My Grand Design

Lifestyle change by adding exercise, doing changes in eating habits and motivation becoming a routine.

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Fat vs. Muscle

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

After starting the Cambridge Weight plan and telling some of my family and friends that I am doing it, the reactions has been very different. My sister A has been here for me all the time, supporting and motivating me. Yesterday told my mom that I have lost almost 10kg in little over one month and…

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The joy of movement

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Finally I have started exercising more. Walking those 15 000 steps per day is really good, but there are still so many other things that can be done. Like going to the gym. Im starting it easy and trying to go at least three times per week, hopefully seeing some changes in my muscles. I really have…

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Koska me ei olla enää me

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

The topic name is a name of a song from young Finnish female artist and it means because we are no us anymore. Song about time after breakup and when people have moved on. Fits my feelings perfectly.You wake up thinking its February, youre in Helsinki, having a hungover and recent breakup with your…

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Week five weigh in

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

My favourite day again and its called Wednesday. At the same time its the weigh in day, but that is not the reason why it is my favourite day. Its just is. Reason enough. Day at work went in good pace, not too fast, but not too slowly. When it got closer to 5pm, it felt like time went slower, maybe…

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Oxford Street Lush in London

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Yesterday my co-worker L said that I have to visit the legislation office in London again, and who am I to say no. I like going to London, even if Im there only for the morning and not having that much time to do different things. This time I went there little earlier, knew where to go and again…

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Fitbit Flex

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Todays topic is my new toy, Fitbit Flex that I bought last week, but it came today in the post. I have longed for a long time some kind of activity band, so that when going for a walk I would not need my phone with me. My phone is good, but I want to try and be without it.So I started my research…

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The annoyance of everything and…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Another Wednesday. Another weigh in and todays number on the scale was bigger than last weeks. Not motivating. Still no bowel movement, got more of Cambridge fibre from my coach. The laxative did nothing for me. Coach suggested that I should try coffee, maybe that will work for me. Ill give one…

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Unpleasant side effects

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

In this posting Im going to write about about normal body functions that every human being has and some of you might not want to read about, so feel free to skip. Im not going to describe too much, because you do not know too much. Im going to be honest, because this is something that anybody doing…

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Mon Bento

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I love tea. I have so many different kinds of tea, but I still want more. So for me to have a good tea experience, I need to have a good cup, strainer, tea pot and something where to put the strainer so that my tea wont be too strong. Just before moving to UK, I bought a Mon Bento lunch box from a…

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New month, new goals.

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Usually when people start new diet or exercise plan, they tend to do on Monday. Its so easy to say on Friday that Ill start eating healthy and exercising on Monday, so now Ill just go to the grocery store, buy all these things Ill have to give up and eat while I still can. Ive done that in the…

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Week three weigh in

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Wednesday. I think that is a good day for a weigh in. Not on Monday, because in my case I think that my weight would not change just because its Monday. Not on Friday, because after work I want to go straight home and enjoy some time for me, doing everything or nothing, depending on the day. So…

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Sitting at the bottom, looking up

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Today is not a good day. The rain and sad songs are telling that. Dont feel like doing anything, just staying in my own space, drinking tea, trying to forget the hunger that seems to be my constant companion. Ive eaten today, porridge for breakfast and soup for lunch. Im not hungry, but my brain…

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When it rains, it pours

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Today has been the kind of weather that I waited to be when I arrived to UK, exactly one month ago. Whoa! I have been here already for month, but doesnt feel like that. Time really flies when youre having fun.This day has been really normal, but nice. I left earlier from work and when coming home,

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Week two weigh in

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I feel like laughing. Today there was not great surprise and big weight loss. I lost 0,5kg aka 500g. Thats not motivating at all and now I really feel like eating so much junk, but not gonna go there. Its normal that you gain weight when having period and my coach said that usually happens. So now…

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Happy Go Lucky Feelings in the…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Sleeping. That is one of my favorite things, but usually its not that easy for me. Too much or too little, never enough. Well actually last night I slept enough, because I woke up refreshed before the alarm and sun was shining! It really was awesome and I think that was one thing that has my day so…

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Lazy Sunday walk

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Weekends goes so fast. Feels like that is Friday and after blinking once, its Sunday evening. Too fast for me, did not get anything done. I was so tired yesterday, took a nap during the day, which was not a good idea, but could not help it.I skyped yesterday with my sister A, and we talked for…

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Morning in London

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

St James ParkOn Tuesday I was informed that Im going to visit London on Thursday to deliver a document to the Legislation office, wait there until its ready and then collect it. So in the morning taking the train from Reading to London Paddington Station, continuing with the tube taking Bakerloo…

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Week one weigh in

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Thursday, the day that I have been waiting for sometime, because its the first weigh in that Im doing. There has been this feeling that nothing has changed, no loose clothes and now the food cravings are awful. Yesterday I was visiting London, had to take few documents to Legislation office, wait…

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Cravings are killing me!

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Today has been hell! Well maybe not hell, but really close to hell. Quiet day at work and I have only been thinking about different kinds of foods, sweets, pastries AKA everything unhealthy that I would regret immediately after eating. Day begun quite well, woke up later than normally would, but…

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5 days of Cambridge weight plan

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

What? Is today really the fifth of of eating Cambridge products? Where are my hunger cramps, headaches and day dreams about normal food? I have read from so many places that the third and fourth day are the worst, but not for me. For me those days were during the weekend and I can honestly say that…

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Sunday nights thoughts and musings

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Its Sunday, Im laying in my bed and listening songs about change, hopelessness and death. Yeah I know, not a good combination, but those songs got me thinking about all the changes I have wanted to do for a long while. Especially concerning about my own body and how unsatisfied Im with it.Last fall…

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LUSH

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I have an addiction and the addictions name is LUSH. I have written before about the products that I do have and after moving to UK, I have bought more. I wasnt even planning on buying more, but then I walked past the Lush/store here in Reading and I had to look what they have and the rest is…

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LUSH

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Where do my money disappear? Oh yeah, in LUSH stores.

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The routine is starting to build

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Time to write again! There has been so much to do and see, and after the work started, I have been so tired in the evenings, so I havent been updating in more than two weeks, sorry about that.So my work started on the first of July and boy, I was nervous. On the first day, my boss told me to come…

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