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Eating as punishment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      7 comments

OK so I have been having counselling and tonight I think I had an epiphany. I have a big bike ride at the weekend and for the past couple of weeks I have been eating good food and taking care of my body for the ride. Suddenly I feel worthy of my... Read more
CBT: Motivation
Monday, April 15, 2013      3 comments

What matters to me? I want to be a good mum to my daughter, to be a role model and to raise her well. I want to be a good, supportive wife for my husband and for us to grow old together. I want to be healthy and energetic and to be a strong, c... Read more
Improving Body Image
Saturday, April 13, 2013      4 comments

Well, I caught a really nasty flu virus, which wiped me out physically for about a month so I have done hardly any exercise. I caught sight of my reflection yesterday and was pretty horrified. I tend to avoid looking in the mirror these days - j... Read more
Turbo training reviews
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      3 comments

Did Rides South California tonight. I do like the Rides series - nice scenery, some interesting facts and quotes flashed up and some great technical advice. This one focuses on climbing intervals. It is a good 51 minute workout, but I ran out of... Read more
Turbo training/spinning
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      7 comments

I have decided to blog my training for the 100 mile bike ride I have signed up for in August. I have to raise £550 for Sense - a charity for deafblindness, which has affected my family. I will use this space to record my progress but also ... Read more
Caffeine Update
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      9 comments

Well I have modified the diet. It was too harsh cutting out almost all sugar. I am back to recording what I eat and trying to do everything in moderation. The big result so far is that I have cut out all the caffeine now for over 2 weeks. I had ... Read more
Cutting out caffeine and sugar
Friday, February 15, 2013      9 comments

Hello, my name is Clare and I am a caffeine and sugar addict. I have gone cold turkey with caffeine this week, having had up to 8 energy drinks a day and at least 2 litres of diet cola daily. These drinks are addictive. I have cavities in my te... Read more
FitBit Pie
Sunday, January 13, 2013      7 comments

I don't know whether it does a graph of this so I will log my fitbit pie chart for the week: 59.1% sedentary 24.1% lightly active 12.1% fairly active 4.7% very active This has been quite an active week, but I will see if I can be... Read more
3 Simple steps this week
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      7 comments

My plans for the week are to eat mindfully. I am going to be setting up a nice table at home, which is inviting where I can eat all my meals. I am also going to try to plan my lunches at work so that I do not eat and use the computer. I am... Read more
Jubilee fun
Sunday, June 10, 2012      1 comments

We had a street party for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The road was shut and neighbours each brought food, bbq, table and gazebo and games for the kids. ... Read more
Learning to lead
Friday, June 08, 2012      6 comments

I thought I had spent so long trying to please everyone, that I had totally lost my identity. I have just been a chameleon, changing the way I speak, act and everything depending on who I am with. However, I realised that my own values and belie... Read more
Helped by Horses
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      7 comments

I have been steadily getting back into horse riding and horsemanship over the past year or so. As part of this I have been studying at Monty Roberts' online university and also reading about horses used as therapy for people. I have just finishe... Read more
Is this the key to cracking binge eating?
Thursday, April 05, 2012      10 comments

I have had a horrible week. For some reason I have been struggling with anxiety attacks and felt very wound up about work. I have been sticking to a diet plan that allows 1200 kcals per day and working out at least 6 days a week trying to burn a... Read more
Losing weight can be fun
Sunday, March 25, 2012      8 comments

I have been reading some books about overeating and weight loss and I started thinking about how much easier things are when you can have fun along the way. So, I started thinking about some of the fun I would not have had if I wasn't trying to ... Read more
Is it possible to make sustainable change and lose weight permanently?
Monday, March 19, 2012      7 comments

My DH has been really supportive while I have been trying to lose weight for the umpteenth time. This is particularly impressive since I discovered at the weekend that he thinks my diet and exercise plan is insane, obsessive and unsustainable in... Read more

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