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The Big BP Crusade
Sunday, March 07, 2021      13 comments

Sneaky, silent...High Blood Pressure creeps on you...and I wasn't expecting it. 'Anything I can do naturally?' I ask. 'Well, there are some lifestyle changes, but...' replies my GP, looking quizzically at me over her glasses. 'But....? ... Read more
Dust Off the DVD Challenge
Thursday, February 18, 2021      6 comments

I had a team challenge today to find an old exercise routine or DVD and give it a fresh whirl during the current lockdown. There can only be one place to start if I'm going retro.... Ah, Cindy Crawford. The person whose body I was meant to ... Read more
Muscle to fat - Nay. Fat to muscle -Yay!
Wednesday, January 06, 2021      9 comments

Aims for January, February and probably forever onwards.... Combine cardio with strength work. It's starting to make sense. Check out these facts: 1lb Muscle burns 75 cals a day. 1lb Fat burns 8 cals a day. 1lb of Fat takes up 5x ... Read more
Climbing Kilinney Hill
Sunday, November 22, 2020      11 comments

This place holds a great deal of significance for me because it was my 'battle back' destination after my spine damage. It's not particularly high c... Read more
My Fab Five for November
Saturday, November 07, 2020      13 comments

'Have you shared your plans for November?' The Wise Ones ask. 'Have you reviewed October's goals? You are more likely to commit to plans you share than by going it alone.' So here are my Fabulous Five - the aims that I am going to carry out... Read more
Thoughts on the story of Frankenstein
Friday, October 23, 2020      10 comments

Frankenstein.... ....Written as a ghost story challenge in a house on the shores of Lake Geneva, when a party of friends was trapped indoors by sinister, stormy, sunless skies after the eruption of a far-off volcano. Strange times. What can... Read more
In it for the long haul....
Friday, October 16, 2020      10 comments

We all start this journey to change somewhere. I have a goodly number of years to my bones, so I have started diets/ exercise regimes/ healthy eating plans/ whatever you choose to call them....many, many times. I've also drifted off track a corr... Read more
My Fabulous Five...
Thursday, October 08, 2020      13 comments

'Have you shared your plans for October?' The Wise Ones ask. 'You are more likely to commit to plans you share than by going it alone.' So here are my Fabulous Five - the aims that I am going to carry out daily this month. #1. 30mins E... Read more
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      8 comments

'Measuring the Marigolds...seems to me you'd stop and see how beautiful they are'. The song came back to me when I was fussing around with a tape measure this morning; breathing in; hoping I'd shaved a fraction off my waist, maybe hips, thi... Read more
"Where's there's life...."
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      11 comments

'Where there's life, there's hope,' said Renee aged 97, a resident at the Care Home my Mom was in. 'When I wake up, I say to myself, 'Good morning Renee - here's another day you can do something with...' A wonderful lady! And I'm going to ... Read more
Sunday, September 13, 2020      9 comments

Don't run before you can walk. Pride comes before a fall. Look before you... ...take an armful of 'next size down' clothes into a changing room and get something STUCK in that 'no woman's zone' half way between the bust and the sh... Read more
This much I know - Aims for September
Thursday, September 03, 2020      11 comments

If I drink the suggested amount of water, my skin will look better and my eye 'whites' will whiten. TRUE Tracking food may seem like a chore but it is an effective way of making me consider healthy options and food values before I eat anyt... Read more
The Perfectly Good Squirrel
Tuesday, August 25, 2020      6 comments

I've been thinking about how we see ourselves, how others see us and how sometimes the way we view ourselves can hold us back from living a perfectly good enough life. Note I didn't say 'perfect life' but 'perfectly good enough'. I remembe... Read more