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Week 137...

Saturday, September 20, 2014


From reading a few blogs this week it seems most people are feeling nostalgic about how they are doing and looking back over the time they have spent on SP, whether it is diet or exercise or feelings or how their clothes fit, there is a common theme.

I'm not sure if it is the change of season coming or the blogs but I'm joining in.

Two years ago I couldn't:-

Sleep on my back
Reach my feet
Go a day with out pain killers
Put my hands behind my back and touch my fingers
Find a pair of shoes to fit me
Find clothes in the 'normal' stores--I bought online or at plus size stores or had clothes made
Kneel down on the floor
If I did I couldn't get up again
Breathe while I slept I had sleep apnoea
Exercise without chest pains
Do up my bra without three extensions to reach across my back
Wear a blouse as my neck was so big I couldn't do up the buttons
Get my 'big' arms into most sleeves
Sleep without bandaging my hands that were painful with carpel tunnel syndrome

...and the list goes on...

nowadays I :-

- don't snore
- sleep however I want
-My neck is smaller than my head :)
- can reach my hands behind my back and interlink my fingers
-wear DD's xs cardigan and my arms fit
-buy in stores where the sizes are smaller
-can see the veins and arteries in my hands and they are raised (I still get a good feeling just looking at them :) )

So many great things have happened in this time and I am so grateful to have finally found the key for me to work at losing the excess fat and being stronger and healthier and SO MUCH happier every day.

The changes have taken place inside as well as out, I have had to look at myself and find out why I over eat etc, this has been at times a pleasure and a torment but I feel stronger from doing it.

My choices at meal times have changed so much, I really look forward to planning what I'll eat rather than just 'stuffing down as much as I could' !!!!

Thanks have to go to all those people who have supported me with kind words and 'likes' and answers to HELP emails and blogs. I makes me feel part of the greater good.

Another small loss this week... so happy... as it is all adding up to a BIG loss.

TAKE THE TIME TO 'SMELL' YOUR 'ROSES' THIS WEEK and enjoy your journey.


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IDICEM 9/21/2014 10:32AM

  Congratulations on such wonderful progress!!

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KIWIANN 9/21/2014 8:47AM

    What amazing progress and such a smart idea to take the time to write it all out!
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Week 136... Oops Nearly Forgot to Blog...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hey there,

What a lovely weekend I've had...worn out now but happy.

Saturday: I met my BFF at a Chocolate Factory, and we had coffee and caught up after not seeing each other for a year. It was my fault- no car, no rides, my back has been so bad for a year and the time just went.
But it was like we had just been apart for a week and we talked for three hours and caught up on family and friends. I did have to get up and walk around the park to keep my back loose, but it was a small price to pay to be with her and around other people.
DD showed up as directed at noon and took me to the shops instead of home as arranged. I was so happy to be there and wandering around. ( Hubby only takes me food shopping and dislikes the Mall intensely) LOL
Then it was home to watch Rugby, and the Edinburgh Tattoo on TV.

I felt so happy at the end of the day.

The scale smiled on me too today with a 0.9 Kg loss!!!

Hopefully I will be able to meet her again for coffee soon.

Hope your week ahead is filled with satisfying moments...

Kind regards and hugs


PS hubby has made me a morphing photo album of my journey and has added a new photo today. Is that really me? Amazing.

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IMEMINE1 9/16/2014 5:41AM


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    Sounds like a wonderful day and congrats on the loss this week!! emoticon

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DALID414 9/14/2014 2:35PM

    Yup, talking to friends makes us lighter emoticon

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IDICEM 9/14/2014 12:56PM

  Sounds like a great weekend! Congrats on your loss. Yay for smiling scales. emoticon

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Week 135

Saturday, September 06, 2014


We heard the peacock again but he was around here at night and I could not catch a glimpse of him. So no piccies this week.

The weather alternated between warm sunny days and rainy days and so did my weight which came in this week 1.5 kg higher at 74.8 kgs.

