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/ 97 - 100 Have really enjoyed this 100 DWL Am enjoying half term too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462641 My dh had to go to work today even though the children are still off school. Of course my work continues but its really nice to have the other 3 to share it with this week! <BR> <BR> At weekend I sorted out 2 of my MiL's cupboards at her house and today took a bag full of medicines that had not been used and many out of date back to the chemist. I brought everything home for my MiL to decide if she wanted to keep, she did throw some things away which was good! Its nice to clean her cupboa... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:01:46 EST 93 - 96 DWL Still determined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461413 I didn't post these days yesterday as there is just SO MUCH! I am still on plan and on track. <BR> Still hoping I may be able to go to WI on Tuesday, however my dh is making pizza again <BR> tomorrow so maybe not! We shall see! <BR> I am pleased that I have not eaten extra as I have a bad habit of eating before an event too! <BR> I have been invited to watch footie tomorrow afternoon at good friends house too so need to be determined. <BR> My dh has just opened a box of Mint chocolate... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:59:52 EST 89 - 92 DWL Much more rationale now and happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460864 <BR> Thanks friends for your support, I really lost it last week I was so wound up, sadly I overthink things are really thought my trip to London/Heathrow was going to end in disaster. Perhaps I watch too much news and TV, so many horrid stories in the papers too! I think I was a little worried how it would go with my MiL too, but it all went really well! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Thankfully the trip went very successfully. My dd really enjoyed the Survival event of the 100 show cast m... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 04:43:27 EST Days 82 - 88 A challenging week! Roll on next week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458434 Sadly I am unhappy that I have let my worries overwhelm me this week about something happening at weekend and although I have managed to rationalise it some times most of the time I haven't and have emotionally have eaten! <BR> <BR> Things are still going well with my MiL, even while she is waking up 2 times a night! I am REALLY HAPPY with my life and that is why I worry about it getting spoiled! Silly really! <BR> <BR> Day 82, 100 days Last-straw eating  <BR> <BR> I was very proud to no... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 14:22:46 EST Day 77 - 81 100DWL Really Happier but its been a mixed week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456029 Day 77, 100 days The Healing Power of Rituals <BR> <BR> LS suggests we may have Rituals which give us safety and comfort in out lives! I choose to get up with my dh at 6am and have a cuppa while I finish making his lunch. Then I try to sit down with a hot drink and relax (at least for 30 mins esp on the 3 days I have my Copaxone injection. My dh warms the solution and even if it 'hurts' a little I like to relax with my drink while watching my children, who now are young people sorting their... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 03:45:25 EST 69 - 76 of 100DWL - Yes life is good overall! Even if I am snacking a little! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454153 Day 69, 100 days No Cheating allowed <BR> <BR> I agree with the two posts already made today. I have chosen not to have sausage roll for lunch, my MiL only ate half. <BR> I chose to share 1/2 a small milky way with my dh rather than eat it all <BR> I chose to share a healthy Lasagne with my dh rather than eating a less healthy tea <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Day 70, 100 days No good or bad. <BR> <BR> As I said last time there is no good or bad food on my eating plan! Its all about naking... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:45:53 EST Days 61 - 68 and Update - crazy long email (don't read it all!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450751 It seemed to take quite a lot of anguish getting things sorted for my MiL's arrival but by the time she arrived her room, which was the dining room last week looked great! <BR> <BR> So far its working out well. I was surprised when at her house she didn't look comfortable but the Stroke association lady says that often happens as an individual looks around and thinks about what they can't do now! She wanted to be left on her own at my house rather than hers while I went to meet a friend ... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:13:21 EST General update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448515 My MiL is moving in here on Tuesday and I am going to be her carer (unofficially). She was very healthy and independent when she had her 90th birthday in September but in November had another slight stroke which affected her balance and confidence. As my contract at the school finished as the child I supported with Downs Syndrome for 3 years went to a Special School for Year 6 (mainstream school wouldn't have been good for her). So I have been looking for another job! <BR> <BR> My MiL wen... