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I finally manage a blog in 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010      9 comments

It has been months since I blogged, though I visit the site daily. Some of that time has been positive, but the overall picture (health-wise/ weight-wise/ emotion-wise) hasn't been brilliant. I'll start with health. The positive thing aspe... Read more
Reasons to be thankful
Sunday, November 22, 2009      8 comments

After months of relative radio silence (no blog as I had nothing of any value to share), I received a small shock today. I had a stroke in 1997, before and after which I have had high blood pressure and autoimmune issues and several (well, 5!) s... Read more
Friday, August 07, 2009      5 comments

...The title's the British way of writing dates. Thought I'd use it so that I could do the 789 thing while I remembered it: it amuses me, which reflects my current "reducing attitude". I'm in a positive phase in which I'm loving salads again, an... Read more
24th July
Friday, July 24, 2009      3 comments

emoticon The not-so-good news after 7 months on SP is that though at one stage I had lost 12 pounds, they refused... Read more
3rd June
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      2 comments

I'm trying not to feel hard done by... For about a year I have been contending with anaemia caused by over-large red blood cells (or something). "Eat your greens!" said the medics. And, because of the specific type of folate deficiency they adde... Read more
9th May
Saturday, May 09, 2009      5 comments

Actually - as diet experiences go, this one hasn't gone too badly. But there's the issue, lodged right there in the preceding sentence: I've treated this as a diet even as I was proclaiming it to be a life change. I sped-read my way through stra... Read more
3rd February
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      3 comments

It is often joked that people in the UK are "obsessed" with talking about the weather. "Pour cause" (as the French would say): we can occasionally experience 3 of the 4 main seasons in a day. The last 2 days have given us weather with a ve... Read more
7th January
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      9 comments

Though I'm not Coptic, this is their Christmas (lived in Ethiopia for 3 years as a child) so it seemed a good time to post my first blog, since I feel that I have received an inestimable gift. I had a massive haemorrhagic stroke in 1997 - h... Read more