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Checking in
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      3 comments

The scale is still in the same place, but my waist and hip measurements are reducing. I am focusing on lunch - making sure I eat lunch and that it is a nice enjoyable meal. I have a tendancy to skip lunch which then results in very unhealt... Read more
10 years this September
Thursday, February 11, 2021      2 comments

I have been wondering around Sparkpeople and noticed the team I first joined when I started Sparkpeople - I was part of the September 2011 Labour Day group. I had a quick look on the page (I always find this intriguing) and I imagine like most o... Read more
Criss-cross effect.
Saturday, February 06, 2021      3 comments

I'm not doing so well. My weight is not dropping as smoothly as I was expecting and it is getting me down. I have started changing my eating habits, but I am finding tracking and staying within calorie range tough. Then I remembered the cri... Read more
The hard (mental) work begins
Thursday, January 28, 2021      3 comments

Yesterday I started planning my eating. It went well and I was quite proud of myself. This morning, when I jumped on the scale, it was up, not down. "Ah," I thought to myself, "so the mental work begins". Because, today I need to keep focused on... Read more
Baby No 2
Saturday, January 23, 2021      13 comments

Was born a few days after New Year. We now have a lovely little girl to complete our family. It has been a few weeks now, and I'm still adjusting to strange sleeping patterns and managing two children rather than just one. But I am so happy... Read more
9 years of maintenance!
Thursday, December 17, 2020      3 comments

Thank you to At Goal and Maintaining for reminding me of this, especially at a time when I am 3 weeks away from expecting my second baby! So, at 9 months pregnant, I can hardly say that I am maintaining my weight! Also, having had another ... Read more
Pregnancy, second time around
Monday, October 19, 2020      6 comments

I must have found out I was pregnant not long after the last blog post that I put up. After finding out last year that the chances of having a second child were really slim, I have spent most of this year coming to terms with the reality t... Read more
Just because I think something doesn't mean it is true: the dress
Saturday, April 18, 2020      6 comments

I have a dress in my closet that was one of the first dresses I bought when I first lost all the weight, back in December 2011. This dress is a small size here in the UK and was always a little tight. After my son was born and the ensuing ... Read more
30 days of 'no sugary snacks' Day 30, and my thoughts on the whole month
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      2 comments

I've just read through my blogs for the last 29 days, just to try and see through what this experience has been like. I think my resolve got strained around day 20, and although I managed, the sweet treats started slipping in a bit more. ... Read more
Day 29 - one day left!
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      0 comments

My resolve was quite low today. My son asked to make meringues, which was enjoyable up until the point the smoke alarm went off in the house! At some point, he must have turned the oven up without me noticing, resulting in burnt meringues!... Read more
Day 28 - no sugary snacks
Monday, March 02, 2020      5 comments

Managed a 12km run, yesterday, in very windy weather. Snacking was fine, although I was very hungry after the run I did avoid the sugary snacks. I did have some dark chocolate coated almonds after lunch. Feeling much better. Stil... Read more
Day 26 and 27: Slipped up - sugary snacks happened
Sunday, March 01, 2020      2 comments

Not the best days. On my way home from work on Friday I had a mocha coffee. Then, yesterday, I got down the box of chocolates that I had stored away for the duration of the this period, and one little chocolate became two, became thr... Read more
Day 25: no sugary snacks
Friday, February 28, 2020      1 comments

Are we there yet? My sinuses are all blocked up, and so now I draw being sick into the mix of my 30 day challenge. All I want is a hot chocolate. And this is because I am not well and am seeking comfort. I did have some dark choc... Read more
Day 23 and 24: no sugary snacks
Thursday, February 27, 2020      3 comments

I did not even realise that I was a day behind, but there you go. The stress is high. This time I have a cold - I'm hoping it doesn't develop into what my husband and son have had. Yesterday there was a staff meeting that involved cu... Read more
Day 21 and 22
Monday, February 24, 2020      3 comments

Usually I write about the day the morning after. I have not yet had a chance to write about yesterday and it is almost 9pm, so I've just decided to roll these two days together. Yesterday was good, sugar-wise. I was able to say no to desse... Read more

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