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A_butterfly_kissI want to walk in the mornings before my trips

I didn’t walk on Wednesday, Thursday and today. Because I have no time to spare for it. But, I will be traveling next Thursday and when I am away I will not be able to exercise. I will still take my trainers with me but it is very unlikely to be able to do it. So, I want to go for my regular morning walks next 5 days before my busy trips. 6 days ago

A_butterfly_kissGiving up on this. Maybe another time!

I have decided not to carry on with this goal. I have other things that I need to focus on right now. Otherwise, this dieting business interferes with all the other things I have to do. I also have to say that I am not sure how I can do this without exercising to the extreme and eating very little. I already eat super healthy because I love healthy food. I should also mention that I walk regularly like 5 times a week. I sometimes walk twice a day.

But, I know that if I want to diet I need to get my body into healthy rhyme. I need to eat at certain times, exercise at certain times etc. And I mustn’t take alcohol, mustn’t eat anything sweet as these hold you back or slows weight loss. Living like this is not possible for me unless dieting is my priority. Which can’t be right now.

Oh another thing I have to mention is that dieting is also difficult when you are in a relationship. I cannot say to him I am on a diet every time he askes me out. We enjoy going out once a week and we have a really good time. Even though I order the healthiest dishes on the menu I still consume alcohol and than I maybe having a desert afterwards.

I am not sure if I will want to add this to my list again but I think I need to remember that I am a healthy size 10 woman. I don’t need to be size 8. Besides, Michael doesn’t like skinny girls :-) 6 days ago

A_butterfly_kissHere is the list I have started to use or recycle

1 – Nail polishes. I guess I have 20 nail polishes. I have separated the winter and summer colours and pulled out the ones are already half so I use them before I start with the new ones.
Since I organised them I have already finished with two. The plan is not buy a new one until I use most of them.

2 – 3 bottles of olive oil to use. I finished with Jamie Oliver’s olive oil. I have half a bottle of opened olive oil to be used and one unopened bottle which I actually look forward to start using it.

3 – My home phone at home in London was playing up so I brought the one I had in my flat in my home country. I have no landline in use there. The phone is in use here now.

To be updated later. 1 week ago

A_butterfly_kissKen Lee, Tulibu dibu douchoooo from Bulgarian Pop Idol :-)

This is not new but still makes me laugh :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQt-h753jHI 1 week ago

A_butterfly_kissVideo 8 - Cardio Burn Workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUS8FUZdGVw 1 week ago

A_butterfly_kissGiving up on this but better luck next time

Unfortunately, I had a very bad start to this week and it got really bad from Monday. So I decided to take it easy and not to carry on with it. I did not exercise today. And went out last night and tonight. It is not too bad though. But it is just not a boot camp. I am okay with it. Better luck next time. 2 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissVideo 7 - 30 Mins Cardio & Core Interval workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO4LDgRoYdQ 2 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissBicycle thieves

I have just purchased this movie for my ipad to watch it during my plane journey in April. I am flying with a chartered airline so no screen no nothing. This will be a good opportunity to use my time on plane and do something enjoyable.

I have also made a list of the foreign movies I want to watch. But, before I buy or rent any I will see if I can borrow any movies from the library for free. 2 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissMonday to Friday plan

Walk 1 hour x 5 days and do cardio workout 3 x next week

No sugar, no alcohol next 5 days. And, want to eat clean. 2 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissFinally, I have started losing weight :-)

I lost 400 grams this week. I am happy with it. I aimed to lose two kilograms in total but once I lose a kilo I don’t think I will carry on with my diet to lose another kilo. Dieting is a hard work. I mean it is a hard work because dieting is a JOB! So, I will be more than happy to be 57kgs and not to try to lose another kilo to be 56kgs.

So, no exercising or dieting today. Instead I will enjoy homemade chicken liver pate with one or two glasses of wine tonight. I will also reward my hard work of exercising and dieting with homemade matcha tea crème brulee. I have never made this before but I will try it this afternoon. I have not been cooking something new for a long time. I miss cooking and look forward to spending sometime in the kitchen this afternoon. 2 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissVideo 6 - 20 minutes Kickboxing Cardio Fat Blast Workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F564qF8p-EU 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissVideo 5 - 30 minutes easy workout video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwXzXpmwFG4 3 weeks ago


This movie made me laugh a lot. I hope you find it funny enough to have a good belly laugh. Even if you don’t you are still going to find it entertaining enough, me thinks ;-) 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissVideo 4 - 15 minutes cardio workout before lunch today

http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/video-15-minute-cardio-blast-workout 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissNo progress so far

I have not lost even a gram yet :-(

But I know what I need to do. I need to add cardio workout to my exercise. Eat at certain times rather than when I get hungry. So, have breakfast at 9, lunch at 12:30 and dinner at 6 on the dot.

