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PETALDEAR
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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
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
Zumba
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
spot it and debunk it
Sunday, August 23, 2009      4 comments

What ever seed you plant in your mind, will grow. Don't want to plant, weeds - they run wild. Just realised my constant thinking about my slower progress now, could possibly be overun with weeds. I need to pick out those pesky stragglers, li... Read more
People who have reached goal weight please read this blog
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      3 comments

I am a few pounds from my first weight goal set by SP ie 133 pounds. Since I got to 140 it has been hard going - 1 step forward 2 back etc. Do accept the situation and will plod on. To motivate myself I reset my ticker to lose a few more pounds... Read more

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