Archive for weight loss

In praise of Parkrun … and in search of motivation

I’m a bit of a Parkrun convert and I ran my 6th Cleveland Parkrun today. When Parkrun first came on my radar I thought that maybe it wasn’t serious running so I wasn’t interested, but obviously that’s rubbish. Now like so many others I’m hooked, and I’ve shuffled my schedule to be able to fit […]

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Food Fads, FODMAP and more Running

The idea that you are what you eat has come under fire in recent times. Fat is no longer (always) the enemy, nor are carbs, and upping protein at the expense of good quality carbs is not, it seems, always the best idea. Diets like Paleo have been copping a lot of flak, and you […]

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Gym swings, food facts and more kilometres run …

Until yesterday I was almost convinced I was about to change my gym. But lying in bed last night I had second thoughts. Part of the appeal was undoubtedly the thrill of something new – a new gym, a new routine. But a new routine isn’t new for long. So then I started to think […]

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Tracking Tuesday – Gym Day!

I’m trying out a new gym just now, Lifestyle Health Clubs, at Cornubia (which I just found out is the Latin name for Cornwall – thanks Wikipedia) in Logan – a suburb next to mine. I got a flyer in the mail for a great deal they’ve got on till the end of August – […]

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Keeping track to stay on track

There’s nothing like the Monday weigh in after a great holiday to focus the mind on better eating and prompt a renewed commitment to a consistent training routine. But just to make this Monday a little different from every other Monday where I’ve found myself enthusiastically committing to a regime of 1000 calories and three […]

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Half Marathon Training Update

Juggling a busy job and an aggressive training regime can be difficult and send you quickly running back to the drawing board (or your old running logs in my case) for a bit of a rethink when it all starts to get a bit much and you’re waking up at your desk with your face […]

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Central Coast (HM) or Bust!

There’s nothing like a poorly executed marathon followed quickly by the onset of winter to knock the wind out of your training (and blogging) sails. And so it was that in April this year, having toughed out the Canberra marathon to scrape a sub 4 hour finish instead of the hoped for 3:30 I hid […]

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Low Calorie Banana Bread Recipe

I found this banana bread recipe on a random internet search ages ago. Since a big slab of coffee shop banana bread is about 400 calories then this looks modest in comparison … and I still get to have banana bread  – of sorts :). Am hoping to cook up a batch on the weekend […]

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Food glorious food (part two) – don’t mention the D-word

One thing at the heart of any successful weight loss is behavioural change. For me the last couple of months have seen a lot of behavioural change – both physical and psychological. As I touched on in my last blog post, as a serial exerciser with a poor self-image I could never quite get my […]

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Food glorious food (part one) – A bit of scene setting

I’ve had to manage my weight for virtually all of my adult life. In my early twenties I gave up smoking and the weight crept on. So I took up aerobics. Back then we were still wearing our leotards on the outside of our Lycra shorts – think Jane Fonda workout with a bit less […]

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