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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Preamble to this is: -
Iíve been horribly busy getting my little house in the country ready for letting Ė needs must and all that. Blush to say that Ė busy as Iíve been - I managed to forget it was my youngest grandsonís 5th birthday yesterday. I remembered just in time to get a present and visit for birthday tea 50 odd miles away. By the time I got back to the cottage it was early evening and I was exhausted so ate supper and got into bed very early.
Result was:
Decided I'd try to track the last few daysí food in bed on my tablet, pushed by an exchange a day or so ago with the wiser and better Sparker, NEW-CAZ, running round my head. She was kind but not really impressed that ĎI had no time for tracking food.í SO Ė it was done from memory and therefore inaccurate in one direction or another - but still HORRENDOUS! Well over my limit, tho didn't include calories burned because I really can't estimate.
The scales here weigh differently from those at home, so won't depress myself by stepping on them but have noticed that my jeans are getting pretty tight. Warning bells galore!!!

Today is a new day and thanks to Caz, in the first instance, I'm setting out with a better attitude and taking care of my own needs and food intake as well as my house letting activities.

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C-SPARK 9/9/2014 11:27PM

    Well, you did remember and that is the main thing! You must remember to track that food...very important. I just downloaded then spark app on my tablet. I have added every food I eat and made sure the information on it is correct...calories, etc. Every time I eat anything, I take the package, etc right to the computer and add it in. Save it to favorites if I eat it often. Have done that everyday for 4 years now and it works! Has at least kept me from gaining any of my weight back! Now I need to learn to eat less and exercise more..getting bad about that lately. So don't feel bad!
Don't work to hard, take much needed rests when you need it! Thank you for the goodie and nice note. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/3/2014 8:07AM

    LOL I wasn't unimpressed, just knew you had your hands full emoticon and I knew you'd been burning calories preping your rental home and was trying to tell you not to worry too much.
Must have got lost in translation emoticon

But having said that, now you are tracking you'll be able to ease that tightness in no time- you know it works everytime emoticon

Hope you get time to make up for the missed BD for your GS. Sure he understands Gran's been busy.

Hope now you have some time to track you also have time to pamper after all your toils emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

p,s I am not wiser or better hun emoticon

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Another unusual storm - for us here in the UK

Monday, July 28, 2014

The photo below, sent to me by a friend just now, is of one of our local train stations after a very fierce early morning storm - two hours of massive thunder and lightening with torrential rain and huge hail stones that settled like snow. The street cleaners were out early clearing all sorts of debris from the roads. The firemen, too, were pumping out sewers and basements.
So this morning there are few buses and NO trains at all due to flooding. Loads of fun. I assume that in other countries, where this sort of thing is common, there are measures already in place. Here in the UK we're going to have to start taking precautions too.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/2/2014 8:42PM

    Yikes! That was some storm! Hope the waters recede quickly! We seem to be getting more severe ones here too! Take care! Hugs

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EVIE4NOW 7/28/2014 5:56AM

  Wow, what a mess. Our weather here in central USA seems to get stranger and stranger too. Results of global warming?

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ROX525 7/28/2014 5:46AM

    A lot of flooding from yesterday due to the flash floods here in Ohio. It also stormed most of the night. Will be turning on the news shortly. Stay safe. This weather seems to be getting crazier and crazier.

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 5:27AM

    oh Lord! Flash flooding is fast becoming the norm............I wonder how long it will take councils to wake up to this emoticon emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/28/2014 5:23AM

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One good thing - one not so much

Monday, July 28, 2014

The good thng is that I havent weighed since the end of June due to various domestic upheavals but I was resolved to do so this morning. Was delighted to find two pounds gone. I salute Spark for helping me to establish the good habits that seem to be entrenched even when I have my eye off the ball.
Sadly I won't reach my goal of being at the very top of my healthy BMI by the end of this month. Twelve pounds to go for that but I'll get there.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/2/2014 8:45PM

    Congrats! Well done Sonia!! I know you will get there to that healthy BMI and lose that 12 pounds! Whoohoo! Active- Aggressive August will get us on our way!! We can do it! Hugs

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ROX525 7/28/2014 5:42AM

    Good for you losing 2 lbs. in spite life's challenges. Keep up the great work and you will reach your goal. You are so close.

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/28/2014 5:30AM

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MARYJOANNA 7/28/2014 5:13AM

  You lost weight and that is what counts.

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 5:10AM

    emoticon Considering all you've had to contend with recently you've still kept to track........and been rewarded.
I still maintain that SP teaches you the golden rules and HOW to apply them where many other renowned "slimming clubs" don't.
Once learned those lessons don't leave you- you've proved that.

Hopefully once your concerns are addressed you can refocus on you (you are such a great friend and support to all in your world and ALWAYS put the first, and I love that about you!!).
12 pounds will be a walk in the park for you emoticon emoticon it's doable in 2 months!

