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2/11/15 5:02 P

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Cabin Fever... Finally this depressing winter time feeling is upon my wife and I. We have a vacation planned for the first week of April but that is a long time away.
We are sitting in our chairs bored.. TV is boring, Noni is getting bored watching her YouTube videos on baking.. I get out for walks but I don't stay out all day.. Maybe is ought to stay out longer... But that is selfish.. Noni is at home bored...
Camp our employment start up date is mid April ... Then we will be longing for time off...
Our funds are low right now.. Otherwise I would plan a Road Trip. .. Might go on one regardless because we are bored.



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2/10/15 10:34 A

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Magic wands - I wish ...



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2/10/15 10:33 A

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It's Almost Bird Count Time!

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) begins this Friday, February 13! Count birds for just 15 minutes, or count all 96 hours until the end of Monday—just be sure to count!

The GBBC broke records in 2014—with more than 140,000 people from 135 countries counting more than 33 million birds. Help us achieve even bigger numbers this year!

Read the GBBC 2015 preview—including the latest on winter finch movements and international birding expectations—on our All About Birds blog. Then get ready to count later this week. Registration is free and easy. If you've counted in the GBBC since 2013 or if you participate in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you're already registered...just count and have fun!



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2/9/15 7:19 P

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Anyone seen a magic wand lately... one wave and I am healthy again.


Still working on it.



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2/9/15 5:45 P

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The rain is falling, I am drained of all energy and I am sitting comfortably in my cozy chair watching birds come and go at my feeders drinking a hot cup of coffee - life isn't so bad I was thinking to myself... Then along came Dalhouise....



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2/7/15 9:52 P

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7 Feb
0804 Song Sparrow 1
0814 Stellar Jay 3
0828. Northern Flicker 1
0833. Darkeyed Junco's 8
0906 House Finch both a male and female
0914 Blackcapped Chickadee 2
1129 Chestnut backed Chickadee's 4

I took Dalhouise for his walk around 0930 for 65 minutes at the pond in the rain.. I must had been funny looking with camera and binoculars hanging around my neck with a Hugh bright umbrella keeping the steady rain off of me -- and my Dalhouise in his bright red rain coat on as well.. Anyways I recorded in my field note book ..
A Great Blue Heron, a Belted Kingfisher, two American Dippers, a flock of Mallards ducks about six of them, two Hooded Mergansers and two immature Common Goldeneyes ..
I heard a Bald Eagle but could not spot it ..

So that is my day in the rain..



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2/6/15 10:37 A

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I checked out a link on the web that was dedicated to identify birds and bird song. I listened to several bird songs and my dog went crazy. First time I played it he was sleeping on the footstool and he sat up and stepped on me to see where the sound was coming from - so I played it again and he stuck his nose next to the speakers of my IPad.
A few times doing this he hops on the floor and looks under my chair ... Then I stopped - it is too early to tease Dalhouise.



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2/4/15 11:04 A

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Coming from Ontario - I agree seeing the first Robins always to me meant that Spring was not far behind.. Here in BC this does not hold the same truth as I think we are in forever Spring.
However to see more and more lately indicates that Spring is basically upon us.



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2/2/15 9:49 A

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The weekend is over. It is Groundhog Day. I woke up and I am alive so it is a good day.
I have a warm home, a full stomach and more than enough clothing to choose from to wear.
I have had my coffee and my dog is laying at my feet. To add the cherry on top of my cake my wife is preparing breakfast.. Man life is good this day.



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1/31/15 6:26 P

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Yesterday was a success - great time spent with friends, ate a small portion of fish and chips instead of the normal Hugh portion, and I found one geocache container.

Went outside to walk Dalhouise and seen an American Robin near the entrance door.
We continued to hike around the " Pond" where I heard an Bald Eagle but could not spot it. I think it is on the other side of the highway. But I did see a Crow, Great Blue Heron, a Belted Kingfisher, an American Dipper. And a pair of Common Mergansers, ( F/M)
Walk was from 1005 to 1145



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1/30/15 11:07 A

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The plan today is to drive to Surrey / Cloverdale to visit a couple of friends and to eat at our favourite fish and chip restaurant Salty's. I have loaded new geocaches into my hand held GPS. I don't have much confidence that I will actually find any but I am hopeful. I think we will bring the Dalhouise dog with us today...




