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A short break
Thursday, May 24, 2012      4 comments

I am away for a week so may not be sparking as regularly. Off to Nelson to visit family. I have been sorely in need of a holiday and am looking forward to the break, and also to returning home refreshed. I have no agenda for the holiday but mayb... Read more
Spooky Plateau
Monday, May 21, 2012      6 comments

My weightloss has been very slow and that will have to be OK with me. But yesterday I got on the scales with a set of weights to check that the scale isn't broken. (they weren't). DH and I have both been the exact same weight for three weeks now... Read more
Let's hear it for the weekend!
Sunday, May 20, 2012      4 comments

We had a great day today, cleanup after a pleasant meal last night, a leisurely breakfast, a walk on the beach, reading, a spot of gardening, and a bit of housework. Soup and toast for dinner. Simple, no stress, no fuss. Sunday as it should be... Read more
Sociable Saturday
Friday, May 18, 2012      4 comments

And the menu is steak, mushrooms, tomatoes and garden salad. Followed by a steamed fruit pudding with low fat custard. A glass of red wine.... Read more
TGIF, I really need a break.
Thursday, May 17, 2012      6 comments

A wonderful night's sleep after my swim. Planning a busy weekend in preparation for a week away. But first, a day at work. We have had workmen at work since August, running a compressor outside our workroom as they painted the building. It look... Read more
And thoup for thwimming Thurthday
Thursday, May 17, 2012      4 comments

Green velvet soup made with home made chicken stock, silver beet given to us by our buddies, and some broccoli. Garnished with yoghurt and eaten with crackers and blue cheese. Very relaxed after an hour running up and down the pool, in the end t... Read more
It's Tuesday so this must be tacos.
Monday, May 14, 2012      4 comments

You know I've been struggling with the food planning. So this morning I thought, One day at a time! So today is Tootin Tuesday, our day for the legumes family. For dinner tonight, we are having tacos with broccoli and black beans. That oughter... Read more
A few pix from the chicken show
Monday, May 14, 2012      8 comments

Every couple of years we go to the chicken show. There wasn't a big showing this year becausue we have had such funny weather, and the moult has been unusual. Here are a couple of pictures of some charmers. Enjoy! A fine fellow: ... Read more
Flying through the housework
Monday, May 14, 2012      2 comments

I've been using the flylady baby steps method because it amuses me, and anything that makes housework fun is just fine with me. Today was my Flylady home blessing day. I got dressed to my lace up shoes. ... Read more
Sunday FUNday
Sunday, May 13, 2012      2 comments

A great day today visiting friends. My buddy has an awesome setup for growing micro greens, they grow all their salad greens, bokashi their leftovers and feed them to the worm farm, and sieve the result into the flats for growing the next crop o... Read more
Not my best week ever...
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

It's been a busy week and I haven't kept up with my usual exercise. I am feeling it! I've been a bit achy painy and not sleeping as well as I should. Next week I will not be as busy and I will make sure my exercise doesn't slip. I need to plan ... Read more
Dashed off before I dash off to Zumba
Thursday, May 03, 2012      3 comments

After a wonderful night,s sleep I feel restored. I need new workout shoes but the ones I have are good for two more sessions of Zumba. Shoe shop trip is on the agenda for Saturday. My 11 month Sparkaversary today. So I am starting to reflect... Read more
Lies, damn lies, & statistics!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      10 comments

Yes, I will be doing my menu plan but first, some musings on weight. I think some Sparkers will understand how I am feeling at the moment. I don't quite know what to think about my weight loss since I started Sparking and tracking my weight.... Read more
Menu moans and a plea for inspiration
Saturday, April 28, 2012      13 comments

I have been putting off the work I need to do on menu planning. I know it will be a great aid to me to pre plan my menus, and it will save me money, and I'll be glad when I have, and all that. It's just... I'm reluctant to buckle down to it. I'm... Read more
A new number
Thursday, April 26, 2012      4 comments

After quite a lot of mucking about, followed by some concerted effort, I seem to have reached a new number on my scale. And this isn't the kind of number that changes depending where in the bathroom I place the scale. Still a long way to go, but... Read more

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