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Today is a plod day... I didn't want to exercise... but I did!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      8 comments

The excitement has worn off the exercise streak. I have a cold. I have a meeting tonight. We had company overnight and today. I don't feel like exercising. I knew this day would come. The exercise calendar, even with red stars for card... Read more
Do you have any favourite vegetarian recipes?
Monday, January 07, 2013      4 comments

One of my plans for 2013 is to have one vegetarian dinner each week. I have a few pasta/cheese/vegetable recipes, make a good 4-bean chili, and love Chef Meg's baked beans, but would love to have some new ideas. If you have any vegetarian reci... Read more
Today I've Started an Exercise Streak Calender
Saturday, January 05, 2013      8 comments

SP tracks our log-in streaks and rewards us each month that we are consistent. Several of my Spark Friends talk about tracking streaks, and I've decided to make it part of my program. I've posted a calendar in the room where I use the trea... Read more
What can we learn from the Biggest Loser?
Friday, January 04, 2013      5 comments

I've just finished watching "Biggest Loser's Biggest Secrets" on Dr. Oz. Like many SP members, I watch The Biggest Loser quite often (I plan my treadmill time while it's on), and am definitely motivated by the program. Today's program feature... Read more
Learning to think, and speak, differently
Thursday, January 03, 2013      8 comments

This morning DH offered to make me some toast. Instead of saying, "I can't have white bread", and probably getting angry with him for not remembering that, I said, "I'd rather have whole wheat bread, and we don't have any right now". Later, be... Read more
Mindless Eating
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      8 comments

I just spent 10 minutes or more looking for an apple which I remembered cutting up yesterday, but couldn't remember eating. I went through all the rooms - twice - looking for a plate with 3 sections of apple (gave 1 to DH, and I know he ate it)... Read more
New year, new goals
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      10 comments

Hi Friends - First, thank you so much for your comments on my last blog about regaining weight. I've re-done my Spark Page, simplified my program and re-evaluated my goals. I know what I need to do. It isn't rocket science. - ... Read more
Shocking scale moment!
Sunday, December 30, 2012      12 comments

I guess it shouldn't have been a shock, but when I got weighed this morning (first time in months), I was back up to 180. That means that I've regained 14 of the 26 lbs. I lost since starting SP. I know that i've been eating lots of junk food ... Read more
Do teams and team challenges work for you?
Saturday, December 29, 2012      9 comments

I have to admit that I'm not a good team player. I join teams. join one or more of their goals, huddle daily to get points, read some of the blogs occasionally, but don't really "get into it". The same thing for private teams set up for specif... Read more
All the nice people I met today
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      10 comments

People often complain about short-tempered, ill-mannered customers and clerks in the stores this time of year. I thought I would tell you instead of all the nice people I came in contact with. I always start my shopping in the small town where... Read more
Have you, or would you, go away for Christmas?
Sunday, November 25, 2012      7 comments

I always would have said "no", I would never go away for Christmas. But lately I'm beginning to wonder. Perhaps because I've been away more than I've been home in the past three months, but I'm having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit ... Read more
I must have been born without a gambling gene
Friday, November 23, 2012      9 comments

If you enjoy gambling and can control the amount you spend, please don't think I'm criticizing you for choosing to gamble occasionally. It's just that gambling, and especially slot machines, makes absolutely no sense to me. We went to both Ren... Read more
I fell in love with the desert
Thursday, November 22, 2012      4 comments

I resisted going to south-western U.S.A. because I didn't think I would enjoy the scenery. I kept telling DH that I loved lush scenery... think quaint English village, stone-wall enclosed gardens, slow-flowing river and trees... lots of trees. ... Read more
Preparing a Eulogy and Personal Growth
Friday, October 26, 2012      10 comments

A few days ago I was one of three people asked to give a eulogy at my friend Fanny's funeral. I had never written a eulogy before but I didn't hesitate at all, because Fanny was a very special woman and I was honoured to have the privilege to ta... Read more
Spousal Abuse
Monday, October 22, 2012      11 comments

Our speaker at yesterday's FaithWorks Sunday was the director of a FaithWorks-supported organization serving a mainly rural area in southern Ontario. Tall, blonde, attractive and with a ready smile, no one would ever identify her as a survivor ... Read more

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