I'm back..... (pictures)
Ugh, the past ten days or so have been nothing but a blur. In my last blog I mentioned how our dog Maddy had taken sick and I thought it was an attack of pancreatitis after my husband fed our dogs scallops. That was almost two weeks ago... Read more
Remind me again why I love my husband - funny
For the record, my husband and I have a pretty great relationship when all things are said and done, however, I advised him this morning that I could gladly strangle him today. John is a smart, intelligent, funny individual who sometime... Read more
Recap of four weeks of seeing a dietitian weekly
I know the burning question most of you have is "but did you lose any weight"? so I'll cut to the chase right away. I'm down 3 pounds. There so you can stop reading if that's why you think I'm seeing a dietitian just for weight loss.
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Be the captain of your own ship!
For those just getting to know me, let me start out by saying I live on an island in the North Atlantic so ships play a bigger part of my life than I would care to admit. I'm not a lover of boats in any shape much to my husband's chagr... Read more
First of all Happy First Day of Spring to those in the Northern Hemisphere. I am laughing as I type that because the snow plow just went down our street! ... Read more
Changes with SparkPeople
When I first joined SparkPeople I was thrilled to find such a great community of people like me who were interested in establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The easy-to-use format was one of SparkPeoples greatest assets. It ... Read more
My Action Plan March 7-13th
I'm writing these for my own benefit so they might be kind of boring. If you wish to continue reading, please do so but consider yourself warned ... Read more
A friend gave me this recipe so I'm not sure where it originally came from. I made it last night and it was pretty good.
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup brown sugar, not packed
1 cup walnuts, divided
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My action plan February 28th-March 6th
After consultations with my family doctor, chiropractor and dietitian this past week I've come up with a one week action plan.
I will have complete blood work done....doing that tomorrow morning.
I will continue to work on the one stret... Read more
In a bit of a funk
I'm in a bit of a funk lately but I'm not too concerned as "funks" seem to be a normal part of my battle with depression. Everybody experiences highs and lows in life but mental illness means the lows are more prolonged. I know when a ... Read more
Ouch, that's all I have to say. Several years ago, I experienced my first bout of sciatica and it wasn't pleasant. I saw my doctor who referred me to a physiotherapist and I went faithfully for three months. Interestingly, the pain stop... Read more
I taught my old dog a new trick
As I write this it is a little after midnight on a fairly cold winters night. I was in bed, asleep, for a few hours when I was awakened by a cold... Read more
I'm sure most of you have seen that inspirational message about the dash that has been floating around the internet over the past few years. Perhaps you've heard the poem read at funerals or maybe you own the author's book by the same n... Read more
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Love is the weapon of the future - arm yourself
I'm sure most of you are aware of, and maybe afraid of, the volatile political climate many of our countries are facing. There are widespread incidences of hatred, intolerance, and misunderstandings all around us and it only takes five ... Read more