Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Valetudinarian

A valetudinarian is a person who pays excessive attention to preserving their health. Did you know that? Do you know such a person?

Maybe anything that we can do to stay healthy is simply common sense. I think it is, but then I consider eating and drinking things I enjoy and lounging on the sofa reading to be healthy activities.

I'm sure winning a competition would be good for my health too, especially one with a £5,000 top prize like this one.

Here's The Sphere getting into shape. He's doing really well, he used to look like a beach ball ...

btw, while The Sphere's working out, I've popped over to Amanda's for a chat.

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  1. Well done sphere. You're almost a ping pong ball.

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    1. He is, Wendy ... if you look at him from far enough away.

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  2. I do know people like that, but never knew "valetudinarian" was the word for them. Once again, you've expanded my vocabulary!

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    1. I know a couple, Heather. It doesn't seem to be doing them that much good.

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    1. It might be the best way, Marion. I'm not sure worrying and fretting are healthy.

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  4. Sphere has just reminded me that I bought a small Pilates ball some time ago, hid it from the grandkids and forgot about it. Thanks Sphere.

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    1. Hope you're now balancing on it, L (or doing whatever it is you're supposed to do with them)

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  5. I was like that, but got knocked down by a cyclist a few weeks ago, so I can't work out with a broken wrist... bummer big time. Hopefully only three more weeks in this cast and I get get back to my insane work out schedule.... LOL.

    Love the pic!

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    1. Ouch, Michael. Hope it heals up fully and speedily.

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  6. It is always so much harder to eat healthy when the weather gets cooler and the nights draw in. Sphere may be putting me to shame!

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    1. Dark nights do increase the need for treacle pudding and the like, Suzanne.

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  7. I liked sphere all big and cuddly, he's disappearing....

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    1. Don't worry, Suzy he'll always be around. (see what I did there?)

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  8. A new word for me, thanks! Nice to see the Sphere working out. And yes I'll definitely be entering the Commonwealth Short Story comp (again!). Cheers, Patsy :)

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    1. I'll be giving it a go too, Tracy. Good luck to both of us.

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  9. Nope. I'm having a pretty tough time just improving my health by a reasonable amount. ;-)

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    1. Reasonable is better than excessive, Misha (unless we're talking quantities of chocolate, obviously)

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