Thinking like a thin person?
I grew up being a thin person, and
a) We didn't have a set of scales in the house
b) We had three meals a day and no snacks
c) We ate whatever we wanted
d) We knew nothing about calories
Now I am the first to admit that somethin... Read more
Emergency DIY repairs
I decided this morning that I really had to repair the cat flap, AGAIN! A while back I had set it to let in my cats, but not let them back out again as I was going to be back very late. When I came home the cats were all out, and the cat flap wa... Read more
Stop whinging and get on with it!
I was feeling very sorry for myself. I'm widowed, on my own, apart from 4 cats, well actually they rule the roost. I'm really struggling because my brother is dying, quickly up till now, but now slowly, from a brain tumour.
I saw him yest... Read more
Do they mean ME???
They can't possibly mean me! Perhaps someone has hijacked my trackers and told porkies on them!
There's a lot of red writing on my fitness tracker, saying I'm not eating enough calories for what I'm burning!!
Do they mean ME? They can... Read more
Best before sell by date!
I'm interested to know what that actually means!
For instance I've just eaten half a packet of poppy and sesame thins, whose best before date was 8.9.12
They looked find. They tasted fine. Ah, I've got it! Their calorie content dimini... Read more
Its horrible to hate yourself! Its toxic, and corrosive and selfish too. It can take over your life so there's no room for any other emotion, and all things relate back to it. Its as directly destructive as cutting oneself with a knife, or burni... Read more
The Long and Rocky Road
I have been on sparkpeople for a couple of years now, on and off, under one name or another, but I've been battling my weight for 30 years, since I was in my 30's. over the years I have done every conceivable diet, and wept buckets about the hor... Read more
In the moment
I've always had to be a busy person. Scurrying around after three children, a demanding mother and an even more demanding husband. Doing a full time job, cleaning the house, washing, ironing, seeing to the garden. I used to long for a quiet time... Read more
My little brother David
Although this is in the public domaine it's a private blog about how I feel about the terrible fate that's overcoming my only brother. I may not be able to finish it. I may even choose to delete it, but I have to put it down in words to comprehe... Read more
Now I can
Put my socks on standing up
Tie my laces without thinking I might vomit
Do 12 minutes on a rowing machine, and 10 on the cycle machine
Cross my legs
Lie on my stomach
Throw away food left on my plate w... Read more
One chance remark can change your life!
Even though I was a thin child, I always hated exercise! It was me at primary school that couldn't run 100 yds. In secondary school I had four periods a month to avoid hockey, netball and gymnastics! My husband wanted me to cycle, but my heart w... Read more
Times they are a changing.
I have been dieting since my thirties when I gave up smoking. Always the weight I managed to loose in the summer went back on in the winter, and always the diet that was so successful once, I couldn't get back into, couldn't cope with the restri... Read more
There's no shame, we're all the same.
Confession time! I was a secret eater, and I am a binger.
I'm only not a secret eater now because I live alone, and there's no one to hide it from! I have always done it. One of my earliest memories is being allowed up the shops on my own, ... Read more
Changing the goalposts
I have decided to alter my maximum calorie allowance for each day. Because I eat intuitively, some days I am considerably under, and sometimes over my allowance, but over a week it averages out.
Even though I plan in advance what I'm going ... Read more
Lucky, lucky lucky!
It's not what one expects to happen, ones little brother being diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable brain tumour at the age of 56.
So for the last six weeks, I have been travelling the 5 hour journey up to and back from Durham, from Londo... Read more
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