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My "Baby Weight" now Walks, Talks, Swims and Begs for Candy on the Street
Looks like I'm out of excuses for carrying extra "baby weight" as my baby is no longer a baby and I can no longer blame him for any extra fat on mommy. So coming off, it is! I'm now down to lower than I was before I got pregnant with my 3rd an... Read more
Still Rowing Above Water
Strange title I know, but let me tell you I earned it! I haven't fallen back in the river since that 1st day. Now I've been all up the river, down the river, negotiated under dark scary bridges, gotten stuck, gotten myself unstuck, dealt with ... Read more
If At 1st You Don't Succeed...
Day #2 for sculling (rowing) a single. After Thursdays misadventure and capsizing into the waters of the Amstel, the second day went much better. I was terrified, almost paralyzed with fear at times, but I got out there, lied to the instructor... Read more
Fell in the River
Yesterday was my first day of learning how to scull in a single rowing boat. I didn't realize how tricky the balance issue was going to be and within 5 minutes of getting into the boat and starting my exercises, I took a couple of strokes and f... Read more
What was THAT?
I tried a new activity today: kalari. It's an Indian martial arts form and it's kind of like karate meets yoga. I've practiced a lot of karate (albeit 20 years ago!) and I've practiced a lot of yoga but never together. Oh and did I mention t... Read more
I'd be lying if I told you that I wasn't THRILLED to see the scale move downward this morning. After a week of watching the number creep upward, I stayed the course and didn't budge from my new strategy of increasing my calories to correlate wi... Read more
I want to live an active lifestyle. Right now, I have my kids on my bakfiets (3 wheeled cargo bike) and we go whizzing around town, running errands, stopping at playgrounds, cycling 3 kms just to get the good, cheap & tasty lahmacun (Turkish p... Read more
Ha! You can't get rid of me that easily!
I'm baaaaack! And yes, a couple of kilos lighter already. Baby is now over a year old so I know from past experiences that NOW is the time to make my move. Scale, you're going down!
The kiddos go back to school in 1 week's time. Woohoo!... Read more
'Fess Up & Face It
I thought about not logging my food today. I didn't want my breakfast after a few bites so I couldn't be bothered with trying to figure out the amounts. Reason 2) I wanted to have an "off" day so I could feel free to enjoy apple pie without th... Read more
I took the weekend off from logging food. No surprise what happened but I still had to see it for myself. I did not lose any weight. Whoa... surprise, surprise (not really.) Anyway, I see that I still need to get my mojo back and start writi... Read more
Back at it
I'm back! I disappeared last year after I became pregnant in September but now the little one has arrived and is almost 3 weeks old so his mommy can get back to work on her self-improvement. I know how important it is, as a mom, to feel like I... Read more
Umm but then again...
It seems that last night's post may have been a bit premature. I weighed in this morning to find more than a kilo missing from the scale this morning. Perhaps this lifestyle change really does work and I don't have to monitor so closely. Naaa... Read more
1 Week Lost but No Looking Back
Last week was not a very good week for me, in terms of losing weight. I had some pretty major firsts there but controlling my calories was not one of them. Having a cold didn't help and being super busy with starting my business didn't help ei... Read more
Need something else to try to fit into
So the once tight but now fit for everyday white pants are old news. And although I love *shopping* in my closet, I need to dig deeper into storage to find something from way back in my skinny days for a new goal. Only problem is, we're talkin... Read more
Good grief, I've been at the same weight for about 3 weeks now. Or maybe I should say that it's taken me 3 weeks to lose 200 grams. Actually, I'd be pretty happy with that 200 gram weight loss if it means that I'm off this plateau. I'm eating... Read more