New Year, New Start, NEW ME!
Sunday, April 15, 2012      0 comments

Starting again this year with a roar! I have a new plan this time. A better more refined plan that I will stick to. I have a Personal Trainer - well I have one for 6 weeks at least, to get me going. And I am going to count my calories.... Read more
New start - 1st week down
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      2 comments

Well, I officially started the new me last week August 1st. It's baby steps for me and keeping consistent, so that hopefully I actually see changes for the long term. Wish me luck! Measurements: Weight: 106.2kg =234.1pds Chest: 107c... Read more
In Roma
Sunday, May 29, 2011      3 comments

In Rome (where I'd like to travel), I would explore their menus of fresh salads and pastas with variations on the sauces so that they are not so clogged with fat and cream. All the fresh food will enhance my diet and all my walking to visit the ... Read more
My 10 healthy favourite recipes
Friday, May 20, 2011      2 comments

Here are the links to my favourite healthy recipes. I had to put "healthy" in it because my absolute favourites are dessert and cocktail recipes (ahem ... Read more
Why this journey?
Sunday, May 08, 2011      0 comments

Each time I had a child I would gain weight. I knew I had gained weight because I had to keep buying new clothes because I couldn't fit into my old clothes... except I didn't REALLY KNOW I had gained weight - or maybe it was that I was DENYING I... Read more
Rotorua to Taupo 100km cycle
Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

I did it! I did it! I did the Rotorua to Taupo 100km cycle. It took me 5 hours and 24 minutes, but that was with stops because we kept helping people along the way and the longest was 23 minutes with a guy trying to change his tyre. ... Read more
You inspire me
Thursday, March 31, 2011      0 comments

A lot of people inspire and/or motivate me in this weight loss lifestyle, but especially these five: *my darling - he is nearly 50 and about 350 pounds but he is on this journey with me supporting me in my efforts but also inspiring me by his ... Read more
Starting again 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011      1 comments

After motoring along consistently, I fell off the wagon spectacularly coming up to my Spark anniversary and hadn't made it back on to the wagon since.... until now! I am ready to start again with better results than last time. My new starting ... Read more
Fitness test
Sunday, October 03, 2010      3 comments

I had done these tests last week and nearly died. Out of the 10 tests I only made the grade on 3. * I can do more than 20 squats * I am quite flexible and lastly have a good posture Otherwise, I can't hold a plank for over 90 seconds... Read more
Starting again
Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

Again I tried to exercise everyday for at least 30 minutes and was doing really well until I hurt my neck last week. I thought it was a one day thing and would sort itself out - I thought it was just a stiff neck from sleeping funny, and kept tr... Read more
clock is ticking
Friday, August 20, 2010      3 comments

I've just realised that my 1 year spark anniversary is coming up in less than 3 months and I haven't made any real changes! GGGGRRRRRRR So.... I am pledging to: * c25km 3x week * Zumba 4x week * weight train (ST) 3x week * sleep 8 h... Read more
Trying to run
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      0 comments

Well I'm on week 5 now - after many many weeks, and it was beautiful yesterday. I felt like I could run forever. I have been saying this to many people to just slow down if they found it too hard, but obviously wasn't listening myself, because w... Read more
Tripped up - dang it!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      2 comments

Well I tripped at the finish line so had to start again. I broke my exercising every day on day 29 and was so disappointed. I kept meaning to head out to the gym but things just kept coming up... and then the day ended and I hadn't done a thi... Read more
Day 28
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      2 comments

WOW! This is the longest I've ever exercised consistently! I am 3 days away from a month and just can't believe it! Mind you, noone else in my family or my circle of friends can believe it either - which goes to show how often I chop and change ... Read more

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