Ideally I don’t want to take alcohol and sugar detox until next Saturday too.

This is my new plan for the next week. 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissThis looks delicious

I will try to make this at home soon. Yes, please tell about monjayaki too. 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissSightseers, an English black comedy movie

I watched this movie at home on dvd last night. It was hilarious. I have more to write here about other funny things made me laugh recently. But I will do that another time. But, I had to write about this movie now.

:-) 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissI miss Japan

The food you shared looks delicious. I was watching hairy bikers food show on telly recently. They went to Japan and they had okonomokiyoki. I might have misspelt it though. I want to try to make at home myself. Have you tried this dish before?

ps; hairy bikers are British chefs travel with their motorbikes to the places they want to film 3 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissChickpeas with beef stew

This is a traditional Turkish winter dish. I cooked it tonight but it is for tomorrow night. We’ll have it with either couscous or rice. 4 weeks ago


I want to read this tonight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea 4 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissDafne - World's first opera by Jacopo Peri 1561 - 1633


Daphne Chased by Apollo, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1744.

Dafne is the earliest known work that, by modern standards, could be considered an opera. The libretto by Ottavio Rinuccini survives complete; the mostly-lost music was completed by Jacopo Peri, but at least two of the six surviving fragments are by Jacopo Corsi. Dafne was first performed during Carnival of 1598 (1597 old style) at the Palazzo Corsi.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6r1W1Tu4DM 4 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissWeek 1 overview

This week has really been good and a healthy week. I did stick to my plans and I feel really good about it. I have not lost any weight yet. But I know my metabolism is stubborn. And, I am not in a rush.

I will pretty much do the same next week as my week is as busy as this week and this plan is perfect for a busy week. Work, study, exercise and eat healthy. This is how my week will be like next week. And, I am hoping to see a difference next Sunday. 4 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissBlack holes in space

I was reading one of my new found journalist’s article on the newspaper this morning. now. he is not my new found journalist but I wasn’t a fan of this journalist because of his political views. But recently he had a change of heart about what is right and what is wrong and this reflects his articles and he writes really good and interesting things. He wrote about black holes that was published on National Geography’s March edition on todays newspaper. He combined this article with politics in such a good way it made me think what a good journalist he can be. So, with this in mind he also got my attention to black holes in space. This is what I will be reading now and learn more about these holes.

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough.

Albert Einstein first predicted black holes in 1916 with his general theory of relativity. The term “black hole” was coined in 1967 by American astronomer John Wheeler, and the first one was discovered in 1971.




A video about black holes

Journey into a black hole video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI9CvipHl_c 4 weeks ago

A_butterfly_kissHomemade soups/dinners list

Day 1- Sunday – Chicken, pak choi and buckwheat noodle soup. I will follow this recipe but will not stick to the ingredients of the original recipes but use my own things. http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/chicken-pho

Day 2 & 3 – Asparagus soup

Day 4 & 5 Corn soup 1 month ago

A_butterfly_kissMy new plan:

- Go for a walk first thing in the morning 5 x next week (take the advantage of spring like weather)
- Additionally walk 1/2 hour min. or do yoga 3 x in the evenings next week
- Eat home made soups for dinners until Saturday the 16th of March. I will take the advantage of being very busy next week as I won’t have time to socialise. Plus M will be doing long hours next week and we won’t have time to go out together.
- Sugar detox until Saturday the 16th of March (I will only eat healthy snacks like dried fruit, fresh fruit etc)
- Not to take alcohol until Saturday the 16th of March

I can do this easily. I know that I will feel really good doing this next week. All of these will increase my energy level and my skin will glow by the end of next week.

And, losing a kilo will give an opportunity to recycle some of my old but not old clothings too. I am hoping to wear my beautiful grey suede jacket, a black jacket and 2 pairs of black jeans in two to three weeks time without any struggle. Can’t wait :-) 1 month ago

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