Don't just sit there watching the Olympics - win yourself some medals
Don't know about you but I feel inspired by the Olympics. I've been watching the men's road cycling and it's not entirely because of the wonderful view you get from behind the cyclists. ... Read more
Now this is what I joined Sparkpeople for
Weigh-in day today and isn't it interesting that even when you've been eating carefully and exercising a fair bit, it feels like an absolute lottery.
I always weigh in at a branch of Boots (pharmacy) and made a special journey to my usual ... Read more
Anyone who's ever been on a binge knows about these. Oh yes.
Forget the guilt, that passes all too quickly. A food hangover is the yucky horrible physically ill feeling you get the day after you've binged on rubbish. It might be chocolate,... Read more
Lassooed by a giant pretzel
This morning, on my way to work, I was hailed by a bag of giant pretzels. 'Eat us, eat us,' they cried. Well, what can a foodie do? I invited them back to the office to meet my colleagues, and they were a roaring success. For an hour or two, eve... Read more
My thin colleague
Today I've had the sort of day that you can be happy in. Not for any huge reason. But I'm being moved at work, to work with people I like a lot. The sun is shining, it's about 30C out there.
This is why I joined Sparkpeople. A lot of the ti... Read more
Filling the gap
One thing I noticed recently is that suddenly there's a big gap in my life where food used to be. I don't have it as comfort or a sympathetic friend any more. While I only eat things I like, and take care to prepare my food carefully, I no longe... Read more
It hasn't rained today (so far). For anyone who lives in the UK, that's a plus for a start, because so far this year we've had rain rain and more rain, which has been interspersed only with drizzle or hail. In short, it's been wet.
Today ha... Read more
To weigh or not to weigh, that is the question
Well, today I did and I've lost 2lb so I'm feeling chirpy.
I used to be a bit of an obsessive weigher, and found that if I wasn't bothering to weigh myself, I also wasn't bothering to be careful what I ate.
However, since joining Spa... Read more
Tea at the Ritz
Some things just have to be done, and tea at the Ritz is one of them. Today was my third time there and ... Read more
I've gone off cherries
I've been bowling along, Sparkwise, for a couple of weeks now and feeling very smug about it. Smugness goes before a fall, of course. The Ancient Greeks called it 'hubris' meaning that if you're so pleased with yourself you have your nose in the... Read more
It's cold, it's grey, it's rained all day
It must be high summer in England.
At one point a couple of weeks ago we had flooding AND a hosepipe ban in London. Now that takes a particular talent, wouldn't you say? Only the English with their knack for lousy weather could ac... Read more
There's nothing like that Sunday morning bath
You know, the one you have time to relax over. The leisurely hair care, 2x shampoo, 1x conditioner. Then the bath smellies (fig blossom-scented for me today), the scrub all over with the massage sponge, the relaxing soak. Time to think about la... Read more
One of those questions you got in physics lessons at school
A cat weighing 12 pounds leaps from a chair 2.6 ft from the ground at twice the speed of gravity in the attempt to get into the kitchen first.
Q. What will the pound per square inch impact of this furry feline missile be on the shins of hi... Read more
Food - it's the stuff of life
I am a greedy person - and it helps when you want to lose weight. No, honestly! Someone who likes food as much as I do has a big big advantage. I like eating practically EVERYTHING. Not for me the miserable 'don't like this, don't like that' ex... Read more
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What other people eat
I always used to think that thin people were naturally thin, and I suppose there's an element of fast metabolism for some people. But clearly there are other things.
I once worked with a girl who was in a constant struggle to keep her weigh... Read more