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Busy Bsy Busy

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I have had a busy few weeks as Michael is on some new tablets and they really seem to be helping. We have changed our car for a Smart car which is great and so economical, We have had a trip to The Workhouse at Southwell (National Trust) which is a fascinating pace to visit and last week we had a trip to the theatre to see a comedy play, this is plus our normal routine of my groups and Michael going to MIND.
I just have to get back to my diet now as for the last few weeks I have let things slip, I have a target of getting down to 11 stone by the time our holidays come round at the end of June but my long term target is to get down to 10 stone or less by the time I am 60 which is 3 years away and I am confident that I will do it.
I maybe taking driving lessons but first I am going to have a go on a off road driving centre and if all goes well will take lessons.

  
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MCJULIEO 3/31/2014 11:17AM

    Driving lessons will certainly broaden your universe.... sounds like you are well on your way to your goal (You have a PLAN!)

You can do this!

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BRANDI1809 3/30/2014 6:48AM

    Wow you have been busy.
It's good to put your goals in print as it gives you something to aim for.
I've been busy this week because it was my 60th birthday on Thursday & I had a wonderful day.

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LIGHTNING572 3/30/2014 12:45AM

    Have a great day!

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Good Days

Monday, March 17, 2014

Over the last week I have had several good days and I just hope Michael can keep it up. He is getting a lot of help now from the mental health team and has a CPN.
I had a great last Thursday in Chesterfield, mostly just looking around, it was a lovely sunny day and then yesterday I did a similar thing in Peterborough and again it was so sunny and quite warm.
Been to aqua jog and swimming this morning and also weighed myself and I am now 11st 6 lbs which is a loss of about 8 pound since Christmas.

  
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MCJULIEO 3/18/2014 10:51AM

    Elaine!

This sounds SO fantastic! Just being able to get out and around and walk and look at things on a pretty day is SO helpful, almost medicinal!

Keep up the good work!

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BRANDI1809 3/18/2014 4:32AM

    Good to hear Michael is still doing well with his new support team & that you have been able to get out & enjoy yourself.
Congratulations on your weight loss 8lb since Christmas is brilliant. Having just come back from my 3 week holiday in America on Sunday, I've found I've put on 10lbs & Pete has put on 9lbs! So we're both now back on the healthy living again.

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MSTWOMOONS002 3/17/2014 4:57PM

    Hi Elaine;
Nice to read a blog from you & hear your good news its almost like getting a letter or email from you. Hope You & Michael can continue on this Up streak you've got started. Great that your going to aqua class & losing weight like you want to do. I'm so happy & proud of you keep going you'll do great!

Take care & be well make the most of everyday no two are alike.

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It is nearly spring

Monday, March 10, 2014

yet a again it is a while since I was here, I have had a bad few months but hopefully now that Michael is on some new tablets things will improve.
I have managed to lose a few more pounds and I am convinced that I will get to my goal weight of 10 stone in time for my 60th birthday in 2017(hope to do it before but I am in no rush. The new group is helping but unfortunately the lady who started it has not been around so much as her husband has cancer.
I am starting to see a difference in my shape and I am working hard at the gym and the aqua jog but just wish that I could get over my comfort eating which is worst when he is down and I am on my own for long periods.
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MCJULIEO 3/12/2014 2:19PM

    So good to have you back... and I certainly sympathize with you over the emotional eating...sometimes it helps me just to have a bag of carrots cleaned and ready to eat, and then, when I feel the urge I can eat and eat and eat without doing too much damage...

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LAURANCE 3/12/2014 7:45AM

  I do hope that Spring will help. It's been a rough winter for many of us here in the US, and warmer weather will be so welcome. I wish all of us a good new start.
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ELSCO55 3/10/2014 10:26PM

    welcome back.

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New group going well

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I have now been to the new group twice and along with emoticon it is helping, it is just good to have someone local to me who want to lose weight. First week I lost 1 and a half pounds but last week I put half back on but did not do as much exercise as usual.
I am now doing about 12 exercise and gym classes every month plus walking(the weather has been awful so not done as much as I would like)
I am drinking more water, keeping a food diary, eating very healthily.
Michael's problems are still with us but he has now accepted that he needs more help, he has a CPN and is going to a day hospital for 8 weeks and is seeing a mental health consultant.
The only trouble is that I feel so tired and very low myself, I am once again being put forward for counseling which helped last time.

  
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MCJULIEO 1/29/2014 9:30AM

    One small victory at a time.... you can do this...

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JOHNTJ1 1/28/2014 7:03AM

    It really does help when you can reach out and touch, doesn't it?

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ELAINEANNE1 1/27/2014 1:47PM

    Thank you for all the comments and support.
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BRANDI1809 1/26/2014 4:10PM

    Sounds like things are picking up for you. I'm so pleased.

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LLEARYEITNIEAR 1/26/2014 2:14PM

    Sounds like things are coming together for both you and Michael! Good luck and as always I'm here for you! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 1/26/2014 1:30PM

    glad the new group is working out for you

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New slimming group

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

We have started a new slimming group in our village, it is just a group that we run ourselves and as it is held in a local Christian centre where our craft group is held it is free. We will have a weekly weigh in, a food diary to record our eating habits and we can swap recipes and advice.
I am all for any support I can get, my starting weigh is 11st 12 lbs which means that I put on a couple pounds over Christmas which is not too bad seeing as I was not as active as usual. Today I was going to go swimming but when I got there found I had forgot my swim suit so I went in the gym instead.
One other thing is that if we want we can raise money for charity by doing a sponsored slim and I may do this in aid of a clinic in Africa.

  
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CTUPTON 1/26/2014 1:41PM

    ..and doing something for Africa, too! Way to go, Girl!

My Mom and I went to the original WW meetings a very long time ago. The meeting were pretty successful because we got support. Once a week support is not enough for me. Here at SP I can chat with people 24/7. This is way better!

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BRANDI1809 1/13/2014 6:23AM

    Sounds brilliant, I'm so glad things are looking up for you.

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MYTURNNOW2013 1/9/2014 8:02AM

    Great idea! You will help others while helping yourself get healthier!

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MCJULIEO 1/9/2014 1:07AM

    What a neat set-up!!!

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USMAWIFE 1/8/2014 10:32PM

    Our towns used to have something like that sponsored by the hospital but sadly it became a victim of budget cuts. It was incredible to see how many people turned out for it. was very popular

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LLEARYEITNIEAR 1/8/2014 7:51PM

    Elaine,

I'm so happy to see you continuing your efforts and finding further support when necessary. I had a rough day today. I did track, but not much else. emoticon The kids are finally back to school and Chris is working, so getting back to my own routine should be a bit easier. Stay well.

Hugs and love,
Laura

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BARB4HEALTH 1/8/2014 6:27PM

    The food diary that you keep for Spark can be copied and use for this local group, too. Keep Sparking!

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/8/2014 6:23PM

    What a great thing you have going. I love SP for tracking and all. Good luck to you this year on this new group

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GETULLY 1/8/2014 5:09PM

    Good for you to find a local group! Spark is great by having local that you can grab for a walk instead of a muffin is the best.

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