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The Mirror Shock
Sunday, June 26, 2016      3 comments

After scrounging around under the spare bed for the suitcase filled with our "don't fit" clothes, I dragged out a pair of jeans that didn't really even fit when I bought them a couple of years ago in a hopeful cloud of delusion. Of course, they ... Read more
To Count or Not to Count
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      4 comments

I have not been (actively) on SP long, I popped up in mid-March, which is when I started getting serious about my health and fitness. I have not lost a lot of weight in the scheme of things, 9kg (approx. 20lb) in that time. I don't know if that ... Read more
Artist's Block?
Monday, May 23, 2016      4 comments

I've had artist's block for the longest time. For a short period about 6 months or so ago, I started experimenting with watercolours and it was working really well. Then one day I woke up and I just had nothing. I sat there, staring at a blank p... Read more
Sunday, May 15, 2016      2 comments

I figure an update is due on where I'm at. In the past few weeks alone I have learnt a bit about what I'm doing, where I'm going and how I plan to get there. I had been struggling to make it up to the minimum 1200 calories/day. I don't have a... Read more
Oh No, It's Back
Saturday, April 30, 2016      5 comments

My fiance and I weigh ourselves weekly, I find it gives me more encouragement, as the scales are more likely to show a change after an entire week rather than just a day or two. That being said, I felt the complete opposite of encouragement last... Read more
Fat Shaming
Saturday, April 02, 2016      4 comments

Disclaimer: This is a bit sweary and very ranty. It also contains small doses of sarcasm. How is it in this day and age that we are still making others feel terrible about their bodies? People are finally growing to acknowledge that racism,... Read more
Sweet, Sweet Sugar
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      1 comments

I used to have an addiction. Well, I used to have a few, but that's a whole other story. This addiction was to soft drink (soda or pop in the US). Pepsi Max was my drug of choice and I had a LOT of it. On any given day I was drinking upwards of ... Read more
Did it Again!
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      6 comments

Last week just before we went away, I strained a muscle in my upper thigh whilst doing squats with the medicine ball. I wasn't doing anything wrong, the PT who taught me how to do them saw me, it was just bad luck I guess. I was back at the g... Read more
Waxing lyrical on turkey
Monday, March 28, 2016      2 comments

Posted originally in the message boards, decided to make a longer version for here. I am not crazy, I just really love turkey breast. Dear turkey breast, Where have you been all my life? You're delicious, healthy, low-calorie and did I me... Read more
Never Going Away Again.
Saturday, March 26, 2016      0 comments

So we got back today from our not quite 3 days away. Was a complete nightmare for our healthy habits, on both the exercising and eating fronts. Firstly, I did myself a bit of an injury at the gym Thursday morning just before we left. I'm not 1... Read more
Away for Easter
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      4 comments

Tomorrow we're going away for Easter to stay with friends in the country. I'm definitely going to miss the gym and I'm worried that I won't get enough exercise and will have a lot of trouble counting calories throughout the trip. The friends w... Read more
Living Room Aerobics!
Monday, March 21, 2016      2 comments

I joined a gym a little over a month ago and thought, ugh, I'm probably not going to stick with this. But so far I have and I'm actually loving it. I do Zumba, yoga, pilates and body balance (yoga, pilates and tai chi) classes and on the days of... Read more
Bad Days
Sunday, March 20, 2016      3 comments

So I had a couple of Bad Days on the weekend. It's really hard to want to even get out of bed on those days, let alone do anything at all, including going to the gym. I didn't sleep well Friday so I missed my class Saturday morning, which lef... Read more
Beginning again?
Thursday, March 17, 2016      0 comments

So I read my one and only blog entry from this site that was however long ago and realised that even though I'm a terrible quitter with the difficult stuff and an habitual creature with the "fun" stuff, I actually have made a lot of lifestyle ch... Read more
Out of the Rut?
Thursday, May 13, 2010      0 comments

So I recently (today) decided it was time to jump out of my rut and into a lifestyle change. I'm hopelessly addicted to caffeine, I smoke too much, eat far too much junky snack food of the savoury persuasion and since getting back from a recent ... Read more