Are we done yet?
Sunday, August 30, 2015 3 comments
Well, I am not exactly ready to do stand-up comedy in the local nightclub yet, but I am pressing forward with my attempts to find some humour in this "lifestyle adjustment" routine. I may not formally write about it each time as, quite frankly,... Read more
Day 4 of my humour experiment or should I just "give up"??
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3 comments
I always did admire Erma Bombeck!! Much like her, and many others, I seem to go back and forth between this whole healthy lifestyle kick and then goi... Read more
Day 3 of the humour experiment or should we fish or do light housework??
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2 comments
Well, today has been fairly uneventful in terms of food intake, but I have a bone to pick with SparkPeople's "Calories Burned List." Now I fully realize that not all of those activities are considered a cardio workout, but I ask you why is sit... Read more
Day 2 of my humour experiment or do you hear the romaine leaves calling??
Monday, August 24, 2015 2 comments
So as promised, and I know you have all been waiting with baited breath, here are some more reflections of my use of humour to aid in weight loss. All was going according to "the program" until after my lunch of homemade vegetable soup and a... Read more
Does a sense of humour help with weight loss????
Sunday, August 23, 2015 3 comments
Well, fellow-Sparkers, I for one am getting rather discouraged about the snail's pace of my weight loss. I know, I know....I should focus on non-scale victories, how much better I am eating, how much more activity I can do (I honestly don't kn... Read more
Your brain on Oreos
Sunday, July 19, 2015 4 comments
I came across this article from “Global News” and thought it was well worth sharing. It sure explains why it is so difficult to lose weight and keep it off. Now we just have to figure out how to reward ourselves in healthier ways!! When I g... Read more
And on the twelfth day of wheat and sugar free…..
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5 comments
I haven’t blogged for a few days, well, because, frankly it was getting a little boring!!! But I thought I better write down a few thoughts on this process in case I want to look back. For the multitudes that may be reading this, I have been f... Read more
Miracle of Miracles...Seven days Wheat/Sugar free!!
Friday, April 05, 2013 2 comments
Well, I have now been one week wheat/sugar free…the longest I have ever lasted!! Yesterday was a real challenge, one where I would have caved in the past. We were out shopping for most of the day and between snacks that I took with me and some... Read more
Almost 5 days Wheat/Sugar free!!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 2 comments
Day 5 of my wheat-free/sugar-free trial is almost finished. Tonight’s supper will consist of rock bass with a light coating of rice cracker crumbs and parmesan cheese, sautéed (note I did not say ‘fried’!) in a scant amount of vegetable oil and... Read more
Wheat/Sugar free for 4 days!!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 5 comments
Well, I am now almost finished Day 4 of my wheat-free/sugar-free trial. There were a few times today that I felt more disgruntled (for lack of a better word!) than the previous three days, but I am quite determined to give this at least 30 days... Read more
Day 3 of my dietary experimentation
Monday, April 01, 2013 2 comments
I am now almost finished Day 3 of my wheat-free/sugar-free trial. Aside from feeling a little hungry despite lots of protein and fibre (withdrawal?), I seem to be faring surprisingly well. My caloric intake is in the upper 1400’s with ~ 50% ca... Read more
Dietary Experiment Day 2
Sunday, March 31, 2013 2 comments
Hello to all my fellow-Sparkers. I have not blogged since last year, so I may be a little rusty. First a little background. I had originally lost 20 pounds with Sparkpeople and through the trials and tribulations of that stuff we call life... Read more
Biggest challenge to achieving my health and fitness goals.....
Friday, June 22, 2012 5 comments
Well it had started again.....that slow, insidious downward spiral back to my default position. Most of you know what I mean. One day you are tracking everything, doing your cardio and strength exercises, your motivation is right up there with... Read more
A very different non-scale success since beginning Summer Challenge!!!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8 comments
I have debated about sharing this, but it was such a epiphany for me as to the value of exercise, specifically leg squats. So here goes!!! A few weeks ago, my husband and I were on a 2 hour trip to the rose quartz mine up into the wilds of sou... Read more
Inspirational message for Sunday (only one day late!)
Monday, June 11, 2012 4 comments
I came across this quote through a link from another Spark member's blog and, as she did, realized it's message is truly the key to our weight management success. "You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love a... Read more
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