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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:05:22 EST My 100 days journey and the items I am putting on the cards next to my fridge tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306803 Live life, express my feelings don’t eat them! <BR> <BR> DAY 1 – I USED TO BE …. BUT NOW ….. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I used to forget to keep my food diary but will now try to write everything down (or at least the syns to ensure I keep a track of my ‘treat’ food!) <BR> I used to regularly eat while standing up especially while preparing food – now I try to put the food into a tub and eat it later. <BR> I used to be that way but now I’m different! <BR> <BR> DAY 24 – EAT FOR SATISFAC... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:36:03 EST DAY 100 - THIS IS HOW I LIVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300119 DAY 100 - THIS IS HOW I LIVE <BR> <BR> These are my favourite 100 Days Lesson's but I plan to use them for my Ideas Cards and may alter my fave's before my next 100 days is finished! <BR> <BR> Day 1 - I used to be .... but Now <BR> <BR> Day 24 - Eat for Satisfaction <BR> <BR> Day 43 - Choose To, Not Have to <BR> <BR> Day 50 - Ten Minute Solution <BR> <BR> Day 52 - Food is an Instant Fix <BR> <BR> Day 69 - I had a Pause <BR> <BR> Day 74 - Watch for Rainbows <BR> <BR> Day 76 - Emotio... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:56:02 EST DAY 99 - ITS NOT IN HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299379 Linda tries to remind us that However often we reach to the Fridge or Cupboard for the goodies, what you really need is NOT IN THERE! I still have notes attached reminding me this from previous 100 days journeys but now they just remind me that its probably not food I need and I try to MOVE AWAY from the kitchen and temptations! <BR> <BR> EXERCISE <BR> <BR> I did get a walk this morning thankfully <BR> <BR> EATING <BR> <BR> I have followed my Eating Plan truthfully today and am pleased w... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:13:24 EST DAY 98 - NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298654 DAY 98 - New Year's Resolution! <BR> <BR> Linda Spangle encourages us to imagine what we could be like in 12 months time if we continue growing with our 100 days learning and our Eating Plans so my Plan is that I will be .... <BR> <BR> It is now 15 January 2018 I now weigh 12 stones 9lbs, at my target weight even after another Christmas! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> My body feels strong, healthy and more toned overall. <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> I am still exercising every day at least 10 ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:01:13 EST DAY 97 - USE WHAT WORKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298099 Day 97 - use what works <BR> <BR> FOR ME Continue to follow the Slimming World eating plan <BR> <BR> Try to keep accurate food diary - no matter what! <BR> <BR> Try to plan food (at least for next few days) <BR> <BR> Drink 2l of water, sugar free drinks a day <BR> <BR> Weigh In once a week .... no matter what! <BR> <BR> Exercise every day if only 10 minutes and try to do at least 3 sessions of at least 30 minutes per week. <BR> <BR> Live life .... express my feelings .... don't ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:21:18 EST DAY 96 - WHAT WILL IT TAKE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297489 Day 96 - What will it take? <BR> <BR> WWIT - Keep my food diary up to date <BR> WWIT - Plan my meals <BR> WWIT - Go to my club once a month but weigh at home weekly <BR> WWIT - Keep moving! <BR> WWIT - Believe in myself - I CAN AND I WILL DO IT! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tired now, its been a long day and a long week. I was in a traffic jam stop start all the way to work for an hour this morning but I kept smiling! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Eating - mostly very good today. Did have one cho... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:38:34 EST DAY 95 - 100 DAYS SET MY INTENTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296818 Day 95 - 100 days Set Your Intention <BR> <BR> I STILL AGREE WITH MY INTENTIONS LAST TIME OF THE 100 DAY JOURNEY <BR> <BR> I WILL stay at my target weight with SW, so 3lbs above or below, I have been at my target over a YEAR NOW. <BR> I WILL weigh in at my Slimming World club at least once a month <BR> <BR> I WILL exercise in some way every day, walking 30 minutes at least 4 times a week <BR> and going to an exercise class at least once every 2 weeks <BR> <BR> I WILL be kind to myself... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:41:04 EST DAY 94 - THREE COLUMNS OF WEIGHT LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296116 Every day Linda suggests we need to live our day in one of 3 columns - Green Weight Loss, Amber/Orange/Yellow Maintaining and Red Possibly Gain. <BR> <BR> We all need to follow a 90% rule so 9 out of 10 days or 9 out of 10 meals in the Green column whenever possible! <BR> <BR> I have printed the diary sheets off but I have not been completing them. Today has been more Red I think, but the day after WI is sometimes challenging, I have been very busy but shopping again, another BIG CHALLEN... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:44:53 EST DAY 93 - 20 YEAR PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295453 DAY 93 Linda wants us to think of our 20 Year Plan <BR> <BR> SEVEN THINGS I CAN DO FOR EVER as am NOT on a diet. <BR> <BR> 1. Follow my Slimming World eating plan to keep at my healthy weight <BR> 2 Write it down – keep at food diary every day at least of the syns (extras) to keep control! <BR> 3. Exercise every day – at least back exercises and try to do 30 mins of other exercising, walking or even housework <BR> 4. While at my Target Weight, keep there +/- 3lbs <BR> 5. Be kind to mysel... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:15:09 EST DAY 92 - 100 DAYS ACCEPT THE SOLUTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294686 <BR> Linda Spangle nails my journey with, "Are you willing to accept the changes you'll have to make in order to manage this for life?" <BR> <BR> As you know I too overindulged in the festive season and know my clothes were starting to feel tighter than I like them to feel so I too know I must quickly get back to the changes and habits that work for me and are my solution to keeping my food diary, making better choices and sticking with my Slimming World eating plan as it works when I let ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:59:04 EST DAY 91 - OBESITY IS A CONDITION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293977 Linda Spangle suggests that Obesity is a condition and although I was usure what it meant by a Condition as it is not similar to more serious conditions I still recognise it is something we have to be aware of (all our life for some of us!) <BR> <BR> I have been classified as Obese on the doctors scales in the past but do not consider I had the condition of Obesity. I just ate too much of the wrong foods and did no exercise! <BR> <BR> Thankfully I am now classified as Overweight, still thi... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:38:34 EST Day 90 - LIVE AS IF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293321 Never sure how to fill this one in however I know when I am looking better I feel more confident with my driving, in my clothes, with my children, with my dh and although I am still feeling a bit larger because of my festive excesses I decided to 'suck it up' and 'Live as If'. <BR> <BR> Even though I only woke up at 8.30am after a late night I still went to my exercise class Zumba at 9.30am (although I don't always find it easy I was going to ENJOY it today and I did!) <BR> I wore clothes ... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 16:07:56 EST Day 77 - THE HEALING POWERS OF RITUALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285559 Posted now Grazing is a ritual of mine too that I could really do without! Not easy but I need to consider it further in line with other of the 100 days learnings! <BR> <BR> I don't feel that I really have any Rituals that I follow, maybe sitting in silence before making dinner would be a good idea to calm the mind. I think I could also read one of my 100 days learnings at this time too. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have had a WONDERFUL Christmas Day and Boxing Day but think I have seriously relaxed... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:00:27 EST DAY 73 – ALL OR NOTHING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283824 DAY 73 – ALL OR NOTHING <BR> <BR> I know I will NEVER be perfect as its impossible and am happy to live in the GREY, no really Black or White thinking fo rme. I read today someone wanted to be better today than yesterday and I am such a work in Progress but hope if I keep doing the 100 days one day soon some of it will stick in. <BR> <BR> Today I threw away some of the chocolate bar I really shouldn't have eaten but was pleased that I didn't eat it all. I was going to save it for my dd b... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:40:28 EST DAY 72 - SNEAK EATING and more, I am still around and BACK ON TRACK after a PAUSE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283430 DAY 72 - SNEAK EATING (a real WORK IN PROGRESS with this one!) <BR> <BR> I was pleased I didn’t eat when I arrived at school today as there are lots of treats in the Staff Room! <BR> Today I did EAT IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHERS mostly! <BR> <BR> I do recognise I am very good at being SILLY with SNEAK EATING – a bad habit I am trying to THINK TWICE when I am tempted and try to stay MINDFUL so this doesn’t happen!!! <em>104</em> <BR> School Christmas dinner was good today and I managed to... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:58:52 EST DAY 62 - NON FOOD TRIGGERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279298 62 - Non food triggers <BR> <BR> Procrastination is a SERIOUS one for me at times! <BR> Tiredness can be hard <BR> Boredom too I guess! <BR> <BR> Sometimes I take for grante5d that my dh has loved me fatter and thinner so another chocolate doesn't matter! <BR> I am learning to be sensible now 80/20. <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a lovely Saturday a friend and her children came for tea. My daughter finished the chocolate cake for her friend and added chocolate icing with smarties and Oreo bisc... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:34:09 EST DAY 61 - AVOID MY FOOD TRIGGERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278683 DAY 61 - AVOID MY FOOD TRIGGERS <BR> <BR> There are temptations everywhere aren't there! Even the smell of the fish at school smelled interesting, perhaps I was just hungry and didn't feel so interested after I had eaten my salad and cottage cheese. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed my Interesting Overnight Oats that Gill had given me the idea about yesterday. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3950fe3c-9bfd-48cc-9b7b-51493f165387.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I successfully avoided the Bi... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:33:28 EST DAY 59 HEART HUNGER INSTEADS AND DAY 60 CREATE A STOP SIGN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278667 DAY 59 HEART HUNGER INSTEADS <BR> <BR> When I realise I am facing HEART HUNGER I am going to try to STOP and think about the real cause of my hunger!!! If necessary to address my EMOTIONAL NEEDS as much as I can. <BR> <BR> These are similar to those for Head Hunger for me but also include cuddling soft toys in the house, wrapping myself up in a fleece like blanket, having a warm bath, maybe having a low calorie chocolate drink. <BR> <BR> For me to keep away from the tempting spaces and i... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:21:06 EST DAY 58 - HEART HUNGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277238 DAY 58 - HEART HUNGER <BR> <BR> Linda tells us that Heart Hunger is a hunger which isn't for a specific item. I have always felt I didn't really recognize this "empty" feeling but she says that it could be for a nourishing item such as one that an individual may associate with something they have been given as a child to 'fill the gap'. <BR> <BR> I remember last time Phyllis (MAWMAW101) described Heart Hunger as 'when you open cabinet doors looking for something but have no idea what you w... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:04:08 EST Day 57 - HEAD HUNGER INSTEADS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276732 DAY 57 - HEAD HUNGER INSTEADS <BR> <BR> When I realise I am facing HEAD HUNGER I am going to try to STOP and think about the real cause of my hunger!!! If necessary to address my EMOTIONAL NEEDS as much as I can. <BR> <BR> For me to keep away from the tempting spaces and items in my house! <BR> To take a 5 or 10 min break in the front room with a hot drink or cold water to allow me to think and regroup! <BR> If the weather allows perhaps a 10 minute fast walk in the area. <BR> <BR> Toda... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:52:29 EST Catch Up blog 3 - Days 55 and Day 56 (today) Work in Progress but it is Progress now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276201 DAY 55 - FOOD IS THE CONSOLATION PRIZE <BR> <BR> I don't think my family ever used food to make my 'sore knee' feel magically better as Linda suggests! <BR> <BR> Of course here I think Number 1 here is to CONSIDER 'DO I REALLY FEEL HUNGRY' or do perhaps I really want a hug, to be listened to, more fun, more money, etc, to punch a pillow? <BR> <BR> Sometimes if I have conflict with my children or my dh I do use food to 'comfort me!' <BR> <BR> On Saturday I didn't have any real incidents l... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:27:29 EST Days 53 and 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276196 DAY 53 - FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND <BR> <BR> Linda suggests eating provides RELIEF, it ENTERTAINS you when bored, HEALS the soul if SAD or LONELY. It can also PROIVIDES a SHIELD protecting you from Uncomfortable EMOTIONS. <BR> So Long as you keep food close by you feel strong enough to deal with your issues! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The question was DO YOU FEEL OUT OF CONTROL AROUND FOOD? YES I do sometimes! I need to change this pattern and learn ways to handle these areas better! <BR... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:59:20 EST Catching Up Blog 1 Day 51 and Day 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276187 DAY 51 - WHAT IS EMOTIONAL EATING? <BR> <BR> - Linda tells us this is any time you reach for food when you aren't physically hungry or needing nutrition! <BR> <BR> - Sadly on this day (Tuesday) I did eat 1 choc chip cookie (3.5 syns) but did it because I wanted chocolate and didn't want to have the Chocolate Digestive bar (8 syns) that were available in the Staff Room. This was emotional eating I guess as it was at the end of my lunch and I had already eaten enough. <BR> <BR> Later that d... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:44:20 EST Days 48, 49 and 50 of the 100 Days - Wow guess we're half way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273372 Playing Catch Up! <BR> <BR> Day 48 - You've Got to Want it <BR> <BR> - Of course I want to maintain this weight so will keep my food diary <BR> - Of course I want to stop my binges on a Tuesday after WI <BR> - Of course I want to keep doing my back exercises <BR> <BR> Thanks Gill RAWCOOKIE for your advice about planning what I am going to eat if I do have a binge on WI day and ensuring I sit down for it. Will try this next time on the 13th December <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't go ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:51:26 EST Day 47 - Kick the Can't http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272053 Day 47 - Kick the Can't <BR> <BR> Linda wants us to consider the things we find Challenging to keep doing! For me it seems to be the following and I know I can change the CAN'T TO CAN and it doesn't take that much effort. These are the same things I have commented on before sadly but I will continue trying! <BR> <BR> - I can't avoid overeating on a Tuesday night. Now becomes "Tuesday nights after WI can be challenging to avoid the treats, but I'm sure I can find a way!" <BR> <BR> - I... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:42:36 EST Day 46 - If not food then what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271574 Linda suggests that if food is not important most of the time we need to consider what is really important in our lives. Again I agree with the 10 important things I decided on last time, my dh is still number 1 but food is still not included in the 10. <BR> <BR> The 10 things I am most THANKFUL <em>429</em> FOR ARE:- <BR> <BR> 1 My husband - my best friend <BR> 2 My children Chloe and James <BR> 3 My mum, dad and brothers <BR> 4 Antony's mum (my mil) <BR> 5 Work - I r... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:49:05 EST Day 45 - Food Important or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271202 Day 45 - Food Important or Not? <BR> <BR> Linda asks us to consider the imporance of Food. <BR> Yes, I recognize I have given food an importance and feel happier if I know what I am having for all my meals in the day but REALLY know that following my eating plan is the IMPORTANT thing. The food is not really important except to FUEL my body. <BR> <BR> Perhaps certain special event meals could be classed as IMPORTANT, although if I get to eat at the table with family I thing that meal is ... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:07:51 EST DAY 44 - Its not the Right Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270795 Exercise - 30 minutes walk early, my hubbie dropped me off on his way to work and I walked home again, very invigorated again and motivated for the day <BR> <BR> Linda asks if it is Not the Right Time to lose weight/follow an eating plan? <BR> <BR> I can say that it REALLY is the right time for me - there is NO REASON why it isn't a good time and I have been able to find reasons whenever i wanted to! Right now I am determined to stay at my TARGET weight. I know that my Healthy Eating can ... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:32:13 EST Day 42 Make it Matter and Day 43 Chose to, Not have to http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270343 I love these days of the 100 days Challenge <BR> and for the first think Day 43 'Yes I do care about my weight and my life and recognise that small changes can make a big difference! <BR> "No matter what gets in the way I am going to make my Health matter!". <BR> <BR> Day 44 - Choose to Not Have to <BR> Linda suggest that rather than saying 'I have to do .....' we should have ownership and choose to do the things, this makes is all more positive and I really like the ownership it allows. ... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:06:09 EST Day 41 - MOTIVATION IN A CHOICE- an its MY CHOICE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269462 Day 41 - Motivation is a Choice and I'm choosing it too today!!! <BR> <BR> Even after a late night I still went to my Zumba exercise class as I had planned. I was motivated and determined to work hard and enjoy it! <BR> <BR> My eating has mostly been good today! <BR> <BR> I also went for a 30 minute walk with my dd and dh and had a laugh too. <BR> <BR> Need to do even more planning of food and exercise for the week! <BR> <BR> a Super Saturday! <em>67</em> <em>220</em> <em>216... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:25:29 EST Day 40 Having an Eating Experience Friday 18th November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269458 Day 40 Creating an eating experience, <BR> luckily I had friends coming tonight and my dh and I have a lovely meal planned, mostly Chinese, yummy. Starter and main courses, Barbecue Chicken, Chow Mein Chicken, Crispy Chilli Beef, Egg Fried Rice Looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Eating - I did not eat any of the Chinese starters but did eat a few crisps and peanuts. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a really nice eating experience, I love eating at a table and really plan to do it at least once a w... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:17:31 EST DAY 39 - FLAVOUR OR TEXTURE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268547 Linda wants us to consider whether we are eating certain foods for their FLAVOUR or TEXTURE. Having done this day several times before I know I do like the texture of crunchy food (guess when I am being weak that includes crisps and nuts <em>29</em> but not today) <BR> <BR> Today I have considered all my food and whether I liked it for texture or flavour and think maybe I should consider this more often when I am doing my food plan for the week! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Eating <BR> ... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:28:36 EST DAY 38 - FOOD AS POWER - Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268544 Day 38 – FOOD AS POWER <BR> <BR> Linda suggests that we sometimes allow food to have ‘Power’ over us! I agree that in the past I have considered food had the power and know I shouldn’t allow it the control!!! <BR> <BR> Today (Wednesday) I have taken back that control but considering other ways to make myself feel Powerful! These include – being organised so need to plan well, - being at target at my SW club, - walking and doing zumba classes when I can <BR> <BR> I planned and decided to d... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:17:13 EST Day 37 I Love to Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267354 Day 37 I Love to Eat <BR> <BR> Oh yes I do love to eat. I agree with most of my views in June 2016, <BR> I still love crunchy salad, jacket potatoes, gammon and salmon soaked in Terriyaki sauce. However I don't always think I make the most of savouring these foods and must try to do so more! <BR> <BR> I do not really eat Pizza, ribs, chips, breaded chicken or breaded fish and rarely have to ignore them! I am quite pleased about this. <BR> <BR> EXERCISE - this morning I walked 45 minutes ... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:34:17 EST Day 36 - SLOW DOWN Y EATING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266829 Sadly I did not read this yesterday so did not eat my breakfast any slower! Its so hard sometimes. <BR> <BR> I tried to slow down my lunch and concentrate on the leftover Barbecue Chicken. I chewed the meat carefully and tried to savour the flavour again. It was delicious and hard to take longer than 10 minutes to eat, even with drinks too. <BR> Tried to eat my evening meal slower than normal! Must keep trying harder. <BR> <BR> Overall its been a good day, a long day at work when I've had... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:37:23 EST DAY 35 - EATING PAUSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266282 DAY 35 - THE EATING PAUSE <BR> <BR> Linda suggests there is often a natural pause when we are eating and if we feel that then we should leave our food and if still hungry maybe return to the food 2 hours later. I haven't ever really felt this Pause but I do still keep looking out for it! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> EATING - <BR> <BR> My dh made the Barbecue Chicken for tea and it was WONDERFUL. It was based on the Slimming World recipe at Iceland. Jude my spark friend passed it on to me a... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:49:00 EST Days 31 - 34 - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265768 DAY 31- Hunger Scale <BR> as I've said before and as you can understand (I am sure!) I rarely ever feel hungry! <BR> Monday mornings or after a holiday off work its always different and I have a rumbling tummy by 12pm and <BR> know I am hungry so probably a -1 on the Hunger scale. I almost never get to -2!!! <BR> <BR> This was Wednesday and I waited till I got into the shop carpark before eating my lunch and yes I was hungry then. <BR> <BR> I also visited my Brother in law with my dh a... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:32:15 EST Day 30 and Day 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264427 Yesterday I had quite a good day for Day 30 Postponing my eating and successfully postponed eating - including hiding one piece of chocolate brownie to take home to eat later. <BR> Guess what of course I forgot it and left it at work. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Of course as it was WI day postponing food was not difficult! My WI was very good after eating too very light days and I weighed 1lb lower than my target and 3lbs lighter than last time I weighed 8 weeks ago, so was very pleased. S... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:23:07 EST Day 29 - Hand Held Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263396 This day is really a challenge for me as I used to think of it meaning nuts and crisps and things, however I posted <BR> <BR> "Great thinking Phyllis and I agree with Pam I like some of the same handheld items like apples (which I adore) and bananas. (I could cut them up so they weren't hand held but couldn't imagine eating nuts with a spoon) <BR> <BR> Tho the ones I have to watch are the nuts and crisps that my good mate always has at events at her house. Some days I can resist these but ... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 15:24:22 EST Day 28 - Eating Food Because its There http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262814 Eating <BR> <BR> - today I decided to really eat lightly for 2 and a half days so I can hopefully <BR> go to my WI on Tuesday <BR> <BR> I have been strong today and not eaten extra at my m-i-l's or at my house today <BR> <BR> Overall I am very pleased to have followed the eating plan I set for myself <em>248</em> <BR> I have followed my eating plan truthfully today! <BR> , <BR> Hope I can avoid eating cos it's there at work tmrw, making sure I am prepared. Sadly I did overeat at... