Last year I was a bit late - forgot the date completely actually. This year I'm two days early but perhaps that's because it's a landmark. 10 years ago on the 4th of January I said "enough".
10 years ago I had just come off a holiday eatin... Read more
Last week created a bit of buzz of the 15 minutes of fame variety for my husband and me. Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, did a half page article on us for its "How They Lost It" feature.
While I had hoped a little more abou... Read more
I hate exercise.
I really do.
Well, maybe not exercise itself. It's more true to say that I absolutely hate the idea of exercising. No matter what it is - and in these now almost 10 years since I began my transformation, trust me, I've tried EVERYTHING - I... Read more
Hmmmm, I'm forgetting something
You know how you sometimes sit on a date and know that it means something but can't quite remember? That's how I've been feeling all week about January 5th. I know it must mean something but what?
It finally came to me this afternoon as I w... Read more
No longer afraid of Real Mayonnaise
I had to laugh at a recent episode of Biggest Loser when last year's contestants were aghast at Buddy's choice of a tsp of REAL mayo over one of the fake options. Seriously, there were several outraged comments and Becky looked like she'd been t... Read more
What Health Is...
One of my first memories of being a sweet young first year university nursing student is sitting in a classroom during orientation and being required to write out a definition of health. At the time I recall thinking “what the heck do I know ab... Read more
As I approach my 3rd anniversary of permanently removing 85lbs from my body, I am thinking about all of the rules I have broken in the weight loss and maintenance game. You know the ones I’m talking about: do this and this and this and for heave... Read more
Afraid of Commitment?
It's as old as time itself. The story of a couple hooking up but one of the pair is afraid of making a long term commitment to the relationship for fear of how it would restrict their future choices. In literature and film, it usually results in... Read more
A few weeks ago, during a long run on a very hot day, some young guy with all the wisdom of his few years on earth deigned to stick his head out a car's window and call me crazy. First I just laughed. But then I got thinking about it a little be... Read more
When I was a young girl, Olga Korbut ruled the gymnastic's world. Of all her feats in the gym, the balance beam was my absolute favourite. How any human could make the moves she was able to make on that narrow, (and dangerously hard), plank of w... Read more
Getting up and doing it all again today
When you successfully lose a large amount of weight and maintain that loss, people want to know the secret. Because, we're all convinced that there's a secret. I am getting used to people looking me up and down when we first get together after a... Read more
What do I deserve?
It's funny that the universe is so steadfast in its ability to send to you what you need or should have! I haven't billed my new, private coaching practice as weight loss coaching yet I am attracting primarily clients who wish to lose weight. Be... Read more
Feeding our feelings.
I recently asked a client if she thought she were an emotional eater. Her response struck a chord with me. "Well," she said, "I used to be. But I haven't had that much stress in my life lately and I'm still eating poorly so I don't know that I r... Read more
Why I run.
It's National Running Day!!
I didn't know this until an hour ago but I'm excited all the same. A whole day devoted to celebrating my favourite sport of all time! Woo Hoo!
What better day to explore my passion than today? So, here it ... Read more
The importance of being kind.
I wish, quite simply, to be more kind.
Oh, don't get me wrong! I'm kind now - I seek ways to help people, say please and thank you frequently, hold doors open and am generous with my gifts and talents. I'm no slouch in the kindness departme... Read more
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