And yet there really is so much to be thankful for
If you are like me, you often get overwhelmed especially during the holiday season. There seems to be so much to do, so little time to do it in and for many of us, limited funds to pay for it all. Sound familiar?
This fall I have ... Read more
When having a good day stands out
Warm thanks to all of you who have reached out to me over the past few months when I haven't been very active here on SparkPeople. It's been a rough ride but I'm still here and I'm slowly picking up the pieces and carrying on. Yes, my j... Read more
Introduction to Meditation - any suggestions
My gracious, many thanks to all of you who wrote such encouraging messages on blog from yesterday. A few of you suggested I try meditation so I'm going to give it a try. I admit I'm a bit in the dark about meditation and thought I was j... Read more
"Living in a dream world" - except it's a nightmare
I know many of you are very anxious to hear about my recent trip to Australia but I'm just not up to it. My mental health is spiralling out of control and I really feel like I'm in a fog. I promise I will write about it, but just not no... Read more
Anxiety, 9/11, leaving the 5% challenge, packing AND a bit of humour
Golly, I just wish my anxiety would just "poof" and disappear into thin air but alas it seems to have made itself a little too comfortable. At least I've never had both anxiety and depression at the same time because that would just be awful.
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Are you all up for a challenge?
The quarterly 5% challenge is starting again in a few weeks and YOU should join up. It's quite a bit of fun and you get to meet new friends who are in the same boat as you....striving for a healthier lifestyle. Nobody expects perfection... Read more
Latest picture of our dogs
This was taken last weekend in a seaport town about 40 km away from us. Maddy wasn't too keen on smiling for the camera as his eye caught the seapla... Read more
I gave myself permission to take a break
A little over a month has gone by since my last blog and at first I felt guilty about that but then my voice of reason spoke up. This has been an "interesting" summer and I have to say that despite the emotional turmoil of my depression... Read more
I'm still here but not as active these days due the very frustrating anxiety/depression that has tak... Read more
Thank goodness for my sense of humour (pics)
If you've been wondering where I've been lately I can sum it up in one sentence "I've been knocked nearly flat by the latest change up in my medication for depression - but I haven't lost hope"
But I'm not going to dwell on that - ... Read more
100 years ago today
For those interested I'm going to link an article which I think is well-worth the read. 100 years ago my province of Newfoundland and Labrador was not a part of Canada ( we joined Canada in 1949) so while the rest of Canada celebrates C... Read more
A whole lot of nothing - actually some things to make you laugh
I've been collecting some "funnies" to share with you and since I really have nothing to blog about today, here they are:
yep, there's a lo... Read more
Anybody out there try Ideal Protein
Over the past year I've watch a co-worker lose an amazing amount of weight with Ideal Protein (IP) so I'd be lying if I said joining hasn't crossed my mind. Really, if we are honest with ourselves, don't we all crave weight loss that is... Read more
I've got a new friend and you can have one as well.
Actually, I do have TWO new friends and one is probably going to read this and thnk the title is referring to her (hi C!) but, alas, it's about the second friend I'm writing about.
This friend doesn't have a name, race, sex or reli... Read more
Do you know what happens when you don't eat all day?
Do you know what happens when you don't eat all day? You get hungry!!!
You see, that's my problem. I have somehow lost the concept of eating when hungry because I'm rarely ever hungry! And why am I never hungry, because my eating p... Read more