Tag Archives: expectations

Erin: Setting specific and realistic goals

First impressions I’m new here, so I’ll take a moment to tell you a bit about who I am. My name is Erin; I’m 36 years old. I’m married, I don’t have any children1. I moved to Ottawa in February … Continue reading

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Telling it like it is – Barbara

I wandered away from here for a few months while I was training for my first full marathon. Losing weight just wasn’t my priority – running took up a lot of time and energy and what little of either was left … Continue reading

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Tracey: Take It All With A Grain Of Salt

There is a lot of advice out there, and sometimes when you’re trying to puzzle out this new healthy journey you’ve embarked upon, it can get a little overwhelming. It can be quite daunting, especially how much of it is … Continue reading

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Tracey: A Little Bit Of This And That

Well, the plateau continues and I seem to have a lost a little mojo along with the sunshine! Seriously, Mother Nature, I’m on “stand by” waiting for nicer weather to not feel like hibernating, smothering myself in chocolate almonds and … Continue reading

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Tracey: Plateau=Reset

When you embark on a journey to get to your optimal “you” (as much as that is ever conceivably possible, anyways) there is almost always a goal set of a weight number or size. I don’t tend to like to … Continue reading

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Tracey: Role Modelling Health

I was having a discussion the other evening with my teenage daughter. We were going back and forth, planning things she’d like in her lunch in the upcoming week.  As we debated sandwich versus leftovers to reheat, she brought up … Continue reading

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Barbara – Average

I’ve been thinking about the law of averages lately – well, I didn’t know it was called that but I heard that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with and I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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Tracey: Shadow Boxing

The dreaded time has arrived. I felt it nearing closer, its hot breath whispering with foreboding on my neck.  As prepared as I felt for its impending arrival, it shook me up and left me crunched in a ball of frustration and … Continue reading

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Tracey: Goal Weight

When I set out on this journey, I chose a goal weight that was reasonable and attainable. I didn’t pick a weight from when I was like 13 years old, for example.  I picked a weight that I won’t have … Continue reading

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Tracey: The Plastic Surgery Debate

Some friends and I were discussing getting older, losing weight, getting fit, changing bodies and inevitably, plastic surgery. I know many people who have lost a significant amount of weight and made the decision to have some plastic surgery to … Continue reading

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