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Here's to a happier tomorrow!

Thursday, March 19, 2015      8 comments

I'm currently off work for the second day running. Its a nasty fluey/cold bug that I feel like I've had about 4 times now. Hopefully I'll be back at work tomorrow. I can't help but think that all the emotional turmoil I've been through lately ha... Read more


Friday, March 06, 2015      2 comments

Been snacking a bit on chocolate and cake this week, but only a bit and I've got PMS so sue me. Still managing to stay in my calorie range most days thanks to taking turns to do lunch with my colleague who is also trying to eat healthily. We usu... Read more

Feeling more positive

Thursday, February 26, 2015      4 comments

So its been about 2 and a half weeks since I made the big, life-changing decision to end my marriage. I have recently been giving myself daily pep talks (in written form) to get all my fears and thoughts out and try to come up with positive ways... Read more

Persistance in the face of adversity

Monday, February 16, 2015      10 comments

I have done my calories for the first time in a while. Not as accurate as before but at least I have entered them. I am not living at my flat in Edinburgh so I don't have access to my scales but I will see if I can use my Mum's. I have kept up m... Read more

Ups and Downs

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      10 comments

I'm dealing with some major upheaval in my personal life right now so I haven't felt much like blogging and may not do so much over the next few weeks. That said, although I have sometimes reached for the chocolate I have tried very hard to stay... Read more

Big dinner, small steps

Sunday, January 18, 2015      8 comments

We had guests for dinner last night so for one night I broke my avoiding dairy plans. My husband had made a delicious orange mousse in a brandy snap basket - they were so beautiful it would have been a shame not to appreciate his efforts. I also... Read more

Success and Caution

Sunday, January 04, 2015      7 comments

Avoiding lots of dairy is going well. Apart from occasionally forgetting about milk in things like tea and either having to pour a cup down the sink or returning the milk to the carton if caught in time! My illness is much better (thanks to all ... Read more

New Year's Day

Thursday, January 01, 2015      6 comments

I am starting afresh from today. I have re-set all my sparkgoals to help me shed the post-Christmas weight and have decided to cut down on the dairy fats I consume. As an asthmatic, I often find that things like cheese can make my condition wors... Read more


Wednesday, December 10, 2014      5 comments

The response to my blog called 'Restart Revelations' has been huge and I wanted to thank everyone who responded. I did reply to a few personally and accepted lots of very kind friend requests but it got to a point where it was difficult to reply... Read more

Writer's Blog

Saturday, November 22, 2014      2 comments

What happens when you write a blog that gets a 'Popular blog post' award? Firstly, you get lots of lovely comments from other Sparkers. Secondly, you (or I really) feel a bit embarrassed and self conscious - as if you went looking for people to ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Restart Revelations

Monday, November 03, 2014      289 comments

I haven't been on SparkPeople for a while. I let things slide and have gone back to my heaviest weight for a long time. However, I'm back and ready to shift the weight once more and this time I have had a good think about why I gave up before. ... Read more

Autumn Goal

Thursday, October 02, 2014      1 comments

Inspired by a fellow sparker, I have decided to set myself some goals for Autumn: 1. to stay in calorie range for 6 days a week This is to encourage myself to avoid being too bad at weekends and undoing all my good work during the wor... Read more

Little break throughs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      1 comments

Day Two and I am really pleased that I have managed to stay well within my calorie range! This is very good as I have not been really doing well at this for a while. Lying to myself has become a skill instead - no more! I am also very proud that... Read more

A change in thinking

Sunday, September 21, 2014      0 comments

Haven't blogged in ages. I was feeling very disheartened with the whole weight-loss thing. However, I am feeling like I will never lose weight if I just give up. So I have just revamped my page with an image that is not of me at all, but meant t... Read more

Public Enemy No. 1: Spare tyre

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      1 comments

Back from my holiday and back up to one of my heaviest weights BUT very determined to get it off again. I think you know you have to do something when even your underwear is getting tight! I also have a roll of fat around my middle that I dislik... Read more

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