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Twas the grape!
We all have one of those days sometimes. I had one on Tuesday and another on Wednesday and I decided I didn't want to make it a hat trick so today I was determined to do better.
So I'm sitting here with Laptop typing in everything I've eate... Read more
These boots are made for walking
Regular sparkfriends will be relieved to know that this evening I bought some walking boots.
I bought them online, so I haven't got them yet.
Listen, anticipation is all. I'm going to enjoy that edge-of-the-seat feeling till they arr... Read more
A fairytale world
Yes, I've been bitten by the fungus bug. So this blog comes with a warning. If you're not interested in toadstools or they give you the screaming abdabs, now is a good moment to stop reading.
Today I went to (wait for it!) Epping Forest. A... Read more
I've seen the future
And it's wearing smaller clothes.
This morning, I was lamenting online the size of my ironing mountain. It had been building for some time (you wouldn't believe me if I said since I came back from holiday five weeks ago, so I won't mention... Read more
I have a colleague who always says, when I bump into him, 'We live in interesting times.' For 'interesting' read 'horrible'. He should worry. He's retiring in a few weeks' time.
I on the other hand am lucky, I'm likely to be working full ti... Read more
Apples and pears
Yesterday I sat down in the bath, and looked down, and there was a crease in my gut. Sorry if this is TMI. It's been quite some time since I had a waistline and it looks rather as though it's on its way back.
Really, I should have been exp... Read more
What I really really want
Often during the day a thought floats into my head and straight out again before I can catch it long enough to put it into a blog. It's part of the joy of being middle-aged (along with grey hair, wrinkles, and a tendency to tut at teenagers as i... Read more
Two legs good, four legs better
Wake up at 7.30 this morning, look out of the window.
Grrey, in fact. And tippling down.
Emit faint groan. Today I'm meeting four sparkfriends and going for a lovely walk along the Thames. Stuff head under pillow and beat su... Read more
Breakfast with 'shrooms
Today it's Epping Forest again. Train to Loughton and of course ten minutes out I realise I have put my squeaky clean new trainers on, not my muddy waterproof goretext trainers. Heave a sigh. I will just have to stay out of puddles.
Get to... Read more
Gym bunny, moi?
Today I go for a walk up Primrose Hill and then down through Regent's Park. When I set off from home it is cloudless blue sky but of course by the time I get to the top of Primrose Hill, the weather is reconsidering its options.
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It's a weird thing about tracking your food.
You do really start noticing things about how and what you eat a lot more. Things you might just have been in denial about. Never mind the fact that I hardly eat protein if left to myself (typica... Read more
Today I wore a skirt that I bought about five years ago because I loved it and it was in the sale and I thought 'ah, if I lose a few pounds, it'll be fine.'
My wardrobe is full of good intentions and castles in the air like that. With the ... Read more
Give me a push!
I'd grasped the nettle and asked for a reassessment at the gym. I wanted to be shown how to do some weights (I think this is what's called strength training on SP. Down my local gym it's called 'doing weights' ) which is not of course all about ... Read more
Would you Adam and Eve it?
I had a checkup at the doc's today and while I was there I took the opportunity to get on her scales. These aren't the same scales as the scales I was weighed on last time I was there, they were in a different room. I just hope they are calibrat... Read more
Keeping food in its place
I've always said food is my best friend and my worst enemy. Starting to revise that food view now. It's not fun: it's fuel. This afternoon I wanted to go out for a walk, and in the past I've always just gone on out as and when I felt like it.
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