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1/29/15 11:15 A

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Oh what a day it was.. I am so thankful I moved from Ontario to BC. We - my wife and I went on a hike, my blog says it all.. But to post on my team page I will limit and reshare.
A two hour hike became a five hour hike ending in sore feet and physical exhaustion but feeling good.
Why am I so thankful - I don't remember too many hikes in a light sweater nor picnics in January along any unfrozen snow covered lakes.
How did a two hour hike become a five hour hike... I blame it on geocaching..

The day ended with my wife holding hands, and still talking to me.. That makes for a good day in my books

Bird sightings 28 January
Condo feeder....
0748 One Song Sparrow
0759. Three stellar Jays
- nothing else came so at 0830 to 0915 I walked Dalhouise around the "pond"
Seen..
Bald Eagles 2
Mallard Ducks 4
American Dipper 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Belted Kingfisher 1

Then it was time to drive to Burnaby Lake and feed the birds there - I have not yet made a list of these.. I need to look at my photos and identify correctly
But there are many to add to my days listing in my field notebook

Just to name a few birds -
Buffleheads ducks, Mallard Ducks, Green wing teals, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Greater Scaup, Red Wing Blackbirds, Black-cap Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco's and Rock Pigeons.




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1/27/15 8:28 P

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This morning it looked overcast, grey, not so inviting to go out hiking.. So made the decision not to hike the 10 km trail around Burnaby Lake. Maybe tomorrow, Noni wants to come too.. But we will leave the Dalhouise home.. That is the plan ...
So today it was a walk to Willow Park, and around the bloc, with Dalhousie who seems to be still suffering from yesterday's long walk. After the walk leaving Dalhouise home - it was Noni and my first swim of the year in the local swimming pool. Now my arms are a little sore but I do notice ... I seem to have a spring in my step - I have more energy each day... I don't have this at the end of the day.. It is exhaustion by the time I get in bed and fall asleep when my head hits the pillow




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1/27/15 11:48 A

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I sure was off, the couch yesterday. I went for a 90 minute walk with Dalhouise the dog and then in the afternoon it was a three hour bike ride that included geocaching. Unfortunately I could not find the cache. Neither could the person before me either so I assume that the coordinate are off - it is a new cache.
Once again seen Bald Eagles, Mallard Ducks, Mergansers, and the Pygmy Owl.
It was a beautiful sunny day, warm and comfortable.. I even took off the long johns ...




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1/26/15 11:14 A

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Another post about a Field notebook, that I found while researching

BACKYARD NATURE HOME | PLANTS | ANIMALS | FUNGI | ECOLOGY | GEOLOGY | GARDENING | TOOLS

KEEPING NATURE NOTES:
YOUR NATURE JOURNAL
Let me show you something...
I've just risen from my computer, walked across the room to my library, and taken out an old, black, vinyl-covered, three-inch-thick, three-ringed binder from way back in my school days. It must contain a thousand pages of loose-leaf binder paper of the kind highschool students use. Groups of pages are separated by stiff boards with colorful plastic tabs attached. The green tab reads "ferns," the yellow one "insects," and the blue one "RR weeds." This latter topic reflects a special interest I had years ago when I lived in St. Louis and loved to walk along railroad tracks looking for exotic weeds.

I randomly open the notebook, find myself in the red-tabbed "birds" section, and now I type what's on that page so you can see:

April 18, 1976
(Easter Sunday) Kentucky: McLean County;bushy, weedy area around bridge over Cypress Creek on Knobbs/Semiway road 1 mile E of Semiway; 70�, light breeze, clear, from 6:30 to 8:30 AM
1: Mourning Dove
2: Red-bellied Woodpecker
3: Purple Martin
4: Blue Jay
5: Crow
6: Tufted Titmouse
7: Carolina Chickadee
8: Carolina Wren
9: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10: White-eyed Vireo
11: Black-throated Green Warbler
12: Hooded Warbler
13: Myrtle Warbler
14: Yellow-throated Warbler
15: Yellowthroat
16: House Sparrow
17: Cardinal
18: Goldfinch
19: Rufous-sided Towhee
20: White-throated Sparrow

