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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I have been on Sparkpeople for 10 years!
Monday, April 29, 2019      4 comments

Ten years ago I went searching online for a website that would help me lose weight and get in shape. I stumbled across Sparkpeople and I've been here on and off ever since. I'm proud that I didn't give up on myself, even when things got hard.... Read more
Season of the Beast: Week 14
Friday, September 20, 2013      4 comments

This week's challenge is about finding a healthy but comforting fall recipe. I love me some pumpkin, so I decided to find an alternative to the super yummy but oh-so-sugary Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here's what I came up with: www.di... Read more
Saturday, September 07, 2013      4 comments

This week's Season of the Beast Challenge was just the motivation I needed to get walking again. On Tuesday I took my dogs ( a senior and a puppy) out for extra long walks instead of the lazy short walks that I've been doing lately. Yay! ... Read more
Mindful Eating...
Friday, June 28, 2013      5 comments

This week's Season of the Beast challenge is about eating mindfully. I took the quiz at
science/mind ful-eating-questionnaire and as I expected, my results were not great. I'm usually quite aware whe... Read more
Well, that was crazy!!!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      7 comments

Hi there, I've been MIA since Thursday. I live in Calgary and we were evacuated due to flooding and just got back in our house on Monday. Power was restored yesterday. I'm hoping to get back into some kind of a routine today. The first n... Read more
One hundred pushups!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      10 comments

That's what I'm hoping to be able to do by the end of the Season of the Beast Challenge! I followed the link to
sh.jU9Q35Rt.dpbs and tried the assessment test. Five pushups. That'... Read more
True Confessions - June 2013 Edition
Monday, June 17, 2013      8 comments

Well, I wandered waaaay off track in May. I abandoned Weight Watchers and fell back into some of my old emotional eating habits. I'm up 7 pounds from my lowest weight in the past six months. I've been eating some kind of junky food nearly every ... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Nine
Sunday, April 21, 2013      4 comments

Oh my gosh I've had a bad week. I'm going to get the bad news out of the way and then move on to the more positive stuff. I have gained another three pounds. The reason? The usual suspect: emotional eating. I've also strayed way off course an... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Eight
Saturday, April 13, 2013      4 comments

Ugh. It has been a bad week for me. There was a death in the family and I ended up waaay off track. We spent the week with out of town relatives and of course there was the funeral, reception, and lots of time spent visiting with family. I let t... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Seven
Saturday, April 06, 2013      4 comments

This week's challenge was about getting enough sleep. I'm usually pretty good about sleep so I managed this one without any trouble. I even managed to sleep eight hours a couple of times rather than my usual seven. I have to say, I can really fe... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Six
Saturday, March 30, 2013      4 comments

This week's challenge to review my nutrition plan is perfect for me right now. I took a good look at the past few weeks and here's what I noticed: I rarely drink enough water. I am often at the high end of my fat range. I am often at or a... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Five
Saturday, March 23, 2013      2 comments

It has been quite a week, and not in a good way. I had a terrible stomach virus which knocked me right out on Monday. It's now Saturday and I'm still not entirely back to normal. The virus caused me to become quite dehydrated but I got sick ever... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Three
Monday, March 04, 2013      6 comments

I was really excited when I read about this week's challenge...I love making and looking at collages, so I headed over to the Oprah website to make one! I keep saying that I should do more yoga, so that's a big part of it. I've also been low o... Read more
Springing to Action Challenge - Week Two
Saturday, March 02, 2013      4 comments

I can't say that I've had a great week...I've gained weight. Three pounds. Yup, that time of the month is just around the corner so hopefully it will disappear very soon. This week's main challenge was fun. The only show that I consistently... Read more
Body Fat Percentage Calculator - Yikes!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      4 comments

As part of this week's Springing to Action challenge I just did my body fat calculation using the tape measure method. The calculator in the link didn't work very well for me...I couldn't see all the results so I used a different one. (The lin... Read more

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