It IS all about me

Fit and fabulous (if not a little hard of hearing) at 46

30 September 2015 It IS all about me

The idea that I’m forty-six years old still sort of freaks me out. In my head, my mom is still 46, and I stopped aging somewhere in my early 30s. Neither one of those compute from a biological let alone mathematical standpoint, but I suppose it’s better to be feeling a decade younger than I […]

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10 tips to walk 10k steps a day

1 July 2015 Me, only better

Did you hear that bellow of “GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL” on Sunday morning? No, that wasn’t an overenthusiastic fan at the FIFA Women’s world cup – that was me, reaching my weight goal after more than a year of (admittedly on-and-off) trying. Yay me! Even better than meeting my weight goal, though, has been that I’m meeting my […]

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In which she makes solid progress in her health and weight goals

6 June 2015 Eating and thinking and thinking about eating

Two months ago, on Easter Sunday, I pulled my FitBit back out of the drawer, where it had been taking a brief break from my wrist. I’ve missed my 10,000 steps per day goal only seven out of the 61 days since then. I’m pretty pleased with that! I’ve really been working on overcoming my […]

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In which she utterly fails to adhere to the idea of moderation. Again.

27 April 2015 Me, only better

You may have noticed that I have a bit of an obsessive personality. *snort* Not for me “I should write a blog” but “I should write a blog for ten years and turn it into a career” and not just “I should take a few pictures” but “I should take a picture every day for […]

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Guess who will be emcee for BOLO 2015 next week? Hint: me!

24 April 2015 It IS all about me

Since 2009, give or take a year, Lynn Jatania’s labour of love Blog Out Loud Ottawa (BOLO) has been forcing otherwise reticent bloggers out of their comfort zone and on to the stage to share their favourite blog posts of the preceding year. It’s always been one of the highlights of the year for me, […]

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In which she revisits her fitness goals (alternate title: Sisyphus redux)

8 April 2015 Me, only better

Alright, I give up. I charged my FitBit and I started tracking calories again. I guess I’m back on the wagon. It was just shy of a year ago that I capitulated to counting calories with My Fitness Pal, and it did work for me. From a high of 183 lbs, I worked my way […]

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Photo of the day: Lizard on a Rock

26 March 2015 Me, only better

Isn’t it funny when the random bits of your life come together in a cohesive way? Toward the end of February, my friend Yvonne mentioned she was doing something called Hot Power Yoga Basics, and I was intrigued. I’d done yoga classes at the local community centre on and off way back in the day, […]

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Flashback faves: Is this my life?

20 January 2015 Flashback faves

In honour of the blog’s tenth birthday this month, I’m revisiting a handful of favourites from my archives. I think this post from 2005, which I refer to as “my epic wail,” was a seminal moment for me in a lot of ways. Years later, people still mention it to me, and it brought a […]

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Time travel – the 2015/10th anniversary edition

14 January 2015 Editorial asides

Can you believe the blog is TEN YEARS OLD this month? I’ve been blogging for a decade. And that’s not the only milestone anniversary I’m celebrating in 2015. Mothership Photography is five years old this summer. In March, I’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary (!!) of my first day of work with CRA and Beloved […]

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Reindeer Rant Redux – and a reindeer rampage!

15 December 2014 Happy holidays

My bloggy peeps, I have a reindeer-palooza of fun for you today! You might have read the reindeer rant a time or two (or coughninecough) before, but now we have reindeer trivia! And photoshop! And webcams! And even reindeer on a rampage! Oh my. But first, the rant. Because especially at Christmas, traditions matter. Also? […]

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