DOVESEYES's SparkPeople Blog DOVESEYES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Week 262...MB 46... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The humid rainy weather has gone and the warm to hot days are back. I appreciate the drying power of the sun, there were some quite damp clothes to wear during the humidity even thought they were ironed. I know I won’t be moving to Queensland where the weather is like that most of the time. <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed this week. <BR> <BR> Weight wise I went up slightly, last week 72.3 kg (159.06 lbs) <BR> This week 72.5 kg (159.50 lbs) <BR> Gained 0.2 kg or (0.44 lbs... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:24:12 EST Week 261... MB 45... My blog timed out we go again... <BR> <BR> Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I went up this week 0.9kg 1.98 lbs. <BR> Last week 71.4 kg (157.08 lbs) <BR> This week 72.3 kg (159.06 lbs) <BR> <BR> I'll be working on some changes this week and also looking at my thoughts. Hubby had some nice things to say about me this week which I refuted ... weird... so that will be the plan ... <BR> <BR> Here are some photos of Annabelle, I'll just copy this so I don't lose it <BR> <BR> Humans are us... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:20:49 EST A Great Day Annabelle speaks Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:28:12 EST Week 260... MB 44 ... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The days 'down under' this week have been humid and hot. We don't usually get rain between November and late February, this year there has been a lot of rain and cooler days --so nice--- it has even saved us filling the water tank ; usually about three loads over the hot months, this time only one before the visitors arrived at Christmas. <BR> <BR> I have finished my jacket and am pleased with the result I changed the Chanel round neck pattern to a v- neck jack... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 21:43:56 EST Week 259... MB 43... "Throw me a line !" <BR> <BR> I've been reading a lot of blogs this week, they all seem to mirror my own way through the weight loss time line. So many great ideas and thoughts, I love the questions that promote my own thoughts on " why ? how ? what ? motivates me !!" <BR> <BR> I was doing my zumba this week and one of the days thought to cut it short, "If you do that I'll do another set" I said to myself :) Then I remembered I used to say that a couple of years ago. LOL but it worked. <BR>... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:07:58 EST Week 258...MB 42 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Last week 72.1 kgs (158.62 Lbs) <BR> This week 72.2 kgs (158.84 lbs) <BR> Increase of 0.1 kgs (0.22 lbs) <BR> <BR> This week we have had warm temps and humidity. The week just rolled away - it is nice to be peaceful and not look for things to worry about, to appreciate the days like these :) <BR> <BR> We do our redecorating in winter and DS is in the process of moving his stuff into DD's old room so we can paint his room. <BR> We don't realize what we have til... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:26:53 EST Week 257...MB 41... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I was so glad the temps stayed down before Christmas so DD SIL and Annabelle would not be blasted with heat after the cool climes of Tasmania. <BR> The heat has resumed its more normal routine temps for this time of year now and we are getting high 30's to 40's deg C. <BR> Apparently the temps are going to be cooler each year at this time as we move into a time when our coast is cooler and the east coast is warmer. <BR> <BR> Hubby loves his You Tube and has fou... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:11:55 EST Week 256...MB 40... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> After a few really hot days in the 40's deg C we have had a lull today of what feel like a cool day :) <BR> <BR> Last week I put down the wrong details, <BR> It should have read 73.3 kgs (161.26 lbs) <BR> An increase in the fortnight of 4.3 kgs (9.46 lbs) <BR> <BR> So this week :- <BR> 72.5 kgs (159.50lbs) <BR> A loss of 0.8 kgs (1.76 lbs) <BR> <BR> Bec and Cam and Annabelle went down to the in-laws (they live only few minutes from the airport) on Tuesday and w... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:09:33 EST Week 254 & 255 ...MB 38 & 39... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Happy New Year :) !!! <BR> <BR> First I will get to the weight this fortnight :), <BR> Last weight recorded 18.12.16 ... 69.0 kg (151.80 lbs) <BR> This fortnight 01.01.17 ...72.5 kgs (159.50 lbs) <BR> <BR> So increase of 3.5 kgs in a fortnight (7.7 lbs) <BR> <BR> Considering what I have eaten in the fortnight I'm kind of surprised it's so low :) <BR> <BR> I have all the ability to come back from this and I will after the family has gone home. However I woul... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:46:47 EST Week 253...MB 37... Morning Sparkies :), <BR> <BR> The temps continue to rise, high 30's C here. The evap is coping well as it is a dry heat and not humid. <BR> <BR> Hubby was out at work a few days this week, so I set about cleaning the house for the guests next week. <BR> <BR> With my neck and back problems I have a tendency of overdoing it, especially when visitors are coming. So I took it easy and did only what I planned each day. Took Panadol and rested a while and kept walking to stop any tightness th... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 21:32:05 EST Week 252...MB 36... Happy dance :), <BR> <BR> It's been a lovely week this week. <BR> <BR> The temperatures are rising and the grass has all gone brown, though there is enough water in the dams around us that the ducks are still there and have not flown away. <BR> <BR> We went up North to get our meds and to visit MIL in the home. She has Alzheimers, she knew that she knew us but not how. <BR> <BR> "I know you don't I ?", "Is this your wife?" <BR> Hubby : " No she just followed me in !" <BR> " You are his ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:49:05 EST Week 251... MB35... Yipee it's December :) !!! <BR> <BR> This week was warm, the air was still, no was a normal week till Thursday. <BR> Hubby had had lunch and was getting ready to go out to a job, he looked out the window and said " I think that is smoke!", it was on the neighbours property, about 3 acres away, just a wisp of smoke creeping along the ground. <BR> <BR> He went down to see and as he got closer the smoke started billowing, I was watching with the phone in hand and rang the Fire Brig... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:54:17 EST Week 250...MB 34... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's hot here :), Hubby is working the weekend, commissioning the panel he made. There are always a few hiccups that need to be corrected in the programming and all the bench testing in the world doesn't mean it will work first time when coupled to the machine :). <BR> <BR> Last week 69.5 kg (152.90 lbs) <BR> This week 70.0 kg (154.00 lbs) <BR> <BR> So an increase of 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) <BR> <BR> Whilst that doesn't seem a lot it is 2kgs over my goal weight and ev... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:33:33 EST Week 249... MB 33... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Not much to report this week :), it was a shopping fortnight, I also took the cat out for his walk on his lead, he is very good and seems to know when I am getting bored and comes inside himself without pressure :). It was nice in the sun though just a lovely warmth and a breeze. <BR> <BR> Annabelle as you have probably read got her first tooth and also said her first 'word' "da da", Bec got it on video so it was lovely to hear her :) I'm counting down -5 more ... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:07:15 EST Week 248...MB32 Hey there Sparkies, <BR> <BR> What a week, birthday on Tuesday, skyped with Bec and Annabelle, taken out for lunch, lots of pressies :) the Chiefs jersey you saw and a signed photo of my favourite players in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Winners Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Ma'a Nonu wow :). Hubby bought me great pressies too. <BR> <BR> Now as you probably know I attach a lot of emotion to pressies given with love. Hubby gave me an egg timer shaped like a chicken :), we eat a lot of boiled eg... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:37:26 EST Week 247... MB31... Hi there, <BR> <BR> Summer is on its way to me :). Yesterday was 38 deg C Hot hot hot :), a little cooler today. It is a reminder to hydrate more often than usual. <BR> <BR> DD goes back to work today, (Doctor at a hospital) after her maternity leave, just a couple of rotations of 10 hours a week, she will go in today and tomorrow. Part of her is looking forward to it she loves the wards and helping the patients ( she was born for this :) ), but part will be wondering about Annabelle :) <... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 22:18:23 EST Week 246... MB 30... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> We had some rain yesterday (good to 'feed' the water tank), today is sunny and just the right temp for a Spring day. <BR> <BR> We had some wonderful news this week about work for Hubby, one of his customers had asked him to design and build panels that would run his steel forming mill in 2014. <BR> <BR> Now as to my Hubby, he is amazing :). Since we moved here a lot of his work has been in the past at firms that roll steel for the housing market. He has always... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 21:41:44 EST Week 245...Maintenance Blog 29... Dear Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another chance to share my journey with you, I am always so excited to read about your ups and downs and to let you know someone is with you on yours :) <BR> It also gives me the incentive to say things I wouldn't voice to people around me because I know you will understand. <BR> <BR> I had the opportunity last night to watch Chasing Great a movie about All Black Captain Richie McCaw. It really had an impact on me I found it useful to describe how I feel these days... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:28:24 EST Week 244...Maintenance Blog 28... Hi there Sparkies, <BR> <BR> another good week, the new GP was really nice, got the tests out of the way, chatted...she wanted to know what I had done to lose weight. I told her all the things I did and how great it was, what had changed in my life. <BR> <BR> She seemed most impressed that I had done it myself at home with little input, I told her all about Sparkpeople and how I had a LOT of great input through the years from you all as well as encouragement from family :). <BR> <BR> I t... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 22:39:08 EST Week 243 ... Mb 27... Good Morning, <BR> <BR> This week was a quiet one ( as I'm getting older I appreciate these ones :) ), rainy days and mid week a 30 deg C day to remind me summer is on it's way, phew ... how do we get used to 45 deg C days !!! <BR> <BR> DD had a friend from Uni days and student Doctor days come to stay at her house, he was a great friend. My fondest memory of him is of DD getting so tired walking up and down to classes in the heat he carried her :), a lovely man. <BR> <BR> SIL looked af... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 21:05:29 EST Week 242...MB 26... Good morning Sparkies !!! <BR> <BR> After a really 'hairy' storm yesterday, with strong winds and hail. The windows shaking in their fittlings and then great bangs of thunder, today is fine, calm and sunny :) <BR> <BR> It was a very quiet week with lots of movement and Spring cleaning, also did lots of washing of towels etc for when DD and SIL come at Christmas whilst I have an over flowing water tank :). <BR> <BR> I had a great week weight wise, must have been all the cleaning, I felt lik... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 21:10:24 EST Week 241...MB 25 Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's finished, so comfy to wear, Hubby who is 'straight' with his comments says, "I appreciate the work and the style but don't like the colour" <BR> <BR> The only problem I have is the buttons are gold daisies and were my MIL's and wanted soooo... to use them but they are really heavy and pull the borders, so I'll have to hunt for some modern ones :(. <BR> <BR> Here are the pics, let me know what you think :) <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:34:04 EST Week 240...MB 24... Hiya, <BR> <BR> I'm a bit late to day :), Hubby and I went out to another fair day :), this time it was a historic car show about 30 mins away, in a country area. As well as the cars there was an art centre and stalls and a bus took you to the arts and craft and a museum down the road. <BR> <BR> We wandered looking at the cars feeling nostalgic :), Hubby was asking if I remember one person or another having this or that car? Duh, me female :) what colour was it ??? LOL. <BR> <BR> He has ... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 03:44:44 EST Week 239...MB23... Wow, <BR> <BR> 23 weeks of maintenance, I am seeing a pattern of ebbs and flows on the scale. It is nice :), a little like paddling down a river and then just letting the water have it's way.. <BR> <BR> The scale was up a bit this week 0.6 kg, I had extra watermelon, apple pie and Cheesecake. More watermelon than usual but small pieces of the pie and cheesecake I'm trying out recipes for Christmas, found a coffee cheesecake recipe that we all would like. <BR> <BR> DD and SIL love cheesec... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:36:12 EST Week 238... MB 22... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad's. I was blessed with a great Dad who loved me and always supported me - am missing him today. I am the person I am because of his love and I continue to pass that on to everyone I know. <BR> <BR> A slight adventure this week, we went to get our meds and it was raining :) thought we were sliding because it was raining but the tyre had burst. We spun around on a roundabout and stopped by bouncing up onto the island in the middle. <BR>... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 22:01:06 EST Week 237...Maintenance Blog...21... Afternoon Spark world :), <BR> <BR> I'm blogging a little later than normal as we went to a Fair day today Hubby and I. We wandered the stalls and took in the atmosphere of family and fun, crafts and food for a couple of hours. <BR> <BR> It was so much fun for me, not so much for Hubby he is a 'loner' really so it meant so much he would take time to accompany me. :) <BR> <BR> It is a country area, so alpaca / sheep owners who were spinning and making items from their animals, mandarin/ l... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:27:49 EST Midweek cute photos... Hey there, <BR> <BR> Annabelle will be four months old on the 2nd of September here are some of her latest photos to end the month :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Christine Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:53:04 EST Week 236...MB20... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Short and sweet today - just like me -- :) <BR> <BR> No change to weight. <BR> No news <BR> No probs <BR> <BR> A nice week --- happy to be alive !!! <BR> <BR> Have a great week <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Christine <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:13:41 EST Week 235... MB 19... Hi there Sparkies, <BR> <BR> This week was rainy off and on again-- no complaints here, as I am doing some knitting and it is lovely to sit quietly and knit listening to the patter of drops on the roof and feeling cosy and warm. <BR> <BR> I've been searching for a Chanel style cardigan/jacket and found a pattern instead it cost $5 and I have been knitting it for a few weeks. I have carpal tunnel and haven't knitted larger items for ages. Since I started taking magnesium though it has eased... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:45:28 EST Week 234...MB 18... Good morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It has been a wet week for me, not much going on DD has been getting ready for the 'in laws' to descend on her :), so we skyped on Thursday. Annabelle was looking at us <em>40</em> and babling away, so cute. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> She looks like she is in a fairy dress ! <BR> <BR> <BR> I went up 0.3 kg this week (0.66 lbs) to 68.5 kgs, I was really surprised ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 21:47:37 EST Week 233, MB17... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I woke to rain this morning, that wonderful sound on a 'tin' roof that seems so calming to me. <BR> <BR> I made minestrone soup this week and had half a cup at lunch and dinner, I used cauli, celery, broccoli, zucchini, tomato, spinach, kale, carrots, and sweet potato and beans. It was delish !! with plenty in the freezer for later :) <BR> <BR> Last week 69.2 kgs (152.24 lbs) <BR> This week 68.2 kgs (150.04 lbs) <BR> <BR> A loss of one kilo (2.2 lbs) <BR> <BR>... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:52:35 EST A bit of midweek fun :) Hello, <BR> <BR> When I was a child we would watch the All Blacks at all hours day or night and it was a real bonding session with us all, Mum, Dad, 2 brothers and I. We were not a demonstrative 'lot' either, but watching a game we would be noisy and jump around a lot. It was fun !!! <BR> <BR> My Hubby, daughter and son are not 'into' sport but since my Dad passed away in 2014 I've been watching again and was delighted to 'yell and jump around' my days through the Super Rugby of 2015 and... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:19:05 EST Week 232...MB 16... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another maintenance week with no change so that is great. <BR> <BR> I'll just have to add more photos- guess of who :) <BR> <BR> Uh oh just noticed no button to add a photos eek !!!! <BR> <BR> I'll come back if I find it. <BR> <BR> It's there on the edit blog button whew!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:26:15 EST Week 231... MB15... Hey there Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Here is a photo taken of the view from the dining table, it was raining and foggy. It is another "look up" reminder to me. We bought this block because the views are just like a calendar shot from every vista. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In the foreground those are weeds, it has been so rainy ( no complaints as I love the rain, that sound has always enthralled me. The water ta... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:27:04 EST Week 230..MB14... Oh yeah check it out a whole number loss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) <BR> <BR> I'm so happy today, I've had an amazing week and haven't felt so peaceful in years, thank God. <BR> <BR> I checked out my plan and realized my fats even though they are good fats were starting to exceed my protein intake so I backed it off a bit and there you go a WHOLE number loss. :0 !! <BR> <BR> Last week 70.3 kg (154.66 lbs) <BR> This week 69.2 kg (152.24 lbs) <BR> Loss of 1.1 (2.42 lbs) <BR> <BR> Ooops a... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 23:00:01 EST Week 229... MB 13... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's a bright sunny morning here, though during the week we had a huge downpour to fill the water tank :) so much water it shot out of the downpipes and the pipe into the tank popped up and 2-3 feet of water shot out!!! <BR> We went down to the tank and put the pipe back in and checked the pump which is beside the tank to see if it was still functional. With the full tank I can wash, wash, wash... all I want...yay!! <BR> <BR> I'm still not 100% and have only been... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 22:32:46 EST Week 228...MB 12... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's great to be back home again. <BR> Though the flights were horrendous, get to the airport at 9:30pm depart at 11:45pm, arrive Melbourne 5:20 am leave for Launceston at 1 pm arrive at 2 pm. <BR> <BR> It was like a movie... the crowd parted and there she was my baby with her baby!!! My first hug. :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The week flew by but we made the most of being th... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:42:54 EST Week 227... MB 11... Morning you lovely Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Thanks for stopping by. You may be able to discern I am happy today :), one...count day to go before we fly out. It will be a long day as we fly out 11:45 pm on Monday night. <BR> <BR> We skyped with DD yesterday and Annabelle is so sweet, aww... I am a soppy Nana... :). <BR> <BR> So it's Sunday here, my rest day, I was really happy this morning that the scale showed a loss and for the first time in an age a WHOLE number loss :) <BR> <BR> L... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:33:50 EST Week 226...MB 10... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's a lovely sunny day here, 16 Deg C, DD tells me it is 13 over in Tasmania and COLD... :), I will be warm with all the love and cuddles... :)... <BR> <BR> This week there was a lot going on, including painting of DD's room, lots of cooking to keep the men warm and full. A whole lot of zumba going on. We go food shopping once a fortnight and find it saves us money, that was this week too. <BR> <BR> I hunted out some motivational tapes I have and listened to th... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 22:27:25 EST 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