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Saturday, November 26, 2011      9 comments

Back from a week of training I can't say I learned much (think hippie professors treating teaching like a philosophy dissertation, "so what IS teaching, what IS learning" but I did have a great time with the other teachers My back was killing ... Read more


Sunday, November 20, 2011      7 comments

Leaving tomorrow for a week of training in the middle of nowhere,France. Won't have a choice over what I eat, won't really have time or space to exercise... I am not looking forward to that But I am looking forward to learning how to be a... Read more

What really works for me... and solutions to what doesn't

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      16 comments

I have always deemed myself a healthy person; in fact, even overweight I had an "athlete heart" (quote from my doctor) and very healthy cholesterol levels, sugar etc. I was always pretty active, rode to work (10k everyday) and swam and did yoga ... Read more

These boots are made for walkin'

Friday, November 11, 2011      17 comments

I am officially back on track, I woke up early, walked/jogged 30 minutes then did two loads of laundry, then walked an hour with a friend then did grocery shopping for the next two weeks and ate super healthy all day and walked twenty more mi... Read more

Going back to my core values

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

Has you know I have had a bit of a bad week and was heading the wrong way. Thanks to your support and my family I stopped where I was to pause and reflect. I think I just needed to let go off some steam and focus on who I am and what my valu... Read more

hum celebrated a bit too much

Monday, November 07, 2011      10 comments

So last week I finally reached my mini goal weight which was to be a normal BMI. At the end of the week I had a dinner party to celebrate buying a car/moving in a new place. Quite a lot of people came and we really had a great time, problem... Read more

Broke the damn plateau and hit the healthy BMI mark!!

Monday, October 31, 2011      26 comments

Yes people, I finally did it, I lost enough weight to put me in the healthy range of BMI (not by a lot but still..) making me officially no longer overweight. I rock! don't expect any form of modesty today, I am unable to, I have not weighted ... Read more

Listening to my body

Saturday, October 29, 2011      7 comments

Two days ago I told you about going into the dark side and how it is sometimes needed. Well at the end of that day I lacked common sense and I have been paying for it for two days. After my big Ika trip I was exhausted and not feeling well.... Read more

Using the dark side

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      8 comments

This morning I woke late (I mean later than these past days) and did not quite feel like going for my walk/run. It's surprising because I actually love doing it and feel so energized when I'm done that I really have to force myself to not do a... Read more

Trail Mix Day

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      5 comments

Today I had a trail mix day, NO I did not feed on trail mix all day, it means that there were good things and not so good things and it made a healthy and balanced day. In the morning I went to the nearest big town (45 min drive) and hum, g... Read more

What a great day

Saturday, October 22, 2011      12 comments

This morning I woke up unexpectedly early (it's the first day of october break and I went to bed late with a cold) and felt great. So I decided to clean up the apartment a little bit, sip some tea and then plan my meals/and exercise for the week... Read more

Portugal and Ha Ah moment

Thursday, October 20, 2011      7 comments

As some of you know I spent a week in Portugal with my students who study wine. We had an amazing weather and the visits were really interesting. I was worried the all time because I did not get much exercise and ate basically rice and chicke... Read more

New Car et all

Friday, October 07, 2011      10 comments

This past week has been incredibly tiring, I was moving and looking for a car to buy, my brother was visiting but I couldn't take a leave so I had to pack in a lot of things Yesterday I finally found a car, finished unpacking and got some q... Read more

yeah progress!!

Sunday, October 02, 2011      13 comments

Hi all, Today was my 4th Masters Swimming session. you know, the one with the sharks though I ditched the sharks and changed groups My goal was to not get muscle cramps and finish at least half of the training. I took my Swimming For Cardio ... Read more

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