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First half marathon since having a baby - part two!
Friday, June 30, 2017      22 comments

The rain blew away, so it wasn't wet, but it was windy! My knees survived and I now look forward to some proper recovery time and strength exercises. I... Read more
My first half marathon since having a baby is today....
Friday, June 30, 2017      24 comments

....and I have woken up to an Irish storm. Irish storms are windy, wet and relentless, with rain that drizzles constantly and icily, for hours on end. I ran this half marathon in 2014 and loved it. It was in the hills of Newtownards with be... Read more
Being beautiful
Thursday, May 04, 2017      32 comments

I'm having a hard time at the moment. I am in the last phases of writing my PhD and at home with the baby most of the time, so I rarely have a reason to dress up. As I am still nursing the baby, I also have the most un-attractive nursing bras an... Read more
One belt notch skinnier!
Friday, March 24, 2017      30 comments

Spring is (sort-of) here! So, I decided to wear a dress I bought around this time last year this morning. Although my weight it almost at pre-baby weight (I'm still about 1.5kg over), the inches around my waist are still taking their time,... Read more
A healthy BMI - maybe that's enough
Friday, February 24, 2017      7 comments

I was chatting with my DH about my weight. My weight jumped up 2kgs after Christmas and I'm not really managing to get it down again. I was telling him this and he said - but you're still a healthy BMI, right? Yes, I said. I thought I wou... Read more
5 years since reaching my goal weight.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      21 comments

Wow. I remember reaching my goal weight and being terrified of gaining it all back again. And I remember reading the stats on how if you maintain for 5 years your chance of regain reduces by 27%. And I remember thinking that's a long time t... Read more
From goal weight to having a baby and back again (I did it!!!)
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      30 comments

Today, for the first time, the scale read 54.2kg - the weight I was just before I found out I was pregnant. It was a poignant moment for me. And one that is tinged with a little bit of disbelief. I joined Sparkpeople in September 2011 and ... Read more
Checking in
Thursday, November 17, 2016      2 comments

Never ever have I been so busy. The baby turns 1 tomorrow. I still have 2kg to lose, it has taken me a lot longer than I thought it would. I spend most days juggling work, baby and housework. It is intense. I also seem to ... Read more
Hello from Brazil!
Monday, August 08, 2016      5 comments

No, I'm not at the Olympics. Rather in Campinas, SaƵ Paulo in order to do some work at the University here. We have been here one week and I think have some idea on how to manage the next three that we will be here for. I purposely did not... Read more
Help! Battling to stay consistent and motivated
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      5 comments

I am struggling to lose the last 8 pounds of my pregnancy weight. My goal is to reach my pre-baby weight by November (which is when the baby will be one year old). What I'm finding is that I'll have a few days of consistent healthy eating a... Read more
The jogging stroller
Monday, May 30, 2016      7 comments

I love jogging. It was the one thing I was reluctant to give up when pregnant and the first thing I got back into when my body felt ready. This meant jogging late at night, or early in the morning when someone was around to babysit, and, made th... Read more
Weekend regain feedback
Monday, March 14, 2016      3 comments

I did well on Saturday. I tracked and kept within my calorie range. I also had a good long run of 12km, so it meant I was able to eat quite a lot without worrying too much about calorie limits. Sunday was a different story. I had a hard day... Read more
Being pampered
Saturday, March 12, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I went out on my own!! No baby in tow. My husband had bought me a voucher at a local Beauty salon and so I went to get a back massage followed by breakfast. It was a real treat. I thought I would try on my leather jacket to s... Read more
Losing those same 2 pounds every week....
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      5 comments

I am noticing a pattern. On a Friday I weigh 58kg. By Monday morning, I am 59kg! It's the famous weekend weight-gain. As my current goal is to reach 54kg - I would rather keep going down the scale than find myself constantly focussing on t... Read more
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      3 comments

I find that the most motivational thing about Sparkpeople are the blogs written by other members. They remind me that I am not alone in my weight-loss experiences and frequently open my eyes to a new perspective on it. The 5% challenge is a... Read more

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