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Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

I am such a typical teacher. I thrive on timetables, lists, schedules, routine, order. And yet in my health-life, I've been far too slapdash so far. 3 hours exercise one day, then none, then a half-hour, then none...and it's done me n... Read more
The rut
Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

Measurements, end of March 2011: March was a baaaaad month. Like I've done so many times before, I lost around ten pounds, then took my foot off the gas. Happily, unlike every other time I realised this, and hope April will prove to b... Read more
Sunday Self Portrait
Sunday, April 03, 2011      1 comments

Please click here countrymouseclaire.blogs
f-portrait.html , for my latest blog post. It's about trying to make peace with who I see in the mirror, but I wanted to post it on my 'real' blog as wel... Read more
1 day!
Thursday, March 31, 2011      5 comments

Until Easter break! emoticon ... Read more
56,400 steps
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      3 comments

In May I am walking the Moonwalk marathon - 26.2 miles around beautiful London, in the middle of the night. That's 56,400 steps. If you would like to sponsor me (all funds go to breast cancer research and care), please do visit my page... Read more
Sunday, March 27, 2011      4 comments

I've spent the last couple of weeks re-quitting those nasty little habits that had crept in. And now I am back! It's spring. Light nights, early mornings. I'm motivated. I have a three week break from school coming up (hello... Read more
Bad day....
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      3 comments

....so the moderation went well.... ....then I had guests and fell ill at the weekend..... ....so I got lazy..... ....and today I was mindlessly eating! (it's the last point I'm really cross about!) I am back on board. ... Read more
Moderation, mod, moderation
Sunday, March 06, 2011      4 comments

Moderation is a GOOD thing! This is what I'm telling myself today. When it comes to exercise, I tend to swing between too much and too little, and I need to work out how to stay fit but also allow time for rest - I worked out too much earl... Read more
Thursday, March 03, 2011      2 comments

Dancing around your classroom is the perfect thing to do! Cxx... Read more
Owning it
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      2 comments

The journey is going to be hard. The journey is going to be long. I'm going to make mistakes. I will want to give up. Old habits will die hard, and will not go without putting up a fight. Some people will be confused by ... Read more
End of February wrap up
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      6 comments

Measurements, end of February 2011: Weight: 16 stone 6 1/2 pounds (down 3 pounds, total loss 11.5 pounds) BMI: 38.4 (down .5, drop this year of 2 points) Body fat: 56.6% (down 1.1%, total loss 3.5%) Body muscle: 15.1% (up .3%, total ... Read more
Mini goals
Monday, February 28, 2011      5 comments

The other day I was looking at my ticker, and the 111 pounds I have to go just seemed soooo unattainable, so hard to grasp. So I've decided to make lots of mini goals for each month. I'm going to aim for 7 pounds a month lost each month until ... Read more
February Pledge update
Thursday, February 24, 2011      5 comments

So here we are, looking down the line to the end of February - I can't believe it's nearly March! I thought I'd check in and let you know how I've done on my activity pledge for the month... February targets: ... Read more
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      9 comments

I know it's just a number.... ....but how I wish that number would move. 233. I'm seemingly stuck at 233. I can't wait to meet 232 - I am impatient to move on. I know there are myriad reasons why - TOM, holiday, missing ... Read more
I like this girl...
Monday, February 21, 2011      8 comments

Sure she's a little sweaty, but the reason she's grinning is cos she's just charged up a big steep hill. And she feels great for it! Exercise is starting to make me feel... Read more

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