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Bichette jumped
Monday, April 29, 2013      2 comments

Well, our little Bichette has left the garden nest. We really miss her. She was a refreshing distraction.... Read more
My deergarten
Sunday, April 28, 2013      2 comments

After the amazing storks and their massive nests in Spain, I arrived home to find that a young doe has taken up residence in our garden. You've heard of the German beergartens...well now about my French deergarten. She easily got into our ... Read more
Salamanca storks
Friday, April 26, 2013      2 comments

I'm dodging my way around storks in Salamanca. They're everywhere! Good news is that I haven't seen any babies hanging from their beaks. They are amazing birds....I love this nest on top of a steeple.... ... Read more
Ditching the scale challenge challenges
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      2 comments

I left on a business trip 2 days after starting my ditchthescale challenge. I'm a speaker at a conference so I get a really nice room. First thing I see in the bathroom...a scale. Is everyone unknowingly on the other side of my fight... Read more
Ditching the Scale Challenge
Thursday, April 18, 2013      1 comments

Spark's article containing 5 steps to break free from the scale could not be more timely for me! So, I've decided to give myself a challenge! I'm going to stay away from the scale for 30 days. Here is the link to the article if anyone reads my... Read more
Message from my scale
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      1 comments

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What comes in will come out
Thursday, April 11, 2013      2 comments

My dad used to tell us that whatever we put into ourselves is what will be coming out. He wasn't talking about food (although we used to repeat another saying "Fat eats fat"). He was referring to what we read, who we hang out with, what we wat... Read more
Ups and downs and ups and downs
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      2 comments

Had a heart-to-heart with hubby about the pie incident. He's promised to be more supportive. I noticed in the last couple of days he is now asking me how many calories he's been eating. This change-of-life period has really gotten me out ... Read more
Forced pie eating - really, forced!
Saturday, April 06, 2013      2 comments

Okay folks, here it is. A public confession of how disfunctional my homelife is... Last night I made the mistake of inviting my hubby to join me to do the grocery shopping for the week. I did this because he complains every week that I do... Read more
In the dumps
Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

Some days are really good, some days are tough. I guess that's just life. Today I feel pretty low. I've got an appointment with the doctor this afternoon to explore the reasons for my cholesterol spike. I've never experience ANY problem ... Read more
Longer sleeves
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

Today as I walked out of the gym after a great workout, I realised that the sleeves on my coat seemed suddenly longer. Translation: my back and arms are starting to get smaller! ... Read more
Routine is important for me
Monday, April 01, 2013      2 comments

Today is Easter Monday and a holiday here in France. I went to the gym this morning and had a really good workout on the rower and bike. Then enjoyed a nice hamman and ja... Read more
Spring sprung
Thursday, March 28, 2013      3 comments

Spring sprung at my house this week! When the sun shines it hurts my eyes to look at these bushes in front of my house. "I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never ... Read more
Fat jeans loosening
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      3 comments

After two weeks of Sparking, today is the first day that my fat jeans are a little bit loose. Feels good.... Read more
Menopause is NOT the problem
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      2 comments

One of my great fears were realised after I had my hysterectomy 2+ years ago. I gained weight despite my committment not to. 2 months of inactivity, dubbed recovery, resulted in a gain of 2 kilos and I just kept packing it on since, blaming it... Read more

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