The Power of Spark Inspiration!
I read Today's Top Story on the Start Page this morning - it was about keeping strong and fit over-50. I almost didn't bother, because I'm already in my sixties, work full-time, and I have to keep strong and fit to do my job! However, I was in... Read more
I finished my jumper - at last!!
I've been knitting this jumper for quite some time - my mission last week, whilst I was on holiday from work, was to complete it.
Today, finally, I finished sewing it up. I'm pleased with the result - it's a cotton yarn, very soft and l... Read more
My Week of Walks
I've come to the end of a week's annual leave - and have been out for five wonderful walks which were all a bit different. I was truly fortunate with the weather - most days started out wet, or threatening - and I lugged a set of waterproofs wi... Read more
Chocolate peanuts or onions?
What? Well you have to have a catchy title, right? This is a share about how I talked myself out of chocolate peanuts today.
I went out for a lovely walk today - and someone coming the other way was putting a handful of something from a b... Read more
Parallel Food Worlds
I eat healthy food more than 90% of the time. I'm maintaining a healthy weight. I eat a mostly (not totally) plant-based diet. I live alone, and I don't have to compromise over my food choices most of the time - I get to choose what I buy, wh... Read more
Portion Control and my Five Defences
This is my favourite post on the Community Feed - from GPALMER29
"Portion control is so important!! It's one if not the most important thing!! If you need to have some chips keep it at the serving size 1 oz!! If you can't eat just a serving... Read more
Friday night is curry night - all veggies. I decided to use a smaller saucepan and they completely filled it! Mushroom, courgette, pepper, cauliflow... Read more
What goes around comes around
Yesterday, I bought (in the sales) two new tops for work (for winter) UK size 10-12
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I did really well in July - I stuck to my diet and exercise plans, I did some tracking and posting on the Community Feed, and I ended the month with a bit of money still in the bank. And I've had done well at getting out more, having fun, and ge... Read more
New Month - New Focus
I always like to set up a new Spark Page at the beginning of each month, and establish my intentions for the next four weeks or so. I like projects - and this helps me to stay interested and engaged with my health & happiness journey.
This... Read more
Marmite & Lavender
This is a Marmite thing - you either love it, or you hate it!
A seasonal treat for me is lavender coffee! Just one stir with a lavender stem a... Read more
I like to have some 'project' on the go. Spark's Challenges are 'projects' for me - I love to tick off the days and feel myself getting somewhere.
Three of my projects came to mind this morning and I thought I'd share them in case they Spa... Read more
My fridge is full of bits & bobs! There's a bowl of frozen berries defrosting for dessert later; a bowl of tofu 'cream'; half a pizza (tea tonight);... Read more
Rainy Day Reminiscing
Once the computer is on and we're connected to the Web - one thing can lead to another, right? Today I've been out for a longish run, it's still raining, and I'm happy to be here at home in the dry.
I found myself listening to golden oldie... Read more
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To fail to plan is to plan to fail
There are people who like to plan and those who don't. I like to plan - it's how I prevent myself becoming overwhelmed by choices.
I was with a friend yesterday who doesn't like to plan. As a planner myself, I find that hard to understand.... Read more