CHEBBA's SparkPeople Blog CHEBBA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BLOGGO JOJO NO. 37 - I'M WEARING MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE Oh dear, Oh dear Oh dear. I've been 'n gone 'n done it again. I've put on all my hard-won weight loss again. Drat. Double drat. Unfortunately, I'm paying the price in many ways, prices of which I was only too well aware, even though I shoved them to the back of my mind as my motivation went downhill and the scales went uphill. Worse, there were additional prices which I am now having to pay, too, ones I didn't anticipate but which, being an intelligent person, I most certainly should ha... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:08:12 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 36 - IT'S ONLY THE DEPTH THAT VARIES! IT’S ONLY THE DEPTH WHICH VARIES! <BR> <BR> And today, I’m at snorkel depth! Sigh. You couldn’t make it up! <BR> <BR> So, around 6 weeks ago, the refurbishment of our bathroom was complete. We lived in chaos for the best part of a month, wondering how it could be that a one room project could spill over to just about every room in the house, but I know I won’t be the only person with that teeshirt! The result was stunning and my insistence at avoiding ‘naff’ plastic or chrome trims, muc... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:04:34 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 35 - I CRIED TODAY Today I cried. <BR> <BR> I have avoided blogging about some really horrid developments with my car crash of a family, although it's cathartic for me to write it all down AND share it. I won't go into details, but the past few months have been utterly dreadful and, frankly, I came close to a breakdown after the destruction of what is left of my family unity, courtesy of my nephew mainly. I am heartbroken and things could become 'legal'. For the past two months I've found it hard to sleep a... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:12:51 EST BLOGG JOJO NO. 34 - MY BRAS - FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT MY BRA'S CRAZYDOG created a new topic titled '11 fascinating facts you never knew about your bra'. It sounded interesting so I clicked onto it, only to find that, in fact, the title was 11 fascinating facts you didn't know about your brain - ! I started to reply to my Friend, but got a bit carried away with my own fascinating facts about bras - so I've turned it into a blog. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> So, here are '15 fascinating facts you never knew about my bra's': <BR> <BR> 1. The white is now grey.... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:24:25 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 33 - A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE WOMAN TO WHOM THINGS HAPPEN. A LOT. Yesterday, DB and I went to the largest antiques event in Europe, which is held three times a year around 30 mies from us. 2,500 sellers, ranging from pukka, up-market antiques to the less valuable but quite collectable stuff, to the grottiest scrapings from the attics and basements of some highly questionable properties! Held Thursday and Friday this past week, there had been a similar event just 25 miles away at Lincoln (UK) on Monday and Tuesday, meaning that by yesterday a lot of seller... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 18:24:03 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO 32 - IF YOU LOVE HORSES…. I know it's forever since I blogged, and I really do aim to put that right this year. Tonight is not the night, but I have, for ages, been wanting to share with my non-UK Friends, a fabulous advertisement which we have over here. <BR> <BR> I'm not up to speed with inserting a link properly, and my efforts to drag in the link to a well-known video site keeps going wrong…..but please, do yourself a favour and search the internet for 'Lloyds Bank Black Horse full version advertisement 2015', g... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:40:02 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 31 - To my Canadian Friends, my thoughts. I wrote the following a couple of dark days ago, as a comment to the blog of a Friend after the killing of a soldier in Ottawa and the attack on the Parliament building. I thought that it might resonate with all of my Friends and, also, to anyone else who may stumble on it. We live in trying times, but we are humans and we have a profound ability to deal with horrific things with great fortitude and sympathy. Being in Spark is about much more than just losing weight, not losing weight, pu... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:21:31 EST BLOGGO JOJO No. 30 - MOTIVATION - THE COLD, HARD FACTS The thing about the emotional side of losing weight is that, all too often, we are paralysed in getting to grips with it because of donkeys' years of conditioning in our brains. Whether it be avoiding going to the gym, for our own good, because we think people will snigger, be critical, look at us in a 'certain way' and that we won't 'fit in' to the image such places like to portray on their advertisements… or to simply sitting in our kitchens or slouching in the lounge, desperately wanting ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:56:21 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 29 - A POEM , SLIGHTLY RISQUÉ, TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. This is all over the place just now and the real author, John Summers, seems happy to have it passed around as long as people make it known that the (possibly better known) Pam Ayres is not credited with the work. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Jo <BR> <BR> <BR> "50 shades of grey" poem by John Summers <BR> <BR> BTW: Edit – i receievd an email from John Summers – he wrote tis last eyar and its being wrongly creditied to Pam Ayers so if you see it anywhere could you please correct it . a friend added... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:42:37 EST BLOGGO JOJO NOO. 28 - Bloomin' Blahness I just wrote a response to someone's blog and, whilst I was writing it I thought it would make a useful blog which would help me out of my own blahness. It might help you come to terms with yours, too, if you've got it. <BR> <BR> BLAH - Dictionary definition (well, OK, the dictionary according to moi), a state of emotional Groundhog day, feelings of 'can't be a---d' leading to emotional paralysis and being in an activity wilderness. Often accompanied by perceived or real clutter in the ho... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:57:25 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 27 - FURTHER TO MY LAST, PHOTOGRAPHS AT LAST! So, here I am, rather surprised to find ourselves as the latest recruits to the ACWS UK Re-enactors and the 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment, DB as a Private and me as a civilian camp-follower wife! To be honest, we know very little about Indiana state, but realise that we saw the monument to the 19th when we were at Gettysburg on the day of 9/11. We are looking forward to a bit of escapism every few weeks, as well as becoming more educated about the finer detail of life during the ACW. <BR... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:10:02 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 26 - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON OUR WAY TO THE.. So, although I was still feeling bleuhh, we got up early so we could go to a weekend event four villages away. The weather forecast was excellent, the organisation and activities sounded great, a 2-day affair with loads of stands, fun dog show, bluegrass/americana/country music (which we love), some cowboys over from the USA doing some sort of display including have-a-go lassoing, barbecues, duck race, all sorts of stuff. However, the main attraction for us was to be the American Civil War... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:43:40 EST BLOGGO JOJO No 25 - More about drinking 'n choices... I have had a lot of responses to my last blog - thank you everyone. But one of them got me thinking about, yes, mindset - because, my friends, that's where it's at. Time to hit the keyboard again! This is MY take on things, it's not a judgement on anyone out there who hasn't yet found whatever button they need to push regarding the drinks dilemma. <BR> <BR> Watching others drinking their calorie/sugar and fat-laden choices can be a terrible burden - oh yes, I know that feeling. For thi... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:21:17 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 24 - Time to say Exit soda. Enter water. I wrote a blog several weeks ago about why, at that time, I was not giving up sweeteners and some half-sugar. Note the phrase 'at that time'. <BR> <BR> I had returned to SP after being AWOL for too long, and had put on the 23lbs I had lost in my first, heady and exciting relationship with SP a couple of years earlier. Unfortunately, whilst I had been what I thought was utterly determined, and was overjoyed by the chance discovery of SP and all it had to offer, I hadn't - as I now realise... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:17:31 EST BLOGGO JOJO No. 23 - Terrible Rantings about Addictions, MSG and Leptin I couldn't sleep last night. So, I came downstairs and, even though it was probably not going to help my insomnia, out came ye olde laptop. I beavered around on SP and the internet, concentrating on food issues, and it was actually quite serendipitous because I happened to stumble on some fascinating things which have brought me up with a jolt and made me think - a LOT! Hours later, with the birds singing and the sky lightening, I fell into bed, pleased that I had found new (for me) informa... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:10:11 EST BLOGGO JOJO No. 22 - Special Offer! Free! My Walking Treadmill Playlist When I was born (quite a long time ago!) I was not blessed with 'exercise genes'. I was late to start walking and Mum even took me to the doctor to see if there was a problem. There wasn't. I just had the early signs of preferring sitting to moving! Although quite slim for most of my young adult years and into my late thirties, I detested sport throughout school although I was a good netball player, mainly because I had - and still have - very good eye to ball contact and was the goal sho... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:50:36 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 21 - Goodbye Robin - Time to smile again Well, my beloved, precious, fabulous shadow Robin has gone to Rainbow Bridge. To say I'm devastated is an understatement, but he is the 12th dog to whom we have bid farewell in 24 years of marriage, and life absolutely goes on. How privileged was I to have that truly wonderful boy in my life. Having owned OES's since 1979, I have had marvellous success in 30 years of showing as well as loving equally those which stayed at home as non-show dogs. We've had them all, including rescue crossbr... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 17:18:20 EST BLOGGO JOJO No. 20 - Fear of certain foods? Hm. Interesting. And thought-provoking, too..... <BR> <BR> My previous blog was about sweeteners, and the comments from other people included an insightful question about whether or not I'm frightened of natural sugars. It got me thinking - and maybe there's an element of truth in it. Maybe. <BR> <BR> Hot on the heels of this I've just done my post-dinner tracking and run the report, and yet again I'm low on fats. I've tracked every day since Christmas and included everything which pa... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:59:30 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 19 - Sweeteners and bucking the trend I am doing well. I AM doing well. Could I do 'weller'? Oh yes - in terms of healthy eating and all the laws, guidance, advice and science of healthy foods with which we are either bombarded every day or are available to us on the SP site, oh yes indeed, I could do better. I suppose. But this is me, my life, my character, my personality traits and, at 62, knowing my gremlins. <BR> <BR> Embarking (yet again!) on a healthy eating weightless regime means taking on all the same gremlins and... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:40:05 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 18 Spark Radio Having recently returned to SP after being MIA for w-a-y too long, I've been eating keeny pills. (Zero calories!) I'd been exercising for 2-3 months before returning, which has been extremely valuable. I have had a continuous SP log-in streak since then and, after Christmas, when I did NOT binge at all, I'm back to tracking my nutrition before getting back to the gym after I'm fully recovered from a nasty virus. The keeny pills have had me reading loads and loads of articles, exercise tips... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 18:12:56 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 17 - SeeSaws, rollercoasters, peaks 'n troughs The truth is that just about everyone who joins SP knows what the answers are to losing weight. They are blindingly simple: eat less, move more. End of. Blindingly simple. Yup - unless you are one of the unlucky ones to have a medical condition, it really isn't rocket science, it IS blindingly simple. It sez 'ere! Well, Sunshine, I've got news for you - the theory and science behind losing weight is, indeed, blindingly simple - but let's get real here because the facts speak for themsel... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:39:08 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 16 - Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended! This blog is not for the faint-hearted, prudish or easily offended, so if you are any of those please don't cease to be my Friend after I regale the events of yesterday. But there is a funny side to life and after weeks of agony yesterday made me see beyond it all. <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday just about took the biscuit! I rang the doctor's surgery early in the morning but the only emergency appointment they can give are in the mornings - DB had gone early for a long mission, so that was that... Thu, 31 May 2012 10:50:22 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 15 - Quick update I really hate, hate, HATE sounding all pathetic, because there are squillions more people who have a far less blessed life than me and health issues which are more major than my own. And family members with serious health issues too. So, do I update you, which is what you as my wonderful Friends deserve rather than my silence, whilst I've been zonked out or in too much pain to take my SP stuff seriously, and in so doing feel like a whining, self0indulgent pathetic person - or do I say not... Wed, 30 May 2012 07:37:40 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 14 - Positive Mental Attitude It has been a hard few months for a broad variety of reasons - certainly not as hard as some people in SP have to face daily, so I'm not being all weeny and 'woe is me' about things. EVERYone has to deal with family, work, health, domestic issues, to name but a few - and I'm nothing special in that respect. The only thing is, and I've said it before, we each of us only walk in our own shoes so we have to deal with all of the peaks and troughs