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Marley met a bear

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      1 comments

We live in an area with lots of bears. But up until today I had never come across one. This morning Marley and I went for a long walk. Almost at the end, I spotted what I thought was another off-leash dog about 50m down the trail. It turned arou... Read more

Plateau busted!

Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

After stubbornly sitting at the same number for the past few weeks, this morning the scale started moving again - in the right direction! Plus, I've lost another centimeter off my waist and hips. Patience and persistence pay off. Read more

Not bad for an old lady...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday I was teaching my karate class as my Sensei is away for work again. Since there were only a handful of students I decided to do a gentle jog around the dojo for warm-up. After 1 minute the other adult dropped out, followed quickly by h... Read more


Sunday, July 18, 2010      2 comments

I emoticon samosas, but the boughten ones are usually deep-fried. Over the past week I've made three batches of bake... Read more

Most Excellent Day

Thursday, July 15, 2010      1 comments

I work an extended day so I get an extra day off every two weeks. Most of the time this day is filled with appointments, but today it was a REAL DAY OFF!!! I want to remember this excellent day. This is what I did: - had my world famous mue... Read more

Resisted Temptation

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      1 comments

"I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me." George Bernard Shaw I'm not as lucky as Bernie Shaw; things that are bad for me tempt me frequently. Usually I give in and have a little bit, ... Read more

Marley's Song

Monday, July 12, 2010      0 comments

I'm having a lot of fun with my dog because he's sooo enthusiastic about his walks. Yesterday I made up a song (Tune: What shall we do with a drunken sailor) What shall we do with a little black doggie What shall we do with a little black... Read more

Gasp! Hot Hot Hot!

Thursday, July 08, 2010      0 comments

Ok, so I was wrong when I thought summer had arrived 10 days ago. Last week it was still cold enough for my furnace to come on, but no more. 32 degrees Celsius yesterday and today, and no end in sight. I love it, but it does cramp my worko... Read more

Weighty Subject

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      1 comments

Well, I've made 5 appointments with a personal trainer for August. Goal: learn how to work with free weights. My doctor thinks it's a good idea "but you've got to learn it." Yeah, I wasn't about to try it on my own anyway. Why August? I'll have ... Read more

Finally! Healthy Chinese Food!

Sunday, July 04, 2010      2 comments

I love love love Chinese food, but it's my guilty pleasure since most of the restaurants around here are Cantonese which is not the healthiest choice (although extremely yummy). Yesterday I went to the library and found "Heart Smart Chinese Food... Read more

I love my gym!

Saturday, July 03, 2010      1 comments

The past few days I couldn't go to my women's gym since they're closed for renovations. I didn't want to fall behind in my strength training, so I went to the community centre instead. That, of course, is co-ed. I don't have any problems working... Read more

Gardening "Firsts" for the year

Saturday, June 26, 2010      1 comments

Summer was a long time coming but maybe it has finally arrived. Yesterday: o First time I had to water my garden o First couple of ripe raspberries The watering part is not my favourite, but getting fresh raspberries definitely IS! Take ... Read more

Another step in the right direction

Thursday, June 24, 2010      1 comments

149 lb at this morning's weigh-in. I've officially broken the 150 lb barrier! emoticon Onward...... Read more


Tuesday, June 22, 2010      2 comments

I'm taking transit to work more often now - price of gas, and it's the right thing to do. Anyway, with all this cardio and strength training it's a lot easier for me to run for the bus, or up the stairs for the train. It's all good! Read more

New Project

Saturday, June 19, 2010      3 comments

A friend gave me some lovely royal blue mohair wool some time ago. I've finally found a pattern for a hooded cardigan with zipper; so I'm happily working away on my new project. I'll be sure to call on my knitter friends for advice to put in the... Read more

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