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Thursday, September 21, 2017      93 comments

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!!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      23 comments

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
Sunday, September 17, 2017      19 comments

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?
Friday, September 15, 2017      20 comments

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
Saturday, August 26, 2017      12 comments

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
Sunday, August 20, 2017      13 comments

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
Veggie volume
Friday, August 04, 2017      20 comments

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
Thursday, August 03, 2017      18 comments

Yesterday, I bought (in the sales) two new tops for work (for winter) UK size 10-12 ... Read more
Rewarding Myself
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      24 comments

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
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      16 comments

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
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      21 comments

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
Monday, July 24, 2017      15 comments

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
Sunday, July 23, 2017      31 comments

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
Friday, July 21, 2017      14 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      36 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

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