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Off whites for Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016      8 comments

Last year I decided to give something up for Lent this year, even though I do not practice religion. Yesterday I realized it was NOW. I racked my brains, and decided to give up the whites, sugar and flour. I am pretty much off whites because ... Read more

For variety...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016      12 comments

...Fifi is doing the Diet Doctors' LCHF plan. That is Low Carb High Fat. They have a two week LCHF kick start with an eating plan which has prodigious amounts of food in it. But the idea is to eat until satiety then stop. Of course with the extr... Read more

in the garden

Sunday, February 07, 2016      14 comments

It's a public holiday here. Although I always have Mondays off, it's nice to have DH around. Very warm here but not overly so, but right now it is the middle of the day and I have come inside to cool off. I'm all sticky with sunscreen and a bit... Read more

A routine day

Friday, February 05, 2016      14 comments

After three days of very little sleep I finally got 6 hours last night. I'm still tired but hopeful that another night will see me right. Back on the anti inflammatories so not woken by pain and very little pain at the moment. I need to be vigil... Read more

We can't blame the weather

Thursday, February 04, 2016      14 comments

I see that I am not the only one who has lost focus a little since the beginning of the year. And some people have't quite got over seasonal indulgences from December. But, Sparkadees, we can't blame the weather. Because you might be eating ... Read more

Too hot

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      24 comments

It's been too hot, I woke early this morning because of the heat. We were talking about bunking work today, but we stayed on. I went to the gym at lunch time to get in some ks on the cycle and swam after work to cool down. The beaches were... Read more

An activity medley

Monday, February 01, 2016      10 comments

A golden sunrise this morning. Yesterday my house went offline for almost the whole day. I was discombobulated and when we got it on again went straight to my social media and sparkpeople to catch up. It was funny to see the three of us, inclu... Read more

Oops, the month got away on me! Here are some pictures

Sunday, January 31, 2016      12 comments

I only just realized it is a new month. Gotta get up for my houseguest, will blog after. A wonderful day, hot and still. I hung my washed sheets in the sun to capture the scent of sun. I picked some garden flowers, roses and star jasmin... Read more

A good night's sleep is so restorative

Friday, January 29, 2016      12 comments

Especially if it is on a Friday night and I have my whole four day weekend in front of me. Oh last week it was hard at work, I am going to reframe how I approach things to make sure I don't get out of whack. I looked at the Diet Doctor HF... Read more

End of the week.

Thursday, January 28, 2016      20 comments

....tomorrow and I'm worn out. A hard day today and I overate and hardly exercised. A bit of boinging on the mini tramp. But it didn't cheer me up, my back is sore. Or it was, until my Epsom salts bath. And so to bed. Tomorrow will be anot... Read more

Before I go to work

Tuesday, January 26, 2016      13 comments

I gardened all yesterday morning, mostly in the shade, and got quite a bit done. Working in the chicken terrace with my girls to keep me company. This is the first tme for a LONG time- many many months prior to surgery -I have felt like gardenin... Read more

More strings to the bow

Monday, January 25, 2016      13 comments

Yesterday I did a little rowing at the gym, and also found myself on the stepper for a few minutes. I waited until today for soreness but apart for a little stiffness and languor, I'm feeling fine. I'll cautiously increase my machine time so ... Read more

Volek on ketogenesis

Sunday, January 24, 2016      11 comments

Here's one for the Dawg, who is feeling weird about adding fats to her diet. I just watched a video on keto adaptation, from Jeff Volek on his research as a professor in kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. The Many Facets of Keto-Ad... Read more

Plantar fasciitis, ho hum tedium

Saturday, January 23, 2016      13 comments

I've been stepping up my exercise thanks to an exercise challenge for the whole year. It's really working to turn me into Fighting Fit Fifi. I'm having fun with my FitBit again. Exercise trackers are a great motivator, but I had neglected mine. ... Read more

One for the night snackers

Thursday, January 21, 2016      14 comments

I've been going to bed a bit earlier, trying to sort out my sleep hygiene. I am not a great sleeper but have been doing pretty well lately. Seven hours sleep is exceptionally good going for me. I've mentioned before sometime that when I feel h... Read more


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