KATIEEMMA1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATIEEMMA1 KATIEEMMA1'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/ I've come to realise that i have low confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724246 I don't know why it could be many different reasons but basically I don't have much confidence. I shop too much on larger size clothes to make myself feel better. It is nice to wear pretty things but it is low confidence that is making me do it. <BR> <BR> I lost my confidence a long time ago as a teenager when I had a deep mental breakdown and stayed in my bedroom for a year. Then I've had breakdowns since but I am not strong like I was as a child. As an adult It feels like i'm faking it, u... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:36:59 EST Hi, just an update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712620 my depression has lifted and I am feeling a little less anxious today. But relationship problems are weighing on my mind. Plus my family are trying to encourage me to have faith in God again which i'm still not sure about. Any advice welcome. Love to you all. xox Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:33:20 EST I haven't wrote a blog in so long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704631 This is because I've been in hospital for two months with depression and anxiety etc. I just don't feel like talking much. I think I am really difficult to talk to. I try to stay positive but I have a dark side which is my depression and negativity. I'm constantly battling this darker side. Plus im eating too much fiber I feel and bread so only maintaining weight. My exercise bike needs to come out of the closet and get some use otherwise im just walking the dog 3 times a day. Does anyone re... Tue, 27 May 2014 20:08:21 EST have been sorting out clothes today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583132 Today and yesterday I've went thru about 50 items of clothes I no longer wear, all different sizes. I will probably donate most of them to charity shop. I threw some away that weren't reusable. It sure feels good to de clutter my bedroom thou! I now have space for new ones. haha <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have a busy cluttered closet? <BR> <BR> have a nice Sunday evening everyone and a good week! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218802266.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <im... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:02:07 EST Need to step up the exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573283 Just getting going de-cluttering the house of junk food and starting to tune in to healthy things. I have 50 pounds to lose which should take me about 30+ weeks. Its a long slog but will be well worth it. You all know what I mean anyway we are all old hat to this dieting malarkey! Tomorrow I will try 20 mins of floor exercises and walking the dog with flat shoes on so I can walk faster. Little steps and of course eat cereal for breakfast and have proper food. <BR> Goodnight friends and wish m... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:39:35 EST Merry Christmas Eve.....x http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571067 Merry Christmas Eve..... x <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2032346372.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702160788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1374007203.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1763848081.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and you must have a treat this Christmas! x <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622552647.jpg"> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:59:17 EST **Merry Christmas!!** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562929 I just want to wish all my friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Here are some crackers jokes....... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1122971567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012167348.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l840806332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1123804719.jpg"> <BR> <BR> enjoy your Christmas and stay in touch ...((h... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:25:21 EST Charlie with Xmas hat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l213345882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been Christmas shopping today and picked up this hat from the store and Charlie took a liking to it! Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:21:33 EST Have a Chillaxin weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541949 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531228235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l818029886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1563480858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426993872.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1379804451.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>253</em> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:46:17 EST My dog Charlie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540322 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1768384913.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782600767.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l942101304.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1960161160.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835932989.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803413647.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l5863... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:34:46 EST My trip to the Zoo today-Walton, England, UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540320 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l395634897.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829435837.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1282191272.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1221554859.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506310604.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l389075794.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15924... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:29:16 EST Big is beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540182 C'mon girls...................... <BR> <BR> we are all trying to lose or maintain weight here <BR> <BR> but join me in celebrating being big for once <BR> <BR> and LOVE our BODY! <BR> <BR> have a cake on ME! <BR> <BR> Let's <em>236</em> !! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594798152.