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How do you approach the scale?
Saturday, April 14, 2018      22 comments

Hello! If you are doing the Spring 5% challenge, you already know it is weigh-in day. This is the very first weigh-in and for many it is a time for anticipation while others approach the scale with some trepidation. Because you know, your s... Read more
Which diet is the best.....drumroll please
Thursday, April 12, 2018      17 comments

Hello! Well, I’m dog- sitting overnight tonight for a really good friend who just happens to be a Canadian Registered Dietitian and so I love delving into her very extensive library of all things “diet” related. Before I get to the gi... Read more
A funny story about my water bottle
Monday, April 09, 2018      22 comments

Hello there! It’s about 7:30 p.m. here and the wind is still howling and is expected to remain high overnight. According to Environment Canada the temperature was -3 with a windchill of -12. Believe me, it felt much colder than that especia... Read more
Day trip + planned snacks = no guilt
Saturday, April 07, 2018      12 comments

Hi, I’ve been away from home most of the day to a neighbouring town about 100kms away - thankfully we are headed home so I can check in with my beloved Teddy Bears and the rest of the 5% teams. When my husband suggested this road trip I insta... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How resilient are you?
Sunday, April 01, 2018      20 comments

emoticon Happy Easter to those who celebrate! It is a beautiful, yet very cold, day here and we actually ha... Read more
The square in my driveway
Monday, March 26, 2018      15 comments

Hi, Yesterday while my husband and I were working in tandem to clear the latest batch of snow from our driveway and that of our neighbours I got to thinking. You see there is a dip in our driveway where the water shut off valve was installe... Read more
Inspiration - it's there
Thursday, March 15, 2018      19 comments

Hi, If you are a keen observer you will know I've just changed both my Spark Page cover photo and profile picture to ones with a definite winter theme. Why? I know most of you long for spring and summer but to tell the truth, spring in Newf... Read more
Where do you stand?
Monday, March 12, 2018      18 comments

Hi, I saw this article on FB just a few minutes ago and it made me stop and think. Tracking my food does make me feel quite anxious, guilty and inadequate BUT it does seem to work for weight loss. I know what the author means when she wrote... Read more
This is what I get for racing around like a crazy woman
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      16 comments

Hi, The long and short of it is I was in a rush to get to my car this morning ( I wanted to be one of the first ones at a walk-in clinic) and failed to notice the black ice on our driveway. My coffee went one way, my water bottle another an... Read more
Ever hear of "negative" motivation?
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      23 comments

Good Morning, I was just doing an internet search on something for a student and came across an article about there being two types of motivation. Intrigued (or I guess motivated?) I checked it out and it has made me think. I'm going ... Read more
What make a great leader? I need your help!
Monday, February 26, 2018      17 comments

Hi, I've been a leader of the Teddy Bears of the 5% Challenge for two challenges in a row - I started out taking it on when the in-between challenge started last November and am the motivational leader for the current challenge - which ends... Read more
The "crazy carpet" analogy
Thursday, February 22, 2018      9 comments

Hi, I've felt the tug for some time now and, for the most part, I've managed to side step it but right now I know something has to be done and I'm the only one to do it. These past two weeks, however, I've gone with the flow and I feel like... Read more
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      21 comments

Hi, I know death comes as the end (I think Agatha Christie actually entitled one of her books that) but this has been a rough two weeks. My beloved aunt’s mom died. One of our rescuers had to put her dog, Toni to sleep. The dog I sit (... Read more
I did it all the while armed with a whisk!
Sunday, February 18, 2018      19 comments

Hello! Ugh, it’s just been one of those weeks and I feel like I’m crawling out of a ditch. First it was dog sitting, which was fine, although it meant sleeping in a strange bed and I quickly crashed when I arrived home. Then Tuesday, ... Read more
What do love and charity have in common?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      20 comments

Hello! I wrote the following as a motivational message for our wonderful Teddy Bear team but decided to share since it’s an universal theme. “Happy ... Read more

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