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    AKELAZ   101,315
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Some progress - and a sunny picture.

Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

Since I got serious again here on Spark - approximately two weeks ago - I have dropped 4 pounds - always a boost. I'm gettting back into the exercise groove although, frankly, it's hard but I've already complained quite enough about how hard I f... Read more

More on Exercise

Monday, January 18, 2016      11 comments

Several Sparkies have managed to change my attitude to exercise slightly. 'Find something you like' - although in my case 'Find what you can bear' has been good advice. So - today I'm starting '30 days of Yoga with Adriene' (YouTube) - very ca... Read more

Never Quit Pledge pass it on~

Friday, January 15, 2016      5 comments

Please respond that you want your name added to the bottom of the list. Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pled... Read more

Moving on

Thursday, January 14, 2016      5 comments

So here I am doing my best on the exercise front thanks to helpful comments from all you wonderful Sparkies. SO encouraging and so much good advice. I always feel I should be doing a lot more than I do in a much more formal way but now I have ca... Read more

Exercise - GR-O-A-N . . .

Sunday, January 10, 2016      7 comments

. . . or how I wish exercise gave me pleasure. This is my greatest problem in the endless search for a a healthier lifestyle. Healthy eating is not nearly as hard for me. On January 1st I jumped back into the habit of paying attention to what I ... Read more

Starting Over - properly this time

Friday, January 08, 2016      10 comments

I've been trying to get back to Sparking since New Year and a lot of things have got in my way - not least lack of internet where I've been staying. I'm now back at home and have changed my ticker to reflect the 10 pounds I've put on and am trac... Read more

Beautiful Day

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      4 comments

I can't believe that here in the depths of the countryside in the UK on January 6 I have been working in the garden in a tee shirt, looking at my miniature roses in full bloom and listening to a bumble bee, Unheard of - and, I guess, kind of sca... Read more

Working Hard

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      3 comments

So I'm away in my tiny place in the country. I have tenants coming in next week and a few bits and pieces to tidy up before they arrive. The weather is terrible so today is going to be gardening and fence painting where it has been repaired in b... Read more

Getting Serious

Monday, January 04, 2016      4 comments

Today is my day for getting serious. Christmas and New Year are over and celebrations for my partner's birthday two days ago are done and dusted. So I'm free of distractions and NOW has got to be the moment. My intentions have been focused ... Read more

Creeping Back

Sunday, January 03, 2016      0 comments

I've had a really bad year with family troubles of one sort of another - no time for myself - so many things have gone by the board, including Spark. I am surprised and delighted that various good friends here have stuck with me so I'm much enco... Read more


Tuesday, February 24, 2015      4 comments

Iíve had a bad Spark month Ė 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. Iíve 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 Ė Exercise Ė Be A Multi-Tasking Master. Sneak in some fitness during everyday tasks: turn up the intensity on house cleaning. Itís 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 Iíve missed blogging about. SUCH a very worthwhile exercise Ė both the activities and the blogging. Day 20 Ė ĎGo for 100.í Activities to burn up 100 extra calories as the day goes ... Read more

Belated Update - Small Changes Challenge Ė Days 14-19

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      4 comments

Iím sad that I havenít blogged about this excellent challenge for a while but Iíve been very busy, I HAVE, however, been following it through. Iím dividing the 12 days that I havenít 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!" Todayís challenge was to prep for an early-morning workout next day. Lay out the workout clothes and have ... Read more

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