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Delay Tactics

Monday, May 21, 2012      5 comments

I have to remember delay tactics. It is something that can really work for me. DELAY snacking Don't tell myself that I can't have a piece of that leftover cake. Tell myself to leave room in the budget, and if I still want it later - I ca... Read more

It has been a . . . {insert adjective here} . . . year

Thursday, May 17, 2012      4 comments

A year on SP. Oh what a year. So many adjectives. So many emotions. A quick summary to bring you up to speed. Very slim as a teenager through my early 20s. I struggled with mild depression through my late 20s and much of my 30s. Alth... Read more

How the new me is wiser than the old me

Friday, April 27, 2012      8 comments

Let's set the scene - oldest at kindergarten this afternoon. I take youngest for a walk in the push chair - doing some errands. She sleeps, I walk. To be honest, old me would have done this (with oldest, obviously). What's different? It's... Read more

Finally bought myself some new clothes

Saturday, April 21, 2012      6 comments

Had a terrific time shopping. I know the shop assistants are there to make you feel good about yourself, and I felt amazing. I used to be a size medium to large or Australian size 14 (US size 10). I collected mediums tops off the rack - a... Read more

What happened? Or more important, why did it happen?

Thursday, April 19, 2012      7 comments

I have done nothing but eat today. I took the kids to the Victoria market - and came home with lovely fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, chicken etc - oh, and bread. I had left overs from last night for lunch - but then saw the crust I ca... Read more

Silly things I have done

Thursday, April 12, 2012      6 comments

I was just reflecting on how much more aware I am about good nutrition & lifestyle than I was 20 years ago. Like many women, I always thought I could benefit from losing a few kgs - even though, I cringe when I think of the anxiety I had throu... Read more

Today's good choices

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      10 comments

Maintenance is a funny thing - I have been in my goal range of 58 to 60 kgs (around 130lbs) for 21 weeks, but I still feel like I am struggling. That's almost 5 months! I seem to focus on the bad choices I make. Are they going to derail me,... Read more

Saved . . . from a moment of weakness

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      7 comments

3 hot cross buns in the freezer. Mini ones, that are only 122 calories. I ask the kids if they want one - my 4y.o. says yes, my 2y.o. says no. So I put 2 in the toaster. I eat mine, and the 4 y.o starts on his . . . as I mindlessly go to t... Read more

Save your pennies, and the pounds (sterling) look after themselves

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      4 comments

Even though I am Australian, this is a saying I grew up with. Actually the saying was often applied to my grandmother, who was very frugal about the small things - but had expensive taste. In her case the saying was 'Save the pennies, spend th... Read more

My goals for the next quarter (1 April to 30 June)

Saturday, March 31, 2012      4 comments

I have been maintaining for about 20 weeks - thats 4 and a half months. Considering that I have not been able to do any real cardio for the last 6 weeks, I have to celebrate this - but I feel like I am just hanging in there. So, I need to... Read more

My kids are on a great path

Friday, March 30, 2012      6 comments

I can't believe this. I am preparing dinner and the kids are hungry. I am handing them raw capsicum (pepper) and raw green beans since dinner is not quite ready. I am telling them to lay off the fresh veges or they wont want their dinner!!!... Read more

I don't . . .

Thursday, March 22, 2012      9 comments

This blog was inspired by my SP friend WATERMELLEN and her blog "First Core Belief Changed? Doughnuts!!". My summary of her blog was that she came across a book by Susan Estrich who during her weightloss journey decided she 'doesn't do doughnu... Read more

On the plus side

Friday, March 16, 2012      3 comments

I have been moaning lately - all my SP status updates and my recent blogs have been complaining about being sick. I thought it was time to focus on the plus side. I turned 40 on the weekend. Its only a number - but it got me thinking. ... Read more

Exercise, injury and life in general

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      3 comments

So, I have a cough. 4 weeks and counting. It started as a normal viral type thing - caught from my lovely children. The doc now tells me it is an allergic thing. I'm taking heyfever antihistamine, but I am still coughing violently many tim... Read more

Exercise, injury and life in general

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      1 comments

So, I have a cough. 4 weeks and counting. It started as a normal viral type thing - caught from my lovely children. The doc now tells me it is an allergic thing. I'm taking heyfever antihistamine, but I am still coughing violently many tim... Read more


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