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/ 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 "Mindfull eating" at a time of mourning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092927 A big Thankyou for all your sweet comments. <BR> <BR> Have got up at 0500 to take my son to the airport. <BR> <BR> He will have a 1 hr flight over Bass Strait from Devonport to Melbourne. <BR> Then a 1 hr stop over and a 3 -4 hr flight to Perth. Western Australia. <BR> <BR> I am going to try for at least 3 more hours sleep before a fun day for my 11 year old neice. Mum passed away on her actual birthday. <BR> So we, as in a large contingent of family are taking her out to lunch and th... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:15:32 EST Goodbye Antonia Hendricka Jacoba Boskemper Barvich Wescombe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091710 Today is the day of my mum's farewell. I am fortunate enough to have my hubby and both children with me. A lot of family from all over Australia have arrived. <BR> <BR> We are making this a day of celebration and acknoligment of a woman who experienced some of life's cruelty's and the fact that she took a gamble and left war torn Holland and came to Australia. <BR> <BR> She gave birth to 5 children,I am the first born,exactly 12 months after arriving here. <BR> <BR> She led a busy and... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:24:27 EST Celebration of a wonderful woman, my mum. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086348 R.I.P. Antonia Boskemper Barvich Wescombe. <BR> <BR> 2nd of April 1928 - 4th October 2012 <BR> <BR> Antonia my darling sweet mother. <BR> <BR> Thank you for taking a risk and coming all the way to Australia to live. I have had a privileged life in having you as my mother. There were times when we did not see eye to eye, but you ALWAYS had my back. <BR> <BR> You organised a French tutor for me when I was struggling with French. <BR> <BR> You had me repeat a year at high school as... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 09:46:08 EST Off to Tasmania on Saturday 0030. Arrive at 0930 their time so 7.30 our time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085124 Well We are all heading off to Tasmania to try and see mum before she passes on. Her morphine has been increased and she has not had much to drink since last week other than a few sips. <BR> <BR> I am so glad I went to Tasmania 3 weeks ago for my nephew's 18th birthday! Mum was lucid and gave some wonderful smiles! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I have booked 2 weeks off work and am re-arranging my diary as there are a couple of days where there is no one to work at the clinic. <em>198</em> ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:32:33 EST The happy and the sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081652 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l385734322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> MIL's 89th Birthday! This is part of her huge family! <BR> <BR> She had 6 children and they all had 2 each except for 1 who had 3 and another who had 1! <BR> <BR> Those children have started having children so this photo is a mix. The 3 younger ones in the front are great grand children. <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful day. The weather was a bit too warm so we stayed inside and turned on the airconditioner! A sm... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:17:11 EST A BIG Thankyou to Sparkpeople for making this day possible! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069989 I had two wonderful reasons to be super happy today! <BR> <BR> REASON 1: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l762971426.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finally got to meet SUZIEPH1 today! This photo is of her and I this afternoon! <BR> <BR> SUZIEPH1 has been a wonderful Sparkfriend for almost as long as I have been on Sparkpeople and has been a wonderful support throughout the last 2 and a half years! <BR> <BR> Thank you to her family for taking the time out to drive her to our ho... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:01:51 EST A whirlwind weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063083 Have survived the Monday after the whirlwind weekend. Flew from Perth WA to Melbourne then onto Devonport Tasmania. That took from 1055 Friday night till arrival in Tas. at 0930 Sat am. Met my brother at Melbourne airport and we happened to be on the same plane. <BR> <em>224</em> He wanted my daughter and I to go up to the Qantas lounge but we were all comfortable down at the departure gate in the waiting area and just did not have the energy to walk there and then all the way back agai... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:35:44 EST Finally made it! Top end of IDEAL!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052366 No I am not at goal......but it is sniffing around the corner........ why do I know this? <BR> <BR> Well I got onto Wii Fit on Sunday and did my body assessment and........... after it measured my BMI the horizontal bar dropped to the top end of the IDEAL column instead of OVERWEIGHT! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I had honestly got to the stage where I thought maybe it was never going to go there! <BR> <BR> So now I have to get moving and get that bar down to at... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:48:38 EST Getting sorted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044983 Hello my dear Sparkfriends, <BR> Well I am half way through my week off from paid work. <BR> <BR> Lots has happened! