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See this image largerHappy Mothers' & Grand-mothers' Day(6 comments)See this image largerISJF - 'biscuit' is like a scone, right? (4 comments)See this image largerMy courage comes in fits & starts. This photo reminds me of my courageous self. Today is psrkrun. I am wearing my new shorts, but couldn't manage the new vest, so am wearing my parkrun t-shirt today. That's my courage-limit this morning! (1 comments)See this image largerSaw this and recognised the Spark philosophy. Slow & steady wins the race. Keep Sparking! See this image largerMy hero! An a great example of an altruistic person. (2 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largeryoga........... always helps See this image largerI got up and out early this Easter Sunday - to beat the heat! trotted down tranquils lanes filled with birdsong, jogged up hills with blue skies above, flew down hills with the sea ahead! Glorious! and a personal best of 18.39k! See this image largerOn the 100 Days of Weight Loss team today, we are looking at using words which support our self-esteem - valuing ourselves, creating two positive statements to take into the day. I am beautiful. I am strong and capable. See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerI enjoyed a lovely Sunday run - sea views, wild flowers, hills, streams, flags and swans! See this image largerI enjoyed a lovely run at parkrun this morning - no record-breaking speeds here, but a real feel-good factor! See this image largerToday I enjoyed a stroll........... about 7 miles of mindful walking along flower-filled lanes and in lush exotic gardens; a perfect day! (1 comments)See this image largerAnother fabulous run/walk adventure! I get butterflies in my stomach before I start, but once I get going I'm fine. 11.78k over the luscious Penwith moors, down the wooded valleys, following the stream down to the sea. See this image largeris going to do the town trail today - in fact there are two town trails, and I'll probably do them both! See this image largerEnjoyed parkrun with my d-i-l this morning(1 comments)See this image largerI spotted this at a railway museum - it made me chuckle! (2 comments)See this image largerSwinging with my grandson! Sparky-Nanna! Gosh I enjoyed this! (not as dangerous as it looks apparently - but it felt like an extreme activity!) See this image larger6.5km run - just the job! #justdoit (this was an actual photo taken this morning on my run) See this image larger5 mile walk this afternoon, and a lovely coffee on the beach (oh, yes, and a small slice of something sweet - well, it's Sunday!) #JustALittleSomething ! See this image largerSee this image largerAfter-run glow! (2 comments)See this image largerI was thrilled to wake up and feel my running mojo was back! Up and out before breakfast - leafy lanes, grassy field paths, granite styles, bubbling streams #FeelingGreat(1 comments)See this image largertoday I am not put off by the rain - runners are waterproof! (1 comments)See this image largerI woke to torrential rain - but it didn't stop me today - I enjoyed it! #RunnersAreWaterproofSee this image largerI got up and out to run at least 8 miles this morning - spurred on my a pledge I made to support one running every day in June for charity. He's running 16 miles on 16th June, 17 miles on 17th, 18 miles on 18th and so on! He is an experienced ultra-runner, so it's not such a big deal for him - but still a great challenge! I couldn't do 16 miles, so said I'd do a 'Half'! 13.6 km along fabulous quiet, country lanes. Lovely! (1 comments)See this image largerIt was hot today. After work I just had an irrepressible desire to run! So I did! Not far, not fast, but I ran. And it felt SO GOOD! #FeelGoodFactor See this image largerI got up early this morning - it's been extremely windy overnight and the sea is still very choppy. But the wind made it a pleasant run and kept me cool #JustDoItSee this image largerI was up early and out the door just after 5.30 am. It was a calm, peaceful morning, and the smell of the sea was just wonderful. I'm so lucky to live here. #BreathInBreathOutSee this image largerPlaying my recorder with the Cornish traditional music group is magical (1 comments)See this image largerUp and out early again (hooray for the long days of summer!) and had a very adventurous run ;) don't you just love how the bindweed has worked it's way along the ironwork on this gate - I thought it looked so pretty (unlike my feet & legs which were muddy and scratched!) #EarlyBirdSee this image largersaw a bit of ordinary magic this morning on my run - the mist on the meadow was really lovely(1 comments)See this image largeron top of the world - well, not quite, but quite high up having climbed out of the bunker at Porthcurno Telegraph MuseumSee this image larger10.8 km along the lovely, flat, coast path this morning #UpAndOut I came across the set-up for a big endurance run (23 miles multi-terrain - very hard) and wondered how on earth they do it - there are HUNDREDS of entrants! https://ratracemanvscoast.co.uk/See this image largeris on Day 97 of this wonderful book - today's it's about how music is a mood-changerSee this image larger16.8 k on a wonderful Sunday afternoon! (2 comments)See this image largerPhew! I went out for a really warm run after work today! I had hoped to run with a friend, but she didn't make it. 7.16 km and a lot of hill climbing - which also meant some lovely downhill sections too! (1 comments)See this image largerWho went out without her hat this morning? Whoops! The sun was very strong and I should definitely have been wearing a hat! 10.7 km - then I stopped and walked in the shade for another 1.5 km home. But - I did it! #IMetMyGoal! (1 comments)See this image largerAnd breath......See this image largerI did it! 10 km trail run done this evening - fantastic evening - the rain stopped - it was beautiful! I timed myself at around 1hr 12 mins - which is amazing for me! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI volunteer in a library; taking the money to the bank. It's a nice contrast to my paid work. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris in the mood for yogaSee this image largera relaxing evening after a lovely day out in the fresh airSee this image largerA lovely day out walking with my friendSee this image largerit's Monday, it's yoga class! (1 comments)See this image largerI'll be heading out on my bicycle later today - over the moors! (2 comments)See this image largerAfter work, and not feeling much like it, I got on my bicycle and cycled 6 miles UP and DOWN over the moors to get to Morvah Pasty Day. The UP and Down over the moors to get home again. I was rewarded by a great feeling of accomplishment, and some beautiful views! This photo is of Lanyon Quoit (neolithic) (and an engine house in the distance) (2 comments)See this image largerSparking through the week - we're half-way!See this image largerwho pressed 'snooze' and woke up an hour later? doh! (1 comments)See this image largeris it Friday again? Already?! I am getting old.......... or, let's flip that to a more positive comment: yippee! It's Friday again!! :D (1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying my coffee before setting off to work - hug in a mug :)(1 comments)See this image largerSunday thoughtsSee this image largerMonday - yoga class! nice ;) See this image largerI just saw this on facebook and thought it might be helpful for someone - I'm going to put it up on the wall at work! See this image largerI saw this on facebook in a group called Living Life to the Full - thought it might be helpful for someone. I'm going to print it out and put it up on the board at work.See this image largeris ready to go out into the rain(1 comments)See this image largeris staying on-track whilst at work(1 comments)See this image largerthe rain does not change the fact that it's Friday - and I have the weekend off, so, for me, today is a Happy Day! See this image largerMy big victory for today is getting through it on-plan, and not giving in to the temptation of chocolate! #BeStrong #Sparking this info-graphic about 'forward' and 'backward' food has really been helping me be strongSee this image largertwo whole days with no work.......... bliss(1 comments)See this image largerMonday brings me an opportunity to be kind (1 comments)See this image largerTuesday - channelling some unicorn power today :DSee this image largerHappy Hump Day! I have Thursday and Friday as my days off this week - so this is almost like a Friday! See this image largeris going to be a bit lazy today - not completely lazy, but am going to take time to relax(3 comments)See this image largeris feeling good after 2 days off - back to work for the weekend and planning to stay relaxedSee this image largeris having breakfast with some dear friends this morningSee this image largerMonday - laundry day :) See this image largerkeeping on, keeping onSee this image largerWednesday again?! Gosh that week went quickly!!!! See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI am glad to see Friday........ weekend off coming up! (1 comments)See this image largerit's the weekend (and I'm not working)See this image largerSee this image largerSelf-care SeptemberSee this image largerBecause I'm worth itSee this image largerAcceptance See this image largerIt's Self-Care September on my page - sounds good to me! See this image largerI don't usually post food photos - but I was so #Sparked by @-POOKIE- and her post this evening (in the UK it's evening) that I had to go and make myself a proper meal. Scrambled smoked tofu, rocket, mushrooms. (1 comments)See this image largerSparking through the weekend. What do I really need? And can food really meet that need? #EmotionalEating 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle is a Team I lead on here........ her self-help books, based on CBT have helped me so much. See this image largerapprox 9 km (possibly 10) this morning doing a run/walk thing....... lovely quiet, fresh, sunny, Sunday morning #GetOutdoors(1 comments)See this image largerI spent some time just relaxing in the sea-front gardens today - and wanted to share this picture - I thought they looked so pretty (part of the 'rewilding' project going on)(1 comments)See this image largeris heading for bed with a book - Friday night in at my house! (2 comments)See this image largerPretty darned good today: 16 mins hill run repeats before my first coffee; then a trail-type walk of 90 mins this afternoon. I'm posting the walking as my #fitness for today. The photo is of a 'stepped stone stile' - I love the granite stiles (2 comments)See this image largerI've had a lovely restorative Sunday - lucky me, eh? (1 comments)See this image largera new week - Keep Sparking! See this image largerI'm working this afternoon/evening, so took the opportunity to get a walk to a lovely local garden this morning (National Trust) #GreenTherapy (1 comments)See this image largerare you taking part in the Global Climate Strike on 20th September? (1 comments)See this image largerIt's today - Global Climate Strike See this image largera reminder to activate happy systems in my brain today - fake it 'til you