JULIA75's Blogs

Experimental cooking and good habits
Friday, January 20, 2017      4 comments

I'm slowly working my way (back) to a good balance between good habits (household chores, organizing, healthy nutrition, exercising) and a little self-indulgence - I learned the hard way that trying to be all disciplined and hard-working and gui... Read more
Spring! (In two or thee monts, but still: yay!)
Monday, January 16, 2017      3 comments

The sun is shining, there's no ice or snow on the ground, and the days are slowly, slowly growing longer. If it's not spring, then it's the way towards it. I had a sinfully late start, a delicious, freshly made breakfast with egg, cheese, v... Read more
Christmass. I'm with the grunch on this, except for the sappy ending.
Monday, December 26, 2016      3 comments

Family visits. Glarrrrgh. It means there's no space and privacy to do my workout videos, meals are far too long and the company is, frankly, too frustrating, given that my main male relatives make little bones about the fact that I'm the l... Read more
Things that don't work (sadly)
Sunday, December 11, 2016      5 comments

lots and lots of cardio (something like 4 to 5 hours a week) without counting calories - doesn't work, rats. I can't even blame it on office candy because I buy tortilla chips and sugary stuff myself. having a SP account and not logging in ... Read more
Middling Day
Monday, April 06, 2015      1 comments

One of those days ... enough spare time really, but I'm being (happily?) self-indulgent and making it a slow day, baking, surfing, reading, helping with household chores and taking a walk. Logging in to sparkpeople made me do my pushups and crun... Read more
Currently Crushed. Old Insults and the Power of Images
Saturday, April 04, 2015      1 comments

I'm working on the assumption that images are very, very powerful. Public images form our ideas of what an attractive woman, a successful man, a good Christian, a fundamentalist Muslim, a good mother, a clever student and so on look like. The mo... Read more
Revolutionary Act (with photographic evidence!): got up from breakfast table to fetch an apple
Saturday, April 04, 2015      1 comments

Yes, I'm (apparently) being very silly. Then again, not. You know the situation: - you start some healthy eating habits - hurray. - you keep it up, munching vegetables instead of french fries - much hurray. - it slowly stops bei... Read more
Nutrition Tracking Saved my Day... well, the calory intake part of it
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      2 comments

So, forgetting your wonderful, healthy, packed&ready lunch & snacks on the kitchen counter should reliably ruin your eating for a day, right? Especially when you're working in an office with an open, two pounds box of oat cookies right by the co... Read more
Strange Changes. Wow.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      3 comments

Keeping up with my changes in eating (lots and lots of smoothies and soups, healthy small snacks, vegetables or fruit with every meal) isn't easy when I'm visiting someone, especially when visiting my aunt who will serve cake as certain as frenc... Read more
"Cold hard facts" and my distrust to them
Sunday, March 15, 2015      2 comments

My guess is that most sparkpeople are pretty well informed; it's a likely side-effect of being a member of a site so geared towards spreading information. So I could imagine, anyone in my age bracket has seen their share of "avoid this substancy... Read more
"The Outcome Always Reflects the Preparation"
Sunday, March 15, 2015      1 comments

... that's one of those sentences which I should have tatooed onto the insides of my eyelids. Together with "A stitch in time ..." Honestly, I have very sensible parents, you'd think I had better habits. But I am acquiring them bit by bit. ... Read more
Wheee! Visible changes! (How did this happen?)
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      3 comments

... lots of them, really. Inches down. Clothes closing (the jackets which I bought following a "looks good worn open, too" philosophy). Shopping's shocking. (Honestly, something like one or two weeks ago I was packing up my ... Read more
SHRED diet is having interesting effects
Friday, December 05, 2014      1 comments

... like for example weight loss. "Duh" I hear you say? Well, it's about 10 pounds down in three weeks, and I must admit I've been cutting corners. The normal pattern is: a few pounds down in the first day as a result of changed eating patterns,... Read more
Feeling insufferably energized - is SHRED to blame?
Friday, November 07, 2014      0 comments

I noticed it yesterday and today again: I'm walking with such a bounce to my steps these days. I've (more or less) kept to the Shred Diet for something like 10 days now - lots of small meals, no end of vegetables and fruit and smoothies and... Read more
10 minutes exercise a day and what it does
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      4 comments

This is such a deceptively small and powerful tool. It started out with me shoe-horning in 10 minutes exercise in the evening, just because I didn't want to break and re-start a streak. This leads to browsing through some of the 419ß34... Read more

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