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The next 50 days - counting down....
Thursday, December 02, 2010      3 comments

As of today, I have 50 days until I start my vacation to celebrate the big 50! My initial goal was to lose 50 pounds by the time I reached 50 – well that is not going to happen but I hope to be more than half way there by then. I can still reach... Read more
Fosamax - is it safe? Should I take it?
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

I just had the results of my recent bone density test and my doctor says he wants me to go on Fosamax. I am not too happy about this since I exercise six days a week, get plenty of calcium in my diet and also take calcium supplements. My b... Read more
Hurricane Igor heading to Bermuda
Sunday, September 19, 2010      1 comments

So it seems our luck has run out this hurricane season - Bermuda has had the threat of several storms this year which have turned out to be nothing, but now Hurricane Igor has decided he wants to pay a visit. Just the name bothers me - makes me ... Read more
Zumba Demo clip 2 (video blog)
Thursday, August 12, 2010      7 comments

Great fun!... Read more
Zumba Demo - clip 1 (video blog)
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

Some of my Zumba class showing our stuff!... Read more
Zumba Demo - I did it!
Thursday, August 12, 2010      7 comments

I have been going to a Zumba Class for a few weeks now and last night some of our group did a demo in front of quite a big crowd. I am on the far right - easy to spot as I am always the shortest in every party! ... Read more
One year later
Monday, August 02, 2010      6 comments

So as of July 31st I reached my one year Sparkversary! It has been a great year and I just wanted to say thanks to all my Spark Friends for being so supportive throughout the year. I have lost 22 1/2 lbs in that time - almost half-way to my fina... Read more
Silly Survey continued (get to know your Spark Friends)
Thursday, May 13, 2010      5 comments

If you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog. A - Age: 49 B - Bed size: super-king! C - Chore you hate: cleaning the... Read more
Re-evaluating my goals for 2010 - time to be realistic and not stress myself so much
Friday, March 12, 2010      5 comments

My main goal is to be at 150 pounds or less by my 50th birthday in January 2011. I am going to set myself goals and rewards in 10lb chunks (appropriate word, lol). At the start of the year I was setting myself a time frame of 10lbs every 10 wee... Read more
Man of the Year - they got it wrong - surely it is the Spark Guy?!
Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

Obviously Time magazine do not know enough about Spark People and the amazing Spark Guy who has helped so many people worldwide by providing a wonderful resource to help us become better people. How can they give the award to someone who... Read more
Walking in Sunshine!
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      2 comments

What a beautiful day here in Bermuda - 70 degrees, 51% humidity and a lovely breeze. The perfect weather - if only it could be like this all year round (Apologies to all those of you in cooler climates!). I continued my pledge to walk 10 mi... Read more
Getting back to the gym after vacation/sickness
Thursday, November 19, 2009      1 comments

Last night was my first 'proper' workout since my vacation and my sickness. I went back to the UK to visit my family and friends for two and a half weeks. I confess to not exercising too much and definitely not eating as healthily as I should. ... Read more
Sodium Shocker!
Thursday, August 27, 2009      4 comments

Well yesterday was a real eye-opener for me! I have been a member for a few weeks and have been religiously tracking my food. Every few days I have been adding another nutrient to track and so far so good, I have been in the safe zone. Yesterday... Read more
Feeling good!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      1 comments

I have been a member of SP for just over a week now, and religiously logging my food and exercise, and recording my goals. It wasn't a good time to start my new regime, since Saturday was our anniversary and we headed out for dinner! I did choos... Read more