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Make your workouts count!
9/5/2013 5:12:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This picture reminds me of people who say they need to lose X amount of lbs, but never really change anything.... other than switch to diet coke??? T...  Read more


Weight loss progress
8/31/2013 6:20:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Small steps are beginning to add up. Despite the injury, still making progress....  Read more


9 Reasons Why I Love Karate
7/18/2013 12:22:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I just got home from finishing my fourth hour of karate in two days and I'm pumped! I'm aching, battered and wishing that there was a late night clas...  Read more


Being Home
7/2/2013 10:39:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Going back to Colorado was really a challenge. This isn't anything new, every time I go home, its a challenge. What was new was that I feel confiden...  Read more


Getting locked in
6/19/2013 10:26:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Motivated motivated motivated! My wife is helping me to get motivated more and more. We moved the stuff around in our living room so all our k-bells ,...  Read more


6/16/2013 1:21:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

When I was a kid, we would play that game, "speak on a crack, break your mama's back" where we would skip from one whole concrete slab to the next, no...  Read more


Troll Mints, and Checkpoint Charlie.
3/10/2013 10:57:55 AM,  24 COMMENTS

On the way into Kirkenes, which is as far north and east as we go, we ran into broken ice. The harbour was full of it. It was definitely t...  Read more


Into the Arctic Ocean 71'N
3/8/2013 4:08:31 PM,  18 COMMENTS

The last couple of days we’ve been in mostly blizzard conditions, so our excursions have been somewhat limited, just sitting on a bus touring around t...  Read more


Bodos, No, it's pronounced Urdur!
3/6/2013 10:11:39 AM,  20 COMMENTS

This boat, because it’s a local boat, pops in and out of different little ports all through the day and night. Often it only stays for fifteen minu...  Read more


So this is Norway is it?
3/5/2013 11:04:43 AM,  26 COMMENTS

Over the years I have come to expect, that almost never do my holidays happen totally as expected! True to form, the night before we were due to fly o...  Read more


The Hypnotic Gastric Band THIRD Update.
3/1/2013 4:23:38 AM,  22 COMMENTS

History:- Started 1.2.13 at 179lbs weighed 8.2.13 176 weighed 22.2.13 173 today 1.3.13 170 So over the last 28 d...  Read more


Cannon Hill Lane revisited
2/13/2013 5:10:33 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I decided to take a stroll to my favourite local park, in bright sunshine and a bitterly cold breeze this morning. Before long I was wishing my...  Read more


Isaac Newton...vindicated
2/11/2013 4:27:08 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I saw something on the way home from the supermarket this afternoon that absolutely cracked me up! Walking towards me were a herd of small boys,...  Read more


The second update
2/10/2013 5:49:42 AM,  16 COMMENTS

This update should have been posted on Friday, but I was too busy, sorry. Quick recap:- Hypnotic Gastric Band book received, and read, on Mo...  Read more


Richmond Park
2/9/2013 11:47:23 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Richmond Park. I was pretty pleased with myself this morning, as I stood at Richmond Station awaiting Chicchantal’s arrival for our walk. I...  Read more


The Hypnotic Gastric Band Update.
2/5/2013 5:57:10 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I eventually listened to the ‘fitting the gastric band’ track on Thursday evening before bed, so this is my fifth day with it. There were no immedi...  Read more


The Second Walk
2/4/2013 6:22:08 AM,  18 COMMENTS

On Sunday, Chicchantal and I met at Paddington Station for our second walk of the weekend. After some initial confusion, since I had got it into my he...  Read more


Just a quick update.
1/30/2013 6:43:25 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Things have settled down a lot over the last couple of days. I’m still following the four golden rules conscientiously. I’m eating well, though...  Read more


DEFEATED!! Or why Stonecot should never be allowed out on her own!
1/28/2013 4:26:35 AM,  21 COMMENTS

On Friday I decided to tackle two jobs that have been outstanding for a while. One, to reroute some cables in my dining room, that requires taking...  Read more


