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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

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Poppies - People - Shuffling

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I went to the the Tower of London for the last day of the full display of an installation to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The installation consists 888,246 Ceramic poppies one to mark each British life lost during... Read more

Duty done - with little or no damage

Monday, November 10, 2014      7 comments

A rather mixed time working away over the last few days, but there were lots of positives. One positive was that my colleagues and I were so busy that we hardly had any time to eat together so I was in charge of my own regime. A dear Sparkfrie... Read more


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