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Just keeping my head above water
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      7 comments

I am feeling pretty frustrated at the moment. I keep on pushing my negativity down by using positive actions and affirmations but it's still there. *deep breath* Time for some straight talk. I have put on weight... What annoys me is that I don... Read more
My 1 Year Spark Anniversary - lessons learnt and steps forward
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      8 comments

Well, it's been a year and 32 kgs down. Lessons of 2013: +Be patient and kind to yourself and everyone else. +Understand everyone has their own story and will interact with you accordingly. It's usually not about you. +Every day is a new... Read more
Preparation for January Blitz
Friday, December 27, 2013      8 comments

My Xmas blitz worked so well that I am preparing my next step. 1. 30 minutes of exercise each day. 2. Jog every second day. 3. Savour each bite. 4. Practise mindfulness. 5. Stick between calorie range. 6. Increase whole foods. 7... Read more
'So what's your secret?'
Friday, December 20, 2013      6 comments

At my work's Christmas party, I was sidled up to by a number of co-workers all observing I had lost weight and wanting to know my secret. A couple of months ago, I blogged about co-workers making negative and snide comments about my weight loss ... Read more
Warning - hazard ahead
Thursday, December 19, 2013      6 comments

Well the holiday season has caught up with me. I was doing well until the kids had pizza with friends. I just couldn't stop myself! I have been extremely busy at work and started today with a 7.30 am meeting. I ran out of my healthy lunch option... Read more
Christmas Blitz Take 2 - 30kgs lost so far
Thursday, December 05, 2013      7 comments

On the first day of December, I made a few goals for my Christmas Blitz and then I prompty forgot a couple! So I am taking the opportunity to reaffirm my goals and reflect on my achievements so far this year. I just got off the phone from ... Read more
Christmas Blitz - 30 kgs (66 lbs) gone
Saturday, November 30, 2013      7 comments

We put up our Christmas tree yesterday amidst laughter and arguments; it has become the family tradition! Last time we put the decorations up, I was 30 kgs heavier! Most of the time I don't really feel any different even though my body continues... Read more
So what's wrong with me exactly?
Sunday, October 06, 2013      12 comments

I have been on holidays as well as a weight plateau. Infact I have gained a bit of weight. I have been still tracking my food but I think I am underestimating my calorie consumption. I am exercising regularly too. So what's going on? I feel li... Read more
Weight being public property
Saturday, September 14, 2013      12 comments

I had to do a number of presentations at work this week so I dressed a tiny bit differently. I wore a top I was keeping for my birthday. The new top was a more tailored fit than the clothes I usually wear. All of a sudden, many people started co... Read more
Trying to push the envelope
Friday, August 30, 2013      8 comments

I have about two and a half months until my birthday. I would really like to lose 5 kgs before I hit 43. After careful consideration, I realise I need to up the exercise. I have been fluffing around with exercise but I would like to enact a plan... Read more
So what's been happening?
Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

Life continues to move forward. I seem to experience weight loss plateaus regularly but I keep at it. My push for moderation seems to be flooding into other aspects of my life. I no longer work ridiculous hours and, yet, I am accomplishing just ... Read more
Friday, July 12, 2013      8 comments

Due to a message board thread about organization, I was inspired and tackled a room a day for a week. Basically I decluttered my house. With the sorting of keep and throw (charity, etc), I waded through a lot of momentoes and photographs. Compar... Read more
Working towards a goal
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      5 comments

One of my goals for a long while is to participate in a charity run. So I have been planning... The kids know that I expect them to run with me in next year's Mothers' day classic. I was waiting until I lost 23kgs and hit double figures before I... Read more
A reality check
Monday, July 01, 2013      6 comments

So I now have more energy and the scales are showing a weight loss of 22 kgs. Of course, I have a long way to go but I have this thing mastered. Right? WRONG!!! I have just started holidays and now realise how tenuous my hold on eating well and ... Read more
What's life about?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      7 comments

I find my job confronting and difficult. I am a closet workaholic and spend too much time at work. Many times, I see the ugly side of life and part of my job is attempting to help people choose a different path. I hover between knowing I c... Read more

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