JULBEL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JULBEL JULBEL'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/ A meeting with my 'sister' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935710 I met with a relative who has almost been like a sister to me so i really value her opinion. She hasn't seen me for a while and I have not only lost some weight but I've been going to the gym and feel a lot better about myself. <BR> <BR> Her first comment was 'Oh my now you are really strutting your stuff' I asked what she meant and she said not only do I look good but I look as if I feel good and am not shy about showing it. I have a confidence i haven't had for a few years and it makes pe... Thu, 28 May 2015 12:23:48 EST Oh so nearly there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920179 Well here I am 1lb yes 1lb from my original goal and feeling great. I've now bought my wedding outfit (Stepmother of the bride so want to look good) and need to tone up a bit. I've actually lowered my goal to 120lb so I still have 5 to go but that's achieveable and won't spoil the outfit I've bought. I have until 27th June to tone up and lose the 5lbs. I know I will achieve my goal. <BR> <BR> I'm visiting the gym 3 times a week and am trying to tone up in all the places you need to when you ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:41:25 EST On My own http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889785 Well today my other half goes to his daughters house to help with some major DIY. I get to spend a week on my own with the dog so plenty of company really. This means I can go to the Gym when I like, eat when I like, sleep when I like but I will still miss him terribly! Never mind the week will still be over and I can be entirely healthy all week without temptation. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:51:14 EST Step-Mother of the bride dress shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889346 Well today I went to try on some MOB dresses ready for my step-daughters wedding in June. I didn't buy one but did take heart from the fact that I could get into a UK 14 quite easily and this in designer which is generally smaller than the high street. Give it a few more weeks, well probably more like 6 more weeks and I'll be in a position to actually shop for the dress. Now I'm really looking forward to that and of course the Wedding Sun, 8 Mar 2015 16:55:56 EST Tuesday afternoon and the week is getting better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886201 Two trips to the gym so far this week and 2300 complete of my 5000 calorie weekly target. Last week I failed by 50 calories and I'm determined not to lose by such a small amount this week. <BR> <BR> I'm really enjoying the gym. Tomorrow I have half an hour with my personal trainer. 1/2 an hour is about the most I can do it is really tough but so rewarding. He tells me I'm getting stronger but I'm not so sure. Anyway I do feel fitter. I love my spark activity tracker it takes all the recor... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:24:21 EST Yet another try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884713 Well I haven't blogged for ages but I have been good for almost 1 month now and the results are starting to show. This morning I stood on the scales and saw 9 stone 13 3/4 lbs. For my American friends that's 139 3/4 lbs but to us Brits who still use Stones and lbs then that breakthrough into the 9 stone is major. now i realise I'm only in by 1/4 lb but oh boy is it motivating. I now don't wan to see 10 stone on the scales again. <BR> <BR> I have 3 months to lose another 16lbs can I do it? Y... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:06:15 EST What is improving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786630 I think my whole attitude to food is changing g. I'm not telling myself I can't have it but asking is it worth the calories. If yes then I have it if no then I give it a miss and I don't feel I've deprived myself. Being very strict with myself in the first month is necessary as I have to see progress in the initial stages to give me momentum Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:50:54 EST Trying trying trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786003 I'm doing everything right. I'm enjoying my food. I enjoy my exercise and I've lost 7 lb in 3 weeks, so why do I not feel happy with my progress. <BR> I'm not sure what will make me happy at the moment but I'm not giving in.I just need to get my head in a better place. <BR> I think some of it is because I've done this once and I was so happy with my health and weight and I let it slip and found myself back here. <BR> I know I can do this but how do I stay on the straight and narrow when I g... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:08:45 EST feeling low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784145 last evening I was getting ready for an evening out with my husband and I caught a glimpse of my body in just my underwear and I must say I felt disgusted. I really feel bad about my body and I know I shouldn't but it really does disgust me. <BR> <BR> I'm covering my mirror until I lose at least 10 pounds then I might look again Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:41:04 EST weekend coming up -with houseguests http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782751 Now I can be strong but it is more difficult when you are entertaining and this weekend will be tough but at least it's at my home so I can choose the menu. That doesn't mean I will deprive my guests but I will have portion control and be busy so that I won't be tempted by seconds. Wish me luck and good self disicipline Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:43:47 EST how to avoid the Binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781580 Sometimes it's really hard not to binge but I take a drink and read a book as that occupies my mind much more than the TV. <BR> If that's not working I take a walk, not in the middle of the night but I'm not a nighttime binger, and remove myself from temptation. I'm in my third week and being strong is getting harder but my other half is great encouragement to me and takes away most of the tempting things by eating them himself. He has a 34in waist exactly the same as when we met 17 years ag... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:53:45 EST What will I do with my Big Clothez http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780892 Last time I did this I threw out all my big clothes and had to buy new as I put weight on but I will do the same again as the way it made me feel was a constant reminder of what I was letting go. So out with the big clothes as soon as I drop a size Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:03:05 EST oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779215 Difficult day today and too much wine this evening but tomorrow is another day and I will be stronger Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:25:25 EST Difficult Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777635 Been working overseas and found it so difficult to eat well or exercise. Home now and must get straight back on track. Walk first thing this morning will give me more exercise than I have done in the last three days Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:45:08 EST greeting from Finland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776064 Here I am working in Finland so I really have to try to get my exercise and eat properly, not easy on hotel food! Wish me luck Mon, 8 Sep 2014 19:19:38 EST week one complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776052 Well week one is over and the scales show a 4 lb loss. Now I know this is not 4lb of fat and it's just my body adjusting but it does feel good. Now to make sure I lose at least on pound in week two to really feel as if I'm getting somewhere. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 18:39:19 EST 5 reasons I work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773065 no 1 I want to stay healthy for as long as possible <BR> 2 I want to be mobile and agile in my old age so I can continue to enjoy the things I do today. <BR> 3 I want to improve and change my body shape not just loose weight <BR> 4 I feel better after a workout even if I don't feel like doing it before. <BR> 5 Iknow its good for me and if I keep at it it will get easier to do the things I find difficult today like push ups. <BR> <BR> This is my list to remind my self why I should work out re... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 05:09:20 EST Day Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772530 Well I really feel as if I'm getting into the right space to do this. I am sorting my wardrobe and looking at all the beautiful clothes I will be able to wear if I just keep at it. I have a selection of sizes and I look forward to moving through them in the right direction. No gym today but 2 walks with the dog and some pilates at home. I may even get the WII fit up and running. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:54:55 EST Day one complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771784 Well I tracked 1283 calories and 123 fitness minutes for day one. My interim target is for 12 weeks so only 83 more days to go to goal. I'm only going on the scales weekly as I know how much I can fluctuate day to day. <BR> This morning I walked the dog 1 hour and 3 miles and then I went to Pilates. Time for lunch and water. Thanks for the encouragement Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:20:25 EST Starting up - yes again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770864 Well here I am more than 3 years on from achieving my goal weight and yes the pounds have piled on yet again.Oh but obf course they haven't piled on I have piled them on. I know what I'm doing in fact I'm considered quite intelligent so why do I allow myself to get in this state. I've put on 26 pounds and now I am setting myself the goal of 14 pounds off by Christmas. I still won't be able to wear my favourite clothes but at least I might feel better about going into my wardrobe by then. My ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 03:55:00 EST Fitness as well as weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363675 This time around I'm making fitness as much of a priority as weight loss. I'm pretty good at walking but strength training has never really been my thing so I've joined a gym and have a health mentor who sets my programme and watches my progress. It's hard but in just a week I'm starting to feel better about it and maybe one day ill actually enjoy it but I'm not there yet. <BR> <BR> I've also decided to take swimming lessons, I ca swim but i don't get very far so I thought I could do with so... Tue, 21 May 2013 16:15:03 EST Lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356218 Well I haven't been on for a while. Life has a strange way of forcing changes and not always easy to understand. <BR> My best fitness buddy (my puppy) with whom I walk 6 miles every day has been killed in an RTA. She was only 20 months old and we will never know how it could have happened as she was out walking with my hubbie whilst i was away working. <BR> <BR> No more walks for me and it's far too raw right now to consider another dog so I've joined a Gym. I don't get the same pleasure fo... Tue, 14 May 2013 11:29:43 EST The start of another week and not at running target. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282283 Another week another challenge. I'm working in London for two days this week and lunch is provided. I know it will be sandwiches and crisps because it always is so how do I keep honest? <BR> Well frankly I think I'll have a sandwich and then cut back at Dinner and see how that goes. <BR> I'm not quite at my target for weight loss as I set a target to get to 148lbs by 25/03/13 and we are only two weeks away and I'm still at 154 lbs so this is now unrealistic however I'm losing at least 1lb a... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:53:03 EST Decorating today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279703 I have lots of walls to prep and paint today. I think I will be albe to count as least some of it as exercise as it is well above what I would do on a normal day and will involve lots of bending and stretching. <BR> Let's hope I'm not too stiff tomorrow as I've three more rooms to tackle then. I think I'll be glad to get back to work on Monday Sat, 9 Mar 2013 04:57:24 EST Dull Wet Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277021 Well the sun has gone at least for today and probably alos for the weekend but we still went for our rather damp walk this morning. I think I used as many calories trying to dry the dog when we got home as I did walking. We are into the 2nd week of our walking (Just over 3 miles around the Glof course twice a day) and both my husband and I commented last night that it was getting easier. Now we are going to try to speed it up and then we will try some intervals of running with the walking. <B... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 07:42:07 EST Am I finally growing up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274081 I realised that I really do have all that I need. No honestly I do.Of course there are things that I want I'm human after all but nothing that I really need to make me happier. <BR> I want to be thinner, I want to be healthier, I want to be stronger, I want to go on holiday more but all of these things are within my grasp without needing anything more. None of these things will truly make me happier I'm happy with my lot and wonder why I'm spending precious time striving for more. More money,... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:58:52 EST Week two weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272678 Just a pound lost this week but I'm not disheartened. I'm doing the right things and feel better already so the scales are not the only measure of success Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:21:22 EST Well it's official I'm rubbish at bowling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268281 I know it my husband know it but now many of my friends know it as well I cannot bowl! <BR> My first game I only got 53 and did a bit better in my 2nd at 89 but I enjoyed it!Good fun with good friends and happily I can laugh at myself. At least it was movement and beat watching the TV all evening. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:40:44 EST Busy Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266943 Went to a seminar this morning about websites and have to say it's all very confusing to me, however to more important matters I managed to avoid taking a biscuit although I did have a boiled sweet I guessed it was the lesser of the sins. <BR> <BR> Did my normal morning walk with Coco just over three miles for me and about 23 for her. I wish I could run like a puppy. early afternoon walk today as we are off 10 pin bowling tonight with our local Lion's International buddies. I'm useless at bo... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:46:35 EST Temptation temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265782 Last night I got guilty about how strict I was being with the healthy food and whether my husband was getting enough calories, so I gave him a sticky toffee pudding after his dinner. I only did one so I would not be tempted but then he ate half and said I've had enough I'm full (wish I could do that naturally - now i know why he doesn't have too much of a weight problem!) <BR> <BR> I was very tempted to eat it and must admit I did have a teaspoonful before disposing of the rest. <BR> So no... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:04:26 EST Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264272 Wow I feel determined this time. I know i can do this and a good loss in week one does help but it is not something that I will rely on as I know I feel better just from more exercise and good food. <BR> I did have a chocolate last night but it was one and I didn't beat myself up about it I just wanted something sweet. <BR> A good walk this morning over three miles at a good pace so getting back on track. have to find and inflate my exercise ball today and get some spark exercise routines go... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:01:55 EST Saturday sin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261137 Well it's Saturday and the wine bottle is open. I'm enjoying it and don't feel guilty. I need my one day of sin and I'll be good from Monday on. The weekend is for small pleasures <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:20:46 EST Day 5 and motoring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259730 Well we come to a weekend soon so today I have to be good. i know that tomorrow the wine bottle will come out and my husband and I will share a good meal and a bottle of wine but I won't beat myself up about it I'll just have to do a little more walking to make up for it. <BR> <BR> On another note I'm feeling more motivated to do this than I have for a long time. I've set myself a goal of 10# in 5 weeks but my overall target is 32# by June 22nd when we go on holiday with our daughter and her... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:13:49 EST New start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257238 Well I've reached day three of my third attempt to restart. I can't believe I've fallen so far. I got to a healthy BMI at around 23 and now according to the hospital I'm at 34. That means obese! <BR> maybe this is the shock I need although I still don't believe it. I think my BMI is around 29 and they did weigh me in my full clothes and boots but even so 34 is shocking. <BR> <BR> Anyway I know what to do and how to do it so here goes and wish me luck. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:23:54 EST To the Vet with Coco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996040 My buddy has been to the Vet today and she is getting better but a long way to go yet. We can now have a 5 minute lead walk twice a day. I don't think she will thank me much for that. <BR> My next dilemma is that we are due to go away for our anniversary the week after next and she goes to a lovely lady who has up to five dogs lodging wiht her at one time. I can't let her go. Although she absolutely loves it it will be too physical for her so the choice is Kennels of cancel the break. I'm go... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:47:43 EST Still no weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992939 Back on the scales today and still no weight loss but I do feel better for eating more healthy foods so it's not all bad. Maybe next week will be better. <BR> <BR> Still no real exercise until my puppy coco is better and we are off to the Vet on Wednesday - that's if she doesn't drive me mad before that as she really wants some exercise now , a bit like me! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:55:38 EST Good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989058 Well my fitness buddy has nothing more than a soft tissue injury which is a great relief although she does need some looking after. Try telling an 11 month old Puppy that she cannot run around and play and no walks at all! She really doesn't understand and thinks she is being punished for something. <BR> I need to get her fit again as whilst she is ill I can't go for my walks and any other activity is fairly difficult as my own knee is only just healing. <BR> Thanks to all for thier good wis... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:18:26 EST A few days in and feeling low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987424 really feeling stuck at the moment Poor doggy is unwell and so I can't walk her but worse than that I can't leave her either so no real exercise for me. If I try to do some housework she tries to follow me around and she needs to rest so I'm spending most of my time with her. <BR> Not that I'm complaining - she is my fitness buddy and as such I need her to get better so we can enjoy our exercise together again. she is also my constant companion during the day (she becomes a bit of a Dad's g... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:03:09 EST Mid 2012 and no progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984758 Here I am 53 semi retired and still 20lbs overweight. I'm trying again but finding it so difficult - it all came so easy three years ago when I achieved my goal but I've just let the weight creep back on and it's not good enough. I've had a knee op so exercise is not so easy at the moment but it doesn't mean I can't do anything I just have to find my limits. <BR> <BR> My good friend the Wii has been dusted off and is back n place by the TV even that told me off! It was quite a shock when it... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:40:39 EST Oh dear here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3908941 Well it's 2011 and I'm ashamed of myself. I though I could go it alone but it's not the case I need sparkpeople to keep me honest. <BR> I've put on weight! there I've said it now - I know I was doing it but just couldn't be bothered to stop myself, I haven't exercised and I've indulged. well it has to stop now and I've promised myself thet I will get back to goal for Easter. That gives me about 12 weeks to get myself into gear. So it's back to quick start onthe diet and working through the ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:32:46 EST 2010 and 51 years old! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2714455 Well that's chrismas New Year and my birthday all over within a 2 week period. <BR> <BR> December was a difficult month as I had the Flu and then had too much work to catch up on as well as prepare for Christmas - Family and friends coming to stay and lots of preparation to do for that,but we got through it and had a wonderful holiday with loved ones. <BR> <BR> I've been on Sparkpeople for 8 months now and it's time to reflect on how I'm doing. Just the other day I received an appointmen... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:19:54 EST 10th anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2322782 Well it came and went on Friday! 