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moogy - Thursday May 19, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



People protect what they love.   Jacques Yves Cousteau

Today I am grateful for: a foggy morning, my comfortable home, hand drawn picture from children

Hello Lovely Girls, It is a foggy morning here in Sydney, so we should have a beautiful sunny day later this morning. We are heading for around 72 degrees. Perfect!!!! The cockatoos are apparently not leaving and are hanging in there, I don't know what they are eating, they are particularly noisy this morning, maybe because the fog is so thick. I am surprised they can see each other, with their white bodies against the white fog. However, they are still out there flying around screeching at each other, maybe it's their roll call for the morning????

I am feeling good and happy with the way I am eating. I like this not counting or weighing and just eating healthy when I am hungry. I always have a food plan but sometimes feel like something else or need a snack later after my light dinner. My head isn't focused on food or eating, my tummy tells me it's time to eat. I like that! Although it is Friday, we are not shopping today, my daughter has to go to the doctor's on Monday, so I will do my walk over to the shopping centre with the angel in her stroller and pick up a few things then. I have my usual day planned, a little baking, a little cleaning, a little cooking, a play visit with the angel and afternoon tea with the big kids. The eldest boy and I usually watch WWE on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. It is our thing and we yahoo and generally enjoy the action, of course it doesn't hurt that there are some yummy looking barely dressed men throwing themselves and others around!! That is good for me, stuck as I am in my ivory tower!!! Thank you to all the girls who visited my diary yesterday, I appreciate your comments and support. What a wonderful group of women you are. I love each of you:) Have a good day!

Planned Food For Today

hot chocolate, porridge

spaghetti bolognaise

basa fillet, honeyed carrots, peas

CAMP muesli bar, hot chocolate

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

~Moody~ on 05/19/2011:
It's been a grey and drizzly day here too Moogs~Hoping the sun shows its face in the next day or two.

Sounds like you're at a real good place..listening to your body and eating when you hungry..making good choices..Yay Moogs!!

Had to lol at your WWE comment, about the scantily clad guys..hahaha, I used to watch waaay back when The Rock was on..can you say El YummO? Cuz I can! heh

Loved your grateful for list today, specially the hand drawn picture~So sweet!!

Wishing you a beautiful day my friend! Hugs!!

V on 05/19/2011:
:) I love scantily clad men, Especially JOHN CENA :) Thank goodness we don't have to share WWE boyfriends LOL!!! LUB YOU ;)

sweetpea1977 on 05/19/2011:
Excellent entry moogy! So glad you are truly listening to your body and fueling it when it needs fuel. Eating to live and not living to eat is so freeing!

Mostly naked muscular men are fun to watch! I havent seen much of WWE since The Rock days. :)

Thanks for channeling yoga for me. ;)

shaunnac on 05/19/2011:
Yes my diet does take a little planning because I can only have protien, nonfat dairy and 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of oatbran a day. But I am only having to do this for 6 or 7 days then I alternate that with days where I can include veggies YAY veggies...but planning ahead means being prepared learning to make better choices so I don't fall back into my old bad habits that lead to me being almost 60 pounds overweight. =) mmmm men almost naked...drooling...

Umpqua on 05/20/2011:
Hope you have an awesome time watching the WWE! We've had a lot of fog here too with our rainy weather and the boys love it, they get so excited by the fog. I'm glad someone does ;) Have a good one!

mcwoo40 on 05/20/2011:
Hiya Moogy,When i want to see scantily clad men(only now and again!!!)i watch Boyzone video on youtube'love is a hurricane' is the song yum yum.It's good to be in control again of my food intake.Somtimes i do that thinking i will have a salad for a meal,and when the time comes the thought of eating it turns my stomach,or i need something more filling coz if i have a salad i know i will cheat later coz as i am hungry.It's all in the head,exercise is being the key for me to stick to this so far,normally 2hrs walking a day.Enjoy the sunshine,and have a good weekend :)

moogy - Wednesday May 18, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.     Louis L'Amour