Hope your week goes well Sonia emoticon emoticon

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Summer Solstice plus 1

Monday, June 23, 2014

I've been pretty much out of action for most of this month so far. I thought I had a bad a migraine - the likes of which I had never experienced - and it may have been the case but I've also had a very unpleasant viral infection which either caused the extreme head pain or was running parallel. I certainly had very swollen glands, all sorts of aches and pains and extreme lack of energy. I certainly wasn't interested in food but also it was too painful to do much exercise until last week. Hence a weight gain of 2 pounds which I found this morning has now disappeared again presumably due to a lot of running about once I felt up to it and some decorating that I was behind with. I find gains and losses a mystery sometimes but guess I have to take them in my stride.

Due to the decorating I sadly missed a Solstice party on the beach in a neighbouring seaside town, but I made up for it last night - sharing some time on the beach here in Brighton where I live with some friends and a beautiful sunset. Not done justice by my camera I have to add.

So I'm hoping to be on my Spark way again now everything has cleared up.

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NEW-CAZ 6/24/2014 2:38AM

    Hi Sonia emoticon
So pleased you're feeling better, I know how worried you were when you were feeling so lousy.
Glad you got to make it to the beach last night and have some fun time.
I have to say the sky was equally spectacular here, they say cameras never lie but they don't express the colours as well as your eyes capture do they.

We're off to the open air Cliff Hotel restaurant for Jackie and Steve's last night and I hope it stays dry and we have another spectacular sunset to capture on film.

Will chat soon, but for now got "stuff to do"..........SOZ

Muchy stuff emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 6/24/2014 1:01AM

    The sunset looks like a painting...so pretty!!
You know, I had a similar virus, than I had to take antibiotics for earlier, which started with a really BAD headache and my head felt like it was going to implode. Then it went down in my neck and I was just so sick. Went to the Dr. and she gave me the meds. Sinus infection...but, it took me awhile to feel better. But, I think it was something else after that after the antibiotics stopped. Really weird! Just like you felt too! I have heard others speak of the same virus, so I figured I must have picked it up at the Dr.'s when I went for the sinus infection. I am glad you are better & was able to party on the beach! Thank you for stopping by! The winner of the photo contest will be announced on Aug. 7..voting continues through 7/13, if you want to vote. emoticon emoticon

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Migraines - can anyone advise?

Monday, June 02, 2014

Iíve been laid up for four days with a massive migraine Ė well I think thatís what it was. Iíve always had mini migraines that just involved the visual disturbance but didnít interrupt my life in any other way. I know a lot of people are regularly confined to bed for several days unable to move their heads. Iíve counted myself lucky but now I know what itís like. My wish for today is to make it to the kitchen without dizziness and nausea.
The reason for this blog is to ask if any Sparkers can give me any tips on how to avoid migraines and how to alleviate them when they arrive. I would be most grateful.

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PURPLE0906 7/28/2014 6:21AM

    So sorry about the migraines. I know a couple of people who have had really bad ones and they were treated with caffeine.
Hope you are feeling better!!


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MEDDYPEDDY 6/21/2014 4:10AM

    I have tried to track what and why - had the idea that it was due to drinking too little or eating chocolate or being very stressed or... and I really canīt find any common reason for my migraines.

That has been completely absent for a year now, have no idea why. I was released from migraines after giving borth and I had no migraines during cancer treatment either or afterwards. And what you describe was a very long time ago - nowadays my migraines has been very mild, I have not puked and I have been ble to get up. Befor the only possibility was to stay in bed and wait - and when I finally was able to get up I crace a lot of fluid - sugeraed tea mith hard fried very salty bacon...

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1BEACHWALKER 6/3/2014 12:30AM

    Nothing seems to help me when I get them. From medicine to massage, to laying down to sitting up. I sympathise. I do know though that once I started and kept up with my chiropractic visits, it kept them at bay. When I stop going or slack off going to those appointments of at least once a month, they start to come back. They start in my neck and work their way up my head. I do believe the neck being out of place may be what is wrong. Ever been to a chiropractor? My Mom and sister get bad ones too. Nothing helps them either, just rest and dark room. I kept telling them to go to a chiropractor and they wouldn't listen. Never hurts to try in my opinion, especially if you get them all the time. Hope you feel better soon. Oh, Excedrin used to be my medicine of choice for headaches and it used to work, if you took it early. But, I am allergic to nsaids now. emoticon emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 6/2/2014 9:18PM

    Sorry, no idea about migranes. Hope that you feel better soon.

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NEW-CAZ 6/2/2014 11:22AM

    Sonia, poor you, migraines are nasty and the nausea can drag you down.
The only thing that worked for me was cold flannels across my forehead, a dark room and eat little and often for the nausea.
Touchwood I've not had one for YEARS but you have my sympathy.
Hope you feel brighter now! emoticon

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