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/ Oh Oh and never presume ANYTHING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314753 I gained a lb this week, a little disappointing but not a huge surprise. <BR> <BR> I was working through why because if I don't I am doomed to fail and that is no longer an option. <BR> <BR> 1. Obviously the all you can eat Chinese Friday night including the definite overeat on the dessert island, the water weight gain from the salt and MSG <BR> <BR> 2. Too many "little" extras and carb heavy extras at that, a little chocolate etc <BR> <BR> 3. No exercise, yes yes I know <em>2</em> <B... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:12:15 EST Oh oh oh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314365 Went to a family 50th birthday bash last night, it was held in an all you can eat Chinese restaurant, I did so well with the main course, little tastes of lots of things but light eating. <BR> <BR> BUT THEN <em>40</em> <em>46</em> they had a chocolate fountain but <BR> OH <BR> MY <BR> WORD <BR> <BR> a multi spout one, lots of flowing chocolate and it smelled sooooooooooo good <BR> AND <BR> They had marshmallows and cake and little desserts and strawberries and and that all called ... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:27:27 EST The power of angles and perspective and sit up girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310744 could also be entitled why do I do this to myself. <BR> <BR> After my last blog about my picture disappointment hubby asked me what was wrong so I explained to him, he looked at the picture and said it is an unfortunate angle etc. <BR> <BR> So I got him to take a picture at home to compare. <BR> <BR> 1st picture is the offending picture, yuck I look huge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4788ff33-3ef5-4d48-a0cd-ab91094bdb83.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2nd picture is 3 or so ... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 14:10:17 EST URGGGHHHHH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310702 So today I put a dress on did my hair and a little makeup and went out to meet a small group of complete strangers. <BR> <BR> I felt confident, I thought I looked pretty good THEN someone took a picture for the support group and OMG, I look effing huge. <BR> Confidence deflated Sat, 4 Feb 2017 12:23:27 EST A new goal: I want to weigh less than my husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307078 I want to weigh less than my love <BR> As of today he weighs 175 lbs I weigh 197.9 so 23lbs will do it. <BR> <BR> We have been together since 1978 and I remember how he used to be able to carry me with ease, twirl me around, I appreciate at just under 175 lbs that won't happen, but that is a very vague further dream I have. <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 06:58:20 EST WHOOOO HOOOOOOOO BELOW 200LBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307055 That is so freaking amazing to say so I am gonna say it again <BR> I <BR> AM <BR> BELOW <BR> 200 LBS <BR> <BR> I promise myself now, I will never see a 2 in front of my weight numbers again. <BR> <BR> I have a birthday in March and we are booked into a hotel for a couple of days, I had hoped to lose 11lbs by then I have done that already. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Now how to not get complacent Sun, 29 Jan 2017 05:25:44 EST 2 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298353 it took me 8 weeks to gain 8lbs after my mums death and 2 weeks to lose it. <BR> That is despite being stressed and worried by my youngest, (didn't comfort eat) plus having a roaring cold and not being able to exercise. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of hope for future weight loss Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:20:35 EST Trying to move on, not sure how but I will http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288385 2016 2nd worse year of my life. <BR> So many changes so many struggles personal and financial literally from day one of 2016, too many for one blog <BR> <BR> It culminated with my mother dying in November she was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in May, from that point on me and sisters were just running to keep up to cope with the changes needed just to care for her and keep her in her home for as long as possible. <BR> <BR> My weight has fluctuated during the year and I start this y... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 04:51:30 EST Totally delighted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071551 Last weighed before Christmas. <BR> <BR> I have put on a solitary lb, so went all through Christmas and a 10 day all inclusive holiday with only 1lb weigh gain. <BR> <BR> one is a tad pleased <em>244</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:20:49 EST Heavy duty garden work, how the heck to work the calories out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958526 Lifting and emptying the old dirt out of heavys large china pots into the skip. <BR> Digging out the pile of earth and old rocks and taking it in a wheel barrow to the skip. <BR> Shifting heavy chunks of concrete. <BR> <BR> WHATEVER loads burnt and a takeaway earnt for tonight <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am amazed how much dirt finds it's way into my clothes, Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:51:45 EST I love love love the summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954308 I love everything about it, skimpy light clothes, sleeping with the windows open, I even love when I am all red faced and bathed in sweat when exercising. <BR> <BR> I just feel so free and relaxed. <BR> <BR> Winter I feel small and pinched and having SAD doesn't help. <BR> <BR> yay it's summer and right now it is warm <em>67</em> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:44:04 EST A FAILURE OR NOT ????