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New House, New Resolve

Monday, September 05, 2011      2 comments

It has been months since I posted. Sorting, packing and moving has taken up my time, along with thousands of decisions to be made along the way. Change for me is always challenging, and so it has been a stressful time. I am feeling like we ar... Read more

Before, during and After

Friday, May 06, 2011      3 comments

Well, I managed to get within 4 pounds of my goal weight, but I have turned 60 without reaching my goal. HOWEVER, I am not too discouraged because I am looking at the whole picture - actually the whole picture of my life. I attended my niece's... Read more

New Goal for May 5th

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      0 comments

I can't let a new year begin without taking stock. I guess now that I'm retired, January 5th isn't too late! 2010 held many significant events for me - a flight to Edmonton to see my daughter in January, gall bladder surgery on February 3rd, t... Read more

Beautiful Fall

Sunday, October 24, 2010      2 comments

It has been almost two months since I wrote a blog. We had an absolutely amazing trip to wine country in California with our friends. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed sightseeing in the small towns of Sonoma and Napa as well as a day in ... Read more

One Year Now

Sunday, August 29, 2010      0 comments

I note that I have passed my one year anniversary of belonging to Spark. I feel humbled by reading all of the amazing weight loss journeys of so many. I've been reading the Slowest Loser blog, but actually think I might be a slower one! I wa... Read more

Back to the Drawing Board

Friday, August 06, 2010      1 comments

Retirement is WONDERFUL!!!! But for me all the "special" things I do seems to include eating more than will either keep the weight off or reduce it! However, I am looking on the positive side, I am 8 pounds less than I was a year ago at this t... Read more

Excited to be on the right track again

Friday, May 28, 2010      3 comments

Well since returning from three little trips, I have my resolve back! This time I plan to hit my goal FOR SURE!!!!! Four more pounds. It doesn't sound like much but it has been elusive. It is easier when we are home. I've been walking 10000... Read more

Busy with Life

Thursday, April 15, 2010      1 comments

Today was a gorgeous spring day in British Columbia. Tomorrow we have friends coming to stay for a few days and we have a church group potluck supper here in the evening. My husband also ordered 3 units of bark mulch, which is A LOT! So altho... Read more

Healing Time

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      2 comments

It has been one month since my gallbladder surgery. I guess I have been taking it easy, allowing my body to heal. I have been walking almost every day, but the doctor said not to lift weights for a month. My weight has been holding steady, I ... Read more

Off to see the Medals Ceremony in Vancouver

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      1 comments

Two weeks ago today I had gallbladder surgery, and today we are going to drive our car to the park and ride, take the sky train into downtown Vancouver in the middle of the day, take in the Olympic atmosphere for the afternoon, and attend the me... Read more

Successful surgery!

Thursday, February 04, 2010      3 comments

Well, I came through my gallbladder surgery successfully! Right down to the wire I wasn't sure if they would proceed because I had come down with a cold on the weekend. They said the anesthetist would make the final decision, and as they rolle... Read more


Tuesday, January 26, 2010      3 comments

We had a great time visiting my daughter in Edmonton! It was cold, -5 C to -15C, but not ridiculous like last year when it was -25 C the whole time we were there. She was a fabulous hostess, we always have a wonderful time with her. A highlig... Read more

A New Year

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      0 comments

Here we are already five days into a new year and a new decade. I feel excited about the year ahead and look forward to what I can accomplish in my life in the months to come. Before I joined Spark People last August I really was starting to t... Read more

One Week to Go!

Saturday, December 19, 2009      1 comments

Even though I thought this would be such a quiet Christmas, I did go in to help the kindergarten teacher make gingerbread houses with her class. When I walked in the door of the school the Vice Principal said, " I can't believe it, we were just... Read more

Heading into the Christmas season

Monday, December 07, 2009      1 comments

A fresh new week, it is Monday morning. One year ago I was in the middle of 30 rambunctious children, leading a choir of 70 in the Christmas concert and trying to pack up my classroom in the middle of the year after 33 years of teaching. This ... Read more

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