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My dad lost his battle... :(

Friday, May 25, 2012      9 comments

My dad was diagnosed, then shortly after admitted to the hospital, and he passed away last Sunday. His funeral is today and my heart has broken into a million pieces. But I'm at peace knowing that he's no longer in pain. Today is going to be a l... Read more

My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Monday, May 07, 2012      10 comments

Well this has been a pretty hard month. Last Tuesday my dad found out he has lung cancer. He will be 65 in January and I've never seen him with as much as a cold. He started feeling weak with sore muscles in Jan, went to the doctor and a series ... Read more

Over 1000 fitness minutes this month!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012      5 comments

Holy catfish!!!! I don't know what has come over me but I managed to log in over 1000 minutes this month...I am so proud! I don't usually brag, but I figured if I don't put it out there I may never remember I actually did this!!! Between sno... Read more

I think I'm addicted!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

It all started with Just Dance 3, then I fell upon the Slim in 6 DVD and then last week I purchased Zumba 2 for the WII... I've been consistently working out daily since Jan 10th...whenever I missed a day I would totally notice a switch in ... Read more

Back on the Bus!

Sunday, January 29, 2012      1 comments

Well, my last entry was quite sad, and revealing to me. I took a break from SP for a bit, but I now realize that I miss it. I miss the support of everyone here. I started up my fitness and weight loss goals this Jan and I'm happy to say that ... Read more

Why start today what you can put off till January...

Thursday, December 01, 2011      13 comments

Oh my, what is wrong with me? I started off the spark plan with gusto...did the 10 minutes a day challenge with a vengeance, logged in everything I put in my mouth for 3 weeks. Then bam it all came to a screeching halt. How do people do this lon... Read more

Back to work!

Saturday, November 19, 2011      1 comments

Well I'm back on the work horse...been off for quite awhile, I was on medical leave while pregnant with my dd, and I just started back this past week. She's 15mths today so needless to say, it's been awhile! I'm back on a part-time basis an... Read more

The Hapiness Project

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

I was at Chapters on Saturday with hubby and I came across this book called "The HapinessProect" by Gretchen Ruben. It's an interesting read, I'm not too far into it with a toddler at my feet, but I sneek some time in when she's napping. Nap t... Read more

Ugh!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      4 comments

The weather here is beautiful. You'd think I'd be up and ready to go out for a run, but I just can't get with it. I suppose when I started up with SP I may have been a little on the manic side, and now....I feel the sluggishness of depression se... Read more

Trying to get with it...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      4 comments

Well I started off with a bang, fell off of the fitness spark, started up again, fell back off and am now trying again. Sheesh, this is tough, I guess if I keep trying it has to stick at some point, right? I sure hope so... I read an awesom... Read more

I'm excited!

Thursday, October 27, 2011      2 comments

Well I found out today that my application to be team leader for the Ups and downs of depression was accepted. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I'm feeling a sense of gratitude to hopefully be able to help others out there. There team ... Read more

Oolong....Ooyum tea!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011      2 comments

I ran across an add in my Chatelaine magazine about an amazing tea that boosts metabolism. Oolong tea. So while out shopping this weekend I stopped at my local Bulk Barn and scouted it out. Now I'm not really much of a coffee or tea drinker pers... Read more

Stepping out of the Bi-Polar closet!

Sunday, October 23, 2011      2 comments

I was dx'd w bi-polar disorder at the age of 22, I am now 38. I've had many ups and downs with this illness. The only ppl who knew were my closest friends, my mom and dad (dad being bp himself) and dh. I have to take lithium every single day.... Read more

Feel off the Spark wagon...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      2 comments

emoticon I was doing really really well, then I had to have minor surgery, no exercise for 2 weeks they said...... Read more

Day16....Holy Hannah...I've never done anything for 16 days straight!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      4 comments

Wow, I am blown away with this program...I wish I would have come across it sooner in life, but I'm so happy to have disovered it now. I'm telling anyone who will listen about how awesome it is. My husband and I are starting week 3 of the c25k... Read more


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