Today I am grateful for: my warm bed, fresh food, clean water

Hello Lovely Girls, It is going to be seventy degrees with patchy cloud today, so still not too bad with only a couple of weeks until Winter starts. I didn't do an entry yesterday, mainly because I didn't have much to say. Not that I have a lot to say today either but I thought that my regular readers might wonder where I was. Well I am still here, doing my baking for the children's afternoon tea, playing with the angel and doing emergency call down's to help out with the children when necessary. Last night it was the angel who had woken at ten at night crying her little heart out, I went down to make sure she wasn't sick and she came and sat on my lap for a cuddle then the princess came out all sleepy to see what was going on so my daughter had a spare lap. The big boys of course slept through everything!!! They had both been playing soccer all day for their school and where exhausted, both their teams won as did the school (it was in inter-school competition), they were pretty pleased with themselves.

I am plodding along, I eat when I feel hungry, try to make healthy choices and actually succeed much of the time. I am feeling much more relaxed about the whole thing and am hoping that my new attitude will translate into some weight loss shortly. I hope that you all have a good day and look after yourselves. Love you girls:)

Today's Food

hot chocolate, mini tortilla wrap, peanut butter, banana

oven baked chips, tuna and corn mornay

seasoned chicken thigh, cauliflower, green beans, gravy

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

~Moody~ on 05/18/2011:
Awww did she have a nightmare? Poor baby..Glad you were there to offer her comfort.

Good to hear you're making positive choices, I am sure you will see results soon! Keep it up Moogs! Hugs!

shaunnac on 05/18/2011:
oven baked chips? may I be nosy and ask what is that?

Em17 on 05/18/2011:
Awww poor thing

loveray on 05/18/2011:
you are sooo right!! i feel like i lost a bit of my lustre after we returned from vacation to a hospital visit. i dont think i was ready to deal with the stress and etc of being back in the "real world" - ill remember to breathe and take it easy. love to you and hope you have a wonderful week. xo

getmebackto150 on 05/18/2011:
it sounds like you are doing well and making good choices... keep it up!!

V on 05/18/2011:
I am so proud of YOU!! Please continue to stay on track :) LUB YOU!!

hollybelle on 05/19/2011:
I love that you are doing this intuitive eating - identifying real hunger and making good food choices!

Umpqua on 05/19/2011:
Great job staying on track! Isn't it amazing how kids can sleep through anything? My guys are in the same room and it's a rare occasion when one wakes the other. Have a good one!

Umpqua on 05/19/2011:
P.S. Hubby is a huge Louis L'Amour fan ;)

sweetpea1977 on 05/19/2011:
Glad you are ok and are not letting this mission stress you out. Im trying my best to not let this get to me, but its hard since I really miss the feelings of inner peace and confidence I had when I reached goal 5 years ago.

liza36 on 05/19/2011:
I like your new attitude towards eating, and that's a good accomplishment towards controling the emotional eating.

I do worry when we don't hear from you, but like you, I just don't have much to say sometimes. I feel like a broken record half the time, taking 2 steps forward, and 3 steps back, dealing with the same issues all the time. But I do get great inspiration for you and others, so I'm glad you're around!

moogy - Monday May 16, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



I love those who yearn for the impossible.    Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Today I am grateful for: the promises of the future, being steadfast, understanding

Hello Lovely Girls, It is absolutely beautiful here this morning. It hasn't rained for over two weeks though although the sun and blue skies are wonderful a little bit of the wet stuff would be welcome. I want to thank all of you that visited my diary and commented yesterday. What thoughtful and supportive comments you left, I am very thankful and feel very well looked after by you supportive and gorgeous women.

I have already been out and about shopping for vegies and a few bits and pieces, the biggest boy has managed to pick up a cold and sore throat from somewhere so I expect that will be doing the rounds downstairs and hopefully I can avoid catching it. Of course, those chances are very slim, I can avoid the older children, however, what am I suppose to do when the angel holds my face between her little hands and says "I lub you" and lays a big kiss on me. It's inevitable I guess. Apart from imminent chances of a cold I am feeling good and doing well. I hope that you have a good week and stay healthy. Love you girls:) 

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/16/2011:
I like your entry from yesterday and I think you have come a long way on this journey! Thanks for your comments too, I know how lucky I am to get that family time and I cherish it, even if it is hectic and busy. I hope you have a wonderful week and try to stay healthy!

