Making Time

I fell off the wagon a little in my exercise and weight loss program last week.  I made it to the gym once, in part because I was out of town for work.  being out of town also meant restaurant meals and a few drinks with colleagues - none of which are helpful in the calorie counting game.  I … Continue reading

Win Some, Lose Some

The last couple of weeks have gone well at the weigh-in and I've dropped a couple of pounds a week.  Not so this week.  I set out a couple of weeks ago to reverse my weight gain trend.  I started going to the gym again and I started tracking my calories again.  This week I made it to the gym … Continue reading

I Am Thankful For…

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.  I have much to be thankful for this year. Three Healthy Daughters I am thankful for three healthy daughters who teach me and challenge me everyday. I am fascinated by their perspectives on the world and the questions they ask.  I am sure the arguing will stop … Continue reading

Grow your own – Rodent wars II

I like the idea of growing my own food.  I like getting my hands in the dirt and partnering with mother nature to produce something edible and slightly less gritty out of it.  The girls and I like to get in there and get the seeds and seedlings into the ground and check the garden on a regular … Continue reading

Food as Identity

Yesterday we went to the Community Cup in Ottawa.  It is a community soccer tournament  designed to bring together new immigrants to Ottawa and people who have been living here more than three years through sport.  There was music and dancing, kids' entertainers and booths from community … Continue reading