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Anniversary time: Two years of sparking!
Friday, September 06, 2013      6 comments

emoticon Although anniversaries are frequently the opportunity to look back and reflect on what we've achieved over the last year, this tim... Read more
The real secret to weight loss
Sunday, August 11, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday I watched a programme on the BBC documenting the various weight loss gurus over the years. Two of the diet programmes that were reviewed were Weight Watchers and the Atkins diet. The whole premise of the show was that diets don't actua... Read more
Running update
Sunday, July 28, 2013      5 comments

Everything is looking good for my upcoming half marathon. I had signed up for a 15km race, but it got cancelled, so I created a virtual 15km with the team 'Runner Girls United' which was one way of giving myself a goal halfway towards the half-m... Read more
Emotional over-eating
Saturday, July 20, 2013      1 comments

It's just so busy at the moment. And when it's busy it's hard to keep up with exercise, healthy eating, and my newest focus: emotional well-being. This last week I became painfully aware of the power of emotional eating. As part of mainten... Read more
The Countdown to our move do I do this without gaining weight?!?!?
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

That seems to be my main concern. Not, will anything break? Will the journey be a safe one? Have we budgeted properly? No, no, no...... it's: can I do this without the ever familiar 10 pound weight gain? Moving and weight gain go together w... Read more
Is the first step the biggest step?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      2 comments

Today I've found myself thinking about how small changes in life can eventually lead us to achieving our greatest dreams. The small step approach works, definitely, but as I've been thinking about it, I realised that when I started Sparkpeopl... Read more
Half marathon training: Things are looking good!
Friday, June 07, 2013      8 comments

After listening to the advice from folk here on Sparkpeople, I set off for a long run with two goals: to keep myself at a 6min/km pace (about 3.5 miles, think) and to run for 70 minutes - my longest distance so far. I knew that would get me to a... Read more
I just ran in a 10km event with Mo Farah - he beat me!!
Monday, May 27, 2013      6 comments

emoticon Of course he did!! As I was crossing the finish line, he was receiving his trophy for coming first, but at least I got to see the Olymp... Read more
Increasing my jogging distance - some questions
Friday, May 10, 2013      5 comments

I'm a comfortable 10km distance runner and am now training for a half marathon. Today was my first 65 minute run and I need a bit of advice. Do I need to take water on my run? I have not taken water with me for at least a year now, bu... Read more
There are the big dreams....and then there are the even bigger ones!
Friday, May 03, 2013      5 comments

I'd say this has been a serendipitous week for me. One of those 'everything is coming together ones', and, after such incredible support and attention from the 'At Goal and Maintaining Team' it seems only right to follow on the progress of thos... Read more
Injuries happen, but recovery does come (eventually!!)
Sunday, April 28, 2013      7 comments

Jogging is a journey. Truly. My injury in December meant I needed to cut back quite drastically and then once again build myself up slowly to the 10km distance. Time has taught me that I have to take it slowly after an injury. Time has als... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Destroying my negative thoughts, one karate chop at a time!!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      47 comments

Around this time last year I started buying cute little Spring dresses that were a size that I hadn't ever imagined would fit me. I was nervous about these purchases, mainly because I still wasn't feeling skinny and was so nervous I'd just end u... Read more
My biggest weapon against emotional eating
Friday, March 08, 2013      8 comments

Tracking. Yes, tracking my food intake. When my head is so full of if's and but's and, as a quote I recently read, my greatest judge is living right inside me, the best weapon is to track. Tracking makes eating objective rather... Read more
What a difference a week makes!
Friday, March 01, 2013      1 comments

After my last blog, I went and bought a lot of fruit and veggies and then spent most of the weekend cooking (Somehow a lemon meringue pie ended up as part of the cooking plan, and all I can say in my defence is that I got excited about using fre... Read more
Winter blues!!
Thursday, February 21, 2013      2 comments

Well, I'm still listening to my body and it is telling me that it is cold!! Colder than it has ever been!! I have been trying to get myself out jogging again to get back into shape for a 10km race in May and then for a half marathon in October... Read more

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