Making Friends through Sports... Or Not.
When I moved to Houston, TX in 1998, I did it on the condition that I could find a women's hockey team / league to play in. All my friends from outside of work originated from this one source. When I moved back to Canada in 2000, I moved to Wate... Read more
What a November to finally be over. I relocated to Edmonton after my relationship dissolved; worked some ridiculous hours and saw the project that I have worked so very hard on finally go live (3rd of 5 sites is now live). I worked close to 60 h... Read more
Long time, no blog. Here's what's going on with me...
After 7 years and 3 marriage counsellors, I decided that it was time to end my relationship when my partner pushed me to explain my lack of emotion after coming home from a month long bu... Read more
Failure to Launch - help needed
I had a pretty eventful on the long weekend at the start of August (Monday was a holiday for us), with a few dog incidents. On Friday night, while inline skating with a fellow speed skater, we were stalked and I was bitten on the back of my thig... Read more
Healthy Changes - After Two Weeks
It's been a couple of weeks since I made a conscious decision to clean up my diet, and I wanted to report back on how I'm doing so far. I feel fine ... make that GREAT! I haven't gone through any bad withdrawal from caffeine, which was a nice su... Read more
Making Some Healthy Changes - Day 1
It's late, but I want to record what I did today, since all the little big things add up.
Getting up early for a counselling appointment and the Starbucks latte I chased that with notwithstanding, I'm trying to eat cleaner, and cut my caffe... Read more
What worked for me? What broke?
I've had a bit of a wake-up call which left me wondering, how did I lose 30lbs? I went from the high 160's to the high 130's over the course of 8 months... and here is what I did, every day, during that period:
1. I got out of bed every mor... Read more
It's not about the SparkPoints...
Disclaimer: I am totally into SparkPeople, engaged in the community and fully appreciate that I can connect with like-minded people here.
Now... on to my obsession. I realized that I am self-motivating with "I could earn a SparkPoint for th... Read more
My One-Year Sparkiversary!
Just pausing to reflect on the stats showing on my profile page for a sec...
Member Since: 4/9/2010
SparkPoints: 17,939 (about 50 points per day)
Fitness Minutes: 22,393 (about an hour per day)
Log in and spin the SparkPoints... Read more
Excited! Registered for 2 Races today!
Well, this is it. Decision day! I put my money on the line and registered for two new races today. Now I have something to train for, other than myself, that extra little motivational push. I haven't done either of them before and am really look... Read more
Starting Over - Today!
This has been a great couple of years for me. I started my weight loss journey in August 2009, and lost about 25lbs between then and April 2010. I was pretty close to my goal weight, thrilled with my physical transformation, since I didn't even ... Read more
A to Z quiz about me
I saw someone else had this posted as a blog and I rather liked the idea of sharing bits of information with other Sparkers that might not be known otherwise.
A. Age: 39 ... big 4-0 is a week before Labour Day.
B. Bed size: King
C... Read more
A chilly Edmonton run today
I started work on my first contract as an independent consultant this week. I'm in Edmonton, and am staying over the weekend. My friend & colleague was going to the gym, and I decided to run there, since would be the first "warm" day all week si... Read more
A PB to be proud of!
Well, I did it. I knew going into the 8-miler of this morning's chilly ReFridgee-Eighter that all I would need to do is finish the race, and I would have earned a Personal Best. I saw a another speed skater at the start line, and she asked what ... Read more
How to get a Personal Best - Guaranteed to work!
I have been laughing at myself a lot lately, kind of a Dr. Evil laugh really, since I have been racking up Personal Bests - PBs - and race medals all over the place. It feels like a sin, really, it has been so easy.
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