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The tennis ball belongs to next door's dog, but it gives a nice impression of an interest in sport.

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Saw these at the door of an eleventh century church (Aberdour) I visited last Autumn. Fab!


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Hullo! I am a yo-yo dieter (backspace delete) hopefully FORMER yo yo dieter, now in a downsizing phase, and determined to keep it off this time! I've been everything from 112 lbs to 210 lbs in the last ten years, piling on oodles of weight with pregnancy, but also just being an all-round comfort eater, losing fifty pounds, keeping it off for a short while, then regaining in a spectacular munch-fest. "The Lost Weekend" could be remade, starring myself, a loaf of crusty bread and a jar of strawberry jam. Sigh.

I live in Scotland, and have been partly blaming some of this emotional munching on the volume of rain we encounter: an emotional eater's S.A.D. Somewhere, in another dimension, is a skinny version of me, living in sunnier climes. :) That won't wash though: I don't have Seasonal Affective Disorder. The long winters actually rock, as one can cover up in baggy jumpers! Nevertheless, the illusory vision is helpful: I am now imagining my slimmer alter-ego, as a means to holding on to a positive image, the results of the changes I can make by taking each day as it comes. "Starting Tomorrow" is an old broken record, to be thrown away.

All the best to everyone with their weight-loss plans!

I eat when I'm happy, eat when I'm sad,
Eat when I'm chillin', eat when I'm mad.
I'm a granary bread-head, malted and rye,
Poppy seeds, crusty kneads, make my heart fly.
Buy me a loaf when you go to the store:
I'll thank you most sweetly, then show you the door.

But now that I'm reforming, no more sneaky feasts
Of wholemeal toast with Marmite (a salty veggie yeast.)
I'm reaching out to protein, chicken and salad stems:
My fridge is full of vacuum packs of calorie-counted hens.
I'm 43, and time for me to take myself in hand:
Lose the weight for the op I need, and the holiday I've planned!
This year will be the year for me to be all I can be,
I've weathered storms, but I've been blessed,
And God has plans for me.

Member Since: 1/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 80

My Goals:
To lose thirty pounds. That would be a good start! :D

I want to lose weight for an operation, and for a fortcoming holiday to the US. It will be warm, and I can't hide in my baggy woolen jumpers!

My Program:
Am attempting a dual attack on my somewhat disastrous diet. The first wave involves cutting back on my excessive intake of carbohydrates, taking more exercise, and eating more fruit and veg. The second battalion will be launched into the fray to combat the evening snack gremlin, and his evil twin, the 'eat twice yer meal's worth of calories before the meal is ready' gremlin.

Personal Information:
I am from north-east Scotland, the home of high cholesterol. What other nation has invented such delicacies as the deep-fried Mars bar, and deep fried Cadbury's Creme Egg? Howevurrr...I want to gain FUREEEEDOM from coveting such tempting morsels.

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  • v MAGS102
    Hi there, I came across your page and love your sense of humour, cheered me up no end. Good luck with the weight loss.
    PS I am Scottish too by the way but have never seen or tried deep fried Mars Bars or Creme Eggs, thank goodness but give me fish supper any day - or maybe not. ;-)
    4167 days ago
  • v MJWEBB6200
    Hi! I read on Jenni's page that you fight fibro-fog, too. I have had the problem for a while now and it is frustrating the things I've always known I can't seem to remember. I lose my words I want to use in conversation, too. Sometimes I feel embarrassed. Any suggestions for support or help, let me know please.

    4594 days ago
    Kittengate Update-

    Kitty still on the roof, however they finally put a trap up there. The kitty was just walking back and forth next to it though...I'm thinking they didn't put any food inside to tempt it in. Arrgh! She's been up there almost 7 days now. I'm still quite distressed!

    No, I won't keep her...I have a rescue group lined up to take her though!
    4596 days ago
    Hey! Thanks for the encouragement. I've been dealing with a problem where I live...and a poor discarded kitty stuck on a roof for the last 5 days. It's like me against Goliath to get any help....but I think I've finally managed to exert my will and get some help! I'll tell you all about it later..

    4597 days ago
    Hey Lady! I'm doing okay...kinda of blech right now....but nothing major. The diet is still coming right along!

    I went to look at webcams and the headphone thingys and I got very overwhelmed! I think I'll ask the techy IT guy at work what he suggests before I venture back out...skeered.

    C U soon!
    4598 days ago
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