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 13:44:41 EST Today! Day 27 on the 100 day plan :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262278 Sorry I have not been around much this week! I have posted on the 100 day blogs for some days this week but before my holiday was feeling posting every day was a bit overwhelming and onerous, another 'JOB' when I was already a busy lady so I'm going to possibly post less. I know I have some WONDERFUL SPARK FRIENDS here and their support is REALLY important, so thank you all for reading and supporting me. <BR> <BR> I have had two lovely nights away in Southport with my dd and children, the ... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 11:07:30 EST Day 21 and Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260145 Day 21 and Day 22 Eating with Awareness - not sure the exact titles and I'm rushing, sorry Gill <BR> <BR> I didn't text on Sunday as I was away for a night with my dh (without my kids). Very nice. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I ate my breakfast with awareness, bacon and lettuce sandwich and later ate my evening meal with complete awareness. The meal was included in the deal and very delicious. Actually I even had brown bread rolls with my Salmon starter, having two was probably excessive t... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:32:32 EST Not blogging today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259137 Mad busy so can't blog today! hugs x Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:40:28 EST Day 20 - Half-Off Special Divide and conquer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258853 Day 20 - Half-Off Special Divide and conquer! <BR> <BR> This is a really hard one for me as I try to make myself the right amount of food and don’t like waste, so will find it hard to throw food away. <BR> <BR> However quite often my dh and I do share a large meal when we go out, I have the veggies, he has the chips and half of everything else, this makes our dining experience even more enjoyable, we are saving money and both getting food we like <BR> <BR> Buffets are still a challenge b... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:04:24 EST Day 19 - Eat Reasonable Amounts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258503 Day 19 - Eat Reasonable Amounts <BR> <BR> I am fairly good at estimating my 10z (28g) of cheese - but still check it on the scales to check! Today I weighed my 5g of Cheerios cereal and it was actually more than I usually give myself with my breakfast - crunchy on my weetabix and yogurt. So tomorrow and every other day I will weigh it out as I get more!!! <em>4</em> <BR> My plan doesn't expect me to weigh many other staple foods! <BR> <BR> Exercise - another 30 minutes walk in the col... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:13:18 EST Day 18 - Retrain eating Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257990 This day is about leaving a tiny bit of food on my plate to try to avoid the CLEAN PLATE CLUB ideas. I hate leaving food but of course did so today, only a little. <BR> <BR> I try to only buy and cook the food needed by the family, I do so hate waste though! <BR> <BR> Eating - has been totally on plan today (I am saving my extras (Syns) for Sunday and Monday!) <BR> <BR> I have had to make a couple of good choices today and totally avoided at least two items as I didn't want to 'waste' ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:26:14 EST Day 17 Stop Wasting Food is today's theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257509 This day is all about putting waste food in the bin and not into the bin above my chin! Today I did wrap up the toasted bread roll that our visitor didn't eat but wasn't tempted to eat it myself <em>224</em> . I also put my dd's dish into water so that I couldn't eat the last bits off her dish <em>521</em> . I have put stale or soft biscuits into the bin before and will do so again rather than eating them. <BR> I am proud that usually I only cook enough food for the meal and the fami... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:51:41 EST Day 16 - Sometimes food can offer us comfort (100 days Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257036 Day 16 - sometimes food can offer us comfort - but Linda tells us that we get all the comfort we need from the first two bites....." ...eating more won't bring any more satisfaction or make you feel better" <BR> <BR> Exercise - 30 mins fast walk round shops and town this afternoon and 10 minutes aerobics at home (every 1 minutes I changed to a different exercise, felt really good doing this) <BR> <BR> Eating - has mostly been totally on plan today, much better than a usual Tuesday after WI,... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:29:38 EST Day 31 (day 15 of 100 Days Challenge - 2 bites) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256480 Today has been strange as my dh had the car so I had to get a lift to work instead! <BR> <BR> Getting ready and to the meeting place by 8am was a challenge but I did it and then relaxed. Of course then I had to wait around at work for my lift home - wish I'd taken my <BR> reading book as I'm really enjoying it. But used some of the extra time to start writing this and to write a few emails and text messages, not time waste and not time were I am eating - I moved away from the chocolate... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:43:25 EST