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Trying hard to keep protein, healthy fats and carbs in balance
Thursday, January 09, 2014      8 comments

For the last little while i've been doing a good job of keeping my calories, carbs, protein and healthy fats within the range SP gives me, but I haven't been checking every day to see how close I come to having 50% of my calories coming from car... Read more
Ukrainian Christmas Eve Dinner
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      14 comments

Some people have asked about the menu for Ukrainian Christmas, so here it is... the main meal is eaten on Christmas Eve, starting when the first star appears in the sky. It consists of 12 traditional courses, and cannot include any dairy or mea... Read more
Virtual walk update, January 5/14:
Sunday, January 05, 2014      3 comments

Finally, I am out of the South-West and starting on the Midlands section of this walk. I'm 6 miles north-east of Bath, heading toward the Cotswold Way, a 100+ mile National Walking Trail. Britain is criss-crossed with such trails, and they ... Read more
Has anyone been to Castle Combe?
Friday, January 03, 2014      12 comments

In 1992, on my second trip to Britain, my daughter and I flew to London, took the train to Bath, and rented a car to explore Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. The trip was to celebrate my daughter's university graduation, and took place in late May... Read more
Scared me, part 2
Thursday, January 02, 2014      9 comments

Several people have asked if i am afraid that my life will change if/when I reach goal. I don't think that's true, but i probably didn't explain myself properly. I'm relatively good at losing weight. Heaven knows I've had lots of practice... Read more
I've just written something that scared me...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      20 comments

I just updated my feed to read, "This is my year to reach goal". Then I sat back and thought about what I'd written. I haven't thought much about reaching goal. It's been all about tracking, exercising, learning new ways to cook, readin... Read more
Virtual Walk Update, December 30, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013      13 comments

I didn't manage to meet my goal of 20 miles this week, but walked a bit over 16 miles, putting me in the vicinity of Glastonbury, famous for the Tor, King Arthur, and the Glastonbury Festival, though not necessarily in that order. This we... Read more
Sometimes I Lie...
Saturday, December 28, 2013      20 comments

I take pride in being honest. I value honesty above many other character traits. I admire people who admit their mistakes rather than lying to cover them up. But sometimes I lie, to myself or to DH... - when I get up at night and eat somethi... Read more
Virtual Walk Update, December 21:
Saturday, December 21, 2013      9 comments

This week I walked on the treadmill all 7 days, for a total of 30 miles! emoticon I am very proud of myself... Read more
Virtual Walk Update, Sunday, December 13
Sunday, December 15, 2013      6 comments

This was my best week yet. I walked a total of 25.57 miles. Both the treadmill and my knees are getting creaky! I've just crossed from Devon to Somerset, and am approaching Taunton, having walked a total of 177.55 miles. When DH and... Read more
Try again...virtual walk update
Saturday, December 07, 2013      8 comments

I've tried this twice and lost it, so will be brief... Walked 22.37 miles this week, skirting the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. Walking mainly on secondary roads and some trails can be lonely, especially as the cold weather set... Read more
NSV which should lead to an SV!
Saturday, December 07, 2013      9 comments

No, not an SUV, but a Scale Victory. Twice in the last 24 hours I put food back in the fridge even though I had already tracked to make sure that it was within my daily allowance. I made a one-piece-of-bread turkey sandwich, and planned to... Read more
Virtual walk update
Sunday, December 01, 2013      10 comments

This week I walked only 17 miles rather than the 20 I planned. The treadmill is in one of our extra bedrooms, and I usually choose to use it for 1 hour in the evening when there is something I like on TV. I find the treadmill boring, and don't... Read more
A very good reminder for me...
Sunday, December 01, 2013      10 comments

This week I will be eating out three days in a row... holiday dinners. I just read a Spark article about how not to gain weight over the holidays. A long article, but one of the points on the last page could have been written just for me. ... Read more
Tired tonight, and over-eating
Friday, November 29, 2013      10 comments

Peter has gone to the dress rehearsal for the concert the band is presenting on Sunday afternoon. I had lots of good intentions about what I would get done tonight. Instead, I've been slumped in the recliner, next to the fireplace, alternatel... Read more

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