Stress and food
Sunday, October 20, 2019 9 comments
I eat, not when I'm stressed out, but as a means to relieve myself from stress: to help me feel better. The two are quite oddly connected - I'm stressed and anxious, so I eat because it feels like a means to help me have a quick relax from ... Read more
Where in the world am I?
Sunday, October 06, 2019 10 comments
I'm currently sitting in a 'couch house' built by son. In York. But, my son tells me that this is our old house in Ireland and that York is upstairs. He has been slowly but surely moving his favourite toys into the 'old' house and insisted that ... Read more
Reflections on the 5% challenge
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 8 comments
The million dollar question is always: did I lose 5%? The answer? No. Looking at the weight tracking I can possibly say I lost 2.5%, though, and I think, if I can continue the way I am, the scale could be working it's way back down very, very sl... Read more
Moving back to England.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 11 comments
I thought I would re-read the blogs I wrote in July / August of 2013 when we moved over to Ireland. I thought it would be interesting to see what my thought were around that time compared to my thought right now. When I moved to Ireland I ... Read more
The stories we tell ourselves.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6 comments
I've been thinking about this a lot this week. I know it's a part of cognitive therapy, where we retrain our brain to focus on a different line of thought, because sometimes we jump to the worst case scenario because of bad memories, when, perha... Read more
Photos from Sweden, and thoughts on the spark people community
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7 comments
I don't know how this blog will work. I have a lot on my mind and I also have a bit of time to write, so here I am. I was recently away on a research trip to Sweden. It was an intense time, but also one that was in a very beautiful part of... Read more
Back from Sweden.
Monday, July 08, 2019 5 comments
I got back from Sweden on Friday night. My sweet husband drove all the way down to Dublin to collect me and we got home around midnight. My husband started his new job in Leeds today, and I have just dropped him off at the airport (4.15am wake u... Read more
Easy computer access and good food choices
Saturday, June 29, 2019 8 comments
Just a quick update on my Sweden adventures. There is plenty of wifi access, so I am able to keep logging into Sparkpeople. I reached my 30 day tracking streak today, which I'm really happy about. Now I really want to get focused on stayin... Read more
Thursday, June 27, 2019 8 comments
I'm going to check in as I can. I'm writing this from a train with the Nordic sun still shining beautifully and green fields all around. I was up early and it started off stressfully. with goodbyes to my family that were very rushed as I r... Read more
Just holding on. Just showing up.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8 comments
I am at day 27 of tracking my food, but today I have had to force myself to login, fill in my trackers and check in with the Awesome A team. Yesterday, I went off the rails. I still tracked my food, up until about 7pm, when I fell into an ... Read more
First week of work travel
Saturday, June 22, 2019 7 comments
So, I have managed to keep tracking, but I am not losing weight. However, I am also not gaining weight - so that's something! I am not losing weight because, although I am tracking I am rarely within my calorie range for weight-loss. I'm no... Read more
Going through it all again
Sunday, June 09, 2019 5 comments
There are moments when it is hard to realise that I slipped up and am going through the same motions again. When those moments happen, I remind myself of the importance of turning up again and again and again. Right now, I take my greatest inspi... Read more
Yoga and me
Thursday, June 06, 2019 8 comments
I've been doing yoga since 2006 and still my toes don't touch the ground in downward dog. Yes, it's been an on again, off again relationship, and I've never really managed to keep it as a regular routine, but I still return to it, and even thoug... Read more
Accountability, change, and no more depression.
Friday, May 31, 2019 5 comments
I have just returned home after my first stint at my new job. I spent 10 days staying in a hotel in York, England, getting to know my new colleagues, my new job, and starting to work out where we want to live. It has been the most intense ... Read more
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