in our own ways, mercifully - for those of us wh... Fri, 11 May 2012 11:54:45 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 13 THE 'DOING' CURVE Whilst spending so much time in bed, thanks to an acute attack on my long-standing back problem - mercifully infrequent after 30 years of learning how to not let it stop me from doing things! - I've spent a lot of time with my laptop perched precariously, roaming through SP and catching up with some Friends, reading lots and lots of inspirational blogs and homepages and picking up a couple of new Friends along the way. <BR> <BR> Now, many of you will know how much I love to write. I think t... Thu, 10 May 2012 12:06:35 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO 12 - I NEED TO WRITE! It's a long time since I wrote a Bloggo JoJo - and goodness knows I love to write. Actually, I HAVE been writing, but it has all been to do with studying for, and taking, horticultural exams and being Chairman of our parish AND of an anti-wind farm action group, which has consumed my waking hours - with a fair old dollop, too, of a major Japanese garden landscaping project, personally planting 85 trees or shrubs and laying 100 sq m of turf, and worrying about a very sick 90yr old Pa. I ... Thu, 3 May 2012 10:41:47 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO 11 - DRAT AND DOUBLE DRAT! Drat and Double Drat. Well, let's preface this with a nice comment, because in all fairness, today has been a really nice day. It's Mother's Day here today and DB made sure that I had a lovely card from my dogs, birds and rabbit - it was a great card, it just said "My Mum rocks!' and right on the back of the card itself it also said "A Mother's love is all you need .... Well, maybe except for also a mother's cake... but that is not at all a hint, not even a tiny bit. OK it is'! It was a lo... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:20:15 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO.10 - THE JOY OF BEING BRILLIANT Well, maybe not brilliant... but it's a positive word which suggests that losing control isn't an option. So, this is a blog about the reality of life, the lack of perfection, and also about unrealistic expectations and the OK-ness of riding the peaks and troughs of weightloss without beating ourselves up. <BR> <BR> When I started with the amazing, wonderful SP back in September, I was near hysterical when, in spite of perfect tracking and nutrition, I didn't lose weight for nearly 3 weeks.... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 07:28:21 EST BLOGGO JOJ NO. 9 - Dog Gone thoughts, literally. I started out writing this tonight to a Spark Friend, but, "like Topsy", it sort of grew. It wasn't even about weight. But, when I got to the end, I realised that, in some ways, it IS about weight, or anything else which - here's that word again - dogs us. It's about self-imposed barriers and how we can tie ourselves up into a way of thinking which stops us from fulfilment. Now, that is categorically not a criticism of my lovely and deeply sensitive, caring Friend; it's just how it is for... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 18:41:20 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO.8 - THE NEED TO FACE THE MUSIC BY WRITING A BLOG! OK, Jo, time to write things down in order to unravel my disorganised life and behaviour before Satan and The POG unravel me and my weight-loss success! <BR> <BR> Three heavy exams are but 10 days away and I really should be doing my revision - I really, really should. But today I feel that writing this blog is of a higher priority for me and my well-being. I've been shuffling toward today for a while now, but I always knew today would come. Why? Hmmm... sigh... because I'm a grown-up a... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:45:28 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 7 - Festive Food Fears 'n Facts Because I've elected to be hooked up with the essentially USA/Canadian side of SP, rather than the UK one, I'm conscious that we are heading into a time of festivities when Satan and The POG (read my earlier blog about those two!) will be frenzied, beginning with your Thanksgiving on Thursday and then rolling on into Christmas and New Year. They will be hanging around every fridge, biscuit barrel and food store, seducing us into buying things which we actually don't need, for the sole purpos... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:43:08 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 6 - TIME TO TAKE MY OWN MEDICINE! Recently I've found myself corresponding with all sorts of people who have found my blogs or messages motivating, committed and upbeat. That has been utterly brilliant for me, because each time I've penned my thoughts I've been reinforcing everything to ME! I have felt valued, I've felt validated and I've felt grateful for having been given the chance to be part of something amazing - SP. <BR> <BR> However, this morning presented a test for me and it's up to me whether or not I pass or fai... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:19:58 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 5 - A ROUND TUIT FOR CHRISTMAS? I've spent the past 25 years searching fruitlessly for a round tuit. I know they exist because I have quite a few friends who have them. They are never long or rectangular, they're never even oval. They are always, always round. It's not that they are expensive, in fact they don't cost much at all - but they are very personal things and they seem to choose who they want to be with, which is odd for something which is inanimate. <BR> <BR> I know that, when you own one of these amazing thi... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:31:52 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO.4 - GOALS, NOT GAOLS What is a goal? Is it kicking a ball into a net, past a keeper, as in football? (English football, I mean; soccer, I believe in the USA.) Is it an aim or ambition? Is it rigidly specific or can it be softer than that, something more general? Does it, or can it, mean different things to different people? And, if so, do any views or definitions have the capacity to fail more than others? Hmmm....... <BR> <BR> The reason I'm thinking about this is because I just caught sight of my though... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:56:48 EST BLOGGO JOJO NO. 3 - REFUSING TO GIVE IN! I wrote much of this blog, just now, in a reply to someone on one of the teams to which I belong. As I was writing it, I felt it summed up so much of how I'm feeling that it was worth posting it as a Blog - for me to read and renew, if I ever have to, my spirit, and to hopefully infect others who are feeling as if everything is too much for them, that they need a boot up 'la derriere' or that they need to identify with someone with similar issues. Just writing it has made me even more upbea... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:03:11 EST BLOGGO JOJO No. 2 - Satan and The POG! Well, a few days ago I learned something very illuminating about myself and my relationship with food. I'd suspected it for a long time, but now I know conclusively where I have a particular weak spot, against which I must guard myself. <BR> <BR> Last week, in the Slow Losers Team, someone had posed the question "What are your trigger foods?" It was a perfectly reasonable question and lots of people responded, giving their particular 'betes-noir'. Loving writing so much, and always having... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 11:45:48 EST BLOGGO JOJO No. 1 - The tortoise and the tortoise In The Spark which I was reading in the wee hours today, there was an earnest recommendation that members either write a journal or a blog as they are going along. I though about this and decided that a private journal won't work for me, I need to commit myself more publicly if I am to keep my motivation levels high. For some indefinable reason, I am loth to blow this journey in front of Friends I may well never physically meet, whereas meeting local weight losers and falling off the prover... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:25:58 EST Writing a blog will help... Today, MaryAnn's mother is having an MRI scan - I'm sure we all wish her well and send them hugs. But it got me thinking about perspective and what really matters.... <BR> <BR> The truth is that whilst I accept my exercise dedication has had a very meagre start, and once I started I got knocked back by this knee thing, nonetheless there's the maths aspect to consider when only taking in an average of 1200 calories. I've been dieting long enough a) to be able to write a book and b) to know... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 03:08:41 EST Is this REALLY me, planning my nutrition day? Is this REALLY the same me? Am I dreaming? Have I just sat down and planned how to nutritionally cater for a difficult day food-wise??? <BR> <BR> I have to go to a sit-down, formal dinner tonight, a meal from a calorie-laden menu of choices selected and paid for several weeks ago, before I discovered SP. I've worried about it for a few days, especially a I'm a lot heavier than the last time everyone saw me 30 years ago. OK, I know the mostly guys will be older than me, still, paunchier and... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 05:32:50 EST Today is the start of another today Well, I'm not as sparkly yet as I could be on rising this morning and, indeed, have been on all the other mornings since I started this journey nearly 2 weeks ago, But I'm not giving in. I'm not. I'm NOT. I AM NOT!!! I'm going to review things, in spite of near panic at staying the same weight since Day 1 and being "Mrs. Unbelievably Perfect and Dedicated", because sooner or later something has got to give, this weight must surely start to melt. It has for everyone else and I'm nothing ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 03:19:03 EST "To exercise or not to exercise, that is the question! Whether tis nobler.....". Shakespeare would say! So, my DB and I sat at watched the Tony Horton 10-minute trainer, with a gorgeous young slim girlie-thing, with a washboard stomach and teeth which can't possibly be so perfect, perspiring over some clearly very difficult exercises. Tony Horton I found to be exuberant, genuine and absolutely the sort of person to get me going - in exercise terms, that is, so stop your minds wandering!. However, can I realistically, with not just the level of unfitness, the arth... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 07:53:01 EST The power of good SparkFriends! Well, I've written in my status but have to write it again... thanks to an inspirational status from Mennoly, I've just done something I thought impossible! I read M's status out to my husband, a fitness freak, who is a walker extraordinaire. He said " Well, shall we go and do that?" - to which my inwardly horrifed reply was "What, NOW?". The upshot is that I am writing now after doing a - wait for it! - 48 minute powerwalk of 3 and 3/4 miles, the first and last half mile being down hill fr... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:12:52 EST The benefits of time zone differences.. The benefits of a time zone difference between England and the USA is brilliant. By the time I get up, I can start my day by reading all the blogs and feeds from my SparkFriends, which sets me up perfectly for the day - then by the time everyone in the USA gets up, my SF's should be able to read the posts I'VE written to support them! if I've not done this enough I promise to do better - but it's a perfect synergy! SP Rocks, grin! <em>250</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:27:19 EST Questions, questions, always more questions! I noticed on your tracker Maryann/Mennoly that you actually log your coffees. I had been under the impression that tea and coffee contain nothing of anything but it seems I'm wrong. I've only been putting down the milk which goes into my tea or coffee. Am I incorrect to leave tea/coffee out or should I log them? I restrict myself to no more than 5 cups of those total a day anyway, often not even reaching that. TIA. <em>469</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:02:19 EST Trackers Is there a way of submitting nutrition trackers or seeing friends trackers in order to get some hints/tips? Just wondering. I'm filling everything in faithfully, it can take ages in the case of multiple ingredients, especially fruit salad which can differ from one making to another one, depending on mood and what's in the pantry. I'm weighing things diligently and creating Foods Not Listed, too. I usually end the day short on some element - usually fats - and I just think it would be nice... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:11:44 EST Water/Cola Lite query Please would you tell me the thinking re. Cola Lite? I've not drunk much plain water today, a hot day, but have drunk a lot of Cola Lite. As there's no calorific value to CL, can this be substituted for water? TIA Jo Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:58:22 EST Eating advice please! I had a great breakfast today (Galette with 0% greek yoghurt on top, coffee 2 level tsps sugar, 2% milk) and have just had a good lunch, baked potato, tuna, light cream cheese and regular baked beans, not reduced ones followed by 2 nectarines. BUT I'M STILL ONLY AT JUST UNDER 900 CALORIES! And I have to go to college in an hour, I'm not hungry and won't be home til 10pm!! How the heck do I get these calories up, people? I'm going to take some crackers with peanut butter to eat on the way ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:01:23 EST GROAN! OK - here's the sitch: 1. I haven't cheated or overeaten - good grief no, not enough food by miles, and we've been out most of the day. 2. I'm not going to overeat because I'm fed-up, either! 3. I'm sticking with this. BUT - I made the mistake of getting on the scales this morning and wish I hadn't. OK, it's only Day. I've not reached my calorie minimum any day so far, nor some of the other categories either; have drunk lots of water, have tracked every single morsel that has entered... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:11:27 EST Says it all? I suppose after my change of status I should be preparing myself some food, but I had to share this with you. I've just heard Ralph McTell (of famous Streets of London track) singing a lovely song on the radio. The opening line of each verse is "My you never lay your head down without a hand to hold, may you never set your bed out in the cold" - and I thought it was appropriate in SP. Even solo people who struggle with weight have a hand to hold - SP. It sort of fits and it touched me for... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:39:12 EST Thoughts about food, and thoughts about the thoughts Firstly, I touch type quickly so my blogs will be pretty much like me talking - probably to myself, but at my age I'm allowed to do that, grin! I'm not going to apologise for a very long blog now, but I think that I have found sanctuary at long last with people who will understand the need to face up to this 'problem', to expunge it for once and for all. <BR> <BR> Secondly, if you get fed-up (it's that foody word again!) with me, please don't make a critical comment, just delete me. I can ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:31:25 EST