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A healthier Valentines Day: some recipes and ideas
Saturday, February 11, 2012      4 comments

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
Monday, February 06, 2012      5 comments

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!
Friday, February 03, 2012      5 comments

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.....
Saturday, January 28, 2012      4 comments

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
Thursday, January 19, 2012      5 comments

Faith. 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
5% challenge: Habit #3
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      10 comments

Celebrations!! I've just read through quite a few blogs and done all the commenting needed to get those points for my time (this is a tough challenge this time round - I think we need another 'me time' one!!!) and found myself thinking how won... Read more
5% challenge: Habit #2
Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about my food choices just recently. I keep wondering if my grocery list has really transformed itself into that of a healthy person or if it's simply because I'm eating much smaller portions of everythi... Read more
Winter 5% challenge: Habit #1
Sunday, January 15, 2012      8 comments

There are a few habits that I've been trying to introduce over the last two weeks that have not been going as well as planned, but the habit I want to write about is one that I started, but then stopped doing over Christmas: Waking up early for ... Read more
My nutrition blind spot - milk chocolate boxes
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      4 comments

I'm doing this as part of my spark diet plan in stage three - writing about a trouble goal. This is not so much a goal as it is an area of my diet that has taken a terrible beating since Christmas and the surprisingly large amount of boxes of ch... Read more
Maintenance week three - have you lost weight?
Saturday, January 07, 2012      8 comments

With the return to work after the holidays it seems everyone has started noticing that I have lost weight - many people thinking I managed to shed all this weight over the holidays! I've even had a few people take me aside to check that everythi... Read more
Maintenance week two - healthy mind set
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      5 comments

It’s quite an experience to enter week two of my maintenance period whilst on holiday. This is because my mind is in holiday mode, which, traditionally, means ‘the calories don’t count’. Even with the calorie counter and my exercise counter, I’m... Read more
Christmas - so far!
Monday, December 26, 2011      3 comments

It's interesting to go into the Christmas season with the determination to eat carefully and still find that the calories at the end of the day are so much more than expected. I find myself wondering how much I would be eating if I wasn't being ... Read more
First week of maintenance
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      4 comments

What a week! First week of my holiday and also working on increasing my calories and getting my head into the space where I'm not dieting any more, but living a new lifestyle. It is harder without the same intense need for the scale to drop d... Read more
Reached my goal weight today!
Thursday, December 15, 2011      7 comments

And then went on to eat more sugar than I have in weeks!! emoticon The sugar eating is another story, I think. I... Read more
A little wobbly today, so.......
Thursday, December 08, 2011      6 comments

I'm giving myself a bit of inspiration (thanks to Spark!) I've always believed this comment - the big miracles in our lives are simply the result of lots of smaller mi... Read more

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