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Things that have helped this week

Thursday, January 28, 2016      3 comments

A featured article on sparkpeople challenging me to consider whether I am committed to weight loss or just interested. It reminded me that weight loss doesn't just happen. It is hard work. The article led me to set two daily goals: walk 10 ... Read more


Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

It's been a rough week. Somehow this is the week that depression has hit. Because we know to take it seriously, DH and I have put some measures in place to help me. Simple things, like making sure I get dressed in the morning, eat a proper... Read more

A few good things

Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

The sparkpeople mileage tracker now logs my runs as 'runs' rather than 'walks' My Strava running tracker is saying I am trending upwards rather than downwards I increased my calories tom1800-2000, so now when I track I actually stay wi... Read more

Getting back into running post-pregnancy

Sunday, January 10, 2016      4 comments

My baby is now 7 weeks old. I did not exercise at all during the first 2 weeks. During week 3 I started walking, aiming to walk for half an hour every day. Realistically, it was more like every other day. I would do this pushing the stroller,... Read more

The bowl of potato chips

Friday, December 25, 2015      5 comments

My mom put a bowl of potato crisps right next to me this evening. We hadn't had dinner yet and I was ravenous having just breast fed the baby. So, I ate the entire bowl. Even while I was eating I knew it was a mistake. They would not satis... Read more

4 Year Maintenance Anniversary with a twist

Thursday, December 17, 2015      5 comments

This year I was very unsure if I could still class myself as a maintainer, especially once I had given birth to the baby and would be starting the long project of losing baby weight. Also, being pregnant for most of the year, my goal was gaining... Read more

Tired and hungry

Sunday, December 13, 2015      5 comments

It is 5.30. The baby has woken up and is hungry. He will feed for at least an hour, often with a tearful nappy change in between. It is now 6.47. I put the baby down, but after some time rubbing his tummy, I realised he was hungry again. S... Read more

Post Pregnancy recovery, body and new baby

Tuesday, December 08, 2015      4 comments

It's a boy! Those are the three words announced by the doctor as she hurled our little one up into the air and over to the nurse that I will never ever forget. That magical moment when we finally saw our little baby - and he was perfect. ... Read more

Struggling along - where has all my energy gone?

Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

Tomorrow will be the two week mark until my due date. Two weeks! But somewhere over the last two weeks I have lost my resolve. I am lucky if I ... Read more

Getting ready

Sunday, October 11, 2015      7 comments

Pre-pregnancy weight: 54kg (120 pounds) Current weight (36 weeks pregnant): 64kg (approx 140 pounds) The baby is due in 1 month! 1 month! My belly is now huge and aching! I'm not sure what happened over the last three weeks, but it h... Read more

There is more to maintenance than just keeping within a healthy weight range!

Monday, September 07, 2015      4 comments

Maintenance weight: 54kg (120 pounds) Current baby weight: 62.5kg (138 pounds) 4 years Sparking, 3 years maintaining, 7 months growing a baby! Read more

The best laid plans of mice and men (and pregnant women.....)

Sunday, August 23, 2015      3 comments

On Wednesady afternoon during a walk / run an old injury flared up - foot pain. "Oh, hello, I thought, this is not what I want to happen". I got home, and knew that the only thing for it was to rest with my feet up, and, stop my walk/running ... Read more

Changing perspectives and preparing for jogging in the third trimester

Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

Weight at beginning of pregnancy: 54.5kg (120 pounds) Weight at 6 months: 61.5kg (136 pounds) I was just wondering as I was writing down my 6 month pregnancy weight, if this feels the same as when I was over-weight and at this mark on the... Read more

Half way! Pregnancy update.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      4 comments

Weight at beginning of pregancy: 54.5kg (120 pounds) Weight at half way point (21 weeks): 58.3 (128.5) This photo is from the early weeks of pregnancy: Read more

Running and my first trimester

Friday, May 22, 2015      6 comments

While I was running a few days ago, a little old lady stopped me asked if I do this regularly, I replied, saying yes, and she responded with "good, it's important to keep fit". Those words were like magic to me in that moment because keepin... Read more

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