V on 05/16/2011:
Great job taking ove roll call responsibilities :) I am very proud of you and i LUB YOU :)

newme24 on 05/17/2011:
Aww the cold is worth it when you have something so precious as your little angel :) I do hope you can avoid it, though! Have a great day moogy!!

legcramps on 05/17/2011:
:-) have a great day!

sweetpea1977 on 05/17/2011:
hope you're having a cold-free day. :)

~Moody~ on 05/17/2011:
Awww, sorry that the little one is sick and I REALLY hope you don't catch it as well...But yes, who can resist huh?!

Hope you have a most beautiful day!

V on 05/17/2011:
Oh I am SURE he does, and seeing as though he is a typical guy, he will NEVER let on how valuable I am to the company, I am just waiting for him to flip out when he finds out I plan to take a 3 week vacation in August...I will break it to him gently ;) LOL LuB YOU!!

waydesmommy on 05/18/2011:
I hope you don't catch the cold...but when your lil angel wants to love on you, how can you resist? lol. Have a great day and avoid the noid...lol.

moogy - Saturday May 14, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7

Monday Update: Motivational and Meatless Monday - The best motivation always comes from within.       - Michael Johnson Food for today: hot chocolate, porridge, herbed basa fillet, honeyed carrots, peas, peanut tofu power smoothie, CAMP muesli bar, hot chocolate




Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. Pablo Picasso

Today I am grateful for: personal revelation, my Saviour, living with hope

Hello Lovely Girls, Another glorious day today. Just got back from church and am feeling refreshed and loved. I was having a think yesterday and considering how far I have come in this battle with the food monster. I was surprised by how far my internal progress has been even though my external weight has not altered that much in comparison. I used to wake in the morning thinking about food, ate and thought more about food and so it continued all day and into the night. Food obsessed my thoughts and controlled me actions. It drove me crazy. It really was my addiction. I realized during my little think that I rarely think about food anymore. Sometime I forget to eat breakfast until ten or eleven (not a good thing!) and then eat because I know it is best for me. I cannot of imagined that I would ever of been able to get to this point where food is in the place it should be - as a enjoyable fuel to keep me healthy and strong. Although lapses do occur, they are rare and even then I seem unable to maintain an overeat for very long. So it has been a positive journey, I really have achieved what I set out to do in one form and that is that 'I will be in control of my eating behaviour'. It has been a long journey, but one that has lifted a burden from my shoulders. I hope you girls are having a good weekend, making good choices and enjoying yourselves. Love you:)

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

ShaunnaC on 05/14/2011:
I love the statement I will be prepared for an emotional eating episode. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, as I am just starting to change my lifestyle it really gives me inspiration before bed that it can be done with the right frame of mine and a lot of determination.

mysterywoman100 on 05/15/2011:
I still think about food everyday because I am still in the withdraw stage of a lifelong addiction of over eating. So now I have to plan every meal carefully, and check the calorie counts on everything before I eat it. It is getting easier to know what I can and cant eat but I dont know if I will ever be able to just eat whatever I want. That is what got me to 322 lbs,

thinkpositive on 05/15/2011:
Interesting - your think about not obsessing about food. I'll have to figure if that has started happening to me. Do you think that when we are more in control of our eating that it isn't on our minds as much? Maybe so for me. For me I think it's more than psychological, that it may be that glycemic thing- I'm not craving something because I'm feeling more satisfied with healthy choices. Finally found that tofu- no wonder I passed it by- it was next to the fish balls!

liza36 on 05/16/2011:
You have come a long way, and it's wonderful to hear that the constant thought of food is more controlled. That's quite an accomplishment. I hope you have a great day.

