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Escaping to the Common
Sunday, July 25, 2010      4 comments

It was raining when I got up this morning – ‘Pity’ I thought. I’ve been so busy in my little house that I haven’t had time to enjoy the glorious countryside here and with about an hour’s work left to do I had planned to walk afterwards. I decid... Read more
The Long Haul
Monday, July 12, 2010      2 comments

Well – the kitchen is out and the resultant mess cleared up. I had forgotten what hard work it all is and how long it all takes – clear all the cupboards and find places to put everything. My one tiny spare room is stuffed with stuff. Set up s... Read more
Taking advice
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      3 comments

In my Inbox this morning along with Personal messages and of course Spark messages was an email from the Rosemary Conley website to which I subscribe. Normally I don’t find these emails more than passingly helpful but this morning’s message gav... Read more
A day in the sun
Sunday, June 27, 2010      3 comments

I spent today on the beach with some friends - an ex-ballerina who now teaches Pilates and a Feldenkrais practitioner. I have allowed myself to become massively unfit and I really want to change that as far as possible and become stronger and r... Read more
OOPS!! Double post!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010      3 comments

Never know how that happens :-(... Read more
My light grey line
Thursday, June 24, 2010      3 comments

Since joining the 10 minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge I have felt really encouraged to exercise - and perversely more than 10 minutes per day. My Mother used to tell me that I was just contrary (well, my middle name is Mary and the nurser... Read more
Drawing the line - but where?
Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

I went to a funeral last week. I wanted to post a blog about it because I have things to say – but I have been reflecting on how and what to say without perhaps drawing a pack of cards down on my head from Sparkers making the huge efforts of mod... Read more
Monday, June 14, 2010      3 comments

I feel weirdly (sorry MP had to steal your adjective!) pleased with myself today. Loadsa fun at the weekend and yet still on track! In a way I have lowered my sights from the time when I originally joined SPARK – but in another way I have rai... Read more
Back on track - again!!
Monday, May 31, 2010      1 comments

Thanks to everyone's encouragement and advice I have climbed back on the the wagon and lost a pound this week thro more careful eating and regular - tho 'small' exercise. Nothing huge - but enough to make me feel better about myself. I hav... Read more
A good day
Thursday, May 27, 2010      2 comments

I am very glad the second anniversary of my middle grandson's birth is over. It always brings back sad memories of course - well the memories never go away but it gets easier as time passes. He is buried in a very beautiful sustainability sit... Read more
Moving forward
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      4 comments

Well - the soup has worked it's magic and I am back on track. I also caught a Spark blog from LOSEBUDDHABELLY regarding the set-up of a new team - The Slowest Loser. I feel it's for me at the moment. I need to stop trying too hard - or ind... Read more
End of second week of Soups
Sunday, May 23, 2010      2 comments

I'm really happy I did this soup fortnight - its a new routine and a much needed diversion from planning three meals a day. I love having a pot of soup to dip into when I'm hungry. When I took up the suggestion from a Spark friend I really didn... Read more
Halfway through my soup fortnight
Saturday, May 15, 2010      7 comments

I could ask if there’s something magical about soup (my Grandmother would say so!) but I have realized that a pot of nourishing goodies on my stove offers me the chance to keep my sugar levels stabilized with the minimum of difficulty. I have al... Read more
Soup Fortnight - Day 1
Friday, May 07, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday went well - I ate four large bowls of the Soup of the Day - miso soup with tofu, mushrooms, cabbage, chili, soy sauce and shredded coconut plus rice noodles. Later in the day I added fresh prawns which poached deliciously in the stock ... Read more
A Fresh Start
Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

I'm happy to be able to type that title - I have been so close to giving up that I thought my next blog would be a farewell to those I have come to care about here. I have been having a bad time with myself. I have been disconnected and ha... Read more

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