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 13:10:04 EST Day 58, 59 and 60 of 100DWL - life is very good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447287 Overall life is really good, I have had some challenging moments when I have been tempted with the leftover Christmas goodies. <BR> <BR> My dh has been supportive mostly but today I have been seriously tempted but realised that I was struggling and needed a STOP sign! Ok so it is day 60 so I cleaned my teeth and put my Mouthguard in (also I am blogging her and not eating!) I know there are also biscuits which are a bit soft so I am going to throw them away. <BR> <BR> We have got my MiL's... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:25:39 EST Days 55, 56 and 57 DWL - Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445681 Overall I have had 3 good days, one day I weighed myself and it was less than I'd expected and although I had eaten very sensible the day before I kinda thought it didn't matter if I ate more yesterday! <BR> Today I also weighed myself again and it was reasonable but I didn't eat to excess. I have been totally on plan today despite my syns all coming from alcohol - Yeah <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Day 55, 100 days Food is the consolation prize <BR> <BR> I don't think my family ever used f... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:42:45 EST Day 54, 100 days Eating to feel better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444427 Day 54, 100 days Eating to feel better <BR> <BR> Linda suggests we eat when we are tired, stressed or physically ill. <BR> <BR> I started the day with a Migraine I think or perhaps a bit of overindulgence yesterday so knew Food was nor my answer today!! (In my resting last night I decided that I feel ill because of all the chocolate, biscuits and other junk I have eaten yesterday) <BR> <BR> Today I have eaten my meals spaced out through the day as usual and thankfully not eaten betwee... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:14:35 EST Days 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 of the 100 DWL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444090 This week seems to have passed in a blur of Food but its Christmas!!!! Has to stop here. <BR> <BR> My MiL is 'happy' we think at the Retirement Home holiday! we call it! But my dh and I keep discussing what will happen after the 3 weeks and we had all decided the best thing is that she comes to stay at our house overnight and then returns to her house after breakfast. Then I will take her lunch and bring her home at tea time or soon after but its still in the air so I think it has us a l... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:25:47 EST Days 42 - 48 DWL - Think I am caught up - Presents wrapped! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442718 Life is really good overall; My MiL is having respite care in a Retirement Home for 3 weeks so we've been able to sleep through the night! Yeah! But my dh has a really bad cold so he hasn't slept very well for past two nights. At least we know MiL is safe and she seems happy! <BR> <BR> I WAS STAYING STRONG WITH FOOD EARLY IN THE WEEK BUT ITS NEARLY XMAS! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Day 42, 100 days Make it matter <BR> <BR> No matter what gets in my way I am going to make my Health Matter!... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:49:39 EST 16/12/17 Days 37 - 41 (this is the third time I have tried to post this so ....) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440814 It has been a crazy week but with food I have stayed pretty much on plan despite the anxieties I have felt and the tiredness as we have had 6 days where we have been to my MiL at 2am to take her to the toilet. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Day 37 I Love to Eat <BR> <BR> I agree with most of my views in my past two posts. I still love crunchy salad especially with hot food,, jacket potatoes, gammon and salmon soaked in Terriyaki sauce. <BR> <BR> However I don't always think I make the most ... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:20:51 EST 11/10/17 Days 34, 35, 36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439402 Overall I have had a great day. Going out to check on my MiL worked better last night but it was -4 degrees at 1.45am! She was in good spirits this morning too and I helped her to finish her Christmas cards. <em>30</em> <em>144</em> I also did some gardening, my Christmas card writing and some things for me! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Went to the Victorian festival in Garstang tonight, lovely walk round the town. <BR> <BR> Day 34 - Listen Accurately <BR> <BR> Linda wants us ... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:11:28 EST Life Update! Days to follow later or in the morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439084 My MiL came out of hospital yesterday. We hadn't seen her walk at all in hospital so were a little surprised that she was still very wobbly even with the frame. She got better as the day went on. The care package seemed a little less favourable and the lady coming for the tea visit didn't come till 6.20pm yesterday. We had already taken her a baked potato so she had something hot to eat! <BR> Unfortunately we left her overnight for a carer to take her to bed, that was fine. Don't get m... