DOVESEYES's SparkPeople Blog DOVESEYES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Week 225...MB9... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Lots of rain this week for the the rainwater tank :), the cows we adjist are close to calving so the owner has taken them home. I'm glad they'll be 'home' when their calves are born. <BR> <BR> A quiet week this week. <BR> <BR> Two more weeks till we fly out, I wont be Sparking then. <BR> <BR> Last week 69.2 kgs (152.24 lbs) <BR> This week 69.0 kgs (151.80 lbs) <BR> Loss of 0.2 kgs (0.44 lbs) <BR> <BR> So a loss, always a plus <BR> <BR> Have a great week fr... Sat, 28 May 2016 21:30:22 EST Week 224... MB 8... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> After a huge storm yesterday the sun is out and smiling today, so a lovely Sunday here. <BR> <BR> It was a better week with Hubby getting 3 days of work. Also the Tax Agent rang to say he had made a mistake on our tax and I didn't have to pay the amount he said and Hubby gets a small refund, it made me sigh with relief. <BR> <BR> I've been eating more vege and giving the men more meat as they work, then my weight kept creeping up. Hubby said " you know you must have... Sat, 21 May 2016 22:06:14 EST Maintenance Blog Seven...week 223... Evening Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I was out all day and just wanted to catch up tonight with you all. Met a friend to have coffee and a chat. <BR> Also this week went to the Tax agent ( we were there for 4 hours), it was a 'trial' as the phone kept ringing for 'work' for Hubby!!! <BR> He had to go after and didn't get back till 6 pm. Long day. <BR> <BR> Saturday I was sore and worn out, I had lifted a couple of files off the chair I was to sit in and didn't think anything of it till the next d... Sun, 15 May 2016 08:01:57 EST Maintenance Blog Six...week 222... Well... where to start :) <BR> <BR> This week a new life started for my daughter, son-in-law, son, husband and I and all the family. A beautiful little girl arrived at 8:40 am on Monday the 2nd of May. Annabelle Madeleine Hayes is here and life will be a multitude of senses and feelings from now on... <BR> <BR> DD skyped us as soon as she was back in her room <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> in one of my hat... Sat, 7 May 2016 22:32:14 EST Maintenance Blog Five.. week 221... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The good news is... one more day till Annabelle arrives!!! By 8 am tomorrow morning I will be a grandmother. DD is having a caeserian in the morning. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is so wonderful :) and we will see her in June after giving the parents a chance to have a ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:10:10 EST Maintenance Blog 4 ...week 220... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another week has gone :), the weather continues to cool here and cardis and long pants are being laundered for winter use. <BR> <BR> Today I woke happy (unusual lately :) ), I picked out a top and pants to wear that hadn't fitted before and tried them on --woot-- they look great (apart from the arms). Size 10 pants and a small size top. In the old old days now it was a 24 top and a 26 skirt as I couldn't fit pants at all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:29:49 EST Maintenance Blog 3...Week 219... Morning All, <BR> <BR> this week started with promise as Hubby worked three days -amazing!!!- and wonderful. <BR> I went to my facial day at the Spa and it was very relaxing I really enjoyed it. We even had a customer pay his bill so it was like we were on a roll :) <BR> <BR> Thursday afternoon on the way home the Pathfinder sprung an oil leak and had to be towed back home. Hubby is amazing and was able to replace the part that leaked. But he was out in the hot sun for hours, and on Thurd... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:20:39 EST Maintenance Blog Two...week 218... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> This week I headed down from 67.9 kg (149.38 lbs)to 67.5 kg (148.50 lbs) a loss of 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs). <BR> <BR> It seems to be OK at the moment keeping under the 68.0 kg centre weight. <BR> <BR> I'm still adding the B1 and Kale to my plan and apart from the stress factor of no work, I am not having the symptoms that I had. <BR> <BR> Hubby remembered a customer wanted a repair done so he called and the guy said sure I'll get it to you "How is your work load?" Hubby ... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 21:23:48 EST Maintenance Blogs One...Week 217... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The weather here is cooling for Autumn, the brown grass turning to green after the rains. I think my favourite season is Autumn. The trees 'going' to sleep, the leaves turning to golden hues. Our winters seem cold after up to 40 deg C in Summer but are really mild :) <BR> <BR> I'm still expecting someone to come up behind me and yell "April Fool, you are not in maintenance!" :) <BR> <BR> I have been having more of the 'turns' I described in earlier blogs and DH... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:46:11 EST THE WEIGHT IS OVER... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Firstly I want to thank God for His wonderful Gift of His Son on this Easter Sunday. <BR> <BR> I went to the GP this week, she was just as impressed as in October. She commended me for the "self motivation" I had shown and said how much she was amazed at my weight drop and the way I had stuck at it. I have been going to her since 2012, when I came out of hospital. <BR> <BR> She also said that I was now in Maintenance mode, if I had the loose skin removed from m... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:15:04 EST Week 215...part Back again, <BR> <BR> DH was checking out his old photos when I finally got up this morning :) and I noticed this one amongst them. <BR> <BR> We had been married five months and I had just found out I was pregnant with DS. It will be our 33 rd wedding anniversary in June. <BR> The lady in the photo with Phil and I is his Mum. She was a tower of strength to me as a young Mum, always encouraging and helpful. <BR> <BR> It's nice to have a bit of nostalgia... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 23:10:01 EST Week 215...weigh in...part one... Finally !!! <BR> <BR> After over a month stuck on 68.0 kgs the scale went down this morning!!! There was of course a lot of whooping :) !!! <BR> <BR> Last week 68.0 kgs (149.6 lbs) <BR> This week 67.6 kgs (148.72 lbs) <BR> <BR> A loss of 0.4 kgs (0.88 lbs) <BR> <BR> I increased protein and lowered good fats and veges a little and it seemed to work. Mostly because it takes a lot for the body to process protein and you do feel fuller longer. <BR> I also work on the "Queen , Princess and Pau... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:35:27 EST Week 214...weigh in... Hi there, <BR> <BR> Short message today... no change from last week still 68.0...I'm not complaining as it is better than the 122 kgs I used to be. <BR> <BR> I had a brief break during the week from neck pain and didn't vacuum as DD advised not a good idea, but did do my Zumba to keep moving. But since yesterday it is still really tender, so I'll slowly work my way back to speed this week. <BR> <BR> DD is back at work and doing an office position at the Hospital till the end of the month... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:43:20 EST Week 213...weigh in... Hello Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> Only two months to go to the big day, DD having her baby that is. <BR> She is having a baby shower on the 11th of April :( another thing I'll be missing. <BR> <BR> Anyway this week on the scale is a good one ---for when I reach goal !!! <BR> <BR> Last week 68.0 kg (149.60 lbs) <BR> This week 68.0 kg (149.60 lbs) <BR> <BR> No change- oh yes !!! <BR> <BR> I've been tweaking my eating plan and am seeing a change so I hope it continues and there will be som... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 19:56:52 EST Week 212...weigh in... Morning, <BR> <BR> Not really a blog today, more like a note to self :) <BR> <BR> Last week 68.1 kg (149.82 lbs) <BR> This week 68.0 kg (149.60 lbs) <BR> Loss of 0.1 kg (0.22 lbs) <BR> <BR> I was going up most of the week and found a ton of hidden sugar, cut it out of my days and was really happy I didn't have to log how high I got to... :) <BR> <BR> No other news, <BR> <BR> Thinking of you all, <BR> Make it a great week for you and someone else too. <BR> <BR> Super Rugby is back on I'... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:47:38 EST Week 211... weigh in... Oh my :) where to start? <BR> <BR> Lovely DD Bec came home for a week, she was sent home by the Hospital admin to rest for three weeks and they advised her to come home to us for a week of rest and relaxation. <BR> <BR> She is the type to keep thinking about the patients when she goes home and try to do the work of a man even though she is exhausted and 6 months into her pregnancy which has been a nightmare of morning sickness and collapsing and spending time in a hospital bed. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:10:05 EST Week 210... weigh in... Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Happy Valentines Day to you all !!! <BR> <BR> It's been a hot week here with temps up to 45 deg C Yuk !! :) <BR> <BR> DD rang Thursday to say she had been given leave from the Hospital and she was coming home for a week!!! We picked her up at the airport on Friday. She is looking worn out- it's hard work growing a baby and doing 10 hour shifts with little sleep. <BR> <BR> So it is with a heart full of love and joy that I type todays blog :) <BR> <BR> Last week 6... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:21:06 EST Week 209...weigh in... Morning All..., <BR> <BR> Not a great week for me, <BR> <BR> Last week 68.0 kg (149.60 lbs) <BR> This week 68.4 kg (150.48 lbs) <BR> <BR> so a small gain of 0.4 kgs (0.88 lbs) <BR> <BR> TOM arrived and was really tired, so ate more protein. Maybe needed to add or delete something else but I got the mix wrong. <BR> <BR> Will let it go and think about next week. <BR> <BR> We have booked a trip to DD's for June, the baby will be 6 weeks old by then and Bec will be feeling a little more c... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:03:38 EST Week 208... weigh in... Dear Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Great weather this week for January, rains and humidity. We even had to have blankets on the bed. Normally at this time of year we are having trouble sleeping on just the sheet with no covers!!! <BR> <BR> Spoke to Bec on Skype and she is wanting a date we will be arriving for the birth. Uh oh :) <BR> <BR> Anyway... onto the scale <BR> <BR> Last week 68.4 Kgs (150.48 lbs) <BR> <BR> This week 68.0 kgs (149.60 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.4 kgs (0.88 lbs) <BR> <BR> Wo... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:17:19 EST Week 207...weigh in... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> A slow week with a few changes to my eating plan to add more fruit for fibre, I was a bit over cautious as I still had lasting tiredness from last week. I will be upping the protein this week to try and get a good balance. <BR> <BR> DD has been videoing the baby in her belly :) to see what music she likes. Obviously Bec is scientifically inclined :). So I received a video of her belly jumping around so cute to get!!! <BR> <BR> Now to the week as it was scale wise:- ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 21:35:20 EST Week 206... weigh in... Morning Lovely Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The start of the week was good for me but I felt weak and flat on Wednesday. As it is a rest day I didn't zumba but was out and about. Thursday I did my usual routine and was feeling good on Friday till I went over board doing a days chores in a couple of hours. <BR> <BR> I couldn't breathe properly and had to sit down, I was weak and sweaty. Hubby got me a cuppa and a couple of biccies. I even took my GTN spray even though there was no chest pain. Scary ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:53:30 EST Week 205 ... weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's been a hot couple of weeks and very draining, I've been trying to keep up with drinking lots of water but the headaches have come to prove its not enough. Fires all around and down south a town was ravaged by fires. Some 'scum' were looting the homes- terrible!!! <BR> <BR> So I'm feeling a bit flat today, neck and back giving me 'jip' and feel like I'm 84 he he !!! <BR> It is of course the day BFF wants to meet for coffee, so I'm putting on my 'happy face' a... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 20:38:31 EST Week 204...weigh in... Good Morning Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> It's a lovely day 'down under' today, sun is shining, Magpies are singing, it's rest day at last. <BR> <BR> I've worked out my Yearly stats and I've lost 9.1 kgs this year (20.02 lbs). It's over the GP's "500 grams a month is great" addage. I've measured myself also and thanks to those who checked out my 'Less' blog. <BR> <BR> Now to this week <BR> <BR> Last week 67.9 kgs (149.38 lbs) <BR> This week 67.5 kgs (148.50 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.4 kgs (0.88 ... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 18:56:59 EST Less... For my records... <BR> <BR> Measurements from 31.12.15, compared with 2010 <BR> <BR> Waist 86 cm LESS 19cm <BR> Hips 96 cm LESS 23 cm <BR> Arm 32 cm LESS 18 cm <BR> Thigh 46 cm LESS 61 cm Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:34:23 EST Week 203...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> Hope a Merry Christmas was had by all. <BR> <BR> We all rose early and skyped DD before they went to work at the hospital. It was almost as good as being there :). SIL liked his pressies so win win, I'm hoping to get to know him better so I can get him things he likes. <BR> <BR> We had a lovely cooked lunch and a light supper later. <BR> <BR> Hubby who is NOT sporty at all :), knowing how I loved the Rugby World Cup gave me an All Black Calendar for 2016 and a photo... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 19:31:02 EST Week 202... Weigh in... Morning, and a Happy Christmas to all you Sparkers :), <BR> <BR> We found out this week DD is having a girl (though we will know for sure in May :) ). Her Hubby has named her Annabelle and Bec will choose the middle name, she is thinking Madeline. I'm thinking... what a long name to learn to spell :) !!! <BR> <BR> Phil and I did this as well I chose DS first name and DDs middle name, there were no arguments. I want to go over there next year to help out. <BR> <BR> "Having no chance at the... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 19:58:27 EST Week 201... weigh in... Ahh...Sunday is here again, <BR> <BR> What a week, lots of stress--lots of unexpected and unwanted spending- worry about DD's parcel, weight issues, etc,etc, etc !!! <BR> <BR> Sunday always feels relaxing to me, I've done my best weight wise over the week and I get to see how much closer or further away from my goal I am. <BR> <BR> Monday the washing machine stopped on the 'rinse spin cycle' and took a bit of 'heavy' encouragement to finish. It has been doing this for some time and I am al... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 19:37:27 EST Week 200...weigh in... Good Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I have had two days of rain so the fire danger is now low, it is a load off my mind. Also DS bought a generator (it is newer and bigger than our one). <BR> <BR> Thanks for the caring comments about DD and her on going morning sickness, a good thing is that she is working on shift in Emergency Department at the hospital and they are very kind to her. It is concerning, I feel for her and Cam and the baby, Bec had an Ultrasound done to make sure he/she was doi... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:03:32 EST Week 199...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> We have our Christmas Tree up and DS has already put out some presents. DD usually puts up and decorates the tree, she used to do it to celebrate the end of term when she was at Uni and it became the 'done' thing. <BR> Now she is in Tasmania we decided to keep the tradition, it was a joint effort from DH, DS and I as we added our favourite decorations. I went away to do other things and when I came back to look at it one more time, DS had added an arm load of ti... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:21:00 EST Week 198...weigh in... Greetings Sparkies, <BR> <BR> No news this week, so straight into the stats <BR> <BR> Last week 65.4 kg(143.88 lbs) <BR> This week 66.4 kg (146.08 lbs) <BR> <BR> Gain of 1 kg (2.2 lbs) <BR> TOM for me so not as bad as last time, though I know it will come off again in a few days. <BR> <BR> Know that I care about you guys, hoping for a great week for us all and a few NSV's thrown in!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Christine Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:19:32 EST Week 197... weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Just wanting to say first of all how much I am feeling for the people of Paris, my thoughts and prayers are with all the people and also the government as they have some hard decisions to make. As President Hollande was out in the 'action' he will understand all the feelings that his people are going through. <BR> <BR> This week I went to the Cardiologist, I had decided last February I would make it a goal to lose at least a kilo a month till I saw him again. I... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 20:03:46 EST Week 196...weigh in... Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Today I am 56 years old or as Dee would say 21 x 2.6666 :), though it has not been an easy life I have learned some things about myself, family, friends and belief. <BR> <BR> It is important to me that my children care about others and stand with people in hard times, I'm pleased that they excel in this. I used to want them to be rich and debt free :). <BR> <BR> Hubby taught me it's ok to say 'no' and selfishness is not a bad thing, caring about myself has motiv... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 20:08:07 EST Mid Week blog... with photo... Hey there Sparkies, <BR> <BR> One of my SP friends asked for a photo of the cows head to tail swatting each others flies and right on queue they stood outside the games room window and posed for this shot. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 20:05:53 EST Rebecca and Cameron's Wedding Day Dove Lake... Here it is the promised photo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> sorry, it is a little small I'll try to get another one that you can see the 'beloved's faces' on.:) Sun, 1 Nov 2015 02:37:41 EST Week 195...weigh in... Good Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> ...yawn...I'm tired as I stayed up to watch the Final of the Rugby World Cup and got to see my well loved team the All Blacks of New Zealand win the Cup and be the first team to win three times and also the first to win back to back and so many other individual milestones reached. <BR> <BR> The players are supported by an elite coaching team and staff and family and fans in New Zealand and across the world. <BR> <BR> They won 34-17 against the No.2 in the... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:10:32 EST Mid week blog...helping out a friend... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The weather is heating up here and the farmer who agists some of his cows with us has already dropped off two lovely black ladies to reside with us till Jan and beyond. <BR> <BR> The older I get the more I notice how amazing animals are. <BR> <BR> Hubby went down to check on their water and I looked down the hill to see if they were in sight. <BR> <BR> There they were standing in the shade of a huge eucalyptus tree- head to tail next to each other and swinging th... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:28:54 EST Week 194... weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I forgot to tell you I went to the GP last week, I wore a dress Hubby had bought me at Christmas, not amazing until I tell you I haven't worn a dress since I was 23 years old!!! <BR> It is bright colours and covered in exotic flowers like orchids with a pattern also to highlight any curves. I added a bright red shrug and a black belt with brass 'dots' around the edge. I felt like a model. <BR> I waited for the GP to call me, she came out and said " get ... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:49:02 EST Week 193...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> A new day dawns here in Australia, cloudy and cool morning, warming up and sunny by 8:34 am. <BR> <BR> A huge surprise waited for me as I walked into the lounge-- Phoenix leapt at the window and a bird flew off 'honking', I said to Hubby "Phoenix is chasing the peacock" <BR> <BR> ( remember we have a peacock in the neighbourhood- we live in the hills-he came a couple of years ago with a grey and a white female- the last year he has returned alone to call in th... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 20:56:49 EST Week 192...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It has been a pretty good week this week weight wise. I still have not got back to my lowest of 66.7 kg (146.74 lbs). <BR> <BR> Last week 68.2 kg (150.04 lbs) <BR> This week 67.7 kgs(148.94 lbs) <BR> So a loss of 0.5 kgs (1.1 lbs) <BR> <BR> I'm happy with this trend and am visiting the GP on Wednesday to get a new prescription, when I last was there in May I was 72.7 kgs (159.94 lbs) so she will be pleased and so will I if I can be closer to the 66 kgs by then... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:37:06 EST Week 191...weigh in... Afternoon Sparkies :), <BR> <BR> sorry my blog a bit late, PC probs, <BR> <BR> Last week 67.7 kg (148.94 lbs) <BR> This week 68.2 kg (150.04 lbs <BR> Gain of 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) <BR> <BR> Boo !!! <BR> <BR> Lots of reasons, I'm letting it go and moving on to this week. Though I do seem to self sabotage when I'm coming up to Dr appointments for some reason. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any natural body moisturisers they use? <BR> Hubby says you shouldn't put anything on your skin you wouldn't... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 01:33:29 EST Week 190... weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I have been entertained this week with the Rugby World Cup. <BR> <BR> It has been wonderful to see so many games. I stayed up a couple of times to watch three games on the weekend. <BR> I had thought I was doing really well on my meds and getting stronger. After staying up till 3am in the morning, I was really feeling bad all that day and the next and took it a lot easier-- spreading my zumba over the day and kept moving to loosen the sore muscles. <BR> Then TO... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:40:37 EST Week 189... weigh in ... Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm doing my blog first today to try and get it to load ... <BR> <BR> It's a lovely Spring morning here, birds are singing, a light breeze is blowing and all's right with the world... !!!! <BR> <BR> Last weeks weigh in was 67.90 kg (149.38 lbs) <BR> This week is 67.20 kgs (147.84 lbs) <BR> So a loss of 0.7 kgs (1.54 lbs) <BR> <BR> I went nuts with Zumba and on Friday did three hours straight with out a break to rest... nuts of course as yesterday I was miserable an... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:11:18 EST Week 188...weigh in... Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Here's hoping you all had a great week. <BR> Last week 68.3 kg (150.26 lbs) <BR> This week 67.9 kg (149.38 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.4 kg (0.88 lbs) <BR> <BR> So thanks Grandefille, they worked !!! :) <BR> <BR> Ups and downs this week on the scale and in my life, one step at a time ... <BR> <BR> DD is going to have a baby ... woo hoo...Cam hopes it's a girl, but Bec says "it's a boy" !!! <BR> Next May or there abouts I'll be a Nana :) so neat. <BR> <BR> I've a... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 22:29:43 EST Week 187...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> What a difference a week makes!!!! <BR> <BR> When things go wrong as they sometimes will, <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, <BR> When the funds are low and the debts are high, <BR> And you want to smile but you have to sigh, <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit- <BR> Rest if you must but don't you quit. <BR> <BR> So... this week I had constipation (TMI :) ), so I had some Benefibre every morning, my weight went up and up. <BR> <BR... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 21:00:37 EST Week 186...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Last week 66.8 kgs (146.96 lbs) <BR> <BR> This week 66.7 kgs (146.74 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.1 kgs (0.22 lbs) <BR> <BR> A miniscule amount but in the right direction :). <BR> <BR> Maybe too much sitting this week, with DD's wedding coming up and the weather being just right for knitting, I'm getting ahead on a layette... I know I know ...wait for the word :) <BR> <BR> Hey its Aussie and will soon be 38-45 deg C and not at all knitting weather!!! <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:59:41 EST Week 185..weigh in.. Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Well after a pretty good week, and then going out yesterday I've weighed in the same as last week. <BR> <BR> So last week 66.8 kg (146.96 lbs) and the same today. <BR> <BR> A good run for me, ten weeks of losses now at an end :) <BR> <BR> I've found a down side to losing weight, I'm freezing!!! Three layers of clothing, gloves, hat, scarf and slippers are doing nothing my body inside it all is cold, cold, cold. <BR> <BR> Three days of grey cold rain has frozen ... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 23:32:53 EST Week 184...weigh in... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say thanks to all who encouraged me this week, checking out my mid week blog and sharing in my happiness at the changes to my body and mind over these years. <BR> In the beginning I thought, " I'll lose the weight quickly and be able go back to eating what ever I want again" !!! <BR> Now I know I'll never go back to eating the things I craved back then. Food is mainly for fuel for me now and I really enjoy it. I do have treats and a couple of rest ... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 21:59:33 EST Latest Update 2011 to 2015 Can't believe it's me!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> that is my 'arm knitted' scarf on show too!!! Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:27:56 EST Week 183 ... weigh in.. It's a very cool morning here today; fog, chill in the air, 'blankets over the nose' day :0 <BR> but I rose to weigh in. <BR> <BR> Last week 67.4 kg (148.28 lbs) <BR> This week 67.2 kg (147.84 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.2kg (0.44 lbs) <BR> <BR> I had a nice week, maybe too much knitting. I would Zumba then knit then Zumba again to keep my muscles loose and my back from hurting. It worked so well. <BR> <BR> I found on You Tube a How to Arm Knit video and made a couple of scarves. Very quick ... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 21:45:15 EST Week 182... weigh in... Hi there, <BR> <BR> Another slow week trying to use the computer, the children are back at school so it was slightly better during the week. I've dropped most of the things I was doing on SP to get the main ones done. <BR> <BR> The store room is finally sorted and cleaned, the second hand stores nearby got eight bags of good stuff for other people to have. Sunday is my 'free' day so I'll be putting back the 'keepers' today. <BR> <BR> Weightwise it has been a slippery slope this week, mayb... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 22:21:31 EST