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Of course it's hard!!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      7 comments

I've been going through my blogs over the last few months and there seems to be a running theme: I'm finding it hard to stay on track. I've taken a moment to think about it and realised that I need to be a bit more honest with myself and a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes saying "no" can be a good thing
Thursday, January 02, 2014      37 comments

Thanks to a link in the "At goal and maintaining" team, I came across the Refuse to Regain blog ( http://www.refusetoregain.com ) last night, and something that struck me quite strongly was how the author was encouraging me to say "no". "Refuse... Read more
Two Years since reaching my goal weight!
Monday, December 16, 2013      12 comments

emoticon Because, really, I am absolutely thrilled that I've managed another year in maintenance and that by rea... Read more
The joy of food!
Monday, December 02, 2013      9 comments

Today, as an evening treat, I ordered a hot chocolate with marshmallows. I knew it was decadent, but I also knew I had that I would still be within my calorie range, even with this little indulgence. I hadn't had real hot chocolate for ages, and... Read more
3 months since moving and still in goal range - Phew!
Friday, November 08, 2013      7 comments

In fact, I came third in the last maintenance challenge, so go me!! emoticon This week has not been a good w... Read more
Adapting to change
Saturday, October 12, 2013      9 comments

This last week has been a tough one for me. This was the week when the University set down their expectations for Phd students and I spent a lot of time getting to know my (much younger) fellow students and getting to grips with what achieving a... Read more
My First Half Marathon!
Sunday, September 22, 2013      19 comments

There we are. My ever supportive DH and me. He has seen me progress from my first 5km in 2009 (at 148 pounds) to my first half marathon (at 120 pounds). At the end of the ... Read more
One week until race day!!
Friday, September 13, 2013      7 comments

And all I keep thinking is: 'don't get an injury now!!' I'm ready. My past two long runs have both been 21km in about 2 hours. I know I can do it, now I just need to taper for this week, get enough sleep and eat well. We've been away o... Read more
Anniversary time: Two years of sparking!
Friday, September 06, 2013      6 comments

emoticon Although anniversaries are frequently the opportunity to look back and reflect on what we've achieve... Read more
The real secret to weight loss
Sunday, August 11, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday I watched a programme on the BBC documenting the various weight loss gurus over the years. Two of the diet programmes that were reviewed were Weight Watchers and the Atkins diet. The whole premise of the show was that diets don't actua... Read more
Running update
Sunday, July 28, 2013      5 comments

Everything is looking good for my upcoming half marathon. I had signed up for a 15km race, but it got cancelled, so I created a virtual 15km with the team 'Runner Girls United' which was one way of giving myself a goal halfway towards the half-m... Read more
Emotional over-eating
Saturday, July 20, 2013      1 comments

It's just so busy at the moment. And when it's busy it's hard to keep up with exercise, healthy eating, and my newest focus: emotional well-being. This last week I became painfully aware of the power of emotional eating. As part of mainten... Read more
The Countdown to our move begins....how do I do this without gaining weight?!?!?
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

That seems to be my main concern. Not, will anything break? Will the journey be a safe one? Have we budgeted properly? No, no, no...... it's: can I do this without the ever familiar 10 pound weight gain? Moving and weight gain go together w... Read more
Is the first step the biggest step?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      2 comments

Today I've found myself thinking about how small changes in life can eventually lead us to achieving our greatest dreams. The small step approach works, definitely, but as I've been thinking about it, I realised that when I started Sparkpeopl... Read more
Half marathon training: Things are looking good!
Friday, June 07, 2013      8 comments

After listening to the advice from folk here on Sparkpeople, I set off for a long run with two goals: to keep myself at a 6min/km pace (about 3.5 miles, think) and to run for 70 minutes - my longest distance so far. I knew that would get me to a... Read more

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