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Get Fit For Yourself??? NO!!! For Karate!

Friday, August 07, 2015      24 comments

On Wednesday night, I had a 'epiphany moment!’ I had really struggled that evening at karate. Even though the warm up was ‘only’ 25 of each of, squat thrusts, crunches, push ups, extended leg crunches, reverse cycling, scissor kicks,... Read more

Whats going right... and what isn't!

Saturday, November 15, 2014      24 comments

I have been aware over the last couple of rounds that I seem to have moved away from the basic idea of weight loss being the be all and end all, both of my life generally, and this round in particular, and into a more holistic way of viewing thi... Read more

Eating 'clean'

Friday, November 14, 2014      22 comments

I have been fascinated since I started Spark, by the phrase eating clean. It obviously has a meaning for you Americans, but as a Brit, it means diddly squat to me! I take it to mean eating unprocessed foods, but in that case, I'd like to know, w... Read more

Expectations from BLC26

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      21 comments

I have been musing all weekend about what I'm expecting from round 26 of the BLC. I have been doing it, all on the Azure Destinations team, for a whole year now. I have learned over that time, what are and are not realistic expectations. So... Read more

BLC 25, A Great Experience!

Sunday, July 20, 2014      23 comments

So, round 25 of the BLC challenge is drawing to a close, and one of the parts of the final WEC (Week End Challenge) is to blog about our best BLC experience! Firstly, let me explain the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) to you. It is a private ... Read more

Fitness test BLC 25

Monday, May 05, 2014      26 comments

I finally completed my fitness test! Press ups in one minute: (on knees, but hands as far forward as possible): 63 Crunches in one minute: 57 Measured mile: In my case mostly uphill: 17 minutes Pulse rate after 3 minutes stepping up... Read more

SMART goals for BLC 25

Sunday, May 04, 2014      25 comments

1. Fast three days a week. (500 calories) 2. On 3 non fasting days, prepare and cook my food from scratch. 3. Continue with my exercise, even if that means going to karate or dancing alone. 4. Limit alcohol to one night a week ... Read more

Intermittent Fasting, (the every other day diet) the facts, is it for you?

Saturday, January 11, 2014      49 comments

I posted about this subject on a team thread, and judging by the response, theres a lot of misinformation around, about exactly what fasting is, and isnt. I started fasting on 17th March 2013, after reading a book about the 5:2 fast... Read more

A walk in Scotland in Pictures

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      43 comments

Yesterday, New Years Eve we decided to take our last walk of 2013, through Scolty Woods, and today we took the first walk of 2014, walking the five miles round Loch Kinord. Both walks were taken in greylight rather than daylight, but we got roun... Read more

Hiking near Balmoral

Sunday, December 29, 2013      39 comments

It was drizzling when we stopped in the car park near Balmoral. Undeterred we pulled on our woolly hats, gloves and scarves and headed off up a well made path. We walk... Read more

BLC 23, What Have I Learned?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      35 comments

When I registered for BLC24, and asked to remain with Azure Destinations, I started to think about what the BLC meant and had done for me, and what I had learned since I first started on BLC22. I started the BLC with Azure, and have s... Read more

October 15th 1987, London, England.

Saturday, October 26, 2013      48 comments

October 15th 1987, was a very ordinary day, it was the day before my husbands important exams towards his BSc. It was a mild autumn Wednesday, and that night, London, and all of south-eastern England was pulverised by the most violent storm in t... Read more

Vive la Difference (An English Womans Tongue in Cheek Slant on the USA)

Monday, October 14, 2013      56 comments

Of course we all know about the language! My purse is your wallet, your purse is my bag. Your pants are my trousers, but my pants are your knickers. My chips are your French Fries, but your chips are my crisps. You say to-ma-to, we... Read more

BLC23 My Goals.

Saturday, September 21, 2013      36 comments

For the first two weeks of this round Im away on holiday, so Im splitting my goals into the first two weeks, and the remaining ten. Part one, holiday. I intend to: Enjoy myself. Eat and drink whatever I like, but stop... Read more

The perils of weight loss and exercise.

Friday, September 06, 2013      53 comments

One of my avowed goals on my weight loss journey, is to tackle the ironing pile BEFORE I run out of clothes to wear. However, so far I have failed miserably in this endeavor. Thus it was, with the ironing basket hidden under a Mount E... Read more

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