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Lost just about 2.4 pounds in about 3 weeks-- trying not to think of this as a bummer...

Monday, January 25, 2010      1 comments

This time around, I resolved not to be a slave to the scales, to follow the program I have outlined for myself, gentler, more relaxed than in the past and to try to be serene... Read more

Cooking from scratch at home, one of the keys for me.

Monday, January 18, 2010      3 comments

Just a picture of nearby Arles, about a 20 minute ride away. This am I made high fiber chocolate chocolate chip muffins, 5 gr fibber each, about 130 calories. Very good,... Read more

I need to stop thinking drastic exercise is the only good exercise and tone it down

Monday, January 11, 2010      5 comments

After hurting myself, neck pain and severe plantar fascitiis in August last year I'm back to SP. Yes, I gained kilos in the interim as I was in such pain I could barely walk let alone exercise. It has slowly gotten better and I'm back to try t... Read more

Goal for January--just get back on track

Monday, January 04, 2010      3 comments

No fancy goals or resolutions for me. All I'd like to do is get back on track with SP. After the injuries, I think I've learned my lesson not to overdo in the sports department. Regular and gentle will have to do for me instead of intense. W... Read more

New beds today!

Monday, December 28, 2009      3 comments

Hi all, I'm back after some injuries and hopefully things are mostly back in order. I'm still going to the osteopath for me back and neck. Just replaced the beds today. After 12 years, and back trouble, decided that a new box spring and mattr... Read more

I screwed up yesterday, and I don't do that so often!

Sunday, May 31, 2009      1 comments

I was just starving yesterday, rarely happens, but there you have it. I didn't eat cookies, but I went through a fair amount of homemade oatmeal bread with, admittedly, low sugar jam, in addition to everything else. I haven't put it all in the... Read more

The husband has to get his act together -- a new challenge ahead!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009      3 comments

Just a photo that makes me smile. The husband went to the cardiologist today for a checkup and it is time to get him in better shape. He could lose a few kilos and this ... Read more

Making Bread

Thursday, May 14, 2009      4 comments

This should be a picture of St Guilhem le Désert about 20 miles away from where I live--beautiful. I've decided to start doing again something that I had given up through... Read more

Our newest addition to the cat family

Monday, May 11, 2009      4 comments

I'm a bad blogger, but figure that, since this is one of the major parts of Spark that I'm neglecting, I ought to give it a fair chance. Maybe once a week would be a good tim... Read more

BACK from vacation

Monday, September 22, 2008      4 comments

I was off in Chicago on vacation--a long way from southern France. Back now, back to work, back to counting calories burned and consumed, new emphasis on not weighing as often, and going for slow weight loss with more calories a day to eat to ... Read more

6 month Spark anniversary

Thursday, August 14, 2008      6 comments

6 months from the beginning of starting SP, 34 pounds gone as of this am. That's not too shabby. That's about two sizes in clothes also. I'm still plugging away and have resigned myself to about 5 pounds a month loss now is what it seem... Read more

My latest photo

Saturday, August 02, 2008      6 comments

This is the newest photo I have of myself, taken about a week ago at a restaurant outside. Not too shabby. The strength training is doing wonders for my arms and shoulders for sure, it is worth all the work. I'm on to a new strength train... Read more

Into the 180's!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008      8 comments

Into the 180's for the first time in a LOOOONG time this am! I'm thrilled! It is slow going, but obvously, this is all about patience and the long term. I can honestly say, there have been very very few days when I have been over on calories, ... Read more

Big compliments!

Monday, May 26, 2008      6 comments

Got compliments from two people I hadn't seen in awhile--that's the trick, people who see you too often don't notice the losses. About 25 pounds goen since the beginning, people should be able to see a difference . It is nice to get compliment... Read more

52.68 km in 2.5 days-33 miles, 87804 steps!! in London!

Monday, May 12, 2008      5 comments

Walked A LOT in London, 52.68 kms, over 2.5 days, I wore a pedometer out of curiosity. Great weather too in the high 70's and sunny. Walked through Kew gardens, Hyde Park, the West end, the southwest side, Harrod's, museums, etc etc. ... Read more


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