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Off to hospital tomorrow :-(
Sunday, November 14, 2010      12 comments

Last winter I slipped over in the car park at work when the weather was at it's worst. The result was a fractured elbow, a plaster cast, several weeks off work and a lot of time with minimal exercise. This was very frustrating on many levels but... Read more
Gale force winds
Friday, November 12, 2010      6 comments

Today I was due to run 5k but was having second thoughts after walking my dog first thing this morning in gale force winds. I checked the local weather forecast and it was due to be windy all day. Hmmm what to do? I had the option of going to th... Read more
Not quite a day off
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      7 comments

Since we moved into our houses 10 years ago we have talked on and off about re-modelling the attic room. The previous occupants converted the attic space into a small storage room and a bigger room which they used as a games room. But to be fran... Read more
Away for the weekend.
Thursday, October 21, 2010      7 comments

I got weighed today and have finally lost another pound! It's great to see my little tracker car heading towards the finishing line. I won't be Sparking over the weekend as I am going away with my daughters for some girlie time. I do not intend ... Read more
Mixing it up a little
Saturday, October 16, 2010      3 comments

I did a short run today, 3.5KM, in order to try out some advice from fellow sparkers. I set off at my usual pace, then after the first kilometer started add some short bursts at a faster pace. This was actually not as bad as I expected, I almost... Read more
Friday, October 15, 2010      8 comments

At last my sweater is finished. Just in time if the weather is about to change. The biggest challenge will be preventing my daughter taking it off to university with her! ... Read more
Quick update
Monday, October 11, 2010      7 comments

Joining a couple of new teams has been great in getting me motivated. I have been active, tracked food, drank water and even lost a pound! I feel like my clothes are not so snug and have even contemplated shopping for a smaller size, good grief ... Read more
Finding time
Sunday, October 03, 2010      5 comments

Apart from a walk in the rain with my dog this morning, I have had no exercise today. Well other than running to the bathroom down 2 flights of stairs at work quite frequently. This is as a result of drinking more water in my attempt at achievin... Read more
Almost there
Saturday, October 02, 2010      5 comments

Just been out for my morning walk and recorded my fitness minutes only to realise that another ten minutes would have taken me to 10,000! That had been my goal for Sept, but it's proving to be elusive. Got a busy day ahead now before work at lun... Read more
Better afternoon than expected
Saturday, September 25, 2010      5 comments

Today I worked from 7am to 2pm but it was very quiet so we spent a lot of time sitting around chatting and drinking too much tea! When I got home I really couldn't be bothered with much and fancied surfing around SP and then doing a bit of knitt... Read more
Staying power
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      7 comments

I'm not alone in saying I have tried many diets! Counting points, low carb, high protein, cabbage soup and on and on it goes. Did any of them have a lasting effect? In a word.... NO. I started here on SparkPeople in February and have amazed myse... Read more
My First 10k Race
Sunday, September 05, 2010      7 comments

Last year I had to miss the 10K race with a damaged achilles heel. This took 6 months to mend and still feels stiff from time to time. This year training has been going well and I have really looked forward to the challenge. Last weekend I had t... Read more
Sept is here
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

I had a very disappointing August, I joined a challenge to lose 5 pounds and ended up putting 2 pounds on. The little car on my tracker is now driving backwards! Not to be discouraged though, I'm turning that car right around and I am attem... Read more
Today I realised.....
Saturday, August 28, 2010      9 comments

I have been frustrated for the last couple of weeks not to see any change in the scales. emoticon For a few d... Read more
37 hours
Sunday, August 22, 2010      3 comments

I have worked out that in order to get to 10,000 fitness minutes I need to do 37 hours of exercise! emoticon ... Read more

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