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What a summer!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      1 comments

Ooooh boy, so much has happened since my last entry... On the evening of July 26th, I had another TIA and ended up spending a good part of my birthday (27th) in the emerg department. Scary and disappointing, to say the least. So back to the do... Read more
Losing at a snail's pace....but still beats the alternative
Monday, July 18, 2016      0 comments

Today I weighed myself and looked back in my little book in which I keep these details. Since my TIA in February I have lost 7 pounds. I should have used this starting weight for Spark, but didn't and now I can't change it. Anywho...it bea... Read more
Recovering from Graduation
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      3 comments

On June 11 I graduated from my masters program and can now call myself Widow Badass, MBA. I also stood up for my late husband and received his ceremonial hood, draped over my arm. This is a picture taken after everything was over. ... Read more
Travelling and eating healthy
Friday, June 10, 2016      1 comments

Currently I am in Edmonton, Alberta (a 4 hour plane trip from where I live) for my Convocation for completing my masters degree (finally!) earlier this year. I have looked forward to this time for almost 5 years but had always imagined that m... Read more
Functional Fitness today
Saturday, May 28, 2016      1 comments

Last summer I decided to stop working so damn much and actually start having fun. So I bought a bright pink kayak (christened Pink Floyd) and hit the river just a few steps from where I live. I enjoyed it so much I bought another kayak - a ta... Read more
Where I've Been; Where I'm Going
Saturday, May 21, 2016      4 comments

After JD and I got married we discovered something called the Whole 30, which we both had great success with. I lost about 25 pounds in total during the time I was eating this way. JD's success was much greater than mine but we found out too lat... Read more
Taking time to regroup, recoup, refocus
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      4 comments

Haven't been active on Spark for a while now, and not planning on resuming activity for a while either. Time is the issue. How do people find the time for these activities? Right now I just don't have the time to be an active participant. ... Read more
10 weeks - 10 pounds Spring Self Challenge
Monday, March 07, 2011      5 comments

In 10 weeks (approximately), I will be flying to Holland for a 2 week visit with family living there, with my daughter and mother, to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday and her return to health after undergoing chemotherapy last fall and winter. H... Read more
The incredible condensing woman...
Monday, February 21, 2011      2 comments

Yep, I think I am turning into the menopausal version of a black hole. Weight not changing, but I am just condensing down to a smaller size! I was pretty bummed when I got on the scale yesterday and saw the same weight for the last two week... Read more
First week almost down, lessons learned.....
Saturday, February 12, 2011      2 comments

Back to Spark People after a long absence, and very happy to be back! Here I am at almost my highest weight ever...I'd like to blame menopause, but it is also too much eating out and not enough exercise....basically my life is out of balanc... Read more
Dis is D Plan....
Thursday, February 25, 2010      0 comments

I've noticed over the past 3 weeks that I have been eating better and exercising more, I have lost an average 0.9 lbs per week. This is entirely do-able for me. I am not deprived of food in any way, I don't exercise obsessively, and these small ... Read more
February Update
Thursday, February 18, 2010      1 comments

Hello Blog So sorry for neglecting you for so long. I have been busy, and busy doing the right things too! For instance, I have really increased my activity levels. I have bought myself a new pedometer and am logging 9-11K per day in ... Read more
Week 1 is Down, Down, Down
Sunday, January 10, 2010      2 comments

Well, after a week of sensible eating (mostly at home) and conscious exercise I am pleased to find I am down 2.6 pounds! I didn't starve myself or count calories, and I certainly could have exercised more than I did but I had success anyway. No ... Read more
Boot Camp Starting Stats
Sunday, January 03, 2010      1 comments

Hello 2010! After a completely crazy December at work and a food free-for-all at Christmas, I am more than ready to get back to some semblance of routine and healthy living. This will be my year - I can feel it like I haven't before. And I... Read more
Hello Abs!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      3 comments

Following the plan as planned this week. That in itself is fantastic. Did the 10 minute Super Abs workout yesterday morning. By last night I noticed a feeling of discomfort in my core area. Well, whaddayaknow....it's my long lost abs say... Read more

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