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A new fitness gizmo.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

I think my husband will need to face the fact I LOVE fiddly fitness stuff. Santa brought me a Polar FT4 heart rate monitor and I used it today. Like all good fiddly gear, it has minimal instructions. I guess part of the workout is for your br... Read more
Reflections on four months Part 2.
Friday, December 17, 2010      2 comments

Last night was the husbands' big company Christmas party. We had our dinner on a big platform overlooking Fitzroy Falls and the Kangaroo Valley - very lovely but very impractical. The platform was a good quarter mile from the cafe at the Visto... Read more
Reflections on four months or has it been five?
Thursday, December 16, 2010      4 comments

I started here mid-August of this year. I'm terrible with math so I wouldn't know if it's roughly four months or five. The point is I haven't given up or even slowed down - I've added when I was ready. I have to admit I haven't seen the r... Read more
I am Pork Chop Part 2 - or - I Like To Sweat.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      5 comments

Now that the kids are out of school for summer holidays (which I will never get used to...Christmas in the hottest part of the year is just craziness!), I am heading out for my cardio walk around 7am. It's the best and coolest part of the day. ... Read more
I broke out the new resistance bands.
Monday, December 13, 2010      4 comments

My darling husband ordered a set last week off Ebay. Showed up yesterday but with all the chaos in the house, I didn't really have a good sniff round til today. I set up a beginners' routine on the fitness tracker, then dumped everything out o... Read more
Dampness and Humidity.
Monday, December 06, 2010      3 comments

Ok, I knew our house has a bit of a "damp" problem. Was looking forward to summertime drying things out a bit but with all the rain lately, it's a futile wish. But this is ridiculous......son woke up this morning and found a SLUG crawling acr... Read more
Oh wheat, how I love thee!
Sunday, December 05, 2010      5 comments

...and how you are so cruel and don't love me in return. I love you in all your forms and characters - especially fine white pillowy yeasty-aroma'd bread. You repay my ardent earnest love with physical cruelty best not described. Could I dabb... Read more
Day three of no wheat/lower carbs.
Saturday, December 04, 2010      1 comments

Well, probably not true low carbs - even though I'm consistently under my daily goals for carbs and these last three days have been lower than usual. There's a lot to be said for eating adequate protein on a daily basis. I notice a difference ... Read more
I'm going to try primal eating.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      12 comments

I was given the link to a site about "Primal Blueprint" eating. Paleo diet. Looks interesting and I think I will give it a try. In a modified version, since I'm too fond of a bit of dairy and my old body seems to like fruit as fuel. I will b... Read more
Summer Rain.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      3 comments

Hard to believe, but this is the first day of summer here in AU. Mother Nature has parked a high over the Tasman Sea and thrown a weak low over western NSW in response to an upper level trough. (I get a weird kick out of meteorological termi... Read more
Another pound gone...this time it took SIX WEEKS.
Sunday, November 28, 2010      6 comments

I get too depressed if I over-think this whole thing. I wish it was easier and more straightforward! I know damn well I'm making good changes in my life - basically sedentary to walking three miles a day plus strength training since Aug 12 is ... Read more
Food Is Love a.k.a. My Big Fat Greek Easter.
Friday, November 26, 2010      3 comments

In sympathy with those of you who may have had to deal with some extra unwanted helpings of "love" from friends and family, I will recount my Greek Easter Story from the mid-90's. Greeks lavish love in the form of food. To offer tasty food ... Read more
The blues and sewing again.
Sunday, November 14, 2010      5 comments

Too bad endorphins from a good cardio session don't last all day! I took off this morning in the rain and had a good, brisk 3 mile walk. Really enjoyed it because I always see a few elderly people to say hello to, and they all seemed to get a... Read more
Smaller Shirts and Mom Guilt.
Sunday, November 14, 2010      7 comments

I have two of the prettiest (my daughter), handsomest(my son) bestest kids in the world. I am obviously biased, but as the self-help folks intone "IT IS WHAT IT IS". Well, my p... Read more
Holy Smokes!
Sunday, November 14, 2010      10 comments

I just finished logging in my dinner intake. One piece of homemade garlic toast. Three very small pieces of pizza, roughly 200 calories each. One strong rum and oj. I just about passed out when I looked at the total, which was 1009 calories.... Read more

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