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Organic in Budapest!
8/5/2014 5:52:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

We now live in Budapest Hungary. I have been able to find an organic market that specializes in local organic foods, several stores that sell only or...  Read more


struggling for consistency
6/14/2014 11:13:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We have been prepping to go back to the States for a 6 month furlough. The disruption to my schedule and my stress/boredom have not helped. I have s...  Read more


Celebrations and Maintenance
5/20/2014 8:34:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I know this is always an issue. But recently a struggle for me. As we prepare to head back to the states a lot of our friends have wanted to take us...  Read more


My maintenance mindfulness mnemonic
5/14/2014 8:57:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My maintenance mindfulness mnemonic One of my trickiest things is being mindful of my maintenance. I really don't like to track food. Now that I...  Read more


Getting ready for the States
5/2/2014 12:56:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Only a month and a half before we return to the states to help my daughter get set up in school. I am looking forward to the time. But there are a l...  Read more


Still in Post Christmas frustration
2/19/2014 8:07:44 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Over December I ran more than I had in my life, but still gained weight a little. Still within my maintenance range, but the high side, pushing the r...  Read more


great app for running - Gipis
1/16/2014 7:07:32 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hey, an invite to try out a great new app Gipis. (Website iPhone app gipis....) It sets up a plan for your running goals. The pla...  Read more


One Year in Maintenance - and then a Christmas
1/7/2014 8:45:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Woo hoo One year at or below my target weight of 68 kg. I mark it date to Thanksgiving/my wife's birthday. I am really happy about it. But C...  Read more


2014---let's do this!
1/1/2014 3:46:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok, I am so excited about 2014. I don't know what it holds in store or what God will do in our lives but I am excited! My goals for this year: l...  Read more


11 months this coming Weds
10/21/2013 12:39:34 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have been at/below my goal weight for almost 11 months. Very exciting. A lot of my clothes are too big. I have some clothes that fit, but hang....  Read more


10 months past goal part 2
10/11/2013 9:57:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

About a month and half away from my one year past goal. Think on things that have been helpful and not so helpful. Not so helpful. 1) being...  Read more


10 months past goal
10/2/2013 8:08:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After doing this for 10 months, with still some fluctuation, I have started asking myself more questions about what helps me and what doesn't Hel...  Read more


8 months past goal
7/15/2013 7:24:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It seems odd to think that I am 8 months past reaching my goal. And I have managed to stay at or below my initial target weight. Thinking back I t...  Read more


Day 6 of CLX (45/100)
3/31/2013 6:46:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Looking forward to this mornings exercise. It also means one week done. Only 11 more to go :-) Day 45 out of 100 and not lost any further weight...  Read more


Chalean Extreme
3/31/2013 9:37:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

On Day 5. Challenge is that I feel so hungry after the weight lifting. Will start to read through the meal suggestion on the holiday break so it will...  Read more


Day 5/100: Strugling with flu
2/19/2013 9:07:56 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Was so eager to go out for a run last night but ended up just walking to the shop to buy medicine and headed to bed early. Cannot wait until I feel fi...  Read more


Day 4/100: Lovely weather, great outdoors
2/19/2013 9:12:07 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Had a day annual leave and joined my oldest on a school trip to an organic farm. Learnt a lot, bought fresh produce and we will be producing our own i...  Read more


100 Days and 10 kg to loose
2/15/2013 8:10:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My next birthday is in 83 days and once more I have found myself back at 75kg. I managed to go back to 67kg and I did run a half marathon in October 2...  Read more


Too long!
12/5/2012 7:20:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Oh, I have not been here in a LONG time! So many things going on... moved to Richmond for some training before going to Budapest Hungary. Not mu...  Read more


Are those . . . ABS?
10/29/2012 2:14:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This morning, while doing absurd body building poses in my undies in front of the mirror (What? Doesn't everyone start the day with a Morning Vogue?)...  Read more


Coasting, coasting, slight veer off track, and I'm back in it
10/6/2012 10:33:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted a blog, holy moly. A lot has changed since then, I suppose. I've started working at the resta...  Read more


