Sunday, April 26, 2009

What I've been Up to

picture photograph image Briones Park Eat Bay 2009 copyright of sam breach http://becksposhnosh.blogspot.com/
Spring Poppies in Briones Park, The East Bay.


I have recently been recovering from a difficult period in my life by doing the following:

-Losing weight with help from Weightwatchers online tracking tools.
-Power walking my way up to being able to run again.
-Hiking in both the City and the Countryside.
-Reading books by Barbara Pym.
-Going to the Gym regularly where I have been trying out all sorts of classes.
-Cooking dinner for friends in lieu of dining out as much as I used to.
-Writing, in rhyme only, on twitter.
-Working some long hours and enjoying it to boot.
-Finally loading my CDs into iTunes.
-Playing lots of online Scrabble, mostly with Fred and Brian.
-Continuing to support local Farmers and Artisans.

and by not doing the following:

-Drinking. (I've never felt better.)
-Reading Twitter.
-Blogging. (I am waiting for inspiration to come back to me.)
-Taking photographs, other than quick cell phone snaps, (sadly, I've lost the desire for now).

and last but not least:

Stealing the idea for this post from my dear friend Jen Maiser.

I am not promising anyone else anything more, I am just taking each day, for myself, as it comes and feeling better than I have done in a long, long time...






© 2009 Sam Breach
What I've been Up to

28 Comments:

  • At 26/4/09 11:49, Blogger Kris Ardent said…

    Hell yeah!

     
  • At 26/4/09 12:18, Blogger Stefanie Jane said…

    good for you! sounds like you feel better already :D

     
  • At 26/4/09 12:49, Blogger Jen Yu said…

    Whatever it was, whatever it may still be - people will be here for you. The power of your own will and the ability to overcome obstacles one step at a time should never be underestimated. I applaud you - and will continue to do so. Take care of you.

     
  • At 26/4/09 13:53, Blogger Michele said…

    Very inspirational message. Good for you; and good for us if we learn from what you're doing!

     
  • At 26/4/09 14:44, Blogger ChrisB said…

    I love you mum x

     
  • At 26/4/09 20:22, Blogger Barbara said…

    Sounds like you are having a nice time despite what you are dealing with. Love to you and Fred.

     
  • At 27/4/09 00:54, Anonymous keiko said…

    Missed your post Sam - you're always an inspiration. Take care, kxxx

     
  • At 27/4/09 08:13, Blogger Alice Q. Foodie said…

    miss you! great minds can't help but think alike ;-) http://aliceqfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/03/where-ive-been.html

     
  • At 27/4/09 13:11, Blogger Zoomie said…

    Sending support from here. Sounds like you are doing great things for yourself and I'll hope the tough times melt away soon.

     
  • At 27/4/09 14:04, Blogger akuban said…

    Was wondering where you went. Nice to hear a word from you—and hear you're doing better.

     
  • At 27/4/09 16:06, Anonymous Michelle @ www.PorktoPurslane.com said…

    It is necessary to fill up before you can pour for others. I applaud you for taking time for yourself.

    Take care.

     
  • At 27/4/09 22:59, Anonymous alison mc said…

    nice to see you post.......hope all is well..

    beautiful photograph btw. hang in there.

     
  • At 28/4/09 00:33, Blogger Honeybee said…

    I hope you're feeling a bit better already! Take care!

     
  • At 28/4/09 15:34, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    I always feel a vibe from you, even when you're not blogging.
    Gentle happy wishes to you.

     
  • At 30/4/09 13:54, Blogger Prue Barrett said…

    I just found your blog - it's BRILLIANT! Hope you're feeling better and if you decide to return to blogging, I've got you on my reading list, so I won't miss a thing. Good luck.

     
  • At 30/4/09 14:42, Anonymous cookingschoolconfidential.com said…

    Everyone needs a break now and then.

    I just cut back on my blogging, too. In my case, from daily to a few times a week. Doing that, and going to school at the same time (I'm a culinary school student) was just too much.

    Cheers!

     
  • At 2/5/09 05:07, Blogger Scott at Real Epicurean said…

    Beautiful blue sky over there! Even on the nicest days here the sky is rarely far from grey ;)

     
  • At 2/5/09 12:55, Anonymous Pia said…

    Admitting that you are not doing well is the first step to get better.
    Good times will come soon (and you will not take them for granted).
    Hang in there, you are not alone.

     
  • At 3/5/09 02:27, Anonymous Housewifing said…

    The poppies are absolutely stunning. My favorite flower.

    It's my first time here, so I can't "welcome you back", but I do like to say I enjoyed your post.

     
  • At 3/5/09 22:56, Blogger Mmm....that's good said…

    Missed you here Sam. Sending you good thoughts!

     
  • At 3/5/09 23:41, Anonymous Jane said…

    Well done, Sam, you really have strength and you've really shown it recently. I admire you hugely. With love, Jane.

     
  • At 12/5/09 13:31, Blogger Beccy said…

    That's given me inspiration xxx

     
  • At 13/5/09 16:38, Anonymous yasmin said…

    good for you for taking care of yourself! you can feel proud of that.

     
  • At 15/5/09 14:22, Blogger Flower said…

    Congrats on taking care of yourself and being out there. It has definitely inspired me to do the same. Keep up your twitter posts--I love them!

     
  • At 15/5/09 14:35, Blogger eamonn said…

    miss sam- your rockin the foodie blogger paradign even when you back down and take care of yourself!!!dont over extend miss!!!we'll keep the light on for ye!!!slante!

     
  • At 18/5/09 13:07, Blogger Deb Schiff said…

    Good for you, Sam!

    The great walks always begin with the first step.

     
  • At 18/5/09 21:43, Anonymous LoveFeast said…

    Sending you wishes of refreshment and rejuvenation! Take care!

     
  • At 21/5/09 08:19, Blogger Lainey Seyler said…

    similar thing happened to me (oh and everyone in the entire world i suppose), i did weight watcher in the past (thought i didn't realize it was part of the healing process until afterwards). but i had great success with it. keep it up!

     

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