Ladies and Gentlemen ...
Friday, November 13, 2015 7 comments
... I herewith announce that I have met my goal of 2,015 miles in 2015 in the middle of my morning walk last Saturday 7th November, with almost 8 weeks of the year to go. I am proud and happy, the year has been good so far. November is tryi... Read more
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2 comments
Another month has come and gone. Summer has definitely passed its peak here, the fields are full of straw bales and the blackberries are ripe and juicy. Maybe this makes me a bit moody because I am already dreading late fall and winter, but I am... Read more
Mid-year update on my "2,015 miles in 2015" challenge
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 2 comments
Just a short update because I realised today that half the year is gone and I could have a look at my stats. I knew I was doing good, because April through June I have been walking quite a lot, we have had a lot of fine weather here and I was tr... Read more
A plateau, and a clinical study
Saturday, June 27, 2015 2 comments
So I have been on this plateau since last November. It's hardly my first, and I'm not going into a tizzy about it. But with this plateau, I have tried just about everything you could possibly try to do to break a plateau. I tried eating more, I ... Read more
The "Power Nine" – Lessons from the blue zones
Thursday, April 23, 2015 2 comments
The four blue zones that Dan Buettner explored were the mountainous region of Sardinia, Italy, the Japanese island Okinawa, a community of Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. There are more – li... Read more
The Blue Zones
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3 comments
Last week I read a book by Dan Buettner, called "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest". "Blue Zones" are areas of the world where people live longer and have an extraordinarily high number of centena... Read more
Week 4 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3 comments
So, today is the last day of my challenge, and I guess I'll have to sum up what changes it may have triggered in my life. These were my action steps this week: "1. Set your long-term sugar goals. It's unrealistic to think you'll never eat s... Read more
Week 3 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"
Saturday, March 21, 2015 4 comments
So, I am well into week 3 of the challenge now and the further I proceed the more I am convinced that this challenge was created mostly for people with a more serious sugar addiction than mine, but I'm still sticking to it. Here's what my agenda... Read more
Week 2 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"
Monday, March 16, 2015 2 comments
So this were the tasks this week: "1. Find out where sugar may be hiding. You probably already know the most common sources of sugar (think cupcakes or cookies), but how well do you know the unexpected places sugar may be hiding?" So f... Read more
My sugar habits
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2 comments
So, besides assessing my current sugar habits and listing the reasons I want to cut back (which I did in my last blog post) I was supposed to record my sugar habits all week long. not to change my ways yet, but to keep track of what, when, and h... Read more
The "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge
Friday, March 06, 2015 3 comments
So two days ago I realised I have gotten into some pretty bad habits lately – I feel like I eat a lot more sweets than I used to. So I decided to give the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge a try. For my first week I am supposed to do a coup... Read more
A belated New Year's resolution – somewhat unexpectedly
Thursday, January 15, 2015 8 comments
Sunday, May 31, 2009 5 comments
i just got a chance to try my new dumbbells my dad gave me for my birthday - they are handed down from my late grandfather and look pretty antique. it's a nice keepsake of my grandfather, who was always very conscious of his fitness and health a... Read more
sad news, and ouchie.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 9 comments
so it seems the wedding is not happening. my friend J and his partner S seem to have gotten so upset about each other's different ideas about how their ideal wedding should be that they postponed the whole thing. i'm afraid part of the problem i... Read more
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