QUARKY's Blogs

Saturday, June 30, 2012      1 comments

So this week I've been working out every day. I barely ever work out, but I decided I need to gain strength for my job, to make it less tiring. So I've been going to the gym, doing kettlebell swings, push-ups, planks, and vipers. And squats on a... Read more
Weight loss
Monday, June 25, 2012      0 comments

It's been a while. I've lost weight. I think I might have now reached my target weight, except I can't remember what my target weight was. But I've lost a significant amount of weight - and ironically, it happened when I wasn't trying. Three wee... Read more
30 grams protein for breakfast
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      3 comments

So I've been trying the '30g protein within 30 mins of waking up' thing, from 'The 4-hour body'. Except I generally wait longer than 30 mins. But still. After 30g protein for breakfast, I am then not hungry for the rest of the day. No cravings f... Read more
Gosh, my thighs are burning!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      1 comments

I walked ten miles yesterday. Haven't done long-distance walking for a whole year - just been swimming recently. It actually felt good, although I can feel it in my thighs today. A sort of burning feel. But I still feel like I could merrily go f... Read more
'message board hot topics'
Saturday, September 17, 2011      0 comments

The trouble with the message board hot topics is that they stay the same for weeks, and they're not always the most interesting topics. But because they're in the 'hot topics' list, people will be more likely to post in them than post elsewhere.... Read more
Food glorious food
Thursday, September 15, 2011      2 comments

It's interesting the effect that a food photo blog has on my eating habits. Everything I eat, I know I have to take a photo, so this makes me more careful and mindful in what I prepare. This morning I was thinking I'd just have a banana for... Read more
Weight loss - and a random question
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      3 comments

So... since the beginning of September, I've lost about half a stone (7lb). Still having a bit of trouble telling if I'm hungry or not. I'm feeling vaguely hungry now, but it could just be craving, and I know I've eaten well today and will ... Read more
Craving a crunch
Thursday, September 08, 2011      0 comments

Ooh - I am now experiencing a craving again. Craving a crunch. Sensory craving. This tends to be very specific - it has to be a dry crunch. Carrots don't count. I did buy some odd-looking healthy snack of fried and salted broad beans yesterday, ... Read more
The effect of lack of stress on my eating
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      2 comments

It's been a week since I finished my very stressful course of study. And it's amazing how much I've changed in this week, particularly with regard to food. I have no desire at all for junk food. I'm happily eating salads, fruit, rice, fish. I ha... Read more
Appetite returning...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      0 comments

My appetite has returned. Sort of. I felt like an evening meal last night, so had one, and then was still hungry for a snack afterwards. This morning I felt hungry, sort of, but also didn't feel much like eating, so I guess I can't have been tha... Read more
Monday, September 05, 2011      0 comments

So I've been getting my Spark points today by reading some interesting SparkPeople articles about hunger - trying to figure out this odd lack of hunger I have. Here is an interesting one: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/nutrition_article... Read more
Fun way of keeping track of food consumed
Sunday, September 04, 2011      5 comments

I like to keep a diary of what I eat, but generally I find it peters out after a while - it's kind of a dull chore to write down what you eat every day. And I confess I don't like the tracker here on this site - it's time-consuming and doesn't h... Read more
Trick to drinking more water
Sunday, September 04, 2011      5 comments

I have discovered a way to make sure I drink plenty of water. In fact I think I've drunk my 8 glasses today already and it's only 10am! I plan my day in hourly chunks. So something different to do in each hour. But each hour I also schedule... Read more
Lost my appetite
Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

This is so odd. I appear to have lost my appetite. For the past 5 years I've been doing a very stressful college course and I would eat as a way of coping - lots of junk food too! Eating would distract me from the stress. Now I have finished the... Read more
Pic of my fridge full of healthy food
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

I've been eating junk food for a while - it's been my coping strategy for dealing with the stress of preparing for the final exam of my degree. Now I have finished the degree, I have been craving healthy food. I now seem to associate junk food w... Read more

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