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And were back!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Well! It really has been a very long time since I last did this!!

In the last couple of months not a huge amount has changed.
Ive got the point where I can now say that Im getting married THIS YEAR. Its all very exciting. Even more exciting is that this week I booked our honeymoon! Were going to Barcelona for 5 days and 4 nights a couple of days after the wedding. Were also going to Paris at August Bank Holiday thanks to Lucys mum. Thanks, Carol!!

Lucy and I joined a new gym during November. We didnt go all that much between then and Christmas but weve been doing much better since before New Year. Lucy had her first yoga class this week which she loved. And last night we had a class called Klub Kombat. This is a mix of plyometric, weight and mixed martial arts training. It was high intensity and sweaty as hell but wow, what a great workout! Hopefully we can get to the class next week!!

I restarted my reduced calorie regime but decided that it was much less daunting to do it as 1000 calories twice a week instead of 600 calories. Ive lost a couple of pounds so far since Christmas which Im really happy for.

Im going to try and keep up the blog fun again into the New Year so Ill try and post something at least once a week.

Until then

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIERRAGOLD 2/20/2014 2:31AM

    emoticon to both you and Lucy! Your travel plans sound amazing too!

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SPIFFYCAT 2/9/2014 4:31AM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your forthcoming nuptials, ahhh I get all misty just thinking about true love emoticon

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KLMEIRING 1/27/2014 4:45AM

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EX-PRESSO 1/23/2014 1:37AM

    Go! GO! :)
Klub Kombat sounds like a lot of work, but high effective.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/21/2014 11:28PM

    Great that you are both going to the gym together - and congratulations on your engagement!

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TIZSLIM 1/21/2014 5:34PM

  Barcelona is lovely. And I adore Paris. Enjoy! Are you doing the 5/2 diet?

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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 1/21/2014 10:51AM

I'm going to get to visit Barcelona this year too! It will be my first time there - I'm excited.

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WALKIES 1/20/2014 1:04PM

    Congratulations on your engagement and the upcoming marriage!

Barcelona sounds amazing. Also Paris later sounds so nice. You have a lot to be excited about!

Best of luck on you calorie restriction, you should do just fine with all that activity at the gym. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 1/19/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon Barcelona !! Incredible fun !!

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ALIIDA 1/19/2014 12:16AM

    Good for you both on going to the gym and emoticon on the wedding plans.

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NORASPAT 1/18/2014 4:41PM

    LOOKING Very good right now. Great for the upcoming marriage, hope you get to 50, that is where we are and we still are happy as can be. HUGS Pat in Maine. USA. emoticon

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JILLYBEAN25 1/18/2014 3:09PM

    emoticon and good luck on your upcoming fitness goals! Yay for the honeymoon and Paris! (I'm American so I don't know what Bank Holiday is... I'll have to Google it!)

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BATCHICK 1/18/2014 1:50PM

    congrats on the upcoming nuptuals! Barcalona is one of my most favorite places in the whole wide world!

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DSJB9999 1/18/2014 1:48PM

    emoticon on your plans for this year, its going to be an emoticon year

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/18/2014 11:44AM

    Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. And on getting back on the horse as it were. Good luck with the fasting, it is good to develop the habit however that works for you. 1000 calories sounds doable, and I think if they are good calories you won't have a problem. Do you ever have psyllium? It is really good for satiety. So you can add it to a soup, stir it in just before you eat it. It thickens as well, so you end up feeling you are having a proper meal.
On the Cura I am having 500 daily with no problems so far, feeling fine. But it's not for the faint hearted! And I have a sedentary job.
Keep us posted.

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TAICHIDANCER 1/18/2014 11:35AM

    Thank you for the update. Congrats on the upcoming wedding and honeymoon. I'm happy for you both.

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MEADSBAY 1/18/2014 10:45AM

You and Lucy are almost there!
1000 calories is plenty low for a man, esp. if you are working out vigorously.
I need to sweat more.
I have fallen away from the 5-2 path as I am in a (not-working) study using WWonline.
Just noticed some things in common-
my oldest granddaughter is Lucy (new baby is Pearl),
my dh and I are going to Barcelona (pretty sure) in mid April (never been there so we are still researching the idea) and on the same trip we are going back to Paris.
Good to see you back!

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IONA72 1/18/2014 9:14AM

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SETTIMIA 1/18/2014 9:11AM

    emoticon to you and your lovely fiance'

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CFMOSS 1/18/2014 9:09AM

    Well....I'd say a lot has changed...I confess to envy over the honeymoon booking - Barecelona - nice; Parish for bank holiday - nice.

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