It is always a challenge for me to entice my teenage son to eat more veggies- in his mind the 4 food groups are Tim Horton's, Pizza hut, Taco Bell and Subway. Supper last night was fajitas , made at home, with lots of pepper and onion strips c... Read more
Today's spark coach challenge is eating on the clock. Due to diabetes, this is not new to me. What I did do though is take time to prepack one of my favorite work snacks. Measured out t baggies of Chex cereal and walnuts. Easy to put in my bag w... Read more
I still send greetings to friends and family at Christmas. In fact I make my cards to send. The time spent allows me to think of how each of these individuals have added to our lives over the years. This year we have felt the loss of a number of... Read more
yesterday I met my daughter for lunch- she lives 3 hours south in Calgary, so we met in the middle, ate. visited, shopped and enjoyed some pre-Christmas time together. We both needed the outing because our province has been under an arctic high... Read more
this month has been a struggle to be active outside- cold, colder, coldest...windchills the other day were -32C with blowing snow. Time to get creative with indoor cardio- housecleaning makes me work up a sweat ; one errand took me to Home De... Read more
just wanted to share a link to an interview with Leif's mom. They are in Toronto for a combination of radiation and naturopathic treatment right now. Megan shares their story best and the family still appreciates your prayers www.cbc.ca... Read more
flipping through magazines on a break at work can often bring inspiration, get me thinking, AND after I internalize the words, get me moving in the right direction again.
progress for me is SLOW, I am the ultimate Read more
I read an interesting article over the weekend, and after mulling it over have decided to take up the challenge. It involves transforming from a "newbie swimmer" to someone with the strength and endurance to swim a mile. I can swim and do enjo... Read more
this month has been a challenge of physical and emotional frustration for our family. I will blog about myself later but tonight I am asking any of your who are inclined to join in praying for 2 very dear families.
First is 5 year old L... Read more
today we celebrated my father in law's 85th birthday. the last living of 10 children born of hearty Norwegian stock. It was good to gather together with 4 generations to honour this man who has instilled a legacy of faith, clean living and har... Read more
one of the reasons I took the plunge and got an electronic tracker was because I was frustrated by the various pedometers that had "let me down" over the years. Yes there is a large discrepancy in steps recorded between the two.
-it ... Read more
this morning as I was getting ready to leave for my long awaited appointment the phone rang, family emergency- doctor is rebooking all his appointments that were scheduled for today. new date is January 10. Yes, next year. and so I wait. I'm sti... Read more
it has been a tough week physically battling migraines and double vision, emotionally counting down the days until "the appointment". Tomorrow I see the neurologist. I have my journal up to date, my notes and my questions ready to go. In some ... Read more
today's spark coach challenge is to carry a water bottle with me every where I go- this is probably the easiest task I face day to day. every morning I fill up 4 water battles - 24 oz each. by the end of the day I have easily drained each of ... Read more