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What a lifestyle change looks and feels like
Wednesday, November 14, 2018      9 comments

It feels like slogging through a week when I am demotivated It looks like dragging myself to the gym when I feel like curling up under the covers It feels like continuing with my healthy nutrition even though the scale is demotivating It l... Read more
Level 13! Yay!
Sunday, November 04, 2018      3 comments

I have been looking forward to this day for some time. I am one of those people who truly enjoy spinning the wheel, earning points, badges and progressing to new levels. Probably comes from my professional training but I think I am just made ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My favourite "de-stressors"
Sunday, October 28, 2018      3 comments

I recently wrote these for a friend. I tried to think of my favourite non-exercise ways of handling/managing stress. I had so much fun writing them that I decided to share: 1. ... Read more
It's a job :)
Friday, October 26, 2018      3 comments

Losing weight and developing healthy habits is a full-time job. I couldn't help but notice the similarities with my 9 to 5. In order to get a salary (read health rewards) you have to show up everyday and put in the time and effort. You have to ... Read more
Medium T = small victory!
Friday, October 19, 2018      3 comments

In the spirit of celebrating everything, I am sharing a pleasant NSV from yesterday. I signed up to walk a 5K on Saturday in a local breast cancer awareness group. On registering, they asked what Tshirt size I would like. By default, I asked f... Read more
Week 1 weigh-in
Saturday, October 13, 2018      2 comments

No loss, but no gain either. Not what I'd hoped for but I celebrate that I didn't gain. My NSVs are losing inches and lower resting heart rate. My RHR went from 75 in August to 60 today. So my heart is definitely stronger and happier with ... Read more
Sugary drinks are my trigger "food"
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      6 comments

Recently, I had to think about my trigger foods and how I will avoid them. I couldn't really put my finger on any one thing. However, a look at my tracking showed that the easiest way for me to stay in calorie range was to cut down on the suga... Read more
On the eve of the 2018 Fall 5% challenge...
Friday, October 05, 2018      1 comments

What a difference experience makes! I remember how nervous and intimidated I was by the Summer challenge but now I am actually looking forward to the start of the Fall challenge. One of my goals from the summer challenge was to mainstream the ... Read more
Celebrate everything!
Saturday, September 15, 2018      2 comments

I learned a valuable lesson from one of my BFFs. She is one of the most positive persons I know. The lesson is to celebrate everything! She takes nothing for granted. Everything that went well, every success, no matter how small, every tiny gif... Read more
Final thoughts on 2018 Summer 5% Challenge
Sunday, August 26, 2018      3 comments

Awesome! I am so glad I overcame my fear and intimidation and joined the challenge. I am so proud that I stuck it out and completed the challenge. What I wanted out of the challenge was the automation of my meal planning: buying, prepping, ... Read more
Reality check :)
Saturday, August 11, 2018      2 comments

My reality is that with only two weeks left in the challenge and 6 lb away from target, it is unlikely that I will lose my 5% in this challenge. But what a difference a challenge makes. I have lost a modest amount of weight for an immodest amou... Read more
The truth
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      7 comments

My last weigh in was heartbreaking. Not surprising, just disappointing. The one good thing was that I was faithful and true with my tracking so the plain truth was revealed. I was over my calorie limit too many times last week and got less exer... Read more
Week 3 went by in a blur
Monday, July 23, 2018      2 comments

I am thankful for the experience of week 3 of the 5% challenge because it reminds me that healthy habits developed in a vacuum will not stand the test of real life work stresses. Needless to say, last week's work kicked my butt. I did not plan... Read more
Can't believe week 2 of the 5% challenge is over!
Saturday, July 14, 2018      3 comments

At week 2 I am feeling good about the effort even if the result is less than I had hoped for. Only lost half pound but I had several NSVs. I reaped the benefit of weekend prepping because I was able to cook four out of 5 weekdays (aiming for 5... Read more
Small efforts repeated
Monday, July 09, 2018      2 comments

Petit a petit, l'oiseau fait son nid. Little by little, the bird makes it nest. Today I read a quote on a Sparker's page. Well-known but somehow in life's busy-ness, I have not brought it to mind recently. Robert Collier: Success is the r... Read more

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