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I walked 22k yesterday.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      18 comments

Yesterday, I went for a long walk with three other women, one Japanese, me, and two French women. The oldest is in her early eighties and she’s the st... Read more
Another fresh start
Friday, January 31, 2020      10 comments

February 1st and another fresh start. I’ve just looked back over my past year of records for weight and exercise. The weight has slipped up and exercise has slipped down, but I’ve made headway on pulling exercise minutes back up in the last... Read more
DH got to see his grandson
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      15 comments

When DH first got ill, a friend in the medical profession said, “You’ll have to feed him right or he won’t get to see his grandchildren.” I was scared then, but nowadays I would probably just think, “I know what I’m doing.” She was right in a wa... Read more
Lasts and firsts
Saturday, January 25, 2020      12 comments

I haven’t had much inspiration for blogging recently. Fortunately, it’s because life is smooth and uneventful. Busyness stopped in the middle of last week when I handed in my grades, and that’s the end of real work for this school year. In Japan... Read more
Weight gain
Thursday, January 09, 2020      11 comments

It’s not a big weight gain but I’m higher than I’ve been since I got into maintenance, and it seems to be sticking around. I suppose the holiday period started it off. I’m wondering whether to drop out of the maintenance challenge because it doe... Read more
A slightly tough walk
Friday, December 27, 2019      10 comments

I felt kind of knocked sideways by today’s walk, at any rate during the last part. I was dragging behind the other two. I wonder why. Possible reasons? I had a tummy bug over the weekend but I thought three days clear of it was OK. I was making ... Read more
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Saturday, December 14, 2019      10 comments

I’ve been noticing that I wake up every morning with a slight feeling of grumpiness/apprehension. Well, I can’t help what thoughts come into my min... Read more
What have I done so far for my jacket?
Saturday, December 07, 2019      10 comments

The jacket. Mmmm! Well! What have I done so far for it to fit with a little wiggle room rather than “just” fit? First, facing what I weigh. Before buying it, after two short nights, I didn’t record my weight because I don’t lose water weigh... Read more
Have smart jacket. Now need SMART goals!
Monday, December 02, 2019      13 comments

I bought a jacket today. I only had one which I bought after losing some weight but before joining SP. it was quite a few years ago, before close-f... Read more
Coming back to the surface
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      11 comments

I'm past the worst of this week now. I did my usual prep in my office on Saturday while DH was at the clinic. Extra personnel was unexpectedly needed on Sunday, and I substituted for someone from ten till six on Monday. Then Tuesday and Wednesd... Read more
Fruit and veg shock!
Thursday, November 14, 2019      14 comments

I work full time, which in my case is four days a week, but they're long days. When I'm not working I easily make five fruit and veg but............. Horrors! On working days, my diet is the pits. I have to make a big effort to even get in ... Read more
A special day
Sunday, October 20, 2019      17 comments

Yesterday, I went the 280 miles to Kyoto to meet our two-week-old grandson for the first time. I went with my daughter. DH wants to go when everyone’s more rested and used to things. DD and I originally planned to go by plane because a perk... Read more
Sparkers spread sparks
Sunday, October 13, 2019      12 comments

ual.asp?blog_id=6624781 This is how we pick up ideas from other Sparkers and improve our physical and emotional health. I’m not good at this link thing - anyway SERENASEA.... Read more
Looking back with fresh eyes
Monday, October 07, 2019      10 comments

In a fit of nostalgia, I was wandering around the Internet one day and came across the website of the Old Girls’ association of my school, 1962 - 1969. I asked to join it and was asked to confirm my request. Actually, my overall memories of scho... Read more
Our grandson has arrived!
Saturday, October 05, 2019      18 comments

I'm in my office preparing classes and I just had a call from my son. The baby was born three hours ago at around noon Japan time (5 October). Mother and baby are both fine. N has sent a photo. He's unbelievably cute. He seems to be smilin... Read more

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