The Glass is Getting Fuller
It has been a week of extremes. Physically, environmentally, emotionally, spiritually; everything has had a toll exacted and I’m not sure I’m up for any more.
Last Sunday, we were evacuated from our home because the dyke surrounding our vi... Read more
Perspectives and Half-Full Glasses
This past Sunday, my family was ordered to evacuate our home. Within an hour, we had our camper moved and what essentials we could grab, our pets, and we were out. We don't know when we can go back.
It has been the comment, as I sat in a ... Read more
Views on Depression
I just took a quiz on depression, and after it was all done I read the comments underneath. I have to admit I got a little upset with some of the cavalier and dismissive comments left by some people who either don't care or have never dealt fir... Read more
Here I Go Again
What a lousy start to a year. Yeah, you read that...negativity all over right from the get-go.
I've gained weight. I've not been to the gym since December. I'm not even tracking anything anymore. So what's wrong with me? The answer is:... Read more
Gift to Myself
I have to admit to being far too harried and hassled this past holiday season to even think about much more than what's happening past the end of my own nose.
Neither my husband or I felt much like celebrating much of anything this year. W... Read more
Best Beauty Tip in the World
I have had this theory most of my life about what makes a person appear beautiful in spite of any physical distractions or detractions, defects or other detriments.
It's not something you need to spend a lot of money for, nor is it linked w... Read more
Okay...I realize there are people out there that are far older than myself and I also realize that most of those people of a more distinguished vintage probably have their "stuff" together a lot more cohesively than mine currently stands.
H... Read more
Why Do I Do This?
This is the question I've been asked by many people regarding my karate and martial arts studies in the last couple of years.
Let's face it. I just "celebrated" my 50th birthday. I started doing this about three years ago with a Tai Chi c... Read more
Confessions of a Turkey Hater
Yes, I admit it. Ol' Tom Turkey is NOT my favourite way to "stuff" myself at holidays. I don't judge others on their love for gobbler at their holiday tables. I'm glad they enjoy their fare, and wish them all the best. I fully appreciate all... Read more
Body Mass Index (a.k.a. Bloody Mean Insult)
I don't like this term. I never did. I also dislike being judged based on the number I'm given that determines where on the chart in my doctor's office I will find "me".
Well, this coming Tuesday I can proudly walk into his office and ann... Read more
This Makes Me FURIOUS!!
This has nothing to do with weight loss, although the stress is no doubt sure to add to my growling stomach.
I live in Saskatchewan, no secret there. We have more miles of road, paved or otherwise, than anywhere else in Canada. A great de... Read more
YES! I am a banana...I am a banana today!
No one could be more shocked than me this evening as I was shopping with my husband for our annual winter wear. It's a yearly ritual...we assess what we have and decide if it will survive/suffice for another year. Hats, mitts, scarves, etc, al... Read more
OH! My Aching Body!
Well, here I am again, back from another weekend at my martial arts class. Oh, boy do I feel old and outta shape!
I had a test to see if I was eligible to wear the next colour up the ladder. Since I'm re-certifying after leaving my last m... Read more
I have come to the realization, being an avid and enthusiastic people-watcher, that there are a great many women in this world that do not pay attention to this one thing. Proper support.
Yes, underwear. We all wear ... Read more
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Capitolizing on Desperation
This is exactly what I think when I watch television and see weight loss ads and exercise gadgets at every turn.
I'm overweight. I'm not going to beat around the bush. I know it, and anyone that looks at me knows it. Do I need a stranger... Read more