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Race Report: Pride and Remembrance 5K
6/28/2014 8:41:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello! I ran in a 5K race today. It was for AIDS and LGBT charities and it was extra-festive this year because World Pride is here this year. 36...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

raw vegan running heroes!
6/12/2014 8:47:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I met Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray last night! I've been hearing about them in the veg community for awhile...they're in their 60s an...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

until further notice: CELEBRATE EVERYTHING!
5/29/2014 10:53:06 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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MAGNOLIA416

Bike to Work Day
5/26/2014 9:34:51 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's Bike to Work Day! I joined one of the group rides down to City Hall for breakfast, speeches and a bike fair. I feel so safe and visible riding in...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

minimalist running shoes?
5/22/2014 10:23:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello! I "need" new running shoes because my two beloved pair of New Balance shoes have really been working hard! I took a chance on buying these...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Race Report: Sporting Life 10K
5/20/2014 8:57:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello! This race was last weekend. I didn't train properly. I was surprised when I started running, and throughout the race, at how great I felt! I fe...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Typity Tapping on my Keyboard
5/14/2014 4:38:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So the last week hasn't been very productive if you look at the tracking of food and drinking of water. I've done horribly with both. And possibly a l...  Read more

BEINGREBORN

Today is a Good Day
5/7/2014 4:33:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So, today I: ~Spent time outside, playing with my son ~Spent time outside, clearing brush and weeds ~Went for a walk ~Wrote two articles that...  Read more

BEINGREBORN

Self Realizations
5/6/2014 12:09:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just a list/rant on recent self realizations I've had. I know I haven't been very active on SP lately (sorry!), but I haven't been lazing about. I've...  Read more

BEINGREBORN

A Week in the Sick Bed
5/2/2014 3:59:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

To be truthful, I wasn't in the sick bed all week. But I've been either sick or recovering from being sick for the last 5 days. :/ Not fun times. So,...  Read more

BEINGREBORN

Fed Up (documentary film)
4/30/2014 9:37:20 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hello! I went to the HotDocs film festival last night to see a new documentary called Fed Up. It's having a cinematic release in May and will be avail...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Våffeldagen!
3/25/2014 9:14:04 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Today is Våffeldagen...a day to eat waffles in Sweden! Here are some waffles from a Toronto restaurant called Hogtown Vegan. Not all vegan food...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

First Day of Spring!!!
3/20/2014 9:41:10 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Today is the Spring Equinox! The weather is above freezing! The sidewalks are clear! I wore my capri yoga pants to the gym this morning without leg wa...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Travel With Style
3/19/2014 11:14:22 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This hilarious video was on Facebook today. It's an ad for J.Crew. Really clever! I've got some travelling planned for April and thought this was fun...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Race Report: Achilles St. Patrick's Day 5K
3/16/2014 10:36:14 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello! I ran my first race of 2014 today! The sun was shining and it was very well organized! But I'm bummed out. I had a slower finish tim...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

belated Happy International Women's Day!
3/9/2014 6:59:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello! I have so many fantastic female friends in real life and here on SparkPeople. Yesterday was International Women's Day and my friend posted this...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Pancake Tuesday
3/4/2014 9:01:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardis Gras and Fettisdagen (the last one can be your Swedish word of the day!). For Lent I'm giving u...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Oscars
3/2/2014 4:25:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Phew! As of a few minutes ago I finished watching all the movies nominated for Best Picture. I liked all of them and loved some. Philomena -...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Streak Into Spring!
3/1/2014 10:45:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence the, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle Today a Spark Challenge started called Streak Into Sprin...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

women's curling!
2/20/2014 9:12:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

The Canada vs. Sweden women's curling, gold medal match is on right now! The 2006 Swedish women's team did a video with the Swedish metal band Hammerf...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Family Day (Ontario holiday)
2/17/2014 9:50:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today is Family Day in Ontario. It was only started a few years ago and it's not observed by all businesses. I get it off work and it's nice to have t...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Winterlicious brunch
2/10/2014 10:59:25 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Winterlicious is a food festival at restaurants around Toronto. During Winterlicious participating restaurants have a special menu. Yesterday I went f...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Letting my bad habits get the better of me....
2/5/2014 12:06:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This has really been a stressful few weeks. The start of the year my only real resolutions were to get in better shape and to move my dad out of my h...  Read more

MAMABARRY

RIP Pete Seeger
1/28/2014 4:32:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"Being generous in spirit is a wonderful way to live." ...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

board game bar!
1/24/2014 2:13:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Snakes and Lagers is a new board game themed bar in Toronto! It's not officially open yet. The same owners have had a board game cafe for a few years...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

The Happiness Project
1/2/2014 7:31:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello! I've started a SparkTeam for The Happiness Project. It's a book with sections for each month of the year on how to be happier. www....  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! Bonne Année!
1/1/2014 10:33:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Let's give 2013 a sweet kiss goodbye and let's rock 2014! www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uo0JAUWijM&featur
e=youtu.be...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

God Forsättning!
12/30/2013 10:12:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

That's the Swedish greeting for the week between Christmas and New Year's. It means something like "Good Continuance" but it doesn't really translate...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Night Before Christmas for RUNNERS!
12/16/2013 7:43:05 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This is pretty funny! www.runtheedge.com/2013/12/twas-the-night-
before-christmas-runner-style/...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

trainer appointment
12/15/2013 10:55:04 AM,  4 COMMENTS

My last blog was asking what I should bring up at my appointment with a trainer at my new gym. Well, one of my commenters was right...it was mostly ab...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

questions for trainer
12/10/2013 3:27:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hello! I joined a gym a couple weeks ago and tomorrow night I have an appointment with a trainer to teach me about the equipment and give me a fi...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

US Thanksgiving & fall food
11/28/2013 6:04:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have so many American Spark pals and Facebook pals that I've been getting a lot of Thanksgiving updates. I love Thanksgiving! Canadian Thanksgiving...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

big step that looks like a baby step
11/26/2013 9:25:01 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've gotten over my fear of falling of a treadmill and finally did a treadmill run this morning! It's cold and dark so I don't feel like running...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

gym pyjammas
11/21/2013 10:21:41 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Wearing my sports bra to bed is proven to make it more likely that I'll exercise in the morning before work! I've found the trick that works for me!...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Spark Streaks
11/19/2013 9:48:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello! I really believe in the power of streaks. I think it was from a section in the first Spark book. I've managed two streaks...getting to wo...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Another pound down. Thanks lane swimming! Board game reward = Quebec
10/4/2013 8:22:41 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Some people might be shocked that I am rewarding myself with a board game for every pound. It's true, I am truly an addict of board games for su...  Read more

ANYTIMEILIKE

Rewarded for losing another pound! Through the Desert
9/26/2013 9:02:33 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yay, it feels like it has been a long time since I earned a board game reward. I was starting to lose hope in the reward process. I * just squea...  Read more

ANYTIMEILIKE

World Gratitude Day!
9/21/2013 8:52:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today is World Gratitude Day....what are you thankful for? I'll start: - my new normal health is pretty good! - my boyfriend - my parents a...  Read more

MAGNOLIA416

Interesting talk about body image issues stemming from child beauty pageants
9/20/2013 6:14:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I listened to this talk in the car last night and found it fascinating. I have no experience of child beauty pageants at all so it was a foreign world...  Read more

ANYTIMEILIKE

Too many exceptions
9/19/2013 10:30:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Lately I have been making too many exceptions. It is true those of us trying to lose weight need to live realistically and allow for things like weeke...  Read more

ANYTIMEILIKE

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