SPIFFYCAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPIFFYCAT SPIFFYCAT'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/ Lipo light interim results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659775 5 sessions done 5 to go results so far <BR> <BR> Weight loss. 4.5lbs <BR> <BR> MEASUREMENTS <BR> <BR> Navel -2.5cm ( 1" ) <BR> 1" above navel -2cm ( .78 " ) <BR> 2" above navel -2.5cm ( 1 " ) <BR> 3" above navel -3cm ( 1.18 " ) (this one was in just 2 sessions on this area) <BR> 2" below navel -3.5cm ( 1.37 " ) <BR> 4"below navel -4cm ( 1.57 " ) <BR> <BR> It's like doing this has focused my mind again, <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 06:36:16 EST Lipo experiment part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654455 I have just finished my 4th session, I've lost 3lbs and still not measured but clothes are fitting that didn't <em>224</em> . <BR> <BR> I'm fitting into clothes that are a UK size 16, now if you remember my hips are a UK 14 but my tum waist was an 18/20, some are still a little snug on the waist (I don't do skin tight) some are wearable NOW, still early days I know, cos I have 6 more sessions, but it seems it is indeed working for me.... <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:40:20 EST A bonus from the lipo light experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651767 I have had 3 sessions now and DH is adamant that he can see a real difference, I am still not letting them tell me my measurements so nothing concrete yet. <BR> <BR> Now the bonus, it has given me a real boost in determination, you have to exercise for a while straight after so I am doing more than they say is the minimum and I want to do everything I can to help it be successful so have been really disciplined with my eating as well. <BR> <BR> More to follow lol or is that less Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:19:55 EST Missing Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648880 I don't add a lot of people as Sparkfriends simply because I have such a busy life I don't feel I have enough time to support them as a I should. Anyhoo I was looking at the few I have and realised how many are no longer posting or in fact have deactivated their accounts <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I wonder how many have just given up, or is that they have found a different better way to control their weight or maybe just maybe they feel they no longer need to Spark because they h... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 06:06:55 EST LED LIPOLYSIS / LIPO LIGHT an experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648165 Thanks to Groupon and a very nice special offer they had I am experimenting. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have a very large size difference between my abdomen/waist area and my hips, now you are talking a HUGE difference here, I am a UK size 14 around my hips and a UK size 18/20 on my abdomen/waist area. Losing weight would help you say, well yes it does reduce my waist but my hips go down too so the size difference remains. <BR> <BR> This makes buying clothes a complete nightmare particu... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:23:33 EST Tantrums and Tiaras http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637514 ok so I acted like a right spoilt little princess this morning, major tantrum time. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l345240276.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I stayed the same, WHAT! again WHAT!!!!!! AGAIN!???? grrrrrrr really, but that is 2 weeks and I followed the eating plan, it's so not fair , what is the point <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1013409332.jpg"> <BR> I puffed and complained, I looked on line for an all dancing all singing guara... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:50:47 EST Whoo says you can't have a good time AND lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554002 Went out to the Slimming world Christmas ball last night, WOWWEE what a great night, had hog roast and a couple of drinks, this morning I have lost weight. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I ate a small portion of the food, I had one alcoholic drink (was the designated driver), diet soft drinks as well and I danced ooh did I dance, what a work out it was I was "glowing" vigorously. <BR> Who says exercise has to be unpleasant, but boy do my feet ache this morning and there are some achy body bits t... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:16:00 EST AGAIN !! I need to get things in proportion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548828 Ok so this morning was not a good one AGAIN, <BR> I have gained weight AGAIN, <BR> yesterday I went clothes shopping for a evening dress with no success AGAIN, <BR> I'll go to the ball feeling fat and unattractive AGAIN <BR> I pretty much hate my body at the moment AGAIN <BR> my SAD (season affective disorder) is rearing it's bug ugly head AGAIN, <BR> I weigh the same as a year ago, a whole year wasted AGAIN <BR> <BR> I tried 3 times to write a blog about poor old me, boo hoo life sucks e... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 05:53:38 EST Not stuck anymore, GAINED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537045 Sigh! it's ok I knew I would. <BR> <BR> I had a feel sorry for myself week, yep a WHOLE WEEK <em>40</em> , work is stressful at the moment, a recurrent foot problem cropped back up and stopped my plans for walking into work, the diet wasn't working so why stick with it, I was fed up with restricting certain foods yadda yadda yadda yadda. <BR> Well you get the drift, no proper reasons, just excuses <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Feeling sorry for myself over with, (I hope lol) back to it. <... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 04:39:21 EST stuck grrr hoping to walk it away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530621 I've been stuck for 2 weeks now, I am just out of the obese category <em>224</em> and I've stalled, it is a tad frustrating. <BR> <BR> My Spark buddy Evil Klown has been stuck for a little while also and in his blog he is starting to exercise again he is back to walking , <em>3</em> , now I live walking distance from work, soooooooooo I measured how far away it is, (difficult to do when half your walk in is not on a map) anyhooo it is 1.3miles on pretty much flat ground certainl... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 05:54:24 EST Not obese anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518242 It's a huge thing for me, my small weight loss this week has nudged me into "just" overweight, <BR> I may be right at the top of the overweight scale but I am there. <BR> <BR> Sigh! I tape measured myself today, I have lost inches all over but the most inches are from my hips, so if you remember my trouser debacle from my last blog, it has actually got worse lol lol <BR> but on the good side I am down an inch on my waist and 1.5" on my hips, everywhere has got smaller, not including my bust... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 05:48:39 EST Finding trousers that actually fit an opportunity for someone surely? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512085 I went shopping yesterday for some work trousers, the ones I have no longer fit thanks to losing weight, I've taken them in once and they are still way too big. <em>224</em> if I take them in any more they will look strange. <BR> <BR> I have a large tum and waist which you can clearly see in my pictures, but my hips and bum are quite small, there is a 1-2 usually 2 size difference, I had hoped with losing weight that this problem would end but lol no, all that has happened is I have gone... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 07:01:31 EST SAD, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505703 Last week I gained a lb I was a bit peeved but then I thought it's just a lb. <BR> <BR> Then this week hit, I have got to tell you this week has been one of the most stressful of my entire life, my whole family has struggled with our anger, disappointment and deep deep sadness. <BR> Overnight so many things I thought I KNEW have been shown to be untrue, it is not an exaggeration to say my entire outlook has been forcibly changed. I have battled with the above emotions they've just changed ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 05:18:42 EST "proper" diet until 20th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280815 Well I caved weighed in a week early and started a "proper" diet. <BR> <BR> I have a formal type dance to attend April 20th and have bought a dress off of E'bay,but it is a little too snug around my rib cage, it is an empire line/strapless full length dress so needs to fit properly around the rib cage to keep it up on the bust and flowing correctly below, I also have my eye on a lovely lacy stretch shrug that I might just get to go with it <BR> It is a complete change from my normal type of ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:09:03 EST OH OH !! I nearly fell back into it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253243 I weighed last week after I had had a week of feeling and being better and had lost 2lbs <em>30</em> of course I was delighted and I had a baseline to resume my instinctive eating from. <BR> Sooooo I weighed again this week and had remained the same, well I am streaming with a cold and hacking up a lung so I wasn't upset with that, I'll do better next week I thought. <BR> <BR> THEN IT STRUCK ME <em>40</em> without concious thought I was slipping back into the dreaded weekly weigh... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:40:20 EST Fighting back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244673 Firstly thank you guys for your support and kinds words on my last blog I really appreciated them, it helped to know other people were thinking of me. xx <BR> <BR> So today I'm feeling much better, the lab results say no more infection <em>244</em> , the side effects from the anti-biotics seem to be all gone <em>30</em> and for the past 5 days I have been back to my "instinctive" eating. <BR> I also have a different kind of pass for work and can start (when the weather permits) wal... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:56:46 EST Not having an easy time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235254 This year so far has been a difficult one to say the least. <BR> <BR> My uncle died the end of last year and was buried at the start of the year and although we weren't close it affected me more than I thought it would. <BR> Then just over a week ago my fathers wife died, I had only met the woman twice so barely knew her but her passing bought back lots of feelings about my father, despite lots of of opportunities for him to do so he never kept in contact with me or my siblings and only met ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 03:52:58 EST It works when I follow it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215099 After remaining the same on the big no weigh for 4 weeks and eat to my appetite experiment. Over the Christmas holidays I ate so stupidly lots of high fat high sugar rubbish, didn't eat to my appetite but ate to my wanting, surprise suprise I gained 6lbs. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I have been following the plan again for the last 2 weeks and stayed the same the first week, this week I have lost 2lbs, <em>244</em> this is despite starting a new job,eating in the canteen there and sufferi... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 04:57:21 EST The experiment worked WOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160776 In my last entry I wrote that I was not going to weigh for 4 weeks, I was getting obsessed with those blasted scales and what I was eating and what I wasn't eating etc etc. so I decided to have a go at instinctive eating, basically I listened to my body and just ate when I was hungry, what I was hungry for I ate slowly and stopped when my body said I had had enough even if there was food left , I would always drink water first in case the hunger was thirst. I told myself if I was genuinely h... