Things I wish I could do


I am making another attempt at losing weight right now. Husband and I have started going to the gym and I start sessions with a personal trainer on Monday – which I am both looking forward to and dreading, because I am out of shape and I’m worried that I won’t be able to handle […]

January 31, 2009

The way things are here

Issues, Personal

If there is one thing that I am, absolutely and irrefutably, it is a proud Canadian. I am unfailingly proud of what this country is and what it can be and it hurts me greatly when I am disappointed in the choices we make. As proof of this, my first tattoo was a red maple […]

January 23, 2009

My Obama fascination


I am as taken with the new President as everyone else – I look forward to seeing what he will do now that he’s in office and I expect my kids to ask me where I was when Obama was elected (I went to see Spamalot that night, but was home by the time it […]

January 21, 2009

Today I did two important things

Issues, Personal

1) I signed up for a gym membership and 12 sessions with a personal trainer who will both kick my butt and teach me the best way to exercise so that I can drop the weight that I want off my body. I am hoping that paying for the membership and the training, having the […]

January 18, 2009

If I knew then what I know now…


When I entered my first year of journalism at Loyalist College they took us on a day long session at a local park. During that session each of the first years had to state where they wanted to be after they graduated from the program. When my turn came I declared that I wanted to […]

January 17, 2009

I need to cut the shit


If you’ll excuse my language. I was just reading through an article about reasons to slim down and change eating habits and I realized just how much it needs to register with me. I need to get past the facts that I am unhealthy, I am diseased and my body it working against me. I […]

January 16, 2009

My name is not Joe…


But I am Canadian. On days as cold as today I remember my Canadianess and take pride in the lessons the chill teaches me: I know that mittens are better than gloves and I wear them, even though I’m a grown up. I know that when the temperature drops like this I need to take […]

January 14, 2009

Revisiting: Working Vacation


These are the things I told myself I would do when I went on vacation two and a half weeks ago: 1) I will finish my scarf and at least one of socks I’ve got on my needles – Done – and I finished a lot more of the second sock that I thought I […]

January 6, 2009

What is at risk


I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which means several things to me, but two things are most important: 1) I have to lose at least 15 lbs as soon as possible, more is better, and keep it off to be healthy and avoid infertility and several types of cancer 2) This disease plays havoc with my hormones and […]

January 6, 2009