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AKELAZ's Blogs

Memories of an unusual friend
Thursday, February 21, 2013      13 comments

I’ve been away for a few days for the funeral of my best and dearest friend – someone I brought my children up with and with whom I shared the ups and downs of life. Sad –sad-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. ... Read more
Relaxed and going forward
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      5 comments

So here I still am – not following any extreme plan or putting myself through any pressure – I pretty well know by now what to do and what suits me. Guess that if I consider the knowledge I’ve accumulated here re food consumption and exercise I’... Read more
Keeping on . . .
Monday, January 21, 2013      7 comments

. . . and very happy to find myself doing so. Dunno where my oomph went but it’s 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

I’m 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 I’m 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 – as someone asked – 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

I’m having a bad day today - foodwise - which I can’t really understand. I’ve been doing OK with food and exercise and was thinking yesterday that it’s 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 – but things go awry don’t they? My partner wanted to take some friends (whom I don’t 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

I’m hoping to blog most days this month – 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 – so I’ll be... Read more
Definitely better than nothing
Sunday, August 26, 2012      7 comments

Four pounds gone this month. I’d 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 don’t bother to try. I’ve been trying the advice of... Read more
Progress made
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      9 comments

Happy – and fairly surprised to have a weight loss to show for my labours this month. emoticon I haven’t focused... Read more
How can 10 minutes of exercise be a problem?
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      8 comments

Having re-ignited my membership of the 10 Minute Exercise Team this week on the advice of a friend here, I had a real fight with myself yesterday about my 10 minutes. Only 10 minutes!! Why so hard to start? I'm concentrating on strength exercis... Read more
Others can do it and finally I realise that I can too :-)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      6 comments

I've been doing quite well lately - with food and even with exercise - to some extent at least. I’ve read various blogs lately about not giving up – about starting over –about really going for success. What an inspiring lot Sparkers are! Yes w... Read more

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