Peeling the layers – Getting to the Core

Peeling the layers of an onion, is what I think of when I think about how my transformation has taken place over the past few years. The first layer was dry and hard, protecting the layers underneath. The onion had lost context to what was under those layers for many years. When the onion peeledContinue reading “Peeling the layers – Getting to the Core”

Thankful

            Today is Canada’s Thanksgiving so I thought I would do post on how Thankful I am to have the life I do today. I am thankful for my husband and children for being my constant cheerleaders pushing me up those mountains at 350lbs+ and telling me I can doContinue reading “Thankful”

F$#% You Statistics!

I have to say that the past week I have tried to avoid the media reports about the biggest loser and the statistical data for people who lose extreme amounts of weight that all gain it back. I have to believe there are more to these stories than just the outcomes. As a person whoContinue reading “F$#% You Statistics!”

How I was able to lose 205lbs!

Why and How This Time? I am asked constantly why and how this time I was able to lose all my weight and keep it off. I always thought of this as such a tough question but after reflecting there are some differences from this time from all the other times I tried but failed. The biggest thingContinue reading “How I was able to lose 205lbs!”

Down 206lbs – Time for Reflection!

Last night, for the first time, I sat down and re-read all of my blogs since the day I started Weight Watchers online. It was an emotional moment for me. I started on my first blog. To read how cautious I was about the start of my journey and so afraid to fail is a reminder ofContinue reading “Down 206lbs – Time for Reflection!”

Eating Right over the Holidays!

As we all know the holiday season can be a challenge if you are trying to maintain or even lose weight over the holiday season. Last year, while losing my weight I managed to lose weight over the holiday season, first time ever in my life I am sure.  This year I am maintaining butContinue reading “Eating Right over the Holidays!”

Accountable to me Only!

So the past few days I have been feeling kind of down and unmotivated. It hasn’t stopped me from doing my routine exercise but it has been weighing on me mentally which will eventually take it’s toll if I don’t sort it out. This past weekend I went away with my family for Halloween. ItContinue reading “Accountable to me Only!”

TC10K – Feeling Ready!

I am getting so excited for the TC10K! Although this isn’t my first race, it’s the first time I feel like a real runner going into this run. Even the Bazan Bay run, I was only running 4 minutes walking 1 minute. I was so happy with my run that day but by the time IContinue reading “TC10K – Feeling Ready!”

First Run for 2015

Today I ran in my first event for 2015. It was also my first run in the VIRA Series. This year I decided to approach my running differently, rather than “sort of training” then just entering events with the expectation that I will be able to just go out and run a 5km, I joinedContinue reading “First Run for 2015”

Anniversary Goal is Set!

As my one year anniversary approaches since I started Weight Watchers Online I have set my last goal until I hit my anniversary weigh in. I have tried to keep my goals realistic and I am excited to set my eyes on this new goal. I have lost 125 lbs to-date and have set myContinue reading “Anniversary Goal is Set!”