We started with Midnight Mass, fortunately well before midnight.... Began outside church, lighting the Easter Fire, from which we all lit candles and processed into the church. After the service there were eats downstairs, the first of a 24 ho... Read more
civil wedding in Albania
My friend is marrying a German, and has had to jump through hoops to qualify for a visa to join him in Germany. First she had to pass a (fairly simple) German exam, for which she had only a short time to prepare. Then she had to get various ... Read more
100 days to a new you, day 1
Have joined 100 days to new you challenge. My goals for this challenge are
1. 30 mins exercise a day, aiming to burn 150 cals at least, but yoga OK if I cant do more, e.g. Now, recovering from flu bug
2. 5-15 mins decluttering, except w... Read more
less haste, more speed!
The little church by the nice restaurant part way up the mountain.
My jogging is gradually getting less slow. Interestingly uninterrupted jogging for about 10 mins is ... Read more
Jumping jack squat reps up to 30, plus 10 to make 100. Very challenging today for some reason. Pushups over the hiccough. 5 reps stretches me to my limit, but I can do it this week.
Cardio blast. Have done all the workouts and sometimes re... Read more
Jumping jack squats. Yes, 4 batches of 25.
Pushups. Had a hiccough when I got sore arms doing sets of 5. Am now doing sets of 3 this week, aiming at 5 sets. Have not yet achieved that, but hope to do so today.
In order to reach my 240 mi... Read more
#backontrack day 1. Thank you SP!
First of all, a big THANK YOU to SP. In just under a year I've got rid of 10 kilos, 7 of them this year since I got serious about exercise, exceeded, so revised, my original goal, and kept them off for the last 4 months. I did once lose 17 ki... Read more
This challenge sounds brilliant. I've only just discovered it, so have not thought much about what I need to work at most.
1. Before I found it, I had printed out a calendar page for August, that tracks number of portions of veg, fruit, ... Read more
just do it!
Motivation to work out has been very low. I kept forgetting it till too late. So I've gone back to doing what I did when I started working out regularly in January: starting the day with a workout. Coach Nicole's bodysculpting combined with 2... Read more
The last two days I have stopped tracking cals, and am intuitive eating. I shall probably track my weight daily instead. Despite eating above my cal guidelines, I have continued to lose weight since reaching my goal. I find not only my weigh... Read more
Today's SC challenge was get your meals prepped for tomorrow. I'd done some of that yesterday. Borscht and sweet/sour red cabbage. Have some meals, soups etc left over from last week, and half a trout. I've run out of instant breakfasts. Us... Read more
January. Daily exercise! 100% AND lost about 3 kilo that month. Did January jumpstart in January, then 28 day bootcamp in February. A couple of inactive weeks after that because I'd overexercised. Now combining Jumpstart strength workouts w... Read more
binge - first time this year!
I binged, ate 3 or 4 superfluous chocolates on my own, on top of a small slice of cake and a boiled sweet (social eating). Why did I do it? Partly frustration. Calorie counting is a bore, and frustrating when I have to make wild guesses for... Read more
finished first stage of journey.
I've taken a few days off exercise after overdoing it. Have also been hungry, not just thirsty, so eating more than usual. Weighed myself today to check out what this had done to my weight - and was amazed to find I'd still lost weight and act... Read more
one step back, 2 forward.
Just under a kilo to my goal weight. I was originally aiming to get there sometime this summer, but now hope I can make it by the end of this month. It's not so simple. I'm getting really hungry these days. I realise I need to get my act to... Read more
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