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I am brave day 30
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      6 comments

So I've completed this 'I am brave' challenge. My goal was to lose 10 pounds .....and I didn't achieve it! And that's the only bit of bad news! The good news? I did manage to lose 4 pounds. I have started one day of juicing every w... Read more
I am brave, day 8
Monday, April 10, 2017      0 comments

I am on day 8 of the 'I am brave' challenge and I am pleasantly surprised. I have made small changes to ensure that I stick with them: I have introduced one day of juicing, just one, which was a lot easier to do as I knew the next 6 days would... Read more
I am brave :)
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      5 comments

Although I have been logging in almost daily and have added my fitbit details, that's all I have done since my last blog post in 2011. A lot has happened. Since 2012 I have a new partner who loves walking as much as I do, but we both also love c... Read more
Ouch, my back ;-)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      4 comments

The last few weeks have been very hectic and I hardly had any time to spend in my vegetable garden or go jogging. But I have lots of time this week, a good time to sort out the vegetable beds and get into the jogging habit again. Unfortunat... Read more
Great running quote
Saturday, November 13, 2010      3 comments

Somebody showed me list today with tips for running. Most of the tips were things I had read before but one sentence stuck in my head: ... Read more
Jogging and giving up
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      4 comments

The other day I read in a magazine that walking is better than jogging as too many people give up jogging too quickly, whereas hardly anybody gives up walking once they've started. I can relate to that. I love going for long walks if I have... Read more
My first year at Sparkpeople - a big disappointment and ...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      12 comments

... a huge success at the same time ! emoticon Why a big disappointment, I hear you shout! Well, when I join... Read more
"May" I bore you with my blog?
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      5 comments

May has been an interesting month! On May 2nd I achieved one goal which had been on my mind for a long time: I walked a 26mile marathon in 7 1/2hrs. I was absolutely shattered and in pain but the feeling of success was great. Then I was sor... Read more
My personal trainer
Saturday, May 15, 2010      3 comments

Although I do a lot of walking, I have decided that I want to go running too and hopefully run most of the 5k run/walk in July. I tried runing before but without any success. So........................ I've invested in a personal trainer! ... Read more
A new challenge ............. I think!
Friday, May 07, 2010      4 comments

Since completing the 26mile walk on Sunday I have been thinking about a new challenge and couldn't think about one. Ok, I registered for a 5k run (actually it will be a mixture of running and walking for me), and I could make it a challenge to r... Read more
I did it! I walked the whole 26miles!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      11 comments

Yes, I did it! emoticon I nearly didn't! We walked nearly 20 miles in constant rain and it was VERY wind... Read more
The Sarsen Trail
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      3 comments

Quote from the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website: "The Sarsen Trail follows a 26-mile route across undulating Wiltshire countryside with stunning views across the Vale of Pewsey and the Avon Valley. The unique route links two of the UK's World ... Read more
A new start is required, but how do I find the motivation?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      10 comments

I've been logging on to sparkpeople since August last year and things went really well. I lost weight and felt great. I even kept my weight down over Christmas. Then I put on weight in January but even that I got under control again and the moti... Read more
England at a standstill?!?
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      3 comments

Here is a bit of fun for all you non-Uk people: England is at a standstill! Why??? We've had some snow ... Read more
"You're getting fitter!" Who, me???
Monday, December 07, 2009      5 comments

Weather permitting, OH and I like to go for a long walk on a Sunday afternoon and yesterday we went on a walk we hadn't done for quite a while - one hour along the canal and then one hour back (before the rain starts again). We started off... Read more

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