Monthly Archives: July 2012

Adidas Thunder Run 2012

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I just had the most amazing weekend away. Once upon a time this would have been followed by ‘at a party / at a spa weekend / at a luxury hotel. But this weekend consisted of camping and a lot of running. Oh how I’ve changed! The Adidas Thunder Run is a 24 hour relay

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Alcohol free for one year!

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On the 24th of July 2011, a year ago today, Mr L and I decided that that was it and we gave up alcohol completely. I had said that or words to that effect many a time believe me! Usually ‘that’s it! I’m never drinking again!’was the phrase I used. This time something changed and

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Dairy-free Banana and Prune Cake

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A lot of the diet / nutrition books I read talk about the human body not being designed for milk consumption. The general feeling being that milk from cows is for calves and not for humans. The latest one I read talked about milk being full of growth hormones to promote fast growth of calves

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My top 5 bikini buying tips

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What a difference a week makes! After my disastrous weekend last weekend, this one has been positively blissful in comparison. Not least because it’s our 12th Wedding Anniversary today. Happy Anniversary Mr L! You know, it’s all very well handing out medals when you’ve completed a running race, but really I think people should get

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A rather extended ‘sod it’ moment

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I’m feeling a little fed-up today. After doing so well and losing the 10 pounds I completely lost it at the weekend! It all started when we went to my daughter’s school fair where there was a lovely cupcake stand – Right Royal Cupcakes. All the stands were set up in the pouring rain, and

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Spiced Redbush Tea

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Mr L has been ill since I got back from Boston. I am not a very good nurse and I’m not that good with sympathy either, (I much prefer it if I’m getting the attention) but what I can do is try to cure him with food. Yesterday he couldn’t eat but today he can

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12 pounds in 12 weeks update – 9 lost, 3 to go!

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So much has happened in the past week I don’t know quite where to start. I’ve had my birthday, been to the US of A for 4 days and guess what? The weight started to shift again!!! Hurrah!!! I have to say, I am surprised, I didn’t exactly eat healthily in America. It’s very hard

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Indian Superspices

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And still the number on the scale refuses to budge! This is where diets get really boring don’t they? Really hard to stick to, because they feel like they’re not working. The truth is though, I think, that it is working. Normally by this stage I would probably have thrown a strop and decided that

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