2012 - the clock isn't going to go backwards
Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

Welcome to 2012. I'm not making resolutions, but I am starting the year off right. I logged into Sparkpeople and I asked for accountability. I reached out to my sparkfriends an... Read more
I just prayed for kind hands
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      4 comments

I don't consider myself to be a religious person, but I think I am. I don't need to go to church to have a relationship with God or a higher being. I don't pray regularly, and when I do I often fall asleep before I'm finished. When I am tr... Read more
Sometimes it feels like the struggle to lose this weight is never going to end, but I'm not giving
Friday, October 01, 2010      12 comments

Welcome to October. I love October. Traditionally it is a lovely start to fall here in Nova Scotia. Nice crisp air and the change in leaves make me happy and feel energetic. I'm not going to write this blog to try to 'motivate' myself or form... Read more
I'm a bowl full of jelly! - but not for long.
Thursday, May 20, 2010      7 comments

So I had a revelation yesterday! I was on Facebook and Paul Plakas of X-weighted commented the following: Fit tip of the day - If you have chronic pain in a specific part of your body 95 times out of a 100 it is because of a problem elsewhere... Read more
So what's up in Melanie's world???
Sunday, March 28, 2010      12 comments

As I've posted before, I'm part of Team Myles, which is a training team for The Bluenose Marathon here in Nova Scotia. I have commited to the 1/2 marathon. We are at the 1/2 way point in our training. Mine is not going so well. Not only am I hav... Read more
Time for an update don't you think? Feb 11th
Thursday, February 11, 2010      7 comments

I'm finally feeling better. I've had a terrible throat and chest cold. Life is going well. I'm still eating cleanly. I'm drinking my water (most of the time) and I'm recor... Read more
January 27th - look out! I'm on my way!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      3 comments

This week I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Last night I ran 6.5K with Team Myles. I ran much more than I normally would have without walking. I'm proud of myself. Today I took my 1st Yoga class at Nubody's. It was pretty coo... Read more
January 21st - I'm motivated but SICK
Thursday, January 21, 2010      3 comments

I rarely get sick. The occassional cold but that's about it. I haven't felt well for 3 days now. I've been very tired. I took today off work because my throat was/is terrible. The doctor thinks it's a viral issue. All I know is my throat and nec... Read more
January 16th - I'm still hanging in but a little annoyed with my lack of self control.
Sunday, January 17, 2010      4 comments

Two birthday parties this weekend. An overnight visitor Saturday night and not much time to myself... That's no excuse is it? . ... Read more
January 6th - still taking the time to reflect
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments

Part of this long journey is reflecting on where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. I'm home from work today because my son had a fever (thankfully improving). I've been thinking about what is challenging me and what I need t... Read more
January 3rd. I feel pretty good.
Sunday, January 03, 2010      2 comments

Today is January 3rd. We have just had 2 days of snow and were pretty much house-bound. I didn't exercise as I intended but I did accomplish a lot: -I took down all my Christmas decor, put back my regular decor and cleaned the house. That t... Read more
Dec 29th - tired. but that's okay.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      4 comments

Part of changing my focus is listening to my body. I'm heading to bed in a few minutes. It's 10:23pm in Nova Scotia. I'm often up until 11:30 or midnight. I finally made it to the treadmill a little after 10:00PM. I accomplished 15 minutes. ... Read more
Dec 29th - I'm focused - and terribly out of shape!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      9 comments

I'm feeling good about starting 2010. I feel focused. Ready to commit to myself for a change. Ready to make myself a priority. The picture I've attached is from Christmas Day. I felt good. I was joking about how quickly everyone ate the smoked s... Read more
Forward thinking part 2. My marathon is completed!
Saturday, October 03, 2009      5 comments

September 27th was an amazing day! I woke up at 5:40am and was on my way to the start line at 6:30am. I've spent the last 7 months fundraising for The Arthritis Society and J... Read more
Forward Thinking...
Sunday, August 23, 2009      5 comments

Where I work we focus on competencies. One of the competencies is "Forward Thinking" ie: being able to see the big picture or the outcome of situations. It is looking for progress and who to make things happen. So I'm here to focus on Forward Th... Read more

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