hollybelle on 05/16/2011:
Not obsessing about food is a VERY BIG step, Moogy! This site gives me a place to "dump" (for lack of a better expression) my food obsession. When I am on my game I think of food during the day and eat healthily and then come here to get the thoughts out......it really helps - plus all the support that is available from all my DD pals! Thanks for this wonderful post.

mcwoo40 on 05/16/2011:
Have a good week Moogy :)

newme24 on 05/16/2011:
I can definitely relate to your transition, Moogy!! I have always considered myself to be obsessed with food! I still am in some ways but no way near where I was a few months ago. Although we still have a long way to go on our journey, it's still amazing to see how far we've come and how our feelings towards food change! Everyone always says it's all about changing your habits and creating a new lifestyle-- and you should be so proud because you definitely have done that!

4meandmegan on 05/17/2011:
So true, food is a STRONG drug, I can see something on tv and I have to have it. I will crave it so hard I can't rest until I have it, and I mean all of it..Food obsession I can relate and I am fighting this battle also, you are on the right path keep up the good work and stay strong.

moogy - Friday May 13, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



The only journey is the one within.    Rainer Maria Rilke

Today I am grateful for: a beautiful morning, living with lots of trees around me, the beauty of nature

Hello Lovely Girl, It is a lovely Saturday morning here in Sydney. The house is quiet, the children are at sport or their dad's for a while. I have figured out that if I keep a spray bottle with water in it a quick spray and using my fingers to give it a quick run through does the trick. Easy!!! I have a quiet weekend coming up, as usual, nothing much planned at this stage. However, I never know when I will be called into action from downstairs.  Thank you once again to my regular diary readers, I really do appreciate you visiting my page and supporting me. I am pretty sure I would give up with out DD's. Love you girls:)

Today's Food

hot chocolate, lean bacon and tomato sesame roll

herbed chicken thigh, cauliflower, green beans, gravy

peanut tofu power smoothie 

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

loveray on 05/13/2011:
you are the best, moogy!! when are you going to come state-side for a DD reunion?! we would have such a blast together:) have a beautiful weekend. xo

Umpqua on 05/13/2011:
Thanks, that means a lot to me to hear that. The boys already talk on the phone and occasionally video conference with my folks, and I know that will increase as they get older (my Dad is tech savvy thankfully). I love the Rilke quote!

V on 05/13/2011:
NEVER give up Moosters!!! LUB YOU!!

thinkpositive on 05/13/2011:
Enjoy your day. Be interested in what you'll be called on to be involved in by your family. Hot chocolate, lean bacon, yum... comfort foods. By the way, where the heck to they keep tofu in the market??

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/14/2011:
thanks for posting the Tofu shake recipe. I'll try it for sure!!!!

wow, those foods sound DELICIOUS. mmmm, bacon!!! :-D lean bacon.

girl, keep going, always keep going. thanks for being so kind and commenting on my diary even when I am not able to leave you as many comments back. I appreciate it so much. I've changed my work schedule and now I have a bit more time on the weekends to catch up with you all on DD. You are right that it's the most wonderful site. Such caring women here! Stay well!

chidogs on 05/14/2011:
You sound great, Moogy. Good for you. I still read the diaries here to keep in touch. Take care and hugs.

moogy - Thursday May 12, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



OK, back from taking the angel to pre-school (she sang us all the way there!!) and doing the shopping, lugging the bags up the stairs. I have caught my breath and am ready to finish. It is indeed a wonderful day out there! I don't have any afternoon tea today as the boys have sporting activities on after school. I do however have a formal request from the princess to ' please, pick me up from school nana'. I hope that you girls have a great day and enjoy your lives. Love you:)                                

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.    Winston Churchill   (Britain's wartime prime minister, but I am pretty sure he would have thought the same for women)
Today I am grateful for: living in peace, living in comfort, living with love
Hello Lovely Girls, It is another bright, bright, sunshiny day (as they song goes!). It was gorgeous yesterday I ended up having to close my blinds because it got too warm. As much as I hate summer I love Autumn and as much as I moan about Summer I rave about Autumn. I even don't mind Winter too much, all though now I am older not as much as I used to. As long as the sun shines my home stays nice and warm. In Sydney we have mainly cool and sunny dry weather during Winter. Compared to what some of you have had to put up with this past Winter it is practically a breeze!! Hang on, I just got yelled at to go shopping, I shall return!!!!

