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What could you accomplish if you let go of excuses?
Monday, April 15, 2013      8 comments

Well, my answer to this question this week is – 360 minutes of exercise in seven days, and 4 lbs lost. Not bad, eh? I weighed in at 168.2 lbs on Sunday, April 7. I had finished a busy week with travel (meeting in Toronto April 1 - 3) and th... Read more
Feeling like my old self again
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      3 comments

This is the second time it's happened - I get overwhelmingly busy near the end of the year, and have an absolutely insane first quarter. My sleep suffers, my nutrition suffers, my exercise suffers, and my stress level skyrockets. I've got a plan... Read more
Stressed about money and weight gain, I just realized how I've been eating my money...
Thursday, January 17, 2013      8 comments

Over the last year, three things have caused me considerable stress: 1. Money 2. Weight gain 3. Work I don't know why it took until now to realize it, but these things are linked in a big way. Forgive me if this is obvious for yo... Read more
New year, new Mags.
Monday, January 14, 2013      4 comments

The last time I did this, I went from 182 lbs (when I finally stepped on a scale; I wouldn’t be surprised if it had been higher at some point) to 142 from March 2009 to June 2010. That time, I started out by keeping a food journal, getting to kn... Read more
Italy, Part Two: Cinque Terre
Thursday, January 03, 2013      5 comments

I’ll admit, I completely slacked on the Italy Part II blog…I can’t believe it took me four months to write and post it! Anyways without further delay, the rest of my trip recap: Thursday morning we got up bright and early to finish packing... Read more
Happy new year! How I'm going to rock 2013...
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

2012 was a pretty awesome year. I solidified a wonderful relationship with a man I cannot live without. I came into my own in my job, one that I started in the summer of 2011 but had a steep learning curve. I flew across the ocean for the first ... Read more
Italy, Part One: Rome
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      8 comments

Sorry for the delayed blog…things have been crazy-busy. I’ve been missing Italy since getting on the plane to come home on Labour Day...the man and I will definitely be going back. Definitely. We left Toronto around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Augu... Read more
Life gets in the way.
Thursday, July 12, 2012      10 comments

161. That’s the number my scale gave me this morning. 161 lbs. I haven’t seen that number in over two years. In spring 2010, I reached 143 lbs. My original goal from spring 2009 was to reach 150 from a starting weight of 182. Since 2010, b... Read more
I'm one of "THOSE" people now...and I need some advice!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      6 comments

The last few weeks have had my head spinning. I’ve been exercising like mad...and eating about the same – I have an insane appetite right now! The man and I decided we are definitely going to Europe; in fact, we’re going to Italy for the full 8... Read more
C25K graduate, and new workout plan!
Sunday, May 27, 2012      7 comments

Today, I completed the Couch to 5K running program. With a 5-minute warm up walk and a 30-minute run, I ran 3.2 miles (5.25 km) in 36:30. I have such a feeling of accomplishment – I’m a runner. I never identified myself as one but I can run 5 km... Read more
Updates, updates…
Friday, May 04, 2012      4 comments

Only three days into the month and I already have some things to report! I haven’t managed to work out yet (I had a run scheduled on Wednesday, but a migraine nixed that plan), but I’m going to complete Week 7 of C25K tonight. I realiz... Read more
I've got high aspirations, and high expectations...but I've also got motivation.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      4 comments

April was an incredibly busy month in terms of work travel and meetings, as well as personal commitments. Although I didn’t get in all of my planned workouts (and I’m not entering Week 9 of C25K yet as intended), I still managed to eke out ~100... Read more
Exercise alone isn't enough....I know this.
Sunday, April 15, 2012      7 comments

I’ve got to admit it, as far as healthy eating goes I’ve been struggling for a while. When I started my new job in July, I’d just ended my relationship and was apartment-hunting while working 50+ hour weeks and packing for the move, and I just “... Read more
Where the heck is Mags?!
Sunday, March 18, 2012      6 comments

Wow...I haven’t posted a blog since NYE....time for an update, methinks! So, life has been incredibly busy and wonderful these last few months... I’ve definitely been thriving thus far in 2012! What’s been going on, you ask? Well.... ... Read more
Out with the Old, In with the New: Bring on 2012!
Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

At the end of 2010, I had a feeling that 2011 was going to be a big year. Something big was coming, I told people. I could feel it. I wasn’t wrong. In the last year, I changed jobs (from receptionist to marketing specialist – a significant c... Read more

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