Joined December 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
205.0 lb
Lost so far: 9.5 lb

Current Weight
195.6 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
154.3 lb
Still to go: 41.2 lb
I am 57 going on 58 this summer. I study as a passion and a career change. I have lived abroad for decades and speak several languages. My two children are here in Europe, one is in Italy and the other is in London. I get to see the London one at least once a month when I go up for my clinical training courses. My marriage is happy and thriving though we just found out that I am not the only one who has lost work. My husband's work place is closing by March.... we just found out yesterday. More reason to tighten the purse strings and eat even more simply. I am a philosopher and I read a lot..... LOTS. I also love some cable TV dramas and have bought some box sets to watch while I trundle along on the treadmill. The damp evening air does not attract me to do outside work outs. I swim in the sea when I can, even out of season because I am fully equipped with a wet suit and other useful items that allow me to stay in 30 to 50 minutes out of season ocean water. I hope to start up aikido again soon. I have started studying BSL (British Sign Language)and I love it. I do not think I will ever be able to do my work in it but at least I hope to understand many other aspects of the Deaf community. So much like being a foreigner in one's own country... just like the book title, eh? I love computering, knitting, writing, studying, music, photography (I shoot the promo stuff for my husband's band Zen Bicycle Band), visiting new places. I wish I could travel more but I have had my fair share really, and I love the view from my home over the channel.

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  No eating after supper
status: Completed
ended: 25 Jan 13
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last weighin: steady Steady

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These are all very interesting takes on our cravings. I do not have one answer fits all situations. M&Ms are my downfall. I cannot even have them around. Blueberries and raspberries really do it for me. I will also make treats like take raisins and/currents and drop them into melted 95% chocolate sweetened by me with cyclamen-saccharine tablets. Knowing how tasty these are, I WILL make them if I really want to helps me say "No' to those overly sweet and fatty choc covered raisins in the stores. I cannot imitate M%M tho. I also make a mix with natural yoghurt and beaten eggwhites sweetened by me. Doing my sweetening I see that I prefer things not so sweet anyway. This way I step away from the escalation occurring in the food industry, where they add more and more sweetners in our foods. I was shocked the last time I visited the States to see how much oil and fats are in commercial granola cereals. Here they juggling of percentages of sweetners by breaking them up into barley sweetner, malt syrup, converted corn syrup etc. It is a mine field.
posted 12 Dec 2012, 08:37
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I started the 5:2 program April 4 2015 when my weight had risen to 102.3 I am aiming for 72 kg and have dropped just over 10 kg since I started. Only ...

24 January 2013

It was harder this week. I stayed at my daughter's for 3 days and they love cheese and wine.... problem is: so do I. Tried to balance it out by walking ...

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