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Start of March 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020      2 comments

As I sat down this morning to do my daily log in to SP for my dose of motivation, inspiration, accountability and community I was surprised at how quickly this year has moved along so far. It is March already, how can that be? So soon! For... Read more
Small wins
Sunday, February 02, 2020      1 comments

Back on the 28th December when I first saw that photo of my arms that prompted me to take action (again) and do something about my weight and overall health, I struggled to move enough to hit 3000 steps on any day. A week or so later when work... Read more
Updated sparkpage
Friday, January 17, 2020      0 comments

As it is a new start for the year and the decade - I have updated my sparkpage banner to our exquisite Australian flannel flowers and put up the offending picture taken on 28 December 2019 that has encouraged (driven) me back to SP. I am gra... Read more
Little wins - small goals reached
Thursday, January 16, 2020      4 comments

I just cut my toenails all by my (not quite as) big self. It has been a long time since I could manage that with ease (if at all lately). It is a nice reminder that I am on the right track to a more capable and healthy me. I am still wear... Read more
Stop and breathe and plan to succeed
Saturday, January 11, 2020      4 comments

The second half of the last decade was every hectic and challenging both personally and professionally. I was always too busy to take any time for me and I progressively gained back all but 2 kilos of the 23 kilos I lost way back when Spark Peop... Read more
Eating and stress
Monday, September 16, 2013      4 comments

Well one thing that recent weeks has shown me is very clearly is that my first response when dealing with stress relating to situations I feel powerless to prevent from impacting on my family - is to put food into my mouth randomly. Now I just... Read more
Shaking up my workouts?
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      3 comments

Spark coach prompted me today to 'shake up my workouts'. -While I can see that might be something to work towards - this week however, I am just happy that I actually made it to 3 curves sessions in the week. That is the target I set myself wh... Read more
Well I am back
Monday, August 26, 2013      4 comments

On the 9 th of August on very short notice my newest grand daughter arrived in the world 6 weeks earlier than expected. she now home from hospital and growing like wildfire. Her arrival however was a challenging time for both Mum and bub and eve... Read more
Staying accountable
Thursday, August 01, 2013      3 comments

Picture taken yesterday to measure the visible change (if any ) in my dimensions - might be going down - hard to tell really. Will just keep on keeping on - the journey ... Read more
First meal of a new month of looking after me
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      4 comments

It was delicious. I plan to do lots of good things for me this month. I worked hard at my morning strength workout and was tracked at over my target This going to be MY ... Read more
Things that do and don't work
Friday, July 26, 2013      5 comments

At the start of July I revisited my goals and that changed my calorie range on Sparkpeople. Since that day I have consistently eaten more in a day than I used to eat on the more generous range. It is like my brain is feeling deprived an is rebel... Read more
Monday, July 15, 2013      5 comments

Sparkcoach has prompted me to reflect on and blog about the ways that I know I am getting fitter and healthier that don't involve a scale. I experienced one of those moments last night when I walked to see my eldest daughter and her family. ... Read more
Saturday, July 06, 2013      4 comments

When it comes to wasting or at least - not maximising my use of time - this would have to be the main reason. I am always happy to leave things until the very last minute whenever I can. This can easily put me into situations where having ... Read more
End of financial year or 1/2 year audit
Saturday, June 29, 2013      4 comments

The 30th June appears to be a perfect trigger to prompt me to re-visit my program on SP my goals and my success to date. The Sparkcoach program today showed me how to reset my calorie range so that point is accomplished. I am determined to a... Read more
Fitness minutes
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      6 comments

It is nice this week to look at my fitness minutes and see I am ahead of what I would have hoped to have done so far this week. I am feeling better everyday and enjoying how much more i can do. Loving the more active lifestyle and wondering why ... Read more

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