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Love what you eat!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I am grateful for being able to enjoy my food - I could eat a bit less of it - because food is a thing to enjoy and not to fret over... If you eat the good stuff!

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SUE5007 4/8/2014 6:43PM

    I totally agree. There are times I am tempted by things (mostly sweets) but I catch myself and say to myself that it won't be worth the calories. And it makes it so much easier to no longer be tempted by it. If I decide to indulge I want it to be really good. I want to love the things I eat!

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Eating the stress away

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Seems like the announced restructure is making me binge a bit. Lemon slice, toffee cake and so e small easter eggs on the menu yesterday. Does it take the stress away. No.

Also, because everybody wants to have coffee with me - and I witb them - I have daily coffee meetings that impact on my walking time.

So from today that is going to change. I am going to ad a 30 minute walk to my daily routine without giving up on the coffee dates and u am going to make healthier snack choices. Will let you know how it goes.

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ORANGEKIWI1 4/3/2014 2:59PM

    Thanks! I believe you are right that's why i am changing it but having a tea or coffee with a friend also helps. Just not so often. And I do love walking!

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GORDON66 4/3/2014 2:26PM

  Your needs should come first. Instead of coffee dates, how about walking dates? Good luck to you! emoticon

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Got my chooks (no eggs yet though)

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Read my blog on Polly, Molly and Dolly coming to town : my chooks, young Barnevelders. Really excited about this. They are lovely and I would love you to become a follower of my blog and if you have chickens yourself, maybe I could ask you advice now and then?




My first visit to homeopath Pip

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Went to homeopath Pip yesterday. I'd been wanting to see a homeopath for months, as peri-menopause is causing all kinds of changes, some good, some annoying, others just plain weird.

As a professional reflexologist I do believe in the natural healing capacity of the body and in natural therapies to get things going, but I had never been to see a homeopath before. So I was excited when I walked to Pip's practice just a few minutes from where I live. It was a beautiful Spring day with just a few clouds around and a nice breeze. Pip's son's chickens were roaming around her outhouse and the cat was lying on the porch - it was all very idyllic.

The whole appointment was so interesting. Pip asked me questions - not only about my health but also about what I liked and what I didn't like, such as what made me angry, if I liked cold weather or not, which situations made me feel uncomfortable, etc etc.

As said strange things have been happening. I suddenly don't like coffee anymore - over a month ago I just stopped drinking it, weird as I loved coffee before. But I was just over it. I used to have a wine or two with my dinner every night but about a month ago I stopped having a wine during the week - still love my weekend wines though!

At the end of the week Pip will send me her recommended homeopathic remedies. Exciting!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/18/2013 10:08AM

    Sounds interesting!

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WALLINMW 11/16/2013 1:09PM

  Stay motivated!

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More resilient, healthier and happy

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Even though I netto only lost 2k since January and nothing since re-starting a couple of weeks ago, I feel happier for it. Here's why:
- My clothes fit better
- I look better
- I enjoy my drive to the swimming pool and swimming three times a week at least
- I bounce back quicker from set backs
- I am more confident
- I enjoy healthy food

My goal for the next weeks is how to find better snacks for me, ones that I really like and only need a small amount of to make me feel satisfied. I am sure there is dark chocolate in there. SparkCoach gave me this tip and I am getting there!

Sure I will overindulge now and then, you've got to enjoy life, and the next day I will be tracking and swimming to my heart's content. All about the balance!

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MATTEROFHEART 9/25/2013 4:37PM

    Those are some awesome NSV's! Your plan sounds great! We each have to find what works for us and what we can live with long term.

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