the room (except for Thursday when I went to the fitness centre for TnT). When my dad returned from his hike, he showered and we went ... Read more

Punta Cana 2014 - Pros & Cons

Sunday, March 02, 2014      4 comments

My dad and I just returned from Punta Cana yesterday afternoon after spending a week at the Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Spa. Overall, we had a good time with more pluses than minuses. The weather was almost perfect. It rained one even... Read more

Did You Know?

Thursday, February 20, 2014      7 comments

The longest city name in the world is "Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit" --it's a "poetic" nam... Read more


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