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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
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

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