No, this isn't a post about the Lord of the Rings, although I do often feel a bit like a hobbit (probably more in the form of Sam than Frodo, I admit). There's also the fact that a lot of the time I feel like I'm climbing Mt Doom. However, the rings I'm talking about … Continue reading Rings of Doom
I can honestly say I’ve had a great week, and it feels even better to be able to say that. Usually I’m posting about what’s gone wrong, where I screwed up, or what I did that I shouldn’t have. Well, not this week! As my last post said, at the end of last week I … Continue reading I’ve had a great week!
From Janet. I haven't been posting because the Christchurch murders really got to me and everything else seemed silly in comparison. But today, I'm determined to move on and get back on track. So what have I been doing this past week? Reading, eating and watching Harry Potter! Not very helpful, I know. But the … Continue reading Willpower or won’tpower?
I’ve been a bit down lately and, as I may have mentioned before, I eat when I’m down. So it should probably come as no surprise to anyone that I have put weight on. In fact, I’m almost back up to where I started at the beginning of the year. And yes, it’s depressing. But … Continue reading Starting again…again??
A serious post from Janet. I put weight on this week. I know why - giving in to too many sugary temptations. It's hard to change the habits of a lifetime, and it isn't going to happen overnight. Not only do you need to break the unconscious behavior behind a bad habit, you need to … Continue reading How Many Times Can You Bounce Back?
This losing weight business is hard. Watching what you eat all the time. Thinking about every choice you make. Exercising more. All while still doing everything else you have to do in your life - work, family, romance writing. And, on top of it all, I've been listening to way too many different people telling … Continue reading A Postscript…Taking control
Yes, it’s my turn to say I was conned (although please note that this in no way admits that there is any truth to Janet’s claim that she was conned). I explained in an earlier blog post that a good friend had talked me into doing this jolly half marathon in the Hawkes Bay in … Continue reading My turn to say I was conned!
I’ve said before I wish I was the sort of person who didn’t eat when they were stressed. If I was, I wouldn’t have eaten an entire bag of creme eggs in one day! I also wouldn’t have missed half my training walks. I came back from Hawaii swearing I was committed to this losing … Continue reading The week that wasn’t…
From Janet. I've been posting so much about screwing up this diet and fitness thing that I thought I'd break the pattern and post a success - I've had two good walks! That might not sound like much, but to me it's massively encouraging. First, I've discovered I can walk 5 km without dying at … Continue reading I had a good walk!
From Janet. I ate five Cadbury Creme eggs last night. I'd bought a pack to hand out as treats but they were just too tempting. Also, since I'm letting it all hang out in this blog, I don't actually know who I intended to give them to. It just seemed like a really good idea … Continue reading It’s not going well…