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Running a racing series versus training for one event.
Friday, March 02, 2018      3 comments

I've just completed a Winter racing series. It comprised eight fortnightly 10km races in different forest parks around Northern Ireland. Now, I... Read more
Tough, but not impossible.
Friday, December 15, 2017      6 comments

My parents arrived last Tuesday and it has been a week or so of adjusting to new people with different eating preferences in the house. It has thrown my eating planning out the window because they are helping with cooking - and I'm appreciati... Read more
THAT number on the scale.
Thursday, November 23, 2017      3 comments

56kg (124 pounds). That's my number at the moment. I reach it, maybe drop a bit below it, then come back to it, then stay there for a while, then start going up. That has been the pattern for quite a few months, now. I reached ... Read more
My rules
Friday, November 17, 2017      5 comments

Do I have rules for eating? I know that many years ago, when I was about 11, I decided to give up soft drinks. This rule stuck. I rarely drink soft drinks, opting for water, or wine instead. (I had a friend who thought it was hilarious tha... Read more
Healthy cooking....with a toddler
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      4 comments

The plan was to cook a potato and pea curry that I had cooked before. So, it wasn't a new recipe and I had a good idea about how to do it. I had also done it before with the toddler running around, so I felt fairly confident I could accomplish i... Read more
Sitting down to eat.
Sunday, November 05, 2017      5 comments

It seems like such a simple thing. And I didn’t think it was a problem until I became conscious of it. Running around the kitchen, thinking I’ll just have the banana while I’m doing this. Cooking dinner or getting the kettle boiled and... Read more
Nutritious diet plans
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      5 comments

I bought the Beck pink book last night. I have read a number go blogs by other people and thought I would give it a go. So, I'm now on day 2 and having a think about two diets to follow. It's got me thinking! Counting calories works w... Read more
All gone
Saturday, October 28, 2017      5 comments

That little phrase is one of my toddler's favourites. Sometimes he means "all gone" as in he's finished eating and the food is gone, or someone has left and they have gone. At other times he means "all done" in that he's finished doing something... Read more
Up and Down
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      5 comments

I found myself wondering if there is a connection with the ups and downs of life and the ups and downs of my scale! The last two months have not been the steady and consistent months that I was hoping for. My thesis was finally submitted an... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Ten reasons not to quit
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      43 comments

1. Consistency is key. Stick with my plan today and that will make me one day further in creating and maintaining consistent habits. 2. I want to feel in control of my eating habits. 3. One day I would like to run a full marathon. To ... Read more
Returning to reality
Thursday, August 10, 2017      27 comments

I have been attached to the computer for the last month, working very hard to meet my deadline for the submission of my PhD thesis. I met the deadline, but then an administrative error has meant that I have to wait for a while before I can hand ... Read more
First half marathon since having a baby - part two!
Friday, June 30, 2017      22 comments

The rain blew away, so it wasn't wet, but it was windy! My knees survived and I now look forward to some proper recovery time and strength exercises. I... Read more
My first half marathon since having a baby is today....
Friday, June 30, 2017      24 comments

....and I have woken up to an Irish storm. Irish storms are windy, wet and relentless, with rain that drizzles constantly and icily, for hours on end. I ran this half marathon in 2014 and loved it. It was in the hills of Newtownards with be... Read more
Being beautiful
Thursday, May 04, 2017      32 comments

I'm having a hard time at the moment. I am in the last phases of writing my PhD and at home with the baby most of the time, so I rarely have a reason to dress up. As I am still nursing the baby, I also have the most un-attractive nursing bras an... Read more
One belt notch skinnier!
Friday, March 24, 2017      30 comments

Spring is (sort-of) here! So, I decided to wear a dress I bought around this time last year this morning. Although my weight it almost at pre-baby weight (I'm still about 1.5kg over), the inches around my waist are still taking their time,... Read more

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