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Why I disappeared
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      36 comments

Hello Friends, It's been a few weeks. The last blog was really sparky and then a few things happened. The first is that I came down with the worst virus, sore throat, inner ear infection, debilitating headaches... it's gone on for 2 weeks a... Read more
Soooo sparkkkkked!
Thursday, September 15, 2011      3 comments

I am an autumn baby. I woke up today with my ankle still swollen, discomfort (down below), tired from a 2 hr bout of insomnia in the middle of the night and I'm still rearing to go! It's brisk and foggy outside with the sun dappling through the ... Read more
Another personal challenge
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      1 comments

This weekend I'm going to the Uk's biggest conference for Children and Young People's Librarians and I have to share that it's quite a wild party! I am presenting my work with Looked After Children for an hour and actually taking some kids with ... Read more
Life is exciting!
Monday, September 12, 2011      5 comments

Today: • I've just entered stage 4 and reset my goals. • My weekly weigh-in shows that I've lost 2 lbs this week • My son is leaving for Madrid for a year of university & life-changing experiences • I'm reading 'One Day' by David Nich... Read more
Week 1 of getting back on track (warning:w/ details of female problems)
Saturday, September 10, 2011      5 comments

I have been 100% perfect about sticking to my healthy eating plan but sadly after a great start to the fitness side of things I've had a set back. I worked out like crazy on Monday and Tuesday even though I could tell that something was up with ... Read more
Home scales or weight loss club scales?
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      1 comments

I am only weighing in once a week and am used to using my home scale. The club I went to last night showed that I was 4 lbs heavier than what my home scale indicates. I need to go to the club because I like to be part of a local group where we a... Read more
Going back to basics
Monday, September 05, 2011      2 comments

Today was the first day of school for my daughter but also for me psychologically. My weight loss club started again tonight and I have put six pounds back on. I'm not too stressed by this because I did have a fairly excessive weekend and it's t... Read more
Time to admit I've been in excuse-making mode
Saturday, August 27, 2011      3 comments

I've been following lot's of blogs about the lit events at the Edinburgh Festival and something one author said struck a chord. He said, 'There's no such thing as writer's block, you are either writing a book or you aren't'. Although I believe t... Read more
My good news
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      6 comments

Guess what? I got the job AND found out that I passed my chartership qualification after 3.5 years! To be honest I am completely reeling and to celebrate the family and I are going on a four hour walk along the river today so I can ground myself... Read more
I'm a 'back to school' kind of girl.
Monday, August 22, 2011      4 comments

Do you feel it? That buzz of activity as people get ready for new terms? Routines? Do you feel the fresh air blowing in? I do. I am someone who likes Mondays, and fresh beginnings. To me, September is a better place to plan and fulfill resolutio... Read more
Down but not out!
Monday, August 01, 2011      5 comments

Went to Camp Bestival this weekend where I taught art and played. I was really pretty sensible with food and drink but on Friday night had a mishap. I was walking across a dark field back to the tent, having turned down extra beer in favor of a ... Read more
Off for a few days
Thursday, July 28, 2011      1 comments

Well, getting ready to head off to Camp Bestival, a family festival on the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. It's fun, beautiful and I get paid to teach art! 5 hr workshop = a weekend of fun. I won't be able to track but there are fantastic ... Read more
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      1 comments

I have recently been in denial. It started last week when I finished the big deadlines and was in London so away from my planned meals. There's been a bit too much celebrating and chilling out. So I've gained 2.5 lbs. I know it's not the end of... Read more
Amazing what a difference small changes can make
Monday, July 25, 2011      2 comments

I am sitting in my bedroom admiring my new curtains, which are beautiful and transform the room completely. I can also look down at my thighs and am pleased to note that they are thinner and getting more toned. A glance at my bedside table shows... Read more
Sheer contentment
Sunday, July 24, 2011      1 comments

This is the first Sunday in a really long time where I don't have big deadlines looming. I've just been hanging with the family. I walked the dog, went to the gym, tracked my food... and it all feels really fulfilling. I had about 3 days that we... Read more

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