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Don't just wish...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

  
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MAURIZIA 1/3/2013 9:29AM

    I am off to a good start

Happy 2013!

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    If it's to be, it's up to me.

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    Wish you also a great 2013

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Photos Within Photos...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

This was a Christmas pressie from Bryony and Rob. Bry bought this picture frame and put photos in it from my Birthday trip to Constable Country back in November:

Photos within photos...



I finally have pics of all of us on my wall. I have loads in the computer and in drawers, but only one on the wall, and none of Rob, so this was a really thoughtful gift. :-)

Tara, Me and Rob:



Willy Lott's House - an iconic picture:



Bry, Tara and Myself outside the Mill that is now a study centre. Constable stood about here when he sketched out his famous Haywain picture, though he was looking in a different direction than us, obviously. LOL



Our Boxing Day jaunt into town had us avoiding the new lake that is no longer confined just to the cricket pitch:









That area seems to get more flooded every year!

But soft, what light beyond the window breaks...

It is the New Year's Day, and there really is a Sun!!!



How lovely to start 2013 with blue sky and sunshine and a lone fluffy cumulus cloud. :-)

I hope that has put a smile of a few hungover faces today.

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Four out of Four again:
Spun the Sparkwheel
Got at least ten mins of exercise (30)
Drank at least 8 glasses of water (10)
Got at least 5 freggies in (5)

So far, so good! :-)
Enjoy the first day of 2013!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 1/2/2013 9:55AM

    I love the picture frames...very pretty! I love the photos inside as well.

I'm glad you had a sunny day to start the year. It was very gray and dreary here with off an on drizzle.

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SCIFIREADER 1/1/2013 8:26PM

    Happy New Year Lexie! Thanks for sharing the pictures and Way to go on your streak!

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IMEMINE1 1/1/2013 3:19PM

    Happy New Year.
I enjoyed your blog.

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_LINDA 1/1/2013 10:57AM

    Fantastic photos! No sun here today, more clouds, more dandruff falling from the sky, but a break in temperatures -we are actually back up to our normal temperatures -8 C!!
Way to go on your goals!! Keep up the great work!!
Happy, happy New Year, this is your year to rock it!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SENATOR9 1/1/2013 10:31AM

    Great picture Happy New Year
John

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GARDENCHRIS 1/1/2013 10:20AM

    happy new year to you and yours!

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SHAWFAN 1/1/2013 9:23AM

    Happy New Year Lexie! Blessings to you! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 1/1/2013 8:59AM

    Happy New Year Lexie!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing!!

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My Only New Year Resolution...

Monday, December 31, 2012

  
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CARLA-216 1/2/2013 9:52AM

    That's a good one. I have such a time with that because I'm working with client's stuff from December 2012 this month. And then starts the tax returns, and that will mean messing with the year 2012 for months into 2013.
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CHICCHANTAL 12/31/2012 6:37PM

    Hm. I'm bound to break that one so I don't think I'll commit!

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KPA1B2 12/31/2012 4:36PM

  So true!

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3016DEBRA 12/31/2012 3:37PM

  I know...I was just getting used to writing 2012!!! emoticon CHEERS!

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LOVESLIFE48 12/31/2012 3:32PM

    That's a hard one for me too!! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon You should get it right by Febuary

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MAURIZIA 12/31/2012 2:55PM

    Love it. Happy 2013!

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    I LOVE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Exercisaliciousness! Leslie Sansone! At Last...

Monday, December 31, 2012

...I can buy your DVDs in Region 2 and 0!

So I ordered this one from Play.com:



I got this one for the belt as much as the DVD. She is readily available on You Tube, and all her Exercise TV videos are there now, which is wonderful! However, that belt makes her videos even more exercisalicious, and it helps with core and upper body work, something I tend to be short of. So I figured it would be a good one to start with. :-)

Very excited! emoticon I hope it doesn't take too long to get here.

I got my exercise in today by doing Leslie's Exercise TV 2 mile walk. Awe. Some! May dance later. After all, it is New Year's Eve, and we usually bop about during Jules Holland's Hootenanny. Some good names on there tonight, incliding Adam Ant, Paloma Faith, Petula Clark and Ruby Turner. :-)

Am wondering whether I'll have enough ooomph tomorrow to try out Leslie's Exercise TV Three Mile Walk. I'm determined to try, even if I have to break it into two chunks to complete it. That video must have been added just before Exercise TV bit the dust because I haven't seen it before.

So, here's to the New Year...
Let's make it a healthy one!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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P.S. Yesterday was Streak Day 1 emoticon
Four out of Four!
Spun the sparkwheel
Got at least 10 mins of exercise (47 mins)
Drank at least 8 glasses water (9)
Ate at least five portions of freggies! (5)






  
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_LINDA 12/31/2012 9:19PM

    Haven't heard of a video using a belt -quite different that would be! I am going to do some Zumba for my quiet New Year's Eve.
My building has a dinner and dance, and while I enjoy polka music I can't dance any of that classical stuff so would be a bit of a waste going, especially as all the prizes are going to dancers!!
Will spend New Year's Day with family, weather permitting. If a big snowfall comes it won't be safe for my sister's family to travel in from the farm.
Wishing you a healthy, happy and joyous New Year! May you acheive your goals and have some rocking good fun along the way!
Hugs,
Linda xxx
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BOVEY63 12/31/2012 1:42PM

    Hope you enjoy the new workouts and have much success in the new year!
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RAINBOWCHOC 12/31/2012 11:40AM

    When you get to trade up Piglet pedometer to Fitbit you will excel yourself!
Hope 2013 brings you all you wish yourself and a swift recovery to full health
big hugs
Sandra

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SENATOR9 12/31/2012 11:39AM

    Happy New year Lex
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LOVESLIFE48 12/31/2012 10:54AM

    I have that dvd and love it!!!