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:24:49 EST No weigh in for 4 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098273 You know that feeling come weigh day, when you traipse to the bathroom and get your scales out, you take a p squeezing the last drop out and have not had that morning coffee yet, ooooh noooooo definitely not had the morning coffee that could add 8oz or so to your weigh in. <BR> You are filled with trepidation will the scale move the right way or will it move up <em>40</em> <BR> You take off all your clothes and step on looking resolutely at the wall ahead not daring to look and see the nu... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 05:25:58 EST Old Winchester Hill walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084919 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l83972605.jpg"> <BR> Todays <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311820755.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Walk, video is 5 mins long so please feel free to skip about. <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful place to walk I almost, I said almost, forget how puffy I get lol <BR> <BR> Enjoy <BR> <BR> As video won't work I don't know why it won't, I have uploaded a piccie Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:30:26 EST An amazing thing is happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857083 Something truly amazing has been happening to me bit by bit and it's only now when I look back that I can see how huge it is. <BR> <BR> I have never hated my body as such but in all honesty didn't like it much either, one day when I passed my full length mirror whilst I was getting dressed I stopped and looked, nothing new in that but this time I really looked I got naked and looked at myself bit by bit, as the normal negative thoughts appeared I found myself replacing them with positive tho... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 03:48:50 EST WHAT TO DO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661200 Okay so it's New Year and I finally got on the scales, GULP I am nearly back to where I started 2 years ago, OMG what a flipping waste of time the last 2 years have been. <BR> <BR> In 2 years I am precisely 7lbs lighter, but with the knowledge of how good I felt when I was 30lbs lighter and I gotta say I do not like how I feel now. <BR> <BR> What to do? shall I beat myself up about it? ummmmm errrrrrrr NO HECK NO <BR> <BR> I shall put on my big girl pants and deal with it. <BR> <BR> No... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 04:51:06 EST 3 square http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4588112 I recently had to spend over a week away from home staying in a hotel and being forced to eat out for all my meals, having little idea of the calories in the meals I was eating I came back fully expecting to have gained weight. Instead to my delight I had lost 3lbs. <BR> <em>3</em> I had eaten more at each meal but had not snacked at all, no biscuits chocs etc like I would at home. <BR> <BR> Now if only I could continue at home Thu, 17 Nov 2011 04:33:52 EST WARNING PLEASE READ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429843 Hi guys just a heads up, I appear to have had my email address list hijacked and there have been emails sent out to everyone on there, don't open anything that appears to be from me and if you already have consider running a good anti virus <BR> Sorry guys Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:49:39 EST Another great reason to get up off of your butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413927 <link>lifestyle.aol.co.uk/2011/08/08/repor<BR>t-says-exercise-is-wonder-drug-to-prev<BR>ent-cancer/ </link> <BR> <BR> The results of a report have suggested that taking exercise could help prevent cancer. <BR> <BR> The report, by Macmillan Cancer Support, called exercise a "wonder drug" and said 1.6 million cancer survivors in the UK were not active enough. <BR> <BR> The 'Move More' report said breast cancer patients' danger of the disease recurring could be decreased by 40% if they too... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:39:17 EST BRAG BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4238063 absolutely nothing to do with diet at all in any way. <BR> This is my son in his newly acquired uniform, he is so very proud to be wearing it <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810236355.jpg"> Tue, 17 May 2011 08:18:06 EST 3 days on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3939702 Ok someone tell me what turns the switch back on, from not being able to manage one day eating healthily and in my calorie range, I have done 3 in a row (halfway through the 4th) and no problems at all.... <BR> <BR> Hey ho maybe not good to look a gift horse in the mouth, better just to saddle up and ride as hard as you can <em>334</em> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 06:24:48 EST Did the day :-)) Thank you guys x http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3930929 Whoo Hoo I did it the whole day, drank my water +1, stayed in my calorie range, in fact I hit every nuitrition target today. <BR> Thank you guys for your support, where would I be without my Spark Buddies <em>345</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:35:04 EST Managed the morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3929470 I know it's a short time but after the last few weeks it's a huge jump forward for me. <BR> I have drunk 5 glasses already and I have a healthy balanced lunch cooking. <BR> A lot of lovely people gave a lot of support and sensible advice on my last blog and I will not let them or myself down, right bring on the afternoon.... <BR> Need to set an easily achieveable goal.. