My biggest weapon against emotional eating
Yes, tracking my food intake.
When my head is so full of if's and but's and, as a quote I recently read, my greatest judge is living right inside me, the best weapon is to track.
Tracking makes eating objective rather... Read more
What a difference a week makes!
After my last blog, I went and bought a lot of fruit and veggies and then spent most of the weekend cooking (Somehow a lemon meringue pie ended up as part of the cooking plan, and all I can say in my defence is that I got excited about using fre... Read more
Well, I'm still listening to my body and it is telling me that it is cold!! Colder than it has ever been!!
I have been trying to get myself out jogging again to get back into shape for a 10km race in May and then for a half marathon in October... Read more
Paying attention to my body
It has been a very relaxing and easy holiday this year. DH and I have been working on being more accepting with each other and with events in our lives and the result has been a holiday where we have found ourselves doing very little, but loving... Read more
One year maintenance anniversary today!!
I decided I needed to lose weight two days before this photo:
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Sometimes maintaining is just not giving up!
I've been unable to jog for about a month now. A year ago, this would have been the signal for me to completely give up on the habit, but I've now learned that a setback doesn't mean the end. It just means a brief pause before starting again, an... Read more
Calling all gym instructors: fat bellies work differently to thin ones!
Since injuring my foot, I have been revisiting some old exercise DVDs, one of which is a power yoga DVD that I've been using for years and years.
This instructor frequently says 'hollow your belly' and it has always been a bit of a mystery to ... Read more
When everything falls in place
Tomorrow is my birthday. I remember my birthday last year so clearly because the challenge was not too eat too much food! It's funny how a year later eating only one cupcake to celebrate my birthday feels perfectly reasonable, when last year I w... Read more
Clothes, clothes, clothes!!!
Yesterday, I planned my entire outfit. I spent time wondering about how clothes would work together and even what kind of impression I would give the world by what I was wearing.
This is something new for me.
As I was walking down the... Read more
Some new goals: Project cookie monster
Project cookie monster!
I managed to conquer the chocolate binges by allowing chocolate into my life everyday, but in very limited quantities. DH and I have one chocolate every evening after dinner and then give the chocolate a score out of te... Read more
I think this may be why this diet has worked for me.
Yesterday I felt fat. I pointed this out to my husband, who got that panic stricken 'Oh my word, how do I respond to this' look on his face, and then asked me when last I had tracked my food. 'I'm not sure,' was my reply. He then said (very care... Read more
Here I go again.....
I'm coming up to my one year anniversary at Sparkpeople and I must say, I'm very proud that I'm still standing!
I've been thinking about how I've made it through a year of birthdays, seasonal celebrations, parties, mood swings, illness, wo... Read more
Moving away from the scale
I had a big family reunion this weekend and I decided to leave my trusty travel scale at home for the first time since I started the Spark people programme.
This was a big deal for me because I use the scale to gauge how my weight is doing... Read more
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
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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