Category Archives: weight loss

The Best Ever Oatmeal: a crock pot breakfast

I love oatmeal for breakfast. But not just any oatmeal…I love steel cut oats cooked overnight in my crock pot. Everybody seems to call these by a different name. I call them steel-cut oats. I’ve also heard them called Irish … Continue reading

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Four things to build Momentum in 2015

Do you choose a word to guide you for the year? Last year I chose the word Play. You can read about it here (and there are also some great family photos on that post, too!) It was the perfect … Continue reading

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Vintage Adjust-O-Matic Dress Form and a Healthy Body Image

Have you ever seen one of these? Made in the mid-1960s and costing only $6.95: “with your Adjust-o-Matic dress form you see in advance just how attractive and becoming your dress, skirt, coat or blouse will look!” Inside the box … Continue reading

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Cheers for a Playful 2014!

Hello and Happy New Year! Have you ever chosen a word just one single word to guide you through the year? For the last couple of years I’ve held the word balance close to my heart. It was the word … Continue reading

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Observation & Determination: a balancing act

I took last week off from my daily yoga practice. Why? I didn’t get out of bed in time. Simple as that. Did I need a week off? Did I need some extra sleep? Or maybe some extra snuggle time … Continue reading

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yoga & my crock pot

One of the things I learned in Weight Watchers was to pre-plan and prepare meals ahead of time. Now, while I always admired people who were organized enough to do that, it wasn’t something that I ever actually tried to … Continue reading

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Zumba & me, not meant to be

Along with my weight-loss and balance journey, I have also been re-discovering my love of fitness classes. Like most people interested in a variety of fitness avenues, I like to try different things and will often sign up for a … Continue reading

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Game’s Over

For some reason I have, in about 8 weeks, “found” EIGHT of my hard lost pounds. My friend Judy once said that she was not loosing weight, she was getting rid of it for good. Because when you loose something, … Continue reading

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Goal!

After chasing about 4 pounds around all summer, I finally realized that I have been successfully maintaining a healthy weight for 5 months. I’m not a failure – I’m pretty good – a success! So I decided that at the next weigh-in, I … Continue reading

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Yummy Stir fry

My current favourite meal is stir fry! It’s nutritious, low in weight watchers points and yummy in my tummy. I was especially proud of this meal because I didn’t have to go to the grocery store first. I simply browsed through … Continue reading

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When Seeing is Believing

I’ve been pretty lucky in my weight loss journey – I’ve  recorded a  loss at nearly every single weight watchers meeting until about 2 months ago when we got back from our trip to Australia. It’s been unbelievably easy until now. Now, … Continue reading

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