16 September 2011 – walking off the weight

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There were 1116 calories burnt today, this may well be a record. This morning I went for a walk along the river, just me and my trusty backpack. It was cloudy when I left home but by the time I got to the river the sun was out and I had to atop to put my sunglasses on because the sun was shining up off the water. Amazing how good some grass, trees, blue sky and the river can make you feel. Continue reading

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14 September 2011 – feel the burn

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Today I burnt 925 calories with beach body this morning for 30 mins, 55 mins walking with my back pack and 30 mins kettlebells/step. I really pushed myself on the walk to work. There was a woman walking quite fast about 200 yards in front of me and I decided I was going to overtake her before we got to the other side of the bridge. I made it with time to spare and then just carried on walking super fast. Poor woman didn’t evern know she was in a race. Continue reading

26 August 2011 – weather not cooperating

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The rain was teaming down here last night, I thought our little house at the bottom of the hill was going to float away. Commando tells me there’s lots of flooding so I guess that puts paid to my long walk today. Oh well I will do a long session of pump it up and see what else I can fit in. Hopefully the weather will cheer up for the rest of the weekend, although I’m not banking on it. Continue reading

16 August 2011 – going in the wrong direction

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Definitely dark and dingy here on the south coast after such a lovely sunny start yesterday. The weather matches my mood. After couple of weeks being our of control with time off work, Commando’s birthday and lots of eating out the blasted scales are going in the wrong direction. Now is the time to get back on the wagon. Continue reading

struggling – 8 June 2011

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Since I got back from holiday I’ve been struggling to get back on track with food and exercise. You are meant to feel rested after a holiday but I feel worn out. It probably doesn’t help that we have new systems to learn at work. We started using them yesterday afternoon along with the old ones, so now we are running three systems all together which is tough. I thought my head was going to explode at one point. We also had two power cuts in the afternoon which caused mayhem as all three systems went down. The last was a quarter of an hour before we went home and there were people stuck in the lifts when we walked down the stairs from floor eight to get out. Glad that wasn’t me! Continue reading

14 May 2011 – Moonwalk day has arrived

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So the Moonwalk day has finally arrived. We made it to London and checked into the Travel Inn at Putney. This was when I realised I’d forgotten my socks for heavens sake! Luckily, as we were driving to the hotel I’d  seen an M&S and a sports shop close by so we went for a stroll and I now have socks. They’re padded underneath which may prove to be a godsend. We had a quick coffee and seed bar in Pret and I’m now going to try to have a snooze while Commando watches the FA cup final. Can’t wait to meet everyone later… Continue reading

4 May 2011 – not reaching for the biscuits

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Today I will be mostly feeling proud of myself. One of the hardest lessons to learn in this weigh loss journey os how to conquer emotional eating. Last night gave me ample opportunity to practice as everything in my house went pear shaped and I was sitting in the middle of it all feeling fragile to say the least. Continue reading