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I used to have gym membership....
Friday, January 04, 2019      10 comments

Gym membership worked well for me. The first time was when I was with WW, veering towards my first wedding at 25. I joined a local gym, was given my workout and followed each workout religiously between workout reviews. I also discovered t... Read more
Lunch with old friends and I made it through....even in a Polish restaurant...
Thursday, January 03, 2019      12 comments

This morning I got up quite late for me, 8:30, but following my water and lemon and ginger tea, spent 40 minutes pedalling at a decent pace. I didn’t have time for a full workout, but knew I’d get a good walk in on my way to meet my friends and ... Read more
Who’d have thought.....?
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      11 comments

That I would be able to complete any push-ups, ten at a time, even modified..... Anyway, today’s Sparkcoach challenge, for me, was to complete fifty push-ups. So, I have been practising wall push-ups for a while, but never even tried c... Read more
2019 has started and I continue my Spark journey, having re-ignited my spark in December 2018
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      16 comments

I have now been sparking, on and off for twelve years. I may not have reached my weight goal, but I have become a fitter, healthier, happier me. Twelve years ago, I was a single mum with a six year old daughter. Twelve years on, I am the m... Read more
How to get to touch your toes....
Sunday, May 13, 2018      14 comments

Internet keeps cutting out with regular power cuts here, so thought I'd just share this, as I've NEVER been able to touch my toes, well not with straight legs and stood straight! www.self.com/gallery/stretch
es-that-will-help-you-touc... Read more
First blog from Goa.... loving it!
Sunday, April 29, 2018      23 comments

So, Wednesday morning we set off for the airport, ready for our three flights and two stopovers. Determined to make a good start to the trip, I was ... Read more
My travel tips for me... off to Goa tomorrow
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      11 comments

1. It's not my last supper, so no need to gorge myself. 2. Think thin from within - think and eat like a thin person mad I will become one... And now for bed, and try to sleep with all of the excitement!!... Read more
Slowly, slowly, down we go....
Monday, April 23, 2018      17 comments

Ok, so despite feeling that I'm not getting anywhere, I've actually gone down three pounds in three weeks. That's actually quite an achievement for me. One more day in London, then we fly off to Goa for three weeks. I'm approaching this trip qui... Read more
I just love stuffed peppers...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      10 comments

Flying back to the UK today so Not a lot of time to blog. Thought these looked good... https://www.self.com/gallery
/stuffed-pepper-recipes... Read more
A drive into the mountains and a bit of gardening...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      14 comments

Today was our last full day in France for a month. As it was such a beautiful day, we decided to drive up into the Pyrenees to the nearest ski resort, Les Monts d'Olmes. Not that far away, but lots of winding roads at the end. It was 25C in Lava... Read more
I'm not as young as I used to be.....
Monday, April 16, 2018      13 comments

When I was much younger, well actually even up to ten years ago, I could burn the candle both ends. In my thirties, I had a pub and would regularly go to bed at 2:00-4:00am, with no ill effects. When I trained as teacher, the night before my las... Read more
A week of meals from one chicken...... sounds good to me
Saturday, April 14, 2018      10 comments

rom-one-chicken I hope this link works ok... Read more
A different kind of workout....
Friday, April 13, 2018      11 comments

Yesterday, we had our friends staying over after the previous night's paella, so I didn't do my morning workout, but we had a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants and baguette from the village pâtisserie. They went at about midday, so t... Read more
Some quick and easy stir fry recipes for under 100 calories..
Thursday, April 12, 2018      9 comments

I thought these sounded pretty good for a change... http://www.self.com/gallery/
-calories... Read more
Two weeks to Goa, getting used to uneven ground...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      12 comments

Ok, so that must sound like a weird blog title, but it describes where I'm at, perfectly. In two weeks time, we're off to Goa for a three week trip. I'm getting really excited as we've never been before and my camera will be getting lots of... Read more

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