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Having a "jittery" day
Saturday, April 16, 2011      2 comments

Today has been one of those days where: a) nothing seems to go right b) you get so even when it hasn't gone wrong yet, you start getting anxious that it's going to anyway All day long I've been on edge, for no good reason whatsoever. I... Read more
Just blogging to get my points for BLC. Shameless!
Friday, April 15, 2011      3 comments

OK, so BLC 16 has started, and we have a weekend challenge (4 days) to blog each day, reflecting what went right and what went wrong. What went right today (woohoo!) was I managed a perfect balance on my nutrition. And more to the point, I ... Read more
Ten ideas to break that "won't exercise" mental block
Saturday, March 19, 2011      17 comments

DANGLE A CARROT .... 1. Create an extreme before and after picture. Pin it up where you usually exercise. Here’s mine. ... Read more
Don't fall into the cognitive bias trap (a.k.a. I think you're wonderful!)
Thursday, March 17, 2011      7 comments

So, "Cognitive Bias." Weird phrase. I came across it when I was doing some research for my novel and it struck a chord. I’m not a psychologist, just a stay at home mum, so I’ll try and explain it in terms that make sense to me. When my... Read more
Got a minute?
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      8 comments

In one minute you can burn ... 20 calories - vigorous step-ups 14 calories- slow rope-jumping (or pretending to do slow rope-jumping) 11 calories - jogging on the spot 11 calories - vigorous jumping jacks 11 calories - v... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The magic formula for weight loss ... or how I lost 40 pounds in 20 weeks
Sunday, March 13, 2011      129 comments

YOU CAN DO THIS TOO .................. 20 weeks ... 40 pounds shed Zero weeks reporting a gain Zero weeks reporting a maintain Every single week a loss, sometimes very small (0.2 lbs) sometimes a WOOHOO! (3 lbs). No expe... Read more
A bit of a gross observation
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      5 comments

OK, I apologise in advance for the subject content of this blog, but this is something that is really bugging me. Why is it that when you do a Number Two, even a "really good clear out, I've been hitting that fiber" toilet moment, your weig... Read more
Positive Thinking
Thursday, February 17, 2011      3 comments

Do you ever get one of those days when you think the whole world is against you? Every so often it happens to me. I don't know why, it's not that anyone's said or done anything specific, nothing drastic has happened, I just start off a bit ... Read more
If it comes with salad, you don't count the calories - L.O.L.
Sunday, January 30, 2011      6 comments

I was reading a blog earlier about pinching food off kids' plates. It reminded me of my big bad habits from the old days. These are all real things I used to say to laugh off my over-eating. Not any more, I hasten to add, I am a reform... Read more
My first 5K
Saturday, January 29, 2011      6 comments

I planned .... I sat the family down to watch the soccer (Man Utd vs Southampton in the FA Cup) I rang my mum and told her I was about to do it, so she didn't ring "for a chat" halfway through I loaded all my tunes with a good wal... Read more
Coming off the anti-depressants
Friday, January 21, 2011      4 comments

This is for anyone who's been through it or is going to go through it in the future. I've been on citalopram for 15 months now. The doctor has decided it's "time I go it alone." I've been managing fine on 10mg a day (started Oct 2009 o... Read more
I'm wearing my blue jeans (with pics)
Friday, January 14, 2011      9 comments

I can hardly believe it. Eleven weeks ago, before I started SP, I couldn't get these jeans over my thighs. Last week I could get them on, but breathing was an issue. Now here I am wearing them all day! ... Read more
All Squatted Out
Friday, January 07, 2011      2 comments

Day three of the BLC challenge. Yesterday seemed to be squat day. I did: 50 squats for the TNT challenge 30 squats for the 24/7 gym Plus my own scheduled strength training routine: 30 regular squats 30 wall squats wi... Read more
Day one of my first ever Biggest Loser Challenge
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      1 comments

Woke up today raring to get started on the BLC. Forgot it was the middle of the night in the USA and all my team mates were asleep, so spent a lonely morning waiting for everyone else to get started. I did OK. I managed to do option 1 and ... Read more
Doing it even when you don't feel like it
Monday, January 03, 2011      2 comments

I am very proud of myself today. Woke up feeling totally washed out (think it's nearly t.o.m.). I dragged myself out of bed, threw on my exercise clothes, and did my cardio and stretching. There was a point in the afternoon when I sat with a... Read more

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