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Phase one complete....
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      4 comments

....now ready for phase 2! I'm eating within my calories every day, and I've surprised even myself at how well I'm doing in avoiding naughty foods. I've let myself keep some of my favourites in there (leggera pizza from Pizza Express, a *l... Read more
Celebrating the little victories...
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      4 comments

....like yesterday, when I got as far as taking the slice of chocolate cake out of the tupperware.... ....onto the plate.... ....onto the desk next to me.... ....where I proceeded to work and ignore it, before donating it to my bo... Read more
My magnificent 7
Sunday, January 02, 2011      3 comments

These are the targets I hope will make 2011 my year to spark! 1. Track my food daily (this is key....otherwise snacks and wine sneak in! I need to "own" what I eat!) 2. Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day (more is alw... Read more
Happy 2011!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

You guys, I'm excited! For the past two months I have fallen off the wagon hard, but now I am SO ready to get back into this. Here in London it's a fresh and cloudy Saturday, but I already have my trainers on and after lunch I am looking f... Read more
I'm hoping this is the worse before the better
Friday, December 31, 2010      3 comments

I've been away from Spark for too long, and have wound up being fatter than ever, feeling depressed, overtired, emotionally eating until I feel ready to burst. My clothes don't fit, I'm bulging where I never used to and my body feels out of con... Read more
I reached Onederland. BUT....
Monday, August 30, 2010      3 comments

I then gained nine pounds in three weeks! :( So I'm back to Sparking - I know this is the way to do it, the way that works! I'm seeing my slip up on vacation as a blip (too much wine, not enough exercise, home cooking, lack of routine!) an... Read more
One month on...
Thursday, August 19, 2010      2 comments

July 2010 August 2010 Can you see any difference? Cxx ... Read more
On Beauty....
Monday, July 26, 2010      3 comments

This poem was a favourite of Audrey Hepburn, who shared it with her children. I love it! "For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hun... Read more
80 pounds
Thursday, July 22, 2010      7 comments

I want to lose 80 pounds. 80 pounds. That's 5 stone, 10 lbs. That's heavier than *any* of my pupils. Sometimes when I look at that ticker I just think EEEEK, and I can hear the siren song of the chips and dip and sitting on m... Read more
Getting there...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      2 comments

So the unpacking and sorting and settling continue....there's definitely a feeling of 'getting there' in the air. We've unpacked most of our stuff - now comes the period of buying new furniture / pans / coathangers, finding homes for everything,... Read more
Starting over, being real...
Monday, July 19, 2010      7 comments

This is me. July 19th 2010. I think the unimpressed look on my face says it all. Whatever ... Read more
Changing the way I use tickers
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      2 comments

From now on I'm going to have my ticker headed for my monthly goal (for example, in June I want to get down to 210 pounds), and will extend it on the first of the month. This tactic is a little like when you are teaching a child to swim and onc... Read more
Making changes
Saturday, June 05, 2010      3 comments

Our house is too far from the gym (two hour round trip). So we're moving. This move will also add forty minutes of walking to each of my work days (YAY!) and will discount a 90-to-140 minute commute (so, more free time). And the gym won't... Read more
Failure :(
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      7 comments

That's what I feel like. I hit a stressful time and just couldn't stop eating. I hurt my knee, so I now can't run a 5K (I will be walking it though). I have been doing 14 hour days, and cannot get to the gym on those days. ... Read more
Running is hard!
Monday, April 12, 2010      2 comments

So, my 5K walk / run / hobble is now less than two months away. So this morning for the first time I ran outside. I've been running on the treadmill for a few weeks now (in bursts, a la C25K), but the more I thought about it the more I realised... Read more

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