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Wild ones
Sunday, June 26, 2016      3 comments

I'm home from holiday, and I am united with my new wetsuit, which fits like a glove - but comes without gloves, a great regret when hitting the water. I live right by a Scottish beach where the wild ones, a wild swimming group, meet on a Sunday ... Read more
Plans
Sunday, June 19, 2016      5 comments

So apparently it's Monday tomorrow! I guess I should have a plan for the week. So here it goes: - Eat around 1500kcal each day - Swim each day - Keep cool in this heatwave and the final week with my parents - Knit and don't kill people - Sca... Read more
Roast dinner
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      3 comments

Lovely family roast chicken dinner, stuffed with herbs, mushrooms and cabbage, served with roast beetroot and cabbage hearts. Worth every bit the 600 kcal! Thanks mum.... Read more
Tuesday
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      2 comments

Weight is dropping but I haven't moved. Between baby care and the weather, I am resting a lot. I have a 30 day workouts app ready, and yoga lessons on tape - but haven't touched them. Yet. Had a lovely sleep though. Tomorrow. Again. Help.... Read more
Weaning
Monday, June 13, 2016      3 comments

I've been losing a pound a week since my post-baby checkup in April, primarily because breastfeeding takes 500kcal per day. My wee one is 5 months now and starting to join us at meals for wee tastes. I will try to continue breastfeeding until he... Read more
Eating clean
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      1 comments

This is for all us overachieving and ambitious dieters out here. Yes, clean eating sounds like a brilliant idea - until you read an article by someone who has not only got to the root of the issue, but also has the balls to write about them in t... Read more
Half marathon, boom!
Monday, May 20, 2013      6 comments

So, it's official. My colleague Anne has been telling me about her JogScotland group, which I joined after work on Thursday last week. The first downhill 10 minutes I felt like Mo Farah, but faster. The next 10 were uphill and I swore I ha... Read more
To do
Saturday, April 06, 2013      5 comments

Here's to letting go of to-do lists. It's not working too well yet... The sun is shining, it's Saturday morning, I'm sitting in bed, listening to "getting filthy rich in Asia" on BBC, updating SP, just finished my spelt, lemon and poppyseed br... Read more
... and focus.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      6 comments

The issue is that I've stopped trusting that this is all very possible. I'm over 10kg down, but the next 10 seem like too much to ask. Not sure why. But quite a lot of things seem like too much to ask at the moment, work, cleaning, getting up in... Read more
It's all going to pot...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      10 comments

Hello world, it's all been a bit hard recently. First, I spent 3 days asleep with a fever (Wed-Fri) followed by another sat in bed (Sat), then got tired out by short walk (Sun) and half a day of work (Mon), ate far more than I should have w... Read more
Meet the new me
Friday, March 29, 2013      5 comments

So, I've spent 3 full days in bed with the flu and have done nothing but sleep (all of Wednesday, most of yesterday) listen to Miss Marple on iPlayer and watch a bit of telly (Dostana, awesome film) today. No work. No reading. No virtue. No exer... Read more
I've cracked it! A scale victory.
Monday, March 25, 2013      8 comments

The glass floor that is, of 80kg. Never ever ever again more. Hold me to account on that, SP! So, if maintained for a week, that's my second milestone reached - tada!!! *GONG* And the reward is a Thai massage. Oh yes. ... Read more
Research on running
Saturday, March 16, 2013      5 comments

So, I've been looking for suitable treadmill workours, and where best to store information I want to be able to find again? Yup, my blog. So here it is: Tips from runnersworld http://www.runnersworld.com/
workouts/treadmill-wor... Read more
Goals and victories
Monday, March 11, 2013      2 comments

Somewhere among this themed blogging, the spontaneous share has got lost. So here it is, all these little thoughts, collected. On the elliptical in the gym, the default setting is 35 years, so I select down a bracket, to 30-34. The next per... Read more
3 more veggie UK recipes - Sunday
Sunday, March 10, 2013      5 comments

Hello all, I've been inspired by the week 3 flight to the UK challenge, to share some veggie food from the British Isles with you. So here are recipes 4-6, in no particular order: UK recipe #4 From Yorkshire Ploughman's lunch: a ... Read more

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