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Here I Go AGAIN... :(

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      6 comments

I fell off the rails big time a few months back and blew all the progress I made last year. I think it started with a bout of depression, although I'm not completely sure. Here I am back again, only 3 lbs less than my starting weight on Sparkp... Read more

Weight Loss Continues During Holiday!

Monday, May 23, 2011      4 comments

I'm extremely proud to report that I lost another 3.4 lbs last month. I would, of course, have loved for the amount to have been larger, but am happy with the "slow but sure" progress I'm making. Although I still required a seat belt exten... Read more

I'm on Top of the World!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      5 comments

It's a glorious spring day, and I feel fabulous!!! I just completed 3.25 miles of Nordic Walking- something I couldn't do even a week ago. I'm having just a bit of ankle pain, so now have an ice bag on my dodgy left ankle. I continue to b... Read more

Still Fighting for Ordinary People

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      3 comments

My recent involvement with the Keep Our NHS Public organisation has kept me quite busy lately. I've tried my best to stick with my healthy eating plan, but have strayed a few times. I'm going to get on the scales tomorrow to see how much damag... Read more

Peaceful Protest and Lots of Exercise

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      3 comments

Well, we're into Spring now, and I can proudly say that I kept up with my fitness programme all winter long! I've been kicking the exercise up a gear since the weather has gotten nicer. Over the past 5 days, I've walked a total of 11 hours. W... Read more

Friday Musings

Friday, March 04, 2011      3 comments

I've already posted this as my status, but I'm going to repeat it here because it made me feel really happy. This afternoon when I was out with my Nordic Walking poles, a neighbour stopped me and asked, "Just how much ARE you walking???? Every... Read more

Crafting a Vision Statement for Myself

Sunday, February 20, 2011      5 comments

I've been on Sparkpeople quite a while but have never crafted a vision statement. I think it's time I did so. This article is quite helpful to those of you who haven't yet crafted a vision statement: http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
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Fighting Back Against the Blues

Thursday, January 27, 2011      7 comments

I'd planned to go to the gym for my workout today, but I was feeling so blue I just couldn't bear getting on the bus to go there. In the end, I convinced myself just to put on my workout clothes and go out with my Nordic Walking poles. It felt... Read more

Post Birthday Blues

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday was my 48th birthday. I had a lovely evening out last night with my husband. We went to see a movie and out to eat. I didn't count calories yesterday, and am quite sure I went overboard on the calories. Yesterday morning I go... Read more

Still at it

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      2 comments

I'm still eating healthily and continuing to exercise at the gym. I have a lot more energy now than I did on the 5th of January when I started getting back on track. I'm planning to weigh myself again on the 5th of February. I'm trying ... Read more

Slowly getting back on track

Sunday, January 09, 2011      2 comments

I over-indulged over the holidays and also let my exercise slide. On the 5th of January 2011, I started slowly getting back on track. During the last week of December, I planned some healthy menus with a view to starting them on 4th of January... Read more

I Love Swimming!

Monday, July 05, 2010      3 comments

I've been taking swimming lessons for 8 weeks now, and am having a blast. I can't believe how much progress I've made. I took lessons as a child (aged 4 or 5), but nothing ever really stuck with me. When I got in the pool, I basically only do... Read more

Gotta Keep on Keepin' on

Thursday, June 17, 2010      5 comments

I'm in a lot of pain at the moment due to a flare up of achilles tendonosis in my left achilles tendon. I have ice in my left ankle and have the limb elevated. I haven't let the flare up make me quit exercising, though, and I'm very proud ... Read more

Ups and Downs

Monday, June 07, 2010      3 comments

I'm back on the right track, but did have a difficult week last week. I didn't go to the gym a single day and ate a lot of unhealthy food. It was "that time of the month," and I had a mini-pity party. Amazingly, I did lose .2 lbs, but that's ... Read more

Aqua Aerobics = Good Fun + Good Workout

Friday, May 21, 2010      5 comments

I went to my first aqua aerobics class last night and had a great time. The class consisted of approximately 20 women from ages from 20ish to 70ish. The instructor was quite friendly and said she thought I did quite well. I was a bit uncoordin... Read more


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