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Bad Habit #9: Confusing "healthy" with "low-calorie."
Monday, April 23, 2012      1 comments

Today I read "10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters - Bad Habits That Are Preventing You from Losing Weight", see http://www.sparkpeople.c
om/resource/nutrition_arti
cles.asp?id=1681 Bad Habit #9 leaped out at me, i.e. "Co... Read more
frocks on bikes and woolly bikes
Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

I have found that there is a local group of "Frocks on Bikes" http://www.frocksonbikes
.org - Yay! There are lots of videos linked from the Frocks on Bikes site, but I think this is the best one http://www.youtube.com/w... Read more
measuring up
Saturday, April 21, 2012      6 comments

I am going to measure up. That is, use my waist circumference as a measure of becoming more healthy. See: http://www.measureup.gov
.au/internet/abhi/publishi
ng.nsf/Content/How+do+I+me
asure+myself-lp According to t... Read more
feeling the hunger
Friday, April 20, 2012      2 comments

I have felt hungry this week, especially first thing when I wake up, mid-afternoon, and just prior to making dinner. Hunger has felt a little uncomfortable, in that my stomach was growling and I felt that I wanted to eat - alot and now! ... Read more
Week Four of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
Thursday, April 19, 2012      0 comments

Sugar has joined the growing list of 'sometimes' food. I no longer buy my favourite sweets when I do the grocery shopping. Once per week is not 'sometimes'. "Sometimes" is occasionally, as in, on occasion. In addition, I'm learning th... Read more
little bits are important
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      4 comments

I was pleased to wake up 10 minutes before the 5.30am alarm on Sunday morning, only to consume the time with sorting out cutting my finger on my water glass. I bound it up to see my husband off on his challenge bicycle riding around the five maj... Read more
Day 5 Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge
Saturday, April 14, 2012      0 comments

One word - hilarious. Can you wiggle your ears? I can't. And neither can I do pilates hip lifts* - yet! I may not have benefited fully from the "12-Minute Pilates Abs Workout" video, but it's fun trying, and I'm sure I'll do bette... Read more
Day 4 Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge
Friday, April 13, 2012      2 comments

All I can say is - phew! I ride my bike three to four times a week to work/uni. This is a 20km round trip. With my new bike computer I can measure cadence. I have gone from 65 to 80 cadence within 4 weeks. It is fun to see if I can get over... Read more
21 Days To A Better You Challenge
Friday, April 13, 2012      7 comments

I am participating in the "Progress, Not Perfection" team's "21 Days To A Better You Challenge". My goal is to use the SP Nutrition Tracker to record all my food for 21 days. I can't believe we are already a third of the way through the ch... Read more
Day 3 Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge
Thursday, April 12, 2012      2 comments

Day 3 was the Lower Body (Hips, glutes & Thighs) workout video see http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
ource/fitness_articles.asp
?id=1059 plus the usual 30 minute cardio. My coordination is definitely out of whack and or ... Read more
Day 2 Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      2 comments

Just finished Day 2 of the Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge ( www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/challenge_detail.asp?c
hallenge=9 ). I figured out how to add the videos to my Fitness tracker - you have to be tracking Stre... Read more
Week Three of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge (cont'd)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      1 comments

Still successfully swapping. Tracking my food a day ahead allows me to see how much give there is for in between times. Week three of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge ( www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp... Read more
Day 1 Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      0 comments

This week I am on study break and will not have the regular bicycle rides to and from uni. I looked around the SparkPeople web site for some additional exercises that I could do for the days that I don't go to Curves. I came across the "Sp... Read more
Week Three of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      0 comments

Into week three of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=55583 The goal of this week is to essentially become a swapper. That is, swap out the sugar for s... Read more
Week Two of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
Friday, April 06, 2012      2 comments

I'm ready to move on to week three of the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge ( www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=55583 ). Last week I shared a small packet of TNCC snakes with my husband. T... Read more

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