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Running and my first trimester

Friday, May 22, 2015      5 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      112 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: http://blog.runkeeper.com/20
33/how-to-make-running-a-h
abit/ ... Read more

Paris!

Thursday, July 24, 2014      4 comments

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014      6 comments

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

Saturday, July 05, 2014      3 comments

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

Ards Half Marathon - first sub 2hour time!

Saturday, June 28, 2014      7 comments

After all the drama with my foot a few days before the race, I ended up doing really well. 1hr58.46 was my finishing time and 1hr58.25 my chip time. I decided to stick right next to the pacers for this race, which was probably the bes... Read more

Playing with the numbers

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      5 comments

I'm a kilogram heavier. There's no denying it now, especially as the Maintenance Challenge has my average quite firmly set there. I'm still within my weight range, but, I think it is now time for the reality check. I say this because last ... Read more

Tougher than I think!

Tuesday, June 03, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I had my first running wipe out. I was fifteen minutes away from the end of my run and then suddenly "Splat!" I found myself falling instead of running. Who knows what it was, just a miscalculation of my footing. What I found remark... Read more


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