Diet & Lifestyle

Falling Off The Wagon

So much for giving up alcohol, caffeine and sugar. In my defence, the run up to Christmas was never going to be the best time for such substantial lifestyle changes. After all, what is Christmas all about. Surely it’s about overeating, massive commercial consumption and Read More …

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From the Other Side of the Steering Wheel

Today I woke up to some seriously icy conditions. When it comes to getting from A to B, I will cycle in most conditions. But not ice. Today I was going to have to be a driver. To be fair, I gave the bike a Read More …

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Safe as Houses?

Somebody tried to break into my garage a couple of weeks ago. It didn’t really seem that big a deal at the time. We were watching tv and thinking about going to bed when there was an almighty bang on the garage door. We looked Read More …

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The Queen of Quitting Sugar?

A while ago I wrote about giving up some of my favourite things in search of a healthy lifestyle. Time for an update on quitting sugar. Other People’s Opinions When I mention that I am giving up caffeine and alcohol, I get similar reactions from Read More …

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Everything in Moderation?

I have always had an interest in healthy eating and I consider myself to have a pretty good diet. I have spent a fair bit of the past three years losing the ‘baby weight’ and I think I have a good understanding of how to Read More …

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Knowing my limits

I have now reached the age where I say things like “you feel immortal when you are in your teens and twenties”. The age where slight aches and pains make me wonder if I have some dreadful illness. The age where I sometimes look at Read More …

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Keeping up Appearances

Cycling and appearance has been making the news at the moment. Chris Hoy declared in his new GQ style article that: ‘professional cycling gear generally looks awful on pretty much anyone heavier than eight stone and with more than five per cent body aerodynamic fat’ Read More …

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Why having children is like having bikes

Today, I was reflecting on the fact that my bikes were my babies before I had babies. Then it came to me just how many similarities there are between being a mother and being a cyclist. Here is my reasoning: Some days with them are Read More …

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Where the grass is greenest after all

I was on a first aid course today. This meant hubby taking the day off to look after the children. It meant me being child free from 9am-5pm. Similar to what a lot of working parents do several days of the week. I was also Read More …

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Winning the Weight Loss Challenge

I’ve posted a couple of times this year about weight loss and me. About losing weight after pregnancy and about the culinary challenges I now find myself facing. Time for an update and the update is positive. Since New Year, I have lost just over Read More …

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