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What I ate today in pictures. (FEF Challenge)

Thursday, July 21, 2011      16 comments

The challenge this week is to post photos of everything you eat for 3 of the 7 days. Since there are only 3 days left in the challenge....time to get going on it! Started the day with my very favourite oatmeal with ground flaxseed, banana,... Read more

Up & down

Monday, July 18, 2011      16 comments

It's been an up & down kind of day. emoticon Decided I was going to indulge in a Tim's Ice Cap Read more

Leaving carb cycling behind

Saturday, July 16, 2011      13 comments

I realized that I ended the carb cycling without doing a blog review. I like to re-read my blogs later, so I thought I'd better write something before I forget. I'm not doing any carb or calorie cycling right now. Not even tracking my food.... Read more

Walk, Bike, Swim

Thursday, July 14, 2011      15 comments

I was supposed to do some garden work for a friend of a friend today. I thought it was just a few hours for an older person. More like doing a favour for someone. Turns out this was more a meet & greet for on-going work for a realtor who is ... Read more

Very Good Day

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      18 comments

After 9 months of fighting, my MiL is cancer free! We're so relieved & happy. MiL is very dear to me. I've learned so much from her about kindness, courage and being happy with the simple things. I'm so very glad the news from the doctor wa... Read more

Mindful Eating & 7 Hungers

Monday, July 11, 2011      13 comments

This past week, I have practiced mindful eating. Sitting in silence and really noticing my food. Looking at it, smelling it, tasting it, exploring textures and observing my own reactions. Sounds simple - but it's harder than I thought! F... Read more

How I get back on track (FEF Challenge, Bonus)

Friday, July 08, 2011      13 comments

16 months on spark and I am the queen of getting back on track.... it comes from having so much practice! The most important thing to get me back on track is to change my thinking. If I'm feeling guilty about the binge, I'm more likely t... Read more

My 2nd Favourite Health Resource (FEF Challenge)

Friday, July 08, 2011      9 comments

I remember when we first got internet in the mid 90's.... and now I have no idea how we ever got by without it! Every time I need to learn a new skill or get more information, it's right there at my finger tips. Shazam! Like magic! I'm g... Read more

Isn't that pretty?

Thursday, July 07, 2011      7 comments

Today's lunch, inspired by JLITT62, was spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, celery, purple onion & spicy thai chili tuna. Not only tasty, but pretty too! In the backgro... Read more

What my body's saying today.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      13 comments

Woke up this morning feeling still tired. Iron deficiency kicking my @ss. Day 17 of bleeding. Doctor (not McDreamy... same clinic, but saw McGrumpy instead... rats) says maybe not menopause - but fibroids instead (which still explains ... Read more

Listening to the body is one thing

Monday, July 04, 2011      13 comments

... understanding what it has to say quite another. I've spent the last 3 days just kind of sitting in my body & paying attention to what's going on. I'm a little suprised by how numbed out I am when it comes to food. I totally zone ou... Read more

Day 1 of listening to my body

Saturday, July 02, 2011      15 comments

Woke up this morning thinking "I'm Ready." Ready to spend each moment aware in this body. Ready to respond to it, need by need, want by want. Ready to treat my body with the same care and respect I would give the body of my deare... Read more

Post-binge & thinking about what's next

Thursday, June 30, 2011      11 comments

Woke up this morning with hands on fire (from neuropathy). Some days I think a double amputation would be a great option. Sometimes I consider chewing them off with my own teeth. Since I started eating healthy, I've noticed that that the p... Read more

Little Slump

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      11 comments

I'm struggling these past 2 days. Mostly it's physical, with a bit of low level anxiety mixed in (see last blog). I'm feeling very tired & it's hard to get myself going. I've felt very hungry the last couple of days. Am I confusing hun... Read more

Menopause already?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      16 comments

Dear Body, What's the deal? 2 periods in one month is too many. This 2nd one is going on 10 days now. I'm pale, for crying out loud... and the fatigue keeps building. Iron pills don't seem to be making a dent. Enough already. ... Read more

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