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

moogy on 05/12/2011:
For goodness sake, this happens every time I try to go back in and to an update. Sort it out for yourselves girls!!!!!!! It changed the font, the order I typed in - it is beyond me!!!! But you are a bright bunch, read the bottom paragraph first:)))))

lifestylechange on 05/12/2011:
I miss you!!! :) HUGS and lots of thoughts coming your way!

V on 05/12/2011:

Judles on 05/13/2011:
Bless you moogy. Have a great weekend :)

Umpqua on 05/13/2011:
You are so lucky to live with your grandchildren and see them so often. The boys loved having my Mom drop them and pick them up from preschool and now they won't see her again for another year or more. They will have forgotten her by the next visit :( Don't mean to be a downer, only that you are very lucky to be a regular part of their lives!

loveray on 05/13/2011:
I know!! What a way to end our vacay right? Oh well, at least he is okay and Im just happy we know what it is and hopefully he will pass them soon. Thanks for your sweet thoughts, have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

skinnygrlwithin on 05/13/2011:
Sounds like a very nice day planned. I appreciate the advice... I do realize that 800 is not enough for the whole day... I meant more so just for before 5:00... After speaking with a bunch of people for my size (height and weight) I should be consuming about 1400 calories a day if I'm not exercising to maintain my weight, 1200 to lose, and 1600 if I'm working out and want to lose weight. I just have an issue with the balance of calories when I work two jobs and really don't have any healthy options at night ya know? Like I'm just not good at packing all my calories in in the day, and then avoiding food at night...and the only reason why I want to avoid it is when I'm working at the restaurant and am not allowed to eat unless I'm closing, so the only food I can eat is what I can sneak, and what I can sneak is normally fried or something else unhealthy. Today is another day to see how I do... so hopefully a bit better.

legcramps on 05/13/2011:
Have a wonderful day today moogy!!!

thinkpositive on 05/13/2011:
Your weather does sound lovely and you seem to make the most out of each day!

Maria7 on 05/13/2011:
How sweet! She must sound so beautiful when she sings! :-)

moogy - Wednesday May 11, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.    Steven Wright
Today I am grateful for: my warm cuddly bed, the warming sun, a toy box in my living room
Hello Lovely Girls, The sun is already up and shining through my back windows, so pretty shining through the lace on the curtains. It ended up being a really wintry day yesterday, clouds rolled in and the wind picked up, it barely reached sixty degrees. Us Sydneysiders are not used to that sort of weather, it doesn't get much colder in the middle of winter, it won't be much better temperature wise today but at least the sun will have no competition as the wind blew all the clouds away. I was thinking (as I always do this time of year) of the Emperor Penguins down in the Antarctic, all those male penguins balancing their eggs on their funny feet gathered together in a huge circle slowly moving around so each takes a turn on the edge in the bitter cold. They are my favourite animal in all of nature, such devotion and fidelity, endurance and patience. We could learn stuff from them.
Anyway, I woke up this morning with my even shorter haircut and look as if I have put my finger in an electricity socket, I shall have to figure out how to deal with this before my public see me!!!! LOL I shall be making cookies today for the big boys and the princess and of course, the angel will visit for a while. She hid from her mom yesterday and we had to play a 'where is she' game. So cute!! My daughter couldn't bring herself to get her hair cut yesterday, it's because it is her first baby hair we would be cutting off, and this is the last baby. She will have to pull up her big girl panties next time!!. In my grateful list today I put the toy box, I know that lots of grandmothers don't get to see their grandchildren very often and I see mine everyday, I am indeed a lucky nana.
I thought that the cockatoo's were going yesterday but this morning there seems to be even more of them, I can see them a couple of streets away in some really tall eucalyptus trees, their white bodies showing up in the morning sun. They are making a hell of a racket and generally screeching and carrying on. Maybe they are gathering to fly north now that the temperature has really dropped - she says hopefully!!! I hope you girls have a wonderful day, look after yourselves. Love you:)
Todays Food
hot chocolate, porridge
herbed basa fillet, honeyed carrots, peas
toasted ham and tomato sandwich
CAMP muesli bar, hot chocolate

