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Busy, but making healthy choices
1/10/2013 8:38:06 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I am so busy at work right now! I love my job. It is rich and satisfying and meaningful. And sometimes overwhelming. I have almost total control o...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

First blog of 2013
1/9/2013 3:58:57 PM,  7 COMMENTS

148 In my last blog, I told all of you what I had been going through during the last 6 or 7 months of 2012. I had even written a poem about it all...  Read more

FUNKYG1

My snowy corner of the world
1/7/2013 11:00:58 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Given that we had no snow until December 23rd, then two significant snowfalls in three days, I thought I'd show my more southern friends what the end...  Read more

DOODIE59

First steps of the new year.
1/4/2013 6:14:06 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Happy 2013 everyone! 2012 sure had a lot of challenges for me to deal with, but I'm optimistic that 2013 is going to be a lot more fun. Thi...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Nothing but excuses
12/13/2012 7:42:31 PM,  23 COMMENTS

I remember feeling pretty smug about where I was at this time last year. Two years of getting healthy and I'd lost 123 lbs, could run 5K in 35 minute...  Read more

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A long absense and a (not very good) poem
12/9/2012 3:38:43 PM,  11 COMMENTS

148 My friends, I have been absent since Sept. 9. It has been a very rough few months and I hope the poem below will explain things. Here...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Happy!
11/20/2012 8:35:07 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Two days on the job & I'm so happy I resigned from the other one. I think this office environment is going to be a much better fit for me. The peop...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

First day at new job.
11/19/2012 10:17:03 PM,  11 COMMENTS

First day of the new job... and I'm feeling 334 One good sign after another on my first day. I like my supervisor. I'm excited about the challenge...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

New beginnings.
11/18/2012 5:23:50 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I start my new job tomorrow. I'm excited about meeting new people and building a new program. I'm also concerned that this dratted cold has me start...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

When enough is enough.
11/4/2012 3:31:05 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Back in August, a top-down decision was made that changed the nature of my job. Ever since, I've been swimming upstream trying to find a way to make...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

The mini chocolates are calling me.
11/1/2012 6:34:22 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'd like to write a blog that says... Made it through Halloween without throwing good sense to the winds and eating a ton of junk. But, that...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Lazy day
10/29/2012 7:38:26 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I normally work today, but took the day off as a birthday present to myself! lol I'm having a bit of a lazy day. Staying inside, catching up on laund...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Happy Birthday to Me
10/28/2012 10:45:38 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and goodies. I had a great breakfast, starting with hubby making me eggs benedict with salmon and shrimp....  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Fall into Fitness Challenge Goals
10/20/2012 12:53:25 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Go Sunnies Go!!!!!!! After a year away, I'm back as an active Sunny Gal challenge member. I need the extra motivation that challenges give me ri...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Summer Vacation w Pics (for Lisa:))
10/9/2012 7:08:30 PM,  12 COMMENTS

The view near Kamouraska on the spectacular Saint Lawrence River. I had to drive my daughter to Halifax so we planned a detour to our cottage, whic...  Read more

DOODIE59

Crazy days
10/8/2012 3:41:13 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Lots of stress at work + Peri-menopausal hormone crap + low thyroid, diabetes, fibroids, anemia, inflamation around lung = one hot mess ...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

7 Day Food Tracking Streak & cute animal story
9/27/2012 1:39:44 AM,  21 COMMENTS

380 I'm proud to say that despite going back to work - with all the craziness there to sort out - I have kept my promise to myself and tracked my food...  Read more

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The brain is ready, the body not so much
9/21/2012 3:42:27 PM,  11 COMMENTS

My motivation is strong right now. I'm determined to be as healthy as possible and make great choices. I'm itching to get out there and exercise - b...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

My Inspiration Board
9/20/2012 3:53:52 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Made myself a new inspiration board today using a on-line program from Oprah.com. You can make one yourself at www.oprah.com/packages/o-dream-board....  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Pants comparison
9/15/2012 10:11:20 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Cleaned out my closet recently and found two things: - my size 20 shorts I was wearing at 235lbs when I started sparkpeople (already down 45lb...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

