The best laid plans of mice and men (and pregnant women.....)
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
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.
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:
Running and my first trimester
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
Three years of maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle can cause many changes. One of those seems to have been my fertility!
For years I suffered PCOS and was of the understanding that if I ever wanted to have a baby it would take us a ... Read more
Another lightbulb moment: it's not I can do this, it's I'm doing this!
Firstly, I need to thank people for reading my previous blog and responding so warmly and with so much advice. The comments are full of so much amazing advice and I was truly humbled.
So, what's happened since then?
I wish I could say ... Read more
Challenging the elephant in the room: sugar cravings
I am a successful maintainer. I was able to lose weight quite steadily and have been fortunate to stay within a 3% range for three years now.
I still eat a lot of sugar. Whereas I feel I have busted my salty cravings and have deve... Read more
3 Year Maintenance Anniversary
Three years maintaining is quite a long time, and I've spent the last few days thinking ab... Read more
New situation, new techniques
On Saturday I ran a multi-terrain race, which included running for 2 miles on the sand. I signed up for this race for two reasons: to give me some motivation to keep training as the seasons changed and to have something to look forward to after ... Read more
3rd Half Marathon of the year, 3rd PB!
The goal of my last half marathon was to do it in under 2 hours. As they had pacers there, I stuck to them like glue and made it past the finish line in 1hr58. When I went to thank the pacers, one of them said to me, "I think you've got a got te... Read more
One year in Northern Ireland
This last week celebrated the anniversary of our arrival in a small seaside town in Northern Ireland, and the beginning of a startlingly different way of living after five years in London.
My weight started creeping up in about December. ... Read more
I read a good blog yesterday all about developing habits. It's run keeper blog, so focuses on running, but, really can be applied to any habit that one is working on:
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My husband planned a surprise holiday for us - a long weekend in Paris! Oo-la-la!!
I love Paris and have not been there since I was 19, so to be back as an adult was just fabulous. It's a city that to me is simply a place of dreams. I love ... Read more
Stress and cookies
Things didn't go well, yesterday. I sat in front of a computer screen for hours trying to get the words and the thoughts to flow, and they just didn't. Every so often I'd pop down to the kitchen for a cookie. By the end of the day I'd lost count... Read more
Knowing what to do, having the will power to do it
The title is borrowed from a comment made by PMRUNNER on one of my previous blogs, where I was talking about needing to start tracking calories properly again. I've been thinking about this a lot over the last week as I've been getting back into... Read more
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