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Lesson from the Cruise
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      6 comments

One of the things I did that seemed to keep me focused on health when I vacationed in Hawaii was to pick out excursions with an exercise component in them. All age groups were involved in these excursions so they were not that physically challen... Read more
In Nature
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      4 comments

Check out this beautiful website of raindrops beartales.me/2012/11/11/
ver-seen-them-before/ It almost makes me feel happy that it rains so much in Vancouver!... Read more
Cruising to Hawaii
Thursday, April 04, 2013      5 comments

Although I started my cruise vacation up in pounds from my lowest weight (7 to be exact), I was determined not to gain weight. How do you do that on a cruise just chock full of buffets? Well, I tried to be very active. On board the ship I joined... Read more
After 30 years
Friday, March 15, 2013      8 comments

My husband and I have been married for 30 years. To say he's not the jealous type would be putting it mildly. He looks at the world with a refreshing innocence. There are many up sides to not having a jealous husband such as the fact he is an ev... Read more
Gym Rant
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      13 comments

Am I the only one on the planet who thinks that there are some people that are very weird at the gym? Am I the only one that sits or stands there and says nothing when they are bugged by the same said people? Please let me know that I am not alo... Read more
Observe and Share
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      6 comments

Sometimes it is good to get your inside voice out and other times well, no. Yesterday, my trainer told me what she was thinking and it was definitely a good thing. I have been on a forever plateau losing and gaining the same couple of pounds and... Read more
Gift of Life
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      5 comments

I just came back from donating blood. I am Canadian and we do not get paid for our blood donations. Why do I do it? Because it is in me to give. I don't know who receives my gift - it could be a sick child, someone that needs a transfusion or so... Read more
A Lesson from my Mother
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      8 comments

I can't imagine how painful it must be for people who lose their mothers at a young age. I am so very grateful that mine is still thriving at 95 years of age. If you are lucky enough to have your mother live to a ripe old age you may experience ... Read more
Saturday, February 23, 2013      5 comments

emoticon Most of the time we come on to these pages and just blog about our daily lives - the ins and outs of exe... Read more
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      2 comments

It just struck me this morning how much angst and pain sometimes flows out of people's blogs. I think that Sparkpeople really helps people get their emotions out of the closet and onto the page. Where people traditionally have soothed and suppre... Read more
In the Swim of Things
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      8 comments

I went on a road trip last weekend to visit my Aunt Charlotte and I happened to mention to her that I needed to go to buy a couple of bathing suits for an upcoming cruise to Hawaii. My old bathing suit is now at least 3 sizes too big. My aunt i... Read more
Are all Calories the Same?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      8 comments

Well, I say no. I was eating sweets but staying in my calorie range to disastrous results - a 7 pound gain. Yesterday, I finally got a hold of myself got down to having a sweet only at the end of the day - a tablespoon of honey in my tea. The re... Read more
Unsolicited Compliment
Sunday, February 10, 2013      8 comments

My 24 year old son had his friend Rinaldo over for a visit. They had just bought these new-fangled headphones and were really in to trying them out. Rinaldo, a very handsome young guy, who likes to work out, had not been over to the house for a ... Read more
Sister, sister
Thursday, February 07, 2013      6 comments

I, as little sister, managed to finally inspire my big sister Arlene to exercise! She is 5 years older so the usual chain of command is that she advises me. So, naturally, I am thrilled by this event. She belongs to a beautiful athletic club and... Read more
Labor Day
Thursday, February 07, 2013      1 comments

Last Tuesday I met with members of my book club, "Reading Between the Wines" As the title implies it is equally about the grapes as the written word - hee, hee. Not to mention the appies the members bring. We do talk a bit about the book and the... Read more

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