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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Well the week has flown by again, the warmer weather is here ( well it is not in the minus anymore) and the bulbs are making brilliant headway. My oldest son left for his job this morning and by now he is an hour and a bit away from York. I guess even though he is a windup merchant i will miss him loads , but i know i can contact him on the phone , and internet , but six hours away far if i want a real life hug.
The visit to the dr's yesterday was good news again...... i have lost another 4 kilograms .. ( nearly nine pounds or so i am told) since last weigh day a month ago. There was me convinced that i had piled weight on... my body has changed shape and it has weird lumps and bumps on it now lol emoticon ( and i thought that the new bumps were extra fat humps.
On a not so positive note the visit to the opticians has resulted to me being sent to an eye specialist as they have discovered i have several blind spots in my left eye. i dont normally notice these this, as i can normally adjust my head , but in the photographing of the eye you are not allowed . i have to wait now for the specialist appointment.
Food wise i am loving exploring new recipes and Kenzie and i have been having our main meals at lunch time (noon) instead of the night time. It is amazing how less tired i am feeling now.
Have a good and happy weekend all

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LOVESTOWALK49 5/30/2013 7:33PM

    congrats on the weight loss.

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JESSICABOOTY 5/30/2013 4:06PM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I'm a big concerned about the eye problem. Is it going to resolve itself or do you need some kind of treatment?

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DEEO12 4/17/2013 8:41AM

    Way to go! keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/16/2013 7:32AM

    that is awesome re the weight loss love and the fact that you have more energy.great fantastic keep up the good work there.hope all goes well at the eye specialist and you donīt have too long to wait for an appointment love.just be thankful in this day and age that your son has a job and when you feel like a cuddle give mc kenzie one. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and just in case you are missing one an extra hug for you. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/2/2013 5:41PM

    You are doing WONDERFUL! I'm so happy for you.

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BUSYGRANNY5 3/2/2013 6:05AM

    Good for you!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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MOTLORAC 3/2/2013 4:12AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. G emoticon emoticon ood thoughts your way for the eye doc.

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thank you

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thank you for all the positive comments and sharing your journeys of such time with me. The sweets do not feel so bad now.
Today's goal is to try and get the fitbit thing to register me climbing up and down the stairs ten times. ( because i stop halfway up it doesnt always register this as climbing a set of stairs for some reason. ) Trouble is i cant run up those stairs like i used to , or i may end up falling and that would be no good.
i also want to see if i can persuade one of the men to come outside with me and be there while i just pick , and generally clean up junk that's seems to have made a home in our garden. ( dont know if this will happen though )
Have a good and safe Monday all

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BECKYSFRIEND 2/18/2013 8:10PM

    Keep up the good work

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BIGPAWSUP 2/18/2013 10:49AM

    You are doing great! Just keep moving forward. We are right here with you - at least in spirit!

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ELLENIRENE 2/18/2013 6:51AM

    You're welcome keep up the good work

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say no and mean NO...........................

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Woke up this morning and the sky is full of fog... when my oldest son was little he used to say that the clouds had not got up yet... It kind of feels like this. i am looking for something positive about it, as it is the kind of weather that goes straight to the chest and with the peak flows being bad at the moment i dont think i want to risk going out in it. Ahhh well chair dancing it is then.... but.... my flower on my fitbit does not grow to this emoticon .
Foodwise was difficult the other day as my daughter visited ( she is about a size six , and five foot if that..) She also brought a bag full of chocolate and tried to feed me malteasers. i had three and feel bad about it, although, previously i would have eaten more.
Its hard because even though , because i am trying to not become so obsessive that i never allow myself anything nice, i know as soon as i have one mouthful of choccy i want more and my body reacts horrid. She has agreed not to bring them anymore.... but i still feel guilty about it.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend all
emoticon i need to practice saying NO more even when my body wants to say yes.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/18/2013 10:48AM

    Awesome quote!! I love it!

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KYLIESCHELLE 2/17/2013 8:59PM

    Hi. I really respect the intent of your blog about learning to say "no". My mom gave me a goodie bag for Valentine's Day and it had some vitamins in it but also lots of candy. She wants me to be successful in losing weight but she gave me candy of all things! I only ate one piece of chocolate and felt guilty about it until I remembered something a trainer at the gym told me, "It is about what you do 98% of the time that makes the difference". Three malteasers won't break you and how great it is that you stopped at 3 of them! Try not to feel so guilty. It is a negative emotion and does nothing for your mental well being. Keep sparking and hugs!

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DESERTMOTH 2/17/2013 12:32PM

    I took my daughter to a friend's house to play. The parents only spoke Spanish and my Spanglish is not so good. I did to know how to say no to the homemade tamales and glass of hot sugar cinnamon milk so I ended up stuck. I did not want to insult their hospitality. Especially since I had no words to explain why I didn't want the food. The tamales rocked thank goodness ;-). I felt guilty too but sometimes having a treat with others is ok. You are not weak. You did better than I may have for sure!

