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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
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
Summer is nearly over
...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
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
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
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.
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A snake in the garden
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
Yada yada more perfection planned
Lots of plants to get in the ground and still a little more weeding to do to have the garden shipshape. Yesterday we got out the chainsaw, always a risk as I tend to think, hmm, what else can go? We took out some opportunistic karakas, which se... Read more
More sun, more gardening, more chickens, another swim. No Zumba though. Housework instead, far less fun. Funnily enough I am having the most relaxing staycation...... Read more
A perfect day
Bless my Zumba instructor, she runs classes regardless of the holidays, except Xmas. So I started the day with a fun Zumba session, even though it is Waitangi Day, which is our national holiday. Came home all powered up to do some cleaning, show... Read more
Week 5 Cura Romana
Day 29 of 42, the beginning of week five of six, and 2.3 kgs released since last week, 13 since day 1.
Feeling a little tired today after yesterday's strenuous swim, the pool is open for extra hours now so instead of being obliged to get out ... Read more
Fun with fitbit
Here is a grab of my Saturday morning Zumba steps at my Zumba toning class from 8-9 am. The low steps parts are the squats sequence
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