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Goal Setting
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      0 comments

I just read my friend Nancy's blog in which she sets some very concrete achievable goals for the month of September, and she's inspired me to do the same. Weight: Lose 3.5 kilos (Current: 111 Target: 107.5) Exercise: 180 fitness minutes p... Read more
Two Years
Thursday, August 22, 2013      1 comments

Two years since I blogged. Two years of letting myself go in the term of my eating. And my exercising had also reduced since by best-est workout buddy was laid off. I checked in here every month or so, but didn't track my food, didn't track... Read more
Thursday, December 01, 2011      0 comments

In August I went to Canada to visit my Mom, in September I packed, in October I moved out to my auntie's while I had all the walls and ceilings of my apartment plastered, and the floors refurbished, in November I moved back, unpacked, and still ... Read more
Energy Balance Diet
Friday, August 05, 2011      4 comments

I'm into my second week of a diet put together by my trainer (at work). It calls for eating small meals 6 times a day (about 3 hours apart), and for 5 days it is very low fat--no visible fat at al--and relatively high in carbs, with more carbs o... Read more
Friday, May 27, 2011      5 comments

My mother is 85. She has two artificial hips so she walks carefully; a very bad back so she walks with a bent back and can only manage short walks; macular degeneration of the eye, so she does not see that well and finds reading tiring; a torn s... Read more
Musculus Reluctor
Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

Somewhere I read an article that said resisting temptation, making decisions to eat an apple instead of a piece of cake, or not going in for immediate gratification was like a muscle that you could train and strengthen. Every time you make the h... Read more
Off and On the Wagon
Friday, April 01, 2011      2 comments

Once again, I have gained more weight. I'm the heaviest I've been since I initially lost 5 kilos two years ago. Not good. So here I am again. My biggest problem is grazing my way through the evening. I meal eat healthy breakfasts and lunche... Read more
Slow going
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      1 comments

My goodness, I'm finding it tough to shed the kilos I regained in the last months of 2010, but at least the trend is downwards. Part of the problem is that I actually like to cook (and eat) and although I cut down on oil, butter, salt, and... Read more
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      3 comments

I have been trying hard to get my evening snacking under control, and for the last week I've been doing fairly well in meeting my calorie and exercise goals. But the scale is staying stubbornly within a 1/2 kilo range. So instead of focusing on ... Read more
European Blessings
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      2 comments

Almost every time I walk through the center of Amsterdam along one of the canals, or travel over the Amstel River in a tram, I think of how lucky I am to live here, to enjoy the beautiful architecture of ages past, to see how the old and new liv... Read more
Fantastic Weekend
Sunday, August 29, 2010      2 comments

This has been a fantastic weekend for me. Firstly because yesterday and today I jogged for almost 1 km without stopping. Yesterday I even did 2 more 'sprints' although not for as long. Back in 2007 when I tried running, I couldn't do more than a... Read more
Balcony Garden
Thursday, August 26, 2010      2 comments

This year, the plants in my balcony garden have been especially luxuriant. I even have a cherry tomato plant that is producing fresh little flavour bombs on a regular basis. We've had some major downpours this past week so the flowers are looki... Read more
Yippee, I gained 1.3 kilos
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      3 comments

Yes, I am proud of those 1.3 kilos, because it's muscle not fat. Today I had the trainer at work do all her measurement magic again to calculate my muscle mass vs. body fat. When I first started exercising I quickly lost about 6 kilos and ... Read more
Friday, August 20, 2010      3 comments

I've recently watched some overweight friends lose weight at an amazing rate (one has kept it off for 2 years too), but when I looked into their diet program I knew I could never follow it. It was not unhealthy, but had a whole list of forbidden... Read more
Back to work
Saturday, July 31, 2010      1 comments

Well I've been back to sparking for a week now, and naturally I would like to report that it's made a difference to my weight. But instead I'm getting a lesson in patience. I need to remind myself, it's not about the numbers, it's about the acti... Read more

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