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Spoke too soon!

Thursday, May 02, 2013      6 comments

Yesterdayís status: *AKELAZ is very happy to be free of builders and their dust and to be back Sparking and re-connecting with friends* WELL Ė the second part is true but my treat of the day yesterday was . . . . . . washing th... Read more


Tuesday, April 30, 2013      6 comments

Over the past months, with my elder sonís help Ė I have cleared our loft and my Ďofficeí at home Ė sent more junk and papers than I thought were possible for recycling Ė cleared a zillion items of clothing out of the bedroom (OH is a terrible h... Read more

Progress - hoorah!

Thursday, March 14, 2013      10 comments

As Iíve mentioned I only weigh once a month and this month I havenít been entirely well Ė nothing serious, just some kind of low grade bug. No energy and far far too much sleeping. However I have nonetheless managed to drop 6 pounds which is som... Read more

Memories of an unusual friend

Thursday, February 21, 2013      13 comments

Iíve been away for a few days for the funeral of my best and dearest friend Ė someone I brought my children up with and with whom I shared the ups and downs of life. Sad Ėsad-sad - but these things are the pattern of life and I was glad to be th... Read more

Monthly weigh-in

Monday, February 11, 2013      10 comments

Today is the first weigh-in since I got back on track 4 weeks ago and I'm delighted to find that I've lost 7 pounds this month. emoticonRead more

Relaxed and going forward

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      5 comments

So here I still am Ė not following any extreme plan or putting myself through any pressure Ė I pretty well know by now what to do and what suits me. Guess that if I consider the knowledge Iíve accumulated here re food consumption and exercise Ií... Read more

Keeping on . . .

Monday, January 21, 2013      7 comments

. . . and very happy to find myself doing so. Dunno where my oomph went but itís certainly been in hiding for a long while. I started entering food and movement into my trackers after New Year without actually worrying about cals in and out, jus... Read more

2013 - belatedly

Monday, January 14, 2013      10 comments

Iím finding it hard to get going here again and I had promised myself January would be the month when I started to re-group and lose some of my regained pounds. I know Iím too easily diverted and de-focused and the work involved in having fun ov... Read more


Friday, October 19, 2012      6 comments

There was quite a lot on Spark yesterday about the support, encouragement and understanding that all of us give each other. Where Ė as someone asked Ė would we all be without each other? Indeed! I - for one - would be long gone. As it is, I... Read more

For the Grannies amongst us . . .

Thursday, September 27, 2012      9 comments

My younger grandson has just reached three years old almost without my noticing - time flies when you're having fun! He went to his Pre-school for the first time this week having been prepared by his parents plus a home visit from his teacher ... Read more

An unexpectedly bad day - WHY?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      8 comments

Iím having a bad day today - foodwise - which I canít really understand. Iíve been doing OK with food and exercise and was thinking yesterday that itís getting easier to be judicious about what I put in my mouth. (See my last blog about having w... Read more

FINALLY . . . I find I DO have (some) willpower

Saturday, September 01, 2012      6 comments

Had intended to be blogging every day for a while to keep myself from the slippage I could feel coming on after a pretty good couple of months Ė but things go awry donít they? My partner wanted to take some friends (whom I donít even get on with... Read more

And on the upside. . .

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      8 comments

. . . the friends that are staying with me in my little holiday cottage said - the minute they arrived - 'Good Heavens (well more or less that!)- 'you've lost a lot of weight' YAY! That's what we all want to hear Read more

Motivation and planning - and ditching excuses

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      5 comments

Iím hoping to blog most days this month Ė I need to renew my motivation and accountability and I guess this is the way. Coincidentally a good friend of mine here is resolved to blog and post motivational pictures all this month Ė so Iíll be... Read more

Definitely better than nothing

Sunday, August 26, 2012      7 comments

Four pounds gone this month. Iíd have liked it to be more but my monthly weigh-ins are bearing fruit with less scale obsession and no getting discouraged when loss in one week is not much and I donít bother to try. Iíve been trying the advice of... Read more

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