Thanks for the add and the goodie! I am doing quite well. It's funny, but we are doing opposite things! I have been on Spark about 2 years and lost about 17 pounds....but didn't start tracking until 2 days ago. Now that I see the reality of what I have been eating, I can't understand how I did it! It does explain why I needed to do so much cardio. What prompted me to track was the info on a site that I stumbled on in trying to develop a work-out routine (site is aworkoutroutine.com). I think you'd find it interesting. The guy is a gain muscle type, strictly calories in/calories out and big on lots of protein. He got me to thinking, so I explored the Spark tracker and thought I'd give it a whirl. I do feel that there is a lot to be learned from the build muscle types. Us regular folk just don't need to go as far. They are experts at body composition and when you see their bodies and results, they show they have control over their bodies.
Dear Claire, That is incredibly humble of you to say that you look forward to learning from my friend's blog, as you are a homebred Parisian and she is just a transplant, albeit a Francophone! She is really a delightful person IN person, and I hope that you can meet her one day. I learn so much about Paris--and French arts and culture--from her that it's hard not to want to come there to see it all in person! You look like your life is quite charmed and I wish I had such an international life! The important thing is to love what you do, and it looks like you do. Thanks for sharing the countryside with us, and thanks for the tip about the TGV train!! I'll be in touch!
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog about Parisian passages. Wow, your grandmother's story is fascinating! Of course, in 'good society', in the early part of the 20th century, Russians learned French and spoke it beautifully (a friend of my parents was Russian and always told me so with pride!).
I looked for your friend's blog and it looks fascinating. Thank you so much for telling me about it! I'll read it and I am sure I'll learn a lot.
I am sure you would love the South of France. Travelling by train is the best indeed, it is fast (TGV train) but you get to see the countryside well... I haven't been to the South for many years, I don't have any opportunities nowadays, and I miss it a little! :)
Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for stopping by!