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:19:25 EST Days 31, 32 and 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438586 Day #31 Hunger Scale <BR> <BR> I am still not good at identifying my HUNGER <BR> <BR> I have borrowed Phyllis's comments last time as its the same for me as I am a grazer too but today I need to concentrate on myself and stop procrastinating about things! <BR> <BR> I am going to try to wait until between 1 - 2 and eat my planned meals. <BR> <BR> 0- Neutral, not hungry, not full <BR> 1- A little hungry <BR> 2- Very hungry <BR> 3 - Starved, way to hungry <BR> <BR> It is still good f... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:35:10 EST 7th Dec - Days of the 100 days missing but Here I am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438234 I'm afraid to say that even though I am not working I still struggle to do everything I want to! In fact if anything it has given me more time to PROCRASTINATE I think! <BR> <BR> My MIL is still in hospital but may be getting out tomorrow, ;-) Hopefully! There have been a lot of phonecalls sorting things out with Occupational Therapist, Social Services and other agencies. These have all increased my anxieties at times. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling for several days since my WI last Tu... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:16:14 EST Day 21 and 22 100 DWL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435375 Life has been great the last 2 days but I'm finding it hard to blog! I continue to eat sensibly following my eating plan, however I realised I did not write it down yesterday - not sure why! I didn't overeat at all though and still went for a good walk. Need to address that today. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Day 21 and Day 22 seem to be about awareness with food, which I do try to do but its hard sometimes! I do try to slow down my eating but it is VERY challenging sometimes. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:04:49 EST Days 18, 19 & 20 plus two REAL successes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434650 For those of you who don't know I was really proud this week when: <BR> <BR> Thursday 😊 I had a moment with Toffee crispbreads, I love these crispbreads and they are 2 syns each. I opened a new packet but they seemed a bit soft so I had to have 1 and 3 halves throughout the pack to check they really weren't nice and then was brave I broke them up and put them in bin outside. I was really proud that I had made a good choice there! <em>104</em> <em>590</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:00:53 EST Days 10 - 17 plus 'What a Week' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433779 What a week! Anxiety levels high though so not totally on plan! Well I wasn't until Monday 20th and now I am <em>104</em> on plan again. <BR> <BR> My MiL has had a ministroke affecting her balance but not her mental capacities <em>592</em> could have been MUCH worse! At one point thought she may have been coming to live at our house ....... <BR> <BR> She is making progress but still in hospital recuperating. <BR> <BR> We shall see .... I have stopped worrying about her living ... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:41:22 EST Day 9 Here's What I Want http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431379 Day 9 - Here's What I Want <BR> <BR> I also am keeping with most of what I said last time around but have borrowed ideas from some of my friends on the 100 DWL team. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> If you see me eating something that is not on my diet plan: <BR> As I said before my dh will ask if it is on my plan and I try to thank him. <em>342</em> <BR> However I actually CAN have anything as long as I have the Syns remaining and write it down! <BR> <BR> If you see me eating a LOT of it... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:20:38 EST Days 6 Protect my Program, 7 I can do it, to & 8 Help Please .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431054 I have tried to post on the correct days the following but haven't posted on my own blog - need to be a little more organised! Its not that I have loads to do right now but AM keeping myself busy. <BR> <BR> Day 6 Protect my Program <BR> <BR> I still do try to PROTECT MY PROGRAM especially at friend's houses. <BR> Sometimes I do say "Not now maybe later" but I am more likely to say "I don't really like it" or "I am full" rather than disappoint someone by turning it down! <BR> I put biccy... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:24:10 EST Day 5 The Magic Notebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430245 Day 5 The Magic Notebook <BR> <BR> Linda Spangle' s teachings for his day suggest that if we REALLY DESIRE an item but it doesn't fit in our plan for that day we should write it into a Notebook and not actually partake of the item. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> I have still never used this book idea as I feel it will tempt me further to write it down. <BR> <BR> This time I am going to use the backpage of my book and use it more as an ideas/planning page perhaps. <BR> <BR> Today I have put... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 02:02:03 EST Day 4 - Boundaries or Diets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429813 9-11-17 Day 4 - Boundaries or Diets <BR> <BR> I still agree with what I wrote last time! <BR> <BR> My SW plan allows a moderate (Wider) Road using my 70 syns a week writing it all down in my diary. Some exercise in the day of at least 10 minutes once a day <BR> This Wide Road on SW can also include holidays and special events. <em>67</em> As I said on Day 1 I really am going to be especially careful not to overeat on days before or after a special event! Maybe I should take on a m... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:51:34 EST Day 3 Do it Anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429496 8-11-12 Day 3 Do it Anyway <BR> <BR> I did not feel like going for a walk outside today as it was cold but I did it anyway, planned to do my 20 minute daily walk but continued for 35 so very pleased with that! <BR> <BR> I don't walk as fast now but try to enjoy it more by looking around at everything. <BR> <BR> <BR> A great day overall <em>386</em> <em>590</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 10-11-17 This day's teachings were important again as I thought it may rain today but dec... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:21:47 EST Day2 Interested or Committed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429159 7/11/17 Day 2 - Interested or Committed <BR> <BR> (I know I posted earlier but I was late with Day 1) <BR> <BR> I know my Slimming World eating plan works 100% when I do it 100% so I am fully COMMITTED to this plan! It's <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I need to be aware of my temptations and excuses and work with them. <em>458</em> <BR> I must write it all down! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> * Slow down <BR> * Stop the Procrastination <BR> * Plan my food and exercise <BR> * Keep recor... Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:30:54 EST Day 1 - 100 days Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428977 6-11-17 Day 1 - 100 days Challenge I USED TO BE THAT WAY BUT NOW I'M DIFFERENT <BR> <BR> I have done this challenge a few times but I am determined today and although do not write very well I mean EVERY word I say! <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> I recognise I used to not always keep my food diary up to date but now I am different. <BR> <BR> I am going to quit the PROCRASTINATION and again write down my daily/weekly plan of food and exercise and highlight the foods I have eaten in one colour... Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:44:01 EST WHAT HAS WORKED FOR ME & HAPPY EASTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349112 At club at Garstang last week another member told me that Nicola told her to think of the 10 syns (treats we are allowed daily) as £10 and considers if it an item is worth the money. <BR> <BR> I ate one hot cross bun mindlessly and then looked up its syn value as 7 syns - I had only paid 50p for 6 of them at Aldi so definitely would not have another for £7! <BR> <BR> This thought has helped me a lot this week so thought I'd pass it on/remind the others here. Don't know if it will work wit... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 02:38:54 EST My foot hurts but I'm proud of my daughter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347815 Sadly I have a really sore right foot and I know I have been lucky that its been okay before now but ..... I have worn orthotic insoles for about 3 years as I have always been a toe-walker and my Podiatrist encouraged me to get insoles. They had been fine for 3 years but I felt it was time to change them, my new insoles came 10 days ago and since then my right foot has hurt. <em>46</em> <BR> I took the insole back to my Podiatrist and asked if I should take Paracetamol or Ibuprofen fo... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:54:59 EST As promised http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344552 Perhaps I am PROCRASTINATING with the long list I have written (at last) now but I also promised my good spark friend Lynda some photos. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/671c4838-8b3f-46d9-9cd5-820ac9c7ca33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me as a School girl (my old school tie) all my colleagues and I dressed at School children - all the women at pigtails to make us look young - amazingly almost none of the children in our school have their hair like this! All I could think was h... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 08:12:50 EST WE ARE ONLY HUMAN THOUGH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335113 Sadly I've been though an Emotional Issue lately. <BR> <BR> I went to Glasgow on Friday night with my dh and good friends to watch Stiff Little Fingers punk rock band, we have seen them before but never in Glasgow and I'm afraid I got REALLY wound up the week before I was SO WORRIED that something bad was going to happen to us, possibly leaving my children parent less! I even left a letter for my mum and kids and cried writing it! <BR> <BR> Crazy I know! <em>198</em> <em>24</em> <... 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