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A week without sugar
Last year started off well for us. We started eating better but things got stressful and we turned to food (I think others can relate). It wasn't long before we were eating junk food every day - cookies, candies, donuts etc.
Then came Decem... Read more
2013 - the year in review
It has been an interesting year for me. I had a net weight gain of 50 grams. That sounds pretty good except I had lost 4 kilos early in the year and gained it all back in the past 4 or 5 months.
It wasn't all bad, though. Exercise has becom... Read more
Junk food addict goes cold turkey
Yesterday we finished off the rest of the unhealthy food we had left in the house. There is no more cake, no cookies, no nuts or candy or chocolate or mince tarts. The last of it was downed after dinner last night.
We had originally talked ... Read more
A New Year, A New Me!
I will be so glad when the holidays are over. I am tired of eating. Our house is full of food and I am gaining weight at an alarming rate. I told my husband that I am done with the junk food as of Jan 1st.
I feel like we have to have all of... Read more
A New Year, A New Me!
Well, it's coming up to the end of the year. I started the year at about 61 kilos. During the year, I lost 4 and have regained every bit of it back. It's been a tough year for us and we don't drink much or do drugs - food is our drug of choice.
... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 13 and 30 Day Arm Challenge - Day 2
Things are getting tough with the ab challenge. Today was 60 sit-ups, 85 crunches, 40 leg raises and a 50 second plank.
I'm still finding with the sit-ups I need to anchor my feet under a chair although I am trying now to use more of my ab... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 10 - Revisited
After a few days off with an abdominal pull, I am back to the Challenge!
Today I have broken up the exercises (50 sit-ups, 50 crunches, 30 leg raises (ouch) and a 38 sec plank into 4 sessions (except the plank).
The muscles are feeling... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 10
Well, my body has forced me to stop for a while. I pulled an abdominal muscle doing sit-ups. I thought I could work through it but it was getting worse and I worried about a tear. So, I'm sidelined for a few days. I'll start back when the muscle... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 9
Even splitting up the exercises, this is getting tough. However, I am determined to see this through. It doesn't help that I yesterday was a terrible day with food. My husband is a beanpole that can eat anything and he loves junk food. It's very... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 7
Yesterday was Day 7 of the ab challenge - 40 sit-ups, 20 crunches, 20 leg raises and a 30 second plank.
I am finding that, although difficult, each progressive day does not feel that much more difficult than the day before. I assume that me... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 5
Day 5 of the ab challenge was a bit tough. For the first time I split the exercises into two - sit-ups (30) and crunches (12) then later in the day leg raises (12) and plank (20 seconds). This was definitely more comfortable and I will continue ... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 4
Day 4 was a rest day and I needed it. I really felt my abs after day 3 - not to the point where it was painful but definitely uncomfortable. Hopefully, the rest day will allow my muscles to repair enough that Day 5 won't be too bad.... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 3
Yesterday was Day 3 of the Ab Challenge. It is definitely starting to get tough and I am definitely starting to hate the leg raises. Day 3 is - 25 sit-ups, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises and a 15 second plank.... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 2
Yesterday I wrote about my first day with the 30 Day AB Challenge which I didn't find difficult at all. I assumed it would take a week before I started to feel anything. I was quite wrong about that. Day 2 entailed - 20 sit-ups, 8 crunches, 8 le... Read more
30 Day Ab Challenge - Day 1
I came across the 30 Day Ab Challenge in my Internet travels the other day. Every day you do so many - sit-ups, crunches, leg raises and plank (was not aware of this one). Yesterday was day 1 which was - 15 sit-ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises and ... Read more