5 is the Magic Number

The bittersweet undertones of the number five could not be underestimated last week. Five challenges I’d wiped the floor with, the buzz of success muted by the scales being 5 lbs heavier last Sunday. A celebratory consequence of doing so bloody well – out popped the bad habits. Thankfully, a week of redemption later, the…

The Chocolate Cake Hangover

Last night I had a little visitor. Perched on my shoulder, he whispered sinful nothings into my ear. I have non-affectionately named him the ‘Chocolate Cake Devil’ and in the weak moments of a late Sunday evening, his words of sabotaged encouragement did evil and I caved in. ‘Just one little forkful won’t hurt’. ‘Go…

The Strange Symptoms Continue

Peering at me through quizzical eyes, after my third affirmation that there is no wine in the house, eventual realisation mists over her irises – I am actually being serious. A Friday night of socialising, after a long week of work, and I’m not drinking. Thankful for supportive friends, if there had been wine in…

Doctor, Doctor – Something Strange is Happening to me

1 week into my 8 Week Whole Body Makeover, something very strange is happening to me. Off I trotted on a kebab run errand for Mr T, willing my willpower not to fail me. As I stood amidst the luscious greasy meat smells of the kebab shop, I suddenly realised something. I had no desire…

A little sprinkling of Disney Magic – Challenge #1

I‘m aching all over. I’ve lost my body weight in sweat. I can’t physically keep my eyes open. I’m all Disneyed out. Disneyland Paris has officially finished me off! But my face aches from all the smiles and laughter and my son had the best holiday ever. Challenge #1 is complete. I’ve been pass-ported back…

Out with the old ….

The new and improved 101 challenge list is in town, but we shouldn’t forget the old and miss a chance for a stroll down memory lane. Reflecting on my old list from 2014, it became apparent that I’d inadvertently scored a few more personal goals over the last few years. So here’s the unwitting final…

The Challenge Commences

Many moons ago …. back in 2014 …. I set myself a challenge. Or rather I set myself 101 challenges, to complete in 1001 days (if you are interested in the old challenge list, you can check it out here). I suspect the giddy anticipation of a ‘New Year’ version of myself went to my…