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    Travel Tuesday: New York City – Part 2

    I had two days of rain when I was in New York, so I will admit: I spent a lot of time wandering Central Park, just me and my umbrella. There’s nothing quite like a nice quiet stroll just taking in nature. Luckily for me, it was never torrential downpour. It was just enough rain to annoy most of the time, but not enough to completely deter me from being out and about. On Tuesday morning, I was thankful for a bit of a break in the rain, as I got up bright and early to make my way up to a taping of Live with Kelly and Ryan. As…

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    Travel Tuesday: New York City – Part 1

    I love New York. I can't say enough good things about New York. I never used to think that I was such a city girl, because I'm not a huge fan of being downtown Toronto, but I think Manhattan just has this particular charm about it. You feel confined - in a good way - with the option of the boroughs. With a city like Toronto, I feel like you just don't know where to stop. With NYC, you can just go go go and not feel like you have to stop.

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    Top 5 Winter Date Ideas in the GTA!

    It’s that time of year again… winter dating! I prefer winter dating. I’m more of a fan of the cold as opposed to the heat. I’m just not a huge fan of sweating unless I’m at the gym. With the snow beginning to fall, and all the winter markets about to take place, it’s time for a run down of some of the best date ideas for the winter season. Here are my Top 5 Winter Date Ideas in the GTA! 1. Tree Lighting Celebrations There are two tree lighting celebrations in the GTA that I’ve attended and I absolutely adore them. Firstly, the Cavalcade of Lights in Toronto. This…

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 11

    So, I’ve been off from my weigh in for two weeks. We missed Week 9 and Week 10, but I’m back it with my Week 11 weigh in! I don’t have an excuse for my week leading up to vacation, but on vacation I definitely didn’t have a scale. I did so much walking over my vacation, so I’m curious to see if that makes any difference when it comes to my weigh-in. We are about to find out… WEDNESDAY WEIGH IN: WEEK ELEVEN Starting weight at end of Week 8 244lbs — Current weight 249lbs — Weight loss or gain +5lbs…. ouch. — What attributed to my loss or gain?…

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    Wednesday Weigh In – Week 8

    I felt better this week going into my weigh in. I wasn't sure if I had lost or gained, and to be honest I thought I had gained but mentally, I was accepting of it. I have been non-stop for a few days, and I'm finally getting my mindset in a better place for the coming weeks. My plans this weekend include picking up a pumpkin, visiting my mom, inventory at work, and starting to piece together my life for NYC! My trip is coming up so quickly, and I feel like I have so much I want to do before then. 

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 6

    What a week it has been. I feel like I've been non-stop busy since my last weigh-in, which has probably contributed to my results this week. My first week of Keto was pretty good. Now, as I said last week, I haven't gone full Keto. I am easing myself in. That being said, I did consume a few things I shouldn't have. 

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 5

    This blog, this website, this forum - it's for me to be open and honest. There's nothing I'm holding back, so that's why I'll be fully honest when I say: I've never been good at diets. Or at least never been good at maintaining diets. I can diet. I can research the hell out of a diet, and get my mentality in the right place. But then I'm a sucker. And I love sweets. I didn't get to where I am without loving sweets. The weight on my hips? Sweets. Thighs? Sweets. Present me with a cookie and I'll be your best friend.

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 4

    I’ve gained a lot of weight over the last few years. To be honest, my weight has always fluctuated. When I was a kid (and I’m talking like, a youngin), I was small. Probably from running around like nobody’s business. Going into middle school, and into high school, I started gaining more weight. That was aroun the peak of my anxiety issues, and I’m not surprised that I gained the weight that I did. I wasn’t doing anything. For part of middle school I was homeschooled, and going into high school the thought of gym glass made me so damn nervous that they were able to sub out that required credit…

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    Living With Alz Series: World Alzheimer’s Day

    I know she doesn’t understand, but give her my love and support. Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. When I was a kid, I didn’t think that this would be a day that I would know, or recognise. Then again, the world works in mysterious ways, and here I am today. Mum is doing good. My dad goes to visit her every other day, and I try to get out to see her at least twice a week. Sometimes it’s just once, as the world works as it does, but it’s so nice when I get to see her. We went up yesterday, as I was gone for three days, and…