LIBBYFITZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LIBBYFITZ LIBBYFITZ'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/ Back on Wii Fit after over 200 days ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778977 I had almost forgotten how to set it up! <em>40</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I love how the computer in the Wii Fit makes comments and it was suitably surprised to see me! <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> It was pleased with my weight loss but I had gone past my goal end date ! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So it asked me to set a new goal so with a bit of a challenge to myself I have said I am hoping to lose 4kgs in 4 weeks. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> So there it is! It is out there! <em>10... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:42:33 EST Time is waiting for no-one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776395 <em>524</em> I am still coming to terms with the fact that it is already September! <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful family day on Sunday evening for father's day for hubby and both children and their partner's. It is hard to get everyone together now as my daughter works all day Sunday. I cooked up 2 different lamb dishes and 2 different chicken dishes. <BR> <BR> <em>337</em> Once everybody arrived we were greeted with a lovely surprise! Our son and his girlfriend announced their en... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:38:24 EST Debunked another myth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773887 Ever heard the story that people say oh, I can't lose weight at the moment because I am under stress or I am stressed out. <BR> <BR> I have proved to myself that if determined enough you can lose weight when under stress! <BR> <BR> How do I do it! <BR> <BR> Keep focused on the end goal! <em>9</em> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> To not allow stress to be an excuse to eat! <BR> <BR> To drink water and drink water and keep drinking water! <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> It has taken me 8 weeks... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:08:03 EST Well 61 is a magical age! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765695 <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <BR> Yes it was the big 61 yesterday and I feel wonderful! <BR> <BR> Had a lovely healthy lunch at my son and his partner's home. I sent a photo of the diet I am on and they made a wonderful lunch around all the ingredients I am allowed to eat. <BR> <BR> My biggest surprise was the day before, as I had a day off to do "me" stuff and clean the house so we could relax on my birthday. Hubby is based in the city now so has 12 hours days by the time he leaves and ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:29:14 EST Tracking well, love Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756694 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your supportive comments. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Survived 2 weeks back at work after my 2 weeks off on stress leave. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I have another nurse helping out 3 days one week and 4 days the 2nd week. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So this has given me a chance to start catching up on admin stuff like 4 months worth of Kms to claim which works out to $1000.00 worth of money I have spent on fuel to do Home visits in my own car. <em... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 03:46:11 EST Tracked "Cheering" as an exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750359 Well managed to get to the Thursday evening football game and our team gave us a run for our money. It was a very close game! And I almost had a heart attack with the other 40,000 supporters! So I decided to track my jumping up and down and screaming as cardio! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> that's the closest I could find to what we were doing tonight. Such a frustrating game to watch! <BR> <BR> Work was crazy busy as per usual. <em>39</em> I wouldn't mind but would love to have time to ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:56:07 EST Exam over and done with! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749427 Wow ! What a day! <em>30</em> <BR> Thank goodness today is over. The first paper was great. Multiple choice and thought I did OK. The paper this afternoon was terrible. All photos and graphs and multiple choice with what you thought it was ! When I started I was enjoying it but some of it got tricky. <BR> oh well it's finished with and get results in October. It does not impact on my job other than I would no longer be on roster to do the breastfeeding clinic. <BR> <BR> I did well with ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:55:54 EST 5kgs or 11 lbs of fat has gone, never to return! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748773 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> a little tired as have an exam tomorrow so have been on study leave for last few days and have been doing practice exams. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Did a dummy run to the venue in real time this am. Got there at 7:20! Don't need to be there till 0830 for registration. Problem is that I have to drive through peak hour traffic and leave it much later and an accident and I am in big trouble. So would rather be early, than in a tizzy and running late. <em>198</em> It wa... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:47:57 EST Down down down...........:-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733643 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> The numbers are going DOWN! <BR> <BR> So happy. This eating plan is working! <BR> <BR> Started at 74.8 kgs on the 26th of June. <BR> <BR> Today less than 2 weeks later 71.8kgs! I have not seen those numbers for a long time. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Drinking 4 glasses of water before I eat anything. <BR> <BR> Cambridge eating plan. Step 2 Have a Cambridge porridge for breakfast with 180mls 1% milk. <BR> Lunch: Cambridge soup with 180mls %1 m... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:01:42 EST Having success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732305 Well I am once again trying a different way to lose my weight. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't say anything when I started , as I wanted to see if it works. <BR> <BR> I also am aware that Sparkpeople do not condone these type of diets. The problem was that on 1200 calories I was maintaining!!!! <BR> <BR> So this new diet of 800-900 calories a day with emphasis on drinking lots of water and 4 meals of 200 calories each has me losing weight! <BR> <BR> I feel great, not thinking about fo... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 05:37:27 EST Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731108 One of my Sparkfriends who I was very close to for ages fell off the radar for 11 months. She is back! I am so happy for her! <BR> I was very worried about her and it is just so great that she is back! <BR> <em>523</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:59:18 EST Streak of 35days nutrition tracking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728932 <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a good healthy active week. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Well, work become too much to cope with, so am now having 2 weeks off to re charge my batteries. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>311</em> <em>368</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Concentrate on living a healthy lifestyle and catch you all on another day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:37:08 EST A positive day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719620 <em>381</em> My Face book and Sparkfriend Lori Little is coming back to Sparkpeople after an absence, I have missed her thought provoking blogs, so hope she starts blogging regularly. <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Love hearing from friends and family travelling all over the world at the moment, escaping our winter and travelling to Europe, Greece, Canada, a niece in NYC , just wonderful. Almost feel like I am over their with them when they share their photos. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Spark'... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:26:54 EST Off to go swimming ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713164 OK so you saw the title and thought........so why is that a big deal! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> It is a big deal because I am going with my daughter and that is her favourite way to exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Both her and I need to get rid of excess fat and we are going to do it together as often as we can. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> We had planned to go yesterday, but she realized my bather's did not fit! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So went to plan B and went and boug... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:35:20 EST Login Sparkstreak 12 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711839 Hello my dear Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> Still have my Mojo. <em>523</em> to me! <BR> <BR> So have gone from being very tardy on the Spark tracking to tracking food, exercise and login on a daily basis. I am enjoying tracking my food again as I get a good idea of how I am going over the week. Trying to keep to 1200 calories a day. <BR> <BR> Am getting up earlier in the morning , so able to walk further before going to work. <em>40</em> <em>311</em> I am very lucky as the park/oval is... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 06:35:43 EST Number's DO MATTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708576 I have read many a blog about how number's don't matter, how it is about how you feel and how well your clothes fit and ................. <BR> <BR> The thing is, I have learnt over this journey that for me, my biggest incentive to keep on the healthy road I need to see number's going down! <BR> <BR> Since 8 days ago I have moved from 75kgs to 73.8kgs. It brings a smile to my face to see a downward trend and now that I am learning how to stretch my Rt Gluteal muscle I am managing to do my 5... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 03:47:40 EST Proud of my food choices today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705020 Yes, another blog! <BR> <BR> Just spent the day at a Clinical Practice Update in the city and due to the fact that it was also a celebration of International Nurses Week there was a morning tea put on for us. <BR> Now this was no ordinary morning tea. You name the type of cake and it was there. <BR> I made a conscious decision to walk past the cakes and see if there was any savoury food, luckily there was some vegetable wraps and a savoury pie. I took 2 pieces of wrap and 1 small pie and... Wed, 28 May 2014 08:57:01 EST Trying to find my mojo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703340 Well it has been over 2 months since my last blog and doing any Sparking. I miss you all and think of you often. <BR> I hurt my Rt Hip and went into lockdown. I was so frightened of it getting worse I stopped going to the gym and stopped walking long distances in hope that my hip would heal. 2 months down the track and after scans and x-rays and finally seeing a physiotherapist I am on the road to recovery. I originally had Bursitis but that has no gone and am left with a tight Rt gluteal mu... Mon, 26 May 2014 08:30:34 EST The Docker's smashed Collingwood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647592 Yes it is football season again! Our team Fremantle Docker's and Melbourne based team Collingwood opened up the season with the first game of the season on a Friday night in Melbourne. Hubby is so funny. We record the game as hubby can't bear the pressure, not knowing if we have won. So once he knows the score he can sit and relax and watch it, If we lose he won't watch it! When our team play at home we go to the live game and then he has to deal with it. Just can't watch it on the tv if we ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:37:14 EST Empty nest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630616 Yes it has finally happened! Our youngest adult child is moving out of the family home. <BR> <BR> She is renting a lovely 3 bedroom house with her partner. She is sooooo happy! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> We went to Bunnings and Woolworth's to buy the basics for setting up a home, brought back memories when I did that in 1973 to set up our first home. <em>30</em> . They have an ESKY for a 'fridge and no washing machine yet. <BR> <BR> I have been so grateful to have had her living with us... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:40:38 EST 4 year Anniversary on Sparkpeople! 41 years married! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626142 <em>506</em> <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Well that came around as quick as! <BR> <BR> 4 years of meeting wonderful supportive people, 4 years of being part of my Sparkfriends lives through happy events and sad times. <BR> <BR> I was living in Santiago Chile when I discovered Sparkpeople through C25K. Some one on that website suggested to someone else to look up Sparkpeople.com as it was FREE and was a great site for exercise, eating plans ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:08:31 EST Fires are out and a visit to see Bruce Springsteen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618496 Thank you all for your kind words. It took all the next day to get the fire under control and out. The good news is that houses were damaged but not destroyed by the fire. A relief team set up in the building I work in the next day. The Department of Emergency held a community meeting in the afternoon, at this stage there were a number of roads still closed due to the danger of the fire not being completely out and the hot dry weather. The wonderful response of the fire fighters saved 200 hom... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 10:06:50 EST Scary day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613713 Well the day started off reasonably well, just the usual adjustment to going back to work after the weekend and a training day . Took Sooty for a quick walk around the park as I was running a bit late. <BR> Once I got to work we noted a plume of dark smoke in the distance and we all noted it was a bit close to us and we would keep an eye on it. <BR> I had 3 home visits booked for the afternoon and by the time I headed off I noted on Face book that there was a warning to the suburb next door t... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:27:33 EST More antibiotics and good news re the GTT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597630 Finally went and had the CTT scan on my sinuses and it turns out that I have a pocket of infection in my Rt maxillary sinus just above 2 of my back teeth! No toothache thank goodness. So am on antibiotics for a month to clear the infection. Hopefully then my headaches will go AWAY!. <em>224</em> . <BR> <BR> Glucose Tolerance Test came back normal!, so although my Fasting blood sugar is a bit elevated it looks like my body is doing OK during the course of the day. Good to know. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 04:37:45 EST 6 out of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593167 Hello everyone. <BR> Thank you for your support. My mindset is gradually improving. <em>100</em> <BR> I have managed to track my nutrition for 6 days out of 7. That is a great improvement on my recent lack of accountability. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I will be returning to work on Monday and am looking forward to the challenge of not allowing circumstances at work to affect my positive mindset. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> I have tried to rest as much as possible as well as exercising an... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:18:48 EST 1 day at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586525 Hello Sparkfriends <BR> At an all time low at the moment. Just taken stress leave from work. Will see my Doctor on Friday to see what sort of plan to put in place to get my health back on track. <BR> I think the last 15 months of personal loss have taken their toll. Facing our first family Xmas day without Graeme's mum with us was hard. The positive was that we had the pleasure of 2 new faces at the table, being the partner's of our adult children. <BR> Have just spent a week in Tasmania b... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:37:58 EST re-visit doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564632 Hello dear Sparkfriends, <BR> As usual life is busy, I am staying away from the shopping centres this week as I know it will be CRAZY <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I managed to get there on my Rostered Day Off mid week and it was not as bad as weekend shopping. Managed to buy some nice bright summer clothes that will also look OK when I get rid of this last 10kgs. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Since starting the Michelle Bridges program I have started to reduce in cms , which is good news but the ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:32:10 EST 4 funerals and a wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548905 Yes it has been one of those years. <BR> <BR> Cannot believe it is almost the ned of November! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> As the title says 4 funerals and a wedding. <em>39</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> After my last blog we attended our nieces wedding which was wonderful after all the sadness of my MIL 's funeral. <BR> <BR> <BR> The wedding was held at a resort in the country side called Evendon Park. Just a short distance from Bunbury. The extended family had made arrangements to ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:42:06 EST Celebration and commiseration. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486163 Hard to believe that it is almost the middle of September! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> It has been a very tumultuous last few weeks here. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>181</em> Spent the week of the 23rd of August celebrating my 60th birthday. Went out to lunch on the Friday of my actual birthday with my hubby. It was a beautiful sunny day and the view of the river from where we were sitting was just beautiful. <BR> <BR> On the Saturday we went to watch our football team th... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:48:48 EST Another day of exercise and tax return docs sorted. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469632 Funny weather today, heavy rain intercepted with warm sunny patches. Sooty and I managed to get to the river and he managed 3 good swims before it got too cold in the water. He is walking on all 4 legs a lot more now, even when he is walking faster. <BR> <BR> The accountant came and after spending 5 hours last night getting all the documents and figures together the whole process was straight forward. Phew! Another job done! <BR> <BR> Getting organised to go to Albany tomorrow to visit hub... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:07:17 EST A great week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469154 Hello Sparkfriends, <BR> <BR> Well, what a wonderful week! <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> I have had the pleasure of enjoying some wonderful times during my 2 weeks of annual leave. <BR> <BR> It started with a surprise delivery on Thursday last week of a wonderful flower arrangement and a balloon with a big Happy Birthday on it. This had been sent by my darling dad and stepmum, step sister and her family. <BR> <BR> Then on Friday I hit the big 60 and went out to lunch with my darling hubby... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:43:26 EST 2 weeks holiday soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450508 Well a bit hard to believe that we have been back from Chile 2 years last month! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> It has been 1 year since I was once again offered permanency after a gruelling selection process and started at a clinic. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I now know for a fact that all work and very little exercise causes me to gain weight! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I had a goal to be 60kgs by the time I was 60 years old! That is not going to happen as I am now at 69.8 this am which is a w... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:28:56 EST I have Sparkpeople to thank for my data entry knowledge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409480 After writing my blog last night, I started thinking about why I only needed 1 hour of clinic training on the new on-line client record system. We were all booked to have 2 half days. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Then it occurred to me that when I first started Sparking 3 and a half years ago I was totally confused at first and it took me ages to move around the system and find out how to track nutrition and fitness. How to access the exercise videos and enter the world of data entry! <em>3... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:03:14 EST I am going to try really hard to Spark more. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408306 Hello everyone, <BR> I have been absent for the longest time since starting with Sparkpeople. Work and illness has taken over my life in the last 2 months. <BR> <BR> I had 2 issues at work , the first being that the Community Health Department I work for was in the process of going to records on line, so that consisted of training both out of clinic and in the clinic. We will be moving to "central Booking" in the near future so needed to get all my forward bookings in the diary onto the ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:45:12 EST Mother's day................now back on track! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358126 Well I am at home with a cold, and trying hard to stay on track again! <BR> <BR> Talk about yo yoing! Last week I managed to row 5kms on the rowing machine 3 times. Did lots of stretching. <BR> <BR> Then I had a conference to go to in the city. Not a lot of exercising going on except I did do the stairs rather than the escalator. Walked a lot to and from the train station. <BR> <BR> Then all the chocolate from Mother's day last Sunday. <em>29</em> finished it last night. So now back... Thu, 16 May 2013 01:57:04 EST Resisting temptation! Woo hoo ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318159 <BR> <BR> I walked into the dining room at work and was confronted with a major dilemma! <BR> <BR> <BR> There they were , sitting in a bowl in the middle of the table! <BR> <BR> SMALL Turkish Delights and Cherri Ripes! <BR> <BR> 2 of my most favourite chocolate/sweet items in the whole wide world! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> If I was not on this eating plan I would have had at least 4, if not more! and the f... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:46:58 EST A new start, resetting goals, running out of time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314381 Yes back again! Getting to be a bit regular on doing these blogs! <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> A new start! <BR> Yes I have bitten the bullet and psyched myself to restart the 4 Phase Fat Elimination HCG Protocol. This is by Cyndi O'Meara and I had success when I used it several weeks ago but stopped due to having to travel. <BR> <BR> The whole concept is that it is a program that excludes all extra fat , dairy and grain. There are a lot of free foods and I eat 100 grams of lettuce both lunc... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:34:09 EST It is another Friday! Where are the weeks going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312062 Hello , <BR> Am enjoying an accrued day off today. I get them once a month and am so looking forward to spending the afternoon out with my darling daughter. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Have already taken Sooty around the park. There were no other dogs around so he spent a lot of time sniffing the ground. <em>30</em> He is a very sociable dog so like to sniff (hear) the gossip! <BR> <BR> My sinuses are still making me very tired so we are planning a relaxing afternoon after Sooty has been to... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:44:30 EST Oh well, how does the song go? Try try again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303927 After the last blog I wrote the heavens opened up and it rained all day! <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Managed one short walk along the beach in Penguin, (my sister's home town) with the family. So sad it was such a short trip! <BR> <BR> As I was writing the title to the blog I was thinking about the song that "Pink" sings. I just love her songs! So full of energy and she stimulates me to those energy levels when I listen to her. <BR> <BR> Am now back home after the 4 day trip to Tasmani... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 02:03:53 EST My mojo is returning:-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296003 I have arrived safely in Tasmania.:-) As I am using my smart phone I am unable to put up emoticons, hence the symbol for smiley faces. My daughter & I have spent the afternoon catching up on sleep. Our connecting flight from Melbourne to Tas. was delayed by 90 mins! So we were in Melbourne for four and a half hours after a three and a half hour flight from Perth. So lots of short sleeps. It was so nice to have the opportunity to catch up on sleep! <BR> So no more excuses! <BR> I have my ex... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:36:59 EST Off to Tasmania for 4 days tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293572 This is just a quick update and a note to wish you all a safe and healthy week in the lead up to Easter. <BR> <BR> Just had a wonderful gift from my Sparkfriend KAILINSTAR in Canada! I so love all my Sparkfriends, even although I haven't been around as much as I would like I continue to receive your support. Thank you all so much, I really appreciate it. <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> I have ended the 21 day program early as I was getting sinus headaches and with that I also crave sweet food! It... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:51:50 EST still on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288095 Hello my dear supportive Sparkfriends <BR> <BR> Am pleased to report that I am so PROUD of myself! <em>224</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> 2 weeks into this VERY STRICT PROGRAM (that I spoke about in my last blog) <BR> and am down 2.5 kg and lost quite a few centimetres! <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> The thing that I am learning with this program is that I can survive on small serving of food and I can do it while coping with the current stress levels in my life at the moment. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:48:18 EST Where has February gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269265 This year is just flying by! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Can't quite get my head around the fact that it is MARCH already! <BR> <BR> I have quit both the Fernwood gym and left Curves after the 3 supervised sessions of the circuit. <em>39</em> <em>224</em> yes mixed feelings. <BR> <BR> I am currently working long hours and was getting quite stressed about not having time to go to the gym! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So my strategy now is to utilise the equipment that I have at home and ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 02:13:14 EST Another attempt at getting to goal weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201944 Hello everyone! <em>382</em> <BR> <BR> Well it is late Friday evening in the land down under, we have survived another horrendous heat wave! <em>67</em> Don't even want to think what the power bill will be! Air-conditioner on full time for 4 days in a row! <BR> <BR> Had some lovely cooler days these past 2 days so decided to go for a nice long walk/jog with Sooty after work today. <BR> <BR> Left at 6.45 and had a great workout and managed to get back in just over an hour and it was ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:33:34 EST A wonderful day with my family. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175756 Hello again! <BR> <BR> I had a problem with my computer so have not been able to use it all evening. Hence the late start to this blog. <BR> <BR> Hope you have all had a wonderful day with family, and if not , that you were able to be with friends. I really enjoyed having our small group today. There was the 4 of us and my MIL and BIL and a work colleague of my son's who would have been on his own. <BR> <BR> I cooked a turkey with 500mls of chicken stock in the base of the pan with a nob... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:51:19 EST Love the one's you are with. Life is too short.:-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172262 Thankyou all for your kind words and support. I miss you as well. <BR> <BR> Last day at work till next Thursday next week! Looking forward to the break. <BR> <BR> We are in the process of getting the spa filled so we can sit in it and rela <BR> <BR> We had just put some "buffer" into the spa and then we lost power for for 12 hours! So all the chemicle sat on the bottom of the spa! So another strengthening job to do. <BR> I hopped in and tried to rub it off and decided I didn't need an a... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:40:19 EST I am still here! JUST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165290 Sorry about the long absence, I have been entering my fitness and tracking my nutrition as often as I can! <BR> <BR> I was waiting till I had uploaded the 10K walk photos before writing a blog, but realized that time is getting away and it is already mid DECEMBER!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> My new position at the clinic is keeping me more than busy! Am settling in and slowly getting things set up so I can access a resource for my clients when I need to and not be constantly fossicking and feeling... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:03:10 EST Hubby and I are registered for a 10km Fundraisers run/walk :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112432 Hello every one, <BR> Just a quick update. <BR> <BR> Things are hectic here work wise. <BR> <BR> Still having occasional melt downs about mum and how there is always "unfinished" business". We are hoping as a family to be able to take her ashes back to Holland and some of us want to replicate the 76 Km walk she did during the Winter Famine of 1944-45. <BR> <BR> I was going through my e-mails this evening and found an enrolment opportunity for a fundraisers fun run/walk and we were able ... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:23:36 EST Back home in Perth, miss my family in Tasmania. Bye Bye Mum:-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098272 Since my mother's funeral it has been very busy as I flew back to Perth on Saturday, (yesterday). <BR> <BR> Prior to me leaving my step-dad and sister wanted all of mum's belongings sorted! <BR> <BR> She lived in a Granny flat next door to the house my sister lives in. <BR> <BR> We made a start by lunch time on Friday and finished by midnight ! <BR> <BR> Nearly all her clothes went to the 2nd hand shop. She was a keen Old Time Dancer and made her own clothes. As she was a qualified fashi... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 05:17:12 EST Incidents to challege! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094092 We made it! <BR> What a day of issues and incidents to challenge our ability to keep calm! <BR> We finally made it to lunch after getting confused about where to go. <BR> <BR> Then the wrong dish was given to my neice and Brother in law. <BR> <BR> Then the movie was on an hour later than we thought! <BR> <BR> We all managed to stay calm. We all managed to keep the peace. <BR> <BR> Am off to the airport to drop off my darling husband and beautiful daughter. <BR> <BR> Thankyou for the su... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:52:20 EST