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/ counseling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278643 I am too start counseling for about the 4th time on Monday, I prefer to talk to someone that is not connected to me as I find it easier, friends would listen to me but I don't like to burden friends too much as they are already very good to me. <BR> <BR> I really will have to take control of my weight before it gets out of hand, I have been comfort eating and put on about 8 pounds, I am still doing as much exercise as I can but having to fit it around several other things at the moment. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:09:40 EST Tough few weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271113 The last few weeks have not been good for me. My husband was in a very low depression(11 weeks) I had the doctor down to see him and we was put onto a new mental health team, last week the psychiatrist visited (an emergency visit only took a week), only trouble was that he was on a high by the time they came so it did not go as planned. <BR> Diet wise over the last 6 months I have put on 6-7 pounds, I know it is not much but I really struggled over 3-4 years to lose it and it feels l... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:16:17 EST Nothings changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257954 My diet is still not going well, I am trying but feel so stressed at times I just eat without thinking about it, I am still exercising as much as I can and I do feel different afterwards. <BR> On the whole my diet is good but just tend to go overboard with my favourite foods(bread, cheese and peanut butter), I am to see my GP next Tuesday about several things so shall tell about my worries <BR> On the stressed side of things I had a doctor out to see my husband on Tuesday and I am hoping they... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:56:04 EST My feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251516 I am still feeling the same but doing my best to carry on, I am keeping busy but maybe a bit to busy as it is the only way I can cope with his moods. He tells me he is thinking of suicide a lot more these days but won't let me contact the doctor(not that much happens when I have done in the past), he will not help himself so not a lot I can do. <BR> Weight wise it is a real struggle but I am trying my best to not to comfort eat(not easy), exercise wise all is good as It is one way I can work ... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:30:00 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249436 I have had a sort of good day, I went into Nottingham to meet mum(I don't like going into town now to busy to crowded usually), mums not been well recently as she was in hospital twice in 5 weeks, it was easy to see her in hospital but not so easy when she went home, we live 30 miles apart and I do not drive. I am not coping so well with my husbands mental health problems, It has been going on now for about 15 years(most of our married life he has had some problems they just got worse recentl... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:03:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246825 Well it is an understatement to say it has been a while but hoping I am back to stay. I have not been feeling very good recently and the result is about 6-7 pounds in weight which I now need to get rid of, trouble is I don't think I know how as most of it is due to comfort eating which I am having problem controlling it. <BR> I still go swimming twice a week but not going to gym class as I am doing a crochet course(i wanted to do a Nordic walking course but for the 2nd time it was cancelled ... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 14:04:57 EST Stressful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103086 Been doing quite well on my diet but yesterday was not good. It started early when I forgot my bank cards, then dropped a large tub of yogurt, forgot money for my gym membership and to top it all Michael collapsed in Nottingham , he was taken to hospital and at first they wanted to keep him in but they did let come home. <BR> Thank goodness today has been normal, I went swimming and did 40 lengths not bad to say I was tired. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:10:44 EST Weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101297 Since I last weighted myself(January sometime) I have lost 4 pounds mostly in the last week as I cut out most sweet stuff and diet coke(did have a couple), I am keeping sweets stuff for the weekend only, trouble is I visited my mum today and she put too much sweet stuff out and we came back with a tub of Maltesers so will try to resist. <BR> Doing quite a lot of exercise and when the weather cheers up will do more walking, I have a trip to London coming up(Saturday 5th March) but as it is on... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:57:28 EST Giving it another go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058902 I am yet again back on my diet, I find it really difficult to keep positive at times(I am a carer and this gets me down at times) but I do not want to go into my 60's being overweight, I am a nibbler and comfort eater and will do my best to overcome this. <BR> I do a fair amount of exercise swimming, aqua jog, exercise class and walking(when will it stop raining). <BR> My Christmas was quiet but OK(we have no family), I look forward to getting back into my routine again. <BR> Happy New Year... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:45:30 EST Not done very well yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033694 I have had a couple of difficult weeks keeping to my diet and exercise(been hard getting into my stride after the chest infection) but hope I am doing better now, still finding swimming a bit hard but aqua and the gym were both good yesterday. <BR> Rather annoyingly one of my hearing aids is not working, I did go and get it fixed last Friday but he only cleaned it out and said it was working but it is not, I cannot get again to the hospital until the 16th of next month, it is maddening. <BR> ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:56:56 EST Holidays and chest infections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023240 It has not been good recently as I had a bad chest infection and Michael is once again very low. <BR> We did have a good few days away on the Isle of Wight, I visited a Roman Villa and I met some friends. <BR> Michael had been down until about a week before and he went down again a few days after we came back, I have just given up with him as over the years I have tried so many different things and none really work. Now I just think of myself and what I need. I have asked for help and been... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:06:19 EST Elaine's health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004464 Well yet again I have fell by the wayside, I have put on a little weight about 3-4 pounds but the main problem is comfort and evening eating. I am restarting my food diary and this morning I printed off some food diary sheets for the BHF web site, I will be doing my best to stick to 1300 calories. <BR> I am to have two hearing aids not the usual ones as they will only pick up certain tones as my main problem is when I am in a group, I am also having pains in my hands but not too bad yet. <B... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:36:15 EST Day out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963769 I had a lovely day out in York on Saturday and visited two great places, one being the Quilt Museum and there was a beautiful exhibition of quilts some by Kaffe Fasset. <BR> I also visited the Treasurers House which was fascinating and I had a tour of the attics. <BR> Diet wise I am not doing as well as I would like as feeling very stressed(don't often feel anything else). Just about keeping up with my exercise and I have rejoined a healthy heart class which feels better for me at the moment... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:17:52 EST Having problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955440 Once again not been on for a while. We went on holiday in mid June and it was really good, we had a week in Torquay and then I went on a day trip to the Cotswolds. But Michael has not been in an up mood very much recently and feel lucky that we did manage to go on holiday. <BR> Unfortunately I put on 4 pounds over this time and now I am having trouble losing it again which is mostly down to comfort eating I believe, I have kept up my exercise routine. <BR> I would love to go back to Weight ... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 14:32:58 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924307 Yet again I have let myself down, I have gained a few pounds mostly though comfort eating, I know it is bad but just cannot help myself. I have been exercising(when Bank Holidays allow it) and I try to go 2-3 a week, I am doing well with swimming as I mostly do 34-40 lengths with i think is good, before hand I go to the gym and do about 40 mins to hour. <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 13:29:56 EST I did not realise it had been so long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880506 Unfortunately for the last 2+ weeks I have a chest infection so not done much, I did go swimming a couple of times but could only manage 30 mins, I have not followed my diet at all and I have done some comfort eating. <BR> I have decided that I must get back to my routine and diet but it will take a few weeks, I am worried that I may put all the weight I have lost over the last 2-3 years and I don't want that. From tomorrow I am doing my food diary again as it is a big help. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:17:13 EST I'm still around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817805 I am still here and thought I had better add to my blog. Life is still the same for me but I try to keep busy going to the gym and swimming, not doing much walking at the moment as the weather is so damp and miserable, I am also wary of going some places on my own as not so many people out. <BR> I am sill struggling weight wise but am am determined to get to my target of 10st 7lbs before my 60th birthday in 2017. Stress is my downfall but I am staying positive. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:47:21 EST Trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796843 I am yet again starting my diet. I just not have had the motivation to bother much for the last 3-4 months, I really need to get back on it as I weighed myself last Friday and I had put on a pound I no it does not sound like a lot but 1 becomes 2 then 3 so need to nip it in the bud now. <BR> I am doing swimfit and swimming on Tuesday and Friday it is aqua fit and swimming and I walk about 45 mins everyday to the village and back and sometimes twice. <BR> I don't think my diet is too bad, I j... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:21:14 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784842 I would like to thank everyone for the support as you have given me renewed energy. <BR> I mostly struggle because of my caring role which I have been doing for well over 10 years now. <BR> Over the last 2-3 years I have lost over 2 stones(it is probably nearer 3) which has been helped by being given a grant for a gym membership which I really enjoy especially the swimming, I am not using the gym at the moment as the pool I usually use is closed for repairs so I am using another leisure cent... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:24 EST not good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783509 I am not feeling all good and feel just like giving up, weighed myself yesterday which has not helped as I had put on a pound, need something yo give a bit umph. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:09:58 EST so tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781796 I did not sleep well last night which is why I have not done so wel today Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:02:43 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779751 No change still struggling with everything, mostly with my husbands mental health problems but that has an impact on everything else including my eating, I have been trying really hard to overcome my comfort eating but I keep having bad days. It is the same with diet coke drinking, I did manage to go with out for a week but then felt really stressed so gave in. <BR> I still going to my aqua classes but not the the gym as they have closed the pool at my usual leisure centre for repairs, I am a... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:54:06 EST Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733137 We have just come back from a weeks holiday in Torquay(for the Americans it is on the South coast of England) and we had a great week. the hotel, food, weather and the coach company were all good. We visited Plymouth, Exeter, several beautiful churches, had a ride on a steam train, visited Agatha Chisties holiday home, a model Village and several great museums. <BR> The only problem was the taxi coming home they forgot about us and another couple but a quick phone call solved the problem. <... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:02:17 EST Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717840 Not really sure what to say as every time I am on here I seem to be moaning but I am usually a happy sort of person, I don't seem to be coping as well as I use to. <BR> My main problem is Michael's mental health is my main problem as find I get tired so easily now and he takes a lot out of me, also when he is like this I get nothing back from him, <BR> I had a melt down a couple of weeks ago when a friend let me down over a ticket(London trip) that I thought that I had sold her, the next time... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:21:04 EST Good Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702861 I have 2 brilliant days out in the last week the first was to Bakewell on Monday and the weather was very hot, I love to walk around the market, I also went up to the small museum and the church. <BR> My 2nd trip was to London yesterday, we did have some heavy rain on the way down and a couple of showers while there but it did not spoil the day, me and a friend went to Camden Market(a little disappointing as there was a lot of new age type stalls) but I was pleased I went, we then went to Cov... Sun, 25 May 2014 14:36:55 EST To my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691379 I had what was to be my last counseling session today but it has been extended by one week which is good. <BR> I have not lost any weight, well I did but then I put it back on but at least it it is still a lot less than I was, I am trying my best to stay on track but it is not easy as I feel so low and very stressed, I am trying to stay positive so I keep telling myself that I will lose it. <BR> Michael was up for nearly 10 weeks so it is even more disappointing that once again he is very de... Fri, 9 May 2014 14:56:18 EST Meal out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679481 We had a meal out yesterday of fish chips and mushy peas which was lovely, we usually go to a cafe run by Mencap and some of the services users serve in the cafe. <BR> We then went to see Dial M for Murder which was very good. <BR> I hope that you understand that it is just a slight blip in my diet plans as I am still very determined to get there but probably later rather than sooner. <BR> Thank you for all the support. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:34:42 EST Swimming and weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677828 Hi <BR> I have today been swimming and I managed about 30 lengths and I then weighed myself and I am now 11st 5lbs which is the lowest I have been for some time, My weight loss is slow but think I will reach my target of 11st by my holiday in late June, I will then set a new target of 10st 7 lbs for Christmas. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:10:25 EST 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