DOVESEYES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DOVESEYES DOVESEYES'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/ Week 126...July... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732777 Morning, <BR> <BR> Lost 0.6 kgs this week. <BR> I'm trying to get back to my lowest weight. <BR> <BR> My son turns 30 this month-amazing-he will take the week off work and have a rest after an hectic Stocktake month. <BR> He is internet shy but this is he :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l909370937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spoke to my Dad this week and he is cold so I've knitted him a hat and will post it over to him. It was really hard as my hands were numb mos... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 22:24:33 EST Week 125... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728024 Good morning, <BR> <BR> It is a cool but sunny day here in Australia. Mostly the same during the week, so I was looking for warm spots to sit in so I could warm myself up. <BR> <BR> Last week had a good loss of 1.3 kgs this week a small one of 0.2kgs. <BR> <BR> I'm still battling the ups and downs of the week but the extra strength days seem to be good for me and as its cold, thermogenics are in play as well. <BR> <BR> Hubby, DS and I went to the engagement last night, it was to be for... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:50:47 EST Week 124...New Ideas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723158 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> this week has been quite a low week for me emotionally, nothing specific, maybe I could blame winter :) there were lots of storms and cold dark days this week. <BR> <BR> I'm considering only inputting my weight in the blog once a month, instead of the usual weekly. I'm hoping to gain a perspective of continuation not racing at the end of the week to show a loss. <BR> <BR> Instead I intend to work on changing my body into the shape I have been hoping for since I star... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:23:25 EST Week 123...weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718145 Hi <BR> We had a lovely time away but I did indulge in too much carbs for me and so the scales showed it this week. <BR> <BR> Last Friday I was 73.8 kgs (162.36 lbs) <BR> <BR> Today on my usual Sunday weigh in I'm 75.8kgs (166.76 lbs) <BR> <BR> So an increase of 2 kgs. <BR> <BR> According to my calipers 3 lbs of that is muscle so I'm sure it will even out over this week. <BR> <BR> No photos either as my new phone just could not take them indoors and they are mostly black LOL. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:26:28 EST Early Week 122 weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711589 Hello, <BR> Thought I'd do an early weigh in before we head off for the weekend. <BR> So a Friday weigh in this week. <BR> <BR> Last week 74.6 kgs --164.12 lbs <BR> <BR> This week 73.8 kgs--162.36 lbs <BR> <BR> So a loss of 0.8 kgs --1.76 lbs <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to the trip last holiday we had was nearly five years ago on my 50th. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a lovely week, that you feel so great about how you are going with your weight, any problems just 'slide off' be... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:49:12 EST Week 121... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707749 Hi <BR> <BR> Let's get to it!! <BR> <BR> Last week 74.5 kgs <BR> <BR> this week 74.6 kgs <BR> <BR> that's up .1 kg Ha nothing at all...! <BR> <BR> P.S. Just worked out monthly totals -a huge loss of 2.4 kgs Yipee-Happy dance!!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went out with DD to cash in my Mother's Day voucher. It was a facial or so I thought, what it turned out to be was one and a half hours of pure luxury. <BR> <BR> That included a back massage that nearly put me to sleep and then a shoulde... Sat, 31 May 2014 22:51:47 EST Mid Week ...NSV... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705706 Hi <BR> Just wanted to share my "I couldn't get this on last year" outfit. <BR> So exciting and fun. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1966895751.jpg"> Thu, 29 May 2014 02:58:59 EST Week 120...Feeling great... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702383 Hey there, <BR> <BR> I had a great week-- over did it on Thursday with my new dvd-- wow what a work out!! <BR> I will be working up to that stage again slowly so I don't suffer again. <BR> <BR> Weight loss is finally coming, I must remember to change it round and keep it 'new' so it continues. I have a new outlook at last. <BR> <BR> Last week 75.8 kgs (166.76 lbs) <BR> <BR> This week 74.5 kgs (163.90 lbs) <BR> <BR> THAT IS A LOSS OF 1.3 KGS (2.86 lbs) <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <e... Sat, 24 May 2014 21:22:13 EST Week 119... Beauty and the Beast... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697343 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Last Sunday after sending DD home at our Mothers Day breakfast because she had come out with a raging fever, I used the time I had to wait for DH to drive the hour to pick me up to buy salad for my 'salad week'. <BR> <BR> The 'beauty' was that I really enjoyed adding more to my meals and it helped increase the calories too. Lettuce, peppers, courgette, cucumber,{ bananas, kiwifruit, peaches, (fruit salad with breakfast)} nuts and seeds yum-o!!! <BR> <BR> There was mor... Sat, 17 May 2014 23:07:40 EST Week 118... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692205 Morning <BR> <BR> Happy Mothers Day <BR> It's not till you become a Mum you realize what a massive job it is to be one. <BR> Have a great day Mums. <BR> <BR> DD has asked DH to drop me off at our local shops for a surprise. My car died Hubby is working to revive it. <BR> <BR> So this week I went up to 76.8 kgs but over 2 lbs of that was muscle so I'm wrapped. <BR> <BR> Last week 75.6 kg <BR> This week 76.8 kg <BR> <BR> Added 1.2 kgs <BR> <BR> Must go and get ready for my outing <BR>... Sat, 10 May 2014 21:02:17 EST Week 117...short and sweet...like me:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686768 Hi there, <BR> <BR> This was a great week for a loss lots of fruit and veges consumed and good protein. <BR> Loss 0.6 kgs from last week <BR> <BR> Stats <BR> Last week 76.2 kgs <BR> This week 75.6 kgs <BR> <BR> Happy happy happy... <BR> <BR> On the building 'front' <BR> <BR> the big boss came to check and some of the work was missed so the nice young guy WILL be coming back. I said I would miss him. <BR> Also the air con would not start after being taken off the roof and put back aga... Sat, 3 May 2014 22:20:46 EST Week 116... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681259 Dear SP Friends, <BR> <BR> Weight wise this week was great for me, I have been going up and up but the last three weeks I've stayed the same. 76.2 by Sunday morning. Whilst this is NOT a loss, it is reassuring not to go up and encourages me for "maintenance time". <BR> <BR> I've been really getting into my walking and physio and zumba. Yesterday I started my 45 min dvd and for the first time I looked at the clock before I started and found the time frame is actually 70 mins long... must be... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:54:12 EST Week 115... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676001 Sooooo........................anyway... <BR> <BR> This week started out well weight wise and I dropped to 75.5 mid week- so glad to see the back of 77 kgs at last. <BR> <BR> Monday the builders came to measure up for the colourbond to replace the damage done by the "willie-willie" tornado in December. After months of waiting the "great" builders finally wrangled the job off the "*^&#" builders who wanted to charge $9000 on top of the insurers payment. <BR> <BR> Tuesday- hubby who has been... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:41:02 EST At the Uni Reflection Pool.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670878 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l333162580.jpg"> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:58:16 EST Week 114 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670799 Morning :) <BR> <BR> This week I started out walking alot Monday and Tuesday and doing my pilates to loosen my muscles up for Wednesday - Graduation night for DD- I was 75.8 kgs on Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Then came the one and a half hour trip to the university, I wore low 2 " heels but as I alighted the vehicle I felt the 'pain' - I walked around and then sat for 4 hours through the ceremony then hobbled to the car and the drive home. <BR> <BR> Thursday / Friday were walk all day 'rest' da... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:56:11 EST It's Today... Here She is In her Cap and Gown...!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667687 Hi <BR> Her partners Dad took this but it gives you the idea. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442305103.jpg"> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:54:30 EST Week 113... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665336 Hi All, <BR> This week was pretty good weight wise <BR> <BR> Last week 76.9 kgs (169.18 lbs) <BR> Thsi week 75.6 kgs (166.32 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss 1.3 kgs (2.86 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss to date 34.4 kgs (75.68 lbs) <BR> <BR> <BR> Lots of walking and pilates, I'm giving the Zumba a rest just for a while till I'm sure my muscles are up to the twisting again. <BR> <BR> In November DD was dedicated as a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University with speeches and saying th... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 22:37:44 EST Help me help a friend in need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663810 Does anyone have any 'workable' solutions for fleas and bed bugs? <BR> <BR> My friend has used countless sprays and peoples suggestions- salt, baby powder, etc and the pest controllers but their solutions seem to be so weak they do nothing. <BR> I've looked online and there seems to be a lot of people struggling as well. <BR> diatomaceous ? earth is an option but can't be purchased in his area. <BR> <BR> He is old and has never had them before I think it's a 'weakened ' body state. <BR> ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 21:01:57 EST Week 111 and 112...taking liberties... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659641 Morning, <BR> <BR> Those of you who kindly read my blog know some of the misfortune that has befallen me since last September and have continued to encourage and uplift me in it. <BR> <BR> On the 20th DD's partner called and asked for help for her, I stayed a couple of days and brought her home, took her to appointments and meetings. I have never been so sad or lost in a situation. All of us in our family have cried and mourned and continue to work through it all day by day. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:42:31 EST Week 110...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648764 Morning, <BR> It's a fine sunny morning here in WA Australia, about 22 deg C . <BR> <BR> Stats this week are up .6 kg last week 75.7 this week 76.3 kgs. <BR> TOM is here so I'm blaming him...LOL <BR> It's not much. <BR> <BR> The new pills are working out well and the muscle tightness has finally 'given in' I just take half to one if there is any tightness now . <BR> I've gone from 5-10 min beginner Zumba to my favourite 45 min hard dvd yesterday. It is a real improvement. <BR> <BR> Stres... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:08:54 EST Week 109... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643163 Hi <BR> <BR> Stats first:- <BR> <BR> Last week 77.3 kgs <BR> This week 75.7 kgs <BR> <BR> Loss of 1.6 kgs <BR> <BR> When I first joined SP I had already lost 12 kgs of the 54 I wanted to lose. I now have 15.7 kgs to get to my "see how you feel" weight. <BR> <BR> At 60 kgs I expect to feel pretty great. This is the correct weight for my height in New Zealand -land of my birth :) <BR> 54 kgs is the weight on the internet for my height, which is shrinking ( so I'm hoping to get there b... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:08:06 EST Week 108...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637154 Morning <BR> <BR> I ate it <BR> I didn't work it off <BR> it stuck <BR> <BR> Last week 75.4 kgs <BR> <BR> This week Hubby's birthday I pigged out on lollies- have not done this for three years I just couldn't stop--angry upset because I know it is rubbish. But I did it. <BR> <BR> <BR> This week 77.3 kgs UP 1.9 kg !!!!! <BR> <BR> I own it nothing more to say... <BR> <BR> Hope your week is great :) Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:11:00 EST Week 107... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631114 Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Not to rub it in but it's a lovely day here, sunny, warm, the birds are singing, the lizards are scratching in the bushes and all is right with the world. <BR> <BR> Weighed in at 75.4 kgs this week so I'm up 0.2 from last week. <BR> <BR> Have had a great week except for Friday where I was in a lot of pain. LBM up so that means muscle increasing. Great. <BR> <BR> Went out with DD yesterday and got to see actual people and not just four walls. We picked up some g... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:03:36 EST Week 106 ... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625125 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> Stats first:- <BR> <BR> Last week 75.1 kgs <BR> This week 75.2 kgs <BR> <BR> Gain .1 kgs <BR> <BR> I'm taking it as muscle because I've been doing my Pilates exercises and walking and weights and cardio this week. <BR> Still not up to the amount I was doing but I'm getting there and feeling that smile returning as I do them. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> I also noticed on my sides just how high my hips were. I grabbed hubby who is not overweight and said "hey where do your h... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:13:00 EST Week 105..weigh in.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618955 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> This week was a good one for me. I had another Physio appointment and got some new exercises for the next month, my muscles are building up nicely so that my back and neck are becoming so much better than before. <BR> I'm working on the exercises four times a day and still using heat to relax the neck as it tightens up under any strain. <BR> <BR> My weight went down this week yahoo!!! <BR> <BR> Last week 76.2 up .6 kgs from the week before <BR> <BR> Today 75.1 kgs... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 20:45:25 EST Week 104... Weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612366 Morning to you!!! <BR> <BR> Today I'm 76.2 kgs up .6 on last week. <BR> <BR> So I'm looking at NSV's today. <BR> <BR> After my third visit to the Physio my back has lessened the tightness in the muscles and with wheat bags and heat packs I feel a lot better than before. <BR> I managed to do two lots of 10 min zumba and one 20 min this week along with my walking and physio exercises. <BR> The smile returned and I was really enjoying it. <BR> I could haul the washing out of the machine an... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 18:46:26 EST Week 103... Weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605613 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> This week a loss yay <BR> <BR> last week 77.3 <BR> this week 75.6 <BR> <BR> Loss 1.7 kgs <BR> <BR> I ate more fish, added almonds in the morning, all the walking to relieve my back added to the loss. <BR> <BR> Pain level has gone down a bit but I am still shaky and sore. It will just need time and I have plenty of that. I did 8 mins of an easy Zumba and was so tired...but was exhilarated too!!! Love that Zumba. <BR> The Beach Boys have been my constant companion... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:30:53 EST Week 102.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598264 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> This week I had two appointments with the Physiotherapist which consisted of massage treatments. The after treatment was to apply heat and walk around, when tired or back too sore to lay flat and rest a while. <BR> <BR> As we talked I told her about SP and my journey through the weight loss maze. It is always nice to have a fresh view and she said" you don't need to lose any more do you?". I want to lose 20 more kilos, on the way home I realized with the increase in... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:22:38 EST Week 101.weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591525 Last week 75.1 kgs this week 76.0 kgs up .9kgs <BR> <BR> This will be a 'shorthand' blog as back really sore. <BR> <BR> No house work, hubby did cooking, pain pain Pain ALL week, just walking around for exercise trying to keep moving. <BR> <BR> Sunday power went off early hours, stayed off all day. Put ice in freezer, no air con, no water no power, no phones not even mobile coverage,wash cloth on head to keep cool, hubby got generator going till ran out of petrol so filled buckets with wat... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:54:10 EST Week 100...Three Year Anniversary...2014 Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582332 Morning, <BR> <BR> Todays weigh in first <BR> <BR> Last week 76.7 kgs (168.74 lbs) <BR> This week 75.1 (165.22 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss 1.6 kgs (3.52 lbs) Woo hoo!!! <BR> <BR> After three years with Sparkpeople I have lost 34.9 kgs (76.78 lbs), I've learned so much and met such great people along the way. <BR> <BR> I was on track till September and THE incident but did lose 5.7 kgs in 2013. <BR> <BR> 2014 <BR> <BR> I found an article which 'spoke ' to me and in 2014 I'll be working on... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:03:36 EST Week 99...weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574099 Morning <BR> <BR> Last week 75.6 <BR> This week 76.7 <BR> <BR> gain 1.1 <BR> <BR> lowest 72.7 Kgs <BR> <BR> I ate the rocky road and the marshmallows, I walked as much as I could. Mr Right asked for Hubbys permission to marry DD and he said yes. <BR> <BR> So instead of listening to my best friend on SP and just enjoying the week, I had a meltdown on Friday; pain meds, finances, lack of work, the worst scenario for the roof, not being able to help DD with the wedding financially, it all ... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:04:27 EST A Few Snaps of My Christmas...25.12.13.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571383 Merry Christmas Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Bec came over and we opened our presents, she is in charge of the order of opening. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2145036287.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DS likes to remian anonymous <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l944012984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby has had the same clothes at Christmas since Bec made him the decorated T-shirt in pre-primary when she was 4 years old. He's a bit of a softie when it comes t... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:09:06 EST Week 98...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569510 Hello, <BR> <BR> this week has been a little strange as I find myself laughing a lot and looking for the funny side, it could be a reaction to these last few months and I like it better than the crying or the depression!!! <BR> <BR> My weight went up and down this week and then "slam dunked" me today-- <BR> <BR> so last week74.5 kgs <BR> today 75.6 kgs <BR> up 1.1 kgs <BR> <BR> I was doing a bit of baking and a bit of tasting. Marshmallow Shortcake and Rocky road. <BR> But I'm sure that ... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 21:02:34 EST Hubby Doesn't Usually Send Me Emails- I Should Have Known!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568333 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1305978919.