Around Ireland virtual walk: I reached Dublin, February 7th, 2015.
My "big trousers" photo, 61 kg, 1st Spark anniversary, November 12th 2009.
MRS.DOYLE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hello fellow slimmers. "I'm hoping that public humiliation will help me lose the pounds before my doctor decides to weigh me again!" That was what I wrote when I joined SparkPeople. My wish came true and I reached my goal weight in time for my next doctor's appointment. I don't know who was more pleased....her or me! Now I am Sparking for life.....BECAUSE IT WORKS!!!
UPDATE: I lost 14kg and reached my goal weight of 60kg in June 2009. In January 2010, I was voted a "SparkPeople Motivator". I am thrilled to be in such good company.
VIRTUAL WALKS: I love walking and I track it by doing virtual walks plus a little jogging and a little stationary cycling.
Around the Irish coastline clockwise from Dublin: commenced September 23rd 2012. Completed 3402
miles by February 7th 2015. My virtual walk around Ireland is now complete!!
Around the British coastline anti-clockwise from the Thames Woolwich Barrier: in progress since October 11th, 2009. Completed 5552 miles by Sep 22nd, 2012. Have reached Greenwich, London, England. VIRTUAL WALK IS NOW COMPLETE!!!!!
Thames Path from the source to the sea : completed 184 miles from September 4th to October 10th, 2009. Averaged 5.1 miles per day.
Around the Isle of Wight: completed 67 miles from August 23rd to September 3rd, 2009. Averaged 5.6 miles per day.
Land's End to John O'Groats: completed 1111 miles from January 1st to August 22nd, 2009. Averaged 4.7 miles per day.
SPONSORED WALK: thank you to everyone who sponsored me on my walk in May 2009. All donations are now in and I raised enough to buy 20 neonatal masks for newborn babies.
I'd love to reach 60kg by summer 2009. DONE.
I want my doctor to look surprised the next time she weighs me! DONE.
Waist below 32". DONE.
Do a side plank. DONE.
I want to be successfully maintaining by Christmas 2009. DONE.
To jog for 30 minutes without stopping. DONE.
To run a 5K. DONE.
To run a 5K in under 35 minutes.
Fit into UK size 10 trousers. DONE.
To reach 1000 miles on my "Around the British coast" virtual walk. DONE.
To do 10 tabletop lifts. DONE.
To reach a weight of 58kg.
I have really got the exercise bug and look forward to each day as an opportunity to get fit.
The program that works for me includes deep breathing, stretching, doing the "exercise of the day", Pilates, walking, jogging, gardening, tracking my food carefully and drinking 8 glasses of water daily.
I live in London with a hubby, a cat, a garden, a house, a huge mortgage, and 8 million neighbours. I blog for escapism. See my Great Balls of Wool blog here http://bagsofwool.blogspot.co.uk/
Breakfast is the most important meal of my day.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 4.0 over
You can do both. I've rooted cuttings from mine when I take them out in the spring from the closet. Using what I trim off to shape up the plant. But can do the same and put cuttings in pots in the fall. I just don't like keeping up with them all winter; don't have a good spot. The stairwell closet isn't heated and works fine; so would a garage. The plant, and now plants from cuttings come from a really spectacular plant 3 years ago and have not disappointed. The original is what inspired me to try this. At this point I'm putting 4-5 plants in one big bag and it could hold more. I soak the roots around once a month, about 4 times over the winter.
61 days ago
Una, I've been very successful overwintering my geraniums the last 3 years bare rooted.
Lots of info online: One site--
61 days ago
I like my bike saddle low for the same reason: lack of confidence in my ability to unclip and get off the seat in order to put a foot on the ground if/when I have to stop! So this morning, I intend to get out there and practice the skill with the adjustments Ben made to Sophia the road bike! Wish me luck and pray the next post doesn't come from a hospital!
84 days ago
I do not take my phone out with me and do not use any running apps just the basics with my Jawbone up.I will have a look at Bounts. Thanks. I was out just after 7 this morning and had a nice slow 3 mile run
91 days ago
Although terrible it does not look like a terrorist shooting in Germany just a fragile young man with mental health problems but horrendous consequences
92 days ago