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Halloween 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012      14 comments

It's calling for rain for the next 4 days so I don't know how many kids we'll get on Wednesday night. Even when the weather is nice, we don't get many kids. Last year, we got 8 kids and that included my niece and nephew who live locally. So, ... Read more

Calories In, Calories Out - Day 1

Friday, October 26, 2012      8 comments

Calories Eaten 1,576 BMR* 2,001 Exercise 365 Total Burned 2,366 Differential -790 If anyone wants to use SP for their calorie differential report, you can find it by going to your Start Page, clicking My Trackers, Report... Read more

BLC20 - The Mid-Round Slump

Saturday, October 20, 2012      10 comments

I'm supposed to blog this weekend on whether I'm on track to meet the goals that I set out at the beginning of this challenge so I'm going to go through them one by one and we'll see. BLC20 Goals - September 3, 2012 1. Lose a minimum o... Read more

Thanksgiving in Montreal

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      4 comments

So, my sister, Fiona and her husband celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year and the one thing that she's always wanted but hadn't ever had was family at her place celebrating a major holiday and I knew this so after consultation wit... Read more

10 Additional Things I'm Grateful For

Monday, October 01, 2012      5 comments

1. The ability to see albeit with help of my glasses. 2. My ability to speak. 3. Being literate. 4. And, all the wonderful books to read. 5. The ability to hear. 6. And, all the wonderful music to listen to. 7. The ability to taste. ... Read more

10 Things I'm Grateful For

Sunday, September 30, 2012      9 comments

1. My husband who is my biggest supporter and my best friend. 2. My sisters and dad who always have my back. 3. My friends who fill in the gaps that family can't fill. 4. My SparkFriends (and yes, they deserve a separate numbe... Read more

BLC20 - 12 Week Plan to Reach My Goals

Friday, September 14, 2012      13 comments

My last blog detailed my goals and I'm going to use this blog to detail how I will accomplish them. Goal 1) Lose a minimum of 5 pounds but would really like to lose 10. Goal 2) Go down a clothing size. Goal 7) Not do as much soci... Read more

BLC20 Goals

Monday, September 03, 2012      5 comments

BLC20 starts on September 12th and runs for 12 weeks, ending on December 5th. In that time, I hope to attain the following goals: 1. Lose a minimum of 5 pounds but would really like to lose 10. 2. Fit into my size 18 wardrobe and gi... Read more

Today's Shopping Trip in Photos

Friday, June 08, 2012      4 comments

Red, leather wallet My 1st pair of Birkenstocks ever Read more

It wasn't the best birthday I've ever had....

Monday, May 14, 2012      5 comments

It started off with my husband basically ignoring me for the first hour because he was trying to figure out a problem with the lawnmower. After being ignored on my birthday by the one person who knows how much these things mean to me started my... Read more

Spa Weekend for My Sister's 50th Birthday

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

I've just returned from being away enjoying a spa weekend with my 4 sisters (Monika {birthday girl}, Fiona {from Montreal}, Alison and Margaret {twins & the babies}. My second sister (Monika) celebrated her 50th birthday on April 19th and her w... Read more

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

I'm currently in the process of fundraising for this year's Arthritis Walk. I did the Walk last year and raised almost $2100 and decided to try to raise near that again this year but didn't know if I could do it again. Well, as of this morning... Read more

March is Autoimmune Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      5 comments

March is Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month. Please share this graphic to help people understand the effect of autoimmune conditions such as RAD (rheumatoid autoimmune disease) on the body. Read more

Countdown to the 5% Spring Challenge - Assignment 5

Monday, March 12, 2012      1 comments

Current Weight: 219 pounds Target Weight: 208 pounds By When: May 12, 2012 Daily Calorie Requirements: Calories Eaten: Eat between 1,290 - 1,640 calories per day Calories Burned: Burn 1040 calories per week Weight Progress: Go ... Read more


Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

I just finished a novel called The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes where the main character has rheumatoid arthritis (RA). So, I sent the following email to the author: Good afternoon. I just finished reading The Secret Life of CeeCee Wi... Read more

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