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Thank goodness for homemade soup!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      12 comments

Today I went over my calories and fat.......... We're trying to empty the fridge of food before we go to London next week. Anyway, dinner was to be gnocchi with ground pork, lunch a Mediterranean fish pie and soup, homemade chicory soup. ... Read more
Early workout, to Mirepoix (market) and back by midday, Laurie cooking pigeons, tracking everything!
Monday, February 20, 2017      16 comments

Mirepoix market takes place every Monday. It's the best local market around for fresh produce and a host of other things too. The thing is, French markets start early and pack up early too, BUT my darling husband Laurie loves Mirepoix market, bu... Read more
A fun filled week and 2 pounds down
Sunday, February 19, 2017      19 comments

So we've had another good week in France.... Tuesday was a romantic Valentine's Day Wednesday was dinner at home with friends Thursday we started to plan for a few trips, playing tourist at home. Since buying our house here, in th... Read more
I have skinny ankles; where did they come from?
Thursday, February 16, 2017      13 comments

Now I know that if my height was at the optimum for my weight, yes, I know I'm far too short for my weight, but if I was stretched to my optimum height for my weight, I would have awesome legs... the other day, as I stretched out my legs on the ... Read more
Valentine's Day morning do I get up at 6:15 or turn off the alarm and go back to sleep?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      10 comments

That was my question to me today. What did I do? I shook my pre-workout self and got up, because: * I love my 2-3 hours of me time * Once I start pedalling, I soon get on with the rest of my workout * while I pedal, I ca... Read more
Back to bite size pieces...
Sunday, February 12, 2017      13 comments

Last month I set some targets. Now I need to modify my target dates, now that my mind is in a better place and the stresses have subsided, i.e. We are in France, Laurie's gout is getting better, the central heating is fixed. Everythin... Read more
Pipe fixed, we have central heating again, after 6 days.....
Thursday, February 09, 2017      9 comments

So last night, I went to bed early in the hope of an earlier than usual workout, as the plumber was due 8-8:30..... Then Sabina texted to say that she had had a panic attack on the way home from the theatre, on the tube, so had hailed a cab... Read more
I started 2017 in February...
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      8 comments

January was just awful... I had most of my blog written, then it disappeared, so I will just bullet point it: 1. Towards the end of December, FIL asked to go into a home for respite care to build up his strength. 2. New Year's Eve we t... Read more
Bite size pieces
Saturday, January 14, 2017      13 comments

I was sat there this morning, reading a blog by AUTIEJ, and it came to me... I really must blog again and I must blog before I forget what I wa... Read more
Wobbly week...
Thursday, January 05, 2017      9 comments

Monday 2nd Jan, drove back from Devon in horrendous traffic. The journey took 5 1/2 hours, not good! So glad I did a workout in the morning. Tuesday 3rd Jan, properly home, getting ready to go back to France on Saturday, went food shopping,... Read more
Busy Festive season to end 2016, now to move positively into 2017!
Saturday, December 31, 2016      12 comments

Over the last 2 weeks, I haven't been on SP, as it just becomes too hectic, BUT ... I was careful with eating, without feeling deprived, AND... I did continue exercise, going to the gym Monday to Friday; luckily Christmas Da... Read more
A workout is a workout, wherever and however...
Monday, December 12, 2016      11 comments

In London, at home, I go to the gym for my workout, up to 5 days a week, in France I have a rower, weights, a desk cycle and resistance bands, so I workout at home. Now I'm at FIL's for a week and there is a treadmill and I have brought a resist... Read more
Plateau busted by sheer determination....
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      9 comments

I always remember an old WW quote... 'Little pickers wear big knickers' And that was certainly me, although now I avoid eating between meals - it's a killer! I was hoping to get back to where I was, in March, by Christmas. Up until 2... Read more
Less fat = less fat!
Friday, December 02, 2016      9 comments

So I really should be an eating expert. After all, I've been on this earth for over 55 years and have spent many years losing those same pounds, over, and over, and over again. Yes, I'm a true recycling champion. In 1985, the year before my f... Read more
Stress hurts...
Monday, November 21, 2016      9 comments

Whenever I have a high level of stress in my life, it hurts! Stress goes straight to my stomach, bladder and bowels. This weekend, we heard that FIL was rushed to hospital after falling from his bed. He is 87 and has had oesophageal cancer (... Read more

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