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Hurricane BAWBAG 8 DECEMBER 2011 - Scotland UK

Friday, December 09, 2011

Hurricane Bawbag - 8/12/11 - The day Scotland was awfy windy. Did we panic - NAW! Did we evacuate -NAW! Did we abandon Scotland - NAW! We just had our tea early in case the lecky went oot !!! :P Americans get Katrina, Irene, Pauline and Andrew... we get Hurricane Bawbag! You may take our fences you may take our wheelie bins but you'll never take our banter..!! :)


Where I live Troon, Scotland UK 8 December 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Barassie / Troon Storm 8th December 2011

Hope you can see this xx

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REDTEARDROPS 12/9/2011 1:38PM

    No one was hurt in Troon, I do not think there were many accidents involving people think many buildings and vehicles

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ANNEMAC5 12/9/2011 3:08AM

    I can not click the link but will go on to youtube. Saw how bad it was on the news, my sister is in Dingwall and it was bad up there too.Hope no one got hurt.

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JOYINKY 12/8/2011 7:54PM

    WOW! Talk about a Blustery Day! That's the kind of storm I'd just as soon not be out in! emoticon

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what can I do - I live to work not work to live

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I have lost 4stone. Yes might be by using something to start with, but since June I have not used anything. I have tried to eat healthy and doing very well. I have put half a stone back on, then I lose it and put it back on again.

I am a person that likes to be busy, I eat becasue I am bored. So what shall I do??? anyone got any ideas??

I also like to nibble ... but what?? I am also a person who when I know there is something to eat in the house - then I need to eat it and I also need to finish no matter what size packet

Any idea of how I can control this? Even going on the very strict diet - which I may add I stuck too, it as not got me out of that habit

Anyone any suggestions


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REDTEARDROPS 11/10/2011 5:22PM

    Thanks Joy, for taking time to write to me. I can see some good ideas for snacking. I too do not have stuff in the house, but if I have to go near the shops on the way home from work I will buy 'several' items to eat before my tea, disgusting really. I suppose I can find things to do, but 'can't be bothered'. I must get out of this mind set. I don't know how to start. For example, I want to learn the hula hoop, but i only do it for 10 mins - but I want to learn - and it seems I do not want to put in the work!!
I am going to try and be different next week, organise my life differently.
Thanks xx

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JOYINKY 11/8/2011 6:18PM

    Don't diet! Learn a new way to eat; forever!
--Plan your days; plan your exercise; plan your meals. Keep busy! I use lists; there's always something to do!

--I am a grazer so I only keep things in the house that are safe to graze on. If it's nibbling I need; I've learned that carrot sticks or an apple work well.

--I've never eaten a whole bag of pretzels; so that's the snack I keep around for the grandkids and myself. Chips, crackers, cookies; they talk to me and like you, if I start I will finish the package. So, I don't keep them in the house. Good bread, I keep frozen to have occasionally. Desserts, I have out.

That said, I know it's a lot harder when you live with someone! When I did, it helped to identify those troublesome foods as "theirs". Yes, it's a mind game and won't always work but it did help me. The flip side is I always have foods that I LIKE available. I will not be hungry! My ice cream substitute is partially thawed frozen blueberries. Air popped popcorn lightly sprayed with olive oil is a favored evening snack. Greek Yogurt, hard cooked eggs, fruit and veggies have become favored foods. I eat very few processed foods; one of the reasons you can't stop once you start is that they are NOT satisfying. Doing hand work is a good deterent to snacking. Writing things down BEFORE you eat them helps curb "mindless" eating--for me, the real enemy! Hope this helps. Take what you like and leave the rest. Be well. Joy

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2 October 2011 - Edinburgh Run

Sunday, October 02, 2011

I astounded myself today. I did the Edinburgh run. I know I only did 1.5 k - i was accompanying my grandchild - well both hubby and I with Chloe (6) and Skye (4).

I did not really know how far it was, maybe if i did I would have said no way lol But the daughter is pregnant and could not do it, so we stepped in.

24 mins - more fast walking than running, but I was not last .... and I finished and did not cheat lol ... wow so impressed

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MARZIPAN22 10/3/2011 12:09PM

    Wow, congratulations !! Chloe and Skye are adorable and you and your husband look so energized ! emoticon

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HOTELSTVEDI 10/3/2011 5:28AM

  Congrats. It was such a great day out and lots of ex-Corrie actors on the go!

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ANNEMAC5 10/3/2011 2:51AM

    Well done, I am very pleased for you. Now you have a personal best to beat.! The photo is fantastic, you all look so happy.

I love Edinburgh started my nursing there when I was 17 .Also got married had my son there.

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JOYINKY 10/2/2011 9:14PM

    Just great! Looks like you all had fun; I'm impressed too! WTG!

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LINDABENEDICT 10/2/2011 5:56PM


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30 August 2011 How Long ???!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I did not realsie that it's been over three months since I updated. Blimey .. time flies!!!
Well if you are wondering what's been happening and had a fallen by the wayside the answer is not really.
I checked the dates on here and saw I went to 17st 12 - that was April. Well as I said in my last blog I was going to do another round of HCG.. well I didn't .. why ... well i just couldn't get into it again. I had read several blogs on the hcg site and they were saying, they would wait and start their next round when they were ready, well, I used to think "Wait for what", but now I know and I apologise for my thoughts in those days.

But good news I weighed today and I was 17st 7, so I am not losing as much as I wanted to but it is going, I am not helping though I suppose.
I still get days where I want to eat and eat , and I feel lonely and fed up and although not sure what I want I then end up eating crap cakes and biscuites, but when I am good and careful.. I am.

I have now decided to do some exercise, a bit restricted due to a bad knee, so I was wondering what ... then in my inbox popped Mostmom1 ... her and her daughter had been learing the Hula Hoop, it looks brill fun and though there is only me I am going to give it a go. I have downloaded some music and at the weekend I am going to buy a hoop, maybe i will post when I can do it lol. Not telling my daughter so that I can surprise her and the grandkids (if I can get the thing to stay up.

Well nothing much happened while I have been away, but hope to catch up with friends on here, so you have been warned xxx

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JIBBIE49 10/3/2011 11:58AM

    Love that you are keeping the weight off. The HCG DIET worked great for me, but it is a diet that a person has got to want to do. emoticon

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ELLY37 8/30/2011 4:35PM

    that does sound brilliant! emoticon and fun emoticon
Sounds like you've been doing good keeping the weight off. Good for you! Hula away!

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