Perfection is over-rated
Happy New Year Sparkies,
This morning when I logged into SparkPeople I was very tempted to restart my program but then I paused and asked myself why I want to do that, and whether I would be symbolically destroying the progress that I have... Read more
Coming in last
Hello my Sparkies,
Thanks for the comments on yesterday's blog they did make me feel better.
I am planning on running more than walking the 5k but I am not yet going to be at the point where I can run the entire race.
Today's S... Read more
Hello my Sparkies,
I went for my first training workout for my 5k today. I did just under 3 km in just over 30 minutes, which I was happy with.
For the most part the workout was a very pleasant experience but one encounter has left m... Read more
I lost 1lb in 1 day - Just by staying in bed
First off, thank you for all the well wishes I am feeling much better.
Secondly, the disclaimer, the title is a very tongue in cheek and is not a way that I would recommend going about losing weight.
On Thursday... Read more
Friday's are my rest day, which is a good thing because I have been bitten by a dreaded stomach lurgy, hopefully all will be right with the world tomorrow and I'll be able to start training for my 5K but I will have to see. The most important th... Read more
First off the really good news: Today's weigh in has me down four kilograms and at 27.5% towards my total weight loss goal! ... Read more
Dark and Rainy
The weather today is overcast, wet and cold. This did present a slight challenge about finding something to eat for lunch, but I was rather impressed to have come up with the idea of a baked potato with some creamed cheese.
Today was anoth... Read more
Hello my fellow sparkies,
Can you believe that it is December already? This year has simply flown by. But this is the month to finish strong (even if we didn't start or always continue that way). With that in mind here are my December goal... Read more
The magical ten percent
This morning I read an interesting article about the fact that the most realistic weight loss goal is no more than ten percent of your body weight at a single point.
This makes a great deal of sense, smaller goals are ... Read more
Pushing my limits
I wanted to start Jillian Michaels Shred DVD yesterday, but the technology was against me (the easy option was supposed to be to pop the dvd into the xbox, three hours later the thing was still updating). So I started it this morning instead.
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I have been doing a great deal of reading about dieting and getting slim recently. For the last month I have been focusing on exercise, and I have seen some results (2.3 kg down/ 5 lbs ).
Along the way I have decided that the two people's p... Read more
Victim or Victor
Today I had a phone conversation with someone who firmly believes that life is rather black and white, you are either a victim or a victor. While I admire the simplicity of that and think to a degree it is true, I also think that it misses the p... Read more
Back on the horse
Unfortunately I got a little bit of summer flu from Wednesday until Saturday, which coupled with some consistently wet weather put a dampener on my daily working out schedule. Today however, I was back outside and spent some forty minutes in the... Read more
What I am Thankful For
Even though thanksgiving is a tradition in a distant land, I think it is a great one to stop and reflect and appreciate just some of the things that I am grateful for (in absolutely no particular order):
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Just letting some stuff out
Deary, deary me. I have absolutely no idea where to start. Today I should have ramped up my exercise to 25 minutes, but I just did not feel well. It was a day of headaches and high emotions...a day where I wished I could just crawl under the cov... Read more