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Here we go again

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Last month I was "invited" by the NHS to go to my doctor's surgery for a routine health check - so I saw the nurse who said a certain age group is being targeted, so by process of elimination I think this must be the 60 - 65's. She said it was height, weight (gulp!), blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar levels to be checked. At the end of taking the measurements she said her magic machine would tell her what the percentage chance was of me having a heart attack in the next 15 years - my result was 13%.
That apparently is high as most ladies come up at around 8%. She told me that it is purely to do with my weight - as I don't have high blood pressure, cholesterol or sugar levels, I probably imagine that I've been fooling nature into believing that I'm healthy

I was pretty horrified when I saw this picture taken over our weekend away in Bournemouth in March this year. We had a lovely time, but for me, spoilt a bit by finding clothes too tight, and struggling to waddle around, instead of enjoying our walking around.

That's me in the front, in the pink Michelin suit. We really had a ball, it was such good fun, but I know I would enjoy it more, if I were to shed a good few pounds.
So............ less food and more exercise is the plan. I've started taking a walk before breakfast and cutting my portions and snacks.
Watch this space........... maybe I shall surprise them next year

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SCRUMPTIOUSK 6/7/2012 4:37PM

    Maybe remove the maybe and make it a will do ;) simple measures as you are doing is the idea but eat enough to keep the metabolic fire burning xx emoticon

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STITCHINGNAN 5/31/2012 4:29AM

    The medical warning is a wake up call . You can do it now with support from friends and family. Do let us know how you are doing.Irene

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COUNTRYLADY26 5/30/2012 3:40AM

    Hi Tina good to see you back although for you the reasons for being back are not the best ones. I am still here too much of the good life and not enough discipline willpower or exercise for me but the slog goes on and i am determined do it eventually.

Love and hugs

Sue x

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RAWHIDE64 5/29/2012 5:00PM

    Just do what you can do and keep doing it. Pretty soon you will be able to do more. I highly recommend tracking your food as I find it is a big help.


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DSJB9999 5/29/2012 2:56PM

    Tina you can do it, one step at a time, glad you're joining me on the other team page. Don't restrict yourself too much, just the extras!

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 5/29/2012 2:25PM

    Good luck,Tina!You can do it!

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After Week One

Thursday, April 05, 2012

It appears that the negative comments that I received from my two friends last weekend (see blog A NEW START FOR ME) have had a very positive result.
After one week since I wrote my last blog, I've lost 2 pounds! emoticonand 6 pounds since we returned from the weekend.
So I am very happy.

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 4/23/2012 8:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonMaria x

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SCRUMPTIOUSK 4/13/2012 11:17AM

    Well done you !! X

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STITCHINGNAN 4/9/2012 6:32AM

    Not nice to have negative comments but if it made you stop and think, then act on it, you are doing great. Irene

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RAWHIDE64 4/5/2012 8:11PM

    Well done! It sure sounds like a great "New start". emoticon

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DSJB9999 4/5/2012 2:40PM

    emoticon Tina!

Keep at it honey. emoticon emoticon

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

We've just returned from a lovely weekend away near to the sea. We arrange this each year, and this year we were a party of 92.
As usual I was really frustrated at not being able to get into the clothes that I had chosen to wear, but that's the norm for me, and I can live with it.

Day one - one of our male friends said “I'm not being rude, but I believe you are bigger than me” - no great surprise there, I'm bigger than most people. Then he went on to tell me about someone whom he had met that would make me look slim – WHAT!
I let that go, as I know he meant no harm.

Then Day three – another male friend asked me how I got on with the chairs - “fine, I said” - then his wife said “they're ok”, to which he replied “yes, but you're only narrow” - WHAT! - I just laughed it off and said “Oh, I just let it all hang out!” - again, he meant no harm, he is a very big man himself, and wouldn't offend me for the world, I'm sure.

We are going back in one year, March 2013, and I am not going to be asked again if the chairs are too narrow for my situpon!

So from now on it's the 3 C's for me – Commitment, Consistency and Calorie control.

I gained 7 pounds while I was away at the weekend and returned at the heaviest I have ever been.

So, my friends WATCH THIS SPACE.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STITCHINGNAN 4/2/2012 9:24AM

    Go for it. You can do it and walk in next time so confident I have tried many times to lose weight but do feel now I can do it this time. A life style commitment now. Irene

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    I'd be so upset if that was me... but maybe they did you a favour if it made you come here. They'll be making different jokes next year ... like don't fall down the crack between the paving stones!

Thanks for welcoming me to the team by the way!


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SCRUMPTIOUSK 3/30/2012 11:31AM

    Mmm..very insensitive ! But as you say they probably meant no harm but I do wonder why people don't think before they speak! The idea do 3 C's sounds good emoticon I know you can do this as we all can with each others support x here is to another year of sparking!

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RAWHIDE64 3/29/2012 5:16PM

    Friends can do the dumbest things and they're our friends because we accept them as they are - warts and all. That's why my friends put up with me. I love your sense of humor and your perseverance. You can do it and surprise them all next year. The beauty of this program is that you can fall and get right back the horse because you have support.

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DSJB9999 3/29/2012 3:07PM

    Bet they thought they were being funny!

You are smarter than them though and can make a difference with those 3 C's before next year!

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KARAMAC2012 3/29/2012 11:11AM

    It is surprising what people will say while having no idea they may be offending or upsetting someone - good thing you have that sense of humour!

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