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My next Camino snippet

My next challenge is to take into the future those life lessons learned on the Camino.
My next Camino snippet My next challenge is to take into the future those life lessons learned on the Camino.   So now when I really don’t feel like taking the dog for a… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/my-next-camino-snippet1/

Heathy lifestyle Vs weight and shape…

So, here we are in July. Half a year gone already, with me weighing no less than I did in January, but, thankfully, I’m a lot more mobile and in much less pain!
Heathy lifestyle Vs weight and shape…   So, here we are in July.  Half a year gone already, with me weighing no less than I did in January, but, thankfully, I’m a lot more… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/2016/heathy-lifestyle-vs-weight-and-shape/

Sharing my swimming pool with swans

Well it’s been a little too long since I last updated. I’m happy to say that back in March I completed the Sport Relief 5k swim. It was hard. Very hard. But I’m so happy I finished it, and in less than 2 and a half hours!
Sharing my swimming pool with swans  Well it’s been a little too long since I last updated. I’m happy to say that back in March I completed the Sport Relief 5k swim. It was… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/sharing-my-swimming-pool-swans/

Battling through a tough month

The time has flown by since I last posted anything here – and unfortunately this was not for a good reason.
Battling through a tough month  The time has flown by since I last posted anything here – and unfortunately this was not for a good reason. Our son Tom, who has been unwell for… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/battling-through-tough-month/

My next Camino snippet

While walking the Camino I found that there is a well-developed system of hostels (albergues) catering for the thousands of pilgrims.
My next Camino snippet While walking the Camino I found that there is a well-developed system of hostels (albergues) catering for the thousands of pilgrims.   We walked… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/my-next-camino-snippet/

On yer bike!

Wind in your hair, the hum of wheels, the click of gears, the sound of bird song, fresh air, warm sun on bare skin, leg muscles thrumming and heart pumping. You feel you are in control of your destiny and you are free. This is cycling.
On yer bike!  Wind in your hair, the hum of wheels, the click of gears, the sound of bird song, fresh air, warm sun on bare skin, leg muscles thrumming and heart pumping. You… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/yer-bike/

Live while you’re alive – I did it!

My amazing adventure, the Camino of Santiago, has all but finished. I found myself to be far more capable than I could have imagined and hope to carry that through into everyday life.
Live while you’re alive – I did it! My amazing adventure, the Camino of Santiago, has all but finished.  I found myself to be far more capable than I could have imagined and… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/live-while-youre-alive-i-did-it/

The final countdown

Camino day is almost here and my aim to not carry more than 4 kilos is meeting serious challenges! My rucksack has been packed twice – before taking everything out and weighing each item on the kitchen scales.
The final countdown   Camino day is almost here and my aim to not carry more than 4 kilos is meeting serious challenges!  My rucksack has been packed twice –  before taking… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/final-countdown/

What do Vaseline and hiking have in common?

Sitting in my cosy warm house it is easy to forget that outside the weather is telling a different tale – the dog and I have been out for our morning walk along icy pavements and a sudden burst of hail.
What do Vaseline and hiking have in common?   Sitting in my cosy warm house it is easy to forget that outside the weather is telling a different tale – the dog and I have… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/what-do-vaseline-and-hiking-have-common/

Swimming into success

At work today we were talking about what makes a good team and how it’s important to have people with different skills and different ways of doing things. I’m definitely an ideas person, but I’m not so good at seeing things through to the end.
Swimming into success   At work today we were talking about what makes a good team and how it’s important to have people with different skills and different ways of doing… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/swimming-success/

Osteoporosis and staying active

It seemed like most of my waking hours had to be spent weighing, chopping and slicing the ingredients, and, reluctantly, I had to accept that the level of labour intensity was beyond me at the moment.
Osteoporosis and staying active   Oh dear – the Sirtfood experiment was a bit of a failure!  Mainly because of me and my inability to stand for too long without my back… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/osteoporosis-and-staying-active/

If they can do it, I can do it

Hi – this is ‘Autumn Gold’ calling in with my latest info
If they can do it, I can do it  Hi – this is ‘Autumn Gold’ calling in with my latest info.   You may have read my previous blog "Age is but a Number" and noted that I plan a… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/if-they-can-do-it-i-can-do-it/

Carla tries (and often fails) to exercise

In September I left friends and family confused and concerned for my welfare when I declared that the thing I wanted to do most in the world was start running
Carla tries (and often fails) to exercise In September I left friends and family confused and concerned for my welfare when I declared that the thing I wanted to do most in the… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/carla-tries-and-often-fails-exercise/

Age is but a number

In February I will be 82. Health-wise I have the usual things precipitated by the ageing process; arthritis in hips and feet and type 2 diabetes, as well as the after effects of a thyroidectomy.
Age is but a number In February I will be 82.  Health-wise I have the usual things precipitated by the ageing process; arthritis in hips and feet and type 2 diabetes, as well… http://essexweighsin.co.uk/blog/age-number/