I looked over my log and found the increase comes when I take one of my new meds once a month. I've been panicking all this time trying to get down and it turns out to be a continual increase at this time.

I'm so glad I found it. "knee jerk reactions" are not good and I prefer a gradual change, so I'll continue to do what I know suits me and hope for a loss next week.

Last months loss was great, so I won't change anything till I check my monthly totals.

It's Fathers Day here in Australia, so have a happy day Dads.

Have a great week


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BOSS61 9/11/2014 9:25PM

    Hey Christine - hope all is well with you!

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/7/2014 12:29AM

    Funny how some of the meds can do that. I'm glad you found why you gained though. Hang in there!! emoticon

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KIWIANN 9/6/2014 10:15PM

    I am sure that it is a relief to find the correlation between your weight "jumps" and the once per month medicine. It is always easier to deal with something when you know why it is happening! Hope you have a fabulous week!! emoticon

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Week 134...

Saturday, August 30, 2014


I'm buzzing today, three weeks of losses and today another 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs) .

My clothes are looser, on shopping day I put on my jeans and then realized I had put on the pair I could not do up last time I tried, just as well as the jumping up and down to celebrate could have been a catastrophe!!!! LOL...

So today is a looking back day to celebrate the new me as I am now. One photo was taken in 2011 and then in 2013, I'll have to get a new one done soon.

I did go to the physio and have been doing my usual fitness, just a little slower to compensate for the pain.

As I said in my feed the peacock is back after a long vacation, I heard him last night and am hoping he has brought the female back and some babies. I'll be looking for him today.

DD has been officially accepted in the new state and has bought a house and land package that will be ready for their arrival in December to start internship in January. She really is a 'go getter' and has impressed me by consulting with Hubby and I along the way. The banks are obviously glad to have Doctors with mortgages at their banks :)

Hope your week to come brings happiness and joy, and the scale is kind to you :)

Kind regards

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MCJULIEO 9/2/2014 11:55PM

    If you call the daddy a peacock, and call the mother a peahen, do you call the babies "peachicks"???? I've never seen a baby one either....

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/2/2014 4:13AM

    Look at you. emoticon I would love to see a current pic of you. I have never seen a baby Peacock. So if any show up, please try and take a picture. I bet they are cute.
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THEVOW2013 8/31/2014 7:59PM

    Great Job!

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Week 133..

Saturday, August 23, 2014


A loss of 0.6 kgs this week, pretty good with TOM visiting.

I cut back my exercise a bit, doing 4 x 20 min zumbas over the day with pilates in between and some walking.
I ate more salads- ugh - in the cold of winter it's torture --LOL.

Huh :) pulled a muscle on my hip on Friday vacuuming and I'm still limping around, old people!!!
I've got a physio appointment this week so Anita will help with some exercises to add to my regime for some more flexibilty.

But my spirits are up and I'm not even going to try to work out how I lost this week just be careful day by day, keeping to my plan.

DD and Mr Right were accepted for internship in Tasmania for next year, they are so delighted as it was their first choice. They start first week of January 2015.

Hoping you all had a great week and have high spirits going into this week. So many great blogs with great help to look at ourselves as winners this week. I'm calling this week affirmation week.

Have a wonderful week


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MCJULIEO 9/2/2014 11:51PM

    Sounds like all kinds of good news.... Happy Affirmation Week!

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/27/2014 4:49AM

    Yay! Such a positive blog! I hope your hip muscle is better though. :(
Congratulations to your DD, she must be really delighted!!!
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KAREN91 8/26/2014 11:26AM

    Christine, Thanks for your encouragement on my feed. I get very busy and don't check in with you enough but I do appreciate you. emoticon on the weight loss! You inspire me! emoticon

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JUNEBUG4967 8/24/2014 1:42PM

    Persistence pays in the long run. I need a couple of cups full myself. Thank you for your support and watching my feed. It's nice to know there are those out "there" rooting for me. Have a good week.

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IDICEM 8/24/2014 10:46AM

  Steady progress is so inspiring! Congrats on your accomplishments and best wishes to DD and Mr. Right.

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