DSJB9999's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DSJB9999 DSJB9999'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/ Day 5 of 30 Day Challenge (Yes I'm late , it was yesterday!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243455 Wednesday was a good day but I didn't post as my dh was a bit sad when he got back from visiting his brother who has Dementia (pretty early onset) in a Care Home and cuddling up on the sofa was more important than the computer! <BR> <BR> Overall it was a good day, I walked into our town with my children as we had no car and so I treated them to pizza for their evening meal. <BR> <BR> I ate correctly for my eating plan and wrote most of it down. I have written down the extras which I often ... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:42:59 EST Day 4 of 30 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242710 This ISN'T GOING to be any better than my other days! No longer going to kid myself! <BR> <BR> I am pleased I stuck to my eating plan again today and although my home scales were strange I did go to my Weigh in at Slimming World and was 'Stay the Same' as last time even though I have eaten more than I should some days! <em>198</em> Really pleased to still be at target and even more pleased that I haven't overeaten as its WI day as sometimes I <BR> have been known to! <BR> <BR> Did ... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:08:44 EST Day 3 of 30 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242207 No serious exercise today, just helping my dh with DIY, housework, shopping and walking at work. Still need to do some back exercises before bed! <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> Really pleased to have made 1/2 hour for my m-i-l who told me she was feeling sad today. <BR> She lost her hubbie 18 months ago and I wanted to hug her and tell her it was okay to <BR> feel sad and that she is doing REALLY well! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Work today was great, okay so I had to be really PATIENT at tim... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:33:05 EST Day 2 of 30 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241635 Sadly I am exhausted so this isn't going to be much of an improvement on yesterday! Sorry guys. <BR> <BR> I am pleased that I got all my jobs done on my list today, have followed my eating plan and exercised (cleaning the dust) and helping my dh with the bathroom jobs. It is REALLY looking good in there. Plumber coming tomorrow to fix bath, sink and toilet hopefully! <BR> <BR> I am proud of changing my m-i-l's bed after I'd taken her Sunday lunch which I shared with her and stayed chattin... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:33:53 EST 30 day challenge taken on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241161 Today I saw a good spark friend had set herself a challenge for 30 days to blog each day so although I sem to be busy I will try to do the same - sorry if it is really dull though. <BR> <BR> Will set myself new goals tomorrow but for now today, <BR> <BR> I am proud to have been to my zumba exercise class <em>216</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am proud to have spent time with my mum and dad and mum in law and grateful to have them here! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am proud to hav... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:43:23 EST Still going strong 24 days later (I think). http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111950 As you know on ash wednesday I decided to give up chocolate, crisps and cereal bars which I REALLY enjoyed and so far, 24 days later I haven't eaten any of these items, not even a tiny bit and I can hardly believe it. Still a long way to Easter Monday though! However I do think I will definitely not be eating as many cereal bars if any after that, I have managed without them so do not need them. <BR> <BR> This has just really made me think twice when I am going to pick at something. I ev... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:29:33 EST Okay so its only been 4 days but still going strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096708 I am delighted to say that I have not succumbed to chocolate, cereal bars or crisps yet and today I even sat at my friends house and ignore the nuts that were sitting next to me and they smelled nice! <BR> <BR> The especially good thing this resolution has given me is a reminder of all the little bits of chocolate I would sneak off my dh's chocolate icecream treat or off his chocolate bars or the odd crisp the children or my dh is eating, but I've not eaten any of this at all yet! <BR> <BR... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:39:35 EST February Ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093669 I had a really strange moment yesterday in my Ash Wednesday Communion Service at work/school and although a Christian, I have NEVER given anything up for LENT. <BR> Yesterday I decided to not eat Chocolate, Cereal Bars and Crisps for the 40 days (plus weekends). I have not told my family yet but have ALREADY made a few appropriate choices of things not to eat. <BR> <BR> Course I am telling ALL on Spark and here in my blog to be ACCOUNTABLE <em>521</em> , I AM STILL STRONG! <em>104</e... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:36:14 EST Goals for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058634 To try to eat sensibly following the Slimming World eating plan <BR> (write it all down - the good and any bad (syns) be honest with myself <BR> <BR> To exercise at least 3 times a week, pilates, walking and zumba <BR> <BR> To Sort paperwork as it arrives <BR> <BR> To prevent clutter building up, to try to tidy away at end of each day and be ruthless if necessary (throw away). <BR> <BR> To keep up to date with finances and filing <BR> <BR> To follow the '100 Days to a New Year' book i... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 07:11:58 EST 2016 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057683 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be50b6bd-9d17-46e8-bc6b-bab27a2e619f.JPG"> Yes I don't look so great after my overindulence over Christmas and New Year. <BR> <BR> In fact I am ashamed that yesterday I raided my daughters chocolates <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e40bfbfe-fdef-4d5e-a3f2-38a900da9a54.JPG">. I could have had more than 4 but am a bit ashamed I ate these and I coudn't tell you what they tasted like. <BR> <BR> However that all stops now and I wi... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 06:41:33 EST Christmas day plus 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053009 Not sure if my reaching my target weight at my WI even though I had been eating badly encouraged me to carry on 'misbehaving'. <BR> <BR> I am having a WONDERFUL Christmas but my eating has not been good. It is another PAUSE and I'm trying to get seriously onto plan tomorrow. <BR> <BR> My body is telling me that I have eaten far too much and it has to stop! <BR> <BR> I know I am strong <em>104</em> and I can do it <em>521</em> but as I have an event tomorrow afternoon and of course... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 17:45:37 EST Day 3 went well and Now Whatever will be WILL BE at WI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051123 I was happy with how I behaved yesterday, didn't have any chocolate at all and no carbs apart from 2 weetabix. <BR> <BR> Still planning to go to WI tonight and feel if I am at target I will be very surprised as I don't deserve it how much I ate earlier in the week, but will be back to target next week. <BR> <BR> As its SW Party night my dh has helped me to make WONDERFUL Pea and Ham soup to take, and its wonderful! <em>497</em> <em>373</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:04:28 EST Day 2 - Continuing Well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050284 It hasn't been easy all the time to keep on target but overall I have eaten very sensibly, 2 weetabix today (separately) but still no potatoes, rice, pasta, proud I have been sensible. <BR> <BR> Not had any chocolate today either which is very good. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed my walk with my dd and dh and delivered all our cards. Have written a shopping list for tomorrow and want to keep busy tomorrow so I can't be tempted to eat more than I have planned. Still writing it all down. <BR> <BR> Ove... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:07:16 EST Happy with my Progress today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049913 My plan to seriously restrict my carbs today (and calories I guess) has been successful today. <BR> Planning to continue this till Tuesday evening, hoping it may make a difference in my weight. <BR> <BR> I also went to my zumba class today and REALLY enjoyed it. I plan to go most Saturdays in the new year <em>216</em> . Hoping it stops raining tomorrow so I can go for a walk with my dh delivering Christmas cards. <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> However I know my over-eating of cakes and sweets... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 18:29:39 EST In a Dark Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975429 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3c920b8-d00b-48fa-9e2b-f0dc462d1ee2.png"> <BR> <BR> I have had a really dreadful day eating wise, think I know why and am forgetting todays PAUSE and trying to hit PLAY again tomorrow, back to first principles. <BR> <BR> I need to get A better RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD <em>521</em> <em>220</em> <em>67</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:16:52 EST Spring is here! Hope you love this too x http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942782 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49c5b18b-f886-411c-904f-f7a0a22e8859.jpg"> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:32:25 EST My Grandad by my darling daughter today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888779 Last Monday night my father in law, 88 years old, died after a short illness and my 13 uear p;d daughter has been trying to work it all out - death etc and she wrote this poem this morning <BR> to put her thoughts into words. So lovely it made us cry! <em>67</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> My granddad <BR> <BR> When I asked myself what is my granddad to me? <BR> <BR> I realised he was more than ‘just family’. <BR> A man of strong will and a man of great power, <BR> A man wit... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:21:09 EST Update March 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884435 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1219444139.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life seems crazy right now but not as crazy as in September when I last wrote. <BR> <BR> In December my father in law was taken into hospital and had pneumonia twice. My dh visited regularly and the family was very busy. When i returned to work in January I realised quickly that I couldn't continue working 5 mornings and 2 lunchtimes. I had received additional hours at my main job, 19.5 so 5 mornings and 4 aft... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:47:23 EST Life is busy but fanastic right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775149 - 9 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457119567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As I said on its description Chloe took this at Skegness Stadium last week and it makes me feel anyone can FLY! (With a little practice and persistence I guess! ) <BR> I have started my new jobs and SO FAR SO GOOD! Seriously need to be organised now though so can't spend quite as long playing on the computer and replying to my wonderful friends here on Spark (hence the blog - sorry guys I do care about you but h... