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Injuries happen, but recovery does come (eventually!!)
Sunday, April 28, 2013      7 comments

Jogging is a journey. Truly. My injury in December meant I needed to cut back quite drastically and then once again build myself up slowly to the 10km distance. Time has taught me that I have to take it slowly after an injury. Time has als... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Destroying my negative thoughts, one karate chop at a time!!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      47 comments

Around this time last year I started buying cute little Spring dresses that were a size that I hadn't ever imagined would fit me. I was nervous about these purchases, mainly because I still wasn't feeling skinny and was so nervous I'd just end u... Read more
My biggest weapon against emotional eating
Friday, March 08, 2013      8 comments

Tracking. Yes, tracking my food intake. When my head is so full of if's and but's and, as a quote I recently read, my greatest judge is living right inside me, the best weapon is to track. Tracking makes eating objective rather... Read more
What a difference a week makes!
Friday, March 01, 2013      1 comments

After my last blog, I went and bought a lot of fruit and veggies and then spent most of the weekend cooking (Somehow a lemon meringue pie ended up as part of the cooking plan, and all I can say in my defence is that I got excited about using fre... Read more
Winter blues!!
Thursday, February 21, 2013      2 comments

Well, I'm still listening to my body and it is telling me that it is cold!! Colder than it has ever been!! I have been trying to get myself out jogging again to get back into shape for a 10km race in May and then for a half marathon in October... Read more
Paying attention to my body
Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

It has been a very relaxing and easy holiday this year. DH and I have been working on being more accepting with each other and with events in our lives and the result has been a holiday where we have found ourselves doing very little, but loving... Read more
One year maintenance anniversary today!!
Saturday, December 15, 2012      14 comments

emoticon I'm overjoyed!! I decided I needed to lose weight two days before this photo: ... Read more
Sometimes maintaining is just not giving up!
Sunday, December 09, 2012      9 comments

I've been unable to jog for about a month now. A year ago, this would have been the signal for me to completely give up on the habit, but I've now learned that a setback doesn't mean the end. It just means a brief pause before starting again, an... Read more
Calling all gym instructors: fat bellies work differently to thin ones!
Friday, November 30, 2012      3 comments

Since injuring my foot, I have been revisiting some old exercise DVDs, one of which is a power yoga DVD that I've been using for years and years. This instructor frequently says 'hollow your belly' and it has always been a bit of a mystery to ... Read more
When everything falls in place
Friday, November 23, 2012      4 comments

Tomorrow is my birthday. I remember my birthday last year so clearly because the challenge was not too eat too much food! It's funny how a year later eating only one cupcake to celebrate my birthday feels perfectly reasonable, when last year I w... Read more
Clothes, clothes, clothes!!!
Saturday, November 03, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday, I planned my entire outfit. I spent time wondering about how clothes would work together and even what kind of impression I would give the world by what I was wearing. This is something new for me. As I was walking down the... Read more
Some new goals: Project cookie monster
Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

Project cookie monster! I managed to conquer the chocolate binges by allowing chocolate into my life everyday, but in very limited quantities. DH and I have one chocolate every evening after dinner and then give the chocolate a score out of te... Read more
I think this may be why this diet has worked for me.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I felt fat. I pointed this out to my husband, who got that panic stricken 'Oh my word, how do I respond to this' look on his face, and then asked me when last I had tracked my food. 'I'm not sure,' was my reply. He then said (very care... Read more
Here I go again.....
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      4 comments

I'm coming up to my one year anniversary at Sparkpeople and I must say, I'm very proud that I'm still standing! I've been thinking about how I've made it through a year of birthdays, seasonal celebrations, parties, mood swings, illness, wo... Read more
Moving away from the scale
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      2 comments

I had a big family reunion this weekend and I decided to leave my trusty travel scale at home for the first time since I started the Spark people programme. This was a big deal for me because I use the scale to gauge how my weight is doing... Read more

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