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Lurking and friending ... And unfriending
Saturday, July 13, 2013      14 comments

I am doing some tidying up. When I started sparking I didnt understand that you could follow people's blogs without friending them. But now I do. Some people have hundreds or thousands of friends, it must be so hard keeping up with them! I ... Read more
Two workouts missed this week
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      8 comments

It is dark. It is cold. It is raining. I am in bed. I am on late shift and have missed my exercise classes all week, because they are from 6-8 pm when I am still at work. And I haven't worked out a sub. Meanwhile, in the hall, my smaller ... Read more
Cognitive Dissonance
Thursday, July 04, 2013      7 comments

Recently I have noticed that there is a dissonance between what I weigh and what I think I weigh. This year I have released a lot of extra weight (70+ lb); so much so that I no longer wear my wedding ring for fear of losing it. I am still a work... Read more
Sunday, June 30, 2013      7 comments

July is the midwinter month here in NZ and it is a month for eating. Naturally we want to eat more in winter to keep warm, plus, winter is a great time to socialize around hearty and delicious food.  ... Read more
The D word
Saturday, June 29, 2013      5 comments

I had a great holiday with my sister and we decided to do a round of Cura Romana together for mutual support, so although it is the coldest part of winter I am on drastically reduced calories. I was questioning the wisdom of this, especially on ... Read more
Monday, June 24, 2013      8 comments

What a thrill to find my blog was voted popular blog post, that is emoticon ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts NSVs for motivation - any ideas?
Sunday, June 23, 2013      59 comments

Although here it is the middle of winter, and rather bleak, I have decided to steal a march on my planned spring push to release weight. So I am looking for some NSVs to help with motivation. Last round of weight reduction saw aches and pains ... Read more
Third time lucky...
Friday, June 21, 2013      5 comments

... Finally home after a huge storm everywhere except where I was staying. Three trips to the airport in three separate days, got on the plane yesterday then we had to disembark and go home. ... Read more
I thought I'd died and gone to heaven...
Thursday, June 13, 2013      7 comments

...when I tasted my breakfast smoothie. Inspired by one I read about on Sparkpeople, here it is: Almond milk Orange juice Frozen banana Pineapple Kiwi crush (you can use kiwi fruit) 1/2 tspoon of turmeric, and of minced fresh ginger ... Read more
New normal
Thursday, June 06, 2013      4 comments

Today is my first day on the new normal eating plan. I am done with my six week consolidation period for the Cura and now can eat what I like. So this is a dangerous time. I feel confident that my weight will be stable If I give myself the chan... Read more
Report to Fifi HQ on two years' sparking
Monday, June 03, 2013      8 comments

emoticon Today is my 2 year Sparkaversary. ... Read more
Points about Spark points
Thursday, May 30, 2013      6 comments

Way back when I had been sparking for a little while, I noticed that Sparkers who released weight most successfully seemed to havemore Spark fitness minutes than spark points. That certainly wasn't me! My strategy had been, and still is, worki... Read more
Kind words
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday at the start of class one of my Zumba classmates said to me, 'I meant to say to you the other day, I haven't been for a while and I had to look twice! You are looking fabulous!' Well a chick might take that the wrong way, but why wou... Read more
First weights workout for a while
Monday, May 20, 2013      3 comments

We have an exercise room at work. I used to use it all the time but since sparking, not at all. But on Sunday I went to the farmer,s market to pick up freggies, and then to the work gym where I did 30 minutes on the arc trainer and twenty minut... Read more
A binge
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      9 comments

I have been journalling this year (and finding t really helpful) and so I know that this is my second binge this year. Pretty good going, eh? My eating. Plan is pretty strict and I have been faithful to it with very few exceptions. But day b... Read more

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