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A good way to avoid eating a cake by myself

Thursday, August 07, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday I was in a "eat the whole damn cake" mood. So I called a friend I was supposed to visit and offered to bring a cake This way, I had cake and shared it with her and the kids, less calories for me, more fun for them and no "aft... Read more

30 days to my skinny jeans Day 1

Monday, July 28, 2014      5 comments

I've decided to do the "30 days to you skinny jeans" challenge one more time. I had really seen a difference even though it was not enough to really loose a size. I have lost weight and my eating habits are back to normal healthy so now I... Read more

Healthy Living is a commitment and it takes dedication

Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

I have been on SP for three years now, I have had some ups and down and after one accident and a few months off I am almost back to my start weight. It is back to square one? No Because in these years I have learned so much abo... Read more

Sometimes it's tough eating healthy

Thursday, July 24, 2014      1 comments

Today I wanted an early dinner or late snack and went down to the library café. Obstacle one: the food stand with the flapjacks on display I ordered a soup and roll but they did not have it ( too late) urgh The sandwiches were a... Read more

Scottish Challenge week one.

Monday, July 21, 2014      5 comments

Well it's been going much better than I thought. I made a plan of attack and identified the hurdles to get over 1- Fresh Fruits and Veggies are expensive here 2- I LOVE Flapjacks, fudge and chicken pies and always eat too much to mak... Read more

Scottish Challenge

Thursday, July 17, 2014      3 comments

Recently I was awarded a study grant so I am in Edinburgh for two weeks doing research at the National Library of Scotland. This is awesome and I was really looking forward to reading original material, and finding I don't know what that co... Read more


Friday, May 02, 2014      9 comments

Well it wasn't that hard after all, I did not nibble at the "aperitif" only ate 4 anchovy stuffed olives, one glass of wine and one dorto chip. yes just one. for lunch I had 3 oz of grilled duck and a cup of pasta salad, green bean sala... Read more

Danger ahead: lunch party Brace! Brace!

Thursday, May 01, 2014      4 comments

Todat is May 1st and I am invited to a lunch gathering with friends. I know there will be heaps of foods and good wine, it will be hard to track and mostly hard not to nibble on about anything and everything. So here are the preventive step... Read more

Life happens to you when you are busy making plans (thanks John)

Thursday, March 06, 2014      10 comments

so yesterday I told you about the bad aspects of my life I had to stop. I knew it was for the best and that at some point something better would come up. It did. In both areas of my life. It didn't come right away but it did. 1- Job We... Read more

Lifestyle makeover

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      8 comments

2013 was not a very good year for me. I was really overworked, I was dating someone I loved but whose lifestyle had a very negative effect on my life. I spent less and less time on SP and working out, went back to eating unhealthy food... Read more

Signed up for my first Race!

Thursday, February 06, 2014      6 comments

I have been struggling to exercice lately and figured that maybe it was because lossing weight was not a a goal that motivated me enough ( being perfectly healthy and just slightly overweight ) My knee hurts and I know it's because I don't stret... Read more

Making smart choices

Wednesday, November 27, 2013      3 comments

Today I realized I have been making small very smart choices recently - I hit the swimming pool after work for 30 mn - I snuck in the brek room and did calf raises, triceps dips and squats while waiting for my report to print out -I bro... Read more

interesting blog about before/after pictures

Saturday, November 23, 2013      2 comments

Here's the link to an Australian trainer's blog about before and after pics http://www.businessinsider.c
ght-loss-exposed-2013-8... Read more

Bathroom remodelling

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      11 comments

Yesterday I started remodelling my bathroom, The workman destroyed the heavy stuff and I broke the tiles, It is soooo much work but I am enjoying it beyond anything I had ever imagined! I always regarded myself as a nerd barely able to n... Read more

weight-in and its surprises

Sunday, August 04, 2013      7 comments

So after completing my week of bootcamp and staying in my cal range I jumped on the scale this morning and .. no weight loss. at all. I do feel toned and can almost see a difference so I was quite surprised. I decided to put on my test pants... Read more

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