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A challenge to spur me on further....
Friday, May 04, 2012      3 comments

DIY Challenge Entry Form My Challenge Name:Beanie's Mum My Starting Weight:217 Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats: (body measurements, race times, crunch max, jeans size, whatever YOU ne... Read more
Back to the dumbells...
Thursday, May 03, 2012      2 comments

I walk lots every day, a bit less as we've had a lot of rain, but lots up and down ground floor to second and back several times a day. Late;y I've been neglecting my strength training, but not today!! Today I started small - 4 dumbell exer... Read more
A little choice, but a HUGE step...
Thursday, April 26, 2012      3 comments

As all of my sparkfriends know, I'm a teacher. On a regular basis children have birthdays which they like to celebrate with all of us in school. Today was such a day. One of my maths students was 12 today, so he brought in boxes of doughnuts to ... Read more
6 days in and another spark ignites....
Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

Back in January my fiance Laurie bought a new motorbike after he was knocked off his previous one just before Christmas. He asked me whether we would actually go touring if he bought a tourer... I said yes, but didn't really think that we would ... Read more
SPARK Re-ignited
Sunday, April 15, 2012      3 comments

On 29th February (it being a leap year) I took the plunge - YES, I asked Laurie to marry us, that is to become my husband and my daughter Sabina's stepdad, a role he already fulfills amazingly. Anyway, he had no hesitation in accepting our propo... Read more
Yet more stairs!!!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011      3 comments

Today, the head, in his infinite wisdom decided, that because of his ' never a child alone' policy in school, we have to escort classloads everywhere because of safety. This means that they cannot go to and from breaks in a group, wasting valuab... Read more
Lots and lots of stairs!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      0 comments

Well, had a pretty long day at school today. Now, my new classroom is on the 2nd floor. I must have gone up and down those I think it is 60+ stairs 10 times today, avoiding the lift that only goes to the 1st floor. I even did it a few extra time... Read more
Woo hoo - it's going down!!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      4 comments

Weighed this morning... I'm down 1 pound lower than before we went to Devon. I am SO_O_O pleased!! emoticon ... Read more
Time to exercise again...
Monday, August 29, 2011      2 comments

Since my myomectomy in April I have been unable to exercise properly due to the prolonged recovery time, which was extended because of my father's hospital stays and subsequent death at the end of May. Just over a week after coming homne from ho... Read more
"Stop the world, I want to get off" has finally subsided...
Sunday, August 14, 2011      3 comments

Blogging was the last thing on my mind the last few months. May got worse... Dad came out of hospital happy with his new carers, but prone to much negative talk. He was home for precisely 6 days...8:05 am I get a call from the distraught carer..... Read more
....and so it goes on....!
Monday, May 09, 2011      1 comments

I'm still not up to any exercise post-op - did 2 flights of stairs today - not a good idea!! It really HURTS so won't be repeating that for a few weeks... I know I've done too much too soon, but with my dad still in hospital what else can I do??... Read more
Today was a good day for us!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      1 comments

Looks like it's a good day for GOOD NEWS!!! Me too, me too!!! Today I organised a live-in carer for my dad, coupled with a part-time carer for her days off - what a weight off my shoulders... she moves in on Sunday, which means that Da... Read more
Post-op - fibroid gone, but brain still remains....
Monday, May 02, 2011      7 comments

"My goal for May is to stabilise my program. I am post-op after a huge fibroid and so have gained from easter, boredom through not being able to do anything, and of course through a host of other excuses - heck, by now I should know I am worth m... Read more
Into spring with a gentle and rather wary spring in my step...!
Thursday, April 07, 2011      3 comments

Hi there! thought I'd better sign in as I've been AWOL for a while. I'm currently about to come out of hospital after a myomectomy (removal of large fibroid in my uterus) on Tuesday last. Coming up to the op I had a lot of work to prepare for ... Read more
Another 2 pounds gone and i'm back on the downward trend!!
Sunday, January 23, 2011      7 comments

So pleased that the holiday weight gain was so temporary!! Now I can continue on my downward journey throughout 2011. I've got my big *5-0* coming up in March, followed quickly by my oldest niece's wedding - gotta be glam for that lol!! Somehow,... Read more

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