A fresh start: 2013 Fall 5% challenge
I need a fresh lifestyle start, to accompany and help smooth out the big change in my life: after almost 5 yeard in China where I had friends, a life, a nice flat, an enjoyable and steady job... I moved back to France, where I need to build all ... Read more
Fall 5% challenge commitment
And... I'm back for my 5th 5% challenge! 5th one already, who would have thought?...
For the 8 weeks of the Fall challenge I commit to:
- eating and cooking healthy, mostly vegan food
- exercising a minimum of 10 mns a day as an ongoing... Read more
A quick update before going away to the Pays Basque (a region in France's south-west) for a week...
When I left China and headed back to France for the summer holidays (I teach in a university.... lllooonnnggg holidays ;-)... Read more
A few steps back is NOT quitting
No, I did not quit. No, I did not give up. But did I slow down? Yes. Did I take a few steps back? Yes. Did I slide? Yes. Did the world end? No Read more
May (Mighty in mAny waYs)
My "taking it one week at a time" seems to be working fine for me.
Last week was "tracking" and "curbing the emotional eating", and I've got that under control now.
This week is "starting the Mighty hundreds" = building up to 100 push ups, ... Read more
The time has finally come: I am totally revamping my goals.
It'd been building up for the last few weeks, I just wasn't too sure, it felt like I was in a slump and needed a way out...
And then today, the final sign came to me, in the form o... Read more
Hi Sparkies ;-)
as I've been a bit pushed for time lately, I finally decided to try out a piece of advice often given here on SP: exercise when you watch TV.
And guess what? It works!
I call it "double relaxation": I relax by watching w... Read more
Spring 5%: assignments and commitment
Are you ready? Cos' it's "time to get extreme, baby" Read more
Setting goals for March
My goals for March:
- go from 71 kgs to 67 kgs by the end of the month (ambitious!...)
- complete weeks 1, 2 and 3 of ChaLene Extreme Phase 1
- eat A MINIMUM of 5 freggies a day
- Minimum 5000 steps a day (as per my pedometer)
- fin... Read more
Hi Teddies and Sparkies :-)
Now, I don't think we can use those for the Spring challenge, but I'm sharing, because I found them cute :-)
Have a great day!
Don't th... Read more
Your opinion, Sparkies?
Hi Sparkies :-)
Here's my question: in your opinion, is it REALLY better to have a PLAN?
I don't have a plan. As in, I've made one (several times over, even!) and/but I don't follow it. That means most days I decide on the spur of the ... Read more
Time to get started (again)
I'm BACK! I've been away 5 weeks, 5 weeks of sun and sea and fun, and awe at the temples of Angkor (Cambodia).
I didn't manage to lose weight during my holidays, but I managed not to gain either, despite wildly erratic eating schedules and cho... Read more
Holidays, sweet holidays
That's it! I'm off to Thailand tomorrow I have packed my bag and cleaned the flat, made all the arrangemen... Read more
My word for 2012
I've found my word for 2012: STEADY.
Steady, for what it means to me:
- steady through my new found lifestyle and good habits
- steady in temper and motivation
- steady in my studies
No more "getting thrown" by "life happening" :-)... Read more
A Christmas positive for a negative (personal stuff, again)
Thank you Spark Friends, you encourage me to exercise when I don't feel like it, to give away my chocolates when I want to eat them all by myself ;-) and to reflect upon this journey with honesty.
I found this blog today, and it struck a chor... Read more
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