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One year on from my initial decision to regain my health
Monday, January 09, 2017      5 comments

A year ago I decided to loose weight and exercise more to enhance my life. I felt like I was getting old and am not ready for that yet. Well the weightloss hasn't gone so well, and the exercise has been a real mixed bag. I seem to get one... Read more
Spring cleaning the diet and kick starting back into action
Thursday, September 22, 2016      2 comments

I was going to call this blog getting back into it, but then I noticed that was the title of my last blog. I have been messing around and actually put on 1.5kg over the last month. If I was in maintenance it wouldn't matter, but I'm not so it ... Read more
Update, getting back into it
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      2 comments

My weight fell below 100kg a little while ago now. I am still hovering at 99 point something, so have started the plateau busting challenge again. Last time I did this I only did a week before I started losing weight.... so I stopped doing it. ... Read more
How to get away with falling off
Thursday, July 14, 2016      3 comments

I have made it to my first big milestone. I am now in double figures. 99.8kg. It has taken 7 months when I thought it would only take a few weeks but that only seems to make the victory all the sweeter. And here is my promise to myself - I wil... Read more
Finally I get it: dieting doesn't work
Saturday, July 09, 2016      4 comments

I have been dieting for nearly all of my adult life, on and off. I think that I am living proof that diets don't work. I am 48 today and have realised this last week that I have now come full circle. I mean I started in my early 20's with the... Read more
I another non scale victory this morning
Monday, June 20, 2016      6 comments

I walk near enough every day now. This morning I thought I would do a pretty little walk I did quite a bit when I first started. It used to take me 10 minutes there and 10 minutes back. I used to rest on a bench and look at the sea when I got... Read more
I MUST be more disciplined
Saturday, June 18, 2016      5 comments

For the first time since I started daily weigh ins I have put on weight three days in a row. The total weight gain over the three days is virtually a kilograms (2.2lb). Why? Possible causes:- 1). Saturday I Exceeded my calorie allowance... Read more
Recording a no scale victory
Monday, June 13, 2016      7 comments

Yesterday evening I managed to "run" - well jog really - for 10 minutes. This is a major achievement for me because when I first started in January I could only do a minute and then I wouldn't be able to breath in an alarming and scarey way. I... Read more
Finally I think DH is coming round.
Friday, June 10, 2016      5 comments

Six months into the programme and I got the first supportive comment from my DH this morning. I have been to early morning boot camp and I was telling him that after boot camp yesterday evening I had managed to run for 8 minutes for the first t... Read more
So I have been on this journey for 6 months now.
Thursday, June 02, 2016      5 comments

It's nearly a month since I blogged, the days are getting quite short now, and as I'm originally from the northern hemisphere, I feel like we should be approaching Christmas. It seems a bit like the white witch from Narnia has made it winter bu... Read more
Recording a non scale achievement.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      4 comments

I just wanted to record my non scale achievement. I measured myself yesterday and over two months have lost 14cm from my waist. With my new waist to hip ratio I'm pear shape instead of apple, apparently. Pretty strange shaped pear if yo... Read more
Beating the binges - turning disaster into triumph
Monday, May 16, 2016      3 comments

Recently on the chat there has been talk of emotional eating. I do this. I have done for years. It is quite a while since I had a blow out but after posting advice to someone else yesterday about how to overcome emotional eating, I had a mass... Read more
So now I'm walking in the rain
Thursday, May 05, 2016      2 comments

I feel as if I have finally turned a corner with this diet and fitness thing and it is actually becoming a lifestyle. I have had a pretty rubbish week, I've had problems with my teens. For a mother problems with offspring is a great sour... Read more
Time to change how often I weigh myself
Saturday, April 30, 2016      3 comments

My GP asked me to track my monthlies, so I downloaded an app to do this. The app wants me to weigh in everyday to get an understanding of my monthly weight variation, and when things happen to my body. Weighing every morning has been again... Read more
I'm feeling the benefits
Saturday, April 23, 2016      3 comments

I have just had a week away exploring the East Cape region. It was beautiful and good food for the sole. Although I have put on a little weight 0.4kg. (About 0.8 of a pound) whilst I was away I am seeing the whole thing as a success. Beca... Read more

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