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Movement

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      4 comments

I’ve had a bad Spark month – 4 pounds regained which made me cross with myself after all the hard work I put in to reach the top of my healthy BMI. I’ve re-lost three of those pounds thanks partly to several very energetic days with my grandchil... Read more

Small Changes Challenge - final days

Sunday, February 01, 2015      5 comments

So - the challenge is done and actually I've really enjoyed the learning curve - and the reminders. Day 26 – Exercise – Be A Multi-Tasking Master. Sneak in some fitness during everyday tasks: turn up the intensity on house cleaning. It’s alway... Read more

Further update - Small Changes Challenge Days 20-25

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      1 comments

Second phase of catching up on the days of the challenge that I’ve missed blogging about. SUCH a very worthwhile exercise – both the activities and the blogging. Day 20 – ‘Go for 100.’ Activities to burn up 100 extra calories as the day goes ... Read more

Belated Update - Small Changes Challenge – Days 14-19

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      4 comments

I’m sad that I haven’t blogged about this excellent challenge for a while but I’ve been very busy, I HAVE, however, been following it through. I’m dividing the 12 days that I haven’t blogged about into two sections to save an ultra-long blog ... Read more

Small Changes Challenge

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      5 comments

I'm progressing with this better than I expected. Day 9 - "Exercise in the morning... before your brain figures out what you're doing!" Today’s challenge was to prep for an early-morning workout next day. Lay out the workout clothes and have ... Read more

Small Changes Challenge - Day 8

Friday, January 09, 2015      5 comments

So yesterday’s challenge was 'Think Your Drink' - to drink only water or non-sweetened beverages. I’m constantly aware of how bad I am at that – I really struggle to get my water quota in and I drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day with honey. I als... Read more

Small Changes Challenge - Days 6 and 7

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      3 comments

Tuesday’s task was to make some ‘me’ time. Well – as I am retired that is only difficult if I have a lot on. When I’m really busy, stopping never seems to be an option until I’ve got through everything that is needed. I probably need to make som... Read more

Small Changes Challenge - Experiments with Tofu - and NEAT

Monday, January 05, 2015      2 comments

Thanks to those who responded to my request for Tofu ideas - sounded so much easier than I had thought and when I went to a local shop where I knew they stocked it, I found so many different types and flavours that I could be eating it once or t... Read more

Small Changes Challenge Day 4 – new food choice – Tofu or Tempeh?

Sunday, January 04, 2015      3 comments

SO - Day 4 is ‘Trying a New Food’. Was a bit worried about this as there is little in the UK I haven’t tried and generally enjoyed. I have travelled quite widely and one of the pleasures is always local foods. I spent quite a few months in Hong ... Read more

Small Changes Challenge

Saturday, January 03, 2015      3 comments

On Thursday I started the challenge and the instruction for Day 1 was to tell someone I was doing it. I mentioned it to a few people but am officially declaringmy intention here today. Yesterday was my partner's birthday so I thought it woud be ... Read more

A beautiful welcome to the last day of 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      5 comments

There was such an unusual and ethereal sunrise over the sea to accompany me on my morning walk today. Certainly put a smile on my face! ... Read more

A lesson - I hope . . .

Saturday, December 27, 2014      3 comments

Contrary to my intentions, I had another difficult day yesterday – well plain BAD day actually. I need to consider what it is about Christmas that instantly makes me revert to bad habits – picking at a bit of this and a bit of that and in the en... Read more

Bad girl - Good Time!

Friday, December 26, 2014      4 comments

So - despite my good intentions - I over-ate and over-drank yesterday but by golly I had such a good time. Round the table with good friends and lots of laughs. I refuse to feel bad about my over indulgence but I am determined to put it right. I... Read more

Finding a way to exercise on a working trip

Saturday, December 06, 2014      4 comments

It’s a week since I got back from my trip to Malta and between being very busy and the time it has taken to sort out my photos I’ve only just got to a blog. I arrived with the intention of finding a way to fit in some exercise – not always eas... Read more

PHEW! I did it :-)

Monday, December 01, 2014      8 comments

emoticon Five pounds gone! emotico... <a href=Read more


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