Day 3,107: Using visual tools to help stay on track...
Sunday, July 22, 2018 8 comments
Having been on the gain, lose, gain, lose rollercoaster for many years now, I will use every possible method to finish this damn ride! I get disillusioned very easily when it comes to my weight and often focus on what isn't working rather... Read more
Day 2,065: I'm not normally one to photograph my food....
Sunday, September 13, 2015 7 comments
I'm not one to normally photograph my food... but... I have been experimenting with different sized crockery recently as I do believe that reducing the size of your plates does fool your brain into thinking you are eating more. Today I prep... Read more
Day 1,115: Oh, now you've gone and done it...
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6 comments
Well folks, guess what? I made a commitment. Yesiree bob. I have committed myself to a 50km (31 mile) charity walk in September. And there is no getting away from the facts that: * I am walking for the charity that I work for * I... Read more
Day 1,106: Tis a wonderful thing!
Sunday, January 27, 2013 6 comments
I don't have a lot to say today aside from this.... ... there are few things more satisfying than going to the "doesn't fit" wardrobe/ attic / cardboard box / plastic bag, taking some clothes out, trying them on, remembering what it felt l... Read more
Day 1,097: Three years later....
Friday, January 18, 2013 10 comments
Yup, it's three years to the day since I started my meanderings through the wonderful world of Spark! Although if I subtracted the periods of time where I was.. *ahem*.... AWOL....I should probably only be celebrating an 18-month anniversary! ... Read more
Day 1,079: Looking back and moving forward...
Monday, December 31, 2012 10 comments
So here we are... another year over... they just seem to go faster and faster! One of the highlights of 2012 was the wonderful holiday I had hiking in beautiful Cornwall in August. However, the single downside to that trip was my excessive... Read more
Day 1,043: She'll be wearing pink pyjamas ...
Sunday, November 25, 2012 16 comments
An open letter to all pyjama manufacturers .... Dear Nudniks, May I remind you that I am an adult. A forty-something year old adult. I would like to request that you stop making childrens pyjamas in adult sizes and start making pyjam... Read more
Day 1,014: The five people you meet.... on a hiking trail....!
Saturday, October 27, 2012 8 comments
As I was out for my Saturday hike, it occurred to me that I keep coming across the same "types" whilst out on the trail... 1. The "Happy Couple" The happy couple walk at the pace of a blind, arthritic snail with no sense of direction. ... Read more
Day 1,000: Can't really let that milestone pass now can I?
Saturday, October 13, 2012 12 comments
Well, when I say it's been a 1,000 days, let me clarify.... It has been exactly 1,000 days since that very first day when I signed up with Sparkpeople! However.... out of that 1,000 days, I have spent over 600 days ignoring it and nea... Read more
Day 996: Things that go through my mind when hiking...!
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 6 comments
When I was out hiking last weekend, about half way round my walk it occurred to me that if people knew the things that I think about when I am out hiking solo.... they would probably have me committed! I thought that I would give you, for y... Read more
Day 993: Fat people like to go outside too, you know!
Saturday, October 06, 2012 5 comments
Ok, so this one is going to be short and sweet (yes, I know, not like me at ALL!). I hike in my jeans. This is not good. Jeans get wet and sweaty and hold all that moisture in and don't dry. They are heavy. They chafe if they don't fit ... Read more
Day 986: 1, 2, 3, 4.....
Saturday, September 29, 2012 3 comments
So off I went today for, what I am delighted to say is becoming my REGULAR, Saturday hike. Now there are some things going on that I am starting to notice.... I go through this ritual each time... of deciding where I am going to hike... th... Read more
Day 965: Today... I am a GODDESS!
Saturday, September 08, 2012 5 comments
Yes I am... an honest to goodness, walking amongst mere mortals, goddess! And why, you may ask? Well, this is why.... Seeing the weather forecast was good for this weekend, I decided that it was about time I recognised that hiking is ... Read more
Day 964: Yup, it really is....!
Friday, September 07, 2012 4 comments
964 days. And you have lost.... 4lbs? Ummm... well... yeah! Let me explain.... So I joined Sparkpeople (yay!) on 18th January 2010, which was Day 1, and by Day 211 had lost 52 lbs (double yay!). And then something happened. I g... Read more
Day 438: If this doesn't make you smile... you're a lost cause!!
Thursday, March 31, 2011 8 comments
I defy you not to smile when you see this video.... 5thworld.com/Paradigm/Po
AndHound.html So, if you don't fancy hugging another species... just hug your own! ... Read more
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