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Baby steps

Thursday, January 02, 2014      2 comments

I remember when I first started (Paul McKenna's version of) mindful eating, I began with just one very simple and measurable target: put my cutlery/food down in between bites. From there, the rest flowed easily. I'm going to try that again... Read more

A useful life hack

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      5 comments

This time of year is a wardrobe nightmare for me, for a whole bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is that my thighs rub together, and quickly go raw unless there's fabric between them. I love wearing summer dresses, and would prefer to not ha... Read more

I've been in denial

Thursday, July 11, 2013      3 comments

I've been kidding myself for a good long while now... telling myself that it's ok to eat that pint of ice cream, big bag of crisps, and family size pack of Skittles all in one sitting because I'm stressed, and I'll deal with the repercussions la... Read more

I love when cooking inspiration strikes

Saturday, April 06, 2013      2 comments

I've written before about how I'm über-lazy when it comes to preparing food, but every once in a while, I'm struck by inspiration. I prefer to cook without a recipe when I can get away with it. That's the way my mum has always done it, and ... Read more

Adventures through Croatia

Sunday, March 31, 2013      7 comments

My trip to Croatia was a whirlwind of a week, with ever-changing weather and landscapes. It began with this... ... which was just a little bit of a shock. Particularly... Read more

Because I'm procrastinating...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      4 comments

... I thought I'd share this video from a few years ago when I was in my dancing prime. This was an improvised dance we filmed just to get a sense of what our slow social dancing looked like: It still m... Read more

Travel Bug

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      10 comments

I saw on someone else's Sparkpage that they'd listed all the countries they'd been to and I really liked the idea. I love to travel, though I'm fairly new at the international side of it. I've been to 40 US states and 9 Canadian provinces, but I... Read more

The magic of beans

Saturday, March 09, 2013      4 comments

The magic of beans isn't restricted to fairy tales about giants in the sky; ordinary beans of all varieties are a little bit magical. They count as a vegetable, a carb, and a protein. They're low in fat and calories, high in fibre and nutri... Read more

I've done it!

Saturday, March 09, 2013      6 comments

I made it through my placement. I'll have another one to worry about in a couple of months, but for now... I feel (figuratively) much lighter. Physically, I'm a little it lighter too. Not by much, but it's still gratifying to see the scale ... Read more

Pump it up

Sunday, February 24, 2013      8 comments

Never in my life have I had upper body strength. I've never even been able to do a push-up (not even on my knees). But it's time to change! I'm starting off slow with just a few mini-workouts here and there... but I *will* have arm muscles. Oddl... Read more

Time of the month

Sunday, February 17, 2013      4 comments

This is possibly TMI for some of you, though only marginally so... The pill I take means my monthly visitor never comes 'round anymore. I absolutely love it that way, but unfortunately it doesn't take away all my symptoms. Whenever I've be... Read more

First hurdle crossed

Sunday, February 03, 2013      7 comments

As part of my work with my therapist, I set myself a goal of returning to the gym. I went through a particularly bad wave of panic attacks this past summer/autumn, and two of those attacks were triggered by gym workouts. The result is that I now... Read more

Back in the trenches

Thursday, January 31, 2013      3 comments

It's been a bit of a manic week but I think I've done we'll under the circumstances. Monday was my first day back in my placement school. It was so nice to see everyone again and to be back in the thick of it. It was Drop Everything And Rea... Read more

Model My Diet

Saturday, January 26, 2013      4 comments

I decided to make one of those digital models at . The 'current' image was far too kind but my goal isn't too far off from what I envisage. Read more

Well look at that

Friday, January 25, 2013      6 comments

My boyfriend's been telling me for a while that I look like I'm losing weight. I didn't believe him because the scale wasn't budging and, last time I checked, my measurements weren't either. But I checked again just now and holy cow! I've lost 1... Read more

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