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Searching for focus

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      6 comments

Lately, because I was much engulfed with caring for my grandchildren to give their parents a hand, I’ve lost focus, eaten far too much and pretty well given up exercising – apart from the cardio that young children inevitably provoke. They are d... Read more

Gastronomic Turkey - Day 1

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

We had a very bad journey out to Izmir – an airport on the edge of the Marmara Sea. A delay of two hours on the runway due to a strike by air traffic controllers in Greece and when finally there was a slot for take -off, the Control Tower at Ga... Read more

Home from Turkey - what an experience!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011      10 comments

As some of my friends here know I have been in Turkey recently – partly for work and partly for the wedding of a Turkish student of mine involving two ceremonies – one in the tiny village where he was born and another in Istanbul. It has been... Read more

More tales from the Bootcamp

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      4 comments

Having said I lost no weight on the Spring Bootcamp - which was both true and disappointing I nonetheless felt it had done me a great deal of good in boosting my energy levels and I could see (and measure) that I was more toned. Fine by me – t... Read more

Weekend Kite Festival

Monday, May 30, 2011      2 comments

I took my grandchildren and a friend to a kite festival over this long weekend - it was very windy and the kites all flew really well. My favourites were the 'ghost kites' which I'd never seen before - really spooky flying silently through the ... Read more

End of Bootcamp

Saturday, May 28, 2011      4 comments

The first week of Bootcamp really motivated and energised me and that in turn has made me much more active than I had been for some time - HOORAH! I had been dithering around about finishing off my bathroom in my little house in the country... Read more

Bootcamp miracle

Saturday, May 07, 2011      7 comments

emoticon I’ve happily got to the end of Week 1 of the Spring into Shape Bootcamp – well I say ‘happily’ some of it ... Read more

Learning lessons

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      7 comments

The long weekend here in the UK (thanks to the Royal Wedding ) brought a Festival for Foodies to Brighton sea front. Everyone had a great time in the sunshine sampling good organic food – watching cookery demos and – in my case – spending time ... Read more

One of the more bizarre Royal Wedding souvenirs

Friday, April 29, 2011      7 comments

Hope the happy couple would find this amusing and not offensive http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=FqiIcFEDvT8 (Sorry folk - don't know why this isn't a live link - you'll need to copy and paste) A friend of mine actually has one... Read more

Coming out of hiding

Sunday, April 17, 2011      12 comments

Yup - I've been in hiding from everything and everybody. Family stuff meant I had already put back some of the pounds I lost here on Spark and then I went away working in Spain where I added yet more pounds during a very stressful trip. ... Read more

Oh dear - AGAIN!

Monday, March 28, 2011      4 comments

Well – I’ve dragged my partner kicking and screaming into a more confident state of mind. His extreme worry over his angina diagnosis was due to winter blues, as far as I can see, which he suffers from really badly, exaggerating his fears about... Read more

Apologies

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      7 comments

I haven’t blogged for a while and don’t see that changing soon. My partner is having a hard time and I am much pre-occupied with him. He’s been diagnosed with angina – not serious in itself of course – but he’s taken it badly because he’s just... Read more

Re-vamping

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      7 comments

I didn’t feel great yesterday – a migraine - I don’t get them nearly as badly as some but it interfered with a hard-won resolution to exercise not only MORE but more thoroughly – to put more effort into my activities. I was discouraged, cross an... Read more

A better attitude and 3 more pounds gone

Saturday, January 15, 2011      11 comments

A loss of 3 pounds has made me very happy – over the commitment of ˝ pound per week that I made to the Slowest Loser Team which taught me a very valuable lesson about the merits of slow weightloss - thus avoiding my usual burn-out. This has to... Read more

Defining moment

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      7 comments

I have made such slow progress here – I am not consistent by nature – blown by the wind in directions that I shouldn’t really go, in so many respects and therefore not getting results I wish for. I am often ashamed not to do better – here on Sp... Read more


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