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BLC 25
Monday, July 21, 2014      3 comments

BLC 25 Experience: This BLC was a time when I had many things going on in my life. Some of them were huge stressors for me. In the past, stress has been something that I deal with in a number of unhealthy ways. Having such amazing team-mates... Read more
Monday, December 16, 2013      3 comments

I have spent a great deal of time in the past making up elaborate plans to get me through difficult times. What I have found is for me simple works better. When I am trying to do too many things....I end up unravelling!!! So this Christma... Read more
Reflections - BLC 22
Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

The end of BLC 22 is upon us and it is time for me to look back and reflect. This challenge was a bit of a struggle for me. Started it off with almost 3 weeks of vacation and a injured Achilles that did not want to heal. My food was not the g... Read more
BLC 22
Saturday, June 08, 2013      6 comments

I have decided to try a new approach for BLC22. As I learn more about myself and my journey towards living a healthy lifestyle, I have decided to take a different approach to "my plan". "Diets" do not work for me...I can be somewhat stubborn and... Read more
The exercise challenge
Sunday, February 03, 2013      6 comments

I joined Spark in January 2007. I had been on more diets than I can count. When I joined it was with a new plan.....forget the dieting, I wanted....I needed....to learn healthy. I can say that I have finally got my food to a place that it... Read more
Monday, November 05, 2012      14 comments

Being the "numbers" person on our team has made me much more aware of who is participating and who isn't. This has actually been really difficult for me and is one of the reasons that I was considering not signing back up for co-capt for next r... Read more
Still more to be grateful for
Monday, October 01, 2012      6 comments

Small baby arms squeezing me tight A hug from my Dad The strength to get through the hard stuff My ability to speak up when it is important Forgiveness A child running towards me yelling "Nana"!! Family dinners A walk in the park ... Read more
10 More things
Monday, October 01, 2012      0 comments

and the list continues: I'm Grateful for, My morning coffee The sunshine The shimmer of dew on the grass A calm lake on a fall day The sound of loons on the lake The beautiful colours of fall My Camper My wood burning stove M... Read more
My present journey
Saturday, September 29, 2012      5 comments

As I move forward in this part of my life journey I am learning new things about myself. I always knew that the chances were great that the day would come when I would have to deal with the loss of my parents. What I find interesting about that... Read more
BLC 20
Friday, September 14, 2012      14 comments

As I begin BLC 20 I struggle to figure out what my plan will be. I want to list all the things that I know will help me to achieve my goals and yet I am also aware that my choices are not all my own right now. I have decided that while I woul... Read more
A pat on the back??
Saturday, February 25, 2012      3 comments

There has been some talk on the thread about exercise and what we use to think of as intense. I have to say that I applaud each and every person that improves their personal fitness, anyone that works each and every day at trying to live a heal... Read more
My Fitness and Health Journey
Sunday, January 29, 2012      4 comments

If I think back to when this journey began, I am tempted to say that it started approximately 5 years ago. However that would actually be wrong. What I realize today is that I started this journey around the time I turned 20. Way back then, ... Read more
The numbers game
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      5 comments

I have been thinking a great deal lately about the whys for me. I have been overweight most of my adult life. At times I am incredibly frustrated with myself and others I just don't care. For years everything has been about the numbers on the... Read more
The Silver Lining
Thursday, February 10, 2011      3 comments

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger" I have always found this to be an "interesting" quote. I know without a doubt that the "bad" stuff that has happened in my life has made me stronger. The things that I have learned in my life because of... Read more
Finding the learning nuggets
Monday, February 07, 2011      6 comments

If I had to choose one thing that SP has brought to me (outside of amazing friendships) it would be the ability to learn about myself and my journey towards a more healthy me. I don't think in the past I ever took the time to really under... Read more

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