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I can see the future
Tuesday, August 05, 2008      10 comments

... and I DON'T like it! My parents are visiting. Which I've mentioned. And we've been travelling. Which I've mentioned. What I haven't mentioned is that my mum is now majorly obese - after growing up with a skinny mom, this is HARD t... Read more
Away for a few days
Thursday, July 31, 2008      10 comments

So, not only have I been MIA for the past week or so, I'm going to be even more so for the next two or three weeks as my parents' visit winds to a close. :( It's good and bad - I keep rediscovering that I'm NOT the nice obedient, conformist... Read more
Stunned!
Thursday, July 24, 2008      11 comments

My parents are in town. I've been at my brother's place for the past 4 days. I've had ONE long walk, a couple of short ones, and a bunch of not-very-active playing-with-the-kids. And eaten a LOT ... very frequent meals, not really SMALL meals ei... Read more
Going to try to keep on track until August 20th ...
Saturday, July 19, 2008      8 comments

My parents are in town - which means wonderful home-cooked meals, and a lot of eating out. I'm going to try to keep on track, but it's going to be TOUGH - I already have food-in-mouth-itis, but it's even easier to gorge when Mum's doing the cook... Read more
But I'm feeling much better now!
Friday, July 18, 2008      6 comments

I sulked ALL day yesterday. It felt good, so there! :) And today, I'm in a much happier mood. It helps that when I got to the gym and got on the treadmill, I was able to jog at 4.8 mph for 20 minutes without holding on. Okay, so the incline... Read more
It's a love-hate relationship!
Thursday, July 17, 2008      9 comments

I love getting on the scales. I hate what they say. At least, most of the time. They're this nasty reminder that it's NOT just in the mirror! (In my mind, I'm this svelte goddess-looking gal, you know!) Oh, well. I hereby refuse to... Read more
Changing the way I eat
Tuesday, July 15, 2008      13 comments

I've never really thought about this before, but now that I do, I realise that _all_ the weight I've gained has happened since I moved to North America. That's 80+ pounds. A whole small-boned, petite person worth of weight. And when I say weight... Read more
Why I don't drink
Saturday, July 12, 2008      6 comments

I was at dinner at a friend's place tonight - mostly to say hello to her parents, whom I haven't seen in about 20 years - boy, it's been a long time. Well, one thing they do back home at parties is drink. Not wine, either, but whisky or rum... Read more
Done my first 5k
Friday, July 11, 2008      9 comments

Hmm. Yesterday was a rest day, so I didn't actually do my "2 15-minute runs with a 1-minute walk break" thing at all. Did hula hoop. My time/number-of-twirls is getting WORSE, not better! Maybe I need to review the instruction videos on YouTube ... Read more
Taking a rest day ...
Thursday, July 10, 2008      5 comments

Those were the action-plan steps to get to goal. How did I do yesterday? Great! I'm still working on the 15-minute-non-stop intervals, but other than that, I hit _every_ one of those action steps. My legs are slightly stiff after doing 5k 2... Read more
SMARTER goals today!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008      5 comments

As I said, here's the mini-goal action plan: - continue drinking at least 13 glasses of water each day - Work out intensely 2 times a week (no more than 60 minutes) - Get at least 40 minutes of moderate cardio 5 times a week (that inclu... Read more
S.M.A.R.T. Goals - _my_ goals revisited
Tuesday, July 08, 2008      8 comments

Today I was reviewing the art of goal-setting for a seminar I'm planning. And it struck me that I should be applying some of those techniques to the weight issue as well (I tend to treat my health as something I can always count upon) ... G... Read more
Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you BEEN?
Monday, July 07, 2008      4 comments

Where, indeed? Well, I took an unexpected break from the "normal routine" - Saturday started off _very_ well, with a great workout at the gym, and a healthy breakfast. And plans to be on guard the rest of the weekend - and then I got lured by a ... Read more
Nothing much to say!
Friday, July 04, 2008      3 comments

Today was a GREAT day. Got to the gym in the morning, did intervals on the treadmill, followed by some time on the elliptical. Sweated buckets. Decided that maybe I was trying too hard on my hoop - decided to do a hundred twirls each "break... Read more
It's out of my system ...
Thursday, July 03, 2008      4 comments

Finally. :) That bout of "down" lasted a fair bit longer than normal - and it's only now that the sun is actually hitting my eyes through the window that I'm realising what a waste of a day _that_ was. Well, make it two days. And the funnie... Read more

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