lessons learned so far

lessons learned so far

It’s been just over a week since I started doing the daily walk, and will soon be two weeks since I first emailed Britt with my marathon suggestion (or, as I call it, major brain meltdown). In all honesty I’ve had no real issues at all, I put this down to 2 things; firstly I’m […]

Jan 31 2012: Where Did January Go?

Jan 31 2012: Where Did January Go?

4am wake-up today. Was in bed not long after 10pm last night, so no surprise I was awake early! Cooler (18 degrees) and windy out this morning. Food: Breakfast: 1 cup of cereal (Just Right), skim milk (before walk) After Walk: 1 slice dry wholemeal toast with vegemite Snack for mid-morning and mid-afternoon: ‘Nuts n […]

eating is so hard sometimes

eating is so hard sometimes

An issue that’s slapped me firmly on the chops this week is the issue of eating healthily; not just “cutting down” and eating low fat food, I’m talking about the bigger issue of consuming enough food to keep the system ticking over, and getting the balance right. the monk bought lunch This Doors lyric has […]

the one thing you must have

the one thing you must have

If you’ve decided to make life changes, whether that’s lifestyle, starting a business, changing career path, giving up smoking etc., there’s one VITAL ingredient that you will need; support. involve your nearest and dearest Whether you’re married, co-habiting, single, living with parents, house-sharing, flat-sharing, or any other living arrangements you can think of, getting your […]

Jan 30 2012: Monday, Monday

Jan 30 2012: Monday, Monday

Woke up about 3:15 this morning and deliberately went back to sleep. Getting up at 3:15 would have been silly! Woke again at 4:30 – perfect! At the first sound of me stirring, the dog came into the room just to make sure I was up and ready to take her for a walk lol. […]

this is a guilt-free zone

this is a guilt-free zone

Not having been raised as a Catholic, I don’t tend to do much of a guilt thing – however it’s clearly an issue that can rear its head from time to time for anyone changing habits, lifestyle and so on. There’s always a danger that a small deviation from things can trigger feelings of guilt, […]

Jan 29 2012: Easy Like Sunday Morning

Jan 29 2012: Easy Like Sunday Morning

Woke up about 4:45am feeling a little thirsty – the alcohol consumed at the family dinner last night would have contributed to that. Having said that, it wasn’t a raging thirst and I didn’t have any real sense of having over-indulged. Food: 1 WW single point mini bacon muffin thingy to help kick the system […]

water, water, everywhere

water, water, everywhere

I have a long-standing non-relationship with water. I mostly drink tea, coffee, fizzy cool drink, cordial, beer, wine, spirits, milk, hot chocolate etc. etc. A while back I did start getting into the habit of buying a bottle of water with my morning coffee, so that’s a typical 600ml per day water intake. water is […]

feedback from the trainer

feedback from the trainer

I’ve had some great feedback from Britt in relation to what I am eating, so I thought it would be useful to paste it into a blog entry for everyone’s benefit. Incidentally, the journal reflects actual food intake so of the options, it’s more likely that I am about to feel crappy. In any case […]

Jan 28 2012: Outside The Wall

Jan 28 2012: Outside The Wall

So I was wondering what would happen today, given that by the time we got home from the show etc. it was close to half past midnight before I got to bed. Amazingly I woke up at 4:30am! So I figured I’d go out for a walk (thus not breaking the habit) and then back […]