Thing 6: Vacation

Health, Personal

30 lbs by Blissdom Last week I went away – Sunday through Thursday I went to visit my mother and my grandfather. It was his 90 birthday and a good excuse to take the baby for a visit since my mom hadn’t seen her since she was a day old. I knew that vacation was […]

July 31, 2010

Thing 5: Stretching boundaries


30 lbs by Blissdom Right now, I am pushing boundaries out of my way left right and centre. I am actually shocked by how out of my comfort zone I am, and how comfortable it is. I am meeting people, connecting with people, injecting myself in conversations and groups – and rather than being shunned […]

July 24, 2010

Thing 4: Mama knew there’d be days like this


I knew going in to my 30 lbs by Blissdom plan that there would be days that would throw me off my game. I knew today would be one of those days when I woke up sick a little after midnight. This was confirmed for me when I woke up again at 4 am to […]

July 19, 2010

Thing 3: Baby-led weaning


30 lbs by Blissdom The baby girl started solids this week. I had been trying to do my research and see how it’s supposed to be done, and I heard all about starting with cereals and then adding one thing after another, waiting a few days to see if there’s a reaction, working your way […]

July 18, 2010

Thing 2: 30 Day Shred


30 lbs by Blissdom As part of our getting fit plan, Joe and I have both tried Jillian Michaels’ 30 day shred. I started a little while ago, but stopped doing it because of some serious knee pain. The 30 day shred is NOT a low impact workout. I have always had bad knees (I […]

July 16, 2010

Thing 1: Snacking


30 lbs by Blissdom I have been getting pretty good exercise for a few months now, for weeks I was taking the baby on walks every day, then I added in a yoga workout and tried to start the 30 day shred. Then I hurt my knee during the shred, I took a fall on […]

July 14, 2010

Goal weight


The last time I was really successful at losing weight was before my wedding. I had a definite goal and I didn’t meet it, but I did pretty well. I was exercising some and eating a lot better. I look back on this experience and I’m proud of myself, and it makes me wonder if […]

July 13, 2010



Today marks six months since the earthquake in Haiti. It is an event that may have change the world, an event that is still causing major problems for many, many people and the one event over the past two years that I did not watch moment to moment on the news, because when it happened […]

July 12, 2010

Joe is right


He tells me how much change he’s seen in me over the past few years, and he’s right. Tonight I went to Blog Out Loud Ottawa by myself. I met people there I had met before and introduced myself to people I had only met through Twitter. It was something I never would have done […]

July 7, 2010