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DH and I Had Our Check-Ups Today
And the results were generally good. He was very pleased with my weight loss, and told me to keep doing exactly what I've been doing, except he told me to eat regular whole grain bread rather than gluten free, as he says there is no indication ... Read more
Cham Shan Buddhist Temple, Bethany Ontario
Yesterday Peter and I went to an open house at the site of the largest Buddhist temple outside China.
The Cham Shan Buddhist Temple is being built at Bethany, Ontario, about 2 hours north-east of Toronto. It is modeled after one on a Chi... Read more
Home after a rainy 4-day break
Peter and I decided to take a little trip... in between the church activities, the gardening and the many piping commitments... and after checking the long-range weather forecast, decided to leave last Tuesday for a trip to the Eastern Townships... Read more
Why I Hate Clothes Shopping at Big Stores with Thin Salespeople!
I am most comfortable in gardening cloths, or in the pyjama pants and loose t-shirts I wear to work around the house. I seldom wear high heels, and even when I do, they are only 1 1/2 to 2" high.
The other day, going to a memorial servic... Read more
I've been having some trouble with Acid Reflux (GERD) lately, and have been doing a lot of reading up on the food triggers. If I can, I'd rather control it by diet and lifestyle changes rather than taking more medications. And I know that losi... Read more
Low cost housing options
On Saturday I went to a seminar in town put on by Habitat for Humanity and North House, a local social service agency working with the homeless and those in danger of becoming so.
I live in a small town town about 50 miles north-east of Tor... Read more
Virtual Walk Around Nova Scotia - part 2
I'm finally leaving the suburban sprawl behind as I approach Musquodoboit Harbour. When I was a little girl, people had summer cottages Porter's Lake; now people live there full-time and work in the city. With the new 100 series highways, it's ... Read more
Virtual Walk Around Nova Scotia - week 1
A couple of my Spark Friends have gently reminded me that I promised to start a new virtual walk. Thank you, Kate and Audra, for giving me the push I needed.
I grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, a city across the harbour from Halifax, the ... Read more
What's Changed?... Me!
So what's going on? I recommitted to SP on January 4 after regaining 12 lbs last year. Since then, I've lost 4 lbs and am exercising regularly. I'm switching things around in the house, planning lots of sewing projects, sleeping better and sta... Read more
Pride goeth before a fall...
I have to admit I've been feeling really good about my "fresh start" on SP a couple of weeks ago (see previous blog). Well last night I crashed in a big way. I wrote just yesterday to a Spark Friend saying that my binges were fewer and not nea... Read more
For the first time in months, I'm really excited about SP! I feel like I did when I first started the program 5 years ago.
I got careless, exercised less and didn't track my food carefully or honestly... a few cookies can't really hurt, ... Read more
As most of you know, I've chosen to limit the number of Spark Friends I add so that I can really get to know those I correspond with.
Today I've decided to cut back on the time I spend on teams as well. Currently, each morning I spend ab... Read more
My DH goes to the Ukrainian Catholic church (he's Irish, English and German, but that's another story), so we celebrate two Christmases each year.
Today is Ukrainian Christmas Day, 12 days after December 25. Traditionally the Ukrainian Ch... Read more
Has GOT to be better, weight-wise than 2015.
My plan for 2015 went all to heck. No legitimate reasons; I simply ate too much and exercised too little, promising myself that I would "start tomorrow". The holidays were an absolute disaste... Read more
Some people have kindly asked
about our last trip. It had its good points, but was definitely not as good as the spring trip.
The good points included a stay at the Opryland Resort (ridiculously large, but worth a visit), attending a service at Emmanuel Baptist Church ... Read more