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Celebrating 100 years
Sunday, August 12, 2012      2 comments

The community is celebrating 100 years of foundation here on Vancouver Island. We gathered with almost 500 people yesterday to mark the occasion and it was a glorious day in every way. Hope to have a few photos soon.... Read more
Here is a surprise
Saturday, August 04, 2012      4 comments

Our community is celebrating 800 years of foundation by St. Clare of Assisi, and 100 years of being here on Vancouver Island on August 11. There is a big celebration in Victoria at the Cathedral, followed by refreshments on the site of where ou... Read more
75,000 points
Saturday, May 26, 2012      4 comments

Ten more points and I cross 75,000. Sure wish I had that many exercise minutes. In that vein, I think I will aim for 50,000 exercise minutes....will take a long time, but if I can do points, I can do this!... Read more
Here comes Lent
Sunday, February 19, 2012      7 comments

To all my spark friends...there is a change coming with the beginning of lent. emoticon This year the commu... Read more
Intervals really do help
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

I have now been working out consistently, and even logged over 2,000 fitness minutes for January, but the weight did not seem to be coming off like I expected. ... Read more
Who would have believed?
Thursday, January 19, 2012      8 comments

Well, today was a first for me. I am going to have too many cardio minutes to get points for! Yes, I got up early and did 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the bike. Then this afternoon I had a chance to go to the pool and do 60 ... Read more
Snow Day
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

We are definitely snowed in today. It is beautiful to look at, and not so wet it is too difficult to shovel. It was a good day to spend some time sitting by a fireplace and even go for a walk (carefully) to enjoy the beauty. But...I am still,... Read more
New Cookbooks
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      6 comments

As Christmas gifts I received two cookbooks. One is the SparkPeople Cookbook, which is terriffic, and I have used it a couple of times already. It also makes for good reading. There is a lot more there than "just" recipes. Good Job Spark Peo... Read more
Snow today
Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

Well, the first snow of the season hit us today. emoticon ... Read more
2012 Goals
Sunday, January 15, 2012      7 comments

Well, I joined the Winter 5% Challenge, hoping to take off the 5% that I did not manage to take off during the fall Challenge. Now I will admit I had real reservations about even trying because ... Read more
I did it!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

Well, I have now crossed the 12,000 fitness minutes for the year. The goal I did not think I could make after missisng a couple of months of exercise. But by really committing myself to the goal in October, and watching those sitcers grow day b... Read more
Monday, November 28, 2011      3 comments

By the time I enter this, and even before you read it, I will have crossed 60,000 Spark Points. I have to admit, I have worked hard to get to this place. Now I am starting to work more on gathering fitness minutes. Too bad I don't have ... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Enjoy your family and friends...and wll that you find in your life to be grateful for. We are having thanksgiving here at the monastery (our second this year, as usual). That's because we have always had Amer... Read more
I cannot believe I did it!
Sunday, November 20, 2011      7 comments

I really did it this time...and that was a good thing! emoticon I logged an all time record on my pedometer... Read more
Good Day for Walking
Sunday, October 16, 2011      2 comments

Today the sun is shining, and the fall air is cool and crisp. Perfect day for a 90 minute walk this afternoon. Yes, that is how long I wa out walking. Decided to make sure I went today, because rain is forecast for the next several days. I L... Read more

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