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it's what you do
Sunday, August 01, 2010      11 comments

someone on Twitter re-tweeted this quote and I think we Sparkers will like it: "It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference." Jenny Craig ... Read more
SOS -- easy food for a busy week?
Monday, July 19, 2010      16 comments

Hiya! I'm pretty busy for the next week or so ... what can I eat? I've been eating falafel, peanut butter sandwiches, raw fruit, veggie dogs and pasta salad. All ok stuff, but I'm getting bored of those things but I'm too busy to think up som... Read more
eating like a man ... who's not on a diet!
Thursday, July 08, 2010      16 comments

My guy isn't on a diet, and when he's around suddenly I'm eating potato chips and ordering pizza, and then trying to eat as many slices as he does ..... le sigh! ... Read more
road trip and smart snacking
Thursday, June 24, 2010      16 comments

What healthy snacks do you get for road trips? My guy is in town and we're going on a road trip this afternoon. We rented a car and are going to my parents' place in the country. I'm at work this morning, I put him in charge of getting heal... Read more
Swedish royal wedding
Saturday, June 19, 2010      10 comments

Just another reason that great things come from exercise .... the Swedish Crown Princess married her gym trainer a few minutes ago! I;m watching it here: www.transparent.com/swed
ish/tag/royal-wedding/ When I was i... Read more
kicking it up a notch!
Thursday, June 17, 2010      11 comments

I finally went for a session with a gym trainer to kick up my workout again. My muscles are tingly and happy. I've been doing more gentle exercise like Wii Fit Plus, yoga, walking, biking and dancing. Time to start pumping iron again! Muscle to... Read more
veggie pride parade
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      7 comments

Toronto had its first Veggie Pride Parade! It was a couple hundred happy vegetarians and vegans bopping down Yonge Street on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I was there but you can't see me in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
dP... Read more
SatC2 and buzzkill critics
Saturday, June 12, 2010      5 comments

I meant to post a blog about this awhile ago, when the critics were in an uproar about how terrible Sex and the City 2 apparently was. I loved it, and saw it twice in the theatre! It's not going to get nominated for an Oscar, but it was so much... Read more
yesterday was Swedish National Day
Monday, June 07, 2010      15 comments

emoticon I pretty much missed National Day in Sweden! I had a sick tummy yesterday so wasn't online much. ... Read more
that red skirt
Thursday, June 03, 2010      11 comments

I'm wearing the red skirt I bought a couple years ago, thinking it would fit me by summer. Two summers later, it does!... Read more
Don't Panic! (it's Towel Day!)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      11 comments

Don't Panic! Today is Towel Day! Which is probably only funny if you read, and liked, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Towels are highly useful. How many calories in a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster? Last summer my guy and I we... Read more
it's all over but the laundry
Monday, May 24, 2010      6 comments

Home from Sweden and back in Toronto. Nice to be home but this time it feels a bit different! That was my 4th trip to Stockholm during my Swedish romance, it didn't feel so much like a vacation and more like normal life, so now normal life here... Read more
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      13 comments

I'm on my way to Stockholm! I didn't meet my weight loss goal for my trip, but my clothes seem to look better, maybe because I have better posture since I started doing yoga? I did some lunges and stretches in the lounge, ready for the 8 hour ... Read more
Spark Friends IRL!
Thursday, April 22, 2010      18 comments

Last night I met 2 SP gals. We're in a group for my city and decided to start meeting up in person. The three of us have different Spark plans but wow, it was nice to meet them and hear about life, love, food, exercise, makeup...grrl talk with a... Read more
grace under pressure
Thursday, April 15, 2010      12 comments

How do you keep cool under pressure? Sort of like pretending to be happy for the sake of being polite. Sometimes this comes easy to me, sometimes it doesn't!... Read more

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