Stress v. Worthwhile
Still no house. Our budget is limited, the market is limited for the budget... this all boils down to stress.
I'm still living in a B&B. I miss my husband terribly, but we will be here in approx 10 days, can I hold out for that much longer?... Read more
I spend an impressive amount of time on realtor.ca
We're in the market for a new house, it goes with the new province, new city, new job, etc.
My husband and I originally came out here together and looked at houses. We found two that we thought would work. When we came back, after listing ... Read more
Hypoallergenic, but hungry.
I'm having a hard time with breakfast on this hypoallergenic diet. I'm just not eating enough protein, and this is hard to do without a stove. Rice/almond milk doesn't really have much protein like real milk does.
But I'm working on it. Las... Read more
Cookin' up a storm & making it to the TOP of the mountain
Met with a naturopath on the weekend. I really think this is going to put me on the right track, and she asked me to have an hypoallergenic diet for 4 weeks. Then when I told her I only have a microwave and bar fridge, she thought I should wait.... Read more
Microwave Cookery ONLY - Please help!
Call me old fashioned, but I like to cook my food in pots/pans/streamers, etc. I a lot of small appliances so I don't have to use the oven when something smaller would do, although I have cooking and baking in there too.
So right now, when ... Read more
They're not kidding when they call it a mountain.
So, a quick update:
Went to ski swap on Saturday last weekend, got a great pair of skiis, and an "will do for now" pair of boots for the low-low cost of $104 CDN. Took skis and boots to local ski store, got them to tune up the skis and change ... Read more
Genetically a mutant (like Wolverine)
I really don't like to talk about this, but the blood thinner group, and the fact that I need to remind myself of these things has inspired me to write it down as a reminder.
I have had 2 DVT's in my legs - both sides. One in 2002, and one ... Read more
Hitting the powder next Wed, gear up this weekend.
Excited to hit the huge mountain with my shiny new season's pass (which was wicked expensive), and ge... Read more
Twist The Cap To Refreshness (Goodbye, COKE!)
Goodbye, cheerful little red can, goodbye.
My husband is obsessed with Coke and anything Coke related. He buys a 12 pk and manages to finish it in a week or less. I have been nudging him towards giving up Coke for quite sometime, and when w... Read more
YESSSSS! Success in staying in range.
Stayed in my range yesterday - this is a big step forward for me, and I paid attention to how my body was feeling. I wasn't hungry either. I cut the amount of carbs back, and reached for something else in the fridge!
I also went for a walk ... Read more
Hi, I'm Holly, and I'm addicted to carbs (& only a microwave?!)
When I look at my nutritional tracker, if I'm going to go over in one single area, it's going to be carbs. I love snacking on popcorn, crackers, cereal, and basically any other carb goodness I can get my hands on.
Trying to reduce the amoun... Read more
Need to pick one goal and STICK WITH IT. My goal is going to be water this week - at least 3 bottles (650 ml) each day, but more if I can do it.
The mountain altitude and coming out of humidity/smog in Ontario has really challenged me. I br... Read more
Watching what I eat & gym time
How I've been successful in the past really has to do with watching what I eat (e.g. using a program like Weight Watchers) and moving more. It's that simple, yet that complicated.
I've had a lot of changes in the past week, so I gave myself... Read more
Hola - Rockie Mtn Trail walking.. pt 1
I have a weight-loss friend, Shirley, who lives in BC (which is now closer than ever) that goes out every day and walks her mountain and takes pictures. She looks gorgeous now and is doing such a great job.
I followed her example last night... Read more
Wedding, moving... and well, life in the fast lane.
Amazing where I was about a year ago, and where I am now. Not much of a difference in terms of activity - the last year has been a whirlwind for me, and I didn't keep my focus as well as I could've. But let's not do the coulda-shoulda-woulda. Le... Read more