WOW! I had no idea.
10/5/2012 10:55:25 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am soooo excited. 334 It's been almost six months since I last got on a scale (no not on purpose, it just worked out that way) and I am down 33 po...  Read more


A hard few weeks
10/1/2012 1:30:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

A death in the family has had me really down. It is hard to keep motivated with so much stress and just feeling drained. I have gotten out a few t...  Read more


Come on, you can do it (Master Cleanse day 8)
9/5/2012 8:39:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

For those that think the Master Cleanse is a diet or a fad. Start reading up about it. It is not. I am pretty clear about the fact that I am not loosi...  Read more


Counting down (Master Cleanse day 7)
9/5/2012 10:12:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I did not manage to go for a run last night so I ran/walked tonight 7km in 55 minutes. Happy I went out and did something to keep the metabolism going...  Read more


What a difference a day makes (Master Cleanse day 6 cont.)
9/4/2012 8:21:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Feel so much better. Looking forward to my run tonight and am planning on doing a midweek Salt Water Flush on tomorrow morning after all....  Read more


Back to square 1 (Master Cleanse day 6)
9/3/2012 9:24:29 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I cheated. I cheated and cheated. So gutted and disappointed with myself and lack of willpower. With the Master Cleanse there is really no way of maki...  Read more


Au, ow, ouch (Master Cleanse day 5)
9/2/2012 10:01:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

What fun, a personal trainer! My triceps hurt, not just a little bit but excruciating pain. Now 48 hours after 'the event' my husband had to help me g...  Read more


A healthy and sporty weekend (Master Cleanse day 4)
9/2/2012 11:24:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Saturday first time personal trainer - he told me to eat more protein. Did not have the heart to mention the detox. Sunday - my arms hurt at pla...  Read more


Tired but feel at peace (Master Cleanse day 3)
8/31/2012 7:52:18 PM,  0 COMMENTS

A disrupted night. Husband decided after all not to be so healthy and went out drinking with colleagues. He was home at 4:30. Me not happy ... I...  Read more


New to this - a detox (Master Cleanse day 2)
8/30/2012 8:40:26 PM,  5 COMMENTS

After reading the e-book of JJ Smith on how the best weight loss is achieved by starting to detoxify your body I made a plan. Back after the hol...  Read more


August 20, 2012
8/20/2012 10:23:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I did okay...I didn't completely eat 2 vegan meals as I had wanted, because when my husband was jetting out of the house he handed me his pancak...  Read more


Weekly Goals August 19-25, 2012
8/19/2012 11:28:12 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Recently, I decided that I am getting back on track for losing weight after about a 3 month hiatus when we were living at my parent's house. I have ha...  Read more


My Saturday Circuits
8/4/2012 1:27:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I said that I'd blog soon about how I'm staying at home and not going back to China. Well, I don't really feel like writing out a big explanation r...  Read more


frustrated and sore
8/1/2012 4:11:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have regained 2 kg over the past two weeks. So my chart seems to be headed up. This inspite of working pretty hard. I have been watching intake,...  Read more


a long, frustrated blog in the aftermath of my dad's stroke.
7/23/2012 11:13:34 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I think my earliest memory of any kind of nutritional lesson is from like 4th grade. We had this little session on the Food Guide Pyramid and why it w...  Read more


Results from my training session!
7/21/2012 2:10:34 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Met with the trainer, finally, after lots of rescheduling madness. We did some assessments and found: - body fat percentage at approx. 19% -...  Read more


Drama in the Dog Park
7/17/2012 7:39:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

As part of my revised lifestyle I'm trying to walk a lot more and just integrate it better into my life. This means taking the subway and walking abou...  Read more


7/16/2012 10:36:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I just past my 75 Kg target. I am quite happy about this. It has been looming for me for a while. I have enjoyed, yes enjoyed, eating better. I...  Read more


moderation is more fun.
7/16/2012 9:47:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Here's how I know I'm in a good place with my diet and fitness mentality: I don't feel any pressure to be 100% perfect right now. And you know, I'm fi...  Read more


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