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Rice paper rolls
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not really, but now I have your attention
Actually this is just a dull compilation of necessary - ... Read more
Not the best
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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