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About Me

I’m Joanne, mom of two, dentist, wife, frequently-injured runner who’s trying to lose weight, get fitter, be healthy, manage stress, and set a good example for my kids.  I’m not gonna lie – it’s a struggle, and being fairly Type A, I find it super-frustrating that I can be successful at so many things, but so far, not at weight loss or establishing a consistent workout routine.

I’m Canadian and live in Saskatchewan.  I hate mornings (A LOT), love chocolate, would like to bake more (except then I eat it all), love to travel, and wish I could read more.

I started this blog to discuss my weight loss and fitness journey and as a way to motivate myself to stick with my goals.  I’ve struggled with my weight ever since my second year of university, way back in the day (1995).  Click here for my weight story.  At my highest (non-pregnant) weight, I weighed 188lbs – gulp! I’ve lost weight, gained some back, lost some again, and then watched the scale go back up. I seek permanent change and consistency, along with the good ol’ work/life balance that everyone talks about, but I’m pretty sure doesn’t actually exist.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2010 6:59 pm

    Very cool! I started blogging this year for the same reason – to keep me accountable. I also have a 6 year old and am on a journey to pass the CA bar exam and become a licensed attorney (so I am with you on the mom/academics/training thing).

    And I saw on your recent post that you are training for a half marathon. I just started my training to run my first half marathon in October.

    Good luck with your training and all of your multitasking! :)

  2. September 21, 2010 1:17 am

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  3. October 19, 2010 8:12 am

    Hi Joanne,
    I just found your blog! I look forward to reading more :D

  4. April 26, 2011 6:43 pm

    Just found your blog too and am definitely gonna tune in!!! I am a mum also losing weight and I’m blogging my journey too! Drop by anytime!!!

  5. June 6, 2011 5:41 pm

    Hey! I couldn’t find your email address but I wanted to put on your radar because I think you would be a good fit. Check out for more info on who we are or feel free to email me if you have any questions!

  6. June 8, 2011 8:49 pm

    Hi Joanne- Great blog! I would love to feature you as a Sole Momma, for our featured spots on Wednesdays. Let me know if your interested and I’ll get you some questions to answer. You can email me at if your interested. Deana

  7. lifesabanquet1 permalink
    May 2, 2014 8:53 am

    Hi Joanne! I’m Heather and I was hoping you could answer a quick question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

  8. FIT CHICKS permalink
    September 11, 2014 1:04 pm

    Hi Joanne!

    FIT CHICKS (Canada’s largest women’s only fitness/healthy lifestyle company) is pleased to announce that Prince William Park (Windsor Park Road and Buckingham Drive) is our new Regina Women’s Only Boot Camp location!! Our classes began on Sept 9! We are eager to spread the word and encourage Regina women to get fit this fall.

    I came across your blog on the Healthy Living Blogs website. I figured you might be interested in attending a free 4 week bootcamp session… in exchange for weekly blogs written on our Prince William Park location and your experience at the bootcamps.

    If you are interested (or can think of any fierce females that might be interested), please let me know, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me at :)


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