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Tiggers Don't Like Honey ~ Ernest H. Shepard

Tiggers Don't Like Honey ~ Ernest H. Shepard

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

~Voltaire

Day Twenty-Two …

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I may have to consider having an ‘Apple Day’ tomorrow.  I have stayed the same weight today.  I’ll see how the scales are tomorrow first.  Had a good day today though – it has been a glorious Summer Day; I can’t believe that we’re heading for Midsummer’s Eve!  I’ll have to make the most of these beautiful long days that we have in the north of the country.

Well … not much news for you today really, but perhaps there will be more tomorrow.

Mother and Child ~ Gustav Klimt

Mother and Child ~ Gustav Klimt

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

~Anais Nin

Day Twenty-One …

I was reading Jackie’s Blog about her Cura Romana Journey a short while ago.  I was thinking that it really was a courageous step to look at giving up smoking in such an open way.  As a former smoker myself, I know that it’s a huge step to take.  I’m just so, so pleased for her.  I suggested that she save the money she would have spent on ciggies and then buy some lovely new clothes for her wardrobe as a treat :-)

Well now I’m going to do something which, for me at least, is brave.  I’m going to reveal to you all what my weight loss chart is from beginning Cura Romana.  I started the course on 14th May, so that was two days of feasting and then commenced the food plan on 16th May.  So, here it is then … a little chart for you to see below.

Karen's Weight Loss Graph 19 Days on Food Plan

Karen's Weight Loss Graph 19 Days on Food Plan

rowanSo, there it is.  I’ve done it now and I just hope that it proves helpful to some people out there who are thinking about embarking on weight loss, but perhaps feel that the target is out of reach.  That’s how I felt.  For that reason I haven’t put my end target on here, just an intermediate one of 85 and once I get there, I’ll start a new graph and there will be another goal.

Good luck to everyone else following Cura Romana with Leslie.

Quote for Day 21 ….

Birth of Venus ~ Botticelli

Birth of Venus ~ Botticelli

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech

Day Twenty …

Today was another ‘silly’ day.  Silly because I didn’t prepare myself well enough for being out and about.  I should know better by now!  I missed my lunch altogether, which is no good and then had my dinner rather later than I should too.  What a twerp!

Despite all, at least I have concluded that I really must be better organised if I’m going to be out for the day.  So, what if I want to do something spontaneous (which by the way is exactly what happened) …. hmmmm … think I’d better take a ‘just in case’ lunch knowing me!

I don’t know if you look in here Deirdre as well as Jackie’s blog, but if you do, I hope you’re doing really well. xx

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Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
Sir Walter Scott

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