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  • OMG I am so sorry...

    9/25/2015 4:53:36 PM, by NICICHARLTON

    For the spelling and grammar of my last post. I write children's books as one of my jobs and if my editor (Daughter Jess) has seen my last post o... Read more

  • Back Again take 3!

    9/25/2015 9:19:54 AM, by NICICHARLTON

    Hi there. Been away a long time, it's been a bit of a dodgy couple of years in my life. I have decided on total transparency because losing weigh... Read more

  • Third time's a charm?

    9/12/2015 8:41:12 PM, by BAJORGIRL

    In 2009, I started on Atkins again for the second time (see previous blog entry). I didn't get back to my ideal weight because in 2010 I became p... Read more

  • happy day :)

    5/28/2015 11:25:58 AM, by PURPLEUV

    super relaxing day ! no work, watching nutrition documentaries lol my favourite lazy pastime. lost weight this week. aerobics planned for later. ... Read more

  • oh dear ...

    3/19/2015 10:02:43 AM, by PURPLEUV

    I quit smoking in September, it went well. Straight off the cigarettes cold turkey. It's been nearly 6 months now without a cigarette and I am ve... Read more

  • Another Day Below My Calorie Allowance

    7/2/2014 4:27:36 PM, by 0000CAREN0000

    I wonder if eating below my calorie allowance is a good thing or a bad thing. I don't mean to be under the allowance and I'm not just talkin... Read more

  • Wow what a day that was.

    7/1/2014 4:31:21 PM, by 0000CAREN0000

    The weather has been amazing today but was unable to enjoy it :-( Ended up doing unexpected overtime in work today which is a good thing I s... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    7/1/2014 2:47:22 AM, by 0000CAREN0000

    Ok today is a whole new day. I'm going to get this 1 and a half stone off that I've gained since getting married last year and get back on trac... Read more

  • UK WeightWatchers Spark Team has started!

    2/8/2014 9:30:47 AM, by UKWWMEMBER

    Iíve been doing ww for a while but I got a bit frustrated with the recipe ingredients on spark being in US measures and having US brand names!...... Read more

  • Third Times the Charm!

    12/22/2013 3:36:38 PM, by LIVYBELL

    Well, I am back for my third, and final round! The tendonitis and plantar faciitus in my left foot has been causing me horrific pain...not to men... Read more

  • Aim for the moon!

    10/14/2013 10:24:40 AM, by NICICHARLTON

    My favourite saying that motivates me is "aim for the moon because at least if you miss you will end up amongst the stars". This is saying to me ... Read more

  • Eating as punishment

    6/26/2013 2:15:03 PM, by CALLIEGS

    OK so I have been having counselling and tonight I think I had an epiphany. I have a big bike ride at the weekend and for the past couple of week... Read more

  • CBT: Motivation

    4/15/2013 12:30:55 PM, by CALLIEGS

    What matters to me? I want to be a good mum to my daughter, to be a role model and to raise her well. I want to be a good, supportive wife for ... Read more

  • Get with the programme

    4/14/2013 12:49:58 PM, by MISSCAL1

    Today I've decided to re-start my journey. I have been logging on fairly regularly but have not been making enough action changes to make the dif... Read more

  • Improving Body Image

    4/13/2013 6:03:47 AM, by CALLIEGS

    Well, I caught a really nasty flu virus, which wiped me out physically for about a month so I have done hardly any exercise. I caught sight of my... Read more

  • Turbo training reviews

    3/6/2013 4:03:47 PM, by CALLIEGS

    Did Rides South California tonight. I do like the Rides series - nice scenery, some interesting facts and quotes flashed up and some great techni... Read more

  • Turbo training/spinning

    2/27/2013 7:41:10 AM, by CALLIEGS

    I have decided to blog my training for the 100 mile bike ride I have signed up for in August. I have to raise £550 for Sense - a charity for deaf... Read more

  • Caffeine Update

    2/27/2013 7:30:09 AM, by CALLIEGS

    Well I have modified the diet. It was too harsh cutting out almost all sugar. I am back to recording what I eat and trying to do everything in mo... Read more

  • Cutting out caffeine and sugar

    2/15/2013 11:59:35 AM, by CALLIEGS

    Hello, my name is Clare and I am a caffeine and sugar addict. I have gone cold turkey with caffeine this week, having had up to 8 energy drinks a... Read more

  • Lent

    2/13/2013 3:41:32 PM, by DIZZYKITTY

    I'm not religious, but I do use Lent as a sort-of second start to the New Year, for making changes, or resolutions. I find it helpful as it has a... Read more

