Whats going right... and what isn't!
I have been aware over the last couple of rounds that I seem to have moved away from the basic idea of weight loss being the be all and end all, both of my life generally, and this round in particular, and into a more holistic way of viewing thi... Read more
I have been fascinated since I started Spark, by the phrase eating clean. It obviously has a meaning for you Americans, but as a Brit, it means diddly squat to me! I take it to mean eating unprocessed foods, but in that case, I'd like to know, w... Read more
Expectations from BLC26
I have been musing all weekend about what I'm expecting from round 26 of the BLC. I have been doing it, all on the Azure Destinations team, for a whole year now.
I have learned over that time, what are and are not realistic expectations. So... Read more
BLC 25, A Great Experience!
So, round 25 of the BLC challenge is drawing to a close, and one of the parts of the final WEC (Week End Challenge) is to blog about our best BLC experience!
Firstly, let me explain the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) to you. It is a private ... Read more
Fitness test BLC 25
I finally completed my fitness test!
Press ups in one minute: (on knees, but hands as far forward as possible): 63
Crunches in one minute: 57
Measured mile: In my case mostly uphill: 17 minutes
Pulse rate after 3 minutes stepping up... Read more
SMART goals for BLC 25
1. Fast three days a week. (500 calories)
2. On 3 non fasting days, prepare and cook my food from scratch.
3. Continue with my exercise, even if that means going to karate or dancing alone.
4. Limit alcohol to one night a week
... Read more
Intermittent Fasting, (the every other day diet) the facts, is it for you?
I posted about this subject on a team thread, and judging by the response, thereís a lot of misinformation around, about exactly what fasting is, and isnít.
I started fasting on 17th March 2013, after reading a book about the 5:2 fast... Read more
A walk in Scotland in Pictures
Yesterday, New Years Eve we decided to take our last walk of 2013, through Scolty Woods, and today we took the first walk of 2014, walking the five miles round Loch Kinord. Both walks were taken in greylight rather than daylight, but we got roun... Read more
Hiking near Balmoral
It was drizzling when we stopped in the car park near Balmoral. Undeterred we pulled on our woolly hats, gloves and scarves and headed off up a well made path.
We walk... Read more
BLC 23, What Have I Learned?
When I registered for BLC24, and asked to remain with Azure Destinations, I started to think about what the BLC meant and had done for me, and what I had learned since I first started on BLC22.
I started the BLC with Azure, and have s... Read more
October 15th 1987, London, England.
October 15th 1987, was a very ordinary day, it was the day before my husbands important exams towards his BSc. It was a mild autumn Wednesday, and that night, London, and all of south-eastern England was pulverised by the most violent storm in t... Read more
Vive la Difference (An English Womanís Tongue in Cheek Slant on the USA)
Of course we all know about the language!
My purse is your wallet, your purse is my bag.
Your pants are my trousers, but my pants are your knickers.
My chips are your French Fries, but your chips are my crisps.
You say to-ma-to, we... Read more
BLC23 My Goals.
For the first two weeks of this round Iím away on holiday, so Iím splitting my goals into the first two weeks, and the remaining ten.
Part one, holiday.
I intend to:
Eat and drink whatever I like, but stop... Read more
The perils of weight loss and exercise.
One of my avowed goals on my weight loss journey, is to tackle the ironing pile BEFORE I run out of clothes to wear. However, so far I have failed miserably in this endeavor.
Thus it was, with the ironing basket hidden under a Mount E... Read more
my demon scales
The scales go up, and Iím upset.
The scales stay the same, Iím disappointed!
The scales go down, and Iím walking on air!
Over the years, I have shifted those scales over the bedroom, bathroom and landing floors
looking for that ... Read more
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