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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

3 veggie UK recipes

Saturday, March 09, 2013      6 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 the first 3, in no particular order: UK recipe #1 from Northern Ireland: Champ, a mashe... Read more

7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team?

Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

Well, I didn't, but I just got back from a girls' night out at Tanjore, the best South Indian restaurant in Scotland, if not the UK. To be fair, I did spend 30minutes before that on the AMT at the gym, and just as well it turns out. Because the ... Read more

6) advice, part 2 - celeriac?!?

Thursday, March 07, 2013      3 comments

What on Earth do I do with celeriac that's low cal and tasty? There is a MASSIVE one in my veg bag today. I'd love to read your favourite recipes.... Read more

6) Do you need advice? Ask for it!

Thursday, March 07, 2013      5 comments

Yes. What's the deal with plateaus? No, I don't mean this one in my home-of-choice, Scotland. I mean, how can one go from 6 weeks of losing 2lb per week to 4 weeks sub... Read more

5) What can you improve upon?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      5 comments

Consistency. Calories currently don't currently appear to count when they: - started off on someone else's plate - are eaten standing up - are stuck to the side of a serving dish (particularly lasagne!) Read more


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