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

h82bfat on 05/11/2011:
I like how you put what you're gratefull for. So many people are on the perpetual guest for "more" that they fail to see what's right in front of them. Hope you had a great day!

chidogs on 05/11/2011:
Hi Moogy, it sounds like your hair is adorable. Mine is short too, after many many years of long hair. I love it. You just enjoy your time with the littles, that is what it is all about! Take care, and hugs.

~Moody~ on 05/11/2011:
Hey Moogs~Great entry..you have a way with words that paint a picture..I can almost see the cockatoo's..and I definitely can see the penquins~=)

Gotta love morning bed-head with short hair!! I have long hair, but it's been short a time or two and mornings were always a laugh..boing, sticking up all over! LOL

Hope the day warmed up some for you~it was a hot and humid 84* here in West Virginia! I've had the AC on all day~sigh

Wishing you a beautiful day my friend!

Em17 on 05/11/2011:
Have a great day =)

Judles on 05/11/2011:
Thanks Moogy. I love the picture you paint for us every day. It is really freezing here at the moment with the news of snow falling in the highlands so I think the weather is here to stay. I have been able to light the wood heater and get a pot of soup on the go so that's making me feel better already. I am just wondering if you have ever written anything for publication? The way you write is so beautiful and fluent and really puts us in the picture with you. You definately have some serious talent there!

thinkpositive on 05/11/2011:
I agree you do paint a great picture- one that many of us haven't seen,me for one.One bonus with the cold weather is hot chocolate. Enjoy.

skinnygrlwithin on 05/12/2011:
Do you not think I'm eating enough? It's about 800-1000 calories I think...hhhmmm I will definitely give that some thought cause I hate finding myself hungry at the restaurant and unable to resist it cause the food there is so unhealthy. Thank you

Supercheese on 05/12/2011:
hi moogy! short haircut? I wanna see! lol

Umpqua on 05/12/2011:
Great quote, i love Steven Wright. Have a good one!

liza36 on 05/12/2011:
I was so enthralled with penguins when I saw a movie last year about them. They are incredible animals.

Sounds like you have a new sassy haircut. Enjoy it!

moogy - Tuesday May 10, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.   Gilbert Parker

Today I am grateful: that there seems to be fewer cockatoos screeching, having a good night's sleep, being warm

Hello Lovely Girls, Looks like it will be another sunny day, clear skies, but it's going to be a chilly 60 degrees. Fortunately I have my three huge ceiling to floor windows facing westish so I catch all the afternoon sun especially as winter sets in and the sun moves around. I have decided to get some more hair cut of the top, the hairdresser left it longer on the top just in case I wanted some options. I think that it will suit me better to have it a little more choppy on top so that I can just wash, mousse, dry and go. It isn't as if I am going out a lot, so something easier will be better. So, my daughter, the angel and I are going out this morning, the angel is getting her first hair cut. Her hair falls past her shoulder blades and she is only 2 1/2, we are all like hair grow Barbies in this family. No sooner do we get it cut than it is needing a trim. My daughter's hair grows at an amazing rate, I am sure if you were to watch you would see it growing. Definitely faster than grass!!!!!!!

So nice to have another Aussie on the team, even though she comes from Melbourne and I am from Sydney (there is a slight rivalry between the two cities, each thinking they have one up on the other!!!) I am sure we will get on wonderfully. I am working myself up to printing off my diet diaries entries to keep as a permanent record. They contain so much information about my life and family, what's happening to me or not. I don't keep a journal so this will be a good way for my grandchildren and their children to have a peek into their nana's life and great grandma's life (whoo!! that's a bit scary!). The biggest boy is now twelve, so I shall live long enough to be a great grandmother easy. That is as long as the neurologist doesn't find a tumour or something!!!! LOL I shall expect some respect then, although I don't think I will be able to enforce it when I am in my late sixties. Blimey, I could be around for ages, the women in our family (except my mom) all live into their eighties. Good Grief, I am getting exhausted just thinking about it. Well I have to be off to put my face on before I get the yell to say we are off to the shops. Have a good day girls. Love you:)

