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Float like a Butterfly, Sting like an Uncoordinated Wasp
Friday, October 26, 2012      9 comments

I almost didn't get out of bed again this morning. The days are getting darker and darker and I've not been sleeping very well. Secretly, I was hoping the longer I stayed snuggled in my duvet, the more likely I was to be late for Aqua. Hubby saw... Read more
Kallie's Bad Week (or how I survived a croissant attack)
Thursday, October 25, 2012      8 comments

Sunday: the scale turned against me. After weeks of eating on plan, the numbers not only stalled, they went up! I'm smiling about it now, but the feeling was akin to betrayal. In the name of transparency, I have to confess that I have indulged i... Read more
Dear Scale: we are no longer friends
Monday, October 22, 2012      20 comments

Scale, For six happy weeks you gave me optimism and a reason to smile. At the start, I hesitantly stepped on you, knowing how your all-powerful numbers would affect me. In the past I've ignored you. Told people I didn't need you. I even ref... Read more
Do you set goals? Enquiring minds want to know
Friday, October 19, 2012      12 comments

I am curious about how my Sparkfriends view goals as part of their weight loss plan. Do you feel they are essential? If so, do you set them weekly, monthly, yearly? Are they written in stone, or do you modify them if they fall by the wayside. Ma... Read more
Progress is Progress is Progress
Thursday, October 18, 2012      2 comments

Thank you everyone who commented on my blog post. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has problems with patience. After yesterday's blog, however, I realised I have to distract myself with smaller victories, because If I don't, I may just quit, de... Read more
Project Me
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      3 comments

I am one of those people who work best when I have a structured schedule. When I don't, I tend to let my creativity go rampant - coming up with a dozen different projects and then a few more for good measure. Despite good intentions, I never see... Read more
Spicy Pumpkin Latte anyone? My Tale of Caution
Sunday, October 14, 2012      12 comments

In terms of low-carb eating, this week was a success. I've lost 10 pounds in one month and gained energy, stamina, even a little muscle definition. Mind you, it is a tiny amount. You have to really squint and I have to be making the Popeye pose ... Read more
A Sad Day
Saturday, October 13, 2012      8 comments

A few days ago, we lost our beloved, beautiful kitten, Dylan. Originally, we thought he may have gone walkabouts or that perhaps he had another family, as cats sometimes do that. We canvassed the neighbourhood with posters and went to door... Read more
Do you have a bag of sugar?
Thursday, October 11, 2012      6 comments

They do this thing on Biggest Loser where they make the contestants lug around bags of sand to represent the weight they've lost. Of course, at that point of the competition, they've usually lost huge amounts, 50 lbs and upwards. I feel for them... Read more
Like Snowflakes
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      4 comments

I bought those little ketone test strips you pee on to check if you're in the zone. A lot of people advise you not to spend your money, as they aren't entirely accurate. You could be burning fat till the cows come home (hmm) but the strip won't ... Read more
Zumba!
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

My aim is to take as many classes as I can at my gym. I want to try everything in order to find what best suits me. Fun is a big requirement - especially if it makes me forget I'm exercising. What I like least are classes that focus on old... Read more
For the Love of Yoga!
Monday, October 08, 2012      4 comments

I love yoga and how it makes my body feel. I love keeping up (or trying) with the rest of the class. I especially love the looks I get from one particular woman who always positions herself near the instructor. *She's one of these stuck-up... Read more
Rebel Without a Carb
Sunday, October 07, 2012      5 comments

When I first started eating Primal, it was the perfect transition for my body. I stopped feeling bloated and sluggish from day one, even though I didn't lose much weight. Eating right was as much as I could handle, as removing things from my die... Read more
Bigger is not more Beautiful
Thursday, October 04, 2012      6 comments

This is not an anti-body hate post. Let me just put that out there. But you'd have to be pretty deep in denial to not realise that obesity is fast becoming an epidemic, not just in the US but in other parts of the world. Instead of setting off a... Read more
Bummer of a Day
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I had a tension headache - the first in a long, long time. It instantly reminded me of the days when I ate so badly and felt so sluggish, I could hardly get off the couch. It started with an appointment at the clinic to get test ... Read more

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