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SALDAL1's Blogs

First VLOG (video blog)
Friday, October 31, 2014      3 comments

Day 1 Commitment Video Log. To capture where I'm starting from.... Read more
My Fiji Kickstart
Friday, October 31, 2014      2 comments

Last weekend I went to Fiji to celebrate Kaipara's birthday and to kickstart my healthy lifestyle commitment. I knew I would be wishing I was fitter and smaller - and so I went to face the music. This year has been so inconsistent for me, ... Read more
8 Days Tracked
Monday, May 27, 2013      3 comments

This has been an AWESOME week! I have tracked all my food and exercise and today the gym guy reviewed my nutrition. He gave me a couple if pointers ... nothing inspirational but it seems to have had a big effect :) I got home from wor... Read more
Reflecting ones way to Fullness.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      1 comments

Ok ... so I have now completed two days of tracking and decided I needed to adjust my slow weight loss goal as my calorie allowance was too large (1590 - 1920 calories per day). Seeing as I'm investing so much time and money into exercise, its i... Read more
I finally joined a GYM ...
Sunday, May 19, 2013      2 comments

I've been busy the past few weeks, learning new things. But I accept that I really DO still need to track my food as I just get so easily side tracked with over eating when I don't! But the coolest thing is that I have become a member of my... Read more
Tongan Family Holiday Rocked
Monday, May 06, 2013      2 comments

I just got back from a family holiday to Tonga. It was an incredibly special time for my mother (who is Tongan) as it was the first time that her daughters children went to Tonga. We just LOVED it ... Omg the snorkelling was awesome and I had a ... Read more
Ego boost ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      4 comments

I just have to blog about my little ego boost that occurred tonight. I really wanted to go to the pool tonight but I had nobody to go with. So I ate my yummy chicken salad then did my strengths workout. I had bought a new pair of swimming ... Read more
Ace week!
Friday, April 12, 2013      3 comments

Another week without bread and I feel really good! The thing is I haven't noticed any difference with how I actually feel when I eat bread, as I never noticed feeling yucky when I ate a serve of bread ... I feel good because I'm eating so much m... Read more
Bread free week ...
Sunday, April 07, 2013      4 comments

A week without bread has left me feeling really awesome! - Tummy bloating is significantly reduced. - breakfasts are much more interesting (ie, grapes, carrot, boiled egg or protein shake with banana or this morning: mixed salad with baby... Read more
Recalibrating Default Settings
Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

I was talking with my work coach today about how I zone out when I'm home alone after working 12 hour days and being totally focused, upbeat and sociable ... I acknowledged that I tend to be really lethargic when I'm alone. I was excited to tell... Read more
Progress Update
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

Well here we are ... four days into this quarter and I am doing everything as planned. - Tracking everyday CHECK - Cardio everyday CHECK - Strengths training re-established CHECK Yesterday I left work (on time, instead of working late... Read more
Nature Walks ROCK!
Sunday, March 31, 2013      1 comments

I've always loved nature walks, but I've only done one since moving to Auckland (7 years ago!) because I walk to and from work every workday. After having such a lazy weekend, I completed my quarterly health review yesterday and I decided to go ... Read more
I love AHA moments
Thursday, March 14, 2013      4 comments

I've been struggling lately, and I've been overeating and not doing my strengths training. But I HAVE been walking to and from work everyday and so I haven't put on too much weight. But the plateau was annoying and today I get to the end of a ma... Read more
Annual Review
Saturday, January 26, 2013      6 comments

Its been one year since I started my commitment to improving my health and wellbeing. One year ago I was full of pain and self loathing ... and Spark People gave me HOPE for a better year ... I knew I just had to genuinely commit. Because o... Read more
Naked for a Day
Saturday, January 19, 2013      4 comments

I know this sounds kinky ... but today I am spending the day naked! (And I'm not in bed). Thats right ... a luxury of living alone and not having to go out anywhere, is that you can do as you please! A friend of mine suggested I try this, a... Read more

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