Today's Food

hot chocolate, oat crisp cereal, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, skim milk

lamb and barley stew

peanut tofu power smoothie

CAMP muesli bar, hot chocolate

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

Em17 on 05/10/2011:
That actually seems like a good idea of printing them off and making a book out of them or something and look back and think did I really say that? =) Have a great day

hollybelle on 05/10/2011:
Yes, I noticed the new member from Australia, too! DDs is not exactly taking Australia by sotrm, but we are taking all the real qualify people for sure!!! <3 Have a good day Moogy. Nice to hear it's still cool there. We hit 87 today = one extreme and then another here! Holly

Judles on 05/10/2011:
Moogy you sound like such an inspiration. What a great Idea to print the entries off. They are so well written and give such a beautiful snapshot of your journey thus far. Your children and their babies, and their babies, and their babies to come will be so proud of you and what you have achieved over time. Have the best day and I hope the hair cut goes well.:)

~Moody~ on 05/10/2011:
Pretty cool idea Moogs, bout printing off your entries~I may consider that somewhere down the road!

You should post a picture of your new haircut! I'm going to try tomorrow to figure out how to post photos..How sweet that your angel is getting her first haircut today! Awww~

Hope you all had a beautiful day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/10/2011:
power tofu smoothie sounds good!!! girl, i can't thank you enough for the comments. as of late, my eating as deteriorated and i guess i've had a lot of emotional eating, especially at breakfast! lol...about your entry about my fries for breakfast. i'm trying to lose weight, but not fast, and i'm trying to maintain...just not gain. :-) yeah, i don't plan on fries for breakfast anytime soon...i've been so busy...stay well, girl.

loveray on 05/10/2011:
hi sweet moogy. i hope all is well. you can come live life with me if you want!! ill be happy to share:) sounds like you are doing better since i last heard from you and im happy to hear it. can you tell me how you make your peanut power smoothie? xoxo

thinkpositive on 05/10/2011:
Yes, I am also interested in the peanut tofu power smoothie! Sounds good. What a lovely day- getting the first haircut. I am "Nana" too to my 4 granchildren- the oldest turned 11 yesterday. You are fortunate to be so involved in their lives.

V on 05/11/2011:
LOL!!! I knew you would have something to say about the idiot parents and i promise we shall get on our soapboxes in private to discuss this very soon...LUB YOU <3

Umpqua on 05/11/2011:
Good idea on printing out your entries Moogy. I hope you are having a fantastic day!

moogy - Monday May 09, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish.   Titus Maccius Plautus

Today I am grateful for: the night sky, cuddling grandchildren, a loving daughter

Hello Lovely Girls, The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the spring bulbs are already poking their shoots through the soil (I told you our winter's are mild!!) and it is going to be a lovely day. Things went a little awry yesterday, I had everything planned out and then had to deal with an unexpected and upsetting occurrence. Hence, the quote for today. It doesn't seem to matter how organised I get myself or how determined I am to do things right, frequently I find myself at the whim of mine or other people's emotional breakdown's. Yesterday it was my daughter and myself who had trouble keeping things in perspective and we both ended up in tears. Managed to get our acts together by the afternoon. It didn't really affect my calorie intake as I was actually too upset to eat, you know when you feel as if you could throw up. That will have to be my silver lining for the day.

