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12 October 2011
After 2.5 years I am back on Spark!!! I haven't been on for a while as I did a one year post-graduate course in primary school teaching, followed by a year's probation in a school and quite literally didn't have ANY time to commit to anything but school life!!!

Now that I have earned my stripes as a fully qualified teacher I have had to leave my beloved Scotland in search of new challenges and opportunities!! There are no jobs in Scotland and rather than worry about how I was going to pay my rent or feed myself (let alone have any sort of social life) I have upped-sticks and taken on a job in glorious Thailand!!! I teach Year 4 (8-9yrs old) in an International school, which caters for mainly Thai kids but the curriculum is taught in English. So far I am having a blast!!!!

However.... my waistline has been ever-steadily increasing and this is something I don't like!!! Luckily it is rainy season now but come November there will be plenty of opportunities to hit the beach and I would very much like a bikini body - not a food baby body or a Buddha-belly!!

My challenges are: 1) getting any exercise - I get up at 5.20am and get home around 5pm. I never feel like doing anything when I get home but would love to get into a routine where I run/go to the gym/do aerobics in my room; 2) the food is AMAZING and although it's relatively healthy I am eating too much; 3) beer is uber-cheap here - about $1/bottle - and it is thirst quenching, but it is also giving me a Buddha-beer-belly.

So there you have it! My goal is to be slim and gorgeous for my visit home at Christmas where it will be freezing cold and everyone will be milk-bottle white! I can't come all the way to Thailand and go home podgy and pale!!!

Member Since: 11/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,198

My Goals:
To lose about 12lbs and get back to my comfortable weight in time for my sister's wedding in May 09 - I'm a bridesmaid Yeeha!!

To run a few 10km races this year - first one is on Sun May 3rd

Walk the Rob Roy Way in May (about 80miles)

My Program:
Walking to work (40mins each way)

No alcohol for a month Completed Feb 12

Callanetics and Jane Fonda workout dvds circa 1984 (I kid you not!!)

Healthy eating

Personal Information:
I'm from the beautiful Orkney Islands off the north of Scotland but currently live in Edinburgh.

I am currently working as an Office Manger in town but have been accepted to Edinburgh Uni and do a PGDE in Primary Education in September - can't wait!!!

Other Information:
"Everything in moderation."

I love reading, cooking, travel, languages, people, socialising, dancing, dinner parties, most music, good wine, all cheeses!!, chilli - and lots of it HOT HOT HOT!!!

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