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The jogging stroller
Monday, May 30, 2016      7 comments

I love jogging. It was the one thing I was reluctant to give up when pregnant and the first thing I got back into when my body felt ready. This meant jogging late at night, or early in the morning when someone was around to babysit, and, made th... Read more
Weekend regain feedback
Monday, March 14, 2016      3 comments

I did well on Saturday. I tracked and kept within my calorie range. I also had a good long run of 12km, so it meant I was able to eat quite a lot without worrying too much about calorie limits. Sunday was a different story. I had a hard day... Read more
Being pampered
Saturday, March 12, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I went out on my own!! No baby in tow. My husband had bought me a voucher at a local Beauty salon and so I went to get a back massage followed by breakfast. It was a real treat. I thought I would try on my leather jacket to s... Read more
Losing those same 2 pounds every week....
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      5 comments

I am noticing a pattern. On a Friday I weigh 58kg. By Monday morning, I am 59kg! It's the famous weekend weight-gain. As my current goal is to reach 54kg - I would rather keep going down the scale than find myself constantly focussing on t... Read more
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      3 comments

I find that the most motivational thing about Sparkpeople are the blogs written by other members. They remind me that I am not alone in my weight-loss experiences and frequently open my eyes to a new perspective on it. The 5% challenge is a... Read more
Thursday, February 11, 2016      13 comments

I have been so focussed on what I haven't done and don't do. This blog is about what I have done since the birth of our baby. I have lost 8 out of the 12kg I need to lose. I am running regularly at least twice a week. I ran 7km over the... Read more
Things that have helped this week
Thursday, January 28, 2016      3 comments

A featured article on sparkpeople challenging me to consider whether I am committed to weight loss or just interested. It reminded me that weight loss doesn't just happen. It is hard work. The article led me to set two daily goals: walk 10 ... Read more
Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

It's been a rough week. Somehow this is the week that depression has hit. Because we know to take it seriously, DH and I have put some measures in place to help me. Simple things, like making sure I get dressed in the morning, eat a proper... Read more
A few good things
Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

The sparkpeople mileage tracker now logs my runs as 'runs' rather than 'walks' My Strava running tracker is saying I am trending upwards rather than downwards I increased my calories tom1800-2000, so now when I track I actually stay wi... Read more
Getting back into running post-pregnancy
Sunday, January 10, 2016      4 comments

My baby is now 7 weeks old. I did not exercise at all during the first 2 weeks. During week 3 I started walking, aiming to walk for half an hour every day. Realistically, it was more like every other day. I would do this pushing the stroller,... Read more
The bowl of potato chips
Friday, December 25, 2015      5 comments

My mom put a bowl of potato crisps right next to me this evening. We hadn't had dinner yet and I was ravenous having just breast fed the baby. So, I ate the entire bowl. Even while I was eating I knew it was a mistake. They would not satis... Read more
4 Year Maintenance Anniversary with a twist
Thursday, December 17, 2015      5 comments

This year I was very unsure if I could still class myself as a maintainer, especially once I had given birth to the baby and would be starting the long project of losing baby weight. Also, being pregnant for most of the year, my goal was gaining... Read more
Tired and hungry
Sunday, December 13, 2015      5 comments

It is 5.30. The baby has woken up and is hungry. He will feed for at least an hour, often with a tearful nappy change in between. It is now 6.47. I put the baby down, but after some time rubbing his tummy, I realised he was hungry again. S... Read more
Post Pregnancy recovery, body and new baby
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      4 comments

It's a boy! Those are the three words announced by the doctor as she hurled our little one up into the air and over to the nurse that I will never ever forget. That magical moment when we finally saw our little baby - and he was perfect. ... Read more
Struggling along - where has all my energy gone?
Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

Tomorrow will be the two week mark until my due date. Two weeks! But somewhere over the last two weeks I have lost my resolve. I am lucky if I ... Read more

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