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I thought it was still summer!
Thursday, July 13, 2017      5 comments

Summer comes late to Nova Scotia; being surrounded by cold ocean water means that we don't experience true balmy summer weather until mid July or even la... Read more
Interesting thought
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      3 comments

The BBC ran a short video earlier this week featuring a behavioural psychologist who suggests that lack of exercise is more likely to shorten one's life than obesity. She suggests that although obese persons develop Type 2 diabetes and high cho... Read more
Just wondering
Monday, July 10, 2017      7 comments

It seems totally counterproductive to achieving good health but I wish I knew why 2 litres of milk costs $3.49 and 2 litres of Pepsi only costs 99 cents. Guess what many folks put in their shopping carts! I've joined the Small Challenges team... Read more
The healing joys of nature
Sunday, July 09, 2017      6 comments

For my entire life Sunday has been a day to treasure, not by being in a church but by communing with my natural surroundings. Sometimes Sunday became... Read more
No excuses, aka no wiggle room
Saturday, July 08, 2017      5 comments

Firstly, thank you for all the positive, affirming comments on my blog; they all mean a great deal. I was raised in a family where the words "I can't" when confronted with any conundrum other than mortal danger were simply not tolerated. I am... Read more
The best yet!
Friday, July 07, 2017      6 comments

One year ago my weight was 148 and my blood pressure was 165/95. I was highly stressed due to family illness and unable to find the time to relax, prepare meals and eat healthily. I was taking blood pressure medication but suffering side effec... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Our lives are full of "firsts"
Thursday, July 06, 2017      26 comments

There usually is a "first" for everything in our lives. We forget the early ones in our lives (being born, taking our first step, losing our first tooth), later laugh at some that happened as we grew older (being stuck on a raft in the middle o... Read more
What does fitness mean?
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      5 comments

Achieving a healthy level of fitness is a goal for which many of us strive. Determining what that level should be is sometimes beyond us however. Various tests offer ways of measuring fitness but truthfully most of these make my head spin and ... Read more
Stepping it up!
Monday, July 03, 2017      6 comments

I weight train 3X a week using both Dumbbells and resistance bands. I started with 5 pound weights, progressed to 10 pounds for three sets of 15 reps fo... Read more
Happy Birthday- yesterday!
Sunday, July 02, 2017      2 comments

emoticon My country of Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation yesterday; a cause for celebration for some, ... Read more
It's been a long time!
Friday, June 30, 2017      2 comments

Much has happened in my life since my last entry in 2011; my husband and I designed and built an energy efficient home on a quiet rural property which we moved into at the end of 2011. The next four plus years were spent landscaping, finishing... Read more
It's Been An Adventure!
Thursday, December 29, 2011      7 comments

This past year has been a blur: purchase of land, designing and constructing a new home, selling our town property, packing and moving our "stuff" into storage for 4 months, living in a small rental and then ultimately a 30' trailer with an over... Read more
HAPPY THANKSGIVING Canada- I have lots to be thankful for!
Friday, October 07, 2011      3 comments

To all Canadian Sparkers- Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! This weekend has special significance for me this year- come next Wednesday I will be celebrating one yea... Read more
Awesome Weekend!
Monday, September 19, 2011      4 comments

Our son spent the weekend with DH and me insulating the walls of our new home. We will be weather tight with all that foam in the walls, once the ceilings are dry walled he will return to blow in a very thick layer of cellulose. We were his he... Read more
Feeling the Warmth
Friday, September 16, 2011      2 comments

It's been a crazy and busy week- much has been accomplished. I have managed a brisk 45+ minute hike every day, did some heavy lifting yesterday moving lumber around the job site and food has been primal except for a sandwich caught on the fly W... Read more

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