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So Your Back is Killing You- Lift Weights!
Friday, March 05, 2010      1 comments

This from a recent article regarding a study done at the University of Alberta that treated back pain with exercise, specifically lifting weights. Read on: The question My lower back is killing me. What can I do about it at the gym? ... Read more
A Good Month
Sunday, February 28, 2010      4 comments

The last day of February- if the weatherman is right March will come in like a lion here in Nova Scotia with lots of heavy rain and wind. Then it's a quick 3 weeks and Spring will be here- woohoo! How did I do over the past month? Die... Read more
"You are only as old as you feel"
Saturday, February 20, 2010      3 comments

It's an old saying but it is so true. I REFUSE to feel old(er) and to prove my point I redid the Real Age questionnaire this week. The results have put me on cloud nine- 51.3 real age years! (I just turned 63). My goal is to maintain that num... Read more
Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

Happy IVGLDSW Day! Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day, so please send this message to someone you think fits this description. Please do not send it back to me as I have already received it from a Very Good L... Read more
50 ?'s
Monday, February 08, 2010      0 comments

If you've are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog. And here we go... 1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:45 a... Read more
From A to Z with Spark
Friday, February 05, 2010      5 comments

And so from the beginning: A- ADMIT that you are overweight, out of shape and in need of a tune up. Take ACTION. B- Carry a BACKPACK filled with the weight you need to lose for a day, your BACK will scream. C- You CAN make a COMMITMEN... Read more
What an Inspiration
Friday, January 29, 2010      3 comments

The Vancouver Winter Olympics begin in less than 2 weeks. I want to share this wonderful life story of an incredible Canadian athlete- she is a winner! Clara Hughes' untold story: Wild teen to Olympic champ An inspired choice for flag-be... Read more
That Kind of Week
Saturday, January 23, 2010      3 comments

Week #3: mediocre:(. I didn't gain but I didn't have that gung ho feeling that I need to get the job done. I firmly believe that losing the last few pounds is the hardest... Read more
Monday, January 18, 2010      3 comments

Me GROK:)! In case you are wondering what this is all about, I am part of a challenge on the paleo team.... Read more
Week #2 Progress
Friday, January 15, 2010      1 comments

A good week! Weight down 2.5 lbs- all that was gained over the holidays is gone! Nutrition- really need to push the water all though in this weather I look to herbal teas. Weight training- done Cardio- elliptical upped to 23 minutes, ... Read more
Week #1 Progress
Friday, January 08, 2010      4 comments

A good start to 2010! Weight- down half a pound to 134.5. 50 cents into my penalty jar as goal not met. Managed weight training 3X this week, each session 40 minutes using 20 lb. barbells and 12 lb. dumbbells. Cardio- three 20 minut... Read more
Strategies for Weight Loss
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments

An excellent article in today's Globe and Mail from Leslie Beck, a nutrition consultant in Toronto: LESLIE BECK Published on Wednesday, Jan. 06, 2010 12:00AM EST Last updated on Wednesday, Jan. 06, 2010 9:47AM EST The parties are over... Read more
The Importance of Walking :)!
Thursday, December 31, 2009      3 comments

A dear friend sent me this today- enjoy! The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old To spend an additional 5 months in a nursing Home at $7000 per month. ... Read more
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      0 comments

Like many here I am looking forward to a new year and a new commitment to improving my health and physical fitness. The holidays have caused havoc with my eating but the last of the chocolate has gone, the Hawkins Cheezies our kids gave their ... Read more
Froot Loops
Saturday, November 28, 2009      3 comments

Here I sit on a Canadian Saturday night watching Bravo with Elvis Costello interviewing Tony Bennett - sheer entertainment and then on comes an ad for Froot Loops. Did you know that you can now get 2 grams of fibre from a serving of this "cerea... Read more

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