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  • And the website is here!

    6/1/2015 5:14:10 AM, by RADOOGA

    Hello all my lovely Sparkly friends. Thank you for bearing with me through this process (well, every process really!). My website has gone live today, and I'm feeling a bit euphoric. the address is invitationsbyhand.co.uk Feel free to have a look at what has kept me away from blogg... Read more

  • Opinions, Please!

    5/31/2015 11:28:35 PM, by WENDYWRITES

    I have an event tomorrow. We are going to an Italian restaurant. I'm going to eat... no question. Should I watch what I eat all day (count calories) to give myself some extra for dinner or eat healthy (like I have been lately) all day and have a free meal that I don't stress over?... Read more

  • Website launch tomorrow...nervous! (And Chelsea Pictures)

    5/31/2015 2:47:55 PM, by RADOOGA

    Hello lovely sparklies. Sorry for the prolonged absence, lots going on at the moment. Website is finished, and launches tomorrow. Nights of obsessing over content, bugging the designer every five minutes, and nightmares of gaping holes will soon be over. Hopefully. Thank you to everyone who... Read more

  • My biggest inspiration!

    5/30/2015 8:48:07 PM, by WENDYWRITES

    My daughter graduated high school last Thursday. Here's a girl who had a social disorder that prevented her from talking most of her childhood (from ages 3 yrs to 14!). She only talked to me and my son. She went through therapy and all of that. Her therapist did all that she could but the rest... Read more

  • Chelsea, Other Things

    5/24/2015 11:33:33 AM, by RADOOGA

    Happy weekend Sparklies. We have a long weekend here in the UK. I have been absent for a few days - life has just been manic, lots of rushing around from one place to another, fretting over jobs to do. Today is a quieter day though, I have managed to get some painting done, and hopefully edit tex... Read more

  • Calculations and Goal

    5/16/2015 1:03:53 PM, by KIIYAE

    I started exercising on May 5, 2015 and by May 12, 2015 when I awoke to measure, I had lost 5 inches. If I lose 5 inches EACH week for a month (5 * 4) I can lose 20 inches each month. I have not been eating a lot, but enough to be alright. From the 5th - 12th I exercised 250 minutes that entire we... Read more

  • May 12, 2015

    5/12/2015 5:41:14 PM, by KIIYAE

    Proudly, I can state I've officially lost 4.5 INCHES in 7 days. In 5 days (exercised 4 of them) I had lost 3inches, in 2 days I lost 1.5 inches. So, roughly, I lose 1.5 inches every 2-3 days :) I'm very happy! I'm eating well, enough to care for me and my son, and I'm going to start regularly t... Read more

  • Crystal's Naming Ceremony

    5/12/2015 1:58:35 PM, by RADOOGA

    So my beautiful great niece Crystal had her naming ceremony today. It was lovely, they had a song written, a dance preformed, and reading. Crystal behave d perfectly throughout the whole thing. I cried a little when my nephew explained to the audience that they had given her a middle name of ... Read more

  • May 11, 2015

    5/11/2015 11:50:39 AM, by KIIYAE

    !!! I lost 3 inches yesterday. As I'm pregnant, I've also changed my tracker to only show inches lost, which I'm realizing will only show from the first ever measurements as I started my weight loss back in 2013, before I stopped early 2014.... But uh, today is a big homework day where I have ... Read more

  • May 10, 2015

    5/10/2015 1:44:44 PM, by KIIYAE

    I'm doing it! Pregnant and all, I've been avoiding ab exercises or anything interacting with my stomach region. So it's been PRETTY lazy! laying, sitting, and in-place exercises, plus a day of walking 1 mile. In just FIVE DAYS I have lost 3 inches!!!! For a week now I've been monitoring my ... Read more

  • Collage software!

    5/9/2015 7:07:21 AM, by RADOOGA

    I'm off to Chelsea Flower show again in a fortnight's time, and am very excited, and extremely lucky, it is a present from Kerry. Last year was my first year there, and it was absolutely beautiful. I had started Sparkpeople in earnest in May that year, about 2 weeks before we went, ... Read more

  • May 8, 2015

    5/8/2015 1:27:41 PM, by KIIYAE

    Alright, EXERCISING for 1 hour a day does NOT sound fun while pregnant and busy with school and everything going on.... However, going for a WALK and exercising for a half hour each day? This I can do. They say not to try and do too much at once and instead work your way up there, which I use... Read more

  • Registrar Booked!

    5/8/2015 11:52:11 AM, by RADOOGA

    Hello lovely Sparklies. I was able to book the registrar today for my wedding. Phew, big weight off my mind, and a huge step. Something a bit weird is going on with me. I think I've mentioned before, that life's problems seem like the game of 'Whack-A-Mole' to me...no sooner have you got rid of... Read more

  • May 7, 2015

    5/7/2015 7:53:30 PM, by KIIYAE

    It has been an extremely long time since I have used this site, when I had lost 30lbs and inches in six months busting my butt. I ended up dropping the site and everything I was doing right because I started up 2 new jobs, ended up working 55-60 hours each week plus 30-40 hours spend doing my online... Read more

  • Things I Wish I knew when I was Pre-Diabetic

    5/6/2015 12:04:20 AM, by DEADLYPEACH

    I recently attended a class from my health care provider to teach me about diabetes as I was recently diagnosed as diabetic. One of the biggest complaints I heard in the class and I had myself was my doctor never explained how serious pre-diabetic is. As a reminder to myself here are a few of the t... Read more

  • Sparkiversary.

    5/5/2015 1:07:23 PM, by RADOOGA

    Hello lovely Sparklies. Well, today is my Sparkiversary, 1 year ago today, I had cried myself to sleep over my weight for the last time. As of this morning, I am 53lbs down, 3 or 4 dress sizes down, blood pressure down..(although it still has odd blips, no idea why), and overall healthier, fitter,... Read more