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5% challenge: Habit #2
Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about my food choices just recently. I keep wondering if my grocery list has really transformed itself into that of a healthy person or if it's simply because I'm eating much smaller portions of everythi... Read more
Winter 5% challenge: Habit #1
Sunday, January 15, 2012      8 comments

There are a few habits that I've been trying to introduce over the last two weeks that have not been going as well as planned, but the habit I want to write about is one that I started, but then stopped doing over Christmas: Waking up early for ... Read more
My nutrition blind spot - milk chocolate boxes
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      4 comments

I'm doing this as part of my spark diet plan in stage three - writing about a trouble goal. This is not so much a goal as it is an area of my diet that has taken a terrible beating since Christmas and the surprisingly large amount of boxes of ch... Read more
Maintenance week three - have you lost weight?
Saturday, January 07, 2012      8 comments

With the return to work after the holidays it seems everyone has started noticing that I have lost weight - many people thinking I managed to shed all this weight over the holidays! I've even had a few people take me aside to check that everythi... Read more
Maintenance week two - healthy mind set
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      5 comments

It’s quite an experience to enter week two of my maintenance period whilst on holiday. This is because my mind is in holiday mode, which, traditionally, means ‘the calories don’t count’. Even with the calorie counter and my exercise counter, I’m... Read more
Christmas - so far!
Monday, December 26, 2011      3 comments

It's interesting to go into the Christmas season with the determination to eat carefully and still find that the calories at the end of the day are so much more than expected. I find myself wondering how much I would be eating if I wasn't being ... Read more
First week of maintenance
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      4 comments

What a week! First week of my holiday and also working on increasing my calories and getting my head into the space where I'm not dieting any more, but living a new lifestyle. It is harder without the same intense need for the scale to drop d... Read more
Reached my goal weight today!
Thursday, December 15, 2011      7 comments

And then went on to eat more sugar than I have in weeks!! emoticon The sugar eating is another story, I think. I've thought about it and reali... Read more
A little wobbly today, so.......
Thursday, December 08, 2011      6 comments

I'm giving myself a bit of inspiration (thanks to Spark!) I've always believed this comment - the big miracles in our lives are simply the result of lots of smaller m... Read more
My advent (aka indulgence) calender
Saturday, December 03, 2011      5 comments

Here it is. This is not really about losing weight, it's something to help me stay grounded through Winter and keep myself from getting too depressed. There is some attempt to turn my thoughts away from food by allowing myself a treat that is no... Read more
Goal weight is in sight.....
Thursday, December 01, 2011      6 comments

It seems that my panic over those cupcakes was a bit unnecessary. Jumped on my scale yesterday and it did one of those weird 'skip a number' tricks on me and said 59kg! This was a bit of shock, so I decided I wasn't ready to make it official yet... Read more
One birthday, four celebrations, two cupcakes and a creme brulee
Sunday, November 27, 2011      4 comments

Two cupcakes is better than three cakes, right? My inner softie says: Absolutely, you aced this birthday bonanza My inner nazi says: Not at all, you should have been stronger, you deserve to be punished!! TWO cupcakes!! and you went o... Read more
If it's not about the food, then what is it all about?
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      6 comments

Last year I got three cakes for my birthday - a breakfast cake, a dinner time cake and then a family cake later on in the week. And all were gone within three days! This year? This year I realise that it cannot just be about the cake. it needs... Read more
All my hard work
Thursday, November 17, 2011      3 comments

This is inspired by a comment on my last blog!! emoticon It is hard work, this dieting/ healthy lifestyle/ weight loss thing. I do have to sa... Read more
The mysterious scale
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      5 comments

emoticon I get on the scale every morning, but only write down my weight once a week - usually on a Thursday unless I've noticed a definite jum... Read more

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