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So long and thanks for the fish
Tuesday, June 08, 2021      7 comments

Things change. As SP gets ready to change over to their new platform so many of us are looking back at our journey here, I'm right along there with you. The day I started here I was 312 pounds and couldn't take it anymore. It wasn... Read more
The excuses were ready
Thursday, June 03, 2021      4 comments

I've started running again this week and yesterday I had planned another short outing, a break from work to regenerate. That was the plan but as the morning wore on the excuses started creeping into my mind. It's super hot out. Too nice... Read more
Whoa there little buddies
Tuesday, June 01, 2021      5 comments

Trying to make adjustments as my business being back almost full swing. This means long days on my feet and little movement as I bake. It also means that my days of hiking 40K a week are going to have to be put on the back burner. I'm really hap... Read more
Climb every mountain
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      12 comments

I've spent a lot of time this past year hiking, good weather or bad I've been out building up my strength and absorbing the calmness and beauty of nature. In the fall I had done a hike that involves climbing vertical ladders and pulling yourself... Read more
I'm still here!
Sunday, March 21, 2021      5 comments

Wow, it's been a long time since I checked in. It's spring and I'm ready for the next set of adventures! Winter was fun, it was challenging, it was definitely different and I made a huge commitment to a healthier lifestyle. I was determined not ... Read more
Just keep moving
Friday, November 27, 2020      7 comments

Wow, where did November go? It's been a pretty good month, very active. It started with my husband I taking off for a three day hiking trip. IT WAS AMAZING! We were off the grid for most of it, hiking almost 40KM in two days and saw some pretty ... Read more
I would walk 500 stairs...
Monday, October 26, 2020      7 comments

Yesterday was a beautiful day so I changed up hikes and hit one I knew would have great view points. It was cold, frost on the ground cold since we were higher up which gave for a more challenging start. The trail I picked for my hiking buddy an... Read more
Finding my wall
Thursday, October 22, 2020      5 comments

This morning I popped my head into my husband's office and said I was heading out for a hike. When questioned I said I was going to do loops around the lake until I didn't want to go any further. It was a very crisp morning, those great fal... Read more
Hang on, which one was the dream?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      7 comments

Last night my head was pounding, my cold was annoying me so I did what I shouldn't do. I took a cold tablet. This would be fine if I hadn't of take one four hours previously. I medicate well, or too well, depends on how you look at it I gues... Read more
Gloomy to some, beautiful to me
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      6 comments

The wet foggy days of fall have settled in and I love it. I love the way the fog sits on the water, sitting and watching the rain fall and the smell in the air. What I don't love is the cold I seem to have caught. A few sleepless nights, horr... Read more
Hiking and baby
Friday, October 16, 2020      7 comments

Late Wednesday afternoon I took my two hiking buddies up what I deem the worlds most boring hike. 6KM straight up a logging road. There is NOTHING to see as you walk up. I promised them it would be worth it. One declared she had seen views like ... Read more
Made it with no stress eating
Sunday, October 11, 2020      9 comments

This morning my daughter called with concerns about her swollen ankles and sudden weight gain. She's eight months pregnant and on preclampsia watch. She had it with the twins and I had it with two of my pregnancies so it's something I'm alway... Read more
weight loss is weight loss
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      9 comments

This week I'm down another pound. One pound at a time is fine with me and I celebrated this morning. I grabbed a shirt out of the closet that hasn't fit at all this year, put it on and shouted to my husband. Ya, that still doesn't fit. ... Read more
Walking the walk
Friday, October 02, 2020      4 comments

For several months I let suggestions get under my skin as I tried to find my way back onto a healthy path. "Just sign up for a race, it will motivate you." It didn't, it did make me frustrated when the races would come up and I wasn't abl... Read more
Hello fall
Monday, September 28, 2020      6 comments

This week I've logged 20KM so far in walks and runs. Yesterday Jeff and I headed into the city and walk around Stanley park. I love it there this time of year, not crowded, beautiful colours and a nice long walk. ... Read more

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