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953887 I have finally weighed and after all this time I have lost ZERO lbs not a single solitary lb STILL, it so disheartening <em>40</em> and I had a major temper tantrum <em>234</em> , like a petulant child I thought if I am eating properly, exercising (a lot) and not achieving what is the point, so for a few days I totally ate everything in sight. <BR> <BR> Then, at last, my adult reappeared, I am feeling stronger particularly in my legs, I am walking much longer distances, achieving long... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:25:18 EST To measure record or not that is the question http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936599 Those of you eagle eyed amongst us may have noticed my weight tracker has not moved since the 12th May <em>192</em> <BR> The reason is simple I am not weighing or measuring myself. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I am eating within my calories every day, I am either walking <em>311</em> or cycling <em>332</em> hard 6 days out of 7 , if I stick with it I WILL get results in the time it is meant to take, I don't fret about weigh day and get despondent or happy depending on the results. ... Sat, 30 May 2015 04:41:13 EST Whooo hooo more hidden treasures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934964 Just cycled 9.5 Miles <em>40</em> WOW WOW WOW yes 9.5 Miles the longest one so far, 99% of that was offroad. <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> There used to be a railway that came into our town, Queen Victoria used to use it to get to her Isle of Wight house, it is now a cycle/footpath and a little further on it is a dedicated bus/cycle path. It is so pretty lots of trees etc the surface is lovely and smooth it was a real treat to cycle on. Wed, 27 May 2015 06:37:35 EST Not a lot to some but a lot to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931918 As I wrote in my previous blog I have a new saddle for my bike and I have managed to ride 6.2 miles and it was not difficult or painful <BR> <BR> only a little way to some but such a huge improvement for ne Thu, 21 May 2015 10:14:58 EST What a difference a saddle makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929418 For my 50th birthday 6 years ago my husband bought me a lovely hybrid bicycle <em>217</em> , it was like going back to my childhood and initially I loved it, I could see myself easily giving up my car locally. <BR> <BR> Then my old coccyx injury started up, it is almost impossible to describe the level of pain I felt as I lifted my butt up off the saddle a deep sharp pain would ricochet across my back, it was so severe it made me feel nauseous. <BR> I bought a new wider gel saddle, alte... Sun, 17 May 2015 03:15:54 EST 53 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927868 The 53 Steps that represent the 53lbs I need to lose. <BR> Please excuse the video noise, I was out of breath and it was a very windy day. <BR> Oh and I walked up and down the steps <BR> Thu, 14 May 2015 05:34:16 EST Does the camera lie or is it the mirror?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927291 This blog came about after a good friend on Facebook was bemoaning the fact that she looked awful in pictures <BR> This is what she wrote <BR> <BR> "I know I'm not photogenic but is it true that the camera never lies? Cos if that's the truth my mirror tells whoppa's!!!" followed a little later by <BR> <BR> " Not saying the mirror says I look amazing, know my age and have laughter lines and all that but I think I look ok BUT then I take a photo and I just look plain scary ! " <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 13 May 2015 04:17:40 EST This dieting lark is very very trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926756 urggggggg despite averaging 1,570 cals a day and exercising 6 days out of 7 I have gained weight 2.5lbs in 2 weeks, I am totally bewildered as to how that can be. <BR> <BR> I have been scrupulous weighing and recording my food, cycling and walking 6 days out of 7 without fail, hubby even says I look slimmer . <BR> <BR> Not gonna give in or give up but I am really struggling not to comfort eat right now Tue, 12 May 2015 06:49:56 EST only a 1.5lb loss but wait a minute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910935 I have to be honest and say I was a little disappointed with my small weight loss. <BR> <BR> I have been having increasing trouble with my knee joints and need to lose weight to protect them and to avoid needing a joint replacement. <BR> <BR> Then I remembered that 1lb of weight loss equates to removing 3 to 4lbs of pressure from weight bearing joints so this week I removed 4.5lb to 6lbs of that pressure from my knees. <BR> <BR> Now doesn't that sound better <em>334</em> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:46:28 EST Lipo light it works + an honest life assesment + a promise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681353 I have had a crazy busy stressful few weeks on all fronts, home, work and health. <BR> <BR> Every weekend has been spent looking for a working van for hubby, work has been so stressful I was literally one more bad incident away from quitting, I have barely had time to scratch my backside let alone plan healthy eating or even attend my lipolight, I am just so tired all the time. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> On the health size I have had a couple of serious scares that made me re-evaluate my lif... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 05:28:37 EST 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