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Sparkpeople Cookbook Recipe Review - Baby Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

Monday, May 28, 2012      2 comments

This recipe is found on page 111 of the Sparkpeople Cookbook. A simple, fast and tasty salad. Note that this is one you will want to prep in day's servings. It does not keep well a second day. Just note how many servings you will need an... Read more

HLC Mental Challenge #8

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      1 comments

1) I've made the most progress in this area so far: Understanding the need for work/life balance. I stop exercising becuase of work and an I need to remember that I am the most important thing and that I come first. 2) What I have done be... Read more

Finished my 5K Run today!

Sunday, May 13, 2012      2 comments

I finsihed my 5K run today. I ran it in a time of 44 min and 44 seconds. I was 462nd out of 702 and came 81st out of 129 in my age division. I am SO happy. I ran about 70% of it and although I didn't totally reach my goal of running th... Read more

May is here and so am I

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      4 comments

I've been on a kind of hiatus from Spark for a month. Still keeping up with okay exercising. Probably not eating as fantastic as before, but still not terrible. BUT MAY IS HERE! April is always the WORST month. I'm an environmental ... Read more

Still working at it

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

Work this month has caught up with me and all should be well after tomorrow. Back to Spark hard this weekend. The good news is that I've been following my exercise and running, just not writing it down. So I haven't gained any weight, maintai... Read more

I'm allergic to my beaver

Friday, March 30, 2012      11 comments

I hope that title gave you the giggles, but I have finally figured out what I am allergic to: my beaver. And when I mean beaver, I mean a large 50 lb rodent who likes to chew down trees. Part of my job is taking care of animals and in my... Read more

Each workout is a battle in my War.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      10 comments

Each and every workout I do is like a battle in my war. I still hate working out. I do it because I have a goal, and not because I love it. Before each workout, I dread what I'm about to do. I am nervous as I head into each workout with the ... Read more

Two more years without a pay raise ahead

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      3 comments

Provincial budget came out today and our pay has been frozen for another two years. I haven't received a pay raise since 2009 and now with an out of work husband (thank you global recession), money is getting tighter and tighter. Lucky, ... Read more

Keeping my eye on the prize

Thursday, March 15, 2012      5 comments

I am sure we've all experienced that little voice inside our heads that is screaming in the middle of a work out "What the heck are you doing?" It's that little voice that says how are you ever going to get to a point where you can run 5 km str... Read more

This is a physical barrier

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      5 comments

I am on week 6 of my 5K training plan and this is the week where my body has begun to catch up with me. While on this training plan, when I got to the week where you run for 3 minutes and then walk for two, I was like I can't do this, it wa... Read more

Why telling my mother was a bad idea

Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

So while I was participating in BLC #20, part of my goal was to tell family and friends about my race, weight loss journey ,etc. Most people to tell are easy. However, the hardest one was my mother. While that was a big moment in my life, it... Read more

Run Amy Run

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      6 comments

Ran (well 3 minute run then 2 minute walk) over 2 miles today! 1 more mile to go to make it 3.1 miles (or 5 km) emoticonRead more

What everyone wants to hear (part deux)

Sunday, February 26, 2012      5 comments

I've had a couple of stressful weeks - with all the things you don't want to hear - there are people in the office getting a raise, but not you (even though your boss is saying youare doing a good job); had to fire an employee (one who I really ... Read more

My Good Food Box

Saturday, February 18, 2012      4 comments

My community has a program called the Good Food Box. A group of volunteers buy produce at a discounted rate (eliminate the middle man called the grocery store) and you get about $25 worth of fruits and vegetables for $15*. In each box, at leas... Read more

How God made me run today

Monday, February 13, 2012      4 comments

Whether or not you believe in God (which I hope you do believe in something spiritual), this is still a story about how your mind can be the biggest obstacle. As part of my journey, I have decided to include more time with God. He and I ne... Read more


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