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New Year - New Streak!

Sunday, December 30, 2012



Yeah, my streak kind of ground to a halt after 12 days. Combination of pneumonia recovery, sinusitis, and too much running around to do in the run up to Christmas meant I couldn't abide by the Streak Rules, so I decided to try for another streak after the Christmas festivities.

And that is TODAY!!!

We had a very pleasant Christmas. Rob and Bry came and stayed from Christmas Eve until the 27th, and my only Christmas Wish was answered - I wished for someone else to cook the Christmas dinner and we got an invite to friends on Christmas Day! Their daughter, Alice, cooked the meal, with a little help from Bry and Rob. You see, Alice's mum broke her hip a few weeks ago, and I was still a tad delicate from the pneumonia, so while the kids slaved away over a hot stove she and I and Alice's Dad sat and chatted while sipping champagne and nibbling on Doritos and Pringles. The height of sophistication, I'm sure you'll agree. :-)

It was a lovely meal, even if Alice rather over-calculated on quantities. Made for a lot of tasty leftovers, which we are just finishing. The main joy of the leftovers was that they were mostly vegetables! Let's see, she cooked roast beef, pigs in blankets and Yorkshire puddings with...

Roast potatoes in their skins, parsnips, carrots, sweet potato, red cabbage with raisins and apple, sprouts, beetroot, cauliflower cheese, onions, peas and broccoli. With apologies if I forgot any of the vegetables that were nommed.

What an incredible feast it was. And it was rounded off, once we had let the main meal settle a little, with homemade Christmas Pudding or Lemon Meringue with cream or custard.

Beautiful! All we had room for when we got home was a cup of tea!

Boxing Day was great too. I treated the kids to cinema tickets to see The Hobbit, and while they were doing that I went round the shops for an hour or so, scoring 6 brand new pillows for £30 instead of £70, before coming home and preparing venison casserole in the slow cooker. The pillows were a great bargain, even greater because I needed them! I've had most of our pillows since Bry was a baby!

Oh, they are soooo comfy! Tara and I are struggling to get up in the morning, they are so snuggly and soft! :-)

The casserole was delicious! :-)

And...

I only gained a couple of pounds since I caught pneumonia, even with Christmas in the mix, which pleases me enormously. :-)

So here we are almost at the end of 2012. That is a surprise. Hands up all of us who said we didn't believe the end of the world was coming on the 21st, yet had a sneaky corner of their mind saying, “What if...”



So, why wait until the 1st Jan for a new streak and a resolution? This is the week of the New Year, so I started my new streak today with a 20 minute walk with Leslie Sansone. Her Exercise TV walks are available on You Tube at long last, so I did the One Mile Walk and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then after breakfast I danced to eight Just Dance songs. It is so good to feel well enough to do that much exercise in one day again. I was breathing hard by the end of the walk, which was awesome, and was the same by the end of the Just Dance stuff as well. Yay!!!

I've also completely reset my sparkstreaks so I am spinning the wheel, and counting my days of fitness, water drinking and eating my freggies from scratch as of today. I even reset my Active Health game so I am starting the Land's End to John O'Groats walk again.

So, how is everyone else's plans for New Year coming along?
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 1/2/2013 9:44AM

    Sounds like a great Christmas time for you! I'm so glad you're feeling well now and back to the exercise.

Wishing you a healthy 2013!
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BOVEY63 12/31/2012 1:41PM

    Happy that you had such a nice Christmas!
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That last picture made me laugh out loud. Co-workers must think I have lost my mind!
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SENATOR9 12/31/2012 11:37AM

    Great meal on Christmas Day.

But believe there will be no KA-BOOM.
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ANNEMAC5 12/30/2012 4:52PM

    Glad you had someone do your cooking sounds perfect. I never mind too much food cooked on Christmas day as it then saves any cooking on boxing day. Glad the family were able to be with you. I got 4 new pillows at the end of the summer like you I had had my old ones for a long long time, lovely and comfy.
I have blogged my plans and this does really help me focus. Good luck with your reset and streaks
Anne:)

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CHICCHANTAL 12/30/2012 3:54PM

    I once provided champagne for some colleagues and they provided nibbles. Bacon crunchy thingies.

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/30/2012 2:58PM

    I love Pringles!! And champagne goes with everything. Still recovering from a cold so New Years is going to be very quiet. But not a bad thing. Glad your Christmas was so fun.

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LOVESLIFE48 12/30/2012 2:10PM

    Glad you are feeling better!! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and successful 2013!! Hugs, Lyn emoticon emoticon emoticon

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