When exercise turns into a chore.
My parents are in town. Now, I haven't seen them in two years and the primary purpose of their visit is to see as much of the Olympics as possible, so you can imagine the shift in my lifestyle this has made.
Suddenly I'm chaperoning them all ... Read more
One of THOSE days.....
where for some unexplainable reason I seem to want to burst into tears all the time! I can easily trace back this high state of emotion to a very stressful last few days, so I know where it's coming from and I know that it will all pass soon, bu... Read more
Don't forget about the baby steps!
I've been reflecting.
Mainly about how I got from where I was 10 months ago to where I am now. And I needed to remind myself that it was lots and lots of very small steps!
Ten minutes of exercise each day, saying no to the delightful ... Read more
Tidying up and melting down
Two weeks ago I began an on-line program to help me become better at keeping our apartment clean. This program is a very gentle one and starts with one step: shine your sink, which is something I know I can do, so a good place to start.
Wel... Read more
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
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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