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 07:54:08 EST Spinning out of control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3926669 aarrgghh I just can't seem to get back, the old "diet today" a little later "oh okay" maybe tomorrow, am not exercising am overeating. <BR> What the heck Sat, 15 Jan 2011 06:11:51 EST Chinese Lanterns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875103 I went outside just after midnight to see hundreds of beautiful Chinese lanterns floating by, I hear that the Chinese write their hopes and wishes on them before releasing them. <BR> <BR> I watched as they floated by and was struck by how they represent our own aspirations, some struggle to rise and drift slowly along, others rise quickly gain a lot of height and vanish, some sprint along as if pushed by an invisible hand quickly reaching their final destinations. <BR> <BR> May all your Ne... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:54:03 EST I will return soon ish lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3858713 Despite my last blog saying I was getting better it is a struggle. <BR> I feel tired so easily, try doing gym (an easy one) then am wiped out for the rest of the day, the next day I actually feel unwell, even doing easy housework leaves me feeling wiped out. <BR> My poor OH is working and doing xmas preps as well, I am not a patient person and find this very frustrating. <BR> It's been nearly a month now since I caught the flu. <BR> I have no idea what I weigh I haven't exercised properly for... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 04:50:24 EST Nearly better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3825280 Just a quickie blog entry. <BR> After enjoying the first week of Gym I put the increasing tiredness down to increased activitiy, mistake, I have had a dreadful cold/flu (not sure which) a week in which I have felt dreadful, fever aching body, I have barely been able to get the kids to school let alone attend gym or exercise. <BR> I think I'm nearly better now, still feel a bit weak and out of sorts. <BR> Managed not to gain any weight despite eating what my stomach could manage... <BR> Thank ... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 12:10:37 EST weight gain & next weeks goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3767185 Well what a pity fest I had, so I have varicose veins and they hurt, there are people who have much worse medical problems who don't use it as an opportunity to get angry and overeat. <BR> <BR> Being on the Atkins I knew I couldn't have those things and why 2 or 3 why not just 1? why 3 days of it why not just 1? <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> As a consequence I gained 2lbs this week, <BR> <BR> Pity fest over, weight WILL be off next week and if I work hard one more.. <BR> <BR> ps I love Sp... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 04:16:51 EST grumble and rant. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3761049 17 years ago when I had one of my sons I had a terrible case of phlebitis and as a consequence was left with mild varicose veins in my right leg, now I'm not vain they weren't that noticable so I didn't worry about them. <BR> Fast forward to today, they had got worse they have started to hurt and are intruding on my walking exercise, so off to the Docs I go. <BR> <BR> BUT I can only get the veins sorted out when they get worse, ie when I develop an ulcer, or more phlebitis, or cellulitis, or... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 06:34:35 EST November goals, October re-cap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3756469 So Octobers <BR> <BR> Stick to the Atkins induction phase.. all but 2 days, so not upset <BR> Exercise min 3 days a week. yep very pleased with myself <BR> <BR> NOVEMBERS GOALS <BR> <BR> Continue with the Atkins move to ongoing weight loss, add 5gr daily once a week <BR> <BR> continue with the exercise, add in weight training twice a week <BR> <BR> drink the min 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:42:43 EST BELT UP & I'm confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3751288 OH made a comment that this morning, nice belt ANOTHER new one? well actually yes I have gone from having only one belt to having 6, they hold my much looser trousers up <em>9</em> <BR> I now have practical and pretty belts <BR> <BR> This week no weight loss but, according to my all singing all dancing scales, I have lost 2.3lbs or 1.8% body fat, how can that not impact the weight <em>38</em> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 07:15:55 EST Hummm! not surprised http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3740708 After 30 days of sticking to the induction phase of Atkins after 26 days of no heart burn or medication, yesterday I cheated and had a 4 finger KitKat, uggg HEARTBURN within an hour searing terrible heartburn <em>39</em> so bad I needed to take my prescription meds. <BR> I am a bit cross with myself for not managing the last 6 days of my October challenge, but it has shown me that as I progress through the stages of Atkins I will have to reintroduce things one at a time and see what causes ... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:17:51 EST Todays walk piccies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3733470 A little cooler than Wednesday but still lovely. <BR> Beach huts in the sun <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709190875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yachts in the harbour... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853990451.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:15:02 EST Is this really me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3730286 Yesterday lunchtime I met my sister and we went for a walk in a Forestry commission forest I had found near where she works. <BR> She also is trying to lose weight, but unlike me she doesn't do a lot of exercise, so we had a lovely walk cool but sunny and dry, after 40 minutes she had to return to work. <BR> When I returned to my car I realised I had hardly got hot let alone had a good work out, so I headed for one of my favourite walks and did another 45 minutes, did I work out hard, well ... