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Pink Nikes
Thursday, January 04, 2018      9 comments

I just finished doing a 3 mile WATP by Leslie Sansone and my Garmin fitness buzzed that I reached my goal steps for today. Now, my goal steps is much lower than it should be and my WATP was not as energetic as it should be (I was too out of bre... Read more
We're back
Friday, December 29, 2017      8 comments

After my yearly sojourn to the cottage, hubby and I went on a four month trip to New Zealand and Australia. We lived like either gypsies or hippies in a campervan and of course had a whole lot of adventures. I'm not going to deny that the ... Read more
Fasting - Review 1
Friday, February 10, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday hubby and I did a 36 hour fast and this morning I had finally broken my previous lowest weight. I am so stoked. For us, fasting really works and it works on far more than weight loss. I am emotionally tied to food. I have a ten... Read more
Thursday, December 01, 2016      11 comments

It has been a couple of weeks since I first saw the video on fasting by Dr. Jason Fung. So far I have been fasting twice weekly. My Sunday fast is 24 hours lasting from dinner Saturday night until dinner Sunday night. My Thursday fast is doin... Read more
Life after Optifast
Friday, November 18, 2016      14 comments

It has been over a year since I started Optifast and I'm finally ready to take the bull by the horns and get back to the difficult, but doable, issue of weight loss. I have maintained my weight for a year - which is good - but now it's time for... Read more
Autumn thoughts
Saturday, September 17, 2016      14 comments

I had an amazing summer at the cottage, a quiet time devoted to just getting back my peace of mind. Lots of exercise (2-3 times per day), reading my Bible and other healing or self-help books. However since coming home, my life is once again a... Read more
At the cottage
Monday, June 27, 2016      17 comments

Finally, I am back at the cottage basically for the summer. It has been a rough year. My eldest son died on March 13th very unexpectedly. My daughter shattered her arm in a fall on the ice. My hubby and I didn't stop running from November un... Read more
Great Vacation in Sedona
Sunday, May 22, 2016      13 comments

This is our last night in Sedona and what a week it has been. We started off at the Grand Canyon. and of course neither Sam nor John share my ... Read more
Stressful vacation
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      21 comments

On Feb 18th hubby and I took our kids to Colorado so Sam and her dad could go skiing in Winterpark. My eldest son, John Jr, is disabled so he and I were going to hang out together while the skiers did their thing. Needless to say things did... Read more
April Goals
Thursday, April 09, 2015      7 comments

April is a new month, a new beginning, the start of spring. This month I need to track all my food. It will be difficult. Today for lunch I am going out for sushi and I know that I'm not entering it in the Sparks nutrition tracker, although I... Read more
March and being admitted into the Weight Management Clinic
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      6 comments

I didn't want to blog at the beginning of March as I was going to see Dr. Dent the first week in March for my final assessment before being admitted into the Weight Management Clinic at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The Weight Management Clini... Read more
Heading into February
Monday, February 02, 2015      6 comments

January saw the biggest weight loss I have had in quite a long time - 8 lbs! As I head into February I am more confident of my ability to stay on the meal replacements for at least one meal a day and sometimes 2 or 4. I have found that the... Read more
Meal Replacement week Jan 16 to 26
Monday, January 26, 2015      4 comments

I didn't use meal replacements for all meals, however I did stick to my plan for meal replacement for breakfast. One day I had all meal replacements, and a couple of days I did two meals with meal replacement. I did much better when I used... Read more
First week on whey protein some meals
Saturday, January 17, 2015      9 comments

The first week of using whey protein for some meals has been challenging, but for the most part I've done ok. There was one day that I was significantly over my calories and that was the one day I did not have a protein shake. I have aimed... Read more
Inspiration from the Weight Management information clinic
Saturday, January 10, 2015      8 comments

Yesterday I went to the Weight Management Clinic's information meeting at our local city hospital. It turns out that it will be an additional year before I am actually accepted into the program, but through the laying out of the program I see n... Read more

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