me-lost a bit of weight here but i have lost more since this was taken 4 months ago
Hello my name is Katie. I live in East Kilbride-Scotland but was born in Canada, I am 47 years old and was widowed 17 years ago after my first husband David was killed in an accident 6 months after we where married, I met my second husband Paul and we married three years later in 2002 but August 2009 he left me for someone else, my scrap booking, card making and incredimail are pulling me through it but I am still hurting but hopefully things will be sorted out and I can get on with my life.
I also like swimming, puzzle books and spending time with friends and family. My Divorce is now finalised and although I feel very lonely I know I am better off with out him. Although I am a complete beginner I am enjoying the card making and scrap booking. I have also been using incredimail now for about 10 years and creating about 8 and I love it and it has really helped me through this horrible time. I know what to tackle the third I have never been able to conquer and that's my weight and fitness, I have PCOS too which makes it harder. Its me time now and I want to be fitter, healthier and slimmer and who knows might find love again.
I like anything cute, Hello Kitty, Forever Friends Bears, Dolphins, Disney, Alex O`Loughlin, Lucas Bryant. American TV
update-25/09/2016- I looked after my mum who has dementia/alzhimers-for over 5 years but two years ago we had to make the decision to put her in a home as i could no longer cover her needs and also my health wasnt good. I had major surgery to remove a stricture on my bowel its been an ordeal but i am slowly recovering in the two and half years i have manage to lose quite a bit of weight which is always good .
I have also met someone and so far so good. Its early days but we are enjoying each others company, good to have someone to go out with and he treats me well
Its time to be the person i have always wanted to be
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| Pounds lost: 105.0
I see you are a Virgo, so I did a chart for u. I don't know if ur Moon sign is Cancer or Leo since the sign changed that day.
The Virgo child is born to a mother who is not happy with the money the father makes. He is rather a passive man, and the mother is a critical person. The Virgo child learns to be critical to protect herself and take attention off of her faults. She really is a lovely, caring person, but uses carping to deflect criticism. She can have a weight problem if she doesn't work at it, as she can use food for comfort, but in truth she isn't meant to be fat at all since Virgo rules the sixth House of Health. She loves to teach others how to be healthy and makes a good doctor or nurse. She is the "person behind the scenes" as she doesn't like center stage. Virgo has few children. Her health issues are her bowels. She gets along with Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces, Cancer and some times Scorpio, but he is controlling and secretive.
Sun is in 14 Degrees Virgo.
Extremely careful and cautious by nature, you value neatness and order above all else. You rigorously practice very high standards of living and conduct and you demand the same of everyone with whom you come into contact. At times, you are so supercritical that you are merely nit-picky. You are very good at practical skills and quite handy with tools of all kinds. You are also greatly concerned with hygiene, cleanliness and personal health problems. Very likely your health is much better than you think it is -- don't worry so much! Extremely methodical and analytical, you are a perfectionist -- this makes you the perfect person to carry out highly detailed, precise operations. But, at times, you pay so much attention to details that you lose sight of the larger issues.
Mercury is in 11 Degrees Libra.
You are known for not jumping to conclusions about things. You tend to weigh all possible choices very carefully before making a decision. When in the slightest amount of doubt, you will compromise rather than ruffle any feathers. You are a true raconteur of culture and taste -- your ideas and opinions are neat, elegant and refined. A born diplomat, you dislike discord so much that you will go out of your way to make others feel comfortable and at ease. You speak softly and pleasantly.
Venus is in 11 Degrees Leo.
You have a striking, regal appearance and demeanor that attracts others to you. Your friendship is highly sought and you tend to take friendships quite seriously -- you remain loyal and true to those to whom you are attached. For you, love is mixed with pride and respect. Relationships are over when you lose respect for your partner. Be careful of a tendency to relate only to those who make you look good -- the powerful, important and influential. This can lead to arrogance and selfishness, and neither of these qualities becomes you.
Mars is in 22 Degrees Sagittarius.
Your every action is motivated by high moral standards and ideals. You will work very hard to improve the lot of the world at large, but you demand action about it -- you do not like to just sit around and talk about doing it in an abstract manner. You like to be where the real action is. You resist mightily any attempts to limit your freedom and you will assist anyone who feels put down and restricted. You are extremely restless by nature -- physical exercise is very important to you if you would maintain your health.
Jupiter is in 09 Degrees Libra.
You are generally good at balancing opinions and judging issues, but you tend to be indecisive when it comes to making up your own mind. You are objective and quite concerned with fair play and justice. But, when it comes to yourself, you are so aware that whatever you do might upset the apple cart that you often choose to compromise rather than do anything that might make you lonely or vulnerable. Relationships are very important to you -- you learn about yourself and grow through observing yourself interacting with others. Your aesthetic tastes are refined, but expansive and expensive.
Saturn is in 08 Degrees Taurus.
Complete freedom of choice makes you ill at ease. You must have a firm, ordered, secure foundation in your life in order to feel comfortable. You do not adapt easily and tend to fear the new and untried. You constantly fear that you do not have enough (love, property, material things, etc.) and this makes you tend toward being selfish, withdrawn and stingy. If you try to surround yourself with supportive people in your environment, you will become more emotionally self-supporting.
1347 days ago
Welcome to the PCOS & Losing Weight Team! I hope that by being a part of this team, you will receive all of the support that you need!
Best of luck in reaching your goals! You are worth it and you can do it!
~ Kay from www.goaloflosing.com
Co-Leader of PCOS & Losing Weight
1724 days ago
So happy to see you back on SP!! Take it one day at a time -- one step at a time -- and you'll see the new, healthy Katie emerge!!
1725 days ago
Katie -- wanted to say hi. Hope you're doing well.
1755 days ago
Hi Katie hope you are keeping well. I used to live in East Kilbride (the first 36 years of my life, barring University) and have been living in Southside Glasgow the last 6. I actually joined here in 2008 and promptly forgot all about it, but I checked the scales today and at 252 lbs realised some action had to be taken! So I've just bought lots of healthy things, brown rice, shredded wheat etc in a big online grocery shop as a sign of my new intentions. I hope you are still planning on taking the Sparkpeople journey (or coming back to it, if you've been away for a while) and I wish you all the best. Anyway I was just searching for Glasgow posts and yours came up so I thought I'd say hi * waves *
1920 days ago