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Week 1: Healthy breakfasts made a difference
Sunday, March 25, 2018      4 comments

Last week I promised to report back on how my challenge to have a good nutritious breakfast each day this week went. It went well. While the scale doesn't reflect that this morning (Thanks to watching NCAA basketball last night with "the boys" o... Read more
Inpired by Pirouline's blog + a personal challenge
Sunday, March 18, 2018      3 comments

Pirouline wrote that she found the value of eating well first thing in the day tended to result in continued good choices through the rest of the day. I think this is true, yet breakfast is my least thought out meal, and sets the trend for the d... Read more
I did it. And it was painful to face - Kept a food diary, and included the bad stuff
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      5 comments

Today I logged everything I ate. Had a huge battle with myself. Along with the excellent food choices I made, I ate 1.5 cups of dried chickpeas (@700 calories). I could barely make myself record it. Oh? Does that mean I didn't eat it? Hmmm? Cuz ... Read more
I can do one thing
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      6 comments

I am overwhelmed by the challenge of weight loss. The big number is overwhelming. I have decided that I can do one thing. For one day, I will measure my food - not even make better choices - just measure whatever it is I am eating. I think tha... Read more
Hard to focus on me. Not comfortable
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      1 comments

I don't even know where to start on this subject. I re-signed up several weeks ago, and have done very well on my 8 glasses of water a day challenge. Aaand ... that's it, unless you count gaining two pounds. I seem to have a block about looki... Read more
Thinking about Self-care ...
Friday, February 09, 2018      3 comments

In one of her blogs, Sparker Learning2BHappy talks about Self care being an important component of developing a healthy self. For me, that has to include learning how to put food in its place; to regard food as fuel rather than reward, comfort, ... Read more
Little bites and being honest with myself
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      3 comments

Here I am back on Sparkpeople six years after I originally started, a little heavier and a lot less healthy. I have become very aware that my health cannot be counted on indefinitely, and I need to start making changes. The first thing I have to... Read more
My snowy corner of the world
Monday, January 07, 2013      19 comments

Given that we had no snow until December 23rd, then two significant snowfalls in three days, I thought I'd show my more southern friends what the end of my lane way looks like. Not that I'm boasting, but I'm the primary shoveler in this househol... Read more
Summer Vacation w Pics (for Lisa:))
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      12 comments

The view near Kamouraska on the spectacular Saint Lawrence River. I had to drive my daughter to Halifax so we planned a detour to our cottage, which is sort of near:). We too... Read more
Getting rid of (book) weight, and a surprise
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      29 comments

As per my deal with CANNIE50, I am clearing out some of the THOUSANDS of books in my home. I had sent two cases to our local library, and then heard that the small Quebec hometown of my childhood had just opened a library. Well! So exciting ... ... Read more
Back to square one
Monday, January 23, 2012      20 comments

True confessions time. This is the end of my personal 12 week challenge to get back on track. I had lost 8 lb by the end of week 8, and was still at 8 by week 10. I felt that I HAD taken back control. However, in the last two weeks I've gained a... Read more
Who, What, When, Where and Why -- Know Thyself, and Plan Ahead
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      14 comments

The idea that we will have to be diligent the rest of our lives is overwhelming. I think this makes it important that we be really clear about what we want and why we want it, so that under pressure we will remember why we're fighting for it. ... Read more
A wonderful family visit with my sister at Christmas (pics!)
Friday, December 30, 2011      16 comments

As promised, here are some photos of our visit to my sister's farm in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec. The first shot is of me visiting with their (cranky) parrot. They have had lovely, friendly birds in the past -- he's not one of them:) The ... Read more
Day 9 of Taking Back Control: What is freedom exactly?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      11 comments

When I think about "taking back control", specifically regarding what I eat and of my health, I wonder why I am so resentful of the discipline required. I'm doing this for me, for my betterment, my health ... where is the downside? In fact,... Read more
Day One of Taking Back Control
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      15 comments

There is nothing of interest to anyone but myself in this blog (So you can turn back now:)) It is my ... statement of intent. I have been staggering and stumbling since hitting 25 pounds lost way back in April. I kept almost all of it off u... Read more

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