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End of Week #1
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      9 comments

First week of the plateau busting challenge is over, this is a day to celebrate the first week's achievements and prepare for the next. Nothing new for me over the week except my resolve to focus on the positive, I am more upbeat and eager to p... Read more
#6- Adjust Your Calorie Intake
Monday, July 16, 2018      6 comments

Extra calories have a sly way of sneaking into our daily food intake so today's plateau busting challenge is to keep track of calorie intake for a few days and make appropriate adjustments to lead to continued weight loss. Counting calories dri... Read more
#5- Change up Your Routine
Sunday, July 15, 2018      7 comments

One way to bust a plateau is to change routine, frequency, intensity, repetitions, quantities and combinations of foods. Today's focus is on exercise, one article I read yesterday suggested that exercise routines should be assessed and readjust... Read more
#4- Plateau Busting
Saturday, July 14, 2018      7 comments

Today's challenge, portion control. I have made a habit of measuring all grains and pulses, limit myself to two 60 calorie slices of whole grain bread daily, and then load my plate or bowl with oodles of vegetables and/or fruit. I don't eat me... Read more
Friday, July 13, 2018      7 comments

Today's Plateau Busting challenge is to make a list of one's NSVs. Forgive me if I keep that list in my head but as my mother often said, "the proof is in the pudding". This week I have completely reconstructed an area of my many gardens that ... Read more
"Here Today, Gone Tomorow"
Thursday, July 12, 2018      6 comments

We have a small resident tree swallow population along my road. They prefer open spaces over wooded so I can only watch them as I walk every day. Sadly their numbers have dwindled severely due to lack of habitat, last summer I counted fewer th... Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      8 comments

Focus; I find it difficult this time of year. Life becomes unstructured as summertime activities replace the schedules that basically revolve around the school year, the schedules that keep us needing to be organized, to be on time and complete... Read more
All In Favour Say "Aye"
Monday, July 09, 2018      11 comments

My kids in Halifax and I had planned on a roadhouse breakfast followed by an oceanside hike yesterday; we managed the breakfast and then collectively decided to put our feet up and laze for the rest of the day. Disappointment ? Not one bit! M... Read more
Sweet Relief!
Friday, July 06, 2018      5 comments

Finally our week long heat wave has lifted and we will get much needed rain later today. Mentally and physically I don't cope well with heat, I am definitely a 20C (70F) kind of girl so by yesterday afternoon when the humidex hit close to 45C h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One Year!
Sunday, July 01, 2018      18 comments

I returned to Spark last July 1 after a 6 year hiatus ( originally joined in 2006). Much has changed in the past year and I continue to modify my goals here as I progress. July 1, 2017: weight 140 lbs, down from 147 in January. Today I we... Read more
July 1, 2018. Canada Day, our 151st birthday!
Friday, June 29, 2018      13 comments

To all present, future and wannabe Canadians, Happy Canada Day! May we be kind, welcoming, proud, healthy and strong now and for many years to come. ... Read more
Thank you!
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      6 comments

Thanks to all of you who responded to my blog about food insecurity; good insights and ideas! To JEANKNEE and WATERMELLEN: your comments about donating personal garden produce to food banks revealed two very different scenarios. It is sad that... Read more
Exposing an Elephant
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      11 comments

We often hear of or talk about " the elephant in the room". One such elephant is Insecurity, FOOD INSECURITY. We come to Spark for many reasons but food and healthy eating is an integral part of the program. Unfortunately many, for multiple r... Read more
Who Would Have Thought?- I'm Normal!
Monday, June 25, 2018      11 comments

Not only normal, apparently I am ideal, lol. I saw my family doctor this morning for some proactive liquid nitrogen treatment of sun lesions on my face and asked about my lipid levels tested in February. He had told me at the time that if I di... Read more
Feeling Pumped!
Saturday, June 23, 2018      8 comments

Rain is on the way tonight so I did my week's long walk this morning; sunshine, 20C (about 70F), breezy and otherwords perfect for exercising. I walked the Harvest Moon Trail from Grand Pre to Wolfville and back, about 90 minutes and 7 miles. ... Read more

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