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Rice paper rolls

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      11 comments

I've become a fan of rice paper rolls. Easier to make than you might think, they look great and are very versatile. The rolls provide a thin wrap for the filling of your choice; the rice paper has a slightly chewy texture; opaque, you get a pret... Read more


Sunday, December 26, 2010      5 comments

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First H-M

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      4 comments

On 7 November I ran my first ever half-marathon, a year after first 'getting off the couch'. I crossed the finish line in 1:43:39, apparently in 24th place of the 230 who started. But the important thing was just the being there, the sheer joy o... Read more

Eggs are Egg-cellent article ... yukz

Thursday, October 21, 2010      2 comments

Earlier this week the Sparkmail contained the introduction and link to an article shilling the wonderful benefits of eggs. And, predictably, none of the negatives were dealt with in a meaningful way. Four days after this unbalanced article app... Read more

Goal Weighty Matters

Sunday, September 26, 2010      1 comments

Last Monday, on my 'official' weigh in day - if this was Biggest Loser would I have to vote myself out? - the scales saluted me with a 69 (kilograms...that's 151.8 for you poor pounds people). No, I wasn't reading the numbers upside down. Or may... Read more

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

I was going to title this 'Long Time No Blog' but that was what I did for the last one, also a kind of mea culpa for being a 3-month blogsentee. Ah well, there's nothing like routine. Speaking of which, everything is going well. I'm eating wit... Read more

Long Time No Blog

Monday, June 07, 2010      5 comments

Three months in fact. Simply put, I have been away from home for two months of that time and it's difficult to keep right up to date with Spark stuff when you're on the road. So, an update. My weight is now down to the low 74s. This is not yet... Read more

Bilby's How-To Guide to Corgi-Huffing

Monday, March 08, 2010      6 comments

Not really, but now I have your attention emoticon Actually this is just a dull compilation of necessary - ... Read more

Not the best

Sunday, February 21, 2010      7 comments

For a reason I am entirely unable to fathom, last week was, how to put it, not the best of weeks. Rather than take you on a guided tour of the smoking ruins of my soul, let's just do the numbers for now. I feel almost up to that. Lost 0.7kg... Read more


Sunday, February 14, 2010      3 comments

The throes of Valentine's Day is as good a time as any to post a poem about longing. I wrote this about _____ ? ------------------------ I will come for you in your city of towers of howling expressways of banyan trees made islan... Read more

Skinny as a starved rake

Sunday, February 07, 2010      2 comments

Okay, not quite. But I have lost 4cm off my waist in the last 4 weeks. Which brings us to a total of 12cm in the 18 weeks since I started this wholesale retooling of the apparatus. Forget the troosers, even my socks are falling off :-) I lost ... Read more

Dragged screaming to more calories

Sunday, January 31, 2010      2 comments

Weight loss this week was 0.7 kilograms. I am now at 82.2, down 13.8 from my start weight of 96. And, for those of us ticking off milestones, I have just passed the half-way mark toward my goal weight of 69. All in all not a bad week. I ran my... Read more

First Organised Run

Tuesday, January 26, 2010      1 comments

Today I ran the Australia Day 5km fun run in my home town, Darwin. It's the first time I have taken part in an organised running event since high school. I haven't been obsessed with running times since I 'got off the couch' in October. Really... Read more

Feeling oh so stoopid

Sunday, January 24, 2010      4 comments

Only half a kilogram loss this week and I feel really stupid. I think I starved myself. Here's the way it worked out. - Start of week, tinkered with fitness goals, actually in terms of number of minutes of cardio. I left the 'estimate how many... Read more

What's that funny bump on my side?

Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

Why, it's a rib! Yes, I've lost enough weight to have rediscovered my ribs. This was a joyous occasion :-) At Monday's weigh-in I was down a full kilogram over the past week, which is exactly what I wanted. I can hardly wait to knock off at ... Read more

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