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Final update on Zaba....
Tuesday, March 30, 2021      24 comments

So sorry for being less than active these past few weeks. This morning, on our 8th wedding anniversary I had to make the worst phone call ever... I had to call the vet for a final appointment for our Great Dane, Zaba. His bone cancer was so aggr... Read more
Just a quickie
Tuesday, March 16, 2021      18 comments

Been a busy week already... yesterday was searching for insurance quotes and sending documents off to the Polish consulate for my citizenship application, also a really great physio session... she told me that I can restart weight training, gent... Read more
What a week that was....
Sunday, March 14, 2021      21 comments

So, what a week of ups and downs, glad it’s over now..... Monday As some of you know, I took Zaba to have an x-ray of the lump on his leg. The verdict could not have been worse. He has a carcinoma and the cancer is both aggressive and ino... Read more
I should know better......
Monday, March 01, 2021      23 comments

I weigh every day. Sometimes that’s motivating, sometimes not. Most of the time, I understand the fluctuations of weight, but not always; sometimes they don’t make sense and are just frustrating! This past week was one of those times, up and dow... Read more
Pounds versus inches
Sunday, February 28, 2021      24 comments

So, I’ve got to Onederland ... The weight loss has slowed down, BUT... I have been noticing that the clothes are looking and feeling loo... Read more
Shhh, can you keep a secret?
Sunday, February 21, 2021      29 comments

I won’t make it official till Wednesday as that’s BLC45 weigh-in day..... BUT........ I crept into Onederland this morning!!!!!! Yes, finally 199 pounds, been a long time.... Then friends came over for lunch with their two do... Read more
Squats are super, yes they are!
Thursday, February 18, 2021      21 comments

Well they’re super for me , anyway..... But why? Because, having made squats part of my workout over the last five years, I have discovered that they help in my functional fitness... What do I mean by that? Well, when I’m ... Read more
Rewards....
Sunday, February 14, 2021      27 comments

Lots is written about rewards for goals achieved and I realised that whilst I sometimes mention rewards vaguely, more to do with getting to the final target, I rarely actually really reward myself. Anyway, one of my teams has been talking a... Read more
Variety is the spice of life....
Friday, February 12, 2021      18 comments

... and it makes sense when losing weight too. When I was a lot younger, I tended to keep to the same meals in rotation for losing weight, having the same breakfasts cay in, day out as it was easier when I was working. Lunches were very sam... Read more
I did a ten minute beginner yoga workout and survived!
Thursday, February 11, 2021      18 comments

I have always liked the idea of yoga, but have always felt somewhat in awe... well today, as part of the BLC45 weekly challenge, I found a beginner set and did it... and I’m here to tell the tale. Now I’m not going to say it was all easy, but I ... Read more
Two pounds to Onederland....
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      22 comments

This is the closest I have been to Onederland in probably ten years and I’m taking it one day at a time, one pound at a time. Yes, I weigh dail... Read more
NSVs and still learning...
Friday, February 05, 2021      22 comments

NSVs It’s not all about numbers on the scale or inches... it’s great not having to wrestle for several minutes putting on and taking off that sports bra without fastenings, even at my sweatiest I can do it. Previously it felt like I w... Read more
Why?
Monday, February 01, 2021      22 comments

Why I started with SparkPeople... Well, I had done the ‘ diet thing’ many times, several times with WW meetings, but I started to know more than the people taking the meetings and it was no longer for me. Also, I was a single mum with a you... Read more
Onederland in clear sight, what next?
Saturday, January 30, 2021      21 comments

I’ve been focusing on getting to Onederland, so I thought today, what about once I get there? My weightloss journey will not be over, so I need to plan my next steps. Well, at 198 pounds I will be overweight. 196 pounds was my weight w... Read more
The times they are a changing’ sang Bob Dylan....
Friday, January 29, 2021      21 comments

Boy, was he right! Not just in the wider world, but for me too... Those times are always changing in lots of ways. I love exercising... Read more

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