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Saturday, January 14, 2017      12 comments

I was sat there this morning, reading a blog by AUTIEJ, and it came to me... I really must blog again and I must blog before I forget what I wa... Read more
Wobbly week...
Thursday, January 05, 2017      9 comments

Monday 2nd Jan, drove back from Devon in horrendous traffic. The journey took 5 1/2 hours, not good! So glad I did a workout in the morning. Tuesday 3rd Jan, properly home, getting ready to go back to France on Saturday, went food shopping,... Read more
Busy Festive season to end 2016, now to move positively into 2017!
Saturday, December 31, 2016      12 comments

Over the last 2 weeks, I haven't been on SP, as it just becomes too hectic, BUT ... I was careful with eating, without feeling deprived, AND... I did continue exercise, going to the gym Monday to Friday; luckily Christmas Da... Read more
A workout is a workout, wherever and however...
Monday, December 12, 2016      11 comments

In London, at home, I go to the gym for my workout, up to 5 days a week, in France I have a rower, weights, a desk cycle and resistance bands, so I workout at home. Now I'm at FIL's for a week and there is a treadmill and I have brought a resist... Read more
Plateau busted by sheer determination....
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      9 comments

I always remember an old WW quote... 'Little pickers wear big knickers' And that was certainly me, although now I avoid eating between meals - it's a killer! I was hoping to get back to where I was, in March, by Christmas. Up until 2... Read more
Less fat = less fat!
Friday, December 02, 2016      8 comments

So I really should be an eating expert. After all, I've been on this earth for over 55 years and have spent many years losing those same pounds, over, and over, and over again. Yes, I'm a true recycling champion. In 1985, the year before my f... Read more
Stress hurts...
Monday, November 21, 2016      9 comments

Whenever I have a high level of stress in my life, it hurts! Stress goes straight to my stomach, bladder and bowels. This weekend, we heard that FIL was rushed to hospital after falling from his bed. He is 87 and has had oesophageal cancer (... Read more
I am so lucky!
Friday, November 18, 2016      11 comments

I am so lucky! Yes, I've had a myomectomy and a hysterectomy in the last 6 years, but I've healed well and come through them successfully. Yes, I was in an abusive and violent marriage till 2004, but then I got away with my daughter ... Read more
Back in France, back to working out at home and a new yummy recipe...
Thursday, November 17, 2016      8 comments

On Tuesday, I travelled back to France. Sabina seems happy enough in the knowledge that there are still educational options open to her this year, and we had a lovely week of quality time when she was home from school, so all good. Yesterda... Read more
No workout, just a lo-o-o-ong walk...
Sunday, November 13, 2016      8 comments

I was supposed to help my BFF with some translation for her interpreting course, go to the gym, then carry on with hemming my curtains. Well the day started out well enough, but Sabina was let down by a friend who was supposed to meet her to go ... Read more
'You're pretty capable'
Thursday, November 10, 2016      6 comments

Not what I would ever have thought would be said about me with regard to exercising, but that's what my trainer at the gym said yesterday when she saw me. First of all, it was, I hate you, a standing joke because I am able to spend so much time ... Read more
2 long days...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      5 comments

So yesterday morning, we got up at 4am and drove to the airport. The night before, my 16 year old daughter, Sabina rang and said she was going to stay with my sister, because she wasn't happy at school and wanted to be further away from it than ... Read more
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.....
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      8 comments

The weekend ended thus, as we're putting back turning on the central heating as utility bills are horrendously high in France and a real fire is just cosier and more romantic. We had a largish breakfast on Sunday, filling rather than stupidly ... Read more
To do is to be....
Friday, November 04, 2016      6 comments

This morning started s-l-o-w-l-y...... We went for a Chinese buffet last night as a treat for Sabina before she flew back to London this afternoon. Tasty food, and I was careful not to go crazy with amounts, preparing well by having a ligh... Read more
Half-term in Lavalette with my daughter visiting for the week - time for autumnal walks
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      5 comments

During the week, I do a 65 minute workout every day, so at weekends I try to drag the family out for walks. Last Saturday, my husband came willingly. Since we have had the house here the last 2 years, we drive to a lot of places, and he talks of... Read more

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