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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

I'm pregnant!

Saturday, May 09, 2015      7 comments

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!

Friday, March 20, 2015      8 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Challenging the elephant in the room: sugar cravings

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      113 comments

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. BUT 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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      7 comments

3 years! emoticon Three years maintaining is quite a long time, and I've spent the last few days thinking ab... Read more

New situation, new techniques

Thursday, October 23, 2014      4 comments

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!

Saturday, August 16, 2014      9 comments

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

Friday, August 15, 2014      2 comments

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

Developing habits

Thursday, August 07, 2014      6 comments

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:
abit/ ... Read more

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