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Just for Fun

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      3 comments

One word answers -- just for fun: Where is your cell phone? nowhere Spouse? male Your hair? silver Your mother? dead Your father? dead Your favourite thing? camera Your dream last night? none ... Read more

End of Summer Challenge

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      6 comments

The only goal that I set for myself is getting healthier and I have accomplished that. I have more energy and I can walk farther and faster. However, I was hoping to lose weight as well and I didn't accomplish that -- in fact this morning I we... Read more

End of Spring Challenge

Thursday, May 17, 2012      8 comments

I didn't set any particular goals at the beginning of this challenge; however, my ongoing goals are to keep learning about what my body needs for weight loss and to keep losing weight. Therefore, I feel my goals have been accomplished. I will ... Read more

End of Winter

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      7 comments

My last blog was posted at the beginning of the winter challenge and I am happy to say that I did reach my goals during the challenge. I didn't lose weight but that wasn't one of my goals. I did eat healthy foods and my health and energy impro... Read more

Winning in Winter

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      9 comments

My challenge for this week is to write myself a letter that I will read at the end of the 10 week Winning in Winter Challenge. So here it is. Dear Me, This challenge will be a bit different for me because most of it will be spent here... Read more

Successful Summer Challenge

Wednesday, August 17, 2011      6 comments

Today is the final weigh in for the Summer Challenge. I am down 8 more lbs and I suspect that my A1c will be better too judging from my morning readings. I have finally found a way of eating that works for me -- one that I can easily live with... Read more

Summer Slim Down Challenge

Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

This is a short blog about what I hope to accomplish during the Summer Slim Down Challenge. Those of you who know me know that I don't do number goals -- my body has a mind of it's own and sometimes it loses a little and sometimes a little more... Read more

My Buddy for the Great Winter Meltdown and forever

Monday, December 20, 2010      3 comments

My buddy Georgia brings sunshine to my life. We have been Spark Friends for a long time and I miss her when she is away. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Jesse. They have a large blended family which includes 7 children and 15 g... Read more

I've finally found something that works for me.

Saturday, December 11, 2010      8 comments

I have struggled with my weight all my life and tried just about every diet on the face of the earth. When we moved back to Canada from Ecuador in 2007 I weighed about 325 -- which was only about 15 lbs below the highest I had ever been -- I wa... Read more

Pre Thanksgiving Challenge Blog for Wednesday

Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

SparkPeople is undergoing system changes tonight so I will write this now but post it to my blog in the morning. And although I cant read a motivational article online which was the challenge for today I can read something motivational from T... Read more

5 Things I can do to keep me motivated this summer

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      3 comments

1. I have signed up for the Sizzling Summer Challenge even though I will be travelling for 3 weeks during it. I won't be able to weigh in during those weeks but I can still report the other parts of the challenge and I know I will need to weigh... Read more


Thursday, February 25, 2010      9 comments

The first thing that motivates me to make healthy choices is my health. I am a diabetic and I don't want to take insulin. No I am not afraid of needles but I am concerned about the insulin itself. Insulin is the hormone that turns food into f... Read more

January in Victoria

Monday, January 25, 2010      8 comments

This blog was supposed to be about a "winter walk" but it isn't winter here anymore -- It's Spring. This morning the sun was peaking from behind the clouds and warming the day... Read more