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 331... MB 115 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501200 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Wow I have just finished reading some great blogs, thanks to all who blog and pass on their thoughts, links, encouragement, and hope to us all. What a great space SP is !! <BR> <BR> https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_publi<BR>c_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501125 <BR> <BR> https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_publi<BR>c_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6501058 <BR> <BR> https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_publi<BR>c_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=65010<BR>39#comm... Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:21:25 EST Week 330 ... MB 114 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6499292 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> we have had more rain, the grass is growing, today the Sun is shining with intermittent rain... 'best of both' :) <BR> <BR> Food and exercise in good measure this week, another loss this time 0.4 kg so now at 69.4 kg (152.68 lbs). 68 kg is my goal and anything after that is even better. <BR> <BR> No news from Tassie this week Bec is finding it tough with a baby and a two year old. Nights become the days and lack of sleep... we all remember these days :) <BR> <... Sat, 9 Jun 2018 22:52:09 EST Week 329 ... MB 113... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6497297 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> 35 th wedding Anniversary tomorrow :) <em>335</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> We had lots of rain falling to go in the water tank Yay :). <BR> I'm layering up my clothes to keep warm, it's nearly soup time yum... <BR> <BR> I'm looking at the neighbours property across the road, yesterday a group of people arrived with their camper vans and set them up on the paddock. This morning they are having a BBQ breakfast and sitting in... Sat, 2 Jun 2018 22:56:20 EST Week 328 ... MB 112 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494986 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> We have had a rainy week here and the clouds are low, I love the rain on the roof. I always remember the Sun is still shining up there even though it is raining :). <BR> <BR> This week I'm 70.4 kg down 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs), getting close to the 60's yeah :) <BR> <BR> Let's stop by Bec's house and check up on Annabelle and Eric :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e472917c-7eef-44f0-b5ad-e4331dc033b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="... Sat, 26 May 2018 23:34:16 EST Week 327 ... MB 111... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492918 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The Sun is shining on me as I type :), we are looking forward to some rain at the end of the week, to fall into the water tank :) !!! <BR> <BR> I enjoyed my week, I ate dinner three days out of the seven, wasn't hungry on the other days. I increased my greens ( lettuce, kale, spinach, rocket), a little less protein, I had a small breakfast and lunch and a small piece of cake in the morning or a piece of dark chocolate. I also drank a lot of water. <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 19 May 2018 22:40:20 EST Week 326... MB 110 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490949 Happy Mothers Day and Morning Sparkies :), <BR> <BR> I received a stash of wool from DS and DD woo hoo !! It is great to be loved :) <BR> <BR> Up again this week, will be taking up the challenge of Fasting a meal this week. I am getting older and probably don't need to eat as much. It will be dinner. I will eat two small meals at Breakfast and Lunch and a snack. <BR> <BR> I have increased my exercise over time from 45 mins of Zumba to 60 mins, plus my Pilates and house work and keep mov... Sat, 12 May 2018 23:33:47 EST Week 325 ... MB 109 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488952 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The rain has come or at least a few hours of it now the sun shines ... I took Phoenix out for a walk this week he managed to find a few blades of grass, had a roll in the sand and sniffed all the scents he could hold :) ... <BR> <BR> I'm up a little this week, still trying to get the fat lower and the muscle higher however they seem to follow each other and I can't 'pull away' from that :) I continue to work on it. <BR> <BR> Annabelle turned two and had a wond... Sat, 5 May 2018 22:31:35 EST Week 324... MB 108 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486813 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> We had a great weekend, after some rain last week, still no long grass for the cat, though there is some green shoots appearing :). <BR> The cows have gone back to their winter home, one is in calf. <BR> <BR> We went out weeding the paddocks yesterday, it was quiet and peaceful wandering down the hill, pointing out weeds for Hubby to pull out :), it is quite steep. The cows have done a lovely job. When they come next Spring the grass will be back to my waist h... Sat, 28 Apr 2018 21:10:47 EST Week 323... MB 107... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484753 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The rain has arrived, yay, love the sound on the roof :) <BR> <BR> The scale continues on its downward trend, only a little this week 0.3kg (0.66 lbs), I'm happy with that. Didn't have as much chicken this week. My body does better with a couple of small snacks of chicken. <BR> <BR> I could not get the video blog to work however I do have some photos of the Grand babies :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6f56809-7521-4190-9e44-4962... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:44:17 EST Week 322... MB 106... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482488 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I got stuck in this week and surprise lost 1.8 kg (3.96 lbs) Woot to me :) <BR> <BR> Network slow again ... I liked all my friend feed and hardly any showed... oh well ... I like you all :) <BR> <BR> Trying to get a photo up ... saw the add video button is back ... great I have a few to add... <BR> school holidays here so even slower... no more moaning :0 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd22fd93-e592-4cfb-8dce-bbd110baa449.jpeg"> <BR... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:31:07 EST Week 321... MB 105... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6480139 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Short and sweet today as DS is downloading something... :) <BR> <BR> I went up this week 0.6 kg (1.32 lbs), increase in LBM but not the increase I wanted on the scale. <BR> <BR> I'm liking the sound of the Leptin idea that Watermellen has blogged about, will look at incorporating some of that this week. <BR> <BR> Annabelle has been busy this week, Bec's friend Dale took her out for the day and gave Mum and Dad and Eric some time. (Eric Lance Hayes is his full ... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 22:51:34 EST Week 320 ... MB 104 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6478057 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The weather is lovely at the moment, Sun, cool breeze, lots of birds around especially the Black Parrots. these ones have red tails :) they are becoming endangered here. <BR> We people move in, cut down the forests and build houses. They need tall trees to nest in and they are becoming rare too. <BR> <BR> Some photos to follow of Annabelle and Eric from last week. Warning some of these are so cute, you may smile .... :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 22:06:13 EST Week 319... MB 103... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475593 Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Just a note to say Hi, I lost 0.3 kg (0.66 lbs) this week :) <BR> <BR> Skyped the family, not much sleep with one baby waking a toddler and vice versa ... Bec feels a whole lot better than last time, so will bounce back quicker. She and Cam are amazing parents, so proud of both of them. <BR> <BR> that's all this week <BR> <BR> Easter next week hope everyone has a great weekend ... <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Christine <BR> <BR> Oops ... wanted to mention the Peacoc... Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:23:53 EST Early Blog, he is changing so much already :) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474959 Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Eric Hayes (second name/s to follow) came into my world on Tuesday 20th at 7:28 am, a small little bundle of joy weighing in at 5.95 lbs. <BR> <BR> Bec had been in hospital a few days before. She has a cat called Thaddeus, when she is pregnant he sits on her belly at night when she is just pregnant and also just before the baby is born. Funny, Bec was due on the 29th but he knew... he had been there again a few days before. <BR> <BR> Now for pics, Annabelle must have... Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:34:59 EST Baby 2 arrived today ... Photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473911 Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> so excited can hardly keep still :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a10fe963-264c-44fa-ab4e-f9058feabdfe.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Christine Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:47:38 EST Week 318... MB 102 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473298 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> We have cooler nights and mornings now and warm sunny days on 30 -32 degrees C :) <BR> <BR> I worked hard on fitness and nutrition this week and have dropped 0.7 kgs (1.54 lbs) nice. My biggest change was lots of water !! I added some ST and kept moving as much as poss. <BR> <BR> Annabelle has been busy ... keeping up Mums checks on Baby 2... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6b423ec-3eb4-41f9-b0c8-c953610742f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img s... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:49:05 EST Following Hickok-Haleys "This is where I grew up" blog ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471401 Hey Sparkies, <BR> <BR> <BR> I loved Hickok-Haleys blog so much I'm putting up some info about the town where I grew up. <BR> <BR> Whakatane (wokatarnee) :) in New Zealands North Island. <BR> <BR> https://www.whakatane.com/ <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy reading about the area. <BR> <BR> Where did you grow up ? <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Christine <BR> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:55:12 EST Week 317... MB 101 .