CTEMPLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CTEMPLE CTEMPLE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ A little loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861988 I've lost a pound this week and my eating wasn't perfect, but I managed exercise 6 days so I'm happy. I hope to keep it up, I lost consistency in the last couple of years. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:55:18 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841664 Yes, the pain of weight-gain got worse than the pain of dieting, so here I am again. My father sent me an email today and he lost 4kg in the last few months at 87. It filled me with despair thinking of myself at that age still worrying about weight, but the alternative is even worse. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 02:07:59 EST Nearly one month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433854 Very close to one month in the sweet tooth challenge. It hasn't been excruciating but I miss the fruit. I'm not comfortable with the fact that I'm eating more, but at the same time I haven't put on or lost weight for the 2nd week in a row and it's a relief. Still 2kg away from my goal weight. <BR> <BR> This week I have a night outing and on Friday I'm going away for 3 days to the Byron Bay Writers Festival. I'm taking sugarless snacks to survive, I've done it before. The challenge is to keep... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 03:09:19 EST 3rd week without sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427908 Very happy about it. <BR> This week I didn't lose or gain and that's fine. <BR> <BR> I formed an accountability group with people that are not from Sparkpeople. I never managed anyone that wanted to join here. This is through a sugar addiction forum. We are 3 and that's more than enough! <BR> Life is good. <BR> <BR> A pic from today's whale watching <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l724401858.jpg"> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 02:54:42 EST Lost some http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418386 I lost 600gr this week, and very happy. I made an effort to eat less and it was difficult considering that it's only been 12 days without sugar and I still feel withdrawal symptoms. <BR> It's been an exhausting week with end of financial year and issues with our ex accountant, added to that the fourth week of a sciatic attack that is not responding well to any treatment. Yesterday at Pilates they gave me "sciatic stretches" and I improved a bit, will persevere. <BR> Very much looking forward... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:30:54 EST No loss, no gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411792 This week I weighed the same in spite of the fact that I ate a lot more due to sugar cravings, 6 days off sugar now and very pleased about it. <BR> Just a little edgy and irritable, but i know due to previous experience, that it takes a couple of weeks to calm down. The most difficult as usual is no fruit. Its sweetness is a trigger for me. In a couple of months I will be able to eat low fructose fruit. <BR> Something I would really like is to stop eating when I'm full, I feel full but it's h... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:37:04 EST Anyone for quitting sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405835 To those who know me, this won't be news, after quitting sugar 3 years ago and maintaining it for more than a year, the sugar started creeping up until this week when it's made me sufficiently unhappy to make the decision to quit again. I started my new plan this morning, and I'm looking for a spark buddy to share this experience. <BR> I'm posting this in various forums to see if I get lucky. <BR> Life is good <BR> Claudia Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:03:51 EST Walking on eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397890 Went away to Canberra and came back and my tracking went off. I put on half a kg that week and then lost 300gr. I desperately want to continue tracking and losing weight I'm only a bit over 2 kg away from reaching my mini goal. <BR> Started tracking food and fitness today again, it is essential to keep myself honest. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1528430236.jpg">. <BR> Life is good <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:22:17 EST Feeling better this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380975 Feeling more recovered although still with cough and neuropathic pain. <BR> I had a loss of 400gr and that means that I'm 2.1 kg away from my goal of loosing 5 kg. Very happy. <BR> I'm going away for a couple of days, so my goal this week is at least maintain. <BR> <BR> Life is good Fri, 7 Jun 2013 01:28:39 EST Slacked off this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368135 Have been sick with a powerful throat infection and shingles pain in the LHS of my body, so I couldn't do any exercise and ate in an untidy way, whatever was in the freezer pre made by me. <BR> No gain no loss and I'm thankful for that, I feel huge. Back to tracking and cooking this week, very difficult to meditate when coughing. <BR> Hope to keep tracking and loosing. Last night i had a lot of chocolate darn, i knew i could stop but I didn't want to. <BR> Better today, i know what brought ... Sun, 26 May 2013 06:11:45 EST A big loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358809 This week I didn't feel I was as careful as last week, nevertheless