make it(1 comments)See this image largeris grateful for Sunday morning at homeSee this image largeris not daunted by the rain today - I'm on holiday, so I'm having a cosy Monday(1 comments)See this image largeris off on walking adventures today (despite the rain)(1 comments)See this image largerWell, my pace was 20:47/km because a lot of it was climbing over rocks on the coast path! It was a tough walk but I really enjoyed it. If you'd like to see some photos of Poldark country I've posted some in my blog today. This photo is some of the steps up to The Minnack Theatre (the 'escape route') at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UK(1 comments)See this image largerWell, my pace was 20:47/km because a lot of it was climbing over rocks on the coast path! It was a tough walk but I really enjoyed it. If you'd like to see some photos of Poldark country I've posted some in my blog today. This photo is some of the steps up to The Minnack Theatre (the 'escape route') at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UKSee this image largerThe day stretches out before me............. anything could happen! See this image largeramongst other things, I'll be joining the young people in their #FridaysForFuture climate strike this morning(1 comments)See this image largerwent out and collected autumn leaves yesterday - for a creative workshop this afternoon - gorgeous colours (this photo from pixabay)(1 comments)See this image largerthis is one of the pictures I made using autumn leaves at the art workshop yesterday See this image largerSee this image largeryoga class first, then back to work this afternoon.........I'm grateful for the slow start to the daySee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerResearch shows that people who are optimistic tend to be happier, healthier and cope betterSee this image largerSee this image largerIt's been raining all night!!See this image largermid-week day off; what's on my list? volunteer work, recorder group, evening class, ironing, shopping, etcSee this image largerI stuck to my diet plan today(1 comments)See this image largerI started my day with coffee in bed, reading, and followed it with a lovely sandalwood bath...........ah, let the weekend begin! (1 comments)See this image largeris staying home today (or might venture out for a short walk), nursing a cold! (4 comments)See this image largeris having a couple of rest days to try to overcome a cold virus(1 comments)See this image largeris taking a Louse Hay affirmation with me as I head back to work todaySee this image largerMy day is going well - hope yours is too xxx(1 comments)See this image largeris wishing you a happy day! See this image largerhas almost a whole day before I need to get to work at 4.30pm this afternoon - I'm going to go to see the pumpkins at a local National Trust garden. See this image largeris staving off sweet cravings with a cup of delicious coffee! (1 comments)See this image largerinformation is key(1 comments)See this image largerThis was the beautiful Autumn evening sunshine in the park on my walk last night(3 comments)See this image largerThursday - here we are, almost at the end of another week! See this image largerFriyay! (1 comments)See this image largerlovely weekend off from work - rain? cosy times at home :) (1 comments)See this image largerhere goes - a new week! See this image largerSee this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerExploring new things, and learning have always been essential for me (2 comments)See this image largerI've started learning (properly) to play the recorder and am enjoying playing in an ensembleSee this image larger"You never know what you can do until you try" C. S. Lewis(1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying listening a Bach fuge on the organ! See this image largeris enjoying listening to Toccata and Fugue in D minor"See this image largeris enjoying listening to Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor"See this image largerMonday - new week :) See this image largerI bought a pair of soft, blue suede calf-length boots yesterday - I've never bought anything like that before! They've got a cosy fake-fur linking too. (1 comments)See this image largerA day off from work today. I've been for a run. Now I'm having a bath before I start the day! See this image largerDay 69 on 100 Days of Weight Loss is about using the word 'choice' and ditching negative words like 'cheat' See this image largeris looking forward to the weekend (no work) (1 comments)See this image largeris off to parkrun despite the rainSee this image largerit should have been a day off, but I'm going into work for a shift as a colleague is off sick; it's OK - I've got my day planned out with some nice relaxing activities for me after work(2 comments)See this image largerMonday is always a welcome friend(1 comments)See this image largeris Sparking! See this image largermy day is starting well - I hope yours is too! Keep Sparking! (1 comments)See this image largerhas an action-packed day: haircut, walk, lunch and cinema with a friend, recorder group this evening - keep warm (if you're in the Northern hemisphere!) See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI woke up 28 mins after my alarm should have woken me this morning - but I still did my exercises, drank my water, had my breakfast - now off to work! (1 comments)See this image largersetting up my exercise plans for the coming weekSee this image largerran in the rain............