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Getting smaller... or going south?
Sunday, April 27, 2008      1 comments

Well, I must admit not taking my monthly photo on time this month. I was 3 days late... not that it made any difference in terms of weight loss. I really shouldn't have let life's hectic pace get in the way of my mission! Oh well, here it i... Read more
Off the path, into the ditch :-(
Monday, April 14, 2008      3 comments

Sigh. It's now only 4 days until my monthly progress photo gets taken and posted for all the world to see, and I can tell it's not going to be a picture of success. I have let the stresses & busy-ness of life get to me, and these last few weeks ... Read more
New monthly pic: losing that double-chin & bum!
Thursday, March 20, 2008      3 comments

Having only lost 1.5 - 2 pounds since my monthly photo checkin last month, I was fully prepared to see no changes at all to my body on this month's photo. While it's true that there aren't any dramatic changes this time, there still are some vis... Read more
Reward time!
Monday, March 10, 2008      3 comments

Yippee!! I have reached the 10 pound milestone. I can't believe it, because the last 3 weeks I have been hovering around the same weight and I've also had a few hiccups on the way... like that Burger King moment and my hubby's Birthday Area (we ... Read more
My fridge doesn't like my new eating habits
Monday, March 03, 2008      3 comments

I guess my fridge was happier when she was full of fatty foods: she died in her sleep last Tuesday. Luckily, a nice repairman said she could be revived, but it's taking ages for the new part to arrive. In the meantime, I had a couple of day... Read more
Mute button for fast food
Saturday, February 23, 2008      3 comments

A while ago there was a big push against advertising fast food & junk food during children's TV programmes, and it made me think how nice it would be to have a kind of parental control filter or mute button that would block out all fast food & ... Read more
Temptation Alley... mmm, the aromas... help!
Thursday, February 21, 2008      3 comments

I think the city planners have something against me losing weight and getting fitter. They are secretly plotting against me, by putting a quarter-mile stretch of road that I call 'Temptation Alley' in my path home from the gym. Temptation A... Read more
1 month in: changes I didn't expect!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008      6 comments

Yesterday I took my monthly photos and entered my monthly measurements, which I am hoping will be good motivation for me. It is only my first month, so I was not expecting to notice any dramatic results - especially as I am not in a hurry to los... Read more
Calorie Cycling - sounds interesting
Tuesday, February 12, 2008      2 comments

I've been reading about calorie cycling, and it sounds like a good way to prevent weight-loss plateaus, while also allowing you the ability to enjoy meals out without having to be so strict with watching what you eat. It's not always possible to... Read more
Just being here stops me gaining 52.8lb per year
Monday, February 11, 2008      2 comments

I had started a food diary 5 days before I found SparkPeople, so I decided to do a comparison of the average food consumed for those 5 days (when I was not thinking about what I was eating) with another set of 5 days, after I joined SP and had a... Read more