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September 23rd

Monday, September 23, 2013

Back from two glorious week in Cornwall. I love that place so much.
Weight has gone up from 69.4 to 76.9
Will, no doubt, drop a lot off this week as per usual.
Too many pasties and clotted cream teas.
Back to spark. Will start gently with 1500 and drop down to 1200 when into the swing of things. Have two weekends away between now and Xmas so will need to plan round those.
Good start to the day. Dusted down the cross trainer and managed about 35 mins - burnt 150 cals.
Have finally gone part time. Working this afternoon and evening then Tues, Weds, and Thurs. Hopefully after a few loose ends are tied up most of Mondays and Fridays will be taken up promoting my business.
Also enrolled on a diet and nutrition course - online so looking forward to that.
Family crisis still rumbling on - will hear of the next stage in the he very near future.
Mood - fairly positive if a little apprehensive about the crisis and also going back to work after two weeks off!

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JULIAOAK 9/29/2013 11:55AM

    Is that the course from Groupon? Sounds like you had a good holiday and ready to move forward with business plans. look forward to meeting up soon! emoticon

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NEWANNC 9/25/2013 8:27AM

    What course are you doing online? I did a weight management consultant course a couple of years ago.

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DSJB9999 9/23/2013 8:40AM

    emoticon sounds like you have had a lovely time.

Hope your online course works out well.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

The crisis rumbles on....

In between times things are ok. Just come back from being on holiday in the new caravan. And going out in it again on Friday so lots of in being had! Not gong to weight myself after these four days away. Will drop back to 1200 for the next four days and then have a good weekend. Final three weeks before the big holiday in Cornwall. I wasn't happy with my ŵeight when I last went in April so this time I have got to try a little harder...

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RASPBERRY56 8/12/2013 6:45AM



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BRANDI1809 8/12/2013 5:37AM

    Glad you are enjoying the caravan, I bet the boys are loving it.
I'm sure with your determination, you will get through it all.

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Update July

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

So it's been three weeks since my last update.

The family crisis has got worse. Now it is a case of slowly working through the stages. Not sure how long it will take and not sure of the outcome so will just have to batten down the hatches until the storm passes. Although to be fair at the moment it is a storm with several areas of calm until the next onslaught and then once again calm. It is exhausting to be honest. Draining. I try to keep thinking that this time in six months it will all be over but I can't even be sure of that. Or even this time next year.

So I put it away as much as I can until it forces itself into my conscious through the next assault of unhappiness.

In the meantime things to make me happy. Had a wonderful weekend away at the beginning of the month. Put on weight which still trying to shift. Although my head has been in the right place. Once success of my weight loss journey is that I no longer eat emotionally. I have learnt that it makes me feel worse in the long run. I have been in the zone since the beginning of the month. I have tracked consistently and generally been about 1200 cals a day. I wonder if the fact that I can control my food is a direct correlation to the issue of not being able to control this awful mess in my life at the moment.

Work is generally fine. No major issues there just the stress and strains of work. Had a great day yesterday as achieved something major. My boyz are fine. HRD is always one for hugs no matter how bad you feel. The small one is also very affectionate and this always helps.

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JULIAOAK 8/1/2013 4:37AM

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BRANDI1809 7/31/2013 5:38AM

    Sorry to hear the family problems are still bothering you, I hope they get resolved soon for you.
Glad that as usual HRD is keeping you snuggled. Give him a hug from me, and the small one too.

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Friday, July 05, 2013

Well it hasn't been a good week in some ways. Another pointless interview. I am wondering if I am bigging myself up too much in the application form side which then sets expectations at interview as to what my experience actually is.

But that's it now. No more. They were the two jobs I wanted which I haven't got so now I have to move into plan b. the family crisis is still lurking on the edges. It will come to a head at some point and all this hanging about is not helping.

So things are pretty crappy at the moment. The positive thing is I can do something about some f it if not all of. For the stuff I can't do anything about it needs an attitude shift.

And I only lost 4 lb last month. Although I know all the replies. 4lb is better than nothing, 1 a week is what it should be etc. it's the usually story. With the amount of work I have out in it should have been more than 4lb. But it is what it is. I was hoping for 7lb so let's hope July is better.

Although saying that I am going away for a couple of nights this weekend so that won't help. Breakfast is provided!

But still even with the crappiness I have not succumbed to comfort eating. I have been on track and to be honest I feel thinner and I think sometimes that's more important than what the scales say.

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JULIAOAK 7/11/2013 9:55AM

    hugs! emoticon emoticon

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BRANDI1809 7/5/2013 4:57PM

    I know exactly what you mean. I lost my first 16lbs & I'm swimming more each week but 2lbs went back on & I don't know why. But I'm not giving up & neither will you I'm sure. Enjoy your time away & come back renewed,

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SUSANK16 7/5/2013 3:11AM

  Okay, try and stay positive. It sounds as if you are doing well even with having some significant difficulties. I would celebrate the losing of four pounds. The job will come in time -- you will find the right one - just continue applying and interviewing. I had a friend who thought of interviews as psychological tests and loved going on them and guessing why the question was asked and how to respond it. Remember every time that you go on one it is a chance to get better --good luck

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Trying to fit these in but it's a struggle!

A new job to apply for...lets hope it goes better than the last one.

Slightly more cals than I would have liked yesterday but still under 1500 so ok.

Challenge at the weekend as will be visiting my mum and my bro and his family are coming over from Thailand. Still I will be in charge of food for most of it so will just have to be careful.

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BRANDI1809 6/19/2013 12:28PM

    I'm sure you will be fine at the weekend & hopefully will spend most of your time nattering.
Good luck with the new job application.

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DSJB9999 6/19/2013 3:51AM

    emoticon planning, you have inspired me to write a list for today and the rest of he week too. i want to update my curriculum vitae too, fairly happy where I am but its only a yearly position so fairly temporary. emoticon

Good Luck for weekend, you can stay in control I'm sure. Some times it can be easier when people are coming to you. Good Luck

emoticon emoticon Dona x

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NEWANNC 6/19/2013 3:24AM

    I always find it difficult when I'm visiting mum, I seem to go back to childhood habits and start picking on chocolate and stuff.

Hope that the new job goes well. I've been in mine for 6 weeks now. They've been brilliant.

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