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Why do things the hard way?
Friday, July 26, 2013      7 comments

I just found out that DD1(Twin A) will be home late tomorrow evening for a few days - she's been away for 3 weeks. DD2 (Twin B) is working tomorrow night, and leeaving for camp Sunday morning. Their birthday is next week and neither of them wi... Read more
"Turbo" made me hungry for tacos
Thursday, July 25, 2013      2 comments

I went with two of my kids to see the movie Turbo. It was a couple of hours after I had lunch, so i know I wasn't physically hungry. Yet in the movie (about a snail whose dream it is to race in the Indy 500), a taco truck was featured as it fe... Read more
Bring back the pestisides!!!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      1 comments

Today I began the overwhelming task of weeding my backyard. It's been neglected for months, and the weeds spread like horny high school boys. I don't remember this task being so difficult back when we could use pestisides. Sure it wasn't goo... Read more
oops, I guess I really am starting afresh
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday, I tried to delete my info page - I wasn't happy with how I described myself - and ended up deleting goals and statistics (like weight and measurements). The frustrating things is what I tried to delete is still there and what I want... Read more
I can't lose weight
Sunday, July 21, 2013      1 comments

this is my internal dialogue. No wondering that I'm not doing well at losing weight. I don't believe I can do it. A couple of years ago, I lost 30 lbs but "quit" and the weight came right back. Habits are really hard to break and I am not do... Read more
Truth time: I don't belong in a waterpark
Saturday, July 20, 2013      3 comments

I spent a handful of hours with one of my daughters and my son in a local waterpark today. I wanted to give them a chance to enjoy themselves, and I wanted to catch up on my reading. This is not my favorite type of place. I'm not one for wat... Read more
Simple Weight Loss Tips - Oz style
Friday, July 19, 2013      2 comments

Summarized from Dr.Oz’s show aired July 17/13 •Slice up your food (it makes it look like bigger portions thereby tricking you mind, most folks will eat up to 25% less) •Substitute barley for oatmeal for breakfast (lots of fibre keeps you ful... Read more
Visual Effect of Food
Thursday, July 18, 2013      2 comments

I saw a picture of two plates of the same quantity of food: 1/2 red and yellow peppers, asparagus and a chicken breast. Healthy food, good choices. The first one was in whole pieces, however the food on the second plate was sliced into pieces... Read more
Sugar, fat and salt make for addictive combinations
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      4 comments

Currently, I'm reading "The end of overeating" by David Kessler. It is eye-opening. The food industry perfects the art of playing on our senses and creating combinations of foods containing fat, sugar and salt to please our taste buds. The... Read more
Planning ahead works!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      5 comments

I was out of the home for the entire day, going between appointments (and waiting between them too). I managed to keep my calorie intake manageable by being my own breakfast and lunch with me. Further, I managed to find air conditioned place (... Read more
Where's the ribs go???
Monday, July 15, 2013      3 comments

I went to the last day of the Ottawa bluesfest yesterday and made my way over to the rib kiosk (no easy task because it seems everyone came out to the festival that day). It was the evening and I knew I already hit my daily calorie range... I j... Read more
Time to use the RESET button again
Sunday, July 14, 2013      5 comments

Yep, that's the plan today emoticon ... Read more
Oops, I did it again ---
Saturday, July 13, 2013      8 comments

Last night, my husband and I attended a fund-raising event for a charity that we belong to. I was hoping it would be a pleasant experience but was very disappointed. The tickets were quite expensive but we were to experience a four course gour... Read more
The BBQ Ribs didn't win, I did!!!
Friday, July 12, 2013      5 comments

Last night at Bluesfest, my hubby and I were walking past the vendor booths and he pointed out the Rib kiosk (as if I didn't already notice :) ). He knows I love ribs and encourages me to get some. I hesitated for a few minutes, making sure I ... Read more
Where's the balance point on pushing yourself and holding back in exercise?
Thursday, July 11, 2013      4 comments

How do I know when to push my body, and when to listen to it and be gentle? I had a hard time biking in to work this morning. I haven't done it for a month. It usually takes 65-70 min but this morning I think I took 80 min - and I felt I s... Read more

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