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BECCABOO127 2/17/2013 12:28PM

    Hope you get rid of the guilt soon. Focus on the fact that you only ate a couple, and not so much like before. I think that is a huge accomplishment--one you should be proud of. Changes don't occur overnight, and change, when it does come, often comes in increments. You are definitely heading in the right direction, and should feel pride in that. Even when I fall of the wagon, I just get right back on it, and try again. Change, little by little for me, has resulted in a bigger overall change.

Sending many emoticon emoticon emoticon to you today!

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OOLALA53 2/17/2013 11:04AM

    Actually, being able to eat a few of something seductive and then tolerate the desire emoticon to eat more without giving in is a very important skill for the long run. I can tell you from experience that even after three years of pretty good habits, I still sometimes want more of certain sweets. (other times, not so much) I have to use that skill. I limit the days I allow myself to make that kind of random choice to have something just because it's there. The rest of the time, I have only meals and no sweets. It's become relatively easy.

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-BENI- 2/17/2013 10:18AM

    Sometimes it's hard to say no, nor is necessary.
What we need to do is be able to say yes, find a balance and NOT beat ourselves up over it.
You had a few pieces of candy. It was enjoyable, you didn't eat it all. It is okay.
Now you are in control and you are back on track. That's how we need to look at it.
Not all or nothing.
Be kind to yourself.

emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Beni

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COLLEENROSTE 2/17/2013 8:50AM

    it is such a little word, but carries so much power. Practice saying it out loud when you are alone- get used to the sound of your voice saying it- be confident, expect respect when you say it..I'm glad you were able to talk with your daughter about the chocolate. glad she loves you enough to have listened. don't feel guilty, be thankful!

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ELLENIRENE 2/17/2013 7:31AM

    don't feel guilty--you are important

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JANIGURL 2/17/2013 6:17AM

    I think that you're doing a terrific job of saying no. Keep up the great work, and you'll get there. One no at a time. I love chocolate too :)

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Happy lovers day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Yesterday was a mad flurry of removing furniture from the front room and getting it prepared for the carpet, ( i didnt know if i wanted this BUT, i have to say now it is down it is warmer and the dog is less noisy that she was on our floorboards~ we will see if it stays clean for long though lol) . I also got taken out for a meal as our kitchen was full of the front room stuff and i couldnt cook. i had a vegetable thai green curry , and it was lovely, however i didnt eant to eat for the rest of the day so full i was.
After that we ( my son and i) made a pine coffee table.....It was heavy and the instructions were naff, and it did say easy assembley on it... after three hours i think they may have fibbed a little.
This morning i received a dozen red roses and a lovely card from my romantic man, and he refuses still to buy me chocolate,but did get blueberries instead. I am so blessed that he is helping me along this journey so much and i so want to make him proud.
The fitbit thingy is proving to be a great way for making me try and move more, ( although today it has been hard as i ache so much from yesterday) and i like seeing the flower grow up the thing, i also like seeing the sleep patternes that i have , and i managed seven whole hours last night emoticon
Have a good and loving day all emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/16/2013 5:21PM

    love the poster with the cookies being in packs, least you got something from your fellow more than i got from my husband lol.didnīt even get a card.keep on keeping on you are doing great love. emoticon

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MARTY728 2/14/2013 11:28AM

    emoticon Have a emoticon day!

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-BENI- 2/14/2013 10:41AM

    Hi Sweetie!
Well, well, don't you have much going on!! And such sweet sweet Kenzie with the roses and blueberries, how thoughtful!!
Hope all is well with you. Will write.
xo Beni

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BIGPAWSUP 2/14/2013 8:59AM

    Great day and love the cookie quote! Happy Valentine's day!

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happy Tuesday

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Its back to the cold weather again here in the UK where i live... i guess that i shouldnt have been so happy at thinking that the snow had all gone. (not that we have any yet, although it does keep trying to) Went out and looked at some beautiful materials today and managed to knock up quite a few extra steps on my fitstick thing... i am still battling with how this works at the moment although i think i managed to find out that i only managed 4 hours sleep last night. ( no wonder i feel tired today) Today is pancake day and i will be having two for my dinner with lemon. ( i thought about stuffing them with things but i really think that i enjoy them most with fresh lemon on the top . i managed to find some beautiful glass beads for a project that i am going to create, but at nearly 10 pound a metre i have to work out if i can use them or it is just being frivolous...i think that now i have seen them though nothing else will do.
Food is not going to bad , ( we have been using fresh seasonal veggies and fruit ) It takes a little longer to make things from scrap but they taste better , plus i am getting the hang of bulk cooking now.
take care all

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MARTY728 2/12/2013 12:40PM


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BRENDA_G50 2/12/2013 11:27AM

    Since my daughter grew up, got married and is on her own, I no longer cook that much. Weight Watchers Smart Ones are my usual fare for dinner. Quick, easy, and tastes great. I love homemade long as someone else fixes them. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/12/2013 10:08AM

    Sounds good! You are cooking more than I am so emoticon to you!

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