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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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= eH-... Read more
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
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
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