ELAINEANNE1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELAINEANNE1 ELAINEANNE1'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/ Busy Bsy Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659369 I have had a busy few weeks as Michael is on some new tablets and they really seem to be helping. We have changed our car for a Smart car which is great and so economical, We have had a trip to The Workhouse at Southwell (National Trust) which is a fascinating pace to visit and last week we had a trip to the theatre to see a comedy play, this is plus our normal routine of my groups and Michael going to MIND. <BR> I just have to get back to my diet now as for the last few weeks I have let thin... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:09:06 EST Good Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650062 Over the last week I have had several good days and I just hope Michael can keep it up. He is getting a lot of help now from the mental health team and has a CPN. <BR> I had a great last Thursday in Chesterfield, mostly just looking around, it was a lovely sunny day and then yesterday I did a similar thing in Peterborough and again it was so sunny and quite warm. <BR> Been to aqua jog and swimming this morning and also weighed myself and I am now 11st 6 lbs which is a loss of about 8 pound s... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:59:44 EST It is nearly spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644622 yet a again it is a while since I was here, I have had a bad few months but hopefully now that Michael is on some new tablets things will improve. <BR> I have managed to lose a few more pounds and I am convinced that I will get to my goal weight of 10 stone in time for my 60th birthday in 2017(hope to do it before but I am in no rush. The new group is helping but unfortunately the lady who started it has not been around so much as her husband has cancer. <BR> I am starting to see a differen... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:46:30 EST New group going well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606190 I have now been to the new group twice and along with <em>252</em> it is helping, it is just good to have someone local to me who want to lose weight. First week I lost 1 and a half pounds but last week I put half back on but did not do as much exercise as usual. <BR> I am now doing about 12 exercise and gym classes every month plus walking(the weather has been awful so not done as much as I would like) <BR> I am drinking more water, keeping a food diary, eating very healthily. <BR> Mich... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:23:38 EST New slimming group http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586920 We have started a new slimming group in our village, it is just a group that we run ourselves and as it is held in a local Christian centre where our craft group is held it is free. We will have a weekly weigh in, a food diary to record our eating habits and we can swap recipes and advice. <BR> I am all for any support I can get, my starting weigh is 11st 12 lbs which means that I put on a couple pounds over Christmas which is not too bad seeing as I was not as active as usual. Today I was ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:05:51 EST Hoped I was doing better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582885 I have not yet weighed myself since Christmas but my eating is not doing too badly and I have cut right down on diet coke. <BR> I wanted to be able to go to the gym and swimming tomorrow but Michael's CPN is coming so may not be able to make it and on Tuesday I am going for my mammogram on Tuesday so not be able to go for a walk. I did manage to go for a walk this morning and did 14000 steps. <BR> I have been feeling very sick again which I believe is a migraine. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:36:16 EST Doing well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564250 I am doing well at least that is what the nurse at my GP's says, I had my asthma check last Tuesday and my breathing is the best since 2006, my weight is down 10 pounds and she says to keep on whatever it is that I am doing. <BR> I wonder if anyone who looks at my page would do me a favour and look at this page by Laura LLEARYEITNIEAR she has not been on long and not many people are reading her page so I would like to give her a bit of encouragement, Laura has done a brilliant video and it is... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:30:36 EST Normal life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546156 Well once again I have not been following my diet but my weight is staying steady, I am still going to the gym and aqua jog and I am going to apply for respite money again so I can get the yearly membership. <BR> On Sunday I am going to Harrogate for the knitting and stitching show, the trip is free apart from a bit towards bus fare and we have been putting away a little every week for spending money(I have about £50 pounds) but I do not intend to spend much as I have plenty of yarn. <BR> Mic... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:10:42 EST Thanks to all my SPARK friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534939 I would like to thank you all for the comments, I don't know the results yet but I have been given hope. <BR> Other news, I am still struggling with Michael but Lets Talk Wellbeing(NHS) is helping a little, I have to be stronger and start saying no as I am told that I am being manipulated a lot and this is what is getting me down so much, he is not trying to do anything and I am letting him get away with this so I am going to stick up for myself more. