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Every day matters
Monday, March 14, 2011      4 comments

We have our house for sale now so each day I tell myself some would-be buyers may call in today so I keep the house tidy and clean. No buyers been yet but I have a tidy house. I am taking this one step further.Telling myself each day is weigh ... Read more
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
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
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

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