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Why you need the exercise AND the diet - the proof is in the pictures!
Three years ago I trained up for my first 5Km, my only motivation for it being that I wanted to lose weight. I was under the impression that as long as I started an exercise routine I would lose weight. I trained up and managed to run the race ... Read more
20 weeks since reaching my goal!
And I'm still skinny
!! Because I still find myself a little surprised by that whenever I jump on the scale... Read more
The exercise that never quite feels like work......
Saturday afternoon, DH is out of town and I am making the most of a flat to myself by dancing up a storm!
This is the exercise I do when I'm tired and home alone. For me, there is nothing quite like it because it seems to feed my soul, my ... Read more
The junk food that stayed......and the junk that has gone away.
DH and I shared a delicious bag of chunky fries today from our local chippy, and, as I was busy adding it to my nutrition tracker, I realized that I still eat fries quite a bit - not every day - but they must make their way onto my nutrition tra... Read more
I may look skinnier, but......
This last week has been eye opening for me. It has been my first proper break in a long time, and, it seems that when my mind realizes it is on holiday, it feels like it needs to be on holiday from calorie counting too!
How strange to observe... Read more
Pampering without overeating - is this possible?
I have given myself a treat - a few days away at a spa for time to relaz, and treat my body to some well earned massage treatments. What I didn't anticipate was the food I would encounter on this trip.
I've just returned from dinner at their r... Read more
Happy to be back with the Shooting Stars!!
I have missed being accountable to a group when it comes to exercising. I hadn't realized how much it helps me to do a bit of exercise each day when I know it's leading towards a greater goal. Even if it is an imaginary destination, this group e... Read more
6 months with sparkpeople - reflection time!!
This is a special marker for me because I spent three months reaching my goal weight and have now spent three months in maintenance mode. I have still lost weight whilst maintaining, but much more slowly. These last three months have felt more l... Read more
Out with the old.
On Friday night I staged a bit of a fashion parade. I emptied all my clothes out onto the bed and began trying them on, one by one. I had asked my DH if he would mind being my second eyes because I knew that there would be some outfits I was emo... Read more
Denial vs acceptance
Last Friday I went and bought a brand new pair of trousers. My current pair of 'work' trousers has been falling off me for about two months and I felt it was time to take the plunge and commit to my new figure by buying clothes for it.
I've b... Read more
A healthier Valentines Day: some recipes and ideas
Yes, I'm cooking for Valentines Day - out of choice!!!!
I thought it would be romantic to decorate our table properly, light plenty of candles and serve something a bit more nutritious than we would probably enjoy at the restaurant.
I... Read more
What the exercise instructors teach me
I've just experienced Jillian Michaels for the first time and I'm impressed!!
Her training style of combining strength and cardio is not new to me. There is a similar class at my gym that I go to and really enjoy. What makes her special is... Read more
Carrot sticks - my new favourite life saving snack!
Life saving may be a bit of over kill here, i know, but, when it comes to 4pm snack time, things have been getting a bit desperate for me, and these little orange batons have provided me with a snack that has the sweetness of a cookie or chocola... Read more
The first big maintenance stress test.....
They say that the Chinese year of the Dragon is a year full of good luck, but it must also be the year of lighting fires under your backside to get you running because January has been anything but relaxing!
My ticker tells me that I am now... Read more
5% challenge: Habit #4
The last two days have been so intense for me. in fact today has been an extreme roller coaster - one of those days where it ends and I find myself thinking, what just happened?
So I'm writing this in a bit of a frail state, and th... Read more