The husband and Sparkpeople
For a change this blog is not all about me. I keep coming back to a thread on the message boards, the husband and junk food: what a great topic.
When I started Sparking I found the food my DH liked to bring into the house really hard to re... Read more
I just got in from Zumba, one of my classmates said such nice things about how much weight I have been losing. She said, even since Saturday your shape has changed!
She is right, and how eagle eyed is she?!?
And it made me realise that witho... Read more
Sparkies I have just got out of a well deserved shower and sit here with wet hair after my Saturday Zumba session. My dear Zumba teacher, Alison, runs classes right through the holidays, so we aren't stopping for Easter, no, no, no!
I usua... Read more
Round 2 Cura Romana and dumbfounded
Although I haven't completed six weeks of Consolidation, I have embarked on round 2 of Cura Romana. I kind of got my schedules mixed up and decided that I did want to make a good start on Round 2 while I am on holiday. That way if I feel any wea... Read more
Fit, firm and ...frightened!
I started my morning with Coach Nicole's cardio blast, one of the DVDs that came free with the new Spark book. Did three sessions for 30 minutes and felt fine.
Then this evenng I previewed her Fit, firm and fired up DVD. Eek, I'm not sure abo... Read more
A long stretch
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
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
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
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!
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?
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...
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
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
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
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It's officially autumn in my neck of the woods...
...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