Something Weird is happening today
1/26/2013 10:45:26 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Weird things are happening to me today! Last night, I did the Havening technique before bed, put on my iPod to listen to the pre-op instructions,...  Read more


I'm Having a Hypnotic Gastric Band fitted!
1/25/2013 5:00:47 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I first started using Paul McKenna's weight loss program ‘I Can Make You Thin’ nearly two years ago. Over the next ten months, I lost nearly 40 pounds...  Read more


mac picture experiment
1/14/2013 6:54:26 AM,  19 COMMENTS

seeing if I can upload a picture via my mac! ...  Read more


1/13/2013 8:50:37 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I order for me to NOT give up, my lifestyle/diet needs to be:- Sustainable ...  Read more


It Was Only 7.3 Miles
1/12/2013 5:44:49 AM,  27 COMMENTS

As I hopped into my sons car on Thursday evening, on our way to karate, I said cheerfully to him,"I'm going on a 10 mile hike with Chicchantal tomorro...  Read more


I Frightened a Man!!
1/8/2013 2:30:49 PM,  32 COMMENTS

In the gym this morning! I was waiting for a coffee with the other ladies that do Tai Chi, when a man of about my age, with not a drop of sweat on him...  Read more


Back to Basics
12/22/2012 6:19:11 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I think that at this time of year, most people feel the need to assess their progress, with a view to change things in the New Year, and I'm no except...  Read more


A Walk on the Wild Side
12/9/2012 10:13:59 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Now, while Chicchantal was trying not to go base over apex in Epping Forest, I was trying to do what proved to be an over ambitious attempt to suss ou...  Read more


Cairns 2012 Eclipse day.
11/26/2012 12:06:17 PM,  26 COMMENTS

This is the fourth total solar eclipse I have watched. This is the first one since my husband died however. I went to Australia with both my dau...  Read more


11/20/2012 3:38:55 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My oldest, beloved first born daughter, is 18. She has a long history of challenges (mental health) that may or may not have been better managed had s...  Read more


11/16/2012 10:51:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

101 December 15th of this year, my next belt test is scheduled to begin at 10am. I rejoined my martial art, after a few years away due to a l...  Read more


11/13/2012 5:37:35 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It's been a very interesting few months, moving to a new home, new dog, flaring up the back, parties, a re-injury, I feel like I'm on a roller coaster...  Read more


Accomplishments and Happiness
11/7/2012 1:37:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Thanks to prednisone and not being able to do a diet of candy and party left overs because I couldn't cook, I am no longer in the 80#...  Read more


Calories in v Calories out, Nutrition v Exercise
11/5/2012 8:05:22 AM,  16 COMMENTS

For the second week in a row, my burned calories have exceeded my estimated burned calories by quite a margin. Great! Once again for the second week i...  Read more


A freezing walk beside the Thames
11/4/2012 11:05:51 AM,  12 COMMENTS

When I woke up this morning, and heard the rain hammering against my bedroom windows, it would have taken very little to make me pull out of my planne...  Read more


Whining, I'm sorry in advance
10/31/2012 3:32:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I moved into a wonderful home on the first of September. It's bigger, has a huge yard and we were able to rescue a fabulous German Shepard/Husky mix....  Read more


10/27/2012 8:16:14 AM,  13 COMMENTS

One of the things I have really struggled with over the last couple or so months is motivation. Back in august I posted a weight of 168 lbs, and I do...  Read more


Thinking like a thin person?
10/26/2012 12:42:52 PM,  9 COMMENTS

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 whatev...  Read more


Emergency DIY repairs
10/24/2012 5:05:29 AM,  13 COMMENTS

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 a...  Read more


Stop whinging and get on with it!
10/23/2012 3:31:07 PM,  13 COMMENTS

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 b...  Read more


10/17/2012 9:14:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Youngest had a doctors appointment today, one that should have been avoided totally but due to ignorance, was necessary. She has asthma, and al...  Read more


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