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How others see us

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      4 comments

A friends gave me two sweaters she didnt want and was sure I would like them. Yes I did but theywere large size. Is that how she sees me I wondered? Well maybe I am large and had been kidding myself I wasnt now. It did nothing for my self esteem... Read more

Waving the flag

Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

Often we do are told that getting to our goal is a journey But that term is overused now so its not always appropriate. I am looking at my own efforts to lose weight and get fit as a war. All wars are made up of planning , moving into ... Read more

January starts on the 10th

Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

I had great hopes for a new me with everything to commence on 1st January. It didn't go to plan for several reasons, illness, family events and much more. So I am writing off the first week of the month. I am saying New Year starts on 10th Janu... Read more

Listen and Learn

Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

DH and I just waved off 2 adult sons who came to stay for a weekend. It was a very relaxing time but only late last night did we learn a few things. Yes we knew what one son did for a job of course we did! Didn't we? I started to ask question... Read more

The P's in my LIfe

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      0 comments

What an important letter P is. There is PLANNING. I do a lot of that. Along with PREPARATION. I need to prepare food in advance so there's no last minute what can I eat times. There's PERSEVERANCE. I certainly need that w... Read more

Can I ever stop?

Monday, November 15, 2010      7 comments

I have tried to lose weight most of my life, with some success. I am about 10lbs over weight now. It didnt just happen! There is no magic wand to wave. Nothing worth while comes easy I have to work at it and still do. But I am now 78 years o... Read more

Is she mad?

Thursday, November 11, 2010      3 comments

Its my daughter in laws birthday today. I sent greetings and asked were they celebrating her birthday? They live in Switzerland . Iwas told my ds offred her a choice of a weekend shopping in New York or a weekend painting their little girls roo... Read more

Sparks taking over.

Sunday, November 07, 2010      6 comments

I joined Sparks after seeing an ad in a health magazine .I had not realized just how wide spread SP is. It took time to find my way round the site. I still don't know it all. One big part of my life now are SP teams. I switch computer on firs... Read more

Excuses

Sunday, October 31, 2010      6 comments

I am full of excuses. How many from my list sound familiar to you ? Diets don't work for me. These scales must be wrong. I am too tired/unwell today to exercise. I am sure they are making clothes with less material in now. ... Read more

Moving the Goal Posts

Sunday, October 17, 2010      5 comments

My target was 10lbs by the end of 2010. Not much left of the year but the same stubborn 10 lbs still with me. There are no fixed rules in this game .It's not football. I can move the goal pots if I want. Cheating? Maybe but also encouragement ... Read more

Beware

Sunday, October 10, 2010      9 comments

Last night I was attacked without warning by a bar of chocolate. It just came out of the blue and was there in my hand looking up at me calling out Eat Me. Before I had time to react I had been overcome by half of it .Then I gathered up my resou... Read more

There is more then one option

Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

Recently we met with family members at a restaurant of their choice. Not one I would have chosen as it is an eat all you like for a low price. I sat talking for a while, I couldn't help noticing the HUGE plates of food people were carrying back... Read more

Finding the right Team

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      14 comments

When I first joined Sparks I was bewildered by the many teams there. Which to chose? Which is right for me? There are the obvious ones, age groups, hobbies, home towns and so on. It takes time to find which ones you use the most. I didn't want... Read more

Life Is Full Of Choices

Saturday, September 18, 2010      1 comments

At a Starbucks cafe. I went to order a drink. One coffee please What type coffee? A list of available coffees then recited to me. Oh just a standard black coffee please. What size? Small. Do you want a shot in it? What's a shot... Read more

Is it being selfish?

Monday, September 13, 2010      6 comments

Most of us lead full lives with jobs family and other commitments. I find it hard to have ME time. Family come first with most of us. But I have been reflecting on this in an extra busy time in my own life. It's easy to say I don't have time to... Read more


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