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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

A magpie tale.

Saturday, November 13, 2010      4 comments

Magpies are fascinating birds. I'm fortunate never to have encountered an aggressive magpie during nesting season or I'm sure I'd have a different opinion. Our backyard maggies are generally well-behaved - well, if you can get past their distu... Read more

Taking it easy for a couple days.

Friday, November 12, 2010      10 comments

My daughter left for Oregon yesterday. It was traumatic, and it wasn't. I was relieved at the mix. I didn't want her to leave thinking we were pushing her out, because this entire thing was all her own idea and we just want her to have the c... Read more

More nutrition weirdness.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      4 comments

I wish this was straightforward and easy to fathom. About a week and a half ago, I decided to see if I could kick-start the weightloss by eating at the low end of my calorie range and ramping up the cardio a bit, as well as adding strength trai... Read more


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