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted a laugh today and there it was. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:00:52 EST Week 97...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564489 OK so it's week 97, <BR> I was 74.6 kg last week and today 74.5 kg <BR> Down .1 kg <BR> <BR> At this stage I'll take it gladly. <BR> <BR> You know the times when everything seems to go wrong and you think it can't get any worse--and then it does--- and you are almost laughing because you just don't know what else to do? <BR> <BR> That was this week, found out the new med has gone up from Dec 1 to $60.00 a month. It is only subsidised for people with heart failure now. My son gave me eno... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 20:48:13 EST Week 96 ... the week that was... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559393 Good morning all you great Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Lets get the numbers in first:- <BR> <BR> last week 75.4 kgs <BR> this week 74.6 kgs <BR> <BR> loss 0.8 kgs <BR> <BR> lowest to date 72.7 kgs 10/10/13 <BR> <BR> <BR> So this week the September saga is still biting. The new meds are giving me some strange side effects. Last Sunday afternoon DD came over and I got her to check my heart as I was having palpitations. She checked me and then listened somewhere else, got me to lay d... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:09:21 EST Week 95...weigh in.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553694 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thanks for stopping by. <BR> <BR> This week has been a tough one but I came out on top- <BR> last week 76.5 kgs and this week 75.4 kgs. <BR> <BR> It didn't look good through the week but this morning was a nice surprise. <BR> So that is a 1.1 kg loss. <BR> <BR> I met DD's Mr Right for a coffee on Friday, I wanted to get him to myself to 'check him out', as a "reformed people pleaser" I know how we act differently in company to one on one. I wanted him to know... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:36:13 EST Week 94... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548688 Morning Sparkers, <BR> <BR> This week I returned to the Cardiologist who increased my new med again, so for me that means another couple of weeks to get used to it. So now I take 6 meds. <BR> <BR> Saturday was Bec's 'Dedication Day', it went off well with tears when she rose with her class and read out the oath. I overcame my insecurity and when her name was read out I leaped up and shouted and waved at her!!! It felt great. She put a lovely comment about her parents in her Year book. That... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:50:06 EST Week 93...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543019 Morning All, <BR> <BR> Week 93 has rolled around since beginning SP-- this week I've gone up again to 76.6 which is an increase of .3 Kg. <BR> <BR> It would be an understatement to say "not happy", and to try to find a reason but I'm becoming morose about myself as it is and have determined not to "attack myself" any more. There have been some developments during the week which have caused a lot of grief. So yesterday held a lot of tears. <BR> <BR> So I'm sort of at the "don't care about... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:55:30 EST Week 92... Sigh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536789 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Let's get it out of the way---- up 0.8 to 76.3 kgs. It would be good if I LOST 3.6 kg in a month instead of gained it.:) <BR> <BR> Still just walking mostly and doing some slow Zumba in 10 min increments then a rest. <BR> <BR> What to do? <BR> This week I'm going to eat more protein and nuts and seeds. <BR> <BR> Try to up the Zumba. <BR> <BR> Good things:- <BR> <BR> DD managed to get home (away from Mr Right) for a few days and we went out for lunch on Wednesday ... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 19:36:12 EST Week 91... the week that was.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530387 Hello, <BR> <BR> WARNING WARNING THIS BLOG MAY CONTAIN MOANING AND MISERY!!! <BR> <BR> I promised to disclose the week that was today. So here goes. <BR> I was really surpised I made it to Wednesday, using the GTN spray so much and feeling so bad. Lots of resting and sleeping and feeling empty of energy. <BR> <BR> But Wednesday did come, Hubby drove me there and the carpark was full so he dropped me off and went looking for an alternative park. When I got to the office they had added tw... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:08:29 EST Week 90...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524184 Morning, <BR> <BR> My status updates have said it all. Not a great week, but Tuesday finally looms on the horizon just as my body is waving a huge white flag -I'm done. I must have packed my hospital bag 4-5 times in the last 3 weeks. <BR> <BR> We had plans to go to the local agricultural show yesterday but after checking the intinerary, Hubby said"there are no stationary engines so I don't want to go", but I know he wanted to give me an 'out'. <BR> <BR> So this week my exercise has been s... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:02:33 EST Week 89... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518052 Hello, <BR> <BR> This week was a fizzer....chest pain throughout the days, weakness, fuzzy head ( couldn't make a choice to save myself ha ha), tried walking-- only did about 5 mins and had to sit down. Felt frustrated, fat, fatigued, foggy and to top the week off TOM came to visit. <BR> <BR> Yesterday Hubby put his foot down and I stayed on the Laz-e-boy most of the day. Had a small bowl of nuts and seeds by me and water, to snack on and got up for lunch and dinner. Hubby did the dinner fo... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:16:22 EST To All Those Who Are Having a Tough time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512025 As per Sunshine 65... <BR> <BR> Everyone will go thru some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. Just something to think about...Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me. Sometimes jus... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:05:54 EST Week 88...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511851 Morning, <BR> Happy Sunday to you all. <BR> It's been three weeks now since the "great cat episode" !!! <BR> <BR> I went to the Cardiologist on Thursday and he decided I should continue the higher dose of one of my meds for another 3 weeks as I had continued to use the GTN spray at least once or more every day, with the possibility of another Angiogram if there is no improvement. <BR> <BR> When I went to make another appointment with the receptionist she said I couldn't have a Thursday agai... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:42:19 EST Week 87... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505532 Happy Sunday Everyone. <BR> <BR> I had a loss of 0.6 kgs this week. So that is great seeing I had cake last night and baked cheesecake. I cooked all day and had the meal ready on time. I was so weak it wasn't the greatest I've felt. Met 'Mister Right' who was friendly and courteous and enjoyed the night. A couple of other friends of DD came as well. <BR> <BR> Had little sleep overnight, lots of back pain and GTN use but the pain went away so I'm hoping a good rest this week and the new dos... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:00:22 EST Update...update...update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502835 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Went to the Doctor yesterday, told her my story about the cat. She took my blood pressure three times, said it was a concern. Sent me for blood tests and gave me a referral to my cardiologist and told me to see him asap, if I couldn't get an appointment she would call him. <BR> <BR> Went back to my suburb and had the bloods taken. At 5 pm the Doctors nurse called and said the results were in they did not look good. So Doctor wants another test this morning and when I... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 20:25:31 EST Yay...the Peacocks return...Pics too...!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501142 Hi there, <BR> <BR> the Peacocks have returned and at last I think I have them in print. Here goes... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l34793058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399908770.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope they look great. <BR> These photos were taken out the Games room window as they meandered around the house. <BR> <BR> Aside :- Doctor tomorrow, DD says sounds like new drug required or increase of existing one. Money,... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:27:35 EST Week 86...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498878 Morning all, <BR> <BR> This week has been another "see-saw" week after getting to my all time low of 72.8 last week and after the 'fair day' eats I went up to 74.9 but today was down to 73.5 kgs. So up .7 kgs for the week. Not to worry... it's a journey and I'm here to stay. <BR> <BR> This is amazing as I'm still struggling with back and neck pain from "the cat to the vet episode"it will be three weeks this Wednesday. When I stand up I feel like I'm lop-sided and my 'pars defect' in my spin... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:13:51 EST Week 85... Weigh in ... and a day the the Fair... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491814 HI Everyone, <BR> This week I lost 1.0 kgs it's nice to be moving again and have the decimal point on the right side of the 1. :) <BR> So 72.8 kgs 2.8 kgs till I'm just overweight :) Yay. <BR> <BR> My BFF and I travelled to Moora a small country town today where DD is on her last week of Rural GP rotation. It took us an hour and a half to get there, I made a picnic lunch which we ate when we arrived. Quiche, cherry tomatoes, asparagus rolls, club sandwiches (yes with the crusts off), fruit... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:07:36 EST