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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.
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The D word
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
What a thrill to find my blog was voted popular blog post, that is
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NSVs for motivation - any ideas?
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...
... 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.
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I thought I'd died and gone to heaven...
...when I tasted my breakfast smoothie. Inspired by one I read about on Sparkpeople, here it is:
Kiwi crush (you can use kiwi fruit)
1/2 tspoon of turmeric, and of minced fresh ginger ... Read more
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
Points about Spark points
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
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
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
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
Putting on my big girl's pants
Not really, in fact I have just thrown out a whole lot of big girl's pants that are too big for me now.
Sparkies, I'm not even sure if I should be blogging this here...
I preordered the Spark Solution, and thought that by the time it arrived... Read more
Pounding the pavement
Last night I was recording my exercise and it suddenly hit me, I walked a couple of Ks, very fast, on pavement, and no injury. I had an appointment for a mole map, do you get them? I am a fair skinned chick, so I have one every year now.
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Just add water and shrink
Last night I worked out quite hard in the water. Usually I do a two hour mix of aquaerobics, we'll call it aquajogging but really it is a bit more challenging than that, quite a lot of resistance work with noodles and foam weights, and a good tw... Read more