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My thin colleague

Monday, July 23, 2012      5 comments

Today I've had the sort of day that you can be happy in. Not for any huge reason. But I'm being moved at work, to work with people I like a lot. The sun is shining, it's about 30C out there. This is why I joined Sparkpeople. A lot of the ti... Read more

Filling the gap

Sunday, July 22, 2012      2 comments

One thing I noticed recently is that suddenly there's a big gap in my life where food used to be. I don't have it as comfort or a sympathetic friend any more. While I only eat things I like, and take care to prepare my food carefully, I no longe... Read more

Fabulous day

Saturday, July 21, 2012      4 comments

It hasn't rained today (so far). For anyone who lives in the UK, that's a plus for a start, because so far this year we've had rain rain and more rain, which has been interspersed only with drizzle or hail. In short, it's been wet. Today ha... Read more

To weigh or not to weigh, that is the question

Friday, July 20, 2012      4 comments

Well, today I did and I've lost 2lb so I'm feeling chirpy. I used to be a bit of an obsessive weigher, and found that if I wasn't bothering to weigh myself, I also wasn't bothering to be careful what I ate. However, since joining Spa... Read more

Tea at the Ritz

Thursday, July 19, 2012      2 comments

emoticon Some things just have to be done, and tea at the Ritz is one of them. Today was my third time there and th... Read more

I've gone off cherries

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      3 comments

I've been bowling along, Sparkwise, for a couple of weeks now and feeling very smug about it. Smugness goes before a fall, of course. The Ancient Greeks called it 'hubris' meaning that if you're so pleased with yourself you have your nose in the... Read more

It's cold, it's grey, it's rained all day

Monday, July 16, 2012      1 comments

It must be high summer in England. Yep. At one point a couple of weeks ago we had flooding AND a hosepipe ban in London. Now that takes a particular talent, wouldn't you say? Only the English with their knack for lousy weather could ac... Read more

There's nothing like that Sunday morning bath

Sunday, July 15, 2012      7 comments

You know, the one you have time to relax over. The leisurely hair care, 2x shampoo, 1x conditioner. Then the bath smellies (fig blossom-scented for me today), the scrub all over with the massage sponge, the relaxing soak. Time to think about la... Read more

One of those questions you got in physics lessons at school

Friday, July 13, 2012      22 comments

A cat weighing 12 pounds leaps from a chair 2.6 ft from the ground at twice the speed of gravity in the attempt to get into the kitchen first. Q. What will the pound per square inch impact of this furry feline missile be on the shins of hi... Read more

Food - it's the stuff of life

Thursday, July 12, 2012      1 comments

I am a greedy person - and it helps when you want to lose weight. No, honestly! Someone who likes food as much as I do has a big big advantage. I like eating practically EVERYTHING. Not for me the miserable 'don't like this, don't like that' ex... Read more

What other people eat

Wednesday, July 11, 2012      5 comments

I always used to think that thin people were naturally thin, and I suppose there's an element of fast metabolism for some people. But clearly there are other things. I once worked with a girl who was in a constant struggle to keep her weigh... Read more

Back on track

Monday, July 09, 2012      2 comments

Though I can't say I am eating particularly healthily, I have kept within my carbs, fat and cals today and my cold is just about gone. I've got a horrible cough still, which kept me awake for part of the night. I did some cleaning today, e... Read more

Normal service resumed - more or less

Sunday, July 08, 2012      1 comments

Woke up at 9am today feeling a lot better, having been up a couple of times in the night, coughing. The cats were less than gruntled at being woken up by me putting the light on and put their paws over their eyes. They did not, however, move apa... Read more

Creeping decrepitude

Friday, July 06, 2012      1 comments

Here's a stall in the market of St Remy de Provence, the best of Provence's markets for foodies. For people who prefer fruit, I've uploaded some strawberries - same market -... Read more

Food for thought

Thursday, July 05, 2012      1 comments

Now this is my sort of meal. Yesterday a colleague was telling me her lunch wasn't Atkins because it had tomatoes in. Today another colleague bought me a cake. Which I ate,... Read more

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