Addicted to "getting better"...
Thursday, February 07, 2013      6 comments

If I have addiction issues - I might as well enjoy turning my "weakness" into a strength by learning to "addict" to things where the side effect is becoming fitter, stronger and healthier... If I'm going to worry - I might as well worry abo... Read more
Menu planning vs meal planning
Saturday, January 12, 2013      3 comments

Little things that make all the difference... Food journaling after the event is better than not food journaling... Meal planning before you eat is better than creating from scratch... Menu planning from meals you enjoy, are nutrient de... Read more
Spark magic...
Monday, December 17, 2012      2 comments

How do you measure your success? This year I am lighter than I have "ever" been - (since beginning my getting better journey)... I am fitter than I have ever been - full stop... I reckon I'm healthier - my back went - and the recovery w... Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      3 comments

Am still interested in becoming fitter, stronger and healthier so decided to learn about juicing. Bought a juicer, 10 books, emptied some cupboard space and set a goal of 14lbs in 11 days (if possible)... I'm on day 8 and have dropped 12lb ... Read more
Ongoing accountability...
Saturday, November 24, 2012      6 comments

Learning about juicing and protein percentages of vegetables is my latest interesting "project"... The quest for becoming fitter, stronger and healthier means I have just eaten kale in liquid form - never would have believed this a year ago... Read more
Number 3...
Friday, November 16, 2012      1 comments

3 types of days - weigh less - weigh the same - put on more weight... 3 types of diets - 1st limits amounts - 2nd limits food types - 3rd is a combination of diet 1 and 2... None normally take into account Day 3's such as Xmas, Birthda... Read more
Another year to set some goals...
Friday, November 02, 2012      3 comments

Last year I blogged for a year and it was fun. I learnt loads, am currently editing up what I wrote and still on the path of becoming fitter, stronger and healthier... On Monday night - had a health scare - my back went whilst lifting a box... Read more
Time flies...
Thursday, October 25, 2012      0 comments

A week that turned into a month... Learning some stuff about juicing for weight loss that's interesting - and seems like its another way of keeping the calories down... Lots of misinformation around juicing and nutrients as well - the... Read more
Thanks for the feedback...
Sunday, September 23, 2012      5 comments

Today is exactly one year of blogging every day on Spark... I now have the material and some of the feedback I need to begin to write it up in book form. I would like to thank everyone who has commented and "friended" me here on Spark as ... Read more
Positive addiction...
Saturday, September 22, 2012      0 comments

Name 7 things that would help you on your weight loss journey that you could enjoy getting "addicted to" on a daily and weekly basis... My own list 1. Writing down what I eat and drink - and really enjoy within my budget - such as cake...... Read more
Tracking overeating...
Friday, September 21, 2012      1 comments

One of the most difficult decisions to "do" is to keep tracking when you go over your budget or agreed daily limit... And yet, this is exactly what we need to understand if we want to "get better" and overcome our overeating and over drinki... Read more
Comfortable shoes...
Thursday, September 20, 2012      1 comments

Someone once said the hardest part of choosing to exercise is putting on your shoes and tying up the laces... Makes sense then - to go and treat yourself to a lovely, comfortable pair of shoes you enjoy wearing... Or even a pair of com... Read more
Describe yourself in 5 words...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      3 comments

I'm... This is something I ask people to do within a couple of sessions of meeting them... Responses range from confusion - to tears... And then we practice "5 words to describe someone who's lovely"... And now we have a "ro... Read more
Keeping track of keeping track...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

Double accounting is a way of ensuring you stay focused for the long haul - rather than fizzling out after a few days, weeks or months... Buying a page a day diary will help you stay on track and is helpful to refer to - as well as keeping ... Read more
It's OK to learn "how to get it wrong"...
Monday, September 17, 2012      2 comments

Something that is really counterintuitive in the weight loss journey is asking yourself - how am I going to get this wrong? Once you start to become aware of how you may mess it up - it becomes simpler to get it right... It also helps... Read more

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