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Change in tactics
Sunday, November 11, 2012      6 comments

I am still struggling with my weight and at this point not making any headway. Yesterday, I really scared myself. I was taking a large box of items to our local thrift shop (volunteer run, all proceeds to our small local hospital). It was a ve... Read more
Thanksgiving and finally making it to Aquafit
Sunday, October 14, 2012      5 comments

When we closed up the cottage our favorite neighbours were there so we were able to tell them a little about where we've been the past two years. Thanksgiving was great. John is always coming along although it's slow, it's progress. I cooked... Read more
Positive changes
Thursday, September 20, 2012      14 comments

I just got back from town where I bought a voucher for 10 aquafit classes. The first class is Mon Oct 1, but I work Mondays. I am hoping to go to the Wed & Fri classes. It is a commitment to a different form of fitness that I think I will enj... Read more
Amythest Challenge wk 1: 5 Things that are holding me back
Sunday, September 09, 2012      10 comments

For my new team challenge I need to list 5 things that are holding me back from losing the weight that I need to lose. 1. Lack of exercise. THIS IS TRULY MY NUMBER ONE PROBLEM! I am the only fat, unfit person in my family. My family real... Read more
John applied for University - I Need to do better on food
Saturday, August 04, 2012      11 comments

John has had quite a week. Thursday he went back to University. We wanted him to take a course, he wants to sign up for yet a third BSc. He already has one BSc in physics and math as well as an honours B of Computer Science. He wants to sign... Read more
Happy party time = no more excuses for me!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      9 comments

Last night was another great first for my son since we have returned from the Ottawa hospital. Four of his friends from University came over to see him for the first time since we left Sudbury last December. The young people consisted of two g... Read more
My son is finally home with us!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      21 comments

Last Friday my son finally left the Rehabilitation Centre of the hospital to drIive to the apartment we rented for him with his dad. I am so relieved and happy that he is finally out of the hospital after a whopping 14 months. Now we need to g... Read more
June heartbreak and resolve
Sunday, June 24, 2012      10 comments

I am sitting in our apartment in the northern town of Sudbury by myself. I took the midnight Greyhound bus last Monday night in order to ensure that the medical supplies my son needs could be delivered to the aparment before his release from t... Read more
Goals for May
Sunday, May 20, 2012      7 comments

Even though it's towards the end of May, one of my teams has asked me to blog my goals for the rest of the month. This is actually a very stressful time for me. My son is being released from rehab, we want him out - he doesn't feel he has a... Read more
Horrible, Terrible, No-Good Day NOT a way of life!
Friday, May 18, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday once again I didn't track what I ate until the evening (the whole learning curve thing isn't going well). Once again I thought I was doing ok until I tracked my food in the evening. Breakfast was 2 eggs and 2 very small (but heavy) ... Read more
Track BEFORE I eat!!!
Sunday, April 22, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday we (hubby & I) thought that we were really eating well. Boy were we wrong. Our soup and biscuit meal turned out to be a killer. Eating a serving of nuts at lunch was just adding insult to injury. Our day just proved how importa... Read more
Hubby likes tracking too!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      9 comments

My streak is working for me. Yesterday and today when I weighed myself I am at least 10.5 lbs less than I was when we returned home last Dec (my scale only goes to 300 lbs as I would never get that heavy. LOL) I am currently streaking by... Read more
New Resolve - First Day of Streak
Thursday, April 12, 2012      12 comments

Well things have settled down now for about 18 hours as my son went back to Rehab yesterday afternoon around 2:15. So my family is now after me to get on track with my own life. After neglecting Spark tools for so many months during my son's h... Read more
Easter weekend update
Monday, April 09, 2012      6 comments

The Easter weekend went by too quickly for us. For the first time I can remember, we did not attend church at all over the Easter season. Good Friday was a holiday, so we went into the hospital in the morning to see my son John. John ha... Read more
Update March 14
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      7 comments

Well today was the first meeting with my son's social worker for hubby and I. John has been in rehab for two weeks...and the program is usually only 6 to 8 weeks long. I hope that he can stay as long as he needs/improves. I was relieved to n... Read more

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