  • Tuesday 15th January

    1/15/2013 2:29:17 PM, by WAZZ42

    Well, I've missed a few days, back now though. Managed to lose 2.5lbs last week, which is very pleasing. I've been aiming to do some exercise mos... Read more

  • A bad weekend

    1/13/2013 2:45:45 PM, by MISSCAL1

    Started off with lunch at my mums yesterday. Food choices weren't disastrous but once the wine started flowing things went downhill fast. Drank ... Read more

  • FitBit Pie

    1/13/2013 2:10:45 PM, by CALLIEGS

    I don't know whether it does a graph of this so I will log my fitbit pie chart for the week: 59.1% sedentary 24.1% lightly active 12.1% ... Read more

  • Tuesday and Wednesday

    1/10/2013 3:54:06 AM, by WAZZ42

    Well, not too good for diet but the exercise I feel has been good. On Tuesday at 3am I was on the road to my daughter who was in labour. They cal... Read more

  • Monday 7th Jan

    1/7/2013 1:02:47 PM, by WAZZ42

    OK weight 16.9 Exercise, 10 minutes wii beginner level Foods entered Feel good, worked even though had cystitis... Read more

  • Wii

    1/6/2013 12:49:10 PM, by WAZZ42

    Managed to use the wii, got stuck, rang daughter for help, to be told the control needed new batteries Think I'm all set to go to... Read more

  • Jan 2013

    1/6/2013 9:15:41 AM, by WAZZ42

    Ok I've read that keeping a blog will help motivate me - and I need motivation to both lose weight and exercise. I have arthritis and associ... Read more

  • Everyday is a New Years Day

    12/31/2012 5:38:52 AM, by NYAHCLARE

    This is my first blog but I've been a SparkPeople member for a while. I've learn a lot but this seems to be the most relevant today. People... Read more

  • 3 Simple steps this week

    6/13/2012 7:23:58 AM, by CALLIEGS

    My plans for the week are to eat mindfully. I am going to be setting up a nice table at home, which is inviting where I can eat all my meals. I a... Read more

  • Jubilee fun

    6/10/2012 7:48:50 AM, by CALLIEGS

    We had a street party for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The roa... Read more

  • Learning to lead

    6/8/2012 5:05:15 PM, by CALLIEGS

    I thought I had spent so long trying to please everyone, that I had totally lost my identity. I have just been a chameleon, changing the way I sp... Read more

  • Helped by Horses

    6/6/2012 12:37:29 PM, by CALLIEGS

    I have been steadily getting back into horse riding and horsemanship over the past year or so. As part of this I have been studying at Monty Robe... Read more

  • I still surprise myself and hopefully inspire others

    6/2/2012 6:42:28 AM, by CAZBRAZ

    It's my friend's birthday today and we'd planned to do our first run together this morning (we usually do our own thing separately) , meeting up ... Read more

  • An hour a day is not too much

    5/30/2012 4:00:40 AM, by ARMLEYLASS

    I have been doing a moderate/fast hour a day on the treadmill for 3 weeks, but I have gained weight!! I think I will do more intervals of fast a... Read more

  • Where I have been, where I am going and why for once I am really proud of who I am!

    5/25/2012 7:36:06 AM, by MRSN1608

    I have been on Sparkpeople for just over a year now. I dont have a great story in terms of weightloss to tell, in fact if you look at what I weig... Read more

  • Is this the key to cracking binge eating?

    4/5/2012 2:16:03 PM, by CALLIEGS

    I have had a horrible week. For some reason I have been struggling with anxiety attacks and felt very wound up about work. I have been sticking t... Read more

  • Losing weight can be fun

    3/25/2012 12:41:50 PM, by CALLIEGS

    I have been reading some books about overeating and weight loss and I started thinking about how much easier things are when you can have fun alo... Read more

  • Is it possible to make sustainable change and lose weight permanently?

    3/19/2012 8:21:22 AM, by CALLIEGS

    My DH has been really supportive while I have been trying to lose weight for the umpteenth time. This is particularly impressive since I discover... Read more


    2/29/2012 5:17:05 AM, by CAZBRAZ

    My eldest daughter has been competitive swimming for the last 4 years and she recently decided it wasn't for her any longer. She's such a str... Read more

  • Keeping that spark going!

    2/3/2012 6:21:16 AM, by MRSN1608

    I have spent a while away from Sparkpeople as some of you will have noticed. Its been a bit of a rough time for me and various things in my life ... Read more

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