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January Jumpstart Challenge - DONE!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      3 comments

I can't believe this. Up until now, I have found it impossible to motivate myself to get regular exercise, but this year I decided to join the January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge. And much to my amazement, I not only completed it, but enjoyed ... Read more

Disappointed :-(

Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

Well, here I am 10 days into the New Year. I weighed in at exactly 13st at the start of the year. Since then I have been logging all my food scrupulously, eating within my calorie range, and exercising much more than heretofore, as on 1st Janu... Read more

Making a fresh start in 2013 - and a "burning" issue!

Monday, January 07, 2013      3 comments

This year, I signed up for the Official January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge, and for the first time, I have followed it scrupulously for the whole week. As I am so unused to exercise, I took the "easy" option where offered on the videos, but it... Read more

Sparky New Year!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

Well, it's time. I DID allow myself to indulge over Christmas, and was pleasantly surprised that after Christmas I still weighed 182 pounds, so I must have lost a little beforehand. Now it is time to start building up good habits again, and wi... Read more

December means Christmas!

Saturday, December 01, 2012      2 comments

I belong to two main choirs (our local parish church choir, and a larger Choral Society), and occasionally attach myself to others, with or without my DH who is in the two main ones with me. So this is a busy time of year for the voice! To... Read more

Not giving up

Thursday, November 29, 2012      9 comments

I had gone right back to my pre-Spark weight over a couple of years, but back in August, my daughter left for a gap year working in China. "Oh good," I thought, "I'll go back on Spark People and lose a couple of stone before she gets back - won... Read more

Here's the proof

Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

Just thought I'd post the evidence of Mary and Chris' achievement . Here they are at 11pm at the Eiffel Tower - they look as though they've cycled a leisurely 5 miles! ... Read more

You can wait hours for a bus...

Sunday, June 24, 2012      3 comments

... and then suddenly two come along at once. Life has been a bit like that lately. For a long time, I've had my two "children" at home, quietly getting on with their lives and nothing much out of the ordinary going on. DS was 21 and "looki... Read more

Too much Jubilee, not enough Sparking...

Friday, June 08, 2012      7 comments

Oops. We had a four-day "weekend" this week, celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. My brother-in-law came to stay from Friday to Wednesday. The combination of these two was pretty disastrous for my Sparking. He is a BIG fella, and a B... Read more

It's the big picture that counts - I hope!

Monday, May 28, 2012      2 comments

Well, yesterday was Sunday and of course that is my day for going over my targets. Not by a huge amount, but it is my day of treating myself a bit. Since my darling mother died 4 years ago (so long?!) my father comes to us for a good Sunday... Read more

Relighting the SPark!

Saturday, May 26, 2012      5 comments

I usually find that when I type "Spark", for some reason the Shift key stays down a fraction too long and I get "SPark" But, hey, SP is my favourite website, so I think I'll stick to it! OK so I am (yet again) restarting. I have been glanc... Read more

... and Lost :-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      4 comments

It seems that my last reading may have been a blip; this week showed me 4 pounds down - the two I put on last week and two more from the week before that. So I suspect last week's was showing a temporary effect due to the blow-out meal we had o... Read more

Gained :-(

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      7 comments

The bad news is that I managed to log a gain of two pounds over the first 10 days of January. The good news is that I knew this would happen. I still had loads of Christmas choccies to get through, and it was my husband's birthday (curry o... Read more

Sparky New Year!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      4 comments

Happy New Year to all my Spark Buddies, and I'm aiming to get back to doing it right. The good news is that I didn't put on as much as I expected over the Christmas period (though with a lunch out tomorrow and my DH's birthday on 6th Januar... Read more

October roundup - November plans

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      2 comments

I've been Sparking pretty seriously this month. I concentrated on building a fitness habit and was pretty pleased with the result. Not perfect, but of the 31 days in October, I only had 4 days with no tracked exercise at all. Two of those were... Read more


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