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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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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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GRANNY2B2 8/25/2014 11:34PM

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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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Week 132...

Saturday, August 16, 2014


This week I dropped 0.5 kgs.

I went to the Cardiologist who was full of praise for me. That made my day!!!
DD gave me her cardigan and said, " this will fit you now Mum."

I have found it so hard to eat more as the scale goes up, over a year I have bounced along 73 -74 kgs. I have adjusted my exercise, food, changed and added new foods and still I'm stuck here. Ugh...!!!

I'm letting go of today and these thoughts right now. I can do this and I will do this!!!

It's not over till its over.

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Have a great week
We will catch up next week


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1BEACHWALKER 8/19/2014 2:15PM

    I know the feeling! For a year I have been stuck! Have tried body is just not wanting to go any lower! But, like you not giving up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/18/2014 8:29PM

    Your Doctor says your doling well. emoticon

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IDICEM 8/17/2014 12:10AM

  Gotta love it when the doctor is happy. Keep up the good work!

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DALID414 8/16/2014 10:37PM

    Dr praises are always confidence boosters!
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Week 131... Sunny days....

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Hi Everyone,

This week was nice with fine days, the warm heat rises in the morning and the cold air turns to clouds up here on the hill. I wake to a 'white out' all around, like I am the only person in the world. So surreal but cool!!!

I worked out hard this week but did not eat enough and have gone up 0.6 kgs to 75.1 kgs.
Sadly I am going to the Cardiologist this week and wanted a good loss.

But I'm tired of getting upset at the scale especially when my body is trying to 'save me' from starvation. So I have determined to look at past rewards and goals and GO on to victory!!!

DD came over yesterday to pack some of her belongings for the move in November to another state. She stayed for dinner and then left, two minutes later the phone rang and she had broken down. So Hubby and DS went to help her.

They had to bring the car back here and Mr Right had to come and get her. So now Hubby has my car and her car to get going. We have a very busy week this week as well.

Ha ha we will be ok-all things work together for good...

Have a great week Sparkies
thinking of you


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GRANDEFILLE 8/11/2014 8:26AM

    you have to make peace with the scale.... It is just a number. if you eat right your body will react properly. If you don't eat enough, your body will go out of wack. Just be carefull and find a good balance that will allow to lose a bit of weight each month and will not jeapardize your health.

great pics by the way!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/11/2014 12:52AM

    You haven't gone up that much. I am a bit worried though. Are you eating enough? Starving yourself isn't good either. That can throw you whole system off. Love the pictures of the hills and clouds. What a beautiful area. I would be at peace too. emoticon

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IDICEM 8/10/2014 12:20PM

  Beautiful view! Thank you for sharing.

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IMEMINE1 8/10/2014 11:30AM

    emoticon Love the photos. emoticon

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DALID414 8/10/2014 10:14AM

    Beautiful sky!

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Week 130... Happy August Everyone!!!...

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Hi there,

August brings showers to Western Australia, so we have green grass and flowers, wildlife and low temps.

It also brings my darling Dad's birthday, he'll be 89 this week.

I have always had him on a 'daughters pedestal', and even more so in his older years. At 87 he was painting his house, a wooden home. he would tire easily so he did it little by little.

I'm glad I have a brick house as I don't have his stamina!!

He was always a quiet man as I grew up, never yelling or showing any disapproval and when he spoke I listened because I knew he was serious. I have only heard him raise his voice once in my whole life.

I would even go the the dump with him just to get him to myself for a while. Even after I was married he came by and helped with decorating (wall papering) and renovations ( we were pulling down an old shed).

He lives a quiet life now in a small town in New Zealand, not far from where we grew up and he taught us to swim, fish, barbeque and to work hard. Most weekends we would pile in the car with Mum and my two brothers and head for a nearby town to picnic, swim, take a ride on a small train, hike, go to the hot pools always something fun.
Coming home tired out, sunburnt and happy.

I believe his love for me helped me to accept there is a loving Father who cares for me.

So Happy Birthday Dad and many more to you!!!

I ate too much fruit this week and the extra sugar was apparent. A small gain of 0.2 kgs.
August will be a more careful month to try and get a good loss. July was a 1.2 kg loss.

Happy days
your friend

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/7/2014 11:16AM

    He sounds like a wonderful man. You're lucky to still have him in your life.

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TEALHAWK1 8/6/2014 11:19PM

    Great Blog Happy Birthday to your dad

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LISAN0415 8/6/2014 6:30AM

    Christine, that is such a beautiful tribute to your dad!

We are so blessed to have loving family members in our lives, there are so many people in the world that never knew their father, or didn't have a loving, caring father.

I hope he had a great birthday and you are having a wonderful August!

Take care!

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KIWIANN 8/4/2014 8:11AM

    Congrats on a loss for the month of July and a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dad - I think that it is great that you have such fond memories of your childhood and continue to hold your dad on a pedestal - it seems that there are far too many fathers in this world that fall off that pedestal! I was blessed with a father who could stay on his pedestal, too - but he left us far too soon, he was only 57 when he died. emoticon

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IMEMINE1 8/3/2014 3:32PM

    emoticon To your dad. emoticon to you.

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/3/2014 1:39PM

    Aww, your Dad must be very special! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

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DALID414 8/3/2014 10:10AM

    Awe, such happy memories. Happy birthday to him!

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IDICEM 8/3/2014 12:19AM

  Happy birthday to your dad.

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Week 129...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hi there,

It has been cold here this week, but I feel like I'm complaining after seeing your snow in winter. The last time I was living with snow was 30 years ago when my son was born. I went into hospital a couple of days before but Hubby drove to the hospital in our little VW down a mountain through a snow storm at night.

DS was born at 11:56pm on a Saturday night-Bastille Day. Hubby then drove home... brr...

This week the loss was 0.2 kgs. I've tried as much as I can research and read about, but it just trickles off and on. Oh well, it won't stop me continuing to try to get the scale moving.

DD has been acepted to two interstate hospitals to do her internship next year. She applied as a couple so Mr Right was accepted at each as well. They fly out next Wednesday to one lot of interviews, the second is on the phone I believe.

She has just realized she won't have us around and is pushing for us to move too. It is nice to have such a great relationship but it's times like this I think I should have been MEAN to her so it wouldn't hurt so much and then I'd be glad she was going!!!

We are complicated beings for sure...

Hope your week is wonderful and full af nice surprises and joy.

Kind Regards

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TEALHAWK1 7/31/2014 7:40PM

    Love reading your blog hang in there and hope your day is great

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GRANDEFILLE 7/29/2014 11:45AM

    it's not always easy see our children move away even if we know they are going to be fine and happy.....

hang in there! this is the begining of a new era

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NGCHILD 7/28/2014 8:46AM

    Hugs Christine -- I know this will be a transition for you and your family.

Have a great week!!


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HICKOK-HALEY 7/27/2014 10:30PM

    My Daughter was born at 11:57pm in March. Congrats to your DD. She is going to be busy, but I bet she will love her job. emoticon

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IDICEM 7/27/2014 12:25PM

  Sweet. Even though she's leaving, she'll always come back to you.

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DALID414 7/27/2014 1:27AM

    Awe, that's kinda funny, you wish you were mean emoticon

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