Friday, May 27, 2016

Take-away Thought For The Week

We forget that.
The flight attendant tells you that every time you fly.

So give yourself permission to follow that sound advice.

Then once you are breathing, 
you can carry on helping others.

And that is my TAKE-AWAY thought for the week.

Wishing you a most wonderful weekend!

xo Catherine

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Little Piece of Heaven

Baby ducks eating organic oats out of my hand...

come on...!!!


Another perfect holiday in our
beloved Victoria.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello May

Hello and Welcome May!

You are:

  • Tulips in my garden
  • Blossoms opening
  • Writing of 3 exams
  • Victoria for a week
  • 100 Days Global Corporate Challenge

I look forward to your warmth and beauty.

xo Catherine

Thursday, April 14, 2016

For The Love of My Cat

What we don't do for the love of our feline friends...

an easy access bird viewing station in my new craft/computer room
so that my almost 15 year old kitty doesn't have to jump up to far to watch the birds...

Love is like that.

Yup... I think he likes it.

Friday, April 1, 2016

5 Years Later

Today I celebrate my 5th Anniversary of Project Me.  A journey.  At the age of 46 years old, I was 193lbs, (almost my pregnancy weight) had an unconfirmed diagnosis of sleep apnea, my knees hurt, my back hurt, and all I could think about was that if I was like this now - what was I going to be like when I was 50?  I had enough.  I started on a Friday and April 1st.  I was serious this time.

I won't rehash my journey as you can click on the links of Project Me below and see where over 5 years, I SLOWLY lost 70lbs (took me almost 2 years), and changed my eating habits.  I had then improved my outside, but still hadn't worked on my inside.  Without the help of my doctor, our work EAP, a very special friend/co-worker, my new (at the time) manager, very supportive team members and of course my very patient and understanding husband (who was the conductor of my 'crazy train') and son, I could not have done it.  It took a lot of people to get me to where I am today - and I thank them all - from the bottom of my heart. 

I am 51 years old and I am owning my age.  I am at the best physical, mental, emotional and spiritual best that I have been in my whole life.  It has been a COMPLETE Lifestyle Change.

I completed my Corporate Wellness Certificate this January and in May, I will complete my Workplace Mental Health Leadership Certificate.  I am so excited for these opportunities!!  How awesome to work for a company that invests in me and allows me to take educational courses to control my destiny?  

5 years ago today, I woke up and decided "I Am Worth It".  And I know I am. If I inspire even one person to take control of their life, to get them to believe that they are worth it, I believe I have fulfilled one of the purposes of my life.

xo Catherine


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