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Starting Over
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      6 comments

Trying not to get too depressed by my past progress. Yes, I am farther from my goal than I was a few years ago, but those are the breaks when you eat random crap and ignore your body's request to get some exercise. Looking ahead. Deep clean... Read more
'Healthy' is in the Eye of the Beholder
Friday, December 07, 2012      5 comments

We don't venture into the city very often, so any trip to London is still considered a treat; something not all city dwellers would agree with, especially around the holidays. Last night, Soho and Leicester were all abustle with pre-holiday crow... Read more
A Flounder, Not a Mermaid
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      6 comments

I'm usually a morning person and like to get all my workouts in by noon, but yesterday I thought I'd tag along with hubby in the evening. Let me tell you, even with the same equipment, the gym after 6:00pm is a different place than the one I'm u... Read more
I'm Making a List and Checking it in... 2 Months Time
Monday, December 03, 2012      6 comments

Before I set out to lose weight, I recorded my weight, took photos of myself at all angles, took measurements in both imperial and metric units, had blood work, cholesteral and blood pressure taken, did a fitness test (more like lack of fitness ... Read more
DH's Trip to the Gym: Day 3
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      4 comments

I know people rave about it, get up ridiculously early to make their morning classes and get upset when they miss their weekly slot, but spinning did not agree with me one little bit. For some reason I thought an hour of pain, sweat, and cycling... Read more
Holy Wheat Intolerance, Batman!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      8 comments

Last week I had myself tested for a variety of foods and non-foods. I wasn't sure what to expect and quite frankly, the 'science' behind some blood and DNA tests can be a little hocus pocus, but given the amount of people having them done nowada... Read more
What Not To Wear
Monday, November 26, 2012      5 comments

A few years ago, there was this television show called 'What Not To Wear', featuring a duo of bitchy, opinionated women called Trinny and Susannah. Each segment consisted of the 'stylists' visiting two or three participants in their homes,... Read more
Six Week Fitness Test
Saturday, November 17, 2012      8 comments

I almost didn't meet with my trainer yesterday, as I was still feeling a little down (hint: see disembodied head post). Boy, am I glad I did. It was our six-week checkup and we did all my measurements and compared them side-by-side with the stat... Read more
The Disembodied Head Protests
Friday, November 16, 2012      6 comments

My profession is one where I am little more than a disembodied head. Most days, I work from home in my pyjamas, spending hours and hours frowning at a computer screen. Sometimes, an entire day will pass and I will have spoken aloud to no one, ex... Read more
What a Difference a Shoe Makes
Thursday, November 08, 2012      15 comments

I said this yesterday, but I'm going to say it again, what a difference a shoe makes! I've been shopping around for a new pair for months (read: f o r e v e r). I've read top 10 lists, visited specialists shops, looked for sales, tried more pai... Read more
Exercising with Injuries: My 10 Top Tips
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      5 comments

Exercising with a wonky knee is challenging. Living in a damp climate doesn't help but then neither does having added weight on my joints. I'm actually lucky, and I remind myself of this on days when the knee is really playing up and I'm grumbli... Read more
FitBit: Don't Break My Heart
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      5 comments

Today has been pretty amazing in a 'rah-rah, look what I can do' way. I'll spare you the gory details, but after putting in some serious workout time at the gym, as well as shopping endlessly for those elusive new trainers, my BFF FitBit told me... Read more
Oh, the Sweet Sweet Temptation of Halloween Treats
Thursday, November 01, 2012      8 comments

AHA!! You thought this was going to be a post about how I couldn't help myself and ended up on my kitchen floor in a sea of chocolate wrappers and regret. Can I be honest and say I wasn't even tempted? I mean, I adore chocolate as much as t... Read more
I may as well eat my desk for breakfast!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

As I was having my breakfast this morning, I came across an email from a concerned relative. The email contained a link to an article in the Independant from 2010 that pitted the big mac vs an egg in terms of saturated fat. Now, it IS true... Read more
Zombie Revolution
Sunday, October 28, 2012      9 comments

Thanks to all the good advice I received from Sparkers, I've managed to stay off the scale this week. Good thing too, as I don't need another reason to fall off the wagon! I'm learning (slowly, slowly) to focus on other signs of progress. ... Read more

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