Paddy, Not Patty!
Friday, March 08, 2013 12 comments
It has started already!!!! Each and every year millions of Irish, Irish-ish and amateur alcoholics are needlessly distracted from their Holy Tradition of drinking themselves into a stupor in the name of Saint Patrick. The source of thi... Read more
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6 comments
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life....... I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-ston... Read more
The Diet Mentality
Saturday, February 16, 2013 10 comments
I am a little confused about all I am reading about the ditching of the diet mentality and how restricting calories can lead to binging. Now I know from experience that feeling deprived can lead to binging after a week of dieting. But, what... Read more
What to Expect if You Marry an Irish Woman!
Sunday, February 10, 2013 10 comments
The first man married a woman from Italy. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away. The second man married... Read more
Goal weight – who do I need to convince.
Friday, February 01, 2013 13 comments
A goal weight is hard to define. At 145lbs, 2lbs from now, I will be in the healthy BMI range. So I should be happy there – right? But I have been down to 143lbs but didn’t stay there? Why? Because I was not happy with my body! I knew that ... Read more
Reflections on where I am and where I want to be!
Sunday, January 27, 2013 8 comments
I am just jotting down some ideas on how I expect my life to change for the better when I get to my goals: I will be running a 5k in less than 30 mins. I will be aiming for a 10k I will be running in local 5k runs without caring ... Read more
I nearly didn’t do it!
Saturday, May 12, 2012 9 comments
I had lots of excuses – and very good ones as well – not the usual, I just don’t feel like it, it is too cold or it is raining! I have to exercise around my kids schedule. So when they have activities I can do my 5k training. Saturday’... Read more
Monday, April 23, 2012 6 comments
Friday was fantastic - I was really doing well. I was already down two pounds for the week though my weigh in was not until Monday. I only had to maintain for the weekend, and I had planned lots of exercise for the weekend which would surely mak... Read more
Thursday, April 19, 2012 2 comments
"Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all." — Dr. David Hawkins: is a psychiatrist, physician, researcher, and pioneer in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality ... Read more
What is different this time?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4 comments
I suppose I am not the only one when I say that the one fear we have when we have lost lots of weight is putting it all back on. So as I am getting nearer my goal I am putting some thought into how I can prevent this from happening this tim... Read more
You can't achieve anything without this!
Monday, April 16, 2012 5 comments
I read this phrase this morning and it is so true and applies to anything we want to achieve, including weight loss and a healthy lifestyle! You can't achieve anything unless you start!!! Never underestimate starting, for no matter how... Read more
Faster results than I could ever have expected.
Friday, April 13, 2012 3 comments
Just over a month ago when I started on my Spark journey for real, I was out of breath if I ran 50 metres and could not go any further. Not sure then where I got the notion to decide I was going to start training for a 5k!! Just two w... Read more
Positive start to the week
Monday, March 26, 2012 2 comments
Well, I thankfully continued to stay on track for the whole weekend and for that I am very happy with myself. I seem to be having a very good Monday - 25 points on the bonus wheel for the second day running! Down to 150lbs this mornin... Read more
Lessons to be learnt from a bad weekend
Saturday, March 24, 2012 4 comments
I am having a pretty good weekend so far this week. I have stuck to my calorie range and have still some to have a treat – I am going to a friend’s house so I can have something small. I have done my three mile walk in forty five minutes de... Read more
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