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Before and current weight loss pics -including the new before pic for Done girls Spring into Summer
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      7 comments

Hello everyone. I have joined the Done girls spring into summer weightloss challenge and for the mini challenge is to post the before picture which was taken today on the 17/03/09: ... Read more
Aaah! So much to do and so little time!
Monday, March 16, 2009      2 comments

I just realised last night as I was going to bed that I'm quite behind on my essays! So I now have 7 essay to do til early June which is about 1 essay every 10 days for the next 10 weeks! Although that seems daunting I think that because I know ... Read more
How do I change my SP username?
Monday, March 09, 2009      2 comments

I've used the name japonicab for ages and feel the need to change to Desiderata after the beautiful Max Ehrmann poem which seems so poignant to me - and strangely I've been using the 'you are a child of the universe, you have a right to be here'... Read more
I love yoga!
Monday, March 09, 2009      4 comments

I was reading one of the article from about a lady who went to a step class and although she liked it, it just didn't suit her so she stuck with running. It made me think that I should try the free different classes at my gym and ... Read more
Making jogging a habit
Thursday, February 19, 2009      2 comments

Did 40 minutes on the treadmill today for the first time. I spent the first and last 5 minutes to warm up and cool down respectively, and the 30 mins between having blocks of 5 mins where I jogged for 3 mins at a pace of 13 - 14 minutes per mile... Read more
What's my passion?
Thursday, February 19, 2009      1 comments
asp?post=what_is_your_passion Yesterday I was reading and came across this article about having a passion for a particular type exercise (which is shown above). At first I couldn't... Read more
SP 'Wrote your own contract for success' idea
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      0 comments

On daily they had a god idea of setting up your own contract to make sure that ppl don't sway from their goals too much and keep themselves accountable. I think this is a really good idea and going to post it in my blog so that I remem... Read more
I lost 40lbs with SP!!
Friday, January 23, 2009      5 comments

emoticon Since April last year I have lost 40 pounds from 205 lbs to my current weight of 165 lbs! I still h... Read more
The Psychology of Motivation
Monday, January 19, 2009      0 comments

Aargh, I'm not feeling particularly proud of myself today - normally I eat well and try to stay active but I went to a pub today to watch football and had some alcohol and chip (fries to you U.S. ppl), not good! But I was trying to find an ... Read more
What an inspiration dietgirl is!
Friday, January 02, 2009      3 comments

I was reading that article on daily spark about diet girl, a women who lost about 175 pounds or so, and mentioned her 20 top tips. I found that last one, no. 20 the most inspirational and one that resonates with me so much. It is this: "Don’t wa... Read more
Aaah, I put weight on over the xmas!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008      3 comments

I knew this would happen! It's no surprise that lots of food and no exercise should cause weight gain but I really hoped that a few days wouldn't matter so much but I think I put a few pounds on at least!! I feel so bad for ruining my recent eff... Read more
What I am grateful for
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      1 comments

I read a nice article on daily spark saying that to go from a bad mood to a good mood, one of the best ways is to practice gratitude which I did for 2 mins and even got a bit teary! My life is certainly far from perfect, with problems (although ... Read more
My goal for Xmas - lose 10 pounds and drop to 160lbs
Sunday, November 09, 2008      1 comments

The last months have been quite hard with the moving to a new big city and starting a masters programme and trying to keep up with the work, and as a result my fitness has been neglected a bit. Over the last two weeks however i have joined a new... Read more
I'm dropping weight weirdly
Friday, October 03, 2008      0 comments

Its strange isn't it? We try to eat healthily and exercise right and sometimes the weight is hard to shift. If you are anything like me - you'll also note that new transition like moving or starting a new uni also brings a about changes in weigh... Read more
Update on losing 12-14lbs by halloween - not going so well :(
Thursday, September 18, 2008      2 comments

Update on the 18th of sept - still 182 pounds!! I did lose some weight but put it back on and got back to my normal weight of 182 pounds (which is about 13 stone). I'm kinda tempted to restart this challenge or now expect for a smal... Read more

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