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 173...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936972 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> First the stats then the photos!!!! :) <BR> <BR> Last week 72.1 kgs (158.62 lbs) <BR> <BR> This week 71.8 kgs (157.96 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.3 kgs (0.66 lbs) <BR> <BR> So a loss of 50.2 kgs since I weighed 122 kgs. Of course I was hoping to get to 70 kgs but this is great. Little by little... I have been so desperate to lose these point somethings are like losing tonnes ...LOL... you know what I mean....!!! <BR> <BR> This morning I went to the wardrobe ... Sat, 30 May 2015 21:28:49 EST Week 172... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933217 Morning, <BR> <BR> Last week 72.2 kgs (158.84 lbs) <BR> This week 72.1 kgs (158.62 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss 0.1 kgs (0.22 lbs) <BR> <BR> A mini loss but a loss so yay!!! <BR> <BR> TOM arrived so maybe that is a factor though I usually rocket up so this is good. <BR> <BR> I was so happy to see the photos DH took of me, as I could see the changes taking place. <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful NSV as well. <BR> <BR> Hubby needed singlets as its getting colder and no offence to men, but ladies ... Sat, 23 May 2015 21:59:22 EST Updated Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930556 Hi here they are, <BR> <BR> In original exercise clothes and then in dress DH bought at Christmas <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29b09bd4-8946-4e5d-9d68-8761eb330b11.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51d2829f-d90e-4cad-87a5-89a4f89e12fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/835cdaa2-53b5-473f-aff3-750370cac447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 May 2015 03:37:45 EST Week 171...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929274 Good Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another loss week for me, I've lost in total since 2011 49.8 kgs!!! <BR> Last week 73.1 kgs (160.82 lbs) <BR> This week 72.2 kgs (158.84 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.9 kgs (1.98 lbs) <BR> <BR> My starting weight on SP was 98 kgs but my highest weight was 122 kgs. It seems so long ago now. <BR> I went to the GP this week and we looked at my SP starting photo and 'oo-ed and ahh-ed' together!!! She says a loss of 6kgs a year is good progress as the slower I lose t... Sat, 16 May 2015 20:15:03 EST Week 170...Mother's Day weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925544 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thanks for stopping by to see how this week went. <BR> <BR> I've just spent one hour and twenty minutes on Skype with DD, it was so nice :) <BR> <BR> I love being a Mum... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1078664369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope you can make out the badges...DS made them in Primary School Year One, and I have worn them every Mother's Day since then. DS was 5 years old and DD was about eight months old. <BR> <BR> I'm a soppy t... Sat, 9 May 2015 23:47:55 EST Week 169... weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921497 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Last week 75.2 kgs (165.44 lbs) <BR> <BR> This week 73.7 kgs (162.14 lbs) <BR> <BR> a great loss of 1.5 kgs (3.3 lbs) <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <em>521</em> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>353</em> <em>352</em> <em>355</em> <em>403</em> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> ...and these are just a few to show how I feel !!!! :) <BR> <BR> I added more fruit and ate like a King for breakfast, a Prince for lunch and a Paupe... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:16:29 EST Week 168... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917676 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Last week 74.3 kg (163.46 lbs) <BR> this week 75.2 kg (165.44 lbs) <BR> UP 0.9 kgs (1.98 lbs) <BR> <BR> TOM arrived, I hurt my back, I ate too much protein and not enough fibre---all these things helped to get the increase. <BR> <BR> I was pleased I didn't use the purse snatch to binge or get lax I exercised but slower with less 'throwing my arms around and weights were very slowwww...' <BR> <BR> Not to worry mate!!! <BR> <BR> Every new day brings a chance ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:50:35 EST I didn't even know it was gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916103 Hey Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Just a note to explain my feed comments. <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH and I went shopping, we had a lot to do and I wasn't feeling great. <BR> <BR> Our first stop was a small shopping centre where I get one of my meds every month, I had found a couple of extra packets and had been too shy to ask the pharmacist if I could take them before I got my script filled. <BR> <BR> I had worked myself into a 'tizz' about it, condemning myself for being so dumb, asked to speak to h... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:48:30 EST Week 167 weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913632 Morning, <BR> <BR> Last week 74.3 kg <BR> This week 74.3 kg <BR> No change <BR> <BR> I'm ecstatic over this really :) , no gain. <BR> <BR> My nemesis this week was tortellini, even though I only had 3-5 I did have them three times this week. Usually a low carb gal, I did love these Ham and Cheese ones. <BR> I really miss bread and it was like a sandwich almost. :) <BR> <BR> So a small happy dance and I'm off...!!! <BR> <BR> Hubby has accepted my invitation to a new Cafe that only open... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:19:24 EST Week 166... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909576 Good Morning, Good Morning... <BR> <BR> Another rainy day here, lovely to hear it on the roof!! <BR> <BR> I ate too many marshmallow Easter eggs and with appointments and dropping off DS car for a service (2 hour return trip), the week flew by and the lbs jumped on for the ride. <BR> <BR> no excuses - I ate it !!! :) <BR> <BR> Last week 73.5 kgs (161.70 lbs) <BR> This week 74.3 kgs (163.46 lbs) <BR> <BR> Gained 0.8 kgs (1.76 lbs) <BR> <BR> I love the rain so I had a nice week, hope your... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:21:04 EST Week 165...'young whipper-snapper!'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905527 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another great week for me, makes me wonder why I ever tried to eat 1200 calories at all. This makes five losses in five weeks. <BR> <BR> Last week 74.10 kgs (163.02 lbs) <BR> This week 73.5 kgs (161.70 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of another 0.6 kgs (1.32 lbs) <BR> <BR> On another topic-- how many of you were brought up to make do? repurpose? re use? find something around the house to make something else work other than buying things? <BR> <BR> Hubby and I both had m... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 21:18:04 EST Week 164... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901369 Great news this week, <BR> <BR> I lost 1.8kgs (3.96 lbs) Woo hoo!!! <BR> <BR> I've been stealthily working up to a whole number loss for a month now!!!! <BR> <BR> Psst don't tell my body it might catch on and start saving the lbs up again!!!! <BR> <BR> Last week 75.9 kgs (166.98 lbs) <BR> This week 74.10 kgs (163.02 lbs) <BR> <BR> If only I could bottle this week and keep it going, our bodies are amazing structures with in built 'fail-safe' modes that are able to circumvent our every mo... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:01:51 EST Week 163...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897219 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> Hope everyone feeling great today!!! <BR> <BR> The weather here in the West is cooling down and now I have put back my blankets and doona for the winter. There was also time this week to sort out some warmer clothing and to pack away the cooler items. So some 'Autumn cleaning' done!!! <BR> <BR> I had a very good week nutrition wise and had plenty of time for exercise. <BR> <BR> Last week 76.4 kgs (168.08 lbs) <BR> This week 75.9kgs (166.98 lbs) <BR> <BR> So the ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:51:04 EST Week 162... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893072 Hi there, <BR> <BR> My PC keeps crashing so this will be short and sweet- like me- :) !! <BR> <BR> Last week 76.5 kg (168.30 lbs) <BR> This week 76.4 kg (168.08 lbs) <BR> <BR> Loss of 0.1 kg (0.22 lbs) <BR> <BR> I like it even though it's small as ANY loss is getting to be fantastic :) <BR> <BR> Have a great week Sparkies and keep smiling!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Christine Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:04:14 EST Week 161...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888946 Hi, <BR> <BR> March is here and for me it means Autumn is on it's way. I still have my important papers packed and bags of clothes just in case there is a fire, though I have down graded the risk from high to low. <BR> <BR> As I put in my Friend Feed it was a 'breakdown week', the car DD gave me when she went to Tasmania was not 'fit' to take her to the airport on Tuesday. DH found oil in the distributor, not mechanically minded it meant little to me apart from the inference it shouldn't b... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:03:39 EST Week 160... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884575 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm trying to type with a very loud purring cat sitting on my desk, so I have the keyboard in my lap...LOL <BR> <BR> So short and to the point as I've been out all day with DD. <BR> <BR> Last week 75.8 kg (166.76 lbs) <BR> this week 76.8 kg (168.96 lbs) <BR> <BR> Up 1.0 kg (2.2lbs) <BR> <BR> So little more exercise and a little backing off the food and see how we go next week. <BR> <BR> I WILL GET IT RIGHT!!!! <BR> <BR> Hope your weeks were great and this week too. <BR... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 02:15:29 EST Week 159... Weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880238 Hey there Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> This week I added an apple-- peeled with yoghurt and cinnamon-- on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as a snack to my plan. I also only did 3 hours of exercise each day including household chores instead of my usual 4 hours AND household chores and pilates, steps etc. <BR> <BR> I felt better and was pleasantly surprised to see the scale stayed more or less the same as last week which is what I was hoping to see. <BR> <BR> So last week 75.7 kgs (166.54 lbs) <B... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:55:37 EST Week 158...THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE; ONLY FEEDBACK, ONLY RESULTS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875840 Hi, <BR> I'm repeating myself from last week to help me stay on track. <BR> <BR> This week was full of appointments so I was forced to keep the exercise down :), it was hard... I printed off a page of "How to Meet Your Calorie Recommendations" and found it really helpful this week. <BR> <BR> The stats are looking good <BR> <BR> Last week 76.5 Kgs (168.30 lbs) <BR> This week 75.7 Kgs (166.54 lbs) <BR> <BR> a LOSS ^^^wahoo^^^ of 0.8kg (1.76 lbs) <BR> <BR> 1.22 of that was muscle so I'll b... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:09:16 EST Week 157...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871462 THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE; ONLY FEEDBACK, ONLY RESULTS. <BR> <BR> Yes you guessed it, I'm up this week :) !!! <BR> <BR> I increased my calories and decreased exercise as I was getting 'exercis-ia' (it's like not being able to stop exercising once I start and not increasing calories to balance it ). <BR> <BR> So I feel great today and not hungry, but the 0.9 kg increase tells me I could up the exercise this week a little and keep the calories the same. Next week I will be able to ... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 20:42:12 EST Week 156...Weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866755 Hello there!!! <BR> <BR> Another week of increase and change in the food and exercise department of my life!!! <BR> Though I say there is more to my life than the scale, it does play a huge part in my emotions. <BR> <BR> The heat has dissipated for a while and been replaced with humid cloudy days --it gives us a breather from the heat and dust!!! <BR> <BR> We did have to get some water brought in... ha ha... just before the weather report of possible rain!!! <BR> <BR> Story of my life!!!... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:08:41 EST Week 155...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861779 Hi <BR> Short blog today too hot to sit. Heat increasing to two 40 deg C days Tues and Wed <BR> <BR> Last week 76.3 kgs <BR> Today 76.1 <BR> Loss of 0.2 <BR> <BR> This week was all about change, change food- change exercises- change attitude- change outcomes. <BR> <BR> Have a great week <BR> <BR> Christine Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:40:06 EST Week 154...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856646 Hi all, <BR> <BR> It was really hot yesterday, a good friend and I found a new place to meet and have a chat. It was a little out of the way cottage set back off the road with a large car park and a very welcoming verandah. We sat out under the pergola and had one coffee and sponge cake and one Chocola Tea with Humming bird cake ( no feathers in mine!!) <BR> <BR> We hadn't seen each other since September so had a lot to talk about though we do Facebook and emails, but you can't beat face t... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:40:39 EST Week 153...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851364 Morning, <BR> <BR> Just a quick stop to tell you I lost 0.4 kgs this week. So that was 76.1 kg last week and 75.7 this week. <BR> Two consecutive weeks of losses is amazing for me... :), will continue on my new and winning ways, hoping to increase the losses over time. <BR> <BR> Huge fire raged in the area yesterday, I was packed and ready to go --- winds drove it onto barren land, thinking of those brave men and women and people trying to move their animals. <BR> <BR> DD got her and her ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:26:45 EST Week 152...weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845103 Hello, <BR> <BR> with all my ups and downs over the year, I ended up being 0.1 kg less...arghh...so much work for that!!! <BR> <BR> On a bright side I am ready for maintaining :) <BR> <BR> Where did I go wrong? <BR> <BR> This year I tried to eat a better range of foods, that included more carbs to try to get to the 'huge' calorie range SP advised I should be eating. <BR> <BR> When looking at the years I lost big-- I was eating lots of protein and exercising lots through the day to what ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:33:36 EST Week 151... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839520 Hi <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great Christmas this year. <BR> <BR> We set up Skype so DD could be part of the day; we opened our presents and laughed and talked-- it was almost as great as usual :) <BR> <BR> Best present----- the Celsius Sport step my lovely DH got me. <BR> <BR> Most embarrassing present--- the Fire fighters Calendar DD got me, she said she could see me blushing from where she was !!! <BR> <BR> I did sneak a peek at my birthday month though and there were 3 firemen on... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:15:13 EST Week 150... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836053 Hi <BR> <BR> This week I incorporated more exercise and food into my plan as per last weeks BMR calculation. With the limitations of my back and neck problems, I lowered my Zumba time and added longer walking sessions. <BR> <BR> This felt great as the pains subsided quicker, such a relief. If you live with pain, you seem to carry on through it and then suffer so much you have to stop exercising for a time. <BR> <BR> So I got on the scale today with some expectation of a loss, NO, it wasn... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:46:57 EST Week 149...Weigh in and outlook... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832533 Morning, <BR> <BR> Let's get it out of the way, this week I ate way too little and the amazing machine which is my body kept me going by saving as much as it could. <BR> <BR> Last week 75.7 kg <BR> This week 76.3 kg <BR> Up 0.6 kg <BR> <BR> I have revisited the calculations of BMR, calories burned per day and calories needed to have a loss and am 'fired up' for the new stage. <BR> <BR> There are still 17 days left in the year to finish on an amazing low <em>9</em> <em>43</em> <em... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:40:24 EST Week 148... back to blogging... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828876 Hi <BR> <BR> I have been back a week now from New Zealand. <BR> <BR> I came back weighing in at 77.2 kgs, I did not weigh in or keep notes on my eating. <BR> I was doing great till my friends arrived and we had to eat out all the time, cafe and restaurant food for three days was not a great plan for me. <BR> <BR> On my return I went back to eating as I had when I first arrived in NZ and have lost 1.5 kgs this week. <BR> More water and two medium-- one small meals a day and snacks of h... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 00:00:38 EST I'm back from New Zealand. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824891 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I flew out to New Zealand on the 12th of November, as my Dad was in hospital very ill. I arrived in his hometown on the 13th at 9:30 am and went to visit him in hospital. I spent the day with him and he was so happy to see me. <BR> I was told on Tuesday he would not last and I know he waited for me to get there. <BR> He passed away on Friday the 14th after being very ill for three weeks. He was buried on Monday the 17th and I gave the eulogy, I often think it a shame... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:33:03 EST Week 144..Highs and Lows... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813220 Morning, <BR> <BR> This week has been a real whirlwind of activity. <BR> <BR> My Dad is very ill in hospital in New Zealand so I have been calling him, he was critical for a while with kidney and liver problems. <BR> He could hardly talk and the fluid build up made every movement painful. I got DD (now a Doctor) to call and speak to his doctor and she said she was glad Bec called that day as she was very worried about him 2 days before. <BR> <BR> Hubby had made arrangements for us to tra... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:30:16 EST Week 142... down down scales going down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804727 Hello there !!! <BR> <BR> As per my friend feed, went nuts on Tuesday to get the weight moving downwards and ended up resting for the rest of the week. No pun intended. <BR> <BR> I completed 4 hours of Zumba, heaps of pilates, weights, reverse pushups (where you have your back to a table, arms either side and do push ups by lowering yourself and then lifting up ) he he not a great image but you get the idea, can't quite remember the correct term. <BR> <BR> The rest of the week was a rest... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:47:55 EST Week 141... Up a little, down a little.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800576 Morning, <BR> <BR> a new day dawns here in Western Australia after a stormy night, where even the insurance companies were sending texts of weather warnings. Even though we are top of a hill, we are surrounded by even higher hills and did not get the brunt of the weather this time. <BR> <BR> It is unusual to have rain at this time of the year, it stops around September and starts again in March. So not sure where that leaves climate changers? <BR> <BR> My water tank is overflowing and the... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:38:31 EST Week 140...Thinking, Thinking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796510 Hi <BR> this week I went up and up as is usual for this time of the month. I was lethargic and moany :), but managed a small loss today to brighten me up again. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine once said "Don't make decisions at night, they are usually better made in the daytime, when your thinking is clear" <BR> <BR> I woke at 4:30am and my brain seemed to be already in 'wacky' mode, my thoughts turning to all the things I have no control over. Bec going interstate, Hubby having migraines, his ... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:15:58 EST Week 139...Bec's Birthday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792472 Hi All, <BR> <BR> It's raining quite heavily as I wait for Bec to arrive so we can celebrate her birthday, 25 today. <BR> <BR> My waters broke at 7:30 am and she arrived at 10:37am, and she has been a joy ever since. <BR> <BR> Hubby picked Rebecca for her first name and I picked Helen for her second, I wanted her to have the courage of Helen of Troy and be outspoken against injustice, I have worked hard to encourage her to be independant and have thoughts of her own, to care for people ... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:56:27 EST Week 138...Long Weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788115 Hi there, <BR> The end of September, where did it all go? <BR> <BR> We are having Queen's Birthday long weekend here in Western Australia. It has been raining and stormy I'm feeling sorry for the children at the Show. Not a great start to school holidays. <BR> <BR> This week I thought I had fallen off the rails as my weight went up, after checking my log I found it was increasing the zumba and it added muscle a good 1.45 kgs woo hoo!! <BR> So I'm 74.3 kgs this week up 0.8 kgs. Not a big in... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:13:57 EST Week 137... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783750 Hi <BR> <BR> From reading a few blogs this week it seems most people are feeling nostalgic about how they are doing and looking back over the time they have spent on SP, whether it is diet or exercise or feelings or how their clothes fit, there is a common theme. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if it is the change of season coming or the blogs but I'm joining in. <BR> <BR> Two years ago I couldn't:- <BR> <BR> Sleep on my back <BR> Reach my feet <BR> Go a day with out pain killers <BR> Put my h... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:22:24 EST Week 136... Oops Nearly Forgot to Blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779466 Hey there, <BR> <BR> What a lovely weekend I've had...worn out now but happy. <BR> <BR> Saturday: I met my BFF at a Chocolate Factory, and we had coffee and caught up after not seeing each other for a year. It was my fault- no car, no rides, my back has been so bad for a year and the time just went. <BR> But it was like we had just been apart for a week and we talked for three hours and caught up on family and friends. I did have to get up and walk around the park to keep my back loose,... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:52:12 EST Week 135 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774809 Hello, <BR> <BR> We heard the peacock again but he was around here at night and I could not catch a glimpse of him. So no piccies this week. <BR> <BR> The weather alternated between warm sunny days and rainy days and so did my weight which came in this week 1.5 kg higher at 74.8 kgs. <BR> <BR> I looked over my log and found the increase comes when I take one of my new meds once a month. I've been panicking all this time trying to get down and it turns out to be a continual increase at thi... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:33:07 EST Week 134... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770143 Morning, <BR> <BR> I'm buzzing today, three weeks of losses and today another 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs) . <BR> <BR> My clothes are looser, on shopping day I put on my jeans and then realized I had put on the pair I could not do up last time I tried, just as well as the jumping up and down to celebrate could have been a catastrophe!!!! LOL... <BR> <BR> So today is a looking back day to celebrate the new me as I am now. One photo was taken in 2011 and then in 2013, I'll have to get a new one done s... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:38:21 EST Week 133.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765730 Morning, <BR> <BR> A loss of 0.6 kgs this week, pretty good with TOM visiting. <BR> <BR> I cut back my exercise a bit, doing 4 x 20 min zumbas over the day with pilates in between and some walking. <BR> I ate more salads- ugh - in the cold of winter it's torture --LOL. <BR> <BR> Huh :) pulled a muscle on my hip on Friday vacuuming and I'm still limping around, old people!!! <BR> I've got a physio appointment this week so Anita will help with some exercises to add to my regime for some m... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:29:42 EST Week 132... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761084 Morning <BR> <BR> This week I dropped 0.5 kgs. <BR> <BR> I went to the Cardiologist who was full of praise for me. That made my day!!! <BR> DD gave me her cardigan and said, " this will fit you now Mum." <BR> <BR> I have found it so hard to eat more as the scale goes up, over a year I have bounced along 73 -74 kgs. I have adjusted my exercise, food, changed and added new foods and still I'm stuck here. Ugh...!!! <BR> <BR> I'm letting go of today and these thoughts right now. I can do th... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:05:43 EST Week 131... Sunny days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756626 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1245868713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l727943746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week was nice with fine days, the warm heat rises in the morning and the cold air turns to clouds up here on the hill. I wake to a 'white out' all around, like I am the only person in the world. So surreal but cool!!! <BR> <BR> I worked out hard this week but did not eat enough and have gone up 0.6 kgs to ... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:21:02 EST Week 130... Happy August Everyone!!!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751961 Hi there, <BR> <BR> August brings showers to Western Australia, so we have green grass and flowers, wildlife and low temps. <BR> <BR> It also brings my darling Dad's birthday, he'll be 89 this week. <BR> <BR> I have always had him on a 'daughters pedestal', and even more so in his older years. At 87 he was painting his house, a wooden home. he would tire easily so he did it little by little. <BR> <BR> I'm glad I have a brick house as I don't have his stamina!! <BR> <BR> He was always ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:16:14 EST Week 129... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747209 Hi there, <BR> <BR> It has been cold here this week, but I feel like I'm complaining after seeing your snow in winter. The last time I was living with snow was 30 years ago when my son was born. I went into hospital a couple of days before but Hubby drove to the hospital in our little VW down a mountain through a snow storm at night. <BR> <BR> DS was born at 11:56pm on a Saturday night-Bastille Day. Hubby then drove home... brr... <BR> <BR> This week the loss was 0.2 kgs. I've tried as ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:25:55 EST Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745930 Hey, <BR> <BR> I had no idea the UN had a happiest country list. <BR> <BR> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Happi<BR>ness_Report <BR> <BR> How great is this? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:33:59 EST Week 128... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742394 Hello, <BR> <BR> This week I had TOM visit and was eating more and exercising more to build muscle and burn fat. My weight went up 1.1 kgs but its not a problem I will just adjust this week. <BR> <BR> I have put it on my tracker to stay accountable as King_Slayer taught me. Miss him lots. <BR> <BR> Not much going on here, sunny mornings, still no car Hubby is having trouble milling the head. He is amazing as he is learning as he goes along! So I'm at home apart from fortnightly shopping an... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:51:23 EST Week 127...photos... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737552 Morning, <BR> <BR> A small loss this week things are going great. <BR> <BR> I have decided to put up some photos today--enjoy <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1466823327.jpg"> <BR> Phoenix DD's cat -this was his first 'bed' when he was a kitten. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l674957892.jpg"> <BR> one of the bridges in Melbourne 2012 trip with DD. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1091790385.jpg"> <BR> gar... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:35:59 EST Mid week ...NSV's... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736324 Hi <BR> On Wednesday Hubby and I went to see MIL in the home, she is doing great and we were happy for her to be looked after so well. She has dementia and in the past was always a worrier, so it was nice to see her enjoying every day with no care in the world. <BR> <BR> It was cold so I wore my red jersey dress and Hubby who is not given to compliments said"Wow, you look great!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l119832286.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On the way home we st... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:16:42 EST 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