My first sensation upon looking over this list is that it's really neat knowing exactly where I was on Easter Sunday morning way back on April 18th, 1976. I was visiting my parents on the farm in Kentucky. I can visualize that early that morning, perhaps even before my parents presented my Easter basket -- a tradition continued far into my adulthood -- I entered my old Volkswagen Beetle and drove to Cypress Creek a couple of miles away. If I think hard, perhaps imagining more than remembering, I can even remember that early-spring morning, the fresh, pale green leaves unfurling on trees, the odor of moist earth from still-unplowed soybean fields along the creek...

In short, this sheet of paper is a souvenir of a time past. It evokes memories of a life and way of being that exist no more. It feels good to remember those Easter baskets, and driving in the old Volkswagen down the gravel road to Cypress Creek, as the cold air gushed through the rusted-out spot below my feet... And it's even good to see which birds I saw that day.

To tell the truth, the list itself isn't a very spectacular one. Not a single species on it can be considered rare or out of the ordinary. These are exactly the birds to be expected along a bushy, weedy creek bank in mid April, in my part of Kentucky.

However, it's also true that what I now know very largely results from my having compiled hundreds of lists similar to this one. In 1976, I was just learning which migrants arrived first. Once I'd amassed several years of lists, gradually the impressions began dawning: Yes, Black-throated Green and Hooded Warblers, and Yellowthroats, they're the "early birds," the migrating species arriving first during spring migration. If today I'd read that on that Easter Sunday I'd seen a Blue-winged Warbler -- which now I know to be a late arriver -- I'd be sure I'd made a misidentification back in 1976.

In other words, my nature study notes have always been, and continue to be, a real "tool" I use as my insights into nature keep growing, evolving, and branching into new fields of interest. It can be the same way for you...

Now I continue thumbing through my notebooks' bird section. I remind myself that by no means have my birding experiences been limited to weedy creek banks near my childhood home. Many of my lists are souvenirs of exotic places. I've birded in over forty countries, and I have lists from them all.

Ah, here's the list from the time I saw my first Chaffinch, spotted downtown near the University of Santiago de Compestela, Spain, back in 1980, during a visit with my friend Sergio. And here's a good sighting of the Gray-collard Becard, seen in southern Mexico near a town with the jaw-breaking name of Ocozocoautla, and here's the wild peacock seen next to that Hindu temple, in India, in 1996...

Therefore, for me, there are three main reasons for keeping nature study notes:

They are "tools" that help me learn
Rummaging through them evokes great memories of being in the field and doing and seeing interesting things
It's a lot of fun to show your lists to others, as I just did...
Of course, nowadays I keep my notes on the computer (and back them up fastidiously!) You might be interested in the computer-friendly ideas for organizing your notes on our Note Organization Page.

When you get some solid identifications of plants and animals in your Notebook, be sure to consider posting your IDs at the wonderful iNaturalist.Org website.

Cite this page as:
Conrad, Jim. Last updated August 13, 2014 at 11:03:44 PM PDT . Page title: Keeping Nature Notes in a Journal. Retrieved from The Backyard Nature Website at http://www.backyardnature.net/notebook.htm
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1/25/15 5:08 P

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I am often - well to be correct I do most of my activities outside. I see so many things that I would like to remember but I have the shortest memory in the world and so I have begun to attempt to write notes in a field notebook. I am not so observant or clear as to what to write. I think it would be a real good idea especially if done correct and during the winter I look back on summer notes or even years later to review them and to be taken back to the time written .
Also I think it would improve my observational skills.
As I keep doing my recordings I think I am getting better at including times, conditions of environment. I don't always include temperature which I want to

Do any of you relate to this?



