GIULIACLIFFORD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GIULIACLIFFORD GIULIACLIFFORD'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/ Meeting's delight? Advice needed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763942 I really don't know how to feel about this ladies and gentlemen, I need some serious advice. Today I went to my meeting and I brought with me my breakfast as usual, because I like to eat after being weighted. Only, today rather than bringing with me 4 belvita biscuits and fruit, plus having a white coffee to tuck the biscuits in, I decided to have some more voluminous food, to be fuller for longer, since I had planned a long walk (in the end I walked 11 miles in a little more than 3 hours!!!)... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:42:39 EST My own 8 'Secrets' to success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4581084 The idea of this blog came to me when I read a very similar blog by MRS_ROSS. I thought it was a very good idea of her to share her 8 tips for success, and since I have lost over 70 lbs since I started WW and have been maintaining for over a year now (nearly a year and a half) I thought you might appreciate to get a few tips of what worked for me in my weight-loss journey and maintenance. <BR> <BR> First of all, a little disclaimer, exactly like Mrs Ross did: these tips worked for me. They m... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:41:36 EST Honeymoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503721 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l392466010.jpg" width="40%" heigth="40%" align="center"> <BR> I hear you, you're saying "about time!!!!". I know, I know... it's over 1 month that I've come back from my honeymoon, but I did have loads to do and especially, I returned with 18 extra lbs and I really focused on losing them. I still need to lose 5 lbs, but I'm getting there! <BR> <BR> So... we left England on the 9th of July and head to Rome, where the plan was to spend a coupl... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:25:50 EST My wedding day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4277344 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l343189425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I know it's 3 weeks ago, but I had time only now <em>2</em> . <BR> <BR> I got married on the 14th of May. The day was absolutely fabulous, it went on so quickly, as if it were a dream. From the moment I woke up up to the very end I wasn't nervous at all. I had breakfast, waited for the hairdresser to come in at 11 am, then had fun being pampered with make up and hair-do... she also put some false eye-lashes ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 20:36:49 EST Wedding dress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4154405 <img align="left" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380375924.jpg"> <img align="left" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l770990753.jpg">I nearly forgot to add a picture of me wearing my wedding dress! I certainly don't want my fiancé to see it, but I was reading the blog of a few ladies in the brides to be forum and thought -- why not? After all, as long as I don't publish this post to facebook *checks if the link is off... it is... PHIEW!* he won't be able to see it! ... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 20:49:27 EST Photo Shoot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3713253 <img align="right" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802416524.jpg"> Wednesday last week I went to a photo shoot for Weight Watchers online. I applied for it a few weeks back, with not even a hope in the world they would select me, but "just in case" I sent my application off, you can never know. And a couple of weeks back, there you go I was contacted by a nice lady who told me I had won the opportunity to have a photo shoot. I was SO over the moon! <BR> <BR> On the day, I had ... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:00:53 EST AAA looking for... Motivation to exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3685434 Well, I don't know if it's been just the fact DF is not here, and I don't know if I can keep on dong it when he comes back. I hope I can... but in the last week I have exercised at home twice. Only half an hour on Tuesday and half an hour on Thursday night, but it's a good progress for me. <BR> <BR> I admit it - I don't like exercising much. It's not in my genes (OK, it's just plain laziness, I know! I SHOULD exercise... I really should! I know it's wrong not to <em>46</em> ). I start doing... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 18:02:29 EST Shopping spree! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3680039 Today it was my day off. I lazily woke up at 11.30 am, had my breakfast, checked the boards... and then at around 3.30 I decided I wanted to go out. <BR> <BR> You must know that I have obtained the chance of having a photo shoot taken by Weight Watchers for their UK website which is planned for next week's Wednesday. I wanted to go there with something really special that I bought for myself after reaching goal, and I had also a lovely gift card with £40 in for a shop called New Look here i... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:48:05 EST The difficulties of balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3671971 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l781129740.jpg" align=right> Today, like every Sunday, I woke up at quarter to twelve. Yes, I know, I hear you... I shouldn't be writing it down I should be ashamed. But I work hard all week so I like to indulge in bed a bit longer during the week end. <BR> <BR> Anyway, like every Sunday, I weigh-in and then I have a large breakfast: first of all, it's too late to have breakfast and then lunch, so my breakfast becomes a "brunch". Besides, I... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 17:13:11 EST Sorry about mentioning the "C" word! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3667845 <img align="left" src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l395448626.jpg"> <BR> I know, it's not weight related, and I know, it's only September, we shouldn't be mentioning yet the "C" word! But I'm really happy and I had to tell someone. I realised today that I didn't book my holiday in Italy for the beginning of next year. I went on and on in work the last few days asking for the days off because I had booked the tickets in May... and instead, I didn't! <BR> <BR> So I went quickly to... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:55:46 EST Degree ceremony and Photo Shooting!!!! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3665449 I know, I hear you saying it: I'm very late at publishing this post! But I needed some time to have again words I could use to write this! <BR> <BR> First of all, I graduated on the 11th of September. It was a great day and enjoyed every minute of it. Paris was fabulous as I remembered it and the Open University's organisation was fantastic, worth every penny spent. I ate even the Eiffel tower (so if you go to Paris and you see a big bite on the Eiffel Tower, you know... :D) but when I weigh... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:06:18 EST