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:50:55 EST Biscuits & shame, old friends & elation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3718755 Oh the shame of it, I always used to say " those kids eat a lot of biscuits" (cookies for my American friends) gulp errrmmm no they don't, since I started doing Atkins we have biccies left at the end of the week.... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Had a trying on day today, pulled the suitcase out from under the bed, you know the clothes that nearly fit. Ooooohhh welcome back to my wardrobe now fitting old friends <em>334</em> and welcome new friends those bought but never worn cos they were a li... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 09:24:38 EST A good day :-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3714409 So relieved my tummy is OK now and I could go for a lovely long hard work on the beach pebbles, sun shining cool but not cold, I got to perv at some soldiers in full combat outfit doing manoeuvres (hey I'm married not dead) . <BR> As I'm walking along I kept having to pull my jeans back up so I go to redo the belt up, WAIT hold on a minute I'm on the usual hole, it's too loose I need the next one along and it isn't tight <em>9</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:19:56 EST Cash cow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3709415 We are all aware how large the "diet industry" is, we buy magazines & books on the subject, some of us spend money each week on diet clubs, or diet food products, etc etc etc.. gosh that list could be long when you think about it. <BR> So now apparently BMI is not good enough we should all think about BVI Body volume Index, a machine that uses special white light to trace out outline and allow "experts" to look and tell us if we are overweight or not and of course we have to pay money to do... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 04:47:52 EST I did it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3704848 Whoooooooo Hoooooooooo today I passed through a barrier, today I am no longer obese.. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Happy happy dance dance, happy happy dance dance. <BR> Remember the Snoopy type happy dance ? <BR> Now imagine middle aged woman in (brushed cotton blue pjs with coloured hearts on) dancing around her lounge, saying yes yes yes yes yes yes yes <BR> <BR> gonna say that again I AM NO LONGER OBESE <BR> <BR> who would have thought I would be happy to be "just" overweight. <BR> <... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 04:56:09 EST Put it on a lead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699493 I'm off on one of my walks today when 5 mins in I get attacked by a dog, the bloody thing started barking and snarling from about 12 feet away then it just launched it's self at me, this dog was with it's owner who started apologising and trying to get the dog to come to her, but only after I had told her "would you put it on a lead" she had to coax it to do as she instructed. <BR> Now this is the 2nd time in about 2 weeks that I have dodged an aggressive dog. <BR> If I had thought they wo... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 14:03:30 EST whoo hoo the power of the walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3691391 I was ummm and ahhhing about whether to walk or not today, I have naturally low blood pressure and sometimes it dips low enough to make doing things a trial. <BR> I decided to head towards the beach and set myself little distance targets, giving myself permission to stop at any of them if I needed to, I reached the beach and this was the view that greeted me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l173576915.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got my hours walk got nice and sweaty and now I F... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:20:14 EST Atkins. My October challenge.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3688249 I have been really struggling with my diet over the past couple of months particularly the last month, I have been craving carbs and not the good kind. I have tried to follow the diet calorie wise whilst eating badly, I have had veggies and salads but also cakes biccies etc etc etc. nearly always sweet stuff is what I craved. <BR> So I have decided to return to an Atkins/low carb diet, I have followed this diet before and always had success. Now I know some of you are shaking your heads and... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 03:47:05 EST WHAT AM I DOING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3608188 oh my what am I doing, I haven't recorded my weight or measurements for 4 weeks, I've barely recorded my foods, I've taken hardly any exercise.. <BR> My excuses (note excuses not reasons) it's the summer holidays so I'm busy with the children, I'm all out of routine, my hormones are out of wack at the moment. <BR> Now the excuses are true but they are not reasons, being brutally honest with myself all of those excuses could have been sorted, I could have made a harder effort and dealt with th... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 06:02:35 EST For you mothers and fathers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3541211 I was thanking people for comments on my last blog about my mother my frustration and worry about her, when PING <em>3</em> I do not want my own children to be going through what I am at the moment with me in the future, I owe it to them (and me of course) to not lay that kind of stress on them. <BR> <BR> So another reason to continue with my healthier lifestyle, another reason for you parents to continue too. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 04:57:38 EST