The dress fits once more. I reached a milestone today. Finally, I can enjoy wearing this beautiful dress again, after 7 weeks of intermittent fasting and exercise to shed the 10 excess kilos that have crept on over the past 2 years. Today I'm 70.1kg, down from 74.6kg at the start of these concerted efforts. … Continue reading Bittersweet
It was another perfect Brisbane day and the girls and I were enjoying mum and dad's pool. They had been playing pretty nicely up to that point, which was a welcome relief. I've become so tired of the bickering and button pushing. Lately they've taken their competitiveness to a new level, especially if they're with … Continue reading Sisterly…love?
I ran 6 out of seven days that week, and evened that out by liberally drinking wine with Chab 5 out of 7 nights.
Looking angelic, five minutes before the spectacular meltdown as Reina's ice cream dripped and drooped over her cone, hands, dress, and somehow all over her face, much faster than she could consume it. A new rule was born: cups only! After 6 deliciously relaxing days away at the coast en famille, I am feeling ever … Continue reading My Perfectly Wonderful, Ungrateful Kids
I'll have whatever they're having, thanks. A couple of days ago I wrote about my deep appreciation for the apparently 'little' things people do that actually are not so little, but rather represent great love- and affection. I have always been an affectionate person. My nickname in the lower years of high school was "Huggy … Continue reading On Showing Affection
The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.John Kabat-Zinn Habits. Rituals. Traditions. They shape our lives and form our identity- and vice versa, according to habits expert (who knew there was such a thing!) James Clear in his fantastic read "Atomic Habits". I cannot recommend it highly enough. Do your future self a favour … Continue reading It’s the Little Things
...and all is well! Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova on Pexels.com Four weeks ago I weighed 74.6kg, BMI 'overweight'. A week ago I still weighed 73.5kg, which I weighed at week 2. This was in spite of 3 weeks of 4:3 (4 "feast" ie normal eating days, 3 "fasting" days of 500-800 calories), 14 workouts (mostly … Continue reading 4 Weeks of Intermittent Fasting…
At 7:42 this morning, I reversed hurriedly down the driveway, two gorgeous crazy making girls in the back, one who almost forgot to bring her shoes, AGAIN. It is the exact latest possible time we can leave home to get to school with a chance of making it to the turning circle before they close … Continue reading Turning Circle Rage- a symptom not the cause
I wrote my 2 week intermittent fasting report card a couple of days ago, because I want to keep a record of progress reports that involve facts and figures. But it wasn't the blog I really wanted to write. Every time I find myself naked in front of the bathroom mirror as I prepare for … Continue reading I Am Not My Body
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom on Pexels.com Two weeks ago I embarked on Michael Mosley's intermittent fasting program, eating normally (around 2000 calories) most of the time with a few fasting days (800 calories) thrown in. Typically it's 5 "feast" days and 2 fasting days, but succumbing to my innate tendency to 'go hard or go … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting- 2 Week Report Card