Garlic and ginger
I think one reason I have been feeling a bit deprived is because I have been. 4-500 calories is not a lot, even for only a few weeks, and I haven't been supporting myself properly. So I haven,t cooked in as interesting a way as I could.
This ... Read more
The daily grind (whine warning)
Sparkers, I am at a hard part. I am on a weight release phase of my eating plan and the rate of loss is slooower than I would like. I have my eye on an amount I want to lose before I consolidate my loss, but at this rate I have at least a week t... Read more
I shouldn't, though.
Looking for something to cheer me up and I just realised I have lost 50lbs!
That is, half of this:
I ought to be over the moo... Read more
Love your plateaus
Not that I am having one at the moment, I am cruising down, but DH & I were talking this morning about my expectations about releasing weight quickly during this phase of the Cura, and the idea of establishing a new set point for your weight.
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The husband and Sparkpeople
For a change this blog is not all about me. I keep coming back to a thread on the message boards, the husband and junk food: what a great topic.
When I started Sparking I found the food my DH liked to bring into the house really hard to re... Read more
I just got in from Zumba, one of my classmates said such nice things about how much weight I have been losing. She said, even since Saturday your shape has changed!
She is right, and how eagle eyed is she?!?
And it made me realise that witho... Read more
Sparkies I have just got out of a well deserved shower and sit here with wet hair after my Saturday Zumba session. My dear Zumba teacher, Alison, runs classes right through the holidays, so we aren't stopping for Easter, no, no, no!
I usua... Read more
Round 2 Cura Romana and dumbfounded
Although I haven't completed six weeks of Consolidation, I have embarked on round 2 of Cura Romana. I kind of got my schedules mixed up and decided that I did want to make a good start on Round 2 while I am on holiday. That way if I feel any wea... Read more
Fit, firm and ...frightened!
I started my morning with Coach Nicole's cardio blast, one of the DVDs that came free with the new Spark book. Did three sessions for 30 minutes and felt fine.
Then this evenng I previewed her Fit, firm and fired up DVD. Eek, I'm not sure abo... Read more
A long stretch
I hit the ground running at work, and didn,t stop until 5.30. Unfortunately that is metaphorically running, days like today I am lucky to crack 3000 steps, because I am pretty much tied to my desk. Time was, I would drag myself home, late, tired... Read more
Shopping in my closet
This morning I went to Zumba. There was a Zumba clothing sale afterwards and I bought some clothes to wear to Zumba. The idea of having something nice to wear instead of my daggy old workout daks is really cheering. I feel slightly naughty, beca... Read more
Accountability, deception, and confusion
I am on week four of consolidation on the Cura Romana, so am trying out more starchy foods to see if they agree with me. To my surprise I found that Vogels bread, a whole grain health bread very popular here in NZ, doesn't seem to be a problem. ... Read more
I was posting this as a comment on a blog of a Sparkie who is struggling with a particular food item, and thought it deserves a blog of its own. This is a true story.
Many years ago when I was a lot younger and slimmer, I had a problem wit... Read more
My coach Nicole DVDs have arrived!
I have preordered the new spark book. Part of the deal was the Cardio blast and Fit, firm and fired up DVDs, for free! They have arrived and I am looking forward to checking them out.
Right now my exercise card is pretty well marked. I do Z... Read more
Keys to the kingdom?
It's weird but I feel like I have been given the keys to the magic kingdom. It has taken a lot of diets to get me this fat, then I pretty much gave up dieting, and weighing myself. Latterly I have tried Atkins and WeightWatchers, but I couldn't ... Read more