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Afraid to get on the scale... it's not what your thinking
Monday, March 01, 2010      4 comments

I have been anxious for today to arrive so I could weigh in. At the same time, this morning I was afraid to step on it as it has given me negative feedback in the past. and So sure enough I gained .6 of a pound. I don't have an explanation fo... Read more
Winter Wonderland
Monday, February 22, 2010      3 comments

Ah yes, it is snowing once again. Fortunately, I do not have to leave the house today, if I do not want to. That means that I will explore Coach Nicole's fitness videos and jump in. That will be good as I will get a different workout. As... Read more
I gained .... without even trying to
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      4 comments

Well here I go again. Been with Spark just over 1 month, lost 6 and now gained .5. I've been getting aerobic and strength training in and feeling good from that. Drinking H20 to the extent that I am ready to be catheterized (earning lots of st... Read more
2010 Olympics
Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

Are any of you watching the 2010 Olympics? Victoria, BC is a vibrant, big, cosmopolitan, beautiful city. The 90 minute drive to Whistler provides awesome, inspiring scenery during the trip and once you get there. These athletes, wheth... Read more
I didn't egg-spect this...
Sunday, February 14, 2010      2 comments

Learning something new everyday is a good thing. It can also be a healthy thing. I just read the article "Eggs are Egg-cellent Healthy or Not? We Crack the Case!" -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator Whoa, I have still been hanging on to ... Read more
1 Month w/SparkPeople
Thursday, February 11, 2010      4 comments

I have been a Spark member for one month as of today. I plan to review stage 3 today (from the Spark book) and will move to stage 4 next week. So, what has changed in this month? Well, I am more conscious about the nutritional content of ... Read more
Monday was weigh day
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      1 comments

Last week I started a new goal to gradually reduce the number of times I get on the scale to only once a week. Last week I got on only 3x. It felt good not worrying about the scale, I knew that all week I was doing (eating and exercise) what I... Read more
The treasure of tracking...
Monday, February 08, 2010      1 comments

A few years ago my doctor said, "you need more fiber in your diet". Hmmm I thought, more fiber, I already eat lots of vegetables. So I looked up the fiber content of the foods I generally ate and then began the hunt for fiber-filled foods and ... Read more
Ethnic Day Celebration
Sunday, February 07, 2010      1 comments

I volunteer at our local historical museum. Yesterday was Ethnic Day. The day was underwritten by a company so admission was free. What a great family outing. Throughout the day different ethnic groups that make up our region came to display ... Read more
Spread the Spark...
Saturday, February 06, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I was at the gym and saw Cathy from my Cardio class. Spontaneously we started walking the track and started talking, about our class, the gym, exercising, health issues, food, turning 50+, the big M, you know all the typical female ... Read more
Weighing In . . .
Friday, February 05, 2010      3 comments

Wow, I can hardly believe it. I went for 48 hours without stepping on the scale! Not even once! This is a first for me in a long time (except on vacation when I do not have access to a scale). It was quite liberating not having my emotions an... Read more
New Furnace
Thursday, February 04, 2010      0 comments

We recently had a new furnace installed. The old one did not just die on us one day, it was no longer performing adequately as parts of the house were cold last winter and again this winter. It was 16 years old and we were advised by 2 contra... Read more
Greener Grass
Sunday, January 31, 2010      0 comments

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. - Helen Keller I have much... Read more