Up and Down
I found myself wondering if there is a connection with the ups and downs of life and the ups and downs of my scale!
The last two months have not been the steady and consistent months that I was hoping for. My thesis was finally submitted an... Read more
Ten reasons not to quit
1. Consistency is key. Stick with my plan today and that will make me one day further in creating and maintaining consistent habits.
2. I want to feel in control of my eating habits.
3. One day I would like to run a full marathon. To ... Read more
Returning to reality
I have been attached to the computer for the last month, working very hard to meet my deadline for the submission of my PhD thesis. I met the deadline, but then an administrative error has meant that I have to wait for a while before I can hand ... Read more
First half marathon since having a baby - part two!
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....
....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
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!
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
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.
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!!!)
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
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!
No, I'm not at the Olympics. Rather in Campinas, Saõ 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
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
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
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Weekend regain feedback
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