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Judge not lest you be judged!

Saturday, July 10, 2010      2 comments

Saw a very large woman in the supermarket today, spending a long time browsing and gazing in the cake and goodies section. For people who have never been big or felt an addiction to overeating, it is very easy to judge this kind of behaviour. I... Read more


Friday, April 16, 2010      2 comments

Back on track after a frightening weight increase!... Read more

Haven't blogged in a while

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      1 comments

work/life/study commitments been out of whack for the last couple of months. Only getting to the gym 1-2 times a week with obvious consequences. Things have settled due to semester break. Have booked to have scientific testing of fat percentage ... Read more

no sparkpeople graphics

Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

Can anyone advise me if they have had a problem of no graphics appearing on their sparkpeople pages. I have sent an email to technical site but I am wondering if anyone computer savvy can tell me if it might be something to do with settings - do... Read more

Scales broken

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      3 comments

Well my digital scales have broken down and I haven't made an effort to replace the batteries. I am taking a deep breath and waiting a week or two before I fix it and get back into weighing. I am having to let go of a security blanket. I am used... Read more

cell phone ettiquette

Tuesday, January 26, 2010      5 comments

Do you think it is rude if someone answers their cellphone while in the middle of a conversation with you? I do but wonder if I am old fashioned. To me it says, my call on the phone is more important than the time I want to spend listening to yo... Read more

A Golden Day

Monday, January 25, 2010      4 comments

As I was enjoying an evening walk in the mild and balmy summer air the message that I had had a golden day passed across my vision. Working backwards: Went for a walk because I wanted to enjoy the walk for its own sake- did not go for the wal... Read more

lesson learned

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments

Wow! The idea that this is a lifetime program which I have to commit to each day really hit home yesterday (Not for the first time though). I had a slip up - no big deal - I just commit to eating correctly today. I need to continue to order m... Read more

On holiday no gym - use initiative

Monday, December 21, 2009      1 comments

Well I'm finally here. On holiday in a very beautiful part of our county. Weather is temperate, scenery is satisfying and I am starting to relax after a very stressful year. Am having to be creative about ways to keep up my fitness regieme as I ... Read more


Saturday, November 14, 2009      5 comments

Tried out a Zumba class today. Thought it would count as my cardio minutes for today. It amazing how advertising hypes things up. I found it underwhelming and needed to do some HIT on the elliptical after in order to feel decently worked out.... Read more

change of outlook

Friday, November 06, 2009      0 comments

We are coming into summer at the moment and I just realised how I am so looking forward to it because it offers many opportunities for physical activities- cycling,hiking, swiming, running etc. This time last year my outlook was quite different... Read more

reality checks

Saturday, October 31, 2009      1 comments

Bought a new bra today and needed to get it fitted as I wasn't sure of the size. Took a while as I couldn't let go of the old habits of "I need wide straps, wire under the cups and full support".Have bought bras like that for years. I don't ne... Read more

Things people say

Sunday, October 04, 2009      5 comments

Another little moment that helps keep me going; Someone at the gym was watching me do an exercise with free weights where you are in press up position and lift dumbells alternately with each hand. It is fairly taxing. She commented that "thats... Read more

whats is going on

Friday, October 02, 2009      1 comments

Just a little bit frustrated Have sent numerous emails to bonus books, shumsky, sparkpeople technical help,"I've preordered the Spark team" etc and no word on why I am having trouble in ordering my gifts from the Sparkpeople store. The store i... Read more

Eating clean

Sunday, September 27, 2009      1 comments

Have been waiting for a little while to be in the right space to have a go at trying Tosca Reno's "Eating Clean" cooler 1 plan. I'm in day 2 and surprised how good I am feeling from it. I have had to give up the usual amount of fruit I have an... Read more

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