First decent jog in a month!!
Friday, November 04, 2011 4 comments
And I feel euphoric!! Endorphins bouncing all over the place!! I had forgotten the utter joy I feel when listening to my favourite music and running outside. I only jogged twenty minutes as this was what the doctor recommended for me. After a... Read more
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 4 comments
I've been reading blogs that have been reviewing the month of October and the ups and downs people have been through. So, of course, I began thinking about what the month was like for me. October was my second month in the programme, and I would... Read more
In honour of all those little decisions.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 7 comments
This is in honour of all those small moments (and the mantra in my head that says -' is this a treat, or a regular part of my diet now?' and 'somebody busier than me is exercising right now'): When I ate all my veggies, but shared half the ... Read more
Some weekends take the whole week to recover from!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1 comments
Before church on Sunday morning I found myself trying on practically every dress in my cupboard - just to see what it looked like. I felt so trim in all my clothes, so right, so happy. But on Saturday night I was fighting a winning battl... Read more
Taking a tour down memory lane
Thursday, October 20, 2011 3 comments
Turtle Bear wrote and amazing blog about living weight versus diet weight that I am reminded of everytime I reach a weight that I lived at for a long time (Thanks for that Turtle Bear! I love your reflective blogs). Something I am finding is t... Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4 comments
What a strange weekend....and beginning of the week. So many activities seem to be centred around food! I went shopping with a friend of mine this weekend and the trip involved not one, but two stops at a coffee shop, and walking into a mul... Read more
Saturday, October 15, 2011 3 comments
On Wednesday night I suggested to my husband that we have dinner this Friday at our local Indian restaurant. His immediate reaction was 'Won't that be expensive? Expensive for your calories, I mean?' (He's really getting into this calorie counti... Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2011 6 comments
It was a big moment this morning in our bathroom. So big, that my husband had to double check the scale for me. (I'm short sighted and we have a manual scale, and I struggle to read the lines in between the numbers!) But, after his assurances, I... Read more
Monday, October 10, 2011 2 comments
As I was thinking about this blog and what to call it, I began to realized that these must be the lifestyle changes that people are talking about. And then I began wondering if I will be able to maintain these changes long term. Usually we eat... Read more
Iliotibial band syndrome
Saturday, October 08, 2011 3 comments
The doctor's surgery that I visit has a very high turnover of doctors. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen the same doctor twice! (I don't go very often). Yesterday the doctor who was seeing me also happened to be doing her Masters degree in... Read more
A very special day
Thursday, October 06, 2011 5 comments
One month ago today, after much umming and aahing I decided to give sparkpeople a try. I thought what's the worst that could happen? Well, I'm now 4kg (about 8 pounds) lighter and I've lost about 3 inches worth around my waist and thighs. And ... Read more
Holding on for the apple pie!
Monday, October 03, 2011 2 comments
My husband bought apple pie a few days ago, but we have not been able to eat it yet because every time it gets to the evening I've used up my calories! So, today I planned it. Now I'm sitting waiting for my husband to get home and staying as far... Read more
Three weeks - really?
Friday, September 30, 2011 3 comments
The most interesting part of this week is how reflective I have become over my life, and whether I'm happy with it. It's funny how a decision to take care of my health, has now got me thinking about the rest of my life too. The last two days ... Read more
Teaching my other half....
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 2 comments
My husband and I share kitchen duty. As we both work, this really helps keep a balance in our home life, and I always appreciate a meal cooked by him. He knows I'm counting calories, so he worked hard tonight to make a healthy meal - his idea of... Read more
Why am I doing this?
Monday, September 26, 2011 2 comments
So, another amazing blog writer (diets aren't catching....something like that) encouraged me to do my strength training today. I find it amazing how inspiring this website is for me. And now I find myself not just thinking about my calorie in... Read more
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