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Sometimes maintaining is just not giving up!

Sunday, December 09, 2012      9 comments

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!

Friday, November 30, 2012      3 comments

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

Friday, November 23, 2012      4 comments

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!!!

Saturday, November 03, 2012      6 comments

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

Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      4 comments

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.....

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      4 comments

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      2 comments

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.

Sunday, August 12, 2012      5 comments

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.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      3 comments

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!

Monday, June 25, 2012      4 comments

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      3 comments

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!

Sunday, May 27, 2012      7 comments

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!

Thursday, May 03, 2012      7 comments

And I'm still skinny emoticon!! 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, April 21, 2012      4 comments

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


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