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Fashion Advice
Sunday, December 30, 2012      10 comments

We were having relatives over for a fancy dinner and I decided to seek fashion advice from one of my twin boys Gavin who is 23 years old. I had on a very expensive top from Eileen Fisher that I had loved when I bought it last year. At that time,... Read more
Yin and Yang
Thursday, December 27, 2012      8 comments

My downward eating spiral all began with candy cane ice cream peppered with chocolate shavings. Oh dear, I convinced myself I was buying it for the family. But really and truly ice cream is my kryptonite and I am no Superwoman I can assure you! ... Read more
When I Grow Old
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      6 comments

Just in case you thought growing old had no benefits, here is a poem by Jenny Joseph that states the opposite case: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my p... Read more
Where did the year go?
Sunday, December 23, 2012      7 comments

I can't take credit for this. It was written by someone whose name I don't know but I pass on its heartfelt sentiments to all my Sparkfriends. Where did the year go? Suddenly it is December....again - and we realize that with giant str... Read more
Red Wagon
Saturday, December 22, 2012      2 comments

This video is perfect for Christmas nostalgia and the little kid in everyone! http://biggeekdad.com/2010/1
cfd-1.0 ... Read more
Personal Training Surprise
Friday, December 21, 2012      8 comments

This holiday season my trainer is letting me take two guests to my personal training group sessions. I took my first guest, my little cousin who is in her late twenties along with me. She has a lovely slim yet curvy figure and I know she has bee... Read more
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      4 comments

Today, I was reading a very inspiring blog from Sarasmiling where she quoted the poet, Robert Frost. Suddenly, I was taken back in my mind to a poem by Frost called "The Road Not Taken." Many of you might recall that it is about a person who ba... Read more
Knee jerk response
Saturday, December 15, 2012      9 comments

Today I went to the gym for a Zumba class. I haven't been able to do one for a week but I am trying an arthritis medicine called I think Arthrotec but only when I have a flare up. So, today I felt better although it was cold and spitting wet sn... Read more
Advice from a Wise Son
Thursday, December 13, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday, I was whingeing to one of my twin sons who is twenty-three. I was moaning about my sore hip and the fact that instead of being able to go to the gym and do my favourite Zumba, I was stuck having to do Spinning instead. It is because t... Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      7 comments

I went to visit my old workplace after being retired for over a year. They were having a Christmas tea. I knew I looked different because I was 44 pounds thinner but still was astonished at people's reaction. My old boss' jaw dropped and sh... Read more
Balancing Act
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      5 comments

It feels like exercise for me has to be a balancing act between pain and progress. Every time I try to push my exercise to the next level, I pay the price with severe pain in my right hip. I have moderately severe osteoarthritis. Right now, I am... Read more
Saturday, December 08, 2012      8 comments

Today, I am helping my husband shop for a very poor family that the teachers have adopted for Christmas. There are 3 kids who live with their grandparents and have to sell chocolate door to door in order to survive the winter months. There is ab... Read more
Sunday, December 02, 2012      4 comments

I have to say this morning I feel like a bit of a fraud. As much as I encourage others to have a healthy diet and cheer when they don't eat sweets, I can't seem to get through an entire a day without something sweet. Now, I always stay within my... Read more
A Visit to the Doctor on my 1st Sparkversary!
Thursday, November 29, 2012      13 comments

First off, let me say that my Doctor started me on this path to health or should I say frightened me into sprinting on it. I was on her comprehensive care list with 3 conditions that worried her: severe asthma, pre-diabetes and high blood pressu... Read more
1st Sparkversary
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      6 comments

Tomorrow is my 1st Sparkversary. As of today, I have lost 44 pounds and gained back 3 of them very recently. This is just in time for my annual physical tomorrow LOL. Well, it was the physical last year that started me or should I say scared me ... Read more

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