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Day 23 of starting again. The ups, the downs, the challenges, the lessons, the intolerances.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      8 comments

It's Wednesday. A damp, cloudy, grey Wednesday in Autumn. I look out the window and sigh. Yup, another **fun-filled day skipping through the leaves, doing what I love, and taking care of myself**. Well, maybe. I have a full day ahead ... Read more

Don't Panic. Breathe. Start Again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      24 comments

It's nearly the end of September. I've been away from SP for the better part of 200 days. 200 days was enough time to undo all the good work I put in this past winter and gain more weight back than I lost. 200 days was enough to once again ge... Read more

Day 51 - Time flies when you are a human guinea pig...

Friday, February 21, 2014      16 comments

Currently I have my favourite lamb stew simmering on the stove. It's been the first day since last Friday that I've gotten out of the house to do groceries (or anything for that matter). Most of the last week has been holed up on the couch, su... Read more

Day 31 - Four and a Half Weeks DONE!

Friday, January 31, 2014      17 comments

Today is the day. The last day of eating bare bones on this elimination diet. My stomach has been doing well all week, no complaints from my digestion system. No more gas, no more discomfort, and the bloating... well ladies, it's just "that t... Read more

Day 23 - Three Weeks DONE!

Thursday, January 23, 2014      13 comments

Week three of the elimination diet has been the hardest by far. I had two days this week that my stomach completely rebelled to cause me anguish. I still have no idea wh... Read more

Day 15 - Two weeks DONE!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      14 comments

Let me just say that my fridge has never looked healthier... :) So I'm officially starting day 15 today. My master list has been updated with a few more veggies that ... Read more

Day 7 - Addendum

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      17 comments

Today was the strangest day. One of the coldest days I can ever remember -- I haven't eaten anything all day but also haven't been hungry. (I have had lots of water and two teas though). Today I found out that a friend/colleague passed away a... Read more

Day 7 - Almost one week in

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      12 comments

Morning everyone. Hope everyone is keeping warm! It's crazy weather out there and I'm staying in for as long as I can today. Though the university has decided to stay open despite the bitter cold and winds which means I have to teach tonight.... Read more

Day 3 - Cleanse and Curse

Friday, January 03, 2014      15 comments

So today is the beginning of day 3 on my FODMAP/Hypoallergenic cleanse. If you're joining me today and need the backstory, please go to my initial blog post here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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2014. It's Time: Catch Ups, Cleanses & Clarity

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      32 comments

As of this bright, cold, but new day of 2014, I realize that I have no idea who is out there anymore in SparkPeople world... it's been 8 months since I've been here and despite missing all my friends here, I unfortunately have lost touch with al... Read more

Be Prepared for the Backlash (of Eating Healthy)

Monday, May 13, 2013      33 comments

Everyone here at one time or another has made the decision to get healthy. Some have stuck with it, some have given in to the difficulties that present themselves when you make a large life change, and some, (like me) have bounced back and fort... Read more

Starting Over... one LAST time.

Sunday, May 05, 2013      20 comments

Today is day 5 of my last time starting again. Well, let's be honest, it's probably not the last time but one must stay positive, right? Since coming to Spark, a year and a half back I have started again a myriad of times, lost a bunch of weig... Read more

Unsqueezed

Monday, March 04, 2013      43 comments

I'm part of a 17 week spring/summer challenge that started a few weeks ago. My heart isn't quite in it yet but I'm biding my time until I can focus more. I haven't had a moment to complete any of the challenges so far (sorry guys) but when I r... Read more

Playing with the Gorilla

Friday, February 01, 2013      44 comments

So you may have noticed I've been missing for several months now. When my RAI (Radioactive Iodine) treatment after my thyroid cancer surgery was finished in august and I got the "all clear", my celebration was short-lived as I had a huge pile-u... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts And the Academy Award Goes To...

Monday, August 20, 2012      171 comments

Until this past February, I have never watched an entire Academy Awards presentation.  I never really got caught up in the red carpet fashions or the gala affair that was b... Read more


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