Temptation, move over, I'm at the wheel
Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

I've had treats and goodies a-plenty this weekend. I'm on a low-carb eating programme, so it's quite easy to cheat. A bit of rice, some pitta bread, tabbouleh and complimentary baklava and I didn't so much fall off the wagon - I rolled under it... Read more
Danger: temptation looming ahead
Thursday, September 27, 2012      3 comments

This long weekend is full of temptation. Hubby took Friday off work to celebrate our anniversary. And the day after is my birthday, so we have a romantic hotel with spa getaway, which I'm SO looking forward too. But eating out and not being able... Read more
My Achy, Achy Heart (and limbs)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      1 comments

Since I joined the gym, I've been visiting repeatedly in order to try everything out. So far I've had one YogaFit class, which unlike other yoga I've tried, was relentless. I was sweating within minutes. I loved it though. It was challenging and... Read more
My weekly update
Friday, September 21, 2012      1 comments

Positive events for this week: 1. I joined a gym 2. I hired a trainer (yes, me!) 3. Had my first weight training session ever and didn't die 4. Kept to my weekly eating plan w/out cheating 5. Learned some new recipes for delicious, ... Read more
Milk: it doesn't do my body good
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      2 comments

So, I had two lattes today and my stomach feels like it's full of cement. Make that full of hyperactive kittens. Now cement again. As there aren't many sugar/carbs in my gas tank, I can more easily tell when something isn't right. I am bloated,... Read more
Starting over (yes, again!)
Monday, September 17, 2012      4 comments

I'm doing it. I'm starting over. After one year of neglecting my eating habits and exercise, I'm jumping back on the wellness wagon. It is going to be hard. I've gained back 10 pounds, which frankly, given some of my crazy binges over the ... Read more
Clean eating update
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      4 comments

So it has been roughly 3 weeks since I embarked on this healthy eating journey. My energy levels are still high, I rarely feel famished, although I naturally get hungry at mealtimes, and I'm feeling lots better than I have in a long time. ... Read more
Detoxing feels great!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      1 comments

Ok, so things were a little rocky when I started my detox plan on Tuesday, 12 July. The week before, I tried to ween myself off coffee in preparation, as I knew it would make the process easier. Thank goodness, because the first few days, I woke... Read more
And the Biggest Loser Australia is me!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      2 comments

As some of you know, I've been watching BL Australia and complaining about it since it began airing in the UK. Each week, I tune in amazed at what they get away with. In terms of exercise it is a primer on what not to do. Unless you want t... Read more
Wounded ego VS tricky knee: battle at not-so-OK corral
Monday, March 08, 2010      2 comments

I've been doing really well with C25K, but after Friday's run, my right knee has been in a lot of pain. I was hoping that letting it rest on the weekend would help, a... Read more
What? No weight loss?? But I've been running!
Saturday, March 06, 2010      3 comments

Our bodies are strange and wonderful things, capable of all kinds of surprises. Take mine for example - for years I've fed it junk, gave it no exercise and neglected it in ways that would invoke the Geneva Convention. Now, with little prep... Read more
How soon is now?
Friday, March 05, 2010      10 comments

I woke up with the urge to dig out my 'before' pictures and place them side by side with ones I took this morning. Despite knowing I've made progress, I was disappoi... Read more
C25K: Week 1, Day 2 - Ouch!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      1 comments

Day 2 was tougher than monday. While I wasn't too sore after the 1st run, I think I may have walked too much yesterday, as my right leg felt stiff. Nonetheless, I dragged myself out, hoping my limbs would cooperate. Despite not being dressed pro... Read more
C25K: Week 1, Day 1 - I'm still alive!
Monday, March 01, 2010      9 comments

When I was younger and athletic, running was my least favourite of all activities. I swam, danced, cycled and skated. I was up for anything, just not running. So, why now and at this ridiculous weight? It might sound a little crazy, but for the ... Read more
Ode to the Papaya
Thursday, February 25, 2010      1 comments

Reportedly, the conquistadors called papaya the 'Fruit of the Angels', but I'm convinced they must have been confused with another tropical fruit, because let's face it... Read more

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