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The habits that matter to me.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      5 comments

I had planned a morning jog, but my son called me into his room 10 minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off, and by the time he had settled, it was too late to get out for my run. This is now a longstanding issue. I have the best of ... Read more
Capital A day?
Saturday, November 09, 2019      7 comments

Firstly, thank you to everyone who wished me a capital A day today. If ever there was a day I needed it, it was today as I have weighed in very high for me, and I am quite frustrated about it. I now have breakfast and lunch fairly under con... Read more
Stress and food
Sunday, October 20, 2019      9 comments

I eat, not when I'm stressed out, but as a means to relieve myself from stress: to help me feel better. The two are quite oddly connected - I'm stressed and anxious, so I eat because it feels like a means to help me have a quick relax from ... Read more
Where in the world am I?
Sunday, October 06, 2019      10 comments

I'm currently sitting in a 'couch house' built by son. In York. But, my son tells me that this is our old house in Ireland and that York is upstairs. He has been slowly but surely moving his favourite toys into the 'old' house and insisted that ... Read more
Reflections on the 5% challenge
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      8 comments

The million dollar question is always: did I lose 5%? The answer? No. Looking at the weight tracking I can possibly say I lost 2.5%, though, and I think, if I can continue the way I am, the scale could be working it's way back down very, very sl... Read more
Moving back to England.
Thursday, August 15, 2019      11 comments

I thought I would re-read the blogs I wrote in July / August of 2013 when we moved over to Ireland. I thought it would be interesting to see what my thought were around that time compared to my thought right now. When I moved to Ireland I ... Read more
The stories we tell ourselves.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      6 comments

I've been thinking about this a lot this week. I know it's a part of cognitive therapy, where we retrain our brain to focus on a different line of thought, because sometimes we jump to the worst case scenario because of bad memories, when, perha... Read more
Photos from Sweden, and thoughts on the spark people community
Wednesday, July 17, 2019      7 comments

I don't know how this blog will work. I have a lot on my mind and I also have a bit of time to write, so here I am. I was recently away on a research trip to Sweden. It was an intense time, but also one that was in a very beautiful part of... Read more
Back from Sweden.
Monday, July 08, 2019      5 comments

I got back from Sweden on Friday night. My sweet husband drove all the way down to Dublin to collect me and we got home around midnight. My husband started his new job in Leeds today, and I have just dropped him off at the airport (4.15am wake u... Read more
Easy computer access and good food choices
Saturday, June 29, 2019      8 comments

Just a quick update on my Sweden adventures. There is plenty of wifi access, so I am able to keep logging into Sparkpeople. I reached my 30 day tracking streak today, which I'm really happy about. Now I really want to get focused on stayin... Read more
Hello Sweden!
Thursday, June 27, 2019      8 comments

I'm going to check in as I can. I'm writing this from a train with the Nordic sun still shining beautifully and green fields all around. I was up early and it started off stressfully. with goodbyes to my family that were very rushed as I r... Read more
Just holding on. Just showing up.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      8 comments

I am at day 27 of tracking my food, but today I have had to force myself to login, fill in my trackers and check in with the Awesome A team. Yesterday, I went off the rails. I still tracked my food, up until about 7pm, when I fell into an ... Read more
First week of work travel
Saturday, June 22, 2019      7 comments

So, I have managed to keep tracking, but I am not losing weight. However, I am also not gaining weight - so that's something! I am not losing weight because, although I am tracking I am rarely within my calorie range for weight-loss. I'm no... Read more
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019      39 comments

I've signed up for the Summer 5% Challenge. Here's the link if you are interested in joining:
asp?gid=70711 As I was reading through the challenge this morning, I found m... Read more
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

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