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I need help
Saturday, October 29, 2016      11 comments

Things were going so well, I was so committed. But now I need help. Since Aug 15, when I began this journey, I have walked over 300 miles and lost 15 pounds. I have taken my medications religiously. This past Tuesday I had a doctor's follow... Read more
Getting Blown Away
Sunday, October 09, 2016      7 comments

I mean that literally too, it's crazy windy here today. And I know that the season where I have to push myself the most is just around the corner. I live on the Canadian prairies. I swear the wind starts to pick up in Alberta and gains sp... Read more
I'm Learning To Push
Sunday, October 02, 2016      3 comments

Last week I took Friday off and drove 6 hours Thursday night to go and visit my daughter and grandson. It was so wonderful to play and visit with Maddox and to visit with my daughter Emily but the weather was terrible and we ended up cooped up ... Read more
The Times They Are A Changin'
Sunday, September 18, 2016      3 comments

This morning I went for a lovely walk with Mabel; the air was crisp, the colours of the changing leaves were beautiful. I decided to slow my pace from my usual work week morning walk as a reward for working out all week and to give my feet a res... Read more
Jumped out of my comfort zone
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      8 comments

Tonight I drove an hour and 15 minutes to try something new. I joined a Zumba class! The reason I joined was that it was rated as a Zumba Plus class; and there wasn't a skinny 20 something anywhere in sight! Everyone was so welcoming and it was ... Read more
Dark Cloud Lifted
Saturday, September 10, 2016      5 comments

Last night I was in such a bad mood I went to bed at 9pm. On a Friday night! I'm not sure what even really set me off but now I'm thinking it was a combination of things. I was really tired after my first week back teaching and my feet and legs ... Read more
Don't Have Time For This
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      7 comments

I don't have time for this, which is exactly why I'm sitting myself down to write this blog. Things will be ramping up for me this week. School starts today for teachers and admin and the students arrive tomorrow. Back into routine (which i... Read more
Friday, September 02, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I had to take my dog Mabel in for a grooming and along the way I learned an important lesson about how making a commitment to myself to get healthy spills over into other areas of my life as well. While Mabel was having her "Spaw"... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Difference This Time
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      24 comments

While walking yesterday I reflected on all the different times I have tried to lose weight;the times when I succeeded and the inevitable failures. I tried to discover how this time could be different, where could I find that final push to see th... Read more
Created a Collage
Sunday, August 28, 2016      3 comments

Today I forced myself to slow down and take the time to create a collage that would be inspirational for me. I went through some old magazines and c... Read more
Proud of myself
Saturday, August 27, 2016      7 comments

Today I went with a friend to a festival in a town about 2 hours away. My friend also has a serious weight problem but is not following any particular weight loss plan. We walked around for about 2 hours, looking at all the different craft booth... Read more
Back on Track
Thursday, August 25, 2016      1 comments

This will be a quick entry because I'm super tired. Managed to get 3 walks in and 10,000 steps. Stayed on track food wise. Got some things done that I have been procrastinating about. All in all a very good day. But I can't wait for the day when... Read more
I'm back and I survived
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      0 comments

My daughter and grandson came for a whirlwind visit from Sunday to Tuesday and I was definitely sucked up into the vortex! We were on the go from the time they arrived until the time I returned home last night. Lots of eating out and although st... Read more
Sunday, August 21, 2016      2 comments

A few years ago things had gotten so bad that I was diagnosed as clinically depressed and had to be hospitalized. With the help of some great professionals and a lot of hard work I have my depression well under control. (Because it never really ... Read more
Alone in a roomful of people.
Saturday, August 20, 2016      2 comments

Today I volunteered at a local fundraising event. I live in a small town and we are trying to raise money to build a new hall and curling rink. I'm not originally from this town; I grew up in a large city until I was 21 then moved to a small tow... Read more

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