It's been a while since my last blog.
9/13/2012 2:16:46 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last blog. Life has been busy & complex and I've been frustrated with weightloss/fitness stuff.......  Read more

TEMPEST272002

A great Saturday night
9/9/2012 3:41:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

148 Last night DH and I and our best friends went out for a great meal and a musical - Jersey Boys. What a great show! It took us back in time...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Update on just about everything
9/3/2012 2:17:17 PM,  8 COMMENTS

148 Since my last blog everything in our lives has turned around for the better. Knowing that our physical health issues have now been put to th...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Good News Day
8/29/2012 12:06:11 AM,  10 COMMENTS

148 Wow, what a good news day for our family. First of all, DH does NOT have to have further colon surgery. He goes back in three years for a f...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Another beautiful day.
8/21/2012 12:33:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

148 So I woke up with a foggy brain this morning and then slept for another couple of hours, made coffee and breakfast and read the paper. Our y...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Wow, what a busy time
8/19/2012 6:22:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

148 I have barely been able to keep up with everything now I am pain free. My house is clean, my laundry and ironing is up to date, I have been...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Unexpected break
8/12/2012 11:46:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

148 Hello, hello. We are back after a surprise vacation. We went up to the Okanagan for a few days and just got back a few days ago. I even ma...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Very short blog
8/8/2012 11:17:41 PM,  13 COMMENTS

It's just to hot to type so a quick one tonight. Day 1 of the 100 push up challenge hubby & I are doing together: DONE! Day 2 of tracking...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Food tracking & 100 push up challenge.
8/6/2012 8:57:53 PM,  14 COMMENTS

There was a time, not so long ago, that I thought I had this whole weight-loss, healthy eating thing worked out. I had lost 123 of the 140lbs needed...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Holiday Highlights - brought to you by fitness and healthy eating.
8/5/2012 2:21:24 PM,  19 COMMENTS

At last I am sitting down at the computer to write a blog. I had a great time on holiday, but came back totally exhausted. I needed a week of veggin...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

"Serious" Challange, Day 2
7/30/2012 10:51:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

148 Got up early this morning, stripped the beds and remade them and then did laundry. After most of the laundry was done, I went for a walk. I...  Read more

FUNKYG1

"Let's Get Serious" Challenge for myself
7/29/2012 6:24:24 PM,  7 COMMENTS

148 503 I have had it with ME! It is time to really get serious about my life plan so that I have a life! I have been mired in something for...  Read more

FUNKYG1

Heading out on vacation.
7/19/2012 10:48:09 PM,  13 COMMENTS

PMS has passed again for another month. I'm so relieved. I'm not sure I'm entirely sane during those few days. When it's especially bad, I don't le...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

PMS-induced phantom fat rant.
7/15/2012 1:47:54 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Weepy and sad. Prickly and mad. PMS. Weighed myself yesterday. Feel like a complete idiot for giving in to that temptation - especially at thi...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Satisfying the cookie monster with clean eating, low cal, cookies.
7/7/2012 6:40:47 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Coconut Meringue Cookies, garnished with a cherry and fresh mint leaves Day 9 of clean eating and I'm definitely feeling in the groove. Love...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

The real reason I put the effort into living a healthy lifestyle (horseback riding pics)
7/2/2012 4:15:47 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Hubby and I decided to celebrate our anniversary this year by going on a 4 hour trail ride. We used to own horses and we really miss having them. It...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Pics from our long walk today.
6/29/2012 6:29:27 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Hello everyone! 213 It's been a while since my last blog. Between going out of town for training & trying to catch up on everything when I got back.....  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Digging Deeper
6/8/2012 12:36:51 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Thank you to all of you who gave me support on my last blog. It really does help to know that I have people rooting for me. I was having such a roug...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Feeling defeated, but unable to give up.
6/4/2012 10:45:43 AM,  26 COMMENTS

I have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, so I don't weigh often. Lately, I've realized that all my clothes are uncomfortably tight & I can't...  Read more

TEMPEST272002

Star Jumps Are Evil
5/30/2012 10:00:55 AM,  16 COMMENTS

This new exercise class I joined is insane. I knew I was in trouble... and in the right place... when I opened the door and saw a roomful of young, f...  Read more

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