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Rainy Day Reminiscing
Friday, July 21, 2017      10 comments

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
To fail to plan is to plan to fail
Thursday, July 20, 2017      35 comments

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
Play!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      14 comments

Funny how the messages arrive sometimes, isn't it? Yesterday I posted the lovely picture I have on my status update at the moment - setting the intention to have fun and be playful. ... Read more
Sparked!
Monday, July 17, 2017      12 comments

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
A Bit of Fun: Myers Briggs carbs
Sunday, July 16, 2017      14 comments

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
Two Foods
Thursday, July 13, 2017      8 comments

Well this is a cool website I found! www.twofoods.com 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
Realistic Resolutions
Monday, July 10, 2017      7 comments

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
Better Nutrition Challenge - completed!
Sunday, July 09, 2017      18 comments

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
Better Nutrition Challenge - the last few days
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      9 comments

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
Better Nutrition & Fun
Sunday, July 02, 2017      10 comments

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
Better Nutrition Challenge - getting near the end of this!
Saturday, July 01, 2017      12 comments

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
Better Nutrition Challenge - Catch Up again!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      11 comments

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
Better Nutrition Challenge - catch-up
Monday, June 26, 2017      11 comments

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
Better Nutrition - choosing carbs & getting enough protein
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      9 comments

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
Better Nutrition - labels and lutein
Monday, June 19, 2017      13 comments

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

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