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A long stretch
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      11 comments

I hit the ground running at work, and didn,t stop until 5.30. Unfortunately that is metaphorically running, days like today I am lucky to crack 3000 steps, because I am pretty much tied to my desk. Time was, I would drag myself home, late, tired... Read more
Shopping in my closet
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      12 comments

This morning I went to Zumba. There was a Zumba clothing sale afterwards and I bought some clothes to wear to Zumba. The idea of having something nice to wear instead of my daggy old workout daks is really cheering. I feel slightly naughty, beca... Read more
Accountability, deception, and confusion
Monday, March 18, 2013      8 comments

I am on week four of consolidation on the Cura Romana, so am trying out more starchy foods to see if they agree with me. To my surprise I found that Vogels bread, a whole grain health bread very popular here in NZ, doesn't seem to be a problem. ... Read more
Chocolate roughs
Saturday, March 16, 2013      7 comments

I was posting this as a comment on a blog of a Sparkie who is struggling with a particular food item, and thought it deserves a blog of its own. This is a true story. Many years ago when I was a lot younger and slimmer, I had a problem wit... Read more
My coach Nicole DVDs have arrived!
Friday, March 15, 2013      4 comments

I have preordered the new spark book. Part of the deal was the Cardio blast and Fit, firm and fired up DVDs, for free! They have arrived and I am looking forward to checking them out. Right now my exercise card is pretty well marked. I do Z... Read more
Keys to the kingdom?
Thursday, March 14, 2013      5 comments

It's weird but I feel like I have been given the keys to the magic kingdom. It has taken a lot of diets to get me this fat, then I pretty much gave up dieting, and weighing myself. Latterly I have tried Atkins and WeightWatchers, but I couldn't ... Read more
Early one morning just as the sun was rising...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      6 comments

I had a great weekend and though I ate off plan - well I planned to eat what I ate so shall we say I ate off piste? Anyhoo, my weight is back to what it was before the weekend, so no worries there. I am on night shift this week and so have a li... Read more
Off for a jaunt
Friday, March 08, 2013      8 comments

DH and I are travelling tomorrow, going to stay with my sister at her Richmond B&B. We are celebrating my niece's graduation, going to the ceremony, out for dinner and being generally festive. Only a short break but we are looking forward to get... Read more
Awesome day and a nice surprise
Monday, March 04, 2013      9 comments

Today i spent some of the morning making foods for us to eat this week. I got out a few kitchen tools which I rarely do, and went to town! I stewed apples and nutmeg and cinnamon, they taste so delicious and I had some later for lunch with a lit... Read more
It's officially autumn in my neck of the woods...
Saturday, March 02, 2013      8 comments

...and today we were supposed to get showers. But I have spent the whole day from 10 am until 8pm in the garden and have just retired after watering my plants. Hopefully they will get a little sprinkle overnight, and I will be set for more garde... Read more
Summer is nearly over
Sunday, February 24, 2013      4 comments

...but the weather is gorgeous. I spent the afternoon in the garden spreading compost on my newly excavated flower beds and transplanting irises onto the stony banks under the trees. It was sunny all day, too hot to work in the sun but I was i... Read more
Cura consolidation
Thursday, February 21, 2013      5 comments

Day 45 of the Cura and day 1 of week 1 of the six week consolidation period. Just weighed myself. On the weightloss phase I have released 18.2 kg, which is 40 lb. So its a lost 40lb badge for me! My daily average loss was: .4 kg per day or ... Read more
Monday, February 18, 2013      5 comments

Today I pick up a tailor made set of swimming earplugs from the audiologist. This is a reward for embedding water exercise into my exercise regime. I love water exercise but have been troubled by ear infections in the past, so these should kee... Read more
Cura week 6
Monday, February 11, 2013      4 comments

Week Six Cura Romana Today is day 36 and day 1 of my last week on the first stage of the Cura, also the last day of my holiday. Work tomorrow. I am feeling really good, fit and energetic - almost as if I have had a holiday. ... Read more
A snake in the garden
Sunday, February 10, 2013      7 comments

Metaphorical of course, we don't have snakes here. But there I was, on my holiday gardenathon, helping DH take the green waste to the dump. Getting back into the car, closing the door, when the guy next to us drove off in his car towing a traile... Read more

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