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First day of spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015      4 comments

Today is the first proper day of spring and is very welcome after a cold, dark winter. Its also a bit scary as its a sign of a summer to come emoticonRead more

Thank you

Monday, March 02, 2015      3 comments

Just a very quick emoticon to everyone who gave me words of support on my depression post. Today I am feeling a l... Read more

Weight Watchers Update - 28 Feb 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015      3 comments

Weekly weigh in time. It was an up and down week so I was nervous but it went well: Weight loss this week: - 1lb Total loss to date: -9lbs Current Weight: 12stone 8lbs (176lbs) Total percentage weight loss to date: - 4.86% B... Read more

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Thursday, February 26, 2015      8 comments

As posted in a blog way way back I suffer from depression. I've had it on and off since 2008, my lowest point was 2009, I spent most of that year in bed crying. emo... <a href=Read more

Oh dear, neglected blog

Saturday, February 21, 2015      5 comments

I can't believe I haven't updated this thing since back in November emoticon Time is a funny old thing, it just run... Read more

Parkrun - the result

Monday, November 17, 2014      4 comments

Finally got my email today to tell me that I ran/walked my first 5k in 45 mins 53 secs. Not a great time but a start and something official to work on. I know its going to be a while before I can do the route in less than 30 mins but that ... Read more

My first Parkrun

Saturday, November 15, 2014      4 comments

Super excited this morning. I am finally going on my first ever Parkrun. emoticon Parkrun is a free, timed... Read more

To enter or not to enter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      4 comments

So earlier this year I ran my second half marathon. It was horrendous emoticon I got through it but boy was it har... Read more


Friday, May 02, 2014      2 comments

My goals for this round of BLC are pretty much the same as always - lose weight!!!! Beyond that I want to have a better diet, I don't see the point in being slim if my body is still unhealthy. As a runner I need to fuel my body so my secon... Read more

Day 9: Here's what I want

Friday, April 25, 2014      6 comments

Day 9 and I'm still working out what other people can do to help and support me on this amazing journey. Sometimes I don't even know what I want from other people myself so I have to try and work out how to communicate to my nearest and dearest... Read more

Day 8: Help me please

Thursday, April 24, 2014      6 comments

Day 8 is all about identifying what other people can do - and not do - to help on the weight loss journey. I am very lucky to have a lot of support, my family and most of my friends are great. I need people to ask me how I am doing, I need... Read more

Day 7: I Can Do It!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014      7 comments

Like most dieters I have a terrible habit of talking myself down and telling myself that I can't be one of those people who manages to lose weight and keep it off. Its understandable in a way, after all how many of us are yo-yo dieters, lo... Read more

Day 6: Protect your Program

Tuesday, April 22, 2014      4 comments

Day 6 is about making sure that you have your program protected so well that nothing will damage it. One of the hardest things for dieters is being in a situation where you have little control over food ie in a restaurant or at a party and... Read more

Day 5: Magic Notebook

Friday, April 18, 2014      4 comments

I just love it when a challenge asks me to do something I already do emoticon Today is about keeping a noteb... Read more

DAY 4: Boundries, not diets

Thursday, April 17, 2014      4 comments

Day 4 is about not being too rigid with your eating plan. Its okay to have boundries that you can work within, it gives you more chance of sticking to your goals once you get rid of the "all or nothing" approach. My eating and exercise pla... Read more

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