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The ups and downs of weight loss and growing older...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      4 comments

In November 2014 I joined our local weight loss group weighing in at 80.3kg, which I thought was reasonable for my age and height. Boy, was I wrong! In order to become a member, I had to be weighed and measured in order for my doctor to fin... Read more
Results of my 'changed up' breakfast...
Sunday, November 05, 2017      4 comments

Who would have imagined that switching from a hi carb. breakfast to a bowl of diced fresh and dried fruits topped with just over 5g. of ginger marmalade, microwaved for 30 seconds would have made such a difference to my morning's energy levels? ... Read more
Breakfast with a difference today.
Friday, November 03, 2017      7 comments

This morning I stuck with the decision to switch from mainly carbs with a little protein for breakfast as I've somehow regarded as my 'everyday' breakfast. A previous blog I'd posted reminded me that I'd decided to switch around my food groups... Read more
Ahh, the joys and trials of the internet.
Friday, November 03, 2017      7 comments

My previous internet company suddenly put their prices way up, to the point that where I was using the net less than usual, I received a text message telling my my usual $60 per fortnight was no longer covering my usage. I asked how much I shoul... Read more
Not sure why, but I'm definitely not complaining.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      6 comments

For some reason, both yesterday and again today, I've discovered that I've needed considerably less food to satisfy my feelings of hunger. No idea why, it's just happened. Last night I ate only half of my freshly cooked fried rice before I was f... Read more
The difference ten minutes can make...
Saturday, August 12, 2017      5 comments

For many long years I'd trimmed my own hair, which fortunately is almost completely straight, but when my girls were old enough to attend school, I went back to having my local hairdresser trim it. There is one hairdresser in our town who knows ... Read more
Changing the way I eat.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      2 comments

Today was weigh in day at our local TOWN Club. I was fairly certain I'd put on a little weight, as I'd been having trouble with both the wet weather and my polymyalgia, and hadn't walked more than a few short times between the constant showers. ... Read more
'Bye for now, pedometer!
Thursday, August 03, 2017      3 comments

My body is not coping well with the slowly decreasing dose of Prednisolone, and it really forced me to accept that fact yesterday. Next to no sleep for the past two nights, but that gave me time to try to work out a way to exercise daily without... Read more
Where's the positivity gone?
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      2 comments

I'd been feeling really positive about my fitness efforts of late. I'd even begun walking further than usual, using my pedometer to increase my walks by 1,000 steps per week, and my three dogs made sure I didn't skip a single walk. For almost tw... Read more
Handing over the reins...
Monday, July 31, 2017      2 comments

This morning straight after breakfast, Ned was there beside me, whining at the bathroom door, behind which his harness hangs. I'd thought of a vague route we could walk, but Ned had his own idea, and I just let him lead me wherever he wanted to ... Read more
Short, but satisfying!
Sunday, July 30, 2017      4 comments

Polymyalgia combined with osteo-arthritis is not conducive to walking long distances each day, trust me. Our local weight loss club decided to purchase pedometers so each of us could set our own personal targets and work towards achieving them. ... Read more
The things a dog can teach you without saying a word...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      3 comments

My 'special' dog, Ned, who has a host of health problems, the main two being no ball joints in his hips and his obesity, which apparently has more to do with his faulty digestive system than the meals he eats, was determined to persuade me to ta... Read more
Unexpected, but lovely, results of walking with Ned this morning.
Monday, July 24, 2017      7 comments

Ned's whining finally stopped the moment I put my coffee cup in the sink to wash it. Silence, for at least a minute, until I quietly said to him 'ready for our walk?' That did it! Ned, as overweight as he is (no, its not because he eats too much... Read more
Loving this whining... although I'd rather be able to drink my coffee in peace.
Sunday, July 23, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday was such a lovely day, I walked my big dog, Ned, who has a host of health problems, including having no ball joint in either hip. He had a wonderful time, but by the time we returned home, he was tired, stiff, and headed straight for h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just a quick blog.
Saturday, July 15, 2017      34 comments

Yesterday a friend and I drove to Ballarat to drop her granddaughter back home as the fortnight of school holidays have come to an end. We decided to go window shopping, not really intending to buy anything, but as usual, we both found several t... Read more

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