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Week 1 in review
Saturday, July 07, 2018      3 comments

The first week is over. I was sick for most of the week. At first I was disappointed because I couldn't do what I had planned. But in retrospect, things can only get better from here. Lessons learned and reinforced are: Cook most of the meals ... Read more
Feeling hopeful today
Friday, June 29, 2018      2 comments

On the brink of an 8 week challenge and I'm feeling very hopeful. I got back on the wagon roughly a month ago and already I am feeling some non-scale victories; I didn't finish my lunch and I am less tempted by (sweet) fruit juices. Nothing to ... Read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      5 comments

Today I joined a new gym and had my first peak hour workout there. I am a seasoned "gymmer" but being the newbie in a new space was bound to activate my anxiety. Nevertheless, I put my game face on and went for it. I am fortunate to be able t... Read more
Sparkpeople is addictive :)
Monday, June 25, 2018      8 comments

I don't know when it happened but I look forward to engaging here on Sparkpeople as part of my evening relaxation routine. Such a positive space, it is a balm for the papercuts of trying to stay motivated through this journey. Like everything g... Read more
A little intimated but I can do this!
Monday, June 18, 2018      6 comments

The more I read about the 5% Summer challenge, the more intimidated I feel...but that might be a good thing. My concern means I am taking the challenge seriously and if it looks challenging...hello! It's called a challenge for a reason! So he... Read more
5% Summer 2018 Challenge
Saturday, June 16, 2018      6 comments

I am nervous but I am here. I commmit to following my meal plan and sticking to my exercise plan in order to lose 5% of my body weight during the challenge. Nervous because I joined a team and these people will be counting on me to do my part... Read more
Unlikely heroes
Monday, June 11, 2018      1 comments

I recently watched an episode of Family by the Ton. Usually my reaction to morbid obesity is disbelief that anyone would allow themselves to go so far. Last night I had a different reaction. I was inspired. I was so motivated to redouble my e... Read more
Grateful for today :)
Thursday, May 31, 2018      2 comments

While working out I felt overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude that I am able to work out. I thought of my healthy heart, my working lungs, my bad but functional knee, my stable mood, my flexible working hours that allow me to work out in the morn... Read more
Believing in myself
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      3 comments

Every year I say this is my year. And I believe it and I fight really hard. Then I allow other things to become more important than my fight. Then I lose the ground I fought for and then I find myself starting over again and saying "this is my y... Read more
On self-sabotage
Wednesday, September 27, 2017      2 comments

I think I am afraid to succeed. I remember when I was younger, I never wanted to put my all into anything, particularly those things I cared most about. My warped reasoning was that if I failed, then I could always say that I would have succe... Read more
Calorie watcher week
Monday, July 24, 2017      2 comments

I will be trying a squeeze-relax approach for my calorie budget; for the next two weeks I will try to stay within 1600 cal at least 5 days of the week, keeping to my exercise routine (also done 5 days per week). Then for the next week I will lo... Read more
Cure for Friday night boredom/blues...an impromptu workout
Friday, July 21, 2017      2 comments

Last Friday and now tonight I decided on the spur of the moment to put in a short evening workout...and I'm loving it! It beats vegging out in front of the TV and even provides a more lasting endorphin high than colouring or crafting. What an a... Read more
Every step counts :)
Thursday, July 20, 2017      3 comments

Today I remembered a mantra I used to chant in the days when my knees still allowed me to jog. I used to say "every step counts". Seems like I was on to something.... Read more
Small victory
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      1 comments

Yesterday I passed on one of my favourite dishes being pressed on me and I am celebrating this "small victory". But small is relative. This small victory represents me choosing something good for me. I usually don't need much arm-twisting to g... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Feeling committed
Thursday, July 13, 2017      48 comments

Today I realised that I am in this for the rest of my life. I know that at first it started out as the weight loss but I realise now that I do not want to stop this way of living. The weight loss journey has added so much purpose to my days th... Read more

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