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Spark Streaks
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      3 comments

Hello! I really believe in the power of streaks. I think it was from a section in the first Spark book. I've managed two streaks...getting to work on time every day and exercising every day (even if just a 30 min walk). I'm trying to ... Read more
World Gratitude Day!
Saturday, September 21, 2013      6 comments

Today is World Gratitude Day....what are you thankful for? I'll start: - my new normal health is pretty good! - my boyfriend - my parents and brother - my friends - cool co-workers and one of my managers is kind and reasonable ... Read more
TO Veg Food Festival
Friday, September 13, 2013      6 comments

Last weekend was the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival, it was a blast! German VEGAN bodybuilder Patrik Baboumian broke the world record for most weight carried 10 metres EVER by any human, right before my eyes! ... Read more
ABBA: The Museum
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      7 comments

Last month when I was in Sweden, ABBA: The Museum was one of the most fun things we did! This is me dancing with holograms of the members of ABBA, what a hoot! Definitely hit this museum if you're in Stockholm and have even the tiniest interest ... Read more
Colin Baker - The Sixth Doctor
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      5 comments

I went to see Colin Baker speak at Fan Expo on Saturday. He played the Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who. He was charming and funny. I don't know if you can tell how sweet and warm he is in these photos so you'll have to trust me. Great story teller! ... Read more
sommarlov! summer holiday!
Friday, July 12, 2013      3 comments

Swedish word of the day: sommarlov (summer holiday) Tonight I start my exciting summer trip. I'm flying to London tonight to meet my boyfriend and we'll hang around there for about a week, but with mini trips to Cardiff (Wales), Brighton an... Read more
happiness actions
Saturday, July 06, 2013      5 comments

Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama! Here are some wise words from him: Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.... Read more
goal weight achieved! new goals in process
Sunday, June 30, 2013      10 comments

Today I weigh 130 lbs, which was my goal weight when I created my SparkPeople ticker! GOAL ACHIEVED! I forgot that had been my goal, and I've since increased to goals. Before my open heart surgery weight gain, I weighed 125-6 lbs and never... Read more
Glad Midsommar!
Sunday, June 23, 2013      2 comments

Swedish Midsommar was on Friday, but here in Canada we don't get the Friday off work so it's celebrated on the Saturday. I went to a Swedish friend's party yesterday. Unfortunately my Swede isn't here so he couldn't come but of course he cele... Read more
we are our own worst critics
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      5 comments

Have you seen this video that's going around Facebook? It's really touching and the critical things the women were saying about their own appearance sound familiar to the way I judge myself. But the strangers saw very different things: ... Read more
Oprah Live!
Sunday, April 14, 2013      2 comments

I went to see Oprah speak last night in Hamilton, a smaller city near Toronto. It was fantastic, she is so inspirational! The highlights... Turn up the volume on your life! Listen to your internal GPS Use your moments in excellence... Read more
a little mourning with weight loss
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      6 comments

I've toned up and lost some weight in the past half year. People are starting to notice, and my clothes are feeling baggy. I don't want to sabotage my success by re-gaining the weight...I feel great! But I can't help but be a bit sad when some... Read more
I guess that was "motivating"
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      8 comments

Be careful what you wish for! I've been trying to get myself motivated to do a super-cleaning of my little apartment...all the walls and floors and every corner. Well, part of my ceiling caved in and flooded part of my place, so now I really hav... Read more
food court hiatus
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      2 comments

Hello! I've decided to take a break from eating in the food court at work, for Lent. I'm not particularly religious but I really like the challenge of giving up something for Lent. I'm also going to exercise every day. So far so good! ... Read more
too busy to relax?
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      6 comments

"I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one." Gandhi emoticon ... Read more

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