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Beck Day 4 and 5
Monday, August 06, 2012      5 comments

So, Dr Beck is teaching me to think like a thin person Day 4 (Mon 6 August) - Give yourself credit. This is quite funny, since I spend the day chastising myself for licking a spoon, or having a nibble when I was not sitting down (Day 3... Read more
Beck Thinking thin - Day 1 to 3
Saturday, August 04, 2012      2 comments

I picked up a copy of Dr Beck's 'Diet Solution - How to think like a thin person', from the library on Friday. Already it is challenging me. Challenging me to actually follow the program step by step, rather than flick through to the bits that I... Read more
July finished, roll on August
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      2 comments

My Goals for July 1. Keep maintaining - Yes. This morning 59.5kg, after being 60kg (top of my range) for a couple of weeks 2. Get this cough sorted - Yes. Started the allergy desensitisation course. In the meantime, did my first spin class i... Read more
Three weeks until holidays
Thursday, July 26, 2012      9 comments

We are off to New Zealand in 3 weeks, for about 12 days to visit the in-laws. On my mind 1. I am at the very top of my maintenance range at the moment - I would like to lose a pound or two before we go 2. Exercise when I am there. ... Read more
A birthday in the house
Friday, July 20, 2012      6 comments

It's my husband's birthday today. We have young kids. Cake is essential. I enjoy baking, and it represents a special activity that I can do with my children to help mark their father's birthday. I believe in home baking - I want to teach my... Read more
July Goals - Midway progress
Monday, July 16, 2012      2 comments

1. Keep maintaining - YES Right at the top of my range - but still in the range. That's a win, but need to keep focus 2. Get this cough thing sorted - YES Have decided to do a desensitisation course to cure my allergy to dust mites. Sta... Read more
Celebrate and let go
Sunday, July 15, 2012      3 comments

My sister B and I both left our husbands and kids on Sat evening, to go to my sister M's birthday celebration - and stay the night. A low key, relaxed affair. Dinner of soup - with some cheese, dips and potato chips - followed by cake, ice cre... Read more
Goals for next quarter (1 Jul to 30 Sept)
Saturday, June 30, 2012      4 comments

I just read a blog of July goals - and I thought 'I need to do that'. My next thought was 'Hey! I did a goals blog recently - I should look back at it and see how I went'. This is obviously not a good sign. You can't just write a list of goals... Read more
Feeling a little two faced
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      5 comments

The angel - generally found mid week. She eats a healthy breakfast, avoids snacks, plans her lunch and dinner and leaves room for a small evening treat. Well within targets. The devil - generally appears on the weekend. She eats a healthy b... Read more
1000 fitness minutes per month
Sunday, June 24, 2012      6 comments

It looks like I am not going to get my 1000 fitness minutes award this month. I have only done 572 minutes. That means I need to do 428 minutes and I only have 6 days left. It is not going to happen. I was reading a blog from an SPer, a... Read more
Looking around
Monday, June 18, 2012      4 comments

I took the kids to a local museum today. Called Scienceworks - it is definitely for children. We left quite late, and I did not get around to making lunch for us - but I knew there was a cafe with some reasonable options, so I was not too worr... Read more
Eat food. Not too much. Mainly plants.
Thursday, June 14, 2012      5 comments

Everywhere we turn there are messages (often from corporations with something to sell) about what we should eat to lose weight. Low GI, low carb, high protein, low fat, pre-prepared meals, sugar free etc etc. Sometimes whole diets which tell y... Read more
Restricting leads to blow outs
Thursday, June 14, 2012      2 comments

I have decided that I should be aiming to just scrape in to my calorie targets every day. Even if I have a bad day or two. Just get back to budget. Sometimes, after I have gone over budget I then try to cut back a couple of hundred calori... Read more
Practicing delay tactics - for good results
Friday, June 01, 2012      5 comments

Woke up - ate my usual breakfast, but for the second day running I wanted a second bowl of cereal. Yesterday I succumbed, and was playing catch up all day to meet my calorie targets. Today I delayed. Made a cup of tea. Boiled the kettle, wa... Read more
What an EPIC!
Thursday, May 24, 2012      3 comments

Do you know what an EPIC is? No. The definition according to ROOSTER is as follows An activity undertaken that turns out to be far more than you can comfortably bring to a conclusion. An EPIC is influenced by one, but more likely more tha... Read more

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