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New Year thoughts
Friday, September 06, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday I went to synagogue and I found the Rabbi's speech very inspiring. For Jewish people this is the time of year where we reflect on the year that has passed, atone for our sins and try to do better. This guy did not dwell on all that we ... Read more
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      8 comments

Surprised at this greeting! Well, tonight marks the start of the Jewish New Year which I celebrate! We usually partake of honey and apples or honey cake to symbolize a sweet year. No matter your religion, may I wish you "Shanah Tovah" for a swee... Read more
Today
Monday, September 02, 2013      4 comments

My husband is going back to his job teaching special education in a new school so we thought we would relax in a nice quiet garden. Well, unbeknownst to me every Labour Day (our holiday in Canada today) the garden celebrates Scottish herita... Read more
Persevering
Monday, September 02, 2013      8 comments

I went to a spin class at my gym this morning after I did group personal training. Managed to snag the very last bike. Then after this class literally hordes of people (well, more than usual) came flooding through the doors to take the step clas... Read more
Garcinia Cambogia
Friday, August 23, 2013      12 comments

Has anyone tried the herbal supplement Garcinia Cambogia made from the tamarind root.?It is one of Dr. Oz's touted miracle items to help curb appetite and burn fat. Sigh, I find most of the things he talks about don't work for me. Also, I am wor... Read more
Birthday tomorrow
Saturday, August 17, 2013      8 comments

I turn 61 tomorrow. How can that possibly be? I am only 30 years old, so who is that old lady looking back at me in the mirror? I have had my ups and downs in weight this year struggled onward toward my 2nd Sparkversary in November but I have le... Read more
Gaining Empathy
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      7 comments

My trainer was complaining today about a woman who belongs to our Fitness Club who was just being so annoying yesterday. It seems she was one of the finalist in the club's contest as to how being a member had changed her life. She applied la... Read more
Ms. Kit-Kat
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      7 comments

My mom comes over for Sunday dinner every week an always admires our clock which is black and looks like Felix the Cat. The tail and eyes are supposed to move together but just the tail moves now. I found one in her favourite colour of ... Read more
People that Leave
Sunday, August 11, 2013      5 comments

In the past, I probably quit and rejoined Weight Watchers at least a dozen or more times. I paid dearly for the privilege both in cost, weight and might I add a dented self-esteem. It is very hard for me to conquer certain weight plateaus. I bel... Read more
Excuses
Saturday, August 10, 2013      8 comments

I have been doing lousy. I gained 12 pounds and have not been able to get them off. I used to think some things were true that I now realize are false, well at least based on my experience. 1. Increased exercise will compensate for incr... Read more
Having a Voice
Friday, August 02, 2013      7 comments

The first time I ever walked into my gym, I felt so intimidated. However, the girl at the reception desk gave me a wide grin and made me feel so welcome. That was only the first 5 seconds of my gym experience but oh, what a difference it made. T... Read more
Cheerleading!
Thursday, August 01, 2013      10 comments

You know I am very proud of being a co-leader of the Peppy Party, where we cheer each other on! emoticon I di... Read more
Shopping
Saturday, July 27, 2013      11 comments

Well, I went to my favourite stores in the U.S. yesterday - Macy's, Kohl's and T.J. Maxx and was totally frustrated. I am between sizes because in spite of vigorous exercise I still sport a muffin top which makes Size 12 pants squeeze my mid... Read more
Stories I Tell Myself
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      6 comments

For years I went to Weight Watchers meetings and later used their online tool before finding Sparkpeople. I kept a few of my cards from WW and it was always the same pattern. I would get into the 160s, plateau in weight, go up and down in pounds... Read more
Salad Days
Sunday, July 14, 2013      8 comments

Call me naïve, no don't, it will hurt my feelings. Yesterday, thinking I was eating something healthy I went to Earl's restaurant and had something called the Sante Fe salad. This is a chain restaurant up in Canada. Now the salad included a lime... Read more

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