ELAINE01772's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELAINE01772 ELAINE01772'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/ update for my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172557 hi everyone im sorry iv not been online for a while but my mums been very poorly and things have been hectic unfortunately she died on monday evening obvouisly my priorities have been very different were not going to be able to hold her funeral till the 28t so its going to be a hard christmas for us but lets look forward to the new year things can only get better and i will be catching up with what you have all been upto then i hope you enjoy the festive season however you celebrate and remem... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:27:40 EST hello im back from hols http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097387 hi everyone had a great hol the weather was lovely and sunny the people were so nice croatia was stunning especially dubrovnick i dont want to bore you all with the details but we walked the city walls 74 ft high in places views fantastic had a day in montenegro and a day in bosnia - fantastic ate fresh oysters in stron were the oyster beds are yum ate lots of fresh fruit and salad and must admit drank a few liters of wine but managed to stay the same weight so that was great do you remember ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:59:08 EST wish you were here !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073236 well i am all packed and ready to go fly at 3 30 pm tomorrow and feeling excited and dare i say it slightly smug after all the crappy weather of last few days i would just like to say to all the britts its a sunny 25 deg in croatia and when im sat chilling out with along cool drink i will think of you all and smile get back on the 10th so will try and get on line on the 10th love to you all elainexx <em>67</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:19:38 EST hello to all my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062530 sorry i havnt been online since i got back from scotland but just been flat out we had a great time status quo and runrig were fantastic the highlands are beautiful even in the rain. I have decided to take a bit of pressure off myself by not weighing myself everyweek because i find it so stressful so now i dont have a weighday i just get up and think hum will do it today or no not today and it works only 3lb until i reach my first goal . I'm off on hols on the 25th sept going to croatia for t... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 02:17:53 EST happy bank holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024349 its bank holiday weekend coming up YES and iv got a whole week off work YES YES we are traveling up to scotland tomorrow (hubby & me ) stopping in gretna green wednesday night then on to inverness thursday and staying there till monday i am wildly excited cos friday evening we are watching status quo and saturday evening we are watching runrig <em>244</em> i can now get into my jeans <em>9</em> im ready to rock n roll i am also going to try and find "nessie" lol not feeling to worried abo... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:34:18 EST secret eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004522 last week i read a blog by my sparkfriend stonecot "theres no shame were all the same" and i havnt been able to stop thinking about it and the comments on it from others i have never been able to admit it to anyone all these years i started binge eating in secret as a young teen and it has stayed with me all my life sometimes worse than others i didnt realise other people did it "only me" now i want to know more about it just how many people do it and why i have found myself looking at peopl... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:04:34 EST words of wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999639 my grandson lucas who is six came up with this great piece of advise the other day dont smoke dont drink eat lots and lots of porridge and you will live to be 105 bless him he might have something there <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Aug 2012 14:01:14 EST and so ends the bad week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997403 been having a real bad week had some long long shifts at work so havnt been tracking as i should didnt lose any weight this week been eating crap cos its been easier than making from scratch and feeling really tired and reading back what i have just written feeling sorry for myself but im ready to get to back to it cos i dont want to put the weight iv lost back on so time to re focus and get back at it onward and upwards or should that be onward and downwards <em>24</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 03:19:48 EST happy weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980049 its saturday morning had areally long hard week at work done two 36 hour shifts as short staffed as usual !! <em>41</em> and now thank goodness its weekend and im off <em>244</em> so tonight im going out to southport to see derek acorah with some friends but first we are going for a meal my first time eating out since i started sparkpeople but iv reserched on line and found that frankie and bennys do calorie counted meals on the lighter options menue so it should be ok <em>370</em> hav... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 03:47:40 EST end of week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973977 well thats another week over could have been better but could have been worse down another 1lb wish it was more but not gona lose sleep over it after all 1lb a week is still 52 lbs a year lets keep going <em>386</em> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:21:21 EST shame !