I Focused on Being Happy and Lost
Well hello there SparkPeople.
I feel like that sentence lifted a cloud of dust off this old blog. Has SP changed or WHAT?? I mean, I went to the front page and there was a freaking ad from McDonald's on the sponsored banner thingy. WTF?? ... Read more
In Other Words, My Brain Needs an Intervention
Shoutout for me: I lost 2 pounds last week! I am now a mere 2 pounds heavier than I was at the height of my past success on SparkPeople. Yay, me!
This week’s focus has been getting up and moving. Seems easy, right? Well, for those of us who... Read more
Happiness, Goals, and How I Finally Got Bendy!
Well, here I am. Back again after another lengthy hiatus from SP. I’m proud to report that the past 7 months (ish) has not seen a return of the Cookie-Monster/Master-Justifie
r-OmNomNomVWBugGooood version of me...the one who two years ago wou... Read more
There Is No 'Weight' in Sexy
Lately I've found myself struggling with a negative self-image and low self-confidence. I zip around SparkPeople reading motivational blogs and articles about nutrition, all these great things to help get my butt off the couch and eat well...
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Street-TV, Friday Style
It’s Friday! In honour of the coming weekend as well as my hectic workload today, I’ve decided to do a boring point form list of the minutiae that is my life right now.
(Warning: My lists consist of sentences. Many sentences stringing themselv... Read more
"It's Gonna Bleed Like Stink"
Ahhhh, one infamous statement made by my Doctor which I chose to disregard and which left me looking like Carrie, covered in pig's blood.
SIX MONTHS AGO (ISH)
I'd been bothering a mole on my head for about two weeks. It was getting big... Read more
Remember that new job I got that was so great?
Yeah, that one. Well, it turns out that their health benefits program won't cover any portion of my Insulin Pump supplies and they won't consider changing it until September at the earliest. At... Read more
Maybe It's Not About Weight Loss; Maybe It's Just About Feeling Great!
I went for a run last night. It’s been several months since I’ve put my running shoes on, and I have to admit that it required some mental ‘pushing’ last night to get out the door. I didn’t feel like it. I’d had a hard, long day, a rough week, t... Read more
416 Days and Counting
I lined up a Doula yesterday. I’m lucky – my massage therapist, who has also been a friend these past 3 years, is a practicing Doula who is going to charge me a mere fraction of the normal cost to work with me during my pregnancy ... Read more
The Mommy Plan
I woke up pregnant yesterday morning.
For twenty seconds after my eyes opened, it was an established and tangible truth - I was having a baby! And then reality squeezed itself into that soft space between sleep and wakening, disturbed the p... Read more
In Which I Kick my OhWoeIsMe To the Curb
It has been a very horribly bad 5 weeks. And I think I have the flu and I'm blogging from work (lunch break!) while eating chicken noodle soup from Tim Horton's and drinking a big settle-my-tummy-tea.
I want to feel sorry for myself today, ... Read more
Well. It's been a while, hasn't it? I'm sitting here, tapping my fingers and trying to think of what to write, how to make it funny and entertaining and self-deprecating. I've deleted sentence after sentence and re-typed t... Read more
What We Learn
I have a memory of my 8 year old self and my Mom, in the dead of winter during a particularly harsh blizzard, driving to a strangers house for a new kitten. We stepped into the warmth of a woman's back entrance and through my rapidly fogging gla... Read more
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Lest We Forget...And How I Forgot...
This year Remembrance Day feels more poignant for me for several different reasons:
1) I recently finished reading a book called "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana De Rosnay, which is a fictional story based on the true events of an incident called t... Read more