My 2011 garden
Thursday, June 30, 2011      2 comments

I live in central Alberta, Canada, in Zone 4, so gradening is short-lived, but I love it. I spend all winter planning next year's garden, then prep as soon as I can. I organize when things need to be started indoors or planted outside, then make... Read more
Ratatouille and eating well on a budget
Monday, January 31, 2011      1 comments

Here's an excerpt from one of my replies on a message board: Today, I made ratatouille in my slow cooker. I thought it was great, my 3-year-old ate it well, my picky 6-year-old grudgingly ate it, and my meat-loving hubby ate it, but didn't ... Read more
Birthday cake and regular pop
Friday, January 28, 2011      3 comments

Last Sunday, we had our son's birthday party at a bowling alley. The bowling party included hotdogs and pop for everyone. I brought a chocolate cake that I made from scratch. I ate a hotdog, two small glasses of pop, and a moderate piece of cake... Read more
feeling depressed for no particular reason
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      6 comments

Today, I'm feeling blah. I can't seem to get going. I don't feel like doing anything. I just want to crawl back into bed. I'm so tired of fighting depression. I'm so tired I want to cry. My back is stiff, my neck is stiff, my right hand is cold ... Read more
I reached my TOPS goal weight
Monday, December 27, 2010      6 comments

I haven't been here in awhile, but I think it's time! In the summer, I was able to get 2.5 lbs. from goal, but that was probably with 2.5 lbs. of muscle loss because I'd stopped exercising. So, my weight has settled at 4 to 5 lbs. from goa... Read more
The Day After "Low Tech Day"
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

Well, yesterday WAS interesting. The most surprising thing was that our 5-year-old wanted to do it again! I'm not willing to give up my technology on a full-time basis, but I believe I will spend less time with it. Our day went by really q... Read more
The night before "Low-Tech Day"
Sunday, February 14, 2010      3 comments

Well, I'm hoping for the best, tomorrow. My hubby reluctantly agreed to join me in having a "Low Tech Day", meaning, no TV, computer, video games. Basically, that's how I grew up! We owned a TV, but had no cable, and weren't allowed to watch it ... Read more
Busting and preventing excuses
Thursday, January 21, 2010      2 comments

I use a lot of strategies to get and keep motivated, and I work to bust my own excuses. I started off slow and easy, with doable workouts that don't hurt. I began exercising by doing 10 minutes of targeted strength training and 10 or so minutes ... Read more
How "10 minutes" works for me
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      5 comments

I'm a procrastinator, and any excuse will do. So, if something looks too big, then I have a hard time doing it. A whole messy house? Forget about it. A disaster zone in the kitchen? Yikes! 60 minutes of exercise every day? NO WAY! But, if I... Read more
A debrief of Grey Cup Sunday
Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

Well, I'm sad for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and all of their fans, but I'm very pleased with myself! I kept food simple and healthy. My husband made crab & cucumber sushi, I also served raw veggies w/ lite Ranch dressing, and I made a big pot... Read more
Saturday, the day before Grey Cup
Saturday, November 28, 2009      0 comments

Hmmmm. What to do today. I'll probably shovel the snow and vacuum the carpet downstairs. That will take care of my cardio for the day! I would like to find some Christmas crafts that I can do with my kids. If I don't do crafts, then I think I mi... Read more
It's time to stop holding myself back
Thursday, November 26, 2009      5 comments

I have come to realize that I often hold myself back. I put things off. I wait for a better time, or for when I'm feeling up to it. I have decided that I need to figure out why I hold myself back. And while I figure that out, I'm going to "fake ... Read more
just created my SparkPage
Tuesday, November 24, 2009      7 comments

I'm a mom to 3 beautiful kids, living in Central Alberta, Canada, on my way to getting fit and healthy again, no excuses!... Read more