Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New for 2011

I'm not one for New years resolutions, mostly because I have broken them all by the end of January, and that pisses me off!
Instead, this year, I'm going to write about things I'd like to accomplish by this time next year.

I'm a WW online member, and therefore I would like to keep up my membership for the year, perhaps a goal weightloss of 1lb per week would be do-able.

I'm not going to go on about joining a gym yadayadayada, because I simply won''s daunting enough joining the Janathon (and I suspect knowing me that something will crop up and I'll not finish this either!!)

I must stop sabotaging my attempts to make better choices. I've managed to quit smoking three times, every time going back on them because I convince myself that the world would be an easier place if I smoked!! Of course it wouldn't!!
I've never been one to see something through to the bitter year I'd like to have at least reached one of my goals.

Apart from the whole of January, when I'm going to be checking in every day....I'll do a weekly update here of how things are going, and a monthly stats/photo for comparisons.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

3 days to go!

So in 3 days time I'll be starting the Janathon. I've charged my ipod and have some funky choons downloaded. I'm looking forward to having something to get me going for a month, and to comment on other peoples blogs too! I'll take my camera with me (I'll HAVE to stop then to take a pic won't I?). Mind you, most of the time it'll be dark because I'll either be running before or after work. I've dusted off my Garmin, but I'll be keeping the route fairly simple so that I can let the dog off for her workout!
I hope evryone else is as excited as me!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010


My love of running seemed to have been lost in the time that we were looking after mum and dad in 2008. Don't get me wrong, I would have looked after them forever because it was an honour to do so, however, working full time, assignment writing and going over to see to mum and dad every night....something had to give.
I looked back over my blogs on 'Fetcheveryone' (great site and saw how much my times were coming down, and how I really did enjoy being able to lace up my trainers and grab the dog for a short run. I loved running with my friend Lal, but to run on my own was bliss. I was accountable to no-one but myself. I could run/walk for times that suited ME.

An entry from my blog went like this:
'Went for a short Bimble with Polly, but Doug had ust made a big pot of tea and I've saved some WW points for a kebab tonight, so I kept it short, but I running now I'm not struggling for breath. I don't know how the hell I managed before I quit smoking.

Running no longer seems like a chore, or something to dread (because it used to hurt my lungs so much....I was on inhalers x2 ) and I get time to relax on my own. I never understood it when people said they loved to run alone, but I would feel a bit put out if anyone joined me at the moment!

I actually look forward to it................OMG! Does this mean I have finally found the bug to be bitten by??'

I have to get that feeling back. I really want to run again.

I STS this week, and have been less than angelic on the food front (still within points allocation, but alot of unfilling crap).