10 years married and we had a great day! We just mooched around during the day taking a trip out and having a very special dinner for two. <BR> I bought G a lego car (he's always wanted one) and he got me a necklace and earrings (i can never have too many) and the most beautiful flowers, red roses and stargazer lillies. Lillies are my favourite flowers and roses for I love you How romantic! <BR> <BR> I was also pleased that on the very day I hit my 30 pounds... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:07:16 EST Beautiful sunset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2244869 I've just watched the most beautiful sunset - it was really moving just to sit and watch the sun go down. Such a simple pleasure but one we too often forget. <BR> <BR> I've had a busy work day and so intend to get an early night as my meeting tomorrow start very early and on Wednesday I'm back to the 0400 start for my flight to Belgium. <BR> <BR> We moved the stepdaughter and he boyfriend to the South Coast over the weekend. I'm sure I'd never be overweight be overweight if I worked in f... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:34:55 EST Half way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2236202 Well today is weigh in day and with 3 pounds off this week I have dipped just under half way in my weight loss goal. <BR> <BR> Of course I'm particularly pleased about this as it also mean I am now in the magic 140's (who cares that it's 149!) and at 11 weeks of healthier living (sounds better than saying since I started my diet) I think I'm doing pretty well. If I sound a bit smug it's because I am, I've tried all sorts of diets before and never been this consistent in weight loss. I'm sur... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:08:09 EST Wet Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2234536 I'm wet and cold but i pushed myself to a 40 minute walk this evening, not as long as I have been doing but better than nothing. Now i need a hot bath and a relax. I think my favourite bath gel will have to come out tonight and I'll probably take my book in with me. I know it comes out all soggy but what an indulgance, if i wasn't up to my calories today I'd probably take a G&T in with me as well, maybe just the diet tonic tonight. <BR> <BR> I've been to meetings in Sheffield today 103 miles... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:50:31 EST What to do next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2224733 I know I need to get more active, however I really can't spend more time than I am on exercise. I am walking about 3 hours a day and can continue this for the Summer months but what about autumn and winter? <BR> Joining a Gym is not really an answer as I am away from home so much and I know that buying equipment for home will be a loser for me as I will never use it so what to do! <BR> <BR> I suppose I should take up some sport - anyone any suggestions for an unfit 50 year old - something th... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:53:53 EST Wet Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2220060 Well what a change in the weather! I took the dog this morning and although it had stopped raining the grass was so wet we both got soaked. Anyway needed to do that early so I could get to the hairdressers for 0900 and get the shopping complete before lunch. <BR> <BR> This afternoon it's good old housework and then off to a party this evening - after the dogs walk of course. <BR> <BR> Sunday should be quieter but still plenty to do in the garden if the weather permits. If not I have some d... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 09:44:02 EST Oh what a perfect day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2217344 Don't panic I'm not about to burst into song but I am feeling good... <BR> <BR> Got up at 0600 this morning and it's friday so weigh in day! <BR> 3 pounds off on the scale - now this is an important 3 pounds because as all you Brits will know we still measure in stones and pounds and the difference between 155 pounds and 152 pounds means i have gone from 11 s 1 pound to 10 stone 12 pound. This is a major achievement and a mini goal met. <BR> We are also lucky that we can set our mini goals... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 06:22:02 EST Mid week updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2212229 Well my promise to go to the hotel Gym twice yesterday became only one visit but I made it a good one and then I got up at 0600 this morning to go again. I needed to do this as my flight tonight is at 2000 and I won't feel like any exercise when I eventually get home. <BR> <BR> Food wise it hasn't been the greatest week either but i did just have a salad last night and i think i will keep within my range today so hopefully not too much damage done this week so far. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I ca... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:25:15 EST Not a good weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2206279 Plenty of exercise this weekend with lovely weather and two dogs to walk (We have a pet lodger as our friends have gone on holiday and left the pooch with us) however I also went to a family christening yesterday and oh dear a buffet! <BR> I was so good - a slice of ham and some salad with just a spoonful of potato salad. My halo was well above my head and shining then someone said 'there's lots left' and when I went to the table vol-a-vents and deep fried nibbles just jumped onto my plate.... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 11:21:17 EST