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471044 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> a lovely Sunny day here, we have had some really strong winds 'blown' down from up north, lots of rattling and banging for a couple of days. <BR> <BR> I spoke too soon thinking the Peahen, was gone... yay... DH and I were doing the dishes when we heard "honk" and there she was ... I couldn't see the Peacock, though he may have gone on ahead !! <BR> <BR> Down 0.3 kg this week, whew, I have found I can add back a little more carbs and have a little less protein. K... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:33:31 EST Week 316 ... MB 100... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468721 Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> another week gone by, into March now, the leaves are changing and we are coming into Autumn. <BR> <BR> My eating has taken a hit this week, not good ... I felt that I was past emotional eating but I'm not. Lots of pressure in lots of areas for me, wanting to make choices that are impossible at the moment. <BR> <BR> So I've gone up this week, it really is true ... I am a recovering emotional eater and you can't let your guard down... shake it off and start a new ... Sun, 4 Mar 2018 01:18:48 EST Week 315... MB 99 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466348 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another week has passed, the weather is cooling slowly, the grass is very brown and the Kangaroos are staying into the morning instead of heading off. Here in the forests there are lots of natives though very little grass, it is more of a savannah type bush. <BR> <BR> Soon the rains will come and the grass will grow again, one of the most wonderful things about living out of the towns is seeing the change of season. It comes slowly and then the hills all around ... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:30:14 EST Week 314... MB 98 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464158 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another HOT week rising to 37 deg C on Thursday ... wow once the heat starts it gets into everything and is very difficult to feel anything but 'drained' and 'clammy' :) <BR> <BR> I'm still working on getting my muscle mass up, it is this week but so is the weight a little. I use a Tom Venuto calculation from his Burn Fat Feed Muscle book to keep track of it. <BR> <BR> As for Annabelle this week, Bec worked Monday and Wednesday and so Annabelle was out with a fa... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:52:44 EST Week 313 ... MB 97 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461808 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Our temps are dropping into the 30's C, some humidity, but a nicer temp to be moving around in. <BR> <BR> A fantastic week for me weight wise, the scale dropped more than a point :). So I am down to 72.6 kg ( 159.72 lbs) a loss of 0.6 kg ( 1.32 lbs) :) its been a while. <BR> <BR> Baby 2's arrival is getting closer - end of March Bec must be feeling that "when is this going to be over feeling". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa27ed4c-... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:49:37 EST Week 312... MB 96... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459248 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another hot and humid week this week, I wish I had a night vision camera so I could show you all the kangaroos outside at night eating our grass. It is pretty brown at the moment, it greens up after a few rainy days. <BR> <BR> Most people around us are putting up higher fencing and barb wire to put the roos off going into their paddocks. I don't take Phoenix out side much in summer as the lawn is covered in droppings !! :) <BR> <BR> There were even some here t... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 20:22:08 EST Annabelle will be two in May :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457016 Wow <BR> <BR> https://video-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t42.<BR>3356-2/10000000_1781734255234577_70520<BR>14763821471591_n.mp4/video-1517185361.<BR>mp4?vabr=2357480&oh=36c7f33a71ed73cdde<BR>07bc11b10b2c9e&oe=5A6FC150&dl=1 <BR> <BR> Hope this plays if not try copy and paste --- it is so cute :) <BR> <BR> Happy days <BR> <BR> Christine Sun, 28 Jan 2018 22:15:57 EST Week 311... MB 95... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456650 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> A great week this week; I increased protein and slowed down a bit on the exercise :). The scale went down 0.4 kg / 0.88 lbs. A move off the same number for the last three weeks in a downward direction. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Annabelle is well and helping Mama make more banana cakes for putting in the freezer for when Baby 2 arrives in March. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a55b66f6-1839-4420-afc0-f0353250f396.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:36:52 EST Week 310 ... MB 94... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453967 Hey there Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another week goes by, a very hot humid week. I've been drinking lots however all my joints are sore even the shoulder sockets :) he he weird feeling. It's hard to sleep ... <BR> <BR> Tasmania has been hit with a heatwave too-- cyclical I think, it must be hard for them as 24 deg C is usually their high. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d6cfca7-89ed-4886-a54d-d7506959d9cc.png"> <BR> <BR> Baby 2 is due to make his appearance at the e... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:39:10 EST Week 309... MB 93... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451163 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Like you with your snow :), here with my heat wave I only go out if I have to, it is 'hide away time' without the shovelling :) this week it was food shopping and straight home again. <BR> I have found a new cafe but not in the heat so that will have to wait. <BR> <BR> Annabelle though had time to venture out to explore her environment, a lot cooler over in Tasmania. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8279febc-8e6e-4688-98a1-7da2abaccfd3... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:45:14 EST Week 308... MB 92... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448340 Afternoon Sparkies, <BR> <BR> another hot, hot week here temps rising :) <BR> <BR> In Tasmania Annabelle had time to do some baking :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55ebfc0d-e8c6-409c-a616-1b5bb493c54a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We skyped today, she was running around so busy, chatting away. " I love you Mummy" "Pretty Nana" etc :) <BR> <BR> Otherwise, it has been a week of housework, Zumba, and the odd flannel on our heads to keep cool. <BR> <BR> Weight wise I went ... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 02:03:53 EST Week 307... MB 91... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444812 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Happy New Years eve ... from decades of making resolutions and not keeping them :), I am at the stage where I have the same goals each year. <BR> <BR> To love myself -- exercise, eat to sustain my body with small snacks and cake :), think of others, be a friend, live each day trusting in Him. <BR> <BR> Christmas was lovely, we skyped Bec and Cam and Annabelle, though they could not hear us. I was texting them our comments... lol... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 20:12:46 EST Mid week peek... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443949 Hi, <BR> <BR> Phoenix was looking out the vertical blinds and "churring", so we looked... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b80ed6f4-360b-4901-8194-e68c3b945d9b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/167e35f9-9559-45d6-8a12-4079abf3b54a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa2a2c75-ed5c-4c3a-87a9-2f1f17119dd7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efb0d988-509b-485d-8d43-72a0c6a5c697... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:54:47 EST Week 306... MB 90... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442788 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It is a hot summers day here, a breeze take the burn off a little :) <BR> <BR> Annabelle went to the beach for a few days DD and SIL needed a break. It looked wonderful. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a43358f0-6168-44b6-9a40-a9a2d06c8ae5.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edac8e48-08c0-4189-a769-f28ca583b5d2.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:14:38 EST Week 305... MB 89... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440884 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Surprise, we have rain today... so that has cooled the air a little :) <BR> <BR> Annabelle had her first hair cut at the Hairdressers this week, she sat nicely on the chair, enjoying the process. She is nineteen months old now :), and loves Blueberries !! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bec5a69e-2d5e-4dd6-81ee-c582bb3e8fb3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> All the Christmas shopping has been done ... now for the food this week, then some quiet time ti... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:27:14 EST Week 304... MB 88... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438896 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I woke early this morning, to a beautiful sunny day, temps rising to 37 deg C. I will be inside today. :) <BR> <BR> Building muscle has become important to me, as I go into 'old age' so this week I have increased slightly so I must work on gaining more and burning enough fat to get a loss. I love a challenge. <BR> <BR> Bec was cleaning up the kitchen and Annabelle went quiet, so she looked in the lounge and this is what she saw... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 21:09:30 EST Week 303 ... MB 87... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436866 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> The men of the house have gone down the block to check our fire breaks. It is heating up here, 36 deg C today. The power company has advised they will turn off our power to replace some poles in a couple of weeks. eek... not looking forward to a whole day of no power... 