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I now have permanency at work and have been allocated my own Child Health Clinic. This means that I will be going to the same clinic everyday and no longer relieving! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This all happened on the 20th of August. <BR> <BR> Hubby started his job on the 13th of August so now we are both back at work! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> D... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:50:10 EST Off to hospital for the 2nd evening in a row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039664 Didn't go to the football match as hubby and I have colds. So because it was an evening game we decided to stay home and keep warm and watch it on the TV. <BR> <BR> About an hour ago I realized I had a missed call on my mobile 'phone. It was a message from my BIL that my MIL had been taken to hospital with a cut to her head, due to a miss hap with the wheelchair and a wall! <BR> <BR> I have called the hospital and she was having her head sutured as I was talking to the nurse, and she is... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 07:31:50 EST Missing my Sparkworld! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034915 Am writing this from my phone in bed! <BR> It is 0400 on Wed morning. <BR> Just thought I would drop you a quick line and let you know that I am well, just extremly busy. <BR> I will be on annual leave next week for a week so promise to reconnect and read your blogs and get back into the swing of regular Sparking. <BR> <BR> Lots of love from Libby Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:00:02 EST There is light at the end of the tunnel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010768 Hello :-) <BR> <BR> Finally have some time to have a catchup with everyone. <BR> <BR> I am not getting many E-mail notifications of anyone's blogs. So will have to do a search and find. <BR> <BR> Hubby starts work this Monday:-):-):-):-):-):-):-) <BR> <BR> I have bought a car. A Toyota Camry with a lot of bells and whistles.:-):-):-):-):-):-) <BR> It will be nice to drive a reliable car.:-) <BR> Managed to get to the gym twice this last week. <BR> <BR> My MIL went into hospital last Sun... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:28:06 EST Great news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998496 Hubby has a job! <BR> <BR> I had gone to plan B last week as the whole process was taking too long! <BR> <BR> All is good, so once the first pay hits the bank account I will recommemce the mortgage payments. <BR> <BR> I am soooooo proud of my hubby. He has hung in there. Registered with 30 diffetent employment agencies and it has finally payed <BR> off. <BR> <BR> Our 17 year old car is on it's last legs so have been researching the car market. Looks lile the Toyota Camry is looking good... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 19:29:05 EST 600calories! Woo hoo ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974229 I went to the gym after work and decided I would burn 600 calories! <BR> <BR> For me that is a lot. I normally burn about 200 -250 over about half an hour. <BR> <BR> So I decided to do 30 mins on the Stationary bicycle and did interval training. <BR> <BR> Really pushed myself and burned around 240 calories. <BR> <BR> Then over to the Elliptical and did a mix exercise program where you get different things to do on the Elliptical, so the program went from the usual pushing the top bars an... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:46:26 EST A great week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969789 Work wise things were less frantic this week! <BR> <BR> I am settled into one clinic for a few weeks so less stress over where I am on any given day. <BR> <BR> I have been to a electronic shop who happened to be having a closing down sale so bought a road scanner for half price so will be able to locate these addressees without peering at the road map all the time. <BR> <BR> Have managed to get to the gym twice and do great workouts. <BR> <BR> On Friday I went after work and joined th... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:59:13 EST A day of education and networking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956324 After picking up 2 colleagues at 0645 this morning we travelled into the city for our regular training day. <BR> <BR> We leave at this early hour to beat the peak hour traffic, arrived early enough to enjoy a cup of tea in the staff dining room. Met and chatted with work colleagues that we don't see very often, great networking! <BR> <BR> Had some great guest speakers today. Learnt more about premature babies and how it is no longer a good idea to force them to do "catch up " weight gain... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:04:33 EST happy happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955077 3rd day in a row of feeling positive. <BR> <BR> went to a fund raising fashion show for heart disease in <BR> women. It is the number 1 killer of women. Even beating cancer! <BR> <BR> I noted that one of the raffle prizes was a 3 month gym membership and the woman that won it laughed. I thought it a bit sad that she did not see this as an opportunity to be adventurous and go! <BR> <BR> There are still people who think it will never happen to them. <BR> <BR> better get to sleep! <BR> ... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:32:45 EST happy body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954062 hello my supportive thoughtful sparkfriends. <BR> <BR> made it to the gym for the 2nd day in a row! <BR> <BR> my body is happy! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 19:33:14 EST