My Healthy Journey - the ups, the downs and living the lifestyle!
My Health Journey started in July 2016 when I had just had enough. Over the years I had gained weight, 10 pounds here and 5 pounds there. In July I weighed 250lb, around what I was when I had my first baby. Over the last 14 years I was up and down between 210lbs and 230lbs. The jump to 250 happened over the winter of 2016 and I could feel it.
My first steps to take were small, changing little things here and there. Each week I feel better, the weight is slowly coming off, which is how I want it. It took a long time to gain, so I am not expecting an overnight weight loss. I am using no gimmicks, eating real food, drinking lots of water and trying to add more exercise to my life.
Through sharing this journey I am hoping to accomplish two things:
I hope through reading my blog, this inspires even one person to make positive healthy changes for themselves.
By sharing publicly what I am doing, I feel more accountable to myself to continue and move toward my goal.
Winter is here and it's cold! So let's talk about what this does to your electronics, cellphones, tablets, cameras, etc...
When hiking, snowshoeing, skiing or enjoying other outdoor activities, we all like to have our cameras or cellphones on hand to preserve the memories. Have you ever noticed your devices acting sluggish, or the battery draining quicker than normal? Here are some tips to help with common cold weather problems you may encounter.
Cold weather drains your batteries quicker and therefore can lead to safety issues and disappointment. (more…)
As 2017 comes to an end this weekend, I was curious to see what blog posts were the most popular this year. It is interesting to look at the numbers and results each year to see what it is that YOU, my readers, are looking at the most. It also helps me in planning content for the future.
Thank you for follolwing our journey and visiting and share the blog over this past year. It is obvious from the stats that you like the travel and family content we have been adding, along with the meal planning and recipes. There will me much more content in these categories this year as we streamline the blog and offer you more content.
This post is sponsored as part of a partnership with Cuso International. As always, all opinions are my own.
This time 5 years ago, I was awaiting the arrival of Clayton. His due date was Dec 25th, 2012. My pregnancy had been amazing, as was my pregnancy with my oldest boy, 9 1/2 years earlier. Honestly, the only fear I had going into the week he was due, was hoping for good weather. Guess what!?! He arrived late, on December 30th, in the middle of a snow storm! Our neighbour helped dig us out, flagged down a plow and the city plow helped us get to the main road. We arrived at the hospital with only minutes to spare, he was born 20 minutes after arriving.
Here in Canada, we’re fortunate to have access to amazing facilities, doctors, midwives and other health professionals. Mother's in other parts of the World are not so lucky.
In countries like Ethiopia, that isn’t always the case. In Pawe, a small community in rural Ethiopia, mothers like Abeba have their babies in health centres that aren’t equipped for unexpected circumstances. Simple challenges that seem like a small hiccup in the labour process here, can lead to tragedy. The health professionals don’t always have specialized training, and infection and life threatening complications are common.
It has been a while since our first Puppy Diaries post, and it is time to give you some updates and share some of our pup's adorable pics! WARNING: he is growing fast and not so small anymore, but still some cute! (more…)
*this post was sponsored by Master Mindset. All thoughts, experiences and opinions are our own.
My husband and I had the privilege of attending Master Mindset, organized by Marcel Petipas, on Oct 20, and from the moment we walked into the Dieppe Arts and Culture Center, we could tell it was going to be a special night. As people started to arrive, there was a sense of connectedness and community, as people chatted and milled about. I was thrilled to see many of the people (more…)
Okay, so, here I am again...making healthier choices and getting back into a routine.
I share this journey with you because I know I am not alone. Hoping this honest peak into my journey will help just one other person feel they can do it too. Knowing you are not the only one who starts and stops and stumbles and gets back up... (more…)