the scales said that I lost one kg or 2.2lb. I won't argue and will take whatever loss I achieve. I've taken to wearing my tight jeans so I'm reminded that I want to feel comfortable; it's an incentive to eat less. <BR> <BR> My mindfulness based stress reduction MBSR course is going well, thanks to the reading material and the cds. I don't get much out of the classes because there is too much emphasis on the meditation and l... Fri, 17 May 2013 03:00:50 EST A small loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351237 I expected more this week but i only lost 300grs. A loss is a loss, so I will gladly accept that and keep going. Have lost around 2 kg since I started. I hope to be able to continue to my goal of weighing 75kg for mid winter. <BR> Life is good. <BR> Claudia Thu, 9 May 2013 17:27:20 EST 3rd week: setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343684 So i put on 0.5kg this week, too many birthday celebrations and a bit less exercise due to back pain. <BR> I will endeavour to have a better week being more careful with calories. <BR> I started an 8 week course on mindfulness and hope it will help me with anxiety. So far it's been good. <BR> <BR> Decide to clean up my office, one or two shelves at a time. Then I have to continue with the wardrobes. I did my share today. <BR> <BR> Life is good <BR> Claudia Thu, 2 May 2013 21:19:48 EST My second week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335884 This week I lost 500gr o 1.1lb, and I'm happy about it, I ate a bit more and didn't do as much exercise, but as long as I loose I'm happy. <BR> Still aiming to reach my goal of 75kg by July. <BR> Tomorrow I'm turnig 60 and I'm very happy that I will fit into my mid season clothes! <BR> Life is good <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1641158039.jpg"> <BR> Claudia Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:40:25 EST Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327851 After a long long time I saw a bit of weight loss today:1.2kg or 2.64lb. Very happy about it, will continue to try and reach my goal of 75kg by July. <BR> Life is good. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:25:52 EST I'm back from my dreaded trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316660 Here I am, I've been back for a couple of weeks and only now have a minute to breathe. Restarting exercise and eating sensibly. <BR> Very happy about it. <BR> Want to loose 10 lbs but 6 would be ok. <BR> Have Pilates and acqua aerobics this week (a trial) and restarted treadmill. Summer is gone TGFT, 6 months of humid heat is more than enough. <BR> My trip to visit family in Buenos Aires was difficult but it's done and I'm very happy to be back in paradise. <BR> Life is good <BR> <img src... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 04:09:36 EST The big storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233482 We had an eventful week after the big storm created by ex tropical cyclone Oswald, but not as bad as Bundaberg and Rockhampton. We live high on the hills in the Gold Coast hinterland and we had no damage, but we lost power, cells and landline for 38hs. <BR> We had a genertor and gas ring but it got very worrying. Not even close to the <BR> poor people that got flooded, but bad enough for my anxiety. There a lot of people still with no power or phones. <BR> All is well now, but we had anoth... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 16:05:54 EST Sparkfriends matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225073 I haven't been very active in SP but working quietly on my goals. Today FRANKLY5's comments have reinforced my desire to get on track again. Amazing what a bit of support can do! <BR> I've been off sugar for a few weeks and doing exercise and tracking my food until i went away for a week, but I'm continuing now. Unfortunately I relapsed into smoking due to preoccupation with a trip overseas to see my family in March. I feel very stressed about it, but it must be done. <BR> I will endeavour t... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:18:44 EST Exercise gadgets of the 70s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208969 I use to wear the pants version of that <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2<BR>258435/Hilarious-70s-photos-exercise-g<BR>adgets-gimmicks.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l62230369.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:08:35 EST Hilarious! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198054 If it wasn't tragic it would be funny <BR> <BR> <link>www.lostateminor.com/2013/01/08/prod<BR>ucts-that-promise-to-be-good-for-you-b<BR>ut-really-arent/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622235463.jpg"> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:55:49 EST False starts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157599 Here I am after a few false starts. I managed to quit the fags a couple of weeks ago (I had relapsed this year smoking on and off ) and two days ago I quit sugar. My main interest at the moment, is to keep off the sugar and slowly start eating more moderately. It's a small goal but a huge one. <BR> We had good news in the health front so there should be no reason for anxiety, except for the very stressful xmas season for me. Oh how I dislike it! So much pressure to be happy and have the perfe... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:10:34 EST Trying with trepidation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093303 I abandoned SP for a few months and I'm back trying to lose 6lb. Sounds easy? It's not, I haven't got the will. <BR> Still off the antidepressant, it's been a difficult year in more than one way. Getting better, but all the summer clothes are tight and it bothers me. <BR> Not sure if this will work, after 4 years of SP I seem to have hit a wall of tediousness with tracking weight and cals. <BR> Will do my best, trying to find my pink glasses. <BR> Life is good <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:10:58 EST Back on the slog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949288 It's been 10 weeks since i quit my antidepressant and i had stopped wheighing myself before that due to discouragement but i think i was at 79kg. Today i decided to weigh again and measure and start dieting a bit to loose a couple of kg for our hols in the topics inAugust. I weighed at the same as the last weigh in, which is great 77kg. I sort of knew it was ok as all the clothes fit but i've strayed with sugar since Easter and i want to stop that and this is a good way. Not fanatical just a ... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:35:57 EST Why be skinny, come on and enjoy life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947147 Vintage weight gain ads <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481568627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> more here <link>www.lostateminor.com/2012/06/29/vint<BR>age-weight-gain-ads-for-women/?utm_med<BR>ium=email&utm_campaign=677&utm_content<BR>=677+CID_852820ba410d244ea1c0c0ab16f60<BR>f0a&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=Vin<BR>tage+Weight+Gain+ads+for+Women+9 </link> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 02:31:42 EST Getting harder to use SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902110 So much advertising and pop up windows, my antivirus goes berserk! <BR> It's annoying, I thought this was a website to help people not to advance unlimited greed, very different from the original aims. It was too good to be true. <BR> <BR> I have lost some weight and I'm very happy about it, No exercise apart from the work at the cat motel, very little energy leftover but definitely better than last week. Managed to sort out winter clothes. The worst of the lack of medication is getting easi... Tue, 29 May 2012 03:23:28 EST Few days report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887575 I have been tracking for a few days now, but still not doing much else in SP. Today is the last day of the antibiotic and then it will be much slower. I know the cough stays a long time. <BR> Worked very hard in the last two weeks and have introduced some changes in how and what we do in the business and i feel optimistic that this will prevent us from having more relatioship problems due to working together. All the couples that run a business have lots of problems. A new division of labou... Fri, 18 May 2012 16:51:25 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881289 Well I still have the flu and on my second course of antibiotics, but I decided to weigh myself for the first time in a couple of months and I only put one pound or half a kilo. <BR> I entered my values in the weight tracker and I'm going to re start tracking food today. <BR> I want to loose 5kg or 10 lb. I'm confident that it can be done now that I'm not so artificially hungry due to the antidepressant. <BR> I have deleted all the teams I'm not active in or feel don't represent me anymore,... Mon, 14 May 2012 17:00:45 EST Gearing up to come back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877893 I want to get back to SP but things get in the way, i started a course of antibiotics yesterday. It's been two weeks now with flu, last week the 2nd much worse. I was convinced they wouldn't let me take an antibio but they did, i should've done it earlier. I had the vax in March but this must be a strain that wasn't included. It's good to remember that vaccines don't cover for everything. I have no energy and my eating is untidy. Still off the antidepressant, I wonder if it's got something to... Sat, 12 May 2012 05:21:47 EST A short post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858573 sorry to all my spark friends I've been so thoughtless. I'm on a break from sparkpeople and not being very careful with what I eat or drink or exercise. I suffered a bit of saturation after 4 years but mainly the frustration of not seeing results in the last year. <BR> I decided to quit my antidepressant because I think that the cons far exceed the pros especially appetite, muscular spasms etc. So far it's been 10 days and I feel better physically and not much different mentally. Time will t... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:05:58 EST Happy Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821339 To all my friends! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l435691592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Via <link>ravenkhaw.deviantart.com/art/heke-lo<BR>ve-bunny-147113366 </link> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 06:01:13 EST Bob the street cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810089 I had to share this, great story. Read about it below <BR> <BR> <link>www.catster.com/the-scoop/homeless-l<BR>ondon-cats-memoir-is-now-in-print </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l918903956.jpg"> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:47:26 EST Trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803483 I’ve been on a short beak form SP, a bit despondent about not being able to lose weight. I also was away in Melbourne to visit my MIL that coincidentally had a fall before I arrived and has a little fracture in her knee, she's 95 and she lives alone against our will. I was able to make her stay better, talk to the nurses and the doctors and get them going. My SIL that lives there (we’re 2000km north)is totally apathetic and it drives me nuts. It was go go go, with long 1:20 hr train rides fro... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 01:52:20 EST Holstee Manifesto http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4782525 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l166644061.jpg"> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 19:43:32 EST What to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781281 I put on 800 grs this week, and really don't know what to do anymore. I feel I need a break from worrying about my weight, it's consuming me and ruining my life. <BR> I might have to accept that it's just not happening and should concentrate on maintaining or quietly trying to loose a bit. <BR> No idea what to do. <BR> I tracked and did exercise not every day but as much as possible, it's been a busy week. <BR> Not well mentally , that doesn't help either. <BR> So <em>40</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:02:54 EST No loss this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771174 So after a week of moderate eating and 15 mins of exercise every day, a day a bit more, i had no weight loss. Was very disappointed so i didn't log on the weekend and last night I ate a lot. <BR> <BR> We painted the entrance hall on the weekend and the corridor, and I was very tired (we work 7 days) so I didn't do exercise either. I had the temptation of continuing this week in a despondent mood no tracking, no nothing, but I forced myself to post my stats and log and walk today. But I won... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 06:09:02 EST Old Exercise LPs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765853 Couldn't resist, via How to be a retronaut <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32289125.jpg"> <link>www.retronaut.co/2012/03/exercise-re<BR>cords-1982/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HowT<BR>oBeARetronaut </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 18:14:55 EST New meal plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756885 First day went well until dinner time when I ate more that stipulated. I also weighed myself today and I put on 2.5lb in the last 10 days. This will give me an incentive to make it work. I want to lose 6lb for the 20th of March when I go to see my inlaws and will have to wear midseason clothes. <BR> I won't let myself get depressed about this, it's only weight, not a life threatening situation. <BR> <BR> If I manage to lose 2 lb this week I will get a new kindle book, my wish list is lon... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:15:48 EST A bit lost again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4755571 In the last couple of weeks I have been eating in an untidy way and doing the 10 min challenge that I restarted to see if I can get into a routine. I smile when I read what people say, that if you complete a months challenge ( I did) you will slowly increase the time and end up doing a proper 20 or 30 minute workout. Well it might work for most, but I am exercise proof. It's always a chore, and it doesn't increase due to habit. <BR> <BR> Summer is ending but although it's a bit cooler, we ha... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:04:03 EST A better month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745597 It's been ages since my last post, maybe not too much to report. I finished the 10 minute challenge today and I rejoined it to see if I can step it up to 15 min daily. I'm still very reluctant to exercise and only do it because I have to. <BR> I managed to lose a bit of weight, less than I wanted but also had a lot of outings and I'm glad I maintained the loss. Hopefully summer is coming to an end and it will be easier to move. Very hot and humid at the moment in Queensland. <BR> <BR> I'm ... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 03:59:30 EST Very warm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724477 Yes, very hot days since our return from Sydney. We had a busy time and it rained all day, but we were mostly inside. We had a great Japanese lunch in the top floor of the QVB with a dear friend and saw the Picassos and went to a dept store to buy a couple of things that are not here (a regional area). We came back very tired, it really is a big effort to do a 24 hr trip, but it was worth it. <BR> <BR> I got a bit sloppy with the food but I quickly rectified on my return. It's hard to eat p... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 02:28:26 EST January almost over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711447 Having a bit of nervous time, we're going away for a couple of days to Sydney to see the Picasso exhib and it's always hard to leave the cat motel even for a short time. <BR> Last night I decided to increase the dose of my antidep due to lack of effect. I'm a bit tired of feeling shaky and I need a break. Not feeling very well today but it might be a matter of getting used to it. Sometimes you do , sometimes you don't. <BR> <BR> Since I started the 10 minute challenge 9 days ago I 've be... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 02:05:56 EST Day 25 and nearly there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702466 I have managed exercise 3 days in a row and have been eating within my calorie range. yesterday it was my 4 sparkversary and I'm satisfied that I brought myself into line again. On Saturday my one month commitment to blogging every day will be over and although it wasn't perfect I blogged enough. It forced me to come out of the shell, get more serious about exercise and lose a few pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm not there yet so i will continue with the 10min daily challenge for the next 4 weeks and I... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:00:01 EST Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699435 Feeling better, most issues resolved. Went to Pilates yesterday so today I will find the time to exercise for 10 minutes at least. Torrential rain all night, a bit worried about a couple of customers that are coming today to drop off cats and we have tickets for Tinker Taylor tonight. <BR> The new AD either not working yet or not the right dose. Base line depression that surfaces when anything goes a bit wrong. <BR> Food better too. <BR> Very grateful to work from home, commuting today would ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:32:13 EST Day 23, food all over the place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697369 Had an anxious day yesterday. A big talk with DH regarding our holidays in August. It's so hard to organize everything and close the cat motel, forward calls and emails to a friend to do in our absence. To me it would be better and more economic for us to take them separately while the other stays with the cats. Anyway, we sort of got to an arrangement and we'll see if we can keep it going. The plan is to go together and put extra effort into not giving in to customer pressure, something that... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 18:12:42 EST Day 21, 3 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693882 So today marks the 3 weeks from the moment that I decided to recommit to my weight loss and fitness. The result is 1.8kg or 4lbs lost, but still not doing exercise in a consistent way. <BR> In three days time it will be my 4th sparkversary and I wanted to be lighter for the occasion but that's not going to happen. It really doesn't matter, I've been on this road for a long time and will continue to be. The goal is not to lose the weight but to maintain the loss longterm. In these 4 years I di... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:30:30 EST Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691827 Still unable to blog every day, things get in the way and mood is not great. <BR> Everything feels a bit of a struggle at the moment. Hope to have a better day tomorrow. <BR> Claudia Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:05:14 EST Day 18 and not complying very well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687310 I just missed 3 days blogging, but better than linger i decided to go on. I have been feeling poorly, the short course of cortisone brought gastric problems that a lack of awareness made worse, I should have started a mini diet until they passed, so now they increased. So on an strict gastric diet now, hoping to get over it. <BR> <BR> I also had a low peak yesterday, on my 3rd day of the new ad medication and decided to not wait until the 5th day to get to the prescribed dose and increased i... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:42:47 EST Day 14: blogging daily is hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679599 Keep forgetting to do it. I suppose not much to tell. Managing to stick to the 1500 calories, but as usual after a loss, somebody inside me wants to celebrate eating. So back to basics. <BR> The AD meds replacement is going fine, tonight I start the new one, hoping to sleep a bit better. I do miss the calming effect and help to sleep. Never been a sound sleeper and it only gets worse with time. <BR> Weather continues to be unstable but coolish, I know the northern hemisphere is having a mi... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 05:22:16 EST Day 12 and another great loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676577 I had another good day of tracking yesterday, but because I wasn't so careful this week, I wasn't expecting to lose 700grs or 1.54lb. It makes a huge impact on the mood and the hope. <BR> <BR> I continue to make the goal of 1500 cal with a couple of exceptions, but I still haven't started exercising regularly, only one session here and there. The Pilates instructor is on holidays and it's hot, so feeling very lazy. <BR> <BR> I proceeded with the slow withdrawal of antidep, today is the 3rd ... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:33:02 EST Day 10: on track with food today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673031 Had a busy day in and out all day and I didn't have lunch unil I went home after groceries, and that allowed me to have a low cal healthy lunch. It was 2:30 pm, and a record for me. Out again to the cinema and a back ford inner at home again, healthy and low cal. So I'm on target and feel great about it. Temperature continues in the 100 during the day but last night it went down at night so it was possible to sleep. <BR> My LHS muscular spasm came back so I did what the doctor said, started ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:23:31 EST