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Finding Time for Crafts

Sunday, January 11, 2015      4 comments

Ordinarily I don't do showing off, but I have had a really productive afternoon making some earrings and thought I'd share them. My first job was to replicate a pair I made for my daughter as she was allergic to the metal on the original pa... Read more

To the Limit and Beyond

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      2 comments

I have been struck today with an almost overwhelming need to do something huge - to really push myself to my absolute physical limit. I started using a new workout app this morning. Only a 5min cardio hit but it really got me huffing and pa... Read more


Tuesday, January 06, 2015      0 comments

Following my recent thoughts on changing my diet (
al.asp?blog_id=5839861 ) I am experimenting with different breads. Today I opted for a sandwich of sliced sunflower... Read more

Winter 5% Challenge

Monday, January 05, 2015      0 comments

Yup, I have signed up again! Happily I am back in my old team - a fabulous bunch of motivators and inspirations. Part of the preparation was to replace my scale batteries (Yup, I hadn't been on the scales in that long - a massive pat o... Read more

Blood-Type Eating

Sunday, December 28, 2014      5 comments

This cropped up on my facebook feed this morning which I found quite interesting.
od_chart.htm The most fascinating thing I found about the list was that many of the foods on my (o+) poison... Read more

My Spark Journey

Saturday, December 27, 2014      5 comments

Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way of self-improvement and this year it has certainly pushed everything possible at me. That said, as I mark my 9th Sparkiversary in a few days, I feel this is a great time to focus on all the things I H... Read more

The Numbers...

Sunday, April 06, 2014      1 comments

I never got around to any sort of finalisation of my Winter challenge results, so here goes: Starting Weight (1/18) : 165 [5% goal: 8lbs - 157] 1/25: 162 2/1: 160 2/8: 159 2/15: 157 2/22: 155 3/1: 153 3/8: 154 3/15... Read more

Weekly Summing Up II

Saturday, February 15, 2014      2 comments

WEIGHT: I DID IT!!! 5% Goal reached. I am at 157 which I am really pleased with. Ideally I wanted to lose at least 3lbs to hold any hope of reaching my birthday 145, but realistically I was never going to get that with the busy week I have had... Read more

Weekly Summing Up

Friday, February 07, 2014      3 comments

I need to take stock and since I am in something of a habit of measuring up on a Friday - and Fridays seem to be shaping up as my "me" day, giving me the time to sit and think... so it makes sense to TRY (at least) to make a weekly sum-up post o... Read more


Thursday, February 06, 2014      0 comments

Just flying by to let you all know I am still here. February is already panning out to be supremely busy for me... but I kind of knew it would be! Baby started Sea Cadets a few weeks ago and has been constantly bombarding me since the first... Read more

In a Nutshell...

Friday, January 31, 2014      3 comments

I have had a really busy week, yet don't actually feel I have acheived anything! I had a visit with my daughter's counsellor regarding the suggested treatment for her OCD. Strangely (or not, I guess) they are ignoring the OCD itself and wor... Read more


Saturday, January 25, 2014      4 comments

Plan-wise, things are going great at the moment. I am having a small issue, however. Looking back through my postings for this week I have realised I am slipping back into some bad habits. Since my initial bout of Sparking, I had a far... Read more

On My Need to See the World

Friday, January 24, 2014      6 comments

This is going to all seem irrelevant to many here, as it has nothing to do with weight loss, but my Spark journey is about so much more than that right now as I am using the tools here to improve every aspect of my life. So I apologise to those ... Read more

Absolutely I am Logging That!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      8 comments

It is possible to get bogged down in logging every piece of activity as exercise - especially with the huge array of calorie-counters online telling us how much we burn washing dishes, hoovering a room, cleaning a toilet etc. There is an article... Read more


Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

Ordinarily, weekends are the pits for me. It's the time I tend to feel at my loneliest as all those I chat with are busy with actual lives during the weekend and I rarely even get dressed. I seldom eat at weekends, either - those are the times I... Read more

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