Category Archives: weight loss

It’s all gone to pot (belly)!

Back in April I decided to ditch my low carb diet.  I started it in October 2015. I felt lots of benefits from giving up sugar. Not being hungry all the time. No hypoglycaemic crashes and a pleasing fat loss (5% … Continue reading

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Just when you least expect it…..

A really good run! I just set off slow and steady and kept going. OK the first mile was downhill all the way, but I ran almost all of it. I often end up having a little walk break even … Continue reading

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Not doing MAF

About this time last year I started to experiment with the maffetone method. That is running to a heartrate of (180 – age) and eating a diet with low carbs and low refined foods. The diet also emphasises a low … Continue reading

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How do YOU ride the roller coaster?

Apologies if anyone has missed me over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been awol. I’ve been away for a few days, both social and work, then a short week to recover and get all my chores done before having … Continue reading

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Goals not gaols 2017

I’ve never been great at spelling. I like to think that it’s my way of expressing my creativity, or possibly rebelliousness, instead of sticking to some arcane set of rules of how many ‘m’s and ‘t’s go into words like … Continue reading

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2016 review

What a year! I don’t suppose I’ll ever get over the fact that 2016 was the year I had a ‘nervous breakdown’ but I’m going to re brand it as the year of ‘personal growth and learning’. So having dispatched … Continue reading

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One size fits all…?

This is sort of a follow on from my last post about learning to run and how the standard advice didn’t really work for me. Obviously there are going to be people for whom it doesn’t work, there are very … Continue reading

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Learning to run.

Do you remember learning to run? I don’t mean as a kiddie, but as a sport, hobby or pastime? Was taking up running a purposeful effort for you, rather than a continuation of a lifetime habit? If so you will … Continue reading

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I name this treadmill…..🍾

We had our first snow yesterday. Just a dusting left on the hills this morning, with 30% chance of snow today. If the treadmill going to be a big part of my life surely it deserves a name? Everyone else … Continue reading

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milestones.

What a lovely day – and it isn’t even 8 am yet! It’s Monday and I’m not at work. I’ve taken a day off to be with my son. We don’t get enough annual leave to take all the school … Continue reading

Posted in back pain, balance, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, holidays, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, muscle building, My fitness pal, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, reading, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, time management, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 22 Comments