I am feeling much more positive today, it is all a matter of juggling the many distressing things that seem to have fallen upon us at the same time and keeping our eyes on what is important. I will have to deal with the things out of my control the best way I can. I hope that you girls have a good healthy week and that life treats you well. Love you:)

Today's Food

hot chocolate, soy and linseed toast, olive oil spread, lime marmalade

lamb and barley stew

peanut tofu power shake

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 05/09/2011:
Hope today is better--those upsetting things sometimes look different after a good night's sleep. Maybe not resolved, but different in perspective:-)

Too bad ol' Margaret can't speak for herself today--like any other historic figure when their work is scrutinized posthumously!

hollybelle on 05/10/2011:
Sorry for the upsetting day! Regarding flowers....I can't really have a garden in the back because of dogs. I settle for a couple of flowering trees and byshes and the pots. It's easier to do the pots anyway and they do have some impact when they are alll in bloom. I have a small shade garden under the deck stairs and have to put plastic chairs all around during the day so the dogs don't go under there and lay down and squash the hostas. I used to have a small planted garden in the corner of the yard and had seasonal blooming perriennals in it, but it got destroyed when the big tree fell two years ago. I hope the violas I put in the ground out front survive. That has been a fatal spot for plants LOL in the past. The only thing I've found that work in there are hostas and you can't hardly kill them! Have a good day, Moogy!

Judles on 05/10/2011:
Hi Moogy. I have just joined DD and I am from Australia. KathyBlue suggested that i should comment you. I am excited about the response that I have received already. What a great supportive group this is. It looks like you are going really well with your efforts. Keep up the good work :)

Umpqua on 05/10/2011:
I'm glad you were able to turn around a negative experience into a positive day. I hope the next one is good for you as well Moogy!

skinnygrlwithin on 05/10/2011:
Well I'm sorry to hear that it started off negative...but I am really glad that you turned it around and worked everything out! I know how it is to be at the whim of your emotions when it comes to eating... thank you for welcoming me back... it's good to be back! =) I've missed you ladies

moogy - Sunday May 08, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



"Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future."

~Rabbi Nochem Kaplan~

Today I am grateful for: a good night's sleep, sun filtering through lace, trees

Motivational and Meatless Monday

Hello Lovely Girls, We had a wonderful warm day yesterday and looks like the sky is clear and the sun in already showing it's face, so should be another pleasant gentle Autumn day. It is always so quiet around here over the weekend, so I hope that those that have been away getting on with life enjoyed your weekend. I also hope that the mom's and grandma's here had a lovely day. It is of course Monday morning here and I am back to my regular routine. A little cleaning, a little baking (choc chip muffins today), afternoon tea with the big boys and the princess and then bathing the little girls. It is sleep over night for the princess tonight (we changed from Tuesday to Monday as there is a program we watch on the TV together) and I have to say that she is getting better, no kicking or whacking in the head for about three weeks now, so yay! for that.

I would normally walk on the treadmill first thing in the morning, but to tell the truth it is just too cold where the treadmill is set up. I shall wait until later when the sun has come over the house and my bedroom is warm. I am a little nervous about hoping back on but figure that as long as I have the emergency stop line attached to me, if I do have a funny turn at least I won't be lying at the back of the machine with the thing still running!!!!! I shall be brave (and probably knackered!!!!) and do twenty minutes and see how I feel. I hope that you girls enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week. I hope our holidaying girls are having a good time. Love you girls:)

Today's Food

hot chocolate, porridge

basa fillet, honeyed carrots, peas

poached eggs on toast

CAMP muesli bar, hot chocolate

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 05/08/2011:
Good morning, I went through something similar with the treadmill & it did freak me out for awhile & then gradually the fear of falling off went away. I'm intrigued by your CAMP muesli bar- wonder if I can get it here in Singapore.

thinkpositive on 05/08/2011:
Good morning, I went through something similar with the treadmill & it did freak me out for awhile & then gradually the fear of falling off went away. I'm intrigued by your CAMP muesli bar- wonder if I can get it here in Singapore.

loveray on 05/09/2011:
missed you this week!! i hope you are doing well and looking forward to catching up with you. happy mothers day!! xo

liza36 on 05/09/2011:
Good luck on the treadmill. Have a great day.

Bikiniwax85 on 05/09/2011:
I hope you walk is successful without anyone getting injured :P and hope you had fun too :)

nemogirl on 05/09/2011:
You food looks good today. I've been out of touch, but I'm back and glad to see you're doing good.

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