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Back to basics...
Monday, August 18, 2014      1 comments

I haven't been onto Sparkpeople for what feels like AGES. Last week I did REALLY well with my diet but the wheels came off (big time) on the weekend. It was cold and rainy and a bit depressing, which makes comfort food SOOOO tempting. T... Read more
Big scare
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      5 comments

My brother was in an accident yesterday. Nothing in this world can prepare you for a call or message that says "your brother has been in an accident, we don't know how he is". Growing up, my brother and I fought like cat and dog. I did n... Read more
Feeling the winter blues!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      0 comments

I find this so weird - I did not order the Spark People activity tracker, but it says I did on my profile?? Ugh. This kind of bugs me because I am "advertising" something that I know nothing about and don't use... Anyway. Yesterday w... Read more
Ran a race!
Monday, July 14, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday our company took part in a massive relay race to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, which happens on the 18th July every year. The race was 67 km in total, with each person running a 6.7km leg. I managed to complete my leg in just under 5... Read more
Hitting the Refresh button
Thursday, June 26, 2014      0 comments

Shooo ... this week is almost done - in fact, for me it kind of IS done because I have taken a day's leave tomorrow - so HAPPY WEEKEND TO ME. Haha. I am so grateful for the support I have received here at Spark People. I am motivated by... Read more
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      4 comments

I am currently more tired than I can remember feeling in years – the deal on the house we were buying fell through, so we’ve now decided to renovate our townhouse, which we’ve been living in for the past 8 years. We’ve always hated the tiles an... Read more
Quick update...
Thursday, June 12, 2014      3 comments

Its is SO cold in South Africa right now!! We are so lucky to pretty much have year round awesome weather, but we are going through one of the colder months right now. Its still not as cold as it gets in some places in the US and Europe, but f... Read more
Happy Wednesday
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      2 comments

I didn't have much time yesterday to post a proper update, but at least I checked in, right? Haha. Ok ... this week has been going well. I'm tracking what I'm eating and I've been squeezing in my exercise despite time being quite limite... Read more
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      2 comments

Boy am I TIRED ... my husband snores like a trooper and last night even my super-duper-extra-blocky earplugs didn't work! I have a HOT YOGA (Bikram Yoga) class today and I am super excited for this. I have done it before, but not for a wh... Read more
Yay for Spark People!
Thursday, May 29, 2014      3 comments

Baby steps, baby steps - this is what I have to keep reminding myself. This week has been rough in terms of carving out TIME for things like exercise and super rough in terms of WILL POWER. Cheese and wine for dinner? GET. IN. MY. BELLY... Read more
Weekend Update
Monday, May 26, 2014      2 comments

Last week ended in a bit of a comedy of errors. We are currently doing a bit of building at our townhouse. Husband and I bought a house (a REAL house, which is beeee-oooo-teeeeee-fool) in January, but there were "issues". The first issu... Read more
I conquered Wednesday
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

This week has been sooo hectic BUT in spite of a lot of insane challenges, I have made it so far! And (drumroll please) I BEAT WEDNESDAY!!! If anyone read any of my earlier blogs, you'll know that Wednesday was my "nightmare" day. For so... Read more
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      1 comments

Happy Tuesday ... Because its "Choose Day", today I choose: * To only put food into my body that will help me to be healthier and stronger * To exercise to make myself stronger and fitter * To be kind to myself * To be kind to othe... Read more
Recipe: Baked "french fries" with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Monday, May 19, 2014      5 comments

Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Pinch of mixed herbs (or herbs of your choice) You will also need: A plastic bag (like a freezer bag for food storage) A baking ... Read more
The Little Train
Monday, May 19, 2014      5 comments

Last week (can you tell??) I didn't start out too well. After a bit of a mental tidy over the weekend, I feel a lot better. We haven't had internet at home - our local service provider is REALLY slow when it comes to fixing faults and stuff, w... Read more

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