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Stairs and more stairs
Sunday, April 05, 2015      9 comments

I am fortunate to live near the Niagara Escarpment. There are lots of great places to walk and hike, but one of the best fitness challenges is stairs connecting the upper and lower city. There are 5 different sets of these. On Monday my siste... Read more
Small group training update & goals
Monday, November 24, 2014      0 comments

In September I signed up for small group training. It stared as a 21 day challenge and those were a tough 3 weeks of sore muscles - lol. On day 22 I got a small tear in my calf muscle, but after a week off, I was able to get back at it with so... Read more
A menu - two weeks in a row - amazing
Sunday, November 24, 2013      3 comments

Well, we pretty much stuck to our meal plan for the week, with the exception of making sesame chicken. There were just too many leftovers to justify making a new meal... so leftovers it was. Don't want to waste food. Here is the dinner men... Read more
A Menu Plan - It's a concept
Sunday, November 17, 2013      5 comments

It's been a while since I made a meal plan for the week. Sure, I've made meal plans for a few days, but usually loose my ambition mid-week to come up with new ideas. It's always something homemade for dinner during the week, but I've been fall... Read more
Spring into Summer Challenge wrapped up, looking forward to next one
Sunday, July 07, 2013      4 comments

The Spring into Summer challenge has wrapped up. It was a great challenge - thanks to all the leaders who put lots of work into getting the challenge running and motivating us. I had a great start to the challenge, but due to various circumsta... Read more
Shoes, Bras & Bathing Suits - What a way to spend a Saturday morning
Saturday, May 04, 2013      4 comments

Since the kids had a PD day yesterday and I was working 1-9, my Mom had the kids over for a sleepover. How nice was that. DH got to go golfing this morning and I got to do some much needed shopping. I really didn't want to go shopping, as... Read more
Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit Check In
Thursday, March 07, 2013      6 comments

Since I last blogged I have had 2 fails, where I had some snacks I shouldn't have. However, on the plus side, I have not had any sugary or alcoholic drinks this week and have made better choices or had nothing to snack on in the evening. ... Read more
Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit
Sunday, March 03, 2013      8 comments

One of the healthy habits that I will continue to work on is not snacking and drinking at night, which is often accompanied by watching TV (they seem to go hand in had). DH and I have been working on this over the past few weeks. I plan to... Read more
Setting New Goals to Stay Motivated
Saturday, November 03, 2012      3 comments

Spark Coach has encouraged me to set some new goals to stay motivated. I have set these goals: Nutrition - Eat a salad every day **I often will pack a salad for work, but don't eat them on the weekend. I will aim to include a small salad... Read more
5%challenge assignment
Monday, September 24, 2012      2 comments

Set backs and plans to succeed. Night time/mindless snacking-often happens when I watch tv. Plan : watch less tv; drink water or herbal tea before eating and then only eat a healthy snack if truly hungry. Listen to hunger cues. Trackin... Read more
Spring Challeng- Week 1 a Success
Sunday, March 25, 2012      9 comments

The first week of the 5% Spring Challenge is complete and I am happy to report that I am down 3.5 pounds. Last week's LTGL challenge was to drink water, which is something that I do not struggle with too much. This week's challenge is meas... Read more
Eating those fruits and veggies
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      1 comments

I am generally pretty good with eating enough fruits and veggies. Today I brought a shake for my morning snack (beets, spinach, banana, agave,milk, water - yummy), and chili and a salad for lunch. My goodness....I was dying in the afternoon...... Read more
Take a Lunch Break
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      3 comments

I often find myself busy with my work and tend not to take a break, unless I go for a walk, out to the store, etc. I always eat lunch - often at my desk - but I don't skip eating - just the 'away from work part'. Today was a very rainy... Read more
Remember to Laugh
Monday, January 16, 2012      8 comments

For the Winter 5% Challenge we are challenged to blog about healthy habits that we want to develop. After being away in the Dominican with our friends this week, I realize how important it is to have fun and laugh. ... Read more
Menu for the Week
Saturday, January 14, 2012      3 comments

So, it has been some time since I have planned - and followed - a menu for the week. Generally I plan dinners, in order to ease the after work madness, but this week, I have tried planning some breakfasts and lunches as well. Here it goes: ... Read more

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