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Yesterday I wrote about tracking food... let's talk about exercise today
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      4 comments

I find it harder to exercise regularly than to track my food. I have no excuses. I have a good treadmill, 2- and 5- lb. weights, a resistance band and a stability ball. There are also 16 steps between our main floor and the upstairs. I... Read more
How closely do you track your carbs, fats and protein? What about fibre and salt?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      11 comments

I've lost 34 lbs. since starting SP, and have 8 lbs. to go to meet my goal,of 150 lbs. I've belonged to SP for 6 years, and went up and down for the first 5 years. Last May I "got serious", mainly because I'm 73 and want to be around, and able... Read more
Started using my 6-month swim pass today
Monday, January 16, 2017      9 comments

Peter gave me a 6-month swim pass, and today I went to the seniors swim from 10:30-11:30. We had 3 lanes of the pool, and there were only 8 of us, so lots of space. I mainly swam lengths, although I did do a few of the exercises I remembered ... Read more
Ukrainian Christmas
Friday, January 06, 2017      10 comments

As some of you know, my husband belongs to the Ukrainian Catholic Church, which celebrates Christ's Birth on January 6, known to most of us as Epiphany. The special meal is served on Christmas Eve, traditionally beginning when the first sta... Read more
Choices
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      8 comments

Day by day, sometimes hour by hour, we make choices which affect our lives in big and small ways. When Peter and I met, 16 years ago, we each had a mortgage-free house. When we decided to get married, we sold both of our homes and had a new on... Read more
Clutter
Monday, January 02, 2017      9 comments

One of the days I was sick, I had tv on but wasn't really paying attention until I realized they were talking about 4 different kinds of clutter that we have to deal with. They were: - indecisive clutter - emotional clutter - guilty clutt... Read more
The "Different" Christmas
Monday, December 26, 2016      14 comments

Since my oldest daughter's family moved to Calgary three years ago, Christmas has been smaller, but still great. In the morning we open our gifts to each other and things that have been mailed to us, talk to my son & his wife in Nova Scotia and... Read more
Christmas in a Small Town
Thursday, December 08, 2016      16 comments

Uxbridge Township has a population of just over 20,000 people... but this includes many square miles of farms and little villages, so the "town" itself is probably between 10 and 12 thousand. For the tree lighting ceremony at the hospital l... Read more
Bit of a meltdown yesterday
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      11 comments

I love Christmas. I love the shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking... but mostly, I love being with the people who matter most to me. And there's the problem. Of our 4 children, only one lives close enough to visit regularly. The other... Read more
December Plan
Friday, December 02, 2016      14 comments

Since I finished working in the garden, my exercising has been spotty, to say the least. For December my commitment is to exercise a minimum of 10 minutes each day. Last night I was in bed when I realized I hadn't done anything... after a long... Read more
Christmas Baking
Saturday, November 19, 2016      13 comments

I always look forward to baking at Christmas time. I bake for our family, but also for gifts for some neighbours and friends. I usually make a combination of traditional family recipes (shortbreads and my mother's sultana cake), cherry loaf, r... Read more
Vimy Ridge and The Ontario Regiment
Thursday, November 17, 2016      7 comments

Last night Peter and I went to a meeting at the high school about Vimy Ridge, where the Memorial to Canadians who served in the First World War is located. Some of the Canadian soldiers were from the Ontario Regiment, formed by Colonel Sam Shar... Read more
It's a slippery slope...
Sunday, November 13, 2016      14 comments

The holiday season is upon us, and one of the hardest things for me is not being in control of what is served, especially at pot lucks or dinners out. I've worked very hard and am down 25 lbs. since May. I don't want to gain over the holid... Read more
Does anyone remember...
Thursday, November 10, 2016      8 comments

... "Bend and stretch, reach for the sky... stand on tippitoes oh so high..." It was the theme for a program my kids watched back in the 70's. Perhaps a small, Canadian program. That's what I was doing today. Over the last couple of da... Read more
November... A dangerous time and place
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      8 comments

I realized today that this is the third time I've been down 20 lbs. (actually down 27 as of today!) since I joined SP in 2011. The other times, I regained all, or most, of the weight before getting myself in hand. I am determined to make this ... Read more

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