(1 comments)See this image largerYup! Friday again! (1 comments)See this image largerwatching for rainbows todaySee this image largersweet sweet Sunday.......... See this image largergratitude and kindness go hand-in-hand - I'm so grateful for Spark People and all my Spark Friends (1 comments)See this image largerthank you for Happy Birthday Goodies - my birthday isn't until Saturday - but I'm making it a 3-day event! (8 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largermy grandson and his mum in the snowglobe at Bath Xmas Market 2019(2 comments)See this image largerIs it time to start wearing Xmas jumpers? See this image larger"Give kind comments to as many people as possible today" Action for Happiness Do Good December calendar(2 comments)See this image larger"Listen whole-hardheartedly to others without judging them" Action for HappinessSee this image largerit's not the easiest time of year, is it? (2 comments)See this image largerI've been up most of the night watching election results come in, and am wrecked. I should probably do some yoga and try to go back to bed(2 comments)See this image largerdo whatever you need to do to look after yourself this weekend xxxSee this image largerIs very grateful for her sweet homeSee this image largerto STOP myself eating all the pre-Xmas sugary stuff at work, I've stuck labels on them! Much to the amusement of my colleagues - but it's working for me! See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThere are some great Spark blogs and resources about dealing with the winter blahs - and the lack of sunshine! https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp
See this image largerI loved this post from @MAYDAY62See this image largeris so delighted with this word-picture that my son gifted to me for Xmas - I love it! (2 comments)See this image largerI finally got myself out of the door for a run! And I feel BRILLIANT! I'm so glad to have done this today. #GetOutdoor #Running See this image largerI felt very adventurous going out in the dark this morning - running by the sea and meeting only other lone runners - it was a perfect way to start this last day of the year. I was tickled to get the badge from Garmin (I love the virtual gongs and rewards on these apps - Garmin is really good at celebrating achievements) This one was for doing an activity on the last day of the year.(1 comments)See this image largerit's payday, and I've already spent money on a new book and accompanying journal for 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss (which we're starting on the Team on Monday 6th January) See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI've just updated my Spark page for the New Year - so much better than going out boozing! All set for another great year with you all here on Spark People. See this image largerI love the quiet of a Sunday morning - even when I have to go to work! See this image largerI'll admit I'm scared by the situation brewing (1 comments)See this image largerEvery morning when we wake up we've been given a wonderful gift - another day of life - so let's make the most of it. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)See this image largerLow tide in two hours' time. Reckon I'm going to don my wellies and get out for a walk on the beachSee this image largerLow tide in 2 hrs. Reckon I'll don my wellies and get out there!(2 comments)See this image largersomething quirky for my vision board :DSee this image largerA Sunday morning walk - the roads and paths all quiet at this time of year (2 comments)See this image largerI got myself to the pool for the first time in..............ages! It was much nicer than I remembered it; the water was not so chlorine-y, the changing rooms seemed warmer and cleaner, the showers seemed better........ all round, a good experience. My reward was a salad box and an organic clementine from the local whole-food/organic store. (1 comments)See this image largerThe Spark January calendar has a great one today: Avoid saboteurs. People will try to persuade you to go against your plan, whether they feel guilty themselves or jealous of you. Ignore them. Share your goals with positive people and stay away from these topics around the negative ones. [cut-and-paste this link] www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda
See this image largeris meeting up with a couple of friends for a day out walking around a local National Trust estate - Godolphin - boots on! See this image largerI saw my first snowdrops today - and got so excited! I just had to share this. See this image largerI planned to run - so I ran. 30 mins vigorous exercise done before breakfast - Sparked! (2 comments)See this image largerI didn't get my bike out today after all - it was too cold for me. But I did get a walk - about 40 mins. Not 10,000 steps today, but enough to win this lovely badge from my Garmin Connect app! (4 comments)See this image largerSpark! My morning inspiration! #LoveSparkPeople I just book-marked an article to read when I get home from work - Dean Anderson on why it's so hard to maintain weight loss! Check out the LEARN tab for inspiration and information!See this image largerI've been for a run, so enjoyed my honey on toast and TWO cups of decaff coffee with oat milk - no work until late afternoon, so I'm enjoying this lovely morning!See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerhow to construct a salad jar - for the curious :)(3 comments)See this image largerMy and my son June 2015(6 comments)See this image largerfacebook(8 comments)See this image largera typical mine building seen in West Cornwall - this is called Wheal Sisters, nr Cripplesease(6 comments)

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