7:30 am to 6 pm... yikes. <BR> <BR> I will get some ice to put in the freezer and fridge and hope we can generate some power till they finish. <BR> <BR> We have a visiting Peregrine falcon, he/s... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 21:56:49 EST Week 302... MB 86 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434688 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It is warm here, DH did some maintenance on the air con and we are 'just right' not too hot or too cold :) !! <BR> <BR> No news or excitement this week, a calm if not long week. I did go to the Breast Scan appointment. My skin got torn, ouch I feel old .... :) !! <BR> <BR> Scale went down a little 72.6 kg down 0.4 from last week yay :) <BR> <BR> Skyped DD and Annabelle yesterday, it sure is lovely to 'see' them :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 20:32:43 EST Week 301... MB 85... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432723 Hey there SParkies, <BR> <BR> I waited for DS and Hubby to be finished with the computers and here I am :) <BR> <BR> DD posted me these for my birthday as well as her other presents, they look great in the guest room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60a60d60-c4db-4a57-b1c4-ba3b6c5181db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Annabelle had a lovely day yesterday, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce8c72de-1990-4ee8-8097-d32b0c30aef2.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> but today is no... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:58:33 EST Week 300... MB 84 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430510 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Hot hot hot ... temps are rising 36 deg C yesterday and already heading that way this morning, rain overnight so it is a humid warmth as well. <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful birthday on Wednesday, Hubby took me to Burger King for lunch and made me his famous Omelette for dinner. <BR> <BR> Bec skyped just as I was opening presents. She sent me French cartoon books about Rugby - Les Rugbymen -- and also a French to English Dictionary what fun :) I used to learn Frenc... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:54:23 EST Week 299 ... MB 83... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428249 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Not a lot going on here, it is getting hotter 32 deg C yesterday after 20's it does feel like Summer too :) <BR> <BR> Bec and Annabelle have been sick and miserable for over a week now. <BR> I love to send "I need a present parcels" to them and this one arrived just as Annabelle was feeling a little better. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef508c4b-889c-4948-b017-413329248507.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 4 Nov 2017 23:01:38 EST Week 298 ... MB 82 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426009 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Hubby and son working on the cars so I have 'free range' on the PC :) <BR> <BR> Wednesday was as busy as predicted, Dr happy, paid BAS, also got the other things on the list done. We had saved up and DS chipped in too and got the guest room floor laid in a timber look vinyl. ( I love it, not a fan of carpet myself.) <BR> <BR> Dear Hubby had repainted the room and removed the old vinyl, the guys were coming at 7am Friday so we were up early at 5 am ? now I have ... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:09:15 EST Week 297... MB 81... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423746 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e8d2bff-d61d-456e-9b08-ea8ac9d9dee1.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> This is DD's first attempt at crochet, Hubby said to tell her it had holes in it :) <BR> <BR> I had to get a new phone, I have gone from a granny phone with a flip top and keys to a 'mod' phone with a screen and 'tapping'. I am a hesitant user of any electronic things. Though I did manage to find my way around, by looking it up on line. The Help part of the pho... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:58:15 EST Week 296... MB 80 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421581 Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c0a7df7-cd7a-435c-93d5-a18cde2304c4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm loving my quirky bird :), the Peacock pair turned up again yesterday and looked in the window again !! <BR> <BR> I worked my 'butt ' off again this week, just like in the beginning of my journey where I had to keep moving and was doing six hours a day of Zumba. I hadn't realized how 'slack ' I had got after being told I was in Maintenance by the GP. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:05:53 EST Week 295... MB 79... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419250 Afternoon Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It has been a long week with lots of exercise and Spring cleaning going on. I slept very well every night :) <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was heading to the kitchen to start dinner when I heard a "honk" and looking out the window there was my beloved Peacock ( he is alive) and his Pea hen. They stood looking in the window and pecking on the ground - so wonderful to know they are ok after being away for at least a year or more. <BR> I was concerned dogs had got them a... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 02:12:30 EST Week 294 ... MB 78 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416811 Hello Sparkies, <BR> <BR> sorry I'm a bit late today, DH and DS needed the band width as its school hols here, so I've ducked in to report while Hubby starts the dinner dishes :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3578faca-dc04-42c4-a21e-1c5644b29a22.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edcf5fd0-9ead-4c81-9f62-63c06da8a26b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddc05e1d-44e8-4b48-a5dd-88308ec112a2.jpg"> <BR> <... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 05:33:02 EST Week 293...MB 77... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414374 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> A lovely Sunday morning here in Western Australia ... " the hills are alive with the sounds..." of Black Parrot calls :) <BR> <BR> No change to the scale this week ... great... !! <BR> <BR> DD Bec had some wonderful news, Baby 2 is healthy and growing well. It's a boy !!! <BR> So in March little Eric Lance H. will come into the world. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48e2f5b3-30ca-4ac7-b2a8-a523b97b549e.png"> <BR> <BR> We had a won... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:47:17 EST Week 292...MB 76 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411964 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It is a wonderful Spring day here the temps are rising, the sun is shining, the magpies, cockatoos, 28's, ravens, doves, Butcherbirds, blue wrens, ducks are all stopping by our place and 'rummaging' around on the lawn, taking lazy dips in our winter lake and generally 'brightening' up the place. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday we went to visit MIL in the aged care facility, she has dementia and has her ups and downs. That day she was happy and could remember her sons nam... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:24:54 EST Week 291...MB 75... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409470 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Another great week for me, Bec said Annabelle was tapping on the laptop saying "Nana Nana", so she skyped me during the week :) ... melt... so nice to know she misses me. <BR> <BR> I did heaps of Zumba, and exercise, ate the two meals a day and was rewarded with a loss today. I also felt better each day so I'll be continuing this for a while to see how I go. <BR> <BR> It is a long way from the start of my journey where I ate a whole chicken breast and lots of ve... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 21:42:14 EST Joy !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407031 Once upon a time I planned to be <BR> An artist of celebrity. <BR> A song I thought to write one day, <BR> And all the world would homage pay. <BR> I longed to write a noted book, <BR> But what I did was ---learn to cook. <BR> For life with simple tasks is filled, <BR> And I have done, not what I willed, <BR> Yet when I see boys' hungry eyes <BR> I'm glad I make good apple pies! <BR> <BR> <BR> Apples of Gold compiled by Jo Petty Sat, 2 Sep 2017 23:19:44 EST Week 290... MB 74... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406995 Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It's Father's Day here in Australia, we celebrate the good men in our lives, Fathers, sons, uncles, brothers, wonderful men who make a difference in our lives who aren't even related :) <BR> <BR> No news really today a lovely quiet week to enjoy :) <BR> <BR> The scale though closely watched and meals chosen for goodness and quality rose this week. I'm considering trying only two meals a day. Some people seem to have this work for them. <BR> <BR> I don't think... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 21:18:53 EST Week 289... MB 73... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404423 Afternoon Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I have been out to the local Fair day today, we live in a food growing area and once a year the farmers and producers all get together to celebrate what they have produced. <BR> <BR> There is food, the CWA, (Country Womens Association), music, art, pottery, garden ornaments made of rusty old steel and corrugated iron into sheep, emus, windmills etc. Today there was Honey, Olive oil, quilting, pickles and jams, jewellery, essential oils, the obligatory Ice Cr... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 03:59:15 EST Week 288... MB 72... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401840 Afternoon Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It was a nice week here with rain, sun, hail and winds across the week. As I sit at my desk today the afternoon sun is warming me --nice-- I've been watching the Rugby Championship games and enjoying them a lot :) !! <BR> <BR> Yes I have become that person who commentates and yells at the Ref and players :) Hubby and DS leave me to it but Hubby does say it's cute -biased of course :) <BR> <BR> No photos of the little one this week, Bec has been working and bus... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:05:46 EST