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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...
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
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!
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
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
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
Holey moley: sunscreen
Yesterday included my first ever mole map. Perhaps it is only something we have in the antipodes. It involves having photos taken of your body and a map being made on a (much better looking, in my case) model. Then the mapper examines all your m... Read more
Staycation in the Sun.
A beautiful day today. Walked around Oriental Bay then went to the farmers market for some gorgeous vegetables. Had a picnic lunch then home to tidy up the vege garden. A big pile of weeds for the chickens to investigate tomorrow. One more sessi... Read more
Taking the rest of the month off
I've been quite tired and not really enjoying work so much so I have decided to take the rest of the month off. It was a spur of the moment thing, because we have ANZAC day next week and I can take just a few leave days and get quite a good brea... Read more
All gardened out
There is always more to be done but for the first time for a year I think I can say the garden is in order. Hedge trimming guys are coming in the next week or so, and I have a little bit of easy trimming to do. But mostly, all I need to do is pu... Read more
If you are a swimmer, you'll know what I mean when I say I'm not referring to that pleasant post swim lassitude. No, I'm referring to what happens to your togs when they decide to give up the ghost. And what I want to know is, one, do they HAVE ... Read more
As young as you feel?
I'm on week 2 of the Know your numbers plan. This is a quick questionnaire to check the age of your heart. Not saying what my heart age is, except that, they say you are as young as you feel, but this plan says I am older than I feel. So I have... Read more
Shaking my tail feathers
I finally rejoined my Tuesday Zumba class and boy am I glad I did! They have moved on to some new routines,so I have quite a bit of catching up to do. But the main thing is, the SWEAT! When I swim I have no real idea about the level of exertion,... Read more
New feathers and a new month
The new month has given me some impetus to plan to tackle some projects. Last month I refreshed my wardrobe and now I have plenty of clothes that fit. I feel rather special as I pull out the new items and introduce myself to the world in them, a... Read more
I love night swimming
Thursday as I have said before is ladies session at the warm pool. DH swims in the big pool and we take two hours. I love to swim in the warm pool, the warmth mean s I can just keep on going, and I don't stop. Here is my routine: I jog (45 minut... Read more