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1/25/15 10:29 A

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It is around seven AM and the road - highway is just a buzzing with people headed north to Whistler. I live halfway between Vancouver and whistler along the main route. I think today will be a good day to be on the ski hills if younare a skier - I'm not, never have been and now since the head on car collision not even a possibility. It also appears at the moment to be good driving conditions.. We had major heavy rain this week.
Anyways by the amount of passing vehicles Whistler is going to be packed today... Good for that towns economy



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1/24/15 6:21 P

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It is kind of funny to watch .. Dalhouise runs so fast for an old dog. As we drive towards the beach about a mile away he begins to get so excited and whinny ... Then when I pulmthrough the gates... I go just far enough to make sure no cars are coming around a bend... Then I open my door and Dalhouise climbs all overme to get out. Then he runs in front of the car - I wait for this because I know he wants to pee on the tree at the passenger side.. Then he runs I front of the car a few yards past the fence and then over to the walking path... I now am following him in the middle of the road as he runs 10 km to get past the fence... I drive in the middle to prevent any cars from becoming an issue if they should appear.. Once Dalhouise is on the path I drive slow on the wrong side with flasher going for his safety. The road is a pot hole dirt path with lots of room for cars to go around us.. Once Dalhouise is about to thirds down this path I drive ahead tomthen parking lot and wait for him... He never leaves the safety path along the ocean.... Depending on how busy the area I might driver further down the parking lot to the official sandy beach area and wait. He knows the route well and comes along at his leisure happy as any wet dog can be...



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Heavy - heavy rain - raining dogs and cats .. It was so heavy I did as little walking outside today as possible. I took out the Dalhouise for a short time - later I took him to the beach and opend the car door and let him run.. He runs down the beach path while I drive on the road..
Lazy me... But it is raining so friging heavy.




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1/22/15 2:07 P

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I feel you pain, when the number of steps gets screwed up. I have never walked at Burnaby Lake but that's on my to do list this year. Have a wonderful walk.

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1/22/15 11:16 A

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Last night I looked at my old fashion pedometer and it read only about 1700 steps... That can not be true... It must had gotten reset some how during the day. I had walked Dalhouise earlier in the day that would had been at least 2000 steps right there and then I was geocaching in the afternoon - that I believe would had brought me close to ten thousand steps alone..
Today I am not sure what will happen - we have the plumber coming this morning to fix broken sinks, drains and to remove a broken garburator and to instal our new dishwasher. How long will this take? I have no idea. Then I think by afternoon the rains will be upon us so that will limit my outdoor activity, especially right now as this cold bug will not let go completely. This nasty dry cough came just when I thought I was healed ...
My mood is better though at the moment... I do hope I get to hike and geocache Burnaby Lake before th end of January though...




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Good morning team. I am looking forward to summer and spending more time outside.

My Streaks -

Nutrition Tracking Day 58
10,000 Steps Day 167

I hope to meet a Sparker from New York next week. She is travelling thru here on her way to kayak on Vancouver Island. I hope to take a picnic and spend the day with her at Stanley Park.



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6/16/14 10:21 P

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Its hard to use the chatter box now with the wall so changed hey?

Hope everyone is doing fabulous!

"Fitness isn't about a crunch or a push up, it's about taking your power back!"-Jillian Micheals

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It is a gorgeous day in Northern BC, Granisle in particular. Got up by 7 and took the dogs for a long walk. Managed to track over 5000 steps and saw foxes.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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It will be fun for you to hit your goal, but fun getting there too.

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emoticon Kaliswalker! I keep flopping back and forth between 132 and 134 the past few months... Its been really tough to get those last few lbs off especiallly with the nice weather these days.

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Heather we should have a bet what date you will hit your goal weight. You are SO CLOSE!

We are cheering for you!

I am on Day 122!

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WOW 117 days in a ROW??? YOU ROCK Girl!

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Hi everyone. Great to get your message Heather.

I am on Day 117 of my 10,000 step streak. I got new hiking boots this weekend to keep me going.

Let's make it a great week!

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Thanks Lynn! I try to walk fast to burn more calories and to keep my heart rate up!

Edited by: LIFEASMRSA at: 4/23/2014 (09:29)
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LIFEASMRSA you are a fast walker.

I have a fitbit and on Day 111 of my 10,000 steps streak.

Let's keep walking. emoticon emoticon

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Happy Tuesday!

I went for a 75min walk at lunch today! I have a fitbit and I did 12,000 steps today! woot woot!

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Happy Monday everyone!! Keep pushing and logging those minutes!! I got to the gym first thing and may still get a walk in later this afternoon! Happy Sparking!


