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My new eating plan
Friday, September 23, 2011      9 comments

This is the weekly personalised eating plan devised for me by the slimming institute dietician. Do be aware that it's based on my personal preferences and the patterns she saw in my food diary (see previous blog entry) so if you went there your... Read more
Slimming Institutes
Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

In my lifelong quest to lose weight I've got talked into parting with serious money at several slimming/beauty institutes. I'm not convinced that the machines, such as 'passive exercise' with pads and electric current, or heat chambers etc, rea... Read more
Sunday, September 11, 2011      3 comments

Most mornings I read the news online while drinking several cups of tea. It's "my" time, while my menfolk are still sleeping. This morning I came across this delightful quote: '16th Century French essayist, Michel de Montaigne, loved cats... Read more
The psychology of numbers, clothes sizes
Thursday, September 08, 2011      9 comments

When I started Sparking just over a year ago I was 82kg (180 lbs), and while I mainly wore L size, in some styles I needed XL, or size 22 (UK), 46/48 (European). A year later, 11 kg off and most of my L size trousers need taking in, I've eve... Read more
Changing habits
Sunday, August 07, 2011      4 comments

I've just subscribed to this:
bitspark-system/ The idea is to track each time you keep/don't keep a new habit. After 21 consecutive days it has become ingrained, and you can add a new habit to work on. Each ... Read more
Mediterranean & 'MediterrAsian' Diets
Saturday, August 06, 2011      7 comments

I'm sure you've all read the news stories about the Greek financial crisis and seen the videos or photos of the violent demonstrations. But there are still some good things left about living in Greece, and the food is one of them. There's b... Read more
Saturday, February 05, 2011      13 comments

Just came across this interesting (but not surprising, at least to me) news snippet:\https://sparkpeo.hs.l
ay=649534 Bilinguals also have other advantages: fairly recent research ... Read more
Low Self-Esteem
Friday, January 14, 2011      12 comments

A couple of days ago Son's agency had a live appearance on a morning TV chat show, and they insisted on Son coming, along with some of the other children they represent, and their parents. Husband didn't want to do it so he pushed me into it de... Read more
Spendfree 2011, Tithing
Saturday, January 01, 2011      13 comments

Being a linguist, I dithered a while over the title of this entry, not wanting to start the year with negative words such as No Spending in 2011. Finally I created the word 'spendfree', modelled on spendthrift but meaning the polar opposite. ... Read more
Proud Mummy again!
Saturday, December 11, 2010      5 comments

Here's my son's latest TV spot
?v=W0j8t38qFjg BTW while googling for a link to his upcoming theatre role I was amazed to find my Spark blog entry about this in the first ten sites! ... Read more
Hi-Protein Low-GI the best
Thursday, November 25, 2010      4 comments

Here's a report on 'the world's largest diet study', which shows that a high-protein low-GI approach is best for losing and, more importantly, maintaining weight.
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Low GI/GL and The Greek Doctor's Diet
Friday, November 05, 2010      9 comments

A SparkFriend asked about low GI/GL and I thought I would copy here what I replied. I'm not a scientist so I'm oversimplifying, but in a nutshell, the Glycaemic Index (GI) value shows how the food affects one's blood sugar--does it cause a ... Read more
Bodyline Institute Diet
Friday, November 05, 2010      1 comments

Because I've been stuck on a plateau all week, and I have set myself the challenge of losing at least half a kilo a week between now and Xmas, I'm copying here the Bodyline diet as I'm about to delete it from my page. I'm also adding Week 1. ... Read more
Xmas Challenge
Friday, November 05, 2010      16 comments

I'm posting this on several Teams I belong to, and thought it might be useful to put it on my blog as well. I've just realised that it's 50 days to Christmas, so that leaves 7 full weeks of dieting before the feast. My personal goal is to lose... Read more
Thankful Thursday
Friday, November 05, 2010      0 comments

That is the title of a thread started by Ivory1825 on the Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet team forum, and I found it such a great concept that I thought I would copy my response here. I'm thankful for my son, who came aft... Read more

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