Lost just about 2.4 pounds in about 3 weeks-- trying not to think of this as a bummer...
This time around, I resolved not to be a slave to the scales, to follow the program I have outlined for myself, gentler, more relaxed than in the past and to try to be seren... Read more
Cooking from scratch at home, one of the keys for me.
Just a picture of nearby Arles, about a 20 minute ride away.
This am I made high fiber chocolate chocolate chip muffins, 5 gr fibber each, about 130 calories. Very good... Read more
I need to stop thinking drastic exercise is the only good exercise and tone it down
After hurting myself, neck pain and severe plantar fascitiis in August last year I'm back to SP. Yes, I gained kilos in the interim as I was in such pain I could barely walk let alone exercise. It has slowly gotten better and I'm back to try t... Read more
Goal for January--just get back on track
No fancy goals or resolutions for me. All I'd like to do is get back on track with SP. After the injuries, I think I've learned my lesson not to overdo in the sports department. Regular and gentle will have to do for me instead of intense. W... Read more
New beds today!
Hi all, I'm back after some injuries and hopefully things are mostly back in order. I'm still going to the osteopath for me back and neck. Just replaced the beds today. After 12 years, and back trouble, decided that a new box spring and mattr... Read more
I screwed up yesterday, and I don't do that so often!
I was just starving yesterday, rarely happens, but there you have it. I didn't eat cookies, but I went through a fair amount of homemade oatmeal bread with, admittedly, low sugar jam, in addition to everything else. I haven't put it all in the... Read more
The husband has to get his act together -- a new challenge ahead!
Just a photo that makes me smile.
The husband went to the cardiologist today for a checkup and it is time to get him in better shape. He could lose a few kilos and this... Read more
This should be a picture of St Guilhem le Désert about 20 miles away from where I live--beautiful.
I've decided to start doing again something that I had given up throug... Read more
Our newest addition to the cat family
I'm a bad blogger, but figure that, since this is one of the major parts of Spark that I'm neglecting, I ought to give it a fair chance. Maybe once a week would be a good ti... Read more
BACK from vacation
I was off in Chicago on vacation--a long way from southern France. Back now, back to work, back to counting calories burned and consumed, new emphasis on not weighing as often, and going for slow weight loss with more calories a day to eat to ... Read more
6 month Spark anniversary
6 months from the beginning of starting SP, 34 pounds gone as of this am. That's not too shabby. That's about two sizes in clothes also.
I'm still plugging away and have resigned myself to about 5 pounds a month loss now is what it seem... Read more
My latest photo
This is the newest photo I have of myself, taken about a week ago at a restaurant outside. Not too shabby. The strength training is doing wonders for my arms and shoulders for sure, it is worth all the work.
I'm on to a new strength train... Read more
Into the 180's!!
Into the 180's for the first time in a LOOOONG time this am! I'm thrilled! It is slow going, but obvously, this is all about patience and the long term. I can honestly say, there have been very very few days when I have been over on calories, ... Read more
Got compliments from two people I hadn't seen in awhile--that's the trick, people who see you too often don't notice the losses. About 25 pounds goen since the beginning, people should be able to see a difference . It is nice to get compliment... Read more
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52.68 km in 2.5 days-33 miles, 87804 steps!! in London!
Walked A LOT in London, 52.68 kms, over 2.5 days, I wore a pedometer out of curiosity.
Great weather too in the high 70's and sunny. Walked through Kew gardens, Hyde Park, the West end, the southwest side, Harrod's, museums, etc etc.
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