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About paminottawa

Mom of twin toddlers, social media strategy gal, public servant, athlete when there's time, amateur sommelier and lover of food...passionate about life.

The Long Term, The Short Term, and Now

Health, I’m realizing, is likely often a “hindsight is 20/20″ situation for many people. I’ve been in my head a lot lately, trying to figure out where things stand for me with diet and lifestyle, largely so busy and dealing … Continue reading

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Abs, Abs and more Abs

Yup.  Needed a visual to go with this post.  So…here you go! No, with my broken arm, I really can’t do many (or any) of the following exercises, however….YOU might be able to! In honour of all our gals doing … Continue reading

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Measure once, twice, three times and then cut (down)

I admit it. I needed a little inspiration for this post.  After all, after 14 weeks I STILL have this damn humeral cuff (a.k.a. cast) on my arm, and I STILL can’t change my girls’ diapers or do many things … Continue reading

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Of Wine and Women

I turned 40 three days ago. I’d say ‘enough said’, but really, I volunteered to actually WRITE posts, so I guess that won’t cut it, eh? So yes, I turned 40. I had an AMAZING evening with wonderful long-standing girlfriends … Continue reading

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Reminder to self: Stop Beating Yourself Up

It’s the year of positivity, my friends, didn’t I tell you? And yet… I’m struggling. Like, I don’t wanna write a blog post because I am supposed to be losing weight, and taking care of myself, and getting fit, and … Continue reading

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Beyond these four walls

You know, these past three weeks have been really challenging. Times I just had to laugh at the absurdity of not having an arm to do simple tasks, of the struggle to put a bra on, or pull on underwear…and … Continue reading

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All in, baby!

yeah, so…. As I write this, I’m typing with one hand (won’t be a long post) while the other is gingerly, carefully wedged, strapped and cinched into a funky brace thingy and a crazy sling with hip pads and even … Continue reading

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Holy Guacamole Redux

It may SEEM like a cop out of writing a new LIO blog post, but I decided today that I wanted to republish a post I did for my personal blog earlier this week because the recipes in it were … Continue reading

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Stick a pin in it – that’s how it’s done!

You wanna eat healthy. You want to feel like you aren’t sacrificing. You want, frankly, inspiration. Am I right? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired.  Repeatedly. Visually.  And it just arrives, right there in front of me, … Continue reading

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The World According to Miss Stacey

SUCH a great film. With my favourite quote: “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.” So true. And thus…you have my final post of 2011. Was last year a wash, a waste, something to dismiss? No. Way. In … Continue reading

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