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
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
It was one of those days - in a good way! I clicked through to today's featured article on getting rid of back fat (even though I no longer have back fat - yipee!) and was freshly inspired to continue with my strength training programme, and to ... Read more
if you don't know what Myers Briggs is, this will mean nothing to you - it's a psychological type-assessment often used in workplaces etc. Not everyone agrees that it's accurate - like all these things, it has its uses. I come up as an ISFJ (I... Read more
Well this is a cool website I found!
I have a pineapple fried recipe on my menu plan for tonight, but I also have lots of new potatoes to be used up. So I considered having potato with my stir-fried ve... Read more
I've decided on doing the Realistic Resolutions Challenge next. There are heaps of 'old' Spark Challenges hidden in the archives if you know where to look (I don't - I just find them by accident mostly!).
I have been maintaining a healthy... Read more
Day 28 - This day was about Vitamin A for 'zapping free-radicals'. It told us that the best sources were from animal products, but some fruit & veg with beta-carotene had Vitamin A too. The link was to a recipe using eggs, bacon and cheese wit... Read more
Day 25 was called 'Be a cell helper' by getting enough folate - best sources, it says, are "Good sources of folate include Eggland's Best eggs, dark, leafy greens, asparagus, citrus fruits, broccoli, squash, Brussels sprouts and beans.
I h... Read more
Day 24 is to ditch the after dinner eating. End of. I don't usually go for evening snacks, but I know a lot of people do. The advice given is to eat a nutritious dinner - link to recipes. The Eggland website and recipes isn't bad, and if I wa... Read more
Day 21 - was about Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) "It helps your body convert carbs to sugar, which is then used for fuel. It's also great for your skin, hair and nails." Well, that sounds good, doesn't it? I checked my multi-vitamins - yes, I get en... Read more
Day 18 was about getting the right ratio of fats, carbs and proteins. The recommended link was to a Spark article about what percentage of fats, carbs and proteins we should be aiming for.
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/nutrition_ar... Read more
I haven't posted for the past few days as I didn't think there was much to write about really. I'm going to do a little summary of the past four days, because I know that some people are interested to know more about these Challenges.
It... Read more
Well, nothing new to learn here really - Day 12 of the Better Nutrition Challenge was about choosing the 'right' carbs and the click-through was to a Spark article on the subject. I'm pretty clued up about what the 'right' carbs are - I know o... Read more
Day 10 of Better Nutrition was about the importance of reading food labels - being aware of what's in the stuff you buy. Nothing new there for me - I read the labels; especially the first few ingredients, and the last few ingredients. Ideall... Read more