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Monday morning starting with a roll....

Monday, July 29, 2013      3 comments

First thing I did when I woke up was to throw on some cycling shorts and a light jacket!!! Fed the dog and out the door I went to GET BACK ON MY BIKE!!!! Not expecting to be able to manage anything monumental ~ I aimed to simply have a quick r... Read more

Pictures worth a thousand words....the transformation

Thursday, July 25, 2013      12 comments

The beginning ~ at 287lbs October 2012 and now.... 101lbs gone....gone...GONE!... Read more

101 lbs down....YAH BABY!!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013      15 comments

I weighed in this morning....101lbs down from when I started mid October! I am at my first goal!!!!!!!! What did I do? When my weight loss coach weighed me this morning I began to jump up and down on the scale!!! Repeating OMG, OMG, OMG!... Read more

Realizing that I enjoy lying in the sun again....

Sunday, July 21, 2013      7 comments

Growing up in the Okanagan I was a "beach bum" and belonged to the baby oil generation of sun tanners..... Ok I know better now.....but for most of my adult life I've been too heavy to sit outside comfortably for even the shortest time. Totall... Read more

2lbs to go....that 100lb loss is just around the corner!

Saturday, July 20, 2013      15 comments

I began my journey so looong ago. I'm 49 years old. I "settled" into bad eating habits when I started my post secondary education and those habits stayed with me for most of my adult life. For whatever reason this time I'm actually gaining... Read more

Painting in the sunshine :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013      4 comments

Love the summer weather....what a treat to haul my easel outside and paint in the shade of the tree just off of our back deck! Granted the acrylic paints dry almost instantley and I'm constantly "spritzing" the paint with a water bottle...but ... Read more

Setting distance goals....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      2 comments

On Monday afternoon I had my husband drop me off at a nearby beach with the paddle board. Then he drove to the beach I had set as my destination and set up our dinner picnic! The distance? 5 km! The time? 50 minutes! My legs were tired... Read more

Anaesthesia really takes it's toll!

Thursday, July 11, 2013      4 comments

I went in for day surgery on Monday and I'm just feeling "human" this morning! I can't get over how anaesthesia knocks you for a loop for a few days! Now granted I also know that I've been recuperating from my surgery (and am feeling better to... Read more

An amazing paddling adventure!!!!

Monday, July 08, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday morning my mum and I set out to one of our local beaches to take the kayak and paddle board out for a bit. We had been on the water for about 30 minutes when all of a sudden I heard a "whoosh" of air right beside me!!! There was a ... Read more

Soooo close to my first goal ~things that I've learned so far....

Friday, July 05, 2013      3 comments

I began my weight loss journey mid October last year. Weighing 288lbs I decided enough was enough! I rejoined spark people to help me continue with my weight loss and connect with others who are also on the path to healthier lifestyles! Th... Read more

Trying out the new paddleboard!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      5 comments

My mum and I went in together and bought a stand up paddleboard. This afternoon was our chance to go out and give it a go!!!! I've been hooked on SUP for awhile now and have been itching to buy one (but it just wasn't quite in my budget!). ... Read more

Allergies reeking havoc ~ Argh!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      2 comments

I can't get over how much my allergies impact my outdoor activities! When it's hot out and breezy I seem to suffer more (the pollen factory outside really lets loose in those conditions!) It seems that to gain relief I need to head to the ocea... Read more

Happy Canada Day!

Monday, July 01, 2013      2 comments

It's an absolutely beautiful morning here on the West Coast ~ a great day to go out and celebrate! This is one of those action packed weekends where there is plenty to do and not enough hours in the day for all of the choices! Yesterday I was on... Read more

Finished the school year...now onto summer holidays and my own schedule!!

Saturday, June 29, 2013      4 comments

Oh I soooo look forward to summer holidays! Where I can ignore clocks, not have a schedule timed to bells and set my own daily agenda according to my own whims! The first week off is always destined for sleeping when I need to, reading to my h... Read more

Remembering the importance of taking a day of rest from exercise.

Monday, June 24, 2013      5 comments

I was up to my neck cleaning out my art classroom today! It's amazing what can accumulate after a year! Recycling, purging, sorting, organizing, reclaiming.... you name it I was doing it today! There is something to be said about making a mess t... Read more


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