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I can hardly believe I'm finally overweight!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      22 comments

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Fall hike up Mount Belleview

Monday, October 11, 2010      10 comments

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, and I have so much to be thankful for! One of those things is having the health and stamina to hike up small mountains like Belleview. The foliage is so beautiful this time of year! It was packed with pe... Read more

Delightful walk at Johnville Bog and Forest Park

Sunday, October 10, 2010      5 comments

Today was a beautiful Fall day. My sister and I finally got to take that walk at Johnville Bog and Forest Park. (Last time we’d planned to go, it started raining. emo... <a href=Read more

I know how Andi feels!

Friday, October 08, 2010      6 comments

I do NOT know how Andi feels when Defiant1 gives her a hard time about being a slacker. emoticon But I do know... Read more

Time to evaluate and refocus

Sunday, September 26, 2010      12 comments

I've been sparking since March. During the last 7 months, I've lost 41 lbs., become much fitter and have lots more energy. I've lost 4.5 inches off my waist and 5 inches off my hips. The doctor has, twice, reduced my medication by half. Bu... Read more

Hike on Mount Chapman

Saturday, September 18, 2010      6 comments

It was great to be out hiking again today! Beautiful, sunny weather, with just a slight breeze. Perfect!!! Like I told my sister, "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world!" Unfortunately, our hike had to be cut short because of some phy... Read more

Berry Good Brain

Sunday, September 05, 2010      8 comments

Thought you might enjoy this short article from Dr. Weil's website: Here's another reason to include blueberries, strawberries and walnuts in your diet: the polyphenols these foods contain appear to be good for the brain. In fact, these mic... Read more

Quiet time to reflect

Sunday, August 08, 2010      8 comments

I needed some quiet time to reflect on my life and priorities today. I went to the Howard Domain, that's known for its beautiful gardens and peaceful atmosphere. The Domain was bequeathed as a heritage to the citizens of Sherbrooke by Senator Ho... Read more

Surprise visit from my son

Thursday, August 05, 2010      9 comments

The house feels empty this morning, after having had my son here for a wonderful 5 days. He decided to surprise me with a visit for my 60th birthday. Since he lives in Alberta, 3000 miles away, I don't get to see him very often. My sister and ne... Read more

Back to Mount Pinacle

Thursday, July 29, 2010      4 comments

Today was another one of those ideal days for hiking. We had several options, but headed back out to Mount Pinacle because we had been surprised at how few biting bugs there were. (Some regions are more infested than others.) Last time, we ... Read more

“Skinny dream” burst by weight loss realities

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      13 comments

I just read an article by the above title that points out something I’ve been guilty of in the past: expecting weight loss to solve problems that were not weight-related. If you’re unhappy, you won’t necessarily become a happy person by losing w... Read more

Hike up Mount Pinacle

Monday, July 26, 2010      10 comments

Today, my sister and I hiked up Mount Pinacle, in Barnston. What a great way to spend the first day of my vacation! This is the type of hiking I’ve been longing to get back to. The weather was ideal, with low humidity and windy enough to keep th... Read more

This afternoon's walk

Sunday, July 25, 2010      12 comments

There were dark clouds in the sky and a lovely, cool breeze when I headed out for my walk at the local park this afternoon. I tried to call my sister, but couldn't reach her so I went all by my lonesome. Read more

Why I gained the weight back

Sunday, July 18, 2010      15 comments

In 2004, I reached an all-time high weight of 243 lbs. I felt awful and not surprisingly developped diabetes and high-blood pressure. I decided to make a priority of my health and went on a diet. I lost 64 pounds during the following year. I fel... Read more

You may have noticed I've gained over 30 lbs.

Friday, July 16, 2010      9 comments

Some wonderful SparkFriends have been leaving encouraging messages on my page, congratulating me on a 60 or 70 lb. weight loss. I wish! emoticonRead more


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