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Loving the beautiful sunshine...so if the sun is shining in your neck of the woods get out and enjoy some of it!! Happy Thursday!
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Migraines are starting to subside... thank goodness.

I tracked my whole weeks worth of exercise tonight... its been tough to get on the computer and get things done lately.

I understand the motivation issue NYX, Sometimes it easier to do things with a in real life group of people. I did find that weight watchers was a good program and it actually was the catalyst for me to get to where I am today. Weight watchers is good because it teaches you what your eating, you have to journal all your food, just like spark but you get to meet once a week with in real life people and get the accountability you need at the weigh ins.

Good Luck girl... its really about calories in and calories out and I KNOW you can do it!

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3/18/14 1:13 P

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Cold is under control.. thank goodness!
Very sorry to hear about your migraine Heather, I cannot relate, but hope you feel better soon.

I am 'considering' another weight loss program in conjunction with SP.
I did really well with SP alone last fall... since then.. nothing.. my motivation has dwindled.

I'm not keeping the records I should be and I've not lost a single pound since September, other than those that I regained and re-lost.

I find I cannot stay motivated by myself. I have no accountability other than to myself.
I still walk almost everyday, but never by myself. in fact I seldom exercise by myself. I have a fitbit which is my one motivator, but I'm not even as loyal to it anymore. I still eat reasonably well, but I've not been quite as strict on my diet as I was before. A few more happy-hours, a few more chocolates than before, maybe a slightly larger portion than before.

I think I need accountability... so that's why I'm considering another method along with SP.

Any suggestions??

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3/17/14 1:06 A

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LOL NYX.... sucks don't it?

I got a migraine with mine that will NOT let go of me .... lets hope this week is BETTER!

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Thanks for sharing your colds!!
Ugg..

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Ok... Cold just disappeared over night... how weird is that? I have a headache but Im not gonna let that stop me from getting in my gym time today!

How is everyone doing in here?

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Oh Debbie, I got that flu/cold.. was hit with it Saturday afternoon and wowza NOT fun!

Im hopin Im feeling good enough for the gym tomorrow. Ive missed three days in a row already.



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Ive been battling flu/cold very low energy. Finally made it to spin class last night, it felt good to get back to exercising.

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Love that your still walking Nyx.... and wowza you love your pathfinders, they are lucky to have a leader like you!

Im still dancing yup... last nights class was hard, so many spins and my hubby and I don't practice... so well uhmm yeah lol

Happy Wednesday!

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Tax Season for me, so I'm CRAZY busy and don't know how often I'll be checking in.

Still walking a couple of miles most mornings... it's nice that it's lighter in the morning... as least for a week or so yet.. lol

Did an Aqua-Fit class last night...... man, was I stiff this morning!! LOL.. who'd a thunk it??

Going snow camping with my Pathfinders at the end of the month on Cypress... it's a challenging camp... a hard hike in, plus building snow shelters... I'll definitely burn a few calories on that weekend!

Heather... glad to hear that your Practicum is done... are you still dancing??

Have a GREAT week everyone!

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Hey everyone! Glad to hear you love exercise Ricky! MEEEE TOOOO!

So glad your camping trip wasnt as cold as you thought it was gonna be Nix!

Ive been so busy its been crazy ..... But Hit the gym tonight and it rocked!

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Starting off March with a bang...went to a walk/run class was so much fun think I am going to join them for the next 6 weeks to keep momentum going...wooohooo!! Loving being back, I sooooo missed my workouts. Yes I know I am weird...I love exercise :)


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Down again!! woohoo! Feeling great and energized!



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Rickydaf.... Congrats!!!

My camping trip was not as cold as expected... thank goodness!

Been crazy busy since though so have not been checking in as often.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!!

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Since Christmas I have lost 7 1/2 inches and 11 pounds....I am very proud of my hard work and its paying off!! Keep Sparking! Happy Tuesday!
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Went to the gym....early even though its a holiday :) Kicked up my cardio and feel great!!
Happy BC Family Day!!


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Great day with my family, first baking with my daughter and now going to have Family Movie Night!!
Got an hour in at the gym! Great Cardio workout!!
Happy Family Day to all those in BC!!

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