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Still fighting the good fight...

Sunday, April 17, 2016      1 comments

Still slogging away at being a fat person. Now that I am menopausal I have been having more issues, particularly with fluid balance. I have been getting gout which is insanely painful so that has forced a significant lifestyle change on me. (... Read more

Trying to post to an excellent article

Monday, January 25, 2016      0 comments

Okay, if anyone wants to do what is needed to put this URL together it will lead them to a very good and empowering article about the ridiculousness of fat-shaming. You'll have to close the gaps by copying and pasting to a notepad or email, edi... Read more

Yup, still here!

Thursday, January 21, 2016      0 comments

I tend to poke my nose in whenever I get an inspirational email from Spark just to collect my points but I need to wade back into the fray. I slipped off the wagon a couple of years back when I had carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand. I was ... Read more

Must Watch Video About Obesity

Sunday, July 26, 2015      5 comments

I received a newsletter from the bariatric specialist I had been referred to. She posted this video to her newsletter. It is a must-see!! People don't want to believe this, for some reason, they'd just rat... Read more

Still Here

Monday, May 27, 2013      2 comments

Sick today though. Sore throat, gunky nose. In other news, we have a new puppy! An older Springer Spaniel (she was born Sept 2012, you do the math). She's quite a character. Sorry, no pictures at the moment but I will try when I am on t... Read more


Wednesday, October 10, 2012      0 comments

New video from Pink that is feeling very inspiring to me. Off to download it from iTunes to pt on my workout playlist: ... Read more

Chronic Disease and Fat, not what you'd think!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

I love this! It says what I have thought for quite a while. Doesn't let us off the hook exercise-wise but I'm fine with that. I particularly like the illustration.
ta-sugge... Read more

CNN: Fat and Fit

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      2 comments

Article on CNN today:
t=hp_bn12 Guess I need to keep working on that cardiovascular health thing. ... Read more

Green Mountain Geocache

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      4 comments

or "Steep Part III" On Monday I badgered my family to get up and out to try for a geocache out in Kananaskis Country. The trail sounds not too bad on paper as it is about 4.5 miles and while the description mentions a bit of an incline I... Read more

Steep Part II

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      3 comments

I went out again this morning but I still couldn't find the geocache I have been trying for as the GPS I was using had low batteries and petered out just as I got across the bridge and turned it on to check for the waypoint that was supposed to ... Read more


Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

I woke up way too early last Friday. I gave up trying to fall back to sleep so I got up and went geocaching all by myself. We had attempted to find this particular cache twice before and kept approaching it from the wrong direction, I was tryi... Read more

Eat Full-Fat Salad Dressing!? Woohoo!!

Friday, July 06, 2012      3 comments

I recommend you read the whole article but here's the clincher. From:
-the-healthier-choice-study "If you want to utilize more from your fruits and vegetable... Read more

How Diet Soda Makes You Fat

Thursday, July 05, 2012      5 comments

-diet-soda-makes-you-fat?lite "Consuming high amounts of fructose (a type of sugar), artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcoh... Read more

How rare are Victoria's Secret models?

Monday, June 25, 2012      7 comments

47921820#.T-kiVZFCryI "“In the entire history of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, 140 separate women have walked that runway,” Razek says. “There are 7 billion people on the planet. That makes eac... Read more

Chicken Recipe, again

Friday, April 13, 2012      2 comments

I posted this ages ago but I recently mentioned it somewhere else here on Spark so I thought I'd post it on my blog again just because it is so darned good. The original recipe is from Canadian Living but I found it confusing as they had wr... Read more

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