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:42:00 EST yo yo dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538749 I watched a programme on TV tonight about yo yo dieters and i am probably classed as a yo yoer myself as i've lost weight in the past few years only to gain it all back and more! <BR> At 11 yrs = 9 stone <BR> At 16 yrs = 11 stone <BR> At 20 yrs = 12 stone <BR> At 21 yrs = 9 stone <BR> At 25 yrs = 12 stone <BR> At 30 yrs = 13 stone <BR> At 31 yrs = 12 stone <BR> At 32 yrs = 13 stone <BR> At 33/34 yrs (now post medications) = 16/18 stone...ugh! yo yo up and down and back up, sigh <BR> How do w... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:19:12 EST Feeling a lot better today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532840 It has rained all day apart from a couple of ten minute intervals when i managed to walk the dog, Charlie around the block not too far in this awful weather. I'm feeling a lot healthier today and feel motivated to do a healthy shop later on and i might get some grapes i have been craving kiwi as well so will have to see if there are any nice ripe ones. <BR> Tomorrow i'm going out for coffee with my dad in Frodsham a quaint little village not far from here so that will be nice and will go arou... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:59:06 EST feeling depressed tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531165 I'm just so tired of being fat and i'm tired of my life it sucks it really does. Ok things can get better but i'm so frustrated with it all right now. My Sparkpage says Katie has lost zero pounds and it's said this for a few weeks because all summer I've steadily gained the weight i lost last winter? My body is at maximum I've got stretch marks on my hips and i haven't had those since i was a teenager these are new ones. I could really use a glass of beer but i have no beer or wine or anythin... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:31:10 EST Happy Halloween Sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528091 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l210195290.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l336310228.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1228220458.jpg"> <BR> 'Tis the night - the night <BR> Of the grave's delight, <BR> And the warlocks are at their play; <BR> Ye think that without <BR> The wild winds shout, <BR> But no, it is they - it is they. <BR> ~Arthur Cleveland Coxe <BR> <BR> Happy Halloween........... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:15:02 EST Spooky Storm Brewing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524350 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2032887940.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's a storm brewing in the UK with 80 mph winds!!! <BR> <BR> It's going to be a dark, cool Halloween this week. <BR> <BR> Here's a little poem to keep your cockles warm! <BR> <BR> Ghost House <BR> <BR> By Robert Frost <BR> <BR> I Dwell in a lonely house I know <BR> That vanished many a summer ago, <BR> And left no trace but the cellar walls, <BR> And a cellar in which the daylight falls, <BR> And ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:00:59 EST Don't worry BE HAPPY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520270 Don't worry BE HAPPY............ <BR> <BR> Feeling happy today so thought i'd share with my spark friends!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l120727646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1706307476.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824469693.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1555133083.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107071... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:10:48 EST This weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518717 I haven't done much all weekend apart from sleep, sulk and visit my mum and dad's today which was a nice break from all the sleeping and sulking? haha I don't know why i guess I was feeling out of sorts Saturday and i'm getting better now. <BR> <BR> How is everyone's weekend? <BR> <BR> This week i plan on going out with my dad on Wednesday Christmas shopping which is always fun and then going for a meal out with my sister one day this week. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:01:44 EST Be Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516296 Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. <BR> Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. <BR> You have to believe in yourself and be strong. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1473701407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Believe in yourself! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369602515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mr Strong is a good role model, hehe! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1694885396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <i... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:49:28 EST I just wanna say Good Luck to eveyone trying to lose weight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470895 I have lost 6lbs in two weeks and want to wish everyone else good luck losing weight. <BR> I have been eating between 800-1400 calories a day depending on my appetite that day. <BR> I don't really exercise apart from walking my dog Charlie every day around the park and doing housework occasionally, lol <BR> If anyone wants a weight loss buddy, just add me as a friend, I have about 50+ pounds to lose and I've got a wedding to go to next year so would mean a great deal to me to slim down for t... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:16:30 EST Aged 19-64yrs recommended 21 mins exercise per day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459026 What are the benefits of losing weight? <BR> <BR> ..If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can reduce your risk of some potentially serious health problems. <BR> <BR> According to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), most people who need to lose weight can get health benefits from losing even a small amount – about 5% – of their weight. <BR> <BR> Health problems linked to being overweight <BR> If you’re overweight or obese, you have a higher risk of: ... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:28:01 EST Inspiration to lose weight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453366 Inspired to lose weight <BR> <BR> 1. Do one thing really well. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of having to lose weight and this is especially true if you have a lot of weight to lose. To build a can-do attitude you will need to focus on one task at a time. Commit to exercising this week or eating a healthy breakfast and then when you have mastered this task move on to a bigger goal. <BR> <BR> 2. Keep negative thoughts under control. A true way to kill inspiration is to allow... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:00:22 EST