and the canines went quiet...
Friday, April 11, 2008      1 comments

security is a big issue in south africa, since crime ridiculously high, and so everyone has a dog or two guarding the house from behind tall, electrified fences. naturally, they haven't been too impressed with my newfound resolve to start walkin... Read more
pulling out all the stops.
Monday, April 07, 2008      2 comments

isn't it frustrating when the results of healthy choices are delayed? despite being super-good and not cheating all week on my diet, i found myself up 1kg yesterday! in my despair, i binged a little on a chocolate cheesecake that i'd made (only ... Read more
no, i'm not pregnant - i'm just eating for two!
Saturday, April 05, 2008      1 comments

i've just realized that i am totally helpless when it comes to estimating portion sizes! i went out for lunch with my sister and ordered an old favourite yesterday - the grilled haloumi cheese appetizer. thanks to the SP food diary, i know that ... Read more
my boyfriend made me eat it...
Thursday, April 03, 2008      3 comments

i have one of those rare and treasured boyfriends who actually likes me a bit chubby. he's a photographer, and i often feel the pressure to live up to the models that saunter into his studio, but he insists that skinny girls don't impress him an... Read more
the restaurant trap
Saturday, March 29, 2008      0 comments

whenever my boyfriend goes on a diet, he carries on eating what he likes but stops eating out. he recently lost 4kg just doing that - but continuing to eat chocolate and whatever else he fancied. unfortunately, this isn't really an option f... Read more
which is worse?
Friday, March 28, 2008      3 comments

Yesterday, I asked my sister which is worse: the guilt of cheating on your diet or the torture of resisting temptation? Both are difficult to deal with. Cheating is easier, I guess, because the guilt is delayed. And, should you choose resistance... Read more
easter long weak endings...
Thursday, March 27, 2008      1 comments

two weddings in one weekend is a sure recipe for dieting disaster where i am concerned. and, sure enough, my binging frenzy lasted the entire weekend! i ate 3 pieces of wedding cake at my best friend's wedding, and that was after i'd already pol... Read more
how i got here...
Thursday, March 20, 2008      1 comments

i've always been a chubby kid, struggling with my weight and the criticism of my family and peers. i have the added bonus of not being particularly good-looking - so secret self-loathing has been with me throughout my life. i've tried several di... Read more