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Some pictures - icebergs in July!

Monday, July 27, 2015      19 comments

Hi, Thank you all of the wonderful anniversary wishes! Although our anniversary was earlier in the week we had decided to go out for supper over the weekend instead. And, when we woke up to sunshine yesterday (yes, it had been that long sin... Read more

Review of Week 4 of the 5% Challenge

Saturday, July 25, 2015      16 comments

Hi, Well,, I gained .4 of a pound this week and I have to say it bothered me a little. Emphasis on "little". I know I'm headed in the right direction. I'm eating way better and am doing limited snacking at night (popcorn or an apple) ... Read more

Review of week 3 of the 5% Challenge - "Go Teddies"

Saturday, July 18, 2015      14 comments

Hi, I lost weight again this week so I'm super happy about that but what I'm most happy about is that I haven't been sabotaging myself or feeling like I'm dieting. In fact, I'm not tracking my food intake at all. I'm leaving WW because I on... Read more

Seeking single ....just joking......nutritional advice and/or suggestions

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      11 comments

Hi, Any of my SparkFriends know a thing or two about nutrition? I'm trying to boost my protein so I'm currently using a protein powder. I mix it with coconut oil, flaxseed, flax meal, greek Yogourt and lots of frozen berries. Opinions ... Read more

Who knew I could actually do this?

Saturday, July 11, 2015      22 comments

Hi, Who knew that I could actually start the weight loss wheel rolling? The answer, of course, is all of YOU! It's taken me some time to start making some positive changes in my life and I have to admit they are working. I'm not hear to fla... Read more

Where oh where are the Teddy Bears gone

Thursday, July 09, 2015      14 comments

Hi, Am I the only one a wee bit worried about my fellow Teddy Bears? We had a rough Spring challenge and now it looks like we are going through some more growing pains. So, what's going on? We are such a loving and supportive team tha... Read more

Turning the corner

Sunday, July 05, 2015      20 comments

Hi, By this time most of my Spark Friends know that I have lived with depression since childhood and that I recently narrowly averted a complete crisis by reaching out for help. It took two calls to the mental health crisis line, one 100km ... Read more

Question for fellow dog owners

Saturday, July 04, 2015      17 comments

Hi, At one of my recent counselling sessions I mentioned to my therapist that I fear I'm not a good enough dog owner and I feel guilty going anywhere without them. What constitutes enough? I'm really struggling with this at the moment... Read more

This random picture just makes me laugh

Monday, June 29, 2015      19 comments

I'm really trying to outwit my mental funk. I got up early, ate breakfast (yay) and went for a walk throughout town. I'm using the Map My Walk app a... Read more

Worse, much worse

Sunday, June 28, 2015      22 comments

I wish I didn't have to write this blog and it's really okay if you don't read beyond this point. But, I'm really struggling mentally....again! I can honestly say I was one tear away from self-admitting myself to be psych ward. Luckily, I ... Read more

Seeing the "plus" side of having to buy bigger clothes

Monday, June 15, 2015      15 comments

Hi! For the record this is second dang attempt at writing this so if it fails this time there will be no blog today. Hey, that sounds like a good Newfoundland joke. Read more

You can have all the support you want but it all comes down to YOU

Thursday, June 11, 2015      14 comments

Hi, It took a recent phone call to our provincial mental health crisis line to see the truth in the following statement. "You can have all the support you want and or need but ultimately it all comes down your willingness to change" Mi... Read more

Resuming my journey - not giving up after slipping up

Monday, June 01, 2015      20 comments

Hi, For the record, I'm NOT starting over because that would mean, at least to me, that all of my efforts up to now have been got naught. Yes, I'm heavier now than I have ever been throughout my Spark journey BUT my weight is just one compo... Read more

To all Spark members who are parts of competitive teams - esp 5% challenges

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      17 comments

Hi, Just let me get this off my chest. THERE IS NO "I IN TEAMS!!! A healthy and rewarding team experience comes about when no matter your performance you are still a valued team member. I've been a member of the wonderful Teddy Bear te... Read more

Are your S.M.A.R.T. goals sabotaging you? Would flex-goals work better?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      14 comments

Hi, Like many of you, I began my Spark journey with their recommendation of setting daily goals. It is believed that once you focus your efforts on successfully meeting those daily goals you are more likely to ingrain these things as habits... Read more


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