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:29:52 EST Mum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530958 Hi all <BR> Well still things are not very good as Michael is still down but it did manage to go on a nice walk this morning. <BR> Other things are not good either as I phoned my mum yesterday and she has a breast problem(her words not mine), she has been to hospital and is waiting for the results so at the moment I am trying not to panic and think the worst. Getting over to see mum is not easy on my own as it is 4 buses and at least 3-4 hours travelling time. <BR> I am trying to keep my di... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 13:12:42 EST Computer working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517030 Well I found out that there was no problem with my computer, I usually leave such things to Michael but decided last night that something must be done, this morning after my brekkie I switched it on to find that there was never a problem(touch wood) don't know why it locked up but at least it is OK now. <BR> The non holiday I had earlier this year still bothers me so again I have taken action and contacted something called Lets Talk Wellbeing, it is run by the NHS but it is self referral, I ... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:58:47 EST Computer problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515306 Well once again it has been awhile but this time it is because of computer problems, it just locked up one day and I don't know why, unfortunately My husband is on a low once again(he <BR> Blames the computer which is rubbish) I am thinking of taking up to the computer shop. <BR> Well once again diet wise things are up amd down but I have lost some weight recently (when I get stressed I eat) and I am still going to the gym and aqua jog and also walking when I can. <BR> I have treated myself t... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:17:27 EST Doing quite well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472608 Over the last 3 weeks I have lost 6 pounds <em>43</em> and hopefully I will have lost another when I weigh myself tomorrow at the gym. I has not been easy but I believe my new Samsung Galaxy Android is helping as it is easier to log my calories and workouts on my apps. <BR> Yesterday I went swimming and swam over half a mile and today I went for a walk(about 6.66 kilometers) luckily I live in a semi-rural area with lots of walking routes. <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 13:07:45 EST Good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452910 I have been to the gym today and I weighed myself and it is another pound gone, I just hope it carries on so I can get to my target weight and I would like to start the New Year at my ideal weight of 10 stone. <BR> <em>386</em> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:22:10 EST It has been too long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448687 I did not realise that it had been so since I had been on here, I have not had a good time recently, first Michael was down for 10 weeks which really got to me then he was up for a month and in that time he was on the go most of the time. Things started to go wrong a couple of weeks ago but the end really came last weekend when we had new carpet put down and unfortunately the fitters marked the wall( we had had it decorated a few days before) Michael really flipped when he saw it and blames m... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 10:57:38 EST Pamper Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396483 I have had a lovely day today as I went to a pamper day for carers, I had a hand massage and my hands are lovely and soft. I also did some painting, I painted a mug, bowl, and a tile, I also did a painting of a butterfly, it's not good but I enjoyed doing it. There was also a lovely buffet and I probably ate too much. <BR> My copy of the Spark Solution arrived today and I intend to start afresh and stay positive to get to my target weight. I know I do enough exercise but my stress levels... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:52:22 EST Up date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372770 I am sorry to say no there is no one who could come in, my mum does not know of my problems and anyway is not well enough to help. <BR> I hate to ask friends as most of them seem to have there own problems and Michael is so particular in what he wants but thank you for the ideas. I know Michael does not cooperate with the doctors so it is partly his own fault but I find they will not do much to help, there is a crisis team but when you call them they cannot come out straight away until they... Thu, 30 May 2013 16:14:12 EST Holiday cancelled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372427 It looks as if we won't be going on Holiday as Michael's depression has got the better off him, I have been in tears most of the day as I was relying on the holiday to give me a much needed boost. I have been finding so difficult to cope since about Christmas time, I had counseling which helped but it finished a few weeks ago and I just do not know what to do now. <BR> I have said I will help Michael as much as I can but he won't even try, it is not the waste of money(about £500) but the fac... Thu, 30 May 2013 10:34:44 EST It is nearly holiday time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364623 We are off on holiday a week on Saturday and I am really looking forward to the change as it seems to have been a long time this winter especially with the weather not being that good. <BR> My sleeping is rubbish at the moment, I know it is down to stress and I have tried all sorts of things but nothing works in the long term, I am on tablets but they don't seem to work very well either so I am going to talk to my GP. <BR> Pleased that at long last the weather seems to picking up and my garde... Wed, 22 May 2013 13:15:26 EST Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353179 It is only 3 weeks to our holiday and to my disappointment I am still the same weight as I was in January. I believe it is down to