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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Belfast half marathon 2013 and 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      2 comments

This weekend I ran the Belfast Half marathon for the first time since 2013. In 2013 it was my first ever half marathon. I have managed to run a half... Read more
Giving myself credit
Wednesday, September 05, 2018      12 comments

I wrote these down and found myself wanting to justify each reason with a "but" or highlight some other problem that I'm dealing with so that I didn't seem to be boasting. The point of this, however, is to celebrate the achievements. Easier said... Read more
I completed a Maintenance Challenge!
Sunday, August 26, 2018      8 comments

Since the arrival of my little toddler, I have struggled to remember to log my maintenance challenge every week - yes, even with an e-mail reminder. It has meant that the last eight or so challenges, I have started, but missed a week and lost my... Read more
Baby steps (what are they really?) and consistency.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      10 comments

I just want to be consistent again and I have to start with small goals. I'm trying to track something everyday. Even if I don't fill out my entire tracker, I'm getting to the page. I'm acknowledging some of what I am eating. I know I'm not r... Read more
Ups and downs
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      9 comments

I had a derailing moment at a party on Saturday night. I didn't really know anyone as it was a huge party with my sister-in-laws friends and I found myself eating a lot of the baked treats that were freely available to eat. It was mindless eatin... Read more
Checking In
Friday, June 22, 2018      4 comments

I am visiting my brother and sister-in-law this weekend and decided not to bring the scale along. I want to focus on monitoring what I'm eating, rather than what the scale is saying each day. I had gone down slightly on the scale before I left h... Read more
Just ten minutes
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      8 comments

I've decided to re-commit to the ten-minutes-of-exercise a day policy. This was how I started exercising in 2011, and this was a point I thought I should start at again. Of course, it's different this time. I tried doing one of the spa... Read more
Trauma changes you
Thursday, June 14, 2018      4 comments

Sometimes I think about how I did things in the past and then I try to do those same things now in an attempt to get back on track. A few days ago my husband shared a presentation a friend of his was working on. His friend is a chaplain in ... Read more
Short term goals.
Monday, June 11, 2018      6 comments

There is a little pink dress that I would like to wear to a family wedding in the beginning of August. It just about fits. I'd like it to fit comfortably for the wedding. I'd also like to aim for these races: The Grey Abbey 10km: 6 Jul... Read more
The negative consequences of trips down memory lane
Friday, May 04, 2018      4 comments

In March I returned to Finland after twenty years! I was last there as a Rotary exchange student and a work conference brought me there again. It was a remarkable trip. My first impressions as I stepped off the train in Helsinki with my hu... Read more
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

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