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The Wall Pt 2
Thursday, November 15, 2018      4 comments

See The Wall Pt 1 for an explanation of what I am doing here... things have been going well - I have seen the scales dip under 100kgs a few times, and slowly but surely that number will drop. I am enjoying incredible fresh food from our garden. ... Read more
The mountain
Tuesday, October 16, 2018      6 comments

Today was another chance to chat with my coach Suzanne Culberg ( ). I have been trying to identify how holding onto this weight is keeping me safe, and we uncovered a doozy. I am afraid of maintenance ... Read more
Sunday Binge
Sunday, October 14, 2018      5 comments

Totally binged on cake, biscuits and bread yesterday. Something about rainy weather and rest days makes me crave carbs. It was our monthly morning tea after Mass, and the little old ladies insisted I take the leftovers home for my kids, which th... Read more
September Review & October goals
Monday, October 08, 2018      11 comments

Is it funny that September feels so long ago that I can hardly remember what happened? Weight: I started September at 101.9 kgs and ended it at 101.6 kgs, so a tiny loss but still over 100. That is my first big goal for October. ... Read more
Pattern Interrupts
Thursday, September 27, 2018      4 comments

Had a chat with Suzanne Culberg - my awesome coach from Health Without Shame - about triggers. We tracked my evening face-stuffing sessions back to my body trying to get my attention after being ign... Read more
Surviving Stress
Monday, September 24, 2018      6 comments

When I was stressed in my teens and twenties, I responded by not eating - I lost a lot of weight but it was not at all healthy. Now when I feel that gnawing in the pit of my belly, my impulse is to feed it - again, not a healthy response. So, ta... Read more
A new week
Sunday, September 16, 2018      9 comments

Weekend eating and exercise were a write off... Neighbourhood party and a trip to the markets... Did get a lovely matrix opal, though... Love its hidden ... Read more
Snack voice
Friday, September 14, 2018      3 comments

I have been challenged by Suzanne Culberg of Health Without Shame coaching to notice, over the next two weeks, what emotions I am feeling and what my inner thoughts are saying when I eat to feed my emotions rather than fuel my body... so I am go... Read more
The Wall (Part 1)
Friday, September 14, 2018      4 comments

I want to work through Marianne Williamson's book "A Course In Weightloss" because I know that I have built up this weight for mental and emotional reasons as much as physical ones. She offers a list of emotions and challenges me to connect... Read more
Long time no spark
Saturday, September 01, 2018      5 comments

1,618 days to be exact (thanks Spark page, for keeping track). So... I first joined SparkPeople in 2009. I had two young boys, was completing my final year of law, and needed desperately to lose weight because I was recovering from gestatio... Read more
A 3rd of the way
Friday, May 24, 2013      7 comments

Thursday was Day 40/120, so I took some progress pics. I have been doing's 30 Da... Read more
Week 1 of 17
Saturday, April 20, 2013      6 comments

Here I am at the end of the first week of my "40 & fit, not fat" plan. It went beautifully - not perfectly, but that was great in itself, because it allowed me to see that even on my worst days I was ticking some boxes and working towards my pla... Read more
No excuses
Sunday, April 14, 2013      5 comments

Just want to quickly write something to get the nasty before photos off the top of my blog LOL... also, a part of my brain keeps insisting on making excuses, dissembling, trying to justify how I got here... I am going to exorcise tho... Read more
Gotta have a new plan!
Saturday, April 13, 2013      8 comments

Way back in September 2009, when I first came to Sparkpeople, I weighed 87.9 kgs. I worked hard, I got down to 76.2 kgs in May 2010, and then I fractured my femur an... Read more
Getting close now...
Friday, May 25, 2012      8 comments

Hello wonderful sparkfriends... I haven't forgotten about you, but I have been too busy and felt too guilty to drop by for a long time now... My wonderful plans for a superhealthy pregnancy didn't exactly follow the script. Don't get me w... Read more

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