Friday, April 29, 2016

Spirtitual Reading

Last night I went to a spiritual reading by two Native American sisters.  It was very cool and a lot of my family came through, some of the messages I still need to sort through.  They brought up things that only I would know , like the making of jewellery out of Joanne's fingerprints. I am excited to see Theresa Capputo in June now, of course I am not expecting a reading from her as there will be way too many people present, but it will be fun to see her regardless.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Psychic Mediums

Tonight I am going to see two sisters who are psychic mediums.  I decided last minute to go, it also involves some meditation so I am looking forward to it.  Maybe I will get a message from a loved one, maybe not, either way it is something to get me out of the house. I am meeting up with Jen who was in my grief group last year .  I went to that group after the death of my mom as I was having difficulty with it.  The group was small , just 4 of us, and we all bonded over the 8 weeks and Jen and I keep in touch which is nice. Tomorrow I will fill you in on the experience

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This and That

Yesterday was 3 weeks since I have gone wheat free.  11 days since Joanne has passed away.  Everything seems to be difficult, I feel unmotivated and lost.  I suppose this is normal but who knows.  I don't want this to be a whiney post so I will move on from the whiney stuff.

I am going out today to buy a Magic Bullet so I can make smoothies, I think that will help me with my cravings for something sweet.  I treated myself to a piece of chocolate last night, dark chocolate with 85% cocoa in it which is what the Wheat Belly book recommended.  It was heaven , I hate dark chocolate but when you have not eaten anything bad in 3 weeks it sure tastes great!

Yesterday I picked Ash up from the kennel so the house is back to normal with all 3 dogs together.  Lync had an injury while I was in Thunder Bay, his right shoulder.  It is proving difficult to keep him and Ash from running around and playing, I don't let them out in the yard together and stop them from their normal tug of war game.  I might take Lync to a clinic in Calgary that does rehabilitation on dogs just to make sure he heals.

That is all that is happening here , boring I know 

Sunday, April 17, 2016


On Friday April 15, my sister Joanne passed away with Debra and I by her side.  She fought hard these past 5 years and her fight was finally over.  I am still in Thunder Bay and her Celebration of Life will be this Thursday April 21.  Last night we had a family dinner over at my niece Sherri's house, at the dinner we were presented with gifts that Joanne had arranged to be given to us after her passing.  They are beautiful lockets with the inscription " Love You, Always & Forever"  Even in death my sisters kind heart continues to show.  What an amazing person she was and the world is a sadder place because she is no longer in it.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Day 4

4 days into my wheat free lifestyle and I am doing well.  No cravings and actually not as hungry as I was while eating wheat. So yeah for me !

Yesterday I found out that Joanne is looking at only about 2 more weeks. I have booked my flight home for April 22, if I have to change it to earlier then I will.  I am still not dealing with it, meaning I have chosen not to think about it at all, I'm afraid what might happen if I do.  I have dog sitters in place for the boys so that is a lot of stress off my mind.  I am so happy I went home in February as I was able to have quality time with Joanne. She was hospitalized shortly after I left actually. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Day 2

Day 2 today on my wheat free life. 
I did well yesterday and wasn't even hungry, this morning Brad made me scrambled eggs, tomatoes and cucumber then I had a banana after.  I do enjoy eating this way as I am not hungry, if I am, I fill up on a handful of mixed nuts and the cravings go away. The nuts have to be raw, no salt or honey or any of the other coatings they put on them now.  I wish I was a month into it! not just 2 days, I have no patience for things to start working but I know once I'm a month in nothing will stop me from continuing.
This picture is of Dianne and I from this past weekend.  We went to Eastside Marios where I could get my last pasta fix before starting my life change :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Goodbye Wheat

Yesterday was Day 1 on my road to a wheat free life style.  I first tried this in 2013 and within 1 month I had lost a bunch of inches off my waist and entire middle section.  I did not stay on this way of eating however and have gained back any inches I lost and then some. 
I mentioned in an earlier post that I am at the heaviest weight I have ever been.  Eating wheat free is difficult for me, I love breads and pastas, sandwiches and rice.  This will be a real challenge for me but I am determined to give it a good try this time around and hopefully will be able to stick with it.  I don't do well putting pressure on myself, so I am going to give myself one month to see if it makes any difference.  This picture is not the best one of me, I wish my eyes were open, but it was taken 4 days ago so it will give me a good starting point picture to compare with on May 5th.  I will post weekly pictures if I can so you can join me on my journey to a healthier way of living. 
Yesterday I went and got some groceries , it was good that we were out of all breads and pastries so I don't have to look at them and crave them.  Instead of candies for snacks I have nuts and cheese.  Fruit is to be eaten in limited amounts due to the natural sugar content they hold.  I have a recipe book from when I tried this before so I guess I need to dust that off as well. 
Anyway, wish me luck on my difficult journey to a healthy weight and feeling comfortable in my own skin again.

Ash and I at the Red Deer Dog Show 4 days ago

Monday, April 4, 2016

Red Deer Dog Show

The Dog Show weekend has come to end, now all the unloading , unpacking and laundry start, ugh.  Slowly getting things done. 

Ash won the point on the last day, the other two days he was reserve.  He needs to learn how to move his front end so he covers ground more efficiently, right now he moves so fast in the front he looks like a hackney horse. He is up to 7 points however so that is good, 3 more to go.

Lync had a great weekend, the first day I showed him to a Select dog for 2 points,  the next two days Pat showed him and he got another Select and a Best of Opposite for 4 more points, he looked and showed fantastic, I was very pleased with him.  He now has 14 points toward his Grand Championship!