stress but I am still hoping to lose weight just not in time for my hols. <BR> My husband Michael has depressive periods of up to 8 weeks with about 2-3 weeks up and I find this very hard to cope with, when he is down he will not eat properly, wash or dress in that time. <BR> I think because I spend so much on my own I probably eat more than I realise, I do try... Sat, 11 May 2013 14:33:57 EST Food Diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327638 I am still struggling weight wise, I keep restating my food diary and then not bothering to do it, think motivation is the problem and also evening comfort eating but I am just about managing to control it. I had a chat with a health and fitness expert yesterday and she thinks that I am doing nothing wrong but could up my exercise a bit which I shall try to do. <BR> I am still determined to try and lose the weight as I am not ready to give up just yet. <BR> Not sure why but my back is aching... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:09:41 EST I have restarted my food diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315888 I have once again start doing my food diary, I have 7 weeks before I go on holiday and would like to get below 12 stone which is only 2 pounds(not so daft as it sounds as I am having difficulty losing weight), ideally I would like to lose 6 pounds but I am wary of setting a target. <BR> Not really sure why I cannot lose the weight as I walk everywhere and go to the gym and do at aqua jogging once a week and some weeks I go swimming. I have cut out nibbling and try to eat sensibly. <BR> <e... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:00:05 EST I am back on my own computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298260 At last I am back on my own computer(thank goodness). everything is good at the moment. We are finally getting some home maintenance done, Wednesday we had a new door and bathroom window fitted and tomorrow we have a couple of decorators coming to give quotes for the bathroom, hall and kitchen. <BR> I am still going to the gym and aqua jog but having difficulty losing the weight(I am doing my best not to nibble), I still believe I will get there sooner or later but it is not easy. <BR> I do... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:28:54 EST Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272792 I found out on Friday that a friend of mine has lung and breast cancer, she is keeping positive but it is terminal. I have known her for 15 years and will really miss her when the end does come (not something I am thinking about at the moment. She live in Norfolk and luckily I was able to go and see her on Saturday but she has already been in hospital for 3 weeks. <em>39</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:39:23 EST I'm failing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267148 I feel like I am failing, once again I have stopped keeping my food dairy and it is weeks since I lost any weight. I am still keeping up with my exercise and I am not doing any comfort eating but I am feeling stressed and very tired. <BR> I am not sure what to next or even if I can keep to the diet for much longer. <BR> <em>39</em> <em>230</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:24:12 EST Not a good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231739 I have been feeling really down this week and it has not been helped by my gas boiler breaking down yet again, it is going to cost £300 to get fixed. It led to a big argument on Wednesday morning with my husband as I just cannot remember numbers very well, he called me stupid and I called him back the same but it did upset me a lot he did apologize. Not sure why I bother with anything as Michael's ups and downs are really getting to me. <BR> On the up side I started counselling on Tuesday a... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:00:56 EST Don't like this weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215248 I don't want to wish my life away but I wish it was spring as this snow means I don't go out as much, I feel so much better if I go out even if it only for a short walk. <BR> I hope to be able to go to the gym and aqua jog tomorrow if it does not snow again. <BR> I am starting counseling on Tuesday and I am hoping that it will give me a bit of a boost as I still feel as if I am struggling. Diet wise I am not doing as well as I would like(last night I gave in and had a several things I should... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 08:41:53 EST Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185796 Well I am pleased that Christmas is over and I can get back to normal(not sure what normal is) once again. I put 2 pounds on over the holiday but I am now back on the diet and determined to get to goal whenever that maybe. <BR> I did managed to get to the gym over holiday twice but as it rained a lot most of the other times I was inactive. <BR> I am still feeling low but try to keep busy and not think about any problems to much. <BR> My weight now is 170 pounds and would like to get rid of... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:21:50 EST Christmas and my diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169935 I have been struggling once again with my diet and have decided to leave it until after tomorrow as that will be when all my parties are over(not doing much at Christmas) but unfortunately I shall not get to the gym next week as I am giving blood on the only day available to go. <BR> I am going to pull out all the stops in the new year as I plan to lose another stone, I am not bothered how long it takes as long as my weight goes down. <BR> I wish everyone who looks at this page a very Merry C... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:23:11 EST No Computer (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138320 Well once again I am without my computer, I switched it on Wednesday evening and it went straight off again so we have taken it up to PC World. <BR> I am not feeling that good, last week was a funny week where nothing seem to go right but I try to stay upbeat. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 11:17:11 EST My computer is back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132888 At last my computer is back and thank goodness as I have really missed it. <BR> <BR> On the diet side I am not doing as well as I would like, I do know why and it is because I get so stressed that I eat without thinking, I know this is not a good excuse but it is the only one have. On the good side I lost 2£s of the 4£s I put on a few weeks ago. I am still on tablets(one to help me sleep, 1 antidepressant and also 1 antihistamine ) and they may not be helping but above all that I am still ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:43:31 EST Still no computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122571 I am still without my computer and I do not like it at all, it has been a week so I am hoping that in the next day or so I will hear what is wrong with it. <BR> <BR> Diet wise, I had put on 4 pounds when I last weighed myself(due to a big blip) but I am trying very hard to get back on track which is not so easy without the computer, I just hope that I have managed to stay the same or lost some but we shall see on Monday. <BR> <BR> Other business, I felt really stressed a couple of weeks a... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 14:19:53 EST No computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117074 I am not going to be able to get as much time on the computer as usual as it has had to go and see if a fault can be fixed or not. <BR> <BR> Other wise not doing so well as I am putting on weight not losing it, I am trying to get back on a level again but it is not easy to do, I cannot go to the gym this week s I am looking after Casper the Westie until Friday, I have not brought much in the way of anything sweet apart from some Aldi Benefit bars and I have some crispbreads in the cupboard, ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:36:22 EST Thank you to all who messaged me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108564 I am feeling a bit brighter now and today I have been to my GP and he has given me <BR> some antihistamine tablets(I had been itching a lot and it had become to much) and I am also to see two different people from two different carers charities, my eating is also back to normal and I have been to aqua jog this morning and may go again later in the week as next week I am dog sitting . It has been a very miserable day here otherwise. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>41</em> <em>27</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:12:33 EST Up Date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103775 Thank you to all who have sent messages, Still not feeling very bright but I'm better than this morning, I have nibbled far too much so will have to work hard to get back on track but will probably wait till the weekend. <BR> <BR> It is not easy being a carer and Michael is not the easiest person to try and help and it does not help that I feel he is taking me for granted, he expects things to return to normal when he comes up but I do not feel the same and it takes me a while to come rou... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:00:49 EST I don't feel like bothering anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103293 As most people who read this know I am a carer for my husband and it is over 5 weeks now since he went down to a very low mood, I am having great difficulty in coping and wonder if it is all worth it. <BR> Over the last year I have managed to lose 0ver 14 pound with great difficulty but I am in danger of just giving up and not bothering anymore, I just feel like crying all the time and eating whatever comes to hand, it is not easy to get a doctors appointment and what could she do anyway.... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:15:29 EST Mothers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097602 I was having a reasonable week until I met with my mum on Thursday in Nottingham, any deviation from my normal week always seems to throw me out. <BR> I was alright until mum brought very sweet caramel biscuit, she said one would not hurt but we had already had a coffee and cheese scone( would have been OK if stopped there), Friday was no better as i took to nibbling but hopefully I am back on track now but Sunday is a dangerous day as spending so much time on my own I usual start to nibbl... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:20:50 EST Lost two ££s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094102 I had lost 2 pound when I weighed myself on Monday which means I am back to what I was two weeks ago as last week I put on 2 pounds. I am feeling quite good about this week so hope I can do the same again. <em>247</em> <em>41</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:59:58 EST I am doing OK I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088984 I am doing quite well but I did put 3 pounds on last week but gave myself a talking too and I have hopes for my Monday weigh in. <BR> Sundays are my downfall especially when I am on my own(which seems to be too often), if the weather is good I like to go for a walk even if it is only for an hour it does me good. <BR> I have been for my flu jab today and after the recent cough and cold which went straight to my chest it can only be good. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 13:02:13 EST I am on my way again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063314 I weighed my self this morning and I have lost 3 pounds this week, it was a big surprise to me. <BR> Otherwise the day was a disappointment as I was supposed to be doing an 8 week patchwork course but when I got there it had been cancelled and they had not let me know. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:39:50 EST Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047059 I had a great time on the Isle of wight and the weather was brilliant apart from the Friday before we came home, but it was OK in the morning for our cruise around Portsmouth harbour. <BR> <BR> Since coming home I have struggled to get back into my diet not sure why but I am still determined to get my weight down to about 10 stone. If biscuits and other temptations are put out I will pick one up without thinking but I can resist chocolate. <BR> <BR> I am keeping up with my exercise but n... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:30:28 EST My Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032891 We have just come back from our holiday on the Isle of Wight and it was brilliant as was the weather(I will post some photos soon), my favourite place to visit was Osbourne House which is were Queen Victoria lived on the Island but we also went to many of the pretty villages and Churches. <BR> <BR> Weight wise I don't seem to have done to bad as I have not gained any weight or lost any so complains but the hard work starts again as I would like t lose another 30 pounds or there abouts, I wou... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:50:12 EST Nearly time for my holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004765 It is only 11 days to my holiday on the Isle of Wight, I am really looking forward to the Change but once again Michael is low and I just hope that he will pick himself up in time. <BR> I am doing reasonably well on my diet but no weight loss this week( I had a bad weekend of nibbling. I am keeping up with my aqua jog and the gym, I enjoy it because I feel a lot anger and this helps me channel it. <BR> Thank you to all my friends on <em>252</em> you have helped me keep on track. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 10:00:39 EST Not feeling to bright http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989368 It has been a couple of weeks since I was here as I have not been feeling very good, I am not coping very well with Micheal's moods and yesterday I sort of exploded at him, I did not achieve much but he had been complaining about everything(he has been like this for several days) and I just had had enough, I did ask him to stop but he just carried on. <BR> Diet wise I am doing reasonably well and have just have 2 pounds to go and I will have lost a stone since Christmas(my sleeping medicatio... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:53:55 EST Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971305 I went to see my doctor last Tuesday, I told her all about my diet and exercise and asked why I was not losing my extra weight, she has reduced my sleeping medication so I shall see if I can do any better now. I was at the gym on Monday and I also went swimming but not managed any other exercise apart from the walking I do back and forth to the shops which is downhill to the shops and uphill back and it takes about 15- 20 mins each way. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:31:51 EST Tablets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963891 Last week was not very good but at least I did not gain any weight. I have been to see my GP today and she has lowered my sleeping medication as that may not have helped in my quest to lose weight. <BR> <BR> I was at the gym and aqua jog yesterday and as I had to use the bus to get to the Doctors I decided to go swimming today, swimming is my favourite exercise. <BR> <BR> it is just over a month to go before my holiday so hope I can get on track and lose the last 4 pounds. <img src="http:/... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:43:23 EST Not good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955180 I have been on my new diet over a week now and today I weighed myself only to find out that I am still 12 stones 4 pounds, I was so disappointed but I am not giving up at least not yet. I have worked so hard and have even been going swimming twice a week. <BR> I know that I have lost nearly a stone since Christmas but it has been so slow and very hard work, I am not over eating and have kept to my alotted calories. I am on tablets for depression and wonder if they are part of the problem. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 14:00:42 EST Going well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947803 I am doing quite well up to yet and the support I get from my <em>223</em> is amazing. <BR> My starting weight was 172 pounds and should be about 165 by the end of July. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:02:06 EST Counting calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940198 I have decided to change tactics and count calories instead of Weight Watchers points. I have been so slow at losing weight that I thought it was worth a try. I have worked it out that I should lose about 1 to 1 1/2 pound a week and by the end of July I should lose 6 pounds. <BR> I am not bothered about how fast I lose weight but do want to try and lose a regular amount each week. Today was my first day so shall see how it goes. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:44:42 EST Disappointed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4931644 I have been for my usual gym and aqua jog today and I also weighed myself but was very disappointed to find that for the 3rd week running I have stayed the same. I am still doing the Weight Watchers points and I believe that I am doing well with them, I am doing at least 120 mins exercise plus I walk everyday. <BR> <BR> 50 mins in the gym <BR> 30 mins aqua jog <BR> <BR> I try to go for 2 walks per week of between 1-2 hours. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>40</em> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:36:03 EST