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Blood pressure tablets? No thank you!!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      20 comments

Last year, about the time of my hysterectomy, my blood pressure shot up. I was going through a very stressful time, with two cancellations and just the stress of major surgery and what I felt was slow recovery - I wasn't able to get back to the ... Read more
If music be the food of exercise, play on... apologies to Mr William Shakespeare!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      16 comments

I usually exercise to music. It makes the time go faster and often I get so into the tunes that I exercise for longer too. I love a wide variety of music and have a 'gym playlist' but it is longer than my workouts, so I just let my music c... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Procrastination is the killer of success!
Monday, April 17, 2017      95 comments

Procrastination, something I'm really good at. If they did classes in it, I'd be top of the class! I've always been the 'last minute Lucy', school assignments in on time, by the skin of my teeth. Doing my degree thesis, I did all my researc... Read more
More doesn't taste better!
Sunday, April 16, 2017      25 comments

I love my food. In fact, I've always loved my food. When my sister was born, she fed poorly, then, nine years later, I was born, the good eater and people pleaser... People gave me food... I ate... they were pleased They gave me more..... Read more
Decorating finished, room dressed and ready for Air b'n'b.....
Saturday, April 15, 2017      22 comments

These last two weeks have been taken up with decorating a spare bedroom and its ensuite bathroom, ready to make a little extra cash while we're here in France with air b'n'b. Although it's not a large room and there was no major work planned, th... Read more
I'm not doing that again!
Friday, April 07, 2017      21 comments

What's that, you ask.. Some new diet? No A complicated exercise regime? Nope Some weird act best kept behind closed doors? No, not at all ... Read more
To finish, you have to start and keep restarting.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      14 comments

After all, you wouldn't leave the car behind in the middle of a road trip just because the engine stalled! That's me, starting, then restarting, again and again, because once I get the bit between my teeth,..... The first 'serious' bout of ... Read more
Meatfree Monday almost started out as Exercisefree Monday.....
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      10 comments

So on Sunday the clocks went forward. Now, usually I get up early and work out. I Spark, have my lemon and ginger tea and banana, then exercise. But yesterday, the alarm clock went off, I shut it off and went back to sleep until 8:10, then I sta... Read more
Weight gain is like a visit to the loan shark....
Monday, March 27, 2017      10 comments

A good SparkFriend BUTTONPOPPER1 wrote an excellent blog yesterday about food being the enemy. I always enjoy her blogs and agree with so much she writes. I wrote a comment in reply, which she in turn complimented me on (I do love those mutual a... Read more
40 things about me!
Sunday, March 26, 2017      10 comments

Borrowed from MISSDORKNESS and ONEKIDSMOM: Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. 1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes! 2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? Yes, gave up over 12 years ago 3. Do... Read more
Just over 10 years, 2 months on SparkPeople - what have I learnt??
Friday, March 24, 2017      14 comments

Ok, so after over 10 years sparking and sparkling here, I'm still here. Admittedly, I haven't always been consistent, but I have learnt a lot about myself and I'm still learning... * Tracking my food and exercise properly does result in wei... Read more
Time to blog about those NSVs...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      12 comments

Travelling back to the Uk, we stopped in a town in central France, Auxerre, for two nights. But more about Auxerre later. It rained and rained and rained, and the internet was, at best, intermittent. I struggled to track and gave up as ever... Read more
Beside the seaside at Mèze... still Saturday
Sunday, February 26, 2017      13 comments

Having enjoyed Bouzigues, we decided to carry on round the lagoon, to Mèze. This had a busier quayside, but also lovely, and no doubt very crowded in the summer too. ... Read more
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside.....
Sunday, February 26, 2017      18 comments

Yesterday, it was a beautiful sunny day, too good to waste by not going to the coast. Being so close to the Med and out of tourist season, it was the perfect combination for a drive out. Laurie and I both love seafood of every kind, except ... Read more
Lac Cavayere - a lovely sunny 3 miles in an hour....
Thursday, February 23, 2017      12 comments

Our house, in France, is a few miles outside Carcassonne, a 40 minute drive from the Mediterranean Sea. In the summer, we hunt out new beaches on the coast and different places to eat oysters and mussels, which are found along this coast. ... Read more

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