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Fascinating piece of family history

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      4 comments

My uncle shared this picture today, as we remember our heroes. This is my grandfather. He was a pilot in WWII. He was shot down by the Germans and captured. This is his POW mugshot, 1944 at Dulag Luft interrogation centre fresh out of the h... Read more

It's officially official. I am moving to Barbados :D

Saturday, November 01, 2014      7 comments

I've been back from Barbados for a couple of days now and I'm still in shock as to how everything has come together. It's officially official. I am moving to Barbados on April 1, 2015. I found an amazingly cool little apartment for $550 US... Read more

Finally...an update...

Thursday, October 02, 2014      6 comments

I have now been living with Grandma for a month...and I should probably put up a blog. :) It has been (and still is) a HUGE adjustment for me. I'm really struggling with the lack of MY space. However, Grandma and I had a great chat the othe... Read more

Serenaded from Barbados

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      10 comments

This evening I got the sweetest message from Shawn: "Hey Babe....the chorus of this song makes me think of u. Just change two words: Oh, won't you stay with me? 'Cause you're all I need This is (not ain't) love, it's clear to see Oh (... Read more

I'm not making a mistake. I'm making a sacrifice.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      5 comments

Oh dear friends....I am having really hard time today. Please bear with me, because I think this post is going to make me sound like an awful person. I think I'm making a mistake moving in with Grandma. I had a realization today, as I looke... Read more

Crossing some stuff off my to-do list

Wednesday, August 06, 2014      3 comments

Today was a day off...and while I didn't get much done in terms of packing, I did get some less tangible stuff done. 1. I cancelled my tenant's insurance 2. I went to Grandma's and took some measurements of my room 3. Discovered ... Read more

Grand plans and the steps I'm taking to get there

Saturday, August 02, 2014      3 comments

I finally got confirmation from my landlord that they have accepted my termination notice and I am moving by the end of August. This is such a relief to me, as last week they were threatening legal action because they claimed I hadn't given my n... Read more

Feeling Fear as these big changes approach...and trying to turn that fear into something positive

Saturday, June 28, 2014      5 comments

On February 1, 2013, I posted a blog entitled The Power of Fear ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5232528 ) about how the fear of success AND failure can be completely paralyzing. We... Read more

Big scary changes

Friday, June 06, 2014      6 comments

I feel like sharing this news here...because I think the more places I share it, the more likely it is to happen. :D I'm moving to Barbados by the end of this year. On July 1, I will be giving 60 days notice at my apartment and moving in wi... Read more

An interesting thing about Bodbot

Tuesday, April 08, 2014      6 comments

Today was supposed to be my third Bodbot workout...but I was so sore from the first 2 days, and the 6km walk yesterday, that I decided to skip it. And when I clicked on "missed today's workout", Bodbot made some changes to my next 2 workouts to ... Read more

Bodbot Workout - Day 2

Sunday, April 06, 2014      4 comments

I just finished the second workout that Bodbot set up for me. Again, it was not a long, complicated set of exercises. Just 4 exercises that I can already feel. Today I did Cat-Camels, Door-frame Rows, Bird-dogs and Side bridges. And today's side... Read more

Trying something new...

Saturday, April 05, 2014      4 comments

A Sparkfriend posted about something the other day. Something I had no idea existed, but got me thinking. She posted about online gyms. Another friend of ours posted a recommendation and I decided to check it out. I definitely need the help gett... Read more

Perfect days really do happen

Wednesday, April 02, 2014      3 comments

Today has been as perfect a day as I could wish. To put it in perspective, here's how today stacked up against my Power of 10. 10 minutes of ST: emoticonRead more

Making progress!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014      5 comments

So after a mostly AF March (I had 23 days), here's how my weight and measurements stack up: Starting stats (taken March 2) Weight: 197.6 pounds Bust: 43.5 inches Waist: 38 inches Hips: 45.5 inches Ending Stats (taken April 2) ... Read more

New motivation

Sunday, March 30, 2014      5 comments

I am 44 days away from Barbados and I've been making some decent progress. However, a few days ago, I saw something in the mirror that is really spurring me on. I saw myself. After a mostly AF March (I have 23 days so far), I have lost pounds an... Read more


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