Current Happenings

I need to find myself a cause to support this year.  What with all the commotion over my husband losing his job, we didn't participate in the Plains & Pastures.  None of us was in good enough shape to do it. 

NEXT YEAR!!

Plains & Pastures Bike Tour (2013)

I'm so proud to live here! Fredericton folks are just AMAZING!!!  Thank you one and all!!  My team raised over $2000.  The support was humbling.  What a great place to be!!!

Mind you, the journey isn't about me - it's about people who fight this horrible disease on a daily basis.  If you're reading this now, I hope you'll come back and sponsor me in the ride next time. 

 

Bike for Breath

Many thanks to everyone and their generosity.  The amazing people in my life supported me to the tune of $377.  Some days it is just great to be here!   (Fall 2012)

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Life in my world revolves around my daughter, my husband, and our two dogs.  (My husband would question the order of priority but that's his issue!)

I happen to have two university degrees with my name on them - both of them say Science and Agriculture.  What's more, I actually managed to get decent marks in my nutrition and physiology courses way back when.  My husband has a degree in Chemistry and Physics, with additional pieces of paper that say computers on them.

Neither one of us is expert in human weight loss or nutrition, but I would suggest that we've got enough education to understand a lot when someone tries to explain it.  I've got 20 years of experience with taking weight off, and incidentally gaining it all back again (and more) every single freakin' time.  

What we're finding is that there is a huge amount trite little quick fixes and a lot of bad science (which earns Gary Taubes a living).  We're NOT finding reliable information all that easy to dig up.  Mostly there's just lots of opinions out there and some are better informed than others.  Even worse than that, things that I trusted such as the Canada Food Guide are turning out to be less reliable than I believed.

I know about the frustrations of original research from my two theses (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) - so I don't expect all scientific sources to agree.  However, what I DO expect is enough methodology and valid discovery of facts to be able to either analyze it myself or be able to follow someone else's thought process. 

Solid evidence is hard to come by.  So here's to thinking in print, and maybe some storytelling in the meantime.