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moogy - Thursday Nov 24, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2

TODAY'S GOAL: To keep my focus on what I can do and not on what is not under my control.


There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.  Phyllis Battome

Today I am grateful for: more rain, focusing on the positive, having a resilient body

Hello Lovely Girls, Well, I have to say I have been loving the weather we have been receiving over the last few days. We had a couple of weeks of warm to hot weather and have now been given a reprieve. Lots of rain and back down in the low seventies!! Nice. I am grateful for every one of these cool rainy days, only a few days until Summer officially starts, so this is wonderful:)

I have just returned from taking the angel to pre-school and have a pile of children's clothes to iron this morning (nice to be able to do something to help my daughter), no afternoon tea today as the big children have a free day from school. I had my second good eating day yesterday, a bit of a urge to eat about seven in the evening so I had a bowl of cornflakes (hence the strange menu) that seem to forestall any sneaking desperation. I feel as if I am getting back on the wagon now, enjoying planning my meals and feeling more in control and capable. So a big yay! for that. Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate, porridge   348

basa fillet, honeyed carrots, peas   470

hot chocolate, macadamia & cranberry bar   198

cornflakes, milk, zylitol  220        TOTAL 1236

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/24/2011:
You are such a wonderful Mom/Nana <3 Yayyy for being back on the wagon!! Lub YOU!!

Maria7 on 11/24/2011:
I must say you are being very consistant with your menus. Do you plan as you go or do you make up a menu at the beginning of the day??? As you are approaching summer there, we over here in the US are approaching winter (next month) and thus far in the transition (which is fall...autumn...my favorite season of all) we are having wonderful temperatures here in the southeast of USA...warm to cool...lots of 60's and 70's weather. :-D

grannyannie on 11/25/2011:
Thanks for the congrats! Yes, maintenance is the bigger challenge but I'm determined! Love your positive quotes and attitude. You're a wonderful grandmother!

Umpqua on 11/25/2011:
I'm glad you are feeling more confident with your eating now and keeping things on track. I hope you're having a great weekend!

moogy - Wednesday Nov 23, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2



Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. John Heywood, sixteenth century English poet

Today I am grateful for: lots of rain and cool days, never giving up, hope

Hello Lovely Girls, I have had a extended hiatus from the site. There has been and continue to be lots of health scares and emotional upheaval at home and there doesn't seem to be an end in site. I decided that rolling me down the stairs was not really an option and would only make things even more difficult!!!! So, I am back and despite the difficulties I am going to commit to writing in my diary each day for the good, bad and ugly. I am hoping that things improve, I lose weight, you don't get bored, I start feeling more optimistic - any or all of the things listed would be good!! I had a good eating day yesterday, no major cravings - always a problem coming of a eat what you feel like time. I have a plan for today and hope that I can stick to it. My daughter is not well, she is lying down, she is shaky, exhausted, and has a tacky heart rhythm. I cannot tell you how scary it is to have a sick child who is fully grown. Her conditions are life threatening. We are doing what we can and her doctor's are doing what they can. I have faith that she will improve and regain her normal level of health. It is a difficult thing to deal with the fact that she may die before me. I only hope that the little girls are grown before she leaves. I am grateful that I have this outlet and hope that you don't mind me ranting. I love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate, mini tortilla wrap, banana, peanut butter   317

toasted ham and tomato sandwich   240

cashew, apricot and coconut bar   196

bread roll, chicken, bbq sauce    440                TOTAL   1193


Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/23/2011:
Sending lots of prayers for D <3 I hope you have a good day Moogy!!

Maria7 on 11/23/2011:
It is SO GOOOOOOD! to see you back! You have really been missed! Love your menu for today and the amount of calories for it is wonderful. Hang in there. Things will get better. We have the Lord looking over us. Lots of us are trying hard to not worry about different situations we are going through...We just have to keep trusting the Lord. I hope you and yours have a very blessed and happy and well Thanksgiving, Moogy.

hollybelle on 11/23/2011:
Yes, Moogy - I'm not doing the best right now, either - but keep posting. It keeps me connected and I hope it will you, too. We missed you! I know I can't just hide from the facts that I need to pay attention to my health. sounds like you are coming to the same conclusion. Im sorry about about your daughter - I pray she will regain her health.

grannyannie on 11/24/2011:
Hope your daughter is well very soon! So scary when your child, no matter how old, is very ill. Hang in there! You'll be fine.

thinkpositive on 11/24/2011:
So good to have you back but I really understand that you were dealing with a very difficult situation. Your daughter is so fortunate to have you with her. I'm thinking about you Moogy.

Maria7 on 11/24/2011:
Hope you are having a good day today. It is Thanksgiving Day over here...do y'all have that over in Australia? Anyway...good to hear from you. :-)

moogy - Tuesday Nov 22, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2

TODAY'S GOAL: To not allow my emotional needs overcome my desire to stay on track.

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: It is never too late to be what we might have been.  George Eliot

Food Planned for the Day:

hot chocolate, mini tortilla wrap, banana, peanut butter

spicy chicken thigh, mashed potato, peas, carrots

toasted ham and tomato sandwich

hot chocolate

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 11/22/2011:
It's so good to see an entry from you Moogy! You've been missed :)

Umpqua on 11/22/2011:
We have another Aussie poster ~trubluozie~ who came on last week inquiring about other posters from your neck of the woods!

V on 11/22/2011:
Moogy's Back!!! Yayyyy Missed ya here!! <3 LUB YOU

V on 11/22/2011:
No the story is about the fake transgender doctor who injected cement and tire sealant and passed it off as butt botox..

V on 11/22/2011:
Yes since I am doing lots of heavy lifting during the "push phