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Measuring Equipment!
Sunday, February 26, 2017      14 comments

My Spark Buddy - BDTHOM - has posted a great blog about tracking/measuring/scales/cups tools etc. Tracking is a key feature of Spark People, and the 5% Challenges and such-like, encourage people to do this. Cooking for one person is a challeng... Read more
A Wonderful Day!
Friday, February 24, 2017      21 comments

Today was a day off work for me, and it was wonderful! First, I met up with a cousin that I haven't seen since we were toddlers! She was on holiday down here with her husband and teenage daughter. We 'clicked' and really enjoyed our meet-... Read more
More than just running........ OK!
Monday, February 20, 2017      12 comments

I'm 62. I'm a healthy weight. I take no medication. I'm pretty fit and strong. I run three or four times a week, and am getting stronger doing that. I do yoga whenever I can, and I'm getting stronger and more flexible doing that. But I'... Read more
Busted Baking! Stress-busting challenge 28/28
Sunday, February 19, 2017      11 comments

Well, thanks to everyone who read and commented on my last blog about an experiment in timing. Seems like we all pretty much agree - it we don't want to find ourselves eating it, we just have to give up baking it! Sad, but true! I've fini... Read more
An experiment in timing
Friday, February 17, 2017      15 comments

For the last few weeks, I have baked some Peanut Granola Bars on a Friday evening - for the weekend. I'm 'allowed' to have sweet treats at the weekend (No S diet) and I enjoy having these healthy-bake granola bars to take to work with me for a m... Read more
Stress-busting Challenge 25/28
Thursday, February 16, 2017      22 comments

I had a lovely stress-busting kind of a day today (lucky me! yes, I know, and I appreciate it!) I spent time with my friend, I walked on the beach, I was able to share stories with my friend (happy and sad), I did some craft work. All grea... Read more
Choose Yourself
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      16 comments

I'm pretty sure that I was first introduced to the Brave Girls Club by someone here on Spark - sorry, can't remember who/when - but I get a daily em... Read more
It was a good day to stay home!
Sunday, February 12, 2017      19 comments

We've had a strong North-Easterly wind here for the past few days and although the temperature has been officially about 5C it's felt more like 1C. We're not used to being cold here - so we feel - cold! This is a video taken today of a vi... Read more
Be Prepared - Valentines Brownie (raw)
Saturday, February 11, 2017      17 comments

Does it look like a heart? A bit? I am working on Valentine's evening, and I thought I'd be prepared and make myself a chocolatey bit of something.... Read more
Stress-busting Challenge 21/28
Saturday, February 11, 2017      11 comments

What are you doing this weekend? I'm looking forward to having a rest (from work)! Tiredness is a major factor in stress-busting - the more tire... Read more
Stress-busting Challenge 20/28
Friday, February 10, 2017      13 comments

Not having enough money is stressful. Not having an emergency fund is stressful. But if I don't bother to budget, then those two things become even more stressful. At the moment I'm in a good, self-disciplined phase - I hope it lasts... Read more
St Ives Feast Day video
Thursday, February 09, 2017      17 comments

Here's a video of St Ives Feast Day which I took part in on Monday. There are a few glimpses of me, playing the recorder with the band. You can tell how cold it is by how the police are wrapped up! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Stress-busting Challenge 18/28
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      15 comments

I know I am not alone in finding great peace and pleasure in taking some time to just sit on my doorstep with my coffee first thing in the morning. With or without a religious practice, this peaceful 15 mins before the day starts is a great str... Read more
Stress-busting Challenge 16/28
Monday, February 06, 2017      15 comments

Today is St Ives Feast Day! It's raining, and blowing a gale, and cold......... fun? well, yes! We dress up in funny clothes - black & white with hats decorated with ivy - and parade through the town, along the Wharf, and round to a... Read more
Stress-busting Challenge 15/28
Sunday, February 05, 2017      15 comments

Somehow I have missed a few days' blogging about this Challenge - I thought it was Day 14, but apparently it's Day 15. Oh well. It's week 3 and I'm not sure how much there is for me to learn about this - but it has been helpful to revise my know... Read more

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