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Reflections on maintaining

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

I have to admit it - I have had a bit of time away from daily food tracking. I was camping with the family for a few days, plus what with the race, and having this cough . . The scale is saying all the right things - I am at my ideal weight... Read more

The big race

Monday, February 20, 2012      3 comments

Last Monday I woke up with a cough - 5 days before Saturday's 50km mountain bike race. I have been training for this since I did it last year. I was pretty concerned, because my daughter had a cough for a week at that stage, and it was not sho... Read more

I've got my grandmother's physique - and I'm proud of it

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      3 comments

I am still getting used to the new me. When I look down I see a belly and round hips - but when I look in the mirror I see how my body has changed. The other day it struck me how much I look like my grandmother did. I am probably rememb... Read more

I fear that I am a slow learner

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      5 comments

In the mornings I quite often take a walk - pushing the 2 kids in the double pushchair. Its a rickety old pushchair - so it is quite a workout. Most days I end up stopping somewhere for a non-fat latte (70 cal) - and more often than I should ... Read more

Commitment - The new me is here to stay

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      6 comments

It took about 6 months for me to lose 11kg (24lbs). I have been at goal weight (or within 1 pound of goal) for 9 weeks. That's 2 months. Woo hoo! I really need to celebrate, because there is a big part of me that doesn't believe I can ... Read more

What happens on the footy trip, stays on the footy trip

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      2 comments

Not sure how universal the title is - definitely an Aussie saying. End of year the football team takes a holiday together - gets up to no good, and it is not discussed after they get back. Lips are sealed. The problem is - can you change ... Read more

Unfair comparisons

Monday, January 09, 2012      6 comments

I think the quote "You can never be too rich or too thin" should be changed. It should be something like "There will always be someone thinner/prettier/richer/strong
er etc than you are - so how about you drop the comparisons, and concen... Read more

Hungry

Friday, January 06, 2012      2 comments

For the first time in a long time, I was hungry today. Mid-afternoon with still a couple of hours before dinnertime. Not wanting, craving, feeling like - but achingly, tummy growlingly, ravenously hungry. And it felt good. I am amazed r... Read more

Sometimes foods

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      4 comments

Have you heard the expression 'sometimes foods'? This is a term many parents use to describe junk food to children. 'We aren't having pizza tonight, because pizza is a sometimes food'. 'No, you can't have a cupcake. Cakes are sometimes ... Read more

Maintenance messes with your head

Thursday, December 29, 2011      9 comments

I am a pound over goal weight - which is great right? I decided I had reached my goal weight (this is something I will look at again soon - but for now it feels about right) about 7 weeks ago, and have been within a pound of that weight eve... Read more

Needing strength

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      3 comments

So today is my daughter's 2nd birthday. We have a cake for after lunch. Plus I have my parents in law here - they have bought macaroons for the party. Plus I am meeting up with some friends tonight for takeaway dinner (they are renovating ... Read more

Post Christmas wrap up

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      2 comments

I have to admit that I spent most of the Christmas weekend feeling uncomfortably full. My sister and our families were staying with my parents - there was so much food. Overcatered? Crazy stuff. THE GOOD I was very concerned about the l... Read more

'tis the season to hold your ground

Monday, December 12, 2011      5 comments

I know I am not the first sparker to blog on this topic - it seems 'tis the season for challenging your commitment to healthy eating. Its summer down under, but for some reason the traditional Christmas fare is similar to that in the northe... Read more

Virtual or Reality?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      3 comments

A quick reminder to myself to remember what the real goals are, and what they are not. The real goals are 1. Live a happy healthy lifestyle 2. Maintain my weight 3. Improve my fitness 4. Get stronger for Mountain Biking The goa... Read more

So close . . . , and then what happened?

Sunday, November 27, 2011      6 comments

About 12 days ago I weighed in at 60kgs - a weight that I am thrilled to have achieved. I think my initial goal with SP was 65kgs - 60kg is a weight I have not seen for many years. I know everyone's experience of weight loss is different ... Read more


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