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Great new phone app to remind me to drink water!
Sunday, August 23, 2015      5 comments

If you are an Android user, you can get the App of The Day, which I do. Yesterday the free app was called Hydro Coach. It is designed to remind you to drink your water throughout the day. It has sent me push notifications all day. I love it!... Read more
Great beach day!
Saturday, August 22, 2015      10 comments

We go to the dog beach from mid May until Thanksgiving - that is mid October in Canada. Sometimes it is too hot or too cool or too windy or the water is rough. But, not today! Today was a perfect day! Pure sunshine, warm with a breeze, water... Read more
Color Vibe 5 km run - what a blast!
Sunday, August 16, 2015      11 comments

I had such a great time today! It was sweltering hot and everyone was dripping with sweat, just standing around, waiting for the race to begin. Then we did a 30 minute zumba warm up! I only did 20. If you are not familiar with Color Vibe... Read more
Fitbit update!
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      6 comments

I rec'd another email from Fitbit at 2:00 am. It has left the depot in Mississauga and it will be at my house tomorrow! I can't say enough great things about their Customer Service. For anyone considering a purchase, I strongly recommend ... Read more
Fitbit rocks!!!
Monday, August 10, 2015      6 comments

On Friday I noticed that the vinyl was starting to peel back where it connects by the plastic face on my Fitbit. I went to their website and emailed their Customer Service. I heard back from them on Saturday morning. They asked when and... Read more
Wrecked plans and hurt knee!
Sunday, August 09, 2015      6 comments

So, my day was altered before it began. I was supposed to go to the gym with my sister, run/walk my 5 km, do some strength training and then go to Costco. However, she cancelled. She does that about half the time. I don't mind because I don'... Read more
Crappy day for steps and almost maxed out my calories - YIKES!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      6 comments

I was really going to buckle down now that vacation is over. Then work got in the way. Then after a long day, I got lazy. There, I said it - LAZY!!! I should shut off the laptop and the TV and go for a walk. Then, I kept eating until... Read more
Got a Spiralizer - zucchini pasta for dinner!
Monday, August 03, 2015      6 comments

After much research, I invested in a $25 Spiralizer. I tried the box cutter method and while it is perfectly workable for zucchini, I could see that it would be difficult to use for harder veggies - carrots, parsnips, etc. I spent hours ... Read more
Vacation is over - now back to the real world!
Sunday, August 02, 2015      7 comments

Vacation is so nice! Drinks on the deck, snack food, fattening food, beer, etc. So many bad things! We got home yesterday and I know what I need to do to get back on track. 1. Start tracking EVERYTHING that I put in my mouth. 2. Drin... Read more
Another C25K training day!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      6 comments

On Monday I had Day 1 of Week 4. Those two 5 minute run sections just about killed me! I was reading someone's blog and they listed their C25K training schedule. They were in week 3 or 4 and doing 90 second runs and 30 or 60 second walks and ... Read more
Back on track & my hubby bought me a great gift!
Sunday, July 19, 2015      10 comments

My hubby knows that I have been bummed out about my recent bad behaviour. To cheer me up and help me out, he surprised me with a Nutribullet! He knew that I really wanted a better machine - to really pulverize the fruit and especially the not ... Read more
Back home - time to smarten up again!
Saturday, July 18, 2015      8 comments

Well, I had such a great time in Montreal! Unfortunately, it was not diet friendly. Not that I am blaming an entire city on being bad for my diet or anything - I take complete responsibility. It is MY fault that I drank beer and ate yum... Read more
Montreal festival, beer train & pub - not my best diet day!
Thursday, July 16, 2015      8 comments

Yesterday a co-worker and I went on a beer train to a festival in Montreal. Aside from obvious pitfalls (BEER - free Heineken!) and the snacky food on the train, I did TRY to be good. I had the poached salmon entree and ate fruit instead of ch... Read more
Amazing coincidence - excited to meet a fellow sparker!
Monday, July 13, 2015      11 comments

Lucky for me, I have been writing blogs outlining my C25K training. I say lucky because a fellow sparker happened to read and notice that we are on the same week of training - week 3. She was kind and thoughtful and replied to outline her exp... Read more
Week 3 - Day 1 - C25K Training - done today!
Sunday, July 12, 2015      5 comments

It was a perfect weekend in Southern Ontario. Way too nice to be in the gym. Sadly, the treadmill and weights were not coming to me, so I just sucked it up and went there. I was a bit nervous for a longer running portion this week but it ... Read more

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