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Happily exhausted after week-end
Sunday, August 26, 2012      6 comments

My feet are telling me that this was probably the busiest week-end of the summer. Yesterday I volunteered at the annual BBQ held by the Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity, which was started by the grandfather of a little girl who died a... Read more
Petunias... to cut back or not to cut back?
Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments

By mistake this spring, I bought regular petunias instead of wave petunias. I haven't been as good as I should have been about dead-heading them; so now they are getting leggy, although there are still lots of blooms. Since we are going on hol... Read more
Why I love my rosa rugosa
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      6 comments

We had a rosa rugosa at the bottom of the driveway to the old house where I grew up, but I didn't know it... my mother called it a wild rose. I remember the lovely scent, and the thorns. When my children were small and we were camping in Cape B... Read more
Bad week - glad it's over
Monday, August 20, 2012      5 comments

Report on week of August 13 - 19: I had a really rotten week. I could make excuses, but the truth is simply that I didn't work as hard as I should have. 1. Calories/food tracking - I over-ate 3 days out of 7, mainly because I was busy... Read more
Watching television...
Friday, August 17, 2012      6 comments

Madame S has inspired me to write this blog. She starts her blog today (and I recommend that you read it, if you haven't already), by saying that she watches very little television. I wish I could say that. I lived alone for 17 years after my... Read more
comfort food
Thursday, August 16, 2012      8 comments

Last night I did something that I haven't done in quite a while. DH was in the city last night, practicing for the Warrior's Day Parade at the CNE with one of the bands he and plays with. He left for the practice about 90 minutes later than pl... Read more
The Church BBQ
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      4 comments

This is the 2nd year we had a bbq for the parents and children of the day care centre which uses our lower hall Monday to Friday. We also invited the people living in the blocks adjacent to the church. The weather forecast today was for showers... Read more
Me and ST...
Monday, August 13, 2012      4 comments

... as you know, ST and I have an uneasy relationship. I enjoy cardio. I like to walk, garden, hike and swim. All good cardio. ST is an ongoing struggle. I've bought two different sets of small weights, exercise bands, an exercise ball, var... Read more
August 5-12 - evaluation and goals for August 13-19
Sunday, August 12, 2012      4 comments

I had 3 goals - this week, and had mixed results. 1. to drink 8 glasses of water/day - achieved this 5 days out of 7 2. to track food daily, and keep within ranges for calories, carbs, fat and protein - I tracked every day, but was ove... Read more
Went to see "Hope Springs" yesterday
Friday, August 10, 2012      8 comments

Meryl Streep was excellent as usual, but it was so funny to see her in dowdy clothes. She and Tommy Lee Jones were playing a couple married 31 years, who had met in college... so probably in their 50's, but both looked and acted older... mid-60... Read more
I'm better at giving advice than taking it...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      6 comments

I couldn't count how many times I've advised people to "...take it one day at a time", or, since joining SP, I've said " meal at a time, one day at a time...". And yet I must admit that I look at the big picture too often. I want to lose... Read more
Cookies and Lemonade on the front porch...
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

... had a call from a friend at church today asking if he could come over because he wanted to talk to me. This was as 12:30. I had a hair appointment for 1 pm and told him that I would be home by 3. Since I didn't have time to tidy up the ho... Read more
July 31 to Aug. 4 evaluation; Goals Aug. 5 to 11
Sunday, August 05, 2012      7 comments

Since I didn't set my goals until Wednesday, this is an evaluation for a partial week, but I'm pleased with the results. Goals: 1. drink 8 cups of water/day. I was successful Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday I drank only 6 gla... Read more
Forsythia bush... or is that a tree?
Saturday, August 04, 2012      5 comments

Learned something new today. We planted a lot of trees and shrubs when we moved into our new house, and I read lots of books first to figure out what to put where... how high it would grow... how far it would spread. With a couple of notab... Read more
SP is about change...
Friday, August 03, 2012      6 comments

Have you ever noticed that some days your motivation is high, while other times it's low... and there's no easily identifiable reason? The other day I just plain got tired of going through the motions but not really working the program! I re-r... Read more

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