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Back Again!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      6 comments

So here I am again. Why do I always fail at losing weight and keeping it off? I think it is my innate aversion to exercise! My diet is okay as I have type 2 diabetes, I just have this big issue about exercise for exercise sake. There are no imme... Read more

Riding a bike!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      4 comments

I am learning to ride my bicycle all over again. Never having been the most confident or proficient of cyclists I decided that rather than let it go rusty in the garage I should get back on it. Have been out a few times so far & went for a 30 mi... Read more

Do you get confused by all the diet recommendations?

Saturday, March 31, 2012      3 comments

Over the last few days I have downloaded some books on to my kindle about fat & diet issues & now am totally confused. I want to know that I am doing the right thing for my type 2 diabetes but there is so much conflicting advice. People have the... Read more

A Numb Bum!

Friday, March 30, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday Tim & I cleaned our bicycles that have been taking root in the garage for several years. Fortunately they did up well with no perished tyres so we went out for a quick jolly around the village. I'm not so good (& I have to add a bit of... Read more

Operation Scarlett Completed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

We have got our little Scarlett home after her op yesterday which went very well. She is confined to the conservatory mostly to rest her leg & has 3 different meds for pain & antibiotic cover. Laura the vetinary nurse showed us how to do her phy... Read more

Sunny Days are here!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      2 comments

It has been a warm sunny day here in Lincolnshire today & I have made the most of the sunshine by getting out & gardening. We have a small lawn out front with a border of heathers & "dwarf" conifers----which are turning into triffids; so I gave ... Read more

Clocks Forward & So Am I!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012      0 comments

Last night the clocks moved forward in the UK by 1 hour so the light nights are upon us-hurrah!!!! I just love being able to stay out in the garden pottering around in the lovely evenings or sitting on the swing with Tim have a cuppa-delicious.... Read more

Life goes on.

Thursday, March 22, 2012      5 comments

The weather here in England is warming up & it's nice to be able to get outdoors again & see nature waking up. The birds are getting all twitterpated & ready for nesting & breeding. Every day we have a pair of robins, (not like the large US robi... Read more

Stagnated & Put On!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      0 comments

Hubby is off work on holiday & I started off with great intentions to keep with my exercise routine but that went by the wayside & have put on 1.75lbs! Grrrrr. Diet okay but past experience has shown me that I MUST exercise to shift the lbs. Any... Read more

Losing weight is 95% brain work.

Sunday, February 26, 2012      2 comments

Why is it I plateau when I have lost a stone (14lbs) in weight? I do this every time that I "diet"! Am I sooo pleased with myself that I relax & take it easy for the week which ends up in me beating myself up about the measy 0.25lbs?------ YES! ... Read more

First Stone Gone!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      2 comments

1 stone gone & I feel great. Am sat writing this & listening to Alan Jackson whom I have loved along with Tim McGraw since our visits to the states. Was lucky enough to see Tim in concert in Salt Lake City & hope one day to get to see Alan. Oh--... Read more

Building up the exercise.

Friday, February 17, 2012      0 comments

Last week I didn't lose any weight so this week I have made a positive effort to exercise more. Yesterday pooch & I did 2 walks totalling over 15,000 steps along with my Zumba & Kettlenetics so I felt very encouraged. Today in the UK it has been... Read more

A Choice

Thursday, February 09, 2012      1 comments

It is a freezing cold day here in North East England today & it's threatening to snow. So I have a choice. Do I stay in & stretch out watching TV or go out with pooch? I GO OUT WITH POOCH!!!! How my mindset has changed. A few weeks ago I would ... Read more

Motivation.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      2 comments

I've had a great day today, but as I read somewhere, you can have a great day but it all starts again tomorrow. This is soooo very true when you are losing weight. As I mentioned in my last blog I had an iffy week last week, what with tooth extr... Read more

Difficult times.

Monday, February 06, 2012      2 comments

Well the tooth saga is improving . I have a healing jaw at last. I felt as if I was rattling with all the tablets I was taking to keep the pain away but I am able to eat & drink with only minimal pain now. Read more


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