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966924 had a bad day yesterday my first in six weeks dont really know why or were it came from but binged out on bread crisps and chips with mayo everything iv learnt went out the window but did manage to stop myself eventually i feel embarrassed with myself but today is another day and im back on track it just goes to show NEVER let your guard down <em>39</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:10:09 EST end of week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963292 6 weeks ago i was a whole stone heavier and feeling like there was no hope and i stumbled on to the sparkepeople web site quite by accident it shone out to me and i thought why not and now im 6kg lighter or in uk a stone <em>244</em> im feeling GREAT !!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 03:33:18 EST the call of the chippy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957570 just driven home from work in the driving rain on the way a thought popped into my head steak pudding chips and gravy yummy ! then oh god no tuna buttie and soup tuna buttie tuna buttie had to drive past the chippy drove slowly and looked into the window all the time repeating tuna buttie tuna buttie and i could even smell the chips ohhh! finished the tuna buttie and soup feel great gona have some fruit now <em>104</em> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:06:19 EST new incentive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954981 Popped into sainsburys on way home from work today needed some fruit and veggies and got looking round the clothes as quite a lot of things half price and i do love a bargain found a lovely pair of trousers for a tenner thought they will be nice for my hols in sept then bravely decided to buy them 2 yes 2 sizes to small have i gone mad im not sure but i am going to do my damdest to ware them on my hols then post a pic of me in them and everyone can hold me to that <em>9</em> Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:22:48 EST end of week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952984 just done my weekly weigh in down 1 kg or 2 lb another sucsseful week tracked everything and its working always feel a bit nervous about getting weighed but heading the right way it is starting to get easier but there are times when i least expect it when i want to eat everything and everything but finding it easier to move on when that happens now ready to start week 6 now <em>334</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 03:52:49 EST are you sure sweatings good for me !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944132 just done 15 min on treamill at 2.8 km p/h sweated buckets and thought my heart was going to burst <em>246</em> im still shakeing now even after a shower ! but you can be sure im gona do it again tomorrow Wed, 27 Jun 2012 05:04:13 EST end of week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942617 yes yes yes !!!! another weigh in over down 1kg or 2.2lb im over the moon t <BR> today feel great thats 10lb in 4 weeks i feel invincible today i can do anything iv got day off work today feel like iv got a huge amount of energy so gona get exercising bring on week 5 im ready <em>224</em> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 03:04:26 EST sunday night jitters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940110 well its sunday evening the end of another week and a new set of challenges on the way and iv started to get the jitters and its not even weigh day till tuesday i know in my head that iv done well with the food tracking except for one thing carnt get anywhere near my goal with potassium k or magnesium (anyone got any ideas) but havnt done any excersise other than walking that is so the jitters are in good and proper lol note to self i will not make excuses next week aim to do 20min three tim... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:32:15 EST water water everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937647 as if it isnt wet enough outside i am now drinking 10 glasses of water !!!!!!! im gona float away <em>91</em> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:14:55 EST end of week three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932546 had a busy week at work then been ill at week end had upset stomach to put it mildy so although i managed to do food tracing every day didint manage to meet my calorie in take goal especially the days i was ill so thought my weight loss would be quite good WRONG only lost 0.5 kg or 1lb feel a bit disappointed but at least its off and not on and it does just go to show that eating less doesnt mean losing less going to try harder this week to meet my goals Tue, 19 Jun 2012 03:48:06 EST week two completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4922691 iv done it got through week two which seemed to start well until i had a bit of a wobble on sunday night talked myself out of it and back on track <em>250</em> and have lost 1 kg this week feel so great bring on week 3 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 03:32:57 EST the devil on my shoulder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921032 last night i slept badly why because i had a visit from the devil he sat on my shoulder and dripped poison in my ear and this is what he said <BR> its weighed in day on tuesday <BR> you wont have lost weight <BR> on this diet you eat far to much <BR> you will always be fat so why bother <BR> hot buttered toast chocolate crisps <BR> you know you will fail <BR> you carnt do it you know you carnt <BR> bet you have put weight on <BR> when you go shopping tomorrow treat yourself give up now <BR> S... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:27:32 EST week one completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912671 well i have managed to complete my first week and there have been moments when i have felt tempted but i managed to keep my goal in mind and keep focused <em>30</em> and the reward is that i have lost 2 klgs <em>334</em> i am so pleased with myself roll on week two im ready for you Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:45:42 EST