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Confessions Of A Modern Mom

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 1 comment

As I sliced a tube of refrigerated dough into perfectly circular discs, it occurred to me that I used to have time to make cookies. I used to wake up each morning and do dishes and make roast chickens with home made gravy. I used to fold laundry and take baths and host parties. I used to have coffee with friends and write down every thought. I made photo albums and took pictures and traveled. Now I’m lucky if I can make it out of the house with everything I need. I feel like I’m playing a game of catch up all the time, and there...

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C’est What? Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 0 comments

C’est What? Toronto, Ontario

Before I travel to any place, new or old, I do a fairly detailed search using different websites to locate food and attractions that I don’t want to miss. This means scouring Google, Yelp and anything similar where I can find information on what might be interesting while I’m away. Prior to my Toronto trip, I made a shortlist of the places that I loved from last time I was there, but also some of the well-known (or lesser-known) gems of the city. One of the most promising was C’est What, a great little spot for food, drinks...

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Just Another Day

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 2 comments

Discipline is hard. Something that I’m learning is that everyone is different. At the beginning of this weight loss journey, I touched on the fact that I have come to realize that I don’t have the metabolism to coast through life as a skinny person. When we take on any major life change, it’s super easy to slip back into our old unhealthy habits. No one know this more than I do. The last time I wrote about this, it was at least three weeks ago and I was feeling amazing because I had lost ten pounds. Of course, I got a new...

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Week Three & Four – Keep on Keeping On

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 1 comment

There is always a point during a weight loss journey where you hit a bit of a wall, or stumble, or otherwise struggle with your mission. For me, week three was totally the first of those little hiccups. Not only did I put on weight (less than a pound, but weight nonetheless), I was in a kind of mindset spiral. Last weekend was terrible for me; I felt awful and hopeless and extremely upset, but life went on and so did I.   The silver lining to this was that I didn’t give up, and trust me, I found it really tempting. I had to remind...

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RIP Leeside Park

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 1 comment

If I was to draft a list of my favourite places in Vancouver; some of the places that I feel embody what it is to be from and appreciative of East Van culture, Leeside Skate Park would be one of the top three. This is probably obvious to many who have followed my work for any length of time, as I have shot many photography projects in this space, and I’ve seen it undergo many changes in doing so. I am not a skateboarder, but I have a deep respect for the art and love that has always come through in my visits to Leeside. Last weekend,...

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Barnet Marine Park – Sunday with Abby

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 0 comments

Barnet Marine Park – Sunday with Abby

Ever since I started working, my time with Abby has become precious. I don’t have as much of it anymore, but I still want her to remember adventures and fun with me, so taking time out for her is really important. Today I wanted to spend some time with my camera as well, so we made two stops in the afternoon, including Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby. When I was little, I loved spending time at this beach. It’s got tonnes of adventuring space and beautiful scenery. Here are some photos from our day...

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Week Two: Keeping Motivated

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 0 comments

Today marks the end of my second week on my new weight loss journey. Im proud of myself because I’ve managed to reach the goals that I had for myself, yet again. This week, I set out to hit the gym five days out of seven, drink more water, and continuing losing pounds. I managed to meet my expectations and actually exceed them, which is really inspiring. When you’re seeing progress, it becomes so much easier to continue working hard for what you want. This week, I lost just over two pounds, which brings my total loss to seven...

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Dear Lindsay

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 0 comments

Dear Lindsay, I want you to know that it’s okay. It’s okay to cut yourself some slack now and again. It’s okay to be upset. You’re allowed to feel the way that you feel, and you don’t have to feel guilty about it. It’s okay to get angry every once in awhile. It’s okay to be unsure and unsteady. You don’t have to be in control every minute of every day. It’s okay to let go. Dear Lindsay, You don’t understand, if I let go I’m afraid of what I may find out. If I allow myself to...

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Week One: I Made It Out Alive

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 0 comments

Week One: I Made It Out Alive

When it comes to committing to losing weight, week one is often the hardest week. While it’s true that other times will come where I lack motivation and struggle to keep up with my goals, the first week is the hardest because it is … well… physically the hardest. It’s hard to bite the bullet and actually get to the gym, or the track, or wherever you need to be, and then it’s hard to face how out of shape you might be, and then it’s harder still to get through that first workout because you’re...

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Back To Basics- Gaining Weight and Accepting My Journey

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in UrbanMomtographer | 1 comment

What was that thing that I said about accepting my challenges and not judging them? It’s almost like the second something like that comes out of my mouth or the second that I hit publish, the universe says, “Oh really?” So, for some stupid reason, in the middle of the day yesterday… I stepped on a scale. Why would I do that to myself?   Because it was time. The month that we moved into this house, I ran. There isn’t a track as close to us now as there was in the last one. I would run around the block on days...

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