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 12:27:43 EST BACK ON LINE NOW! thanks for your comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715126 I have something I have to do on Thursday and know the computer 'sucks my time' - must stop procrastinating as this is important. Sorry if anyone misses me! I'll be back Friday! <em>67</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> I have to go for a job on Thursday as a Teaching Assistant. In the morning I go to the school and work with a group of year 5/6 children helping them with a task, then in turn we each take a group into the playground to work with them/teach them some sports/play activities ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:55:18 EST Sharing this week's food challenges and my changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687333 On Tuesday night when I left my SW class with the Fast Forward red leaflet and advice from my consultant Nicola I felt like life was going to change. I had asked for help as I thought I had been following the SW plan but for the past two weeks I had put on weight and didn't know why! <BR> <BR> Before I read the leaflet I didn't know by how much it was going to change but I was DETERMINED, I was going to DO IT! <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> However when I read the leaflet I thought 'OH N... Sun, 4 May 2014 16:52:43 EST New Years Eve & NY Day blow out - IT HAS STOPPED NOW thanks guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577940 Yesterday I got weighed and amazingly stayed the same from last week and I have had a couple of 'blow out' days over Christmas but kept it together most of the time in between. <BR> <BR> Last night I drank and ate far more than normal and today am finding it very very difficult to stop eating things especially the sweet things. <BR> <em>15</em> <em>24</em> <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Of course I am tired today as I didn't go to bed till 2.30am today so could use that as a... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:22:49 EST Daughter's lovely comment made me smile yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512378 <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> My daughter is 12 now and so 'grown up' and very much 'I can do it' but yesterday she really made me smile. <BR> <BR> I made a suggestion about something and she said 'thats a good idea!' <BR> <BR> I said 'I do have one every now and then' <BR> <em>189</em> <em>3</em> <BR> She said 'No you do have lots of good ideas but we only acknowledge them every now and then!' <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:28:44 EST Wonderful Wednesday Weigh In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293239 Okay so I have not had a good week healthwise, this has been a very bad cold. I have suffered so much, my nose keeps running and my forehead still really hurts. <BR> <BR> On Friday I didn't go to work, only my second day off ill in 7 years and didn't feel like food at all - so my family really knew I was ill! <em>234</em> Even by Monday I could still take or leave my food, I wasn't hungry at all. Really not like me. <BR> <BR> However I went to my Slimming World class last night, only ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:35:22 EST Latest Joke for Ladies or men who can take a joke! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061308 1. Don't imagine you can change a man - unless he's in nappies. <BR> <BR> 2. What do you do if your boyfriend walks out? You shut the door. <BR> <BR> 3. If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them all up there. <BR> <BR> 4. Go for the younger man. You might as well, they never mature anyway. <BR> <BR> 5. Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so we can tell them apart. <BR> <BR> 6. Best way to get a man to do something is to suggest he is too... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:08:54 EST I can't keep eating, hoping the exercise will be enough! It's not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969517 I am feeling more positive, even though the extra eating is showing on my thighs (rubbing together a little and haven't done that for ages!) - too much sweet stuff. <BR> The line is drawn though. <BR> <BR> Think I have been eating a little too much and thinking I could get away with it as I'm doing so much exercise! Oh well now I have realised I can't do that! Its not worth it. Binge on healthy food if I have to but not sweet stuff! <BR> <BR> I do have a lot to do this week. I'm lucky that... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:52:38 EST Need a good laugh - Find out Why the World is Round! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948611 And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. <BR> <BR> Then He made the earth round....and laughed and <BR> laughed and laughed... <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 08:16:52 EST Celebrating the Queen at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906150 Today at school we had a special celebration day for the Diamond Jubilee and it was fantastic! Even today's rain didn't dampen our spirit. When we were blowing up balloons and everything I was even more excited about the jubilee. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361512487.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A colleague had made a cake, 90cm x 60cm and amazing <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l858353868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was pleased that I managed to on... Thu, 31 May 2012 16:31:50 EST What a Super Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4832148 I went out for lunchrtoday with a good friend and her boys <BR> and didn't have gammon today! Almost always do when I eat out <BR> but instead had Smoked Mackerel (small syn value) and Beetroot with a wonderful salad - no dressing! It was wonderful. <BR> <em>67</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> My pal also suggested we shared a pudding but I didn't succumb today, <BR> none of them looked that nice! <em>104</em> We were strong! <BR> <BR> Had a really lovely chat and our 4 chi... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:33:16 EST As promised about my holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4477485 Wrote on my holiday in Gran Canaria: <BR> <BR> I consider this holiday has overall been a SW success. Sure I HAVE drunk lots (bacardi rum and coke light or lots of sangria – love the orange and lemon in it). Have also eaten lots and lots of apples, oranges, veg and salad. <BR> <BR> I am even more pleased that I have had NO bread, pizza, garlic bread, cakes (of any kind) pastries, croissants etc which have ALWAYS been hugely tempting to me in the past on an all inclusive holiday! That would... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:29:36 EST Slimming World Target met - Now the hard bit maintaining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4345192 I went to Slimming World class last night and had lost enough weight to have me under 12.5 stones so was delighted with that. <BR> <BR> I am 5 foot 8 inches tall, have weighed 19.5 stones in the past so must have some excess fat around my body. Okay compared with the official charts I am still considered overweight but my consultant was happy to give me my SW target achieved sticker. <BR> <BR> <BR> Now the really hard stuff - maintaining it! But this time I know I can! (with your help of... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:37:29 EST OH MY GOD – I'VE JUST WEIGHED MYSELF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3882132 I knew it'd be bad as on New Year's Day I really stuffed myself! I was exhausted as I'd only gone to bed at 3am on NYE and needed sweet stuff! I am ashamed and a bit cross now at what I ate. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I have been such a fool and the scales are being scarily honest! Not going to admit what they say to anyone! I know my boobs are bigger than normal and my back very uncomfortable, my thighs and tummy are showing the difference. <BR> <BR> Oh my god! <BR> <em>15</em> ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:50:18 EST 7 wonders of the world - I think this is really lovely! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3796078 What exactly are the 7 wonders of the world? <BR> <BR> A group of students disagreed about which were the 7 wonders of the world but the following received the most votes. <BR> <BR> 1. Egypts Great Pyramids <BR> 2. Taj Mahal <BR> 3. Grand Canyon <BR> 4. Panama Canal <BR> 5. Empire State Building <BR> 6. St Peter's Basilica <BR> 7. China's Great Wall <BR> <BR> The teacher asked one girl if she had finished and she can she couldn't make up her mind as there are so many. The girl hesi... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:19:17 EST Slimming World Steps to Stay on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3552380 My consultant supplied these ideas last night to my group and I want to share them. <BR> <BR> <BR> Think GREY not black and white (or good and bad), don't worry about it being a bad meal, which can turn into a bad day and maybe even a bad week! <BR> Try not to set unreasonable standards for yourself. <BR> <BR> Remember no syns are bad! Try to plan your food intake and fit them in. <BR> <BR> If you have a TO DO LIST, a list of things you should do, then bin it! Throw it away! (Not sure I a... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 02:46:43 EST Back in the Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3517411 I was talking to a friend who is coming to the same Slimming World class as me and she said she couldn't do it properly yet as she wasn't in the 'zone' yet! <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> On reflection I realised that I stepped out of that ZONE last week when I was much heavier than I expected when I was weighed on Tuesday night. So Wednesday and Thursday I was miserable and ate and ate! Lots of bad food choices! <BR> <BR> On Friday I realised I will have put on again when I get weighed the follow... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 09:07:23 EST Slimming World DIET my ideas on the daily spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3287512 That? With SW nothing is considered off limits and we use our 'syns' to allow for the less healthy options! <BR> <BR> Currently I am trying to feed the birds or my mum and dad's chickens my or my children's leftovers! <BR> <BR> I come from the upbringing that you clean your plate! It can be really hard sometimes not to pile my plate too full! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=pu<BR>tting_foods_offlimits_can_sabotage_you<BR>r_diet#ixzz0pbQJ78gi <BR> ... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:27:38 EST Focusing on what really matters after the binge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3201055 Thanks for all your supportive comments on my blog - sorry though the line didn't get drawn till Tuesday morning! It became quite a binge. <BR> <BR> Its hard but we have to keep trying to focus! I'm focussed now - I know I prefer it when my shoulderblades hurt less when I'm a bit lighter - that was the first thing I noticed when I started putting on weight with this binge. <BR> <BR> I need to focus on the tools I can use to avoid temptation (don't buy options hot choc 'cos I can't resist t... Thu, 6 May 2010 11:05:11 EST No Cake for Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3181257 I mustn't make cake, just can't resist fresh cakes - I know my weakness! We'll all survive without it! <BR> <BR> I went into quite a binge yesterday! Lots of reasons - bit of stress, pressure and tiredness didn't help! That doesn't make me a bad person though - just a bit weak! <BR> <BR> Drawing a line under yesterday, back to writing it all down! <BR> I can do it! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sat, 1 May 2010 02:50:43 EST Weekend Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3123558 I am really looking forward to this weekend, we are going away with my husband's parents to a Haven caravan holiday on Friday. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So I won't be on Spark people till Monday night at the earliest. Though back to work and school on Monday so it could be Tuesday. We are lucky we've had fantastic weather and a lovely rest this fortnight's Easter break. <BR> <BR> Lets all keep getting healthier and fitter! <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:52:11 EST The Easy system of Slimming World really does look easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3089909 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am totally blown away now I have taken the time to read literature given to me 4 weeks ago! <BR> <BR> I used to follow red or green days and felt I understood them but the Easy way allows me to have beans with my bacon and baked potato! I will be able to eat more with the family now. <BR> <BR> I am so encouraged, glad I went back to class 5 weeks ago, have already lost 10lbs and will lose more. The need to binge has diminished as well, thank goodness. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 06:45:54 EST Early Mothers Day Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2985533 Got this on a text and it really made me smile! <BR> <BR> Motherhoods the Toughest 24 hour life time job. <BR> No pay, no days off, no qualifications or training given. <BR> Most often unappreciated and yet resignation is impossible! <BR> <BR> So all terrific mums out there read this and smile, you are <BR> absolutely wonderful I'm sure (even if no one tells you!) <BR> <BR> Happy Mothers Day for Sunday. <BR> <BR> Donna x <BR> <em>184</em> <em>80</em> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 02:37:52 EST 9 days binge free and then! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2907730 Unfortunately I succumbed last night to 1 mince pie, 2 brioche rolls, 1 dunked ginger bic,one piece of frozen brown bread and a warm hot cross bun. I had been so disciplined. I am listing this so I am disgusted with myself. <BR> I was tired I know but had been binge free for 9 days even with big temptations! Starting again today! <BR> <em>216</em> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:35:08 EST Friday was okay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2904279 I am proud that I didn't overeat with the company (despite the bottle of wine I drank) <BR> or 'binge' alone afterwards. <BR> I did get nibbly by midnight after the wine, but didn't eat many peanuts but lots of grapes and apples. (Good to be prepared!) <BR> It was a very, very good night, great company and good fun. <BR> <em>408</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 03:58:28 EST Strength for Friday needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2893810 Right now I'm feeling strong, not binged for a week despite 2 big events that usually mean lots of extras! But we have friends coming Friday night and I know I'm going to drink wine and then often lose my 'will power'. They always provide nuts, popcorn and chocs as well as a lovely meal so I've got these as well so need to keep myself well away from them. My plan is to provide some fruit and veg snacks as well! <BR> <BR> I have to keep strong, I really want to lose the weight and keep it off... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:03:46 EST I can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2836062 I overheard my daughter today saying to my son to reassure him: <BR> <BR> 'When you think you can't do something, just believe you can and you will!” <BR> <BR> This comment stayed in my mind, I asked her to repeat it several times before I wrote it down. <BR> <BR> I need to keep reminding myself of this. <BR> <BR> I can do it! I can lose weight and feel great. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:34:28 EST I've got annual YMCA membership! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2816006 I've been going to pilates for 3 weeks now and the ymca have £50 off membership so I decided to sign up today! Never thought I'd have a gym membership! <BR> <BR> My weight has stayed the same this week, hopefully this is the inspiration I need! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 08:34:05 EST Christmas is over and I have a Plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2685631 Hiya, its going to be a very happy new year! <BR> <BR> My goal is to get back to my Slim World club (not been for almost 2 years (March). <BR> <BR> I did take target about 2 years ago having lost just more than 3 stones. I plan to get back to club by this March! <BR> <BR> A way to go but inspired by my Spark friends and my consistency award! <BR> <BR> Donna Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:32:55 EST Spoke too soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2550663 Where did the control go on Sunday! How disappointing! I can get it back I know, but need to work out a way to keep it! Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:00:38 EST I AM IN CONTROL RIGHT NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2541265 For the first time in ages I am feeling in control of my eating - its not controlling me! <BR> <BR> I am aiming for a new outfit for my christmas nights out in December. My body is already feeling better. I feel more in control even with it being my period time! <BR> <BR> I CAN KEEP DOING THIS! I CAN! I CAN! I CAN! Sat, 7 Nov 2009 02:58:49 EST It's Raining but It hasn't spoiled my mood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2535867 I was really proud yesterday that even when I had a bit of A's cake I did not have any more. Often I have something I shouldn't and carry on eating - oh well diet blown may as well really go for it! But that didn't happen yesterday! I CAN DO THIS!!! Thu, 5 Nov 2009 03:20:17 EST