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Going through it all again
Sunday, June 09, 2019      5 comments

There are moments when it is hard to realise that I slipped up and am going through the same motions again. When those moments happen, I remind myself of the importance of turning up again and again and again. Right now, I take my greatest inspi... Read more
Yoga and me
Thursday, June 06, 2019      8 comments

I've been doing yoga since 2006 and still my toes don't touch the ground in downward dog. Yes, it's been an on again, off again relationship, and I've never really managed to keep it as a regular routine, but I still return to it, and even thoug... Read more
Accountability, change, and no more depression.
Friday, May 31, 2019      5 comments

I have just returned home after my first stint at my new job. I spent 10 days staying in a hotel in York, England, getting to know my new colleagues, my new job, and starting to work out where we want to live. It has been the most intense ... Read more
Jogging again! (Yippee!!)
Thursday, May 16, 2019      4 comments

I have been managing to get out for a jog every second day since the first week of May. I go as far as my body lets me. So far twenty to twenty five minutes seems to be my comfortable length, although I have managed 5km twice. I'm going slowly. ... Read more
Trusting. And good news.
Sunday, May 05, 2019      4 comments

On Friday I was offered a job. Not just any job, a really career enhancing one, one where I'll be able to use everything I learned during my PhD. These past few days I have been feeling a lot of feelings. It's all coming up as the heaviness... Read more
Becoming aware again.
Thursday, April 18, 2019      5 comments

I spent this evening going through photographs and realised that I managed really well to lose the baby weight. I did that. Sometimes I have doubted that achievement because I didn't get all the way back to my original goal weight. I had a baby ... Read more
Rising like a Phoenix
Monday, January 14, 2019      4 comments

One part of the Harry Potter books that often comes to my mind is the story of the rebirth of the Phoenix. How it has to die only to come to life again. I feel a little bit like this at the moment. About three weeks into my homecoming trip... Read more
Monday, December 03, 2018      4 comments

We've been back in Cape Town for about a week, now and I am one kilogram heavier. It is remarkably surreal to be back. I was last in Cape Town... Read more
Goal weight is close
Thursday, November 15, 2018      6 comments

I am about 1.3kg away from my goal weight, which is about 2 pounds. The last few weeks I have managed to keep fairly consistent with tracking calories and keeping within range, and if I keep up, I could reach my goal in the next two weeks, or so... Read more
Tough weekend
Monday, November 12, 2018      3 comments

It was cloudy and rainy on Saturday and I needed to be outside. Usually, I would go for a jog, regardless of what the weather is doing and get the outside light and atmosphere that I now realise I need and love. But I couldn't because of t... Read more
Recommended Reading?
Thursday, November 08, 2018      3 comments

The Beck Reading group will be coming to an end soon, and I have so loved checking in daily with the group and also going through the book. It always helps to know there are other people around with similar ups and downs. Perhaps the greatest li... Read more
Saturday, November 03, 2018      4 comments

Been trying to work out what swimmers do to encourage their training. From what I can tell, the main goal is to swim a mile (I think this must be the equivalent of 5km for runners) with minimal breaks in-between. I went for my first swim a... Read more
Hair-line fracture and a moon boot
Wednesday, October 31, 2018      5 comments

So, my visit to the physio was not what I was hoping for. I was genuinely hoping he would say I can start jogging again with some exercises to help with the pain. After a lot of questions and examining my foot, he concluded that I do have a h... Read more
THAT number on the scale, part two
Tuesday, October 30, 2018      6 comments

I have written about this number before, funnily enough almost a year ago when I was reading through the Beck pink book for the first time. Sadly, I was unable to not revisit this number, and the scale did creep up again almost 2kg, so bac... Read more
Injuries and colds, but at least I'm tracking calories!
Friday, October 26, 2018      5 comments

So, there have been a few pot-hills this month. My injured foot has not yet recovered and so I am still not jogging. It is now coming up to five weeks with no running and I am missing it incredibly. I have now booked a physio appointment to try ... Read more

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