My 2011 garden
I live in central Alberta, Canada, in Zone 4, so gradening is short-lived, but I love it. I spend all winter planning next year's garden, then prep as soon as I can. I organize when things need to be started indoors or planted outside, then make... Read more
Ratatouille and eating well on a budget
Here's an excerpt from one of my replies on a message board:
Today, I made ratatouille in my slow cooker. I thought it was great, my 3-year-old ate it well, my picky 6-year-old grudgingly ate it, and my meat-loving hubby ate it, but didn't ... Read more
Birthday cake and regular pop
Last Sunday, we had our son's birthday party at a bowling alley. The bowling party included hotdogs and pop for everyone. I brought a chocolate cake that I made from scratch. I ate a hotdog, two small glasses of pop, and a moderate piece of cake... Read more
feeling depressed for no particular reason
Today, I'm feeling blah. I can't seem to get going. I don't feel like doing anything. I just want to crawl back into bed. I'm so tired of fighting depression. I'm so tired I want to cry. My back is stiff, my neck is stiff, my right hand is cold ... Read more
I reached my TOPS goal weight
I haven't been here in awhile, but I think it's time!
In the summer, I was able to get 2.5 lbs. from goal, but that was probably with 2.5 lbs. of muscle loss because I'd stopped exercising. So, my weight has settled at 4 to 5 lbs. from goa... Read more
The Day After "Low Tech Day"
Well, yesterday WAS interesting. The most surprising thing was that our 5-year-old wanted to do it again! I'm not willing to give up my technology on a full-time basis, but I believe I will spend less time with it.
Our day went by really q... Read more
The night before "Low-Tech Day"
Well, I'm hoping for the best, tomorrow. My hubby reluctantly agreed to join me in having a "Low Tech Day", meaning, no TV, computer, video games. Basically, that's how I grew up! We owned a TV, but had no cable, and weren't allowed to watch it ... Read more
Busting and preventing excuses
I use a lot of strategies to get and keep motivated, and I work to bust my own excuses. I started off slow and easy, with doable workouts that don't hurt. I began exercising by doing 10 minutes of targeted strength training and 10 or so minutes ... Read more
How "10 minutes" works for me
I'm a procrastinator, and any excuse will do. So, if something looks too big, then I have a hard time doing it. A whole messy house? Forget about it. A disaster zone in the kitchen? Yikes! 60 minutes of exercise every day? NO WAY!
But, if I... Read more
A debrief of Grey Cup Sunday
Well, I'm sad for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and all of their fans, but I'm very pleased with myself! I kept food simple and healthy. My husband made crab & cucumber sushi, I also served raw veggies w/ lite Ranch dressing, and I made a big pot... Read more
Saturday, the day before Grey Cup
Hmmmm. What to do today. I'll probably shovel the snow and vacuum the carpet downstairs. That will take care of my cardio for the day! I would like to find some Christmas crafts that I can do with my kids. If I don't do crafts, then I think I mi... Read more
It's time to stop holding myself back
I have come to realize that I often hold myself back. I put things off. I wait for a better time, or for when I'm feeling up to it. I have decided that I need to figure out why I hold myself back. And while I figure that out, I'm going to "fake ... Read more
just created my SparkPage
I'm a mom to 3 beautiful kids, living in Central Alberta, Canada, on my way to getting fit and healthy again, no excuses!... Read more