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Self-Care September
Saturday, August 31, 2019      7 comments

Self-compassion is something many of us struggle with. As a dear friend reminded me just yesterday, why talk to yourself in a way you never would to... Read more
Some advice from an old bird
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      8 comments

I had what might be best described as an "old fashioned" upbringing. Men are the lord and masters and it's your purpose, as a woman, to make their lives as easy as possible. Clean house, clean kids, gourmet meals, waitress service, the lot. ... Read more
Nutrition Tracking
Saturday, July 13, 2019      5 comments

Every week in the 5% challenge we focus on a different facet of "living the good life" This week it's nutrition tracking and keeping up with the 8 cups of water from last week. ============================
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Countdown to the Summer 5% Challenge Part Two
Sunday, June 23, 2019      5 comments

You know the old cliche: “fail to plan, plan to fail” so ahead of the Summer 5% challenge, here is my plan, part two... MOTIVATION As the motivation leader of the Awesome A team you might expect me to have an opinion or two on motivati... Read more
Countdown to the Summer 5% Challenge Checklist : Part One
Friday, June 14, 2019      3 comments

You know the old cliche: “fail to plan, plan to fail” so ahead of the Summer 5% challenge, here is the first part of my plan... EXERCISE There’s the easy stuff - get out and spend more time with Bilbo (weather willing)- and then there’... Read more
Service Dog Superhero
Saturday, June 08, 2019      12 comments

This is Noodle Isn't he handsome? He's nearly 4 years old and a Springer Spaniel cross Pointer. He came to us with a different name but he was und... Read more
Looking forward
Friday, May 24, 2019      4 comments

The Spring 5% challenge is heading towards its final week which is always a little bitter-sweet. I enjoy the discipline of the Living the Good Life challenges and logging food and exercise regularly but usually by now I'm looking forward to taki... Read more
A reflective week
Saturday, May 18, 2019      6 comments

The last week has been really uncomfortable as my fibromyalgia had a big flare up. This is not uncommon when the weather changes but it's really frustrating. If you're not familiar with the condition, for me it feels like I've got sunburn on the... Read more
Yay for May!
Saturday, May 04, 2019      5 comments

It's no secret that I love May :-D The trees that looked like dead sticks a few short months ago are bursting with green and there is blossom everywhere. Gone are the long grey days of winter and the weather is improving all the time b... Read more
Depression 101
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      6 comments

"I'm so depressed!" How often have you heard this when someone is feeling a bit down? I wish that was all depression was. "You're stuck in a rut, you just need to get out more" (from a GP, no less) "Buck up and just get on wi... Read more
Making space for me
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      9 comments

In our tiny house, we have what was probably designed as a kitchen diner. As we usually eat on our laps (yes, I know this isn't good but trying to convince four adults to eat in the same place at the same time is hard enough without trying to ge... Read more
Make a difference today!
Monday, April 08, 2019      6 comments

You might never know how much difference your comment makes to a person but rest assured, it's huge. I'm a type a personality and was raised with a pass/fail mentality. If I came home with a B from school then I knew I would be beaten. Yes... Read more
Not good or bad
Monday, March 25, 2019      4 comments

Chocolate is bad! Kale is good! Finishing your dinner is good! No, finishing your dinner is bad! Exercising till you're exhausted is good! No pain no gain! You have to do high impact/low impact/ HIIT/LISS to lose weight. How... Read more
5 weeks of dieting....
Saturday, February 09, 2019      6 comments

....and I'm back to my starting weight. Ho hum. Previously, I would have gone into a tail-spin but, thanks to my kennel-mates, I'm doing OK. I know my food is pretty good - reasonable amounts of calories, reasonably good nutrition... Read more
Thursday, February 07, 2019      10 comments

Getting enough fibre is something I've struggled with but I've been adding two tablespoons of chia seeds to my porridge in the morning and voila! Chuck in half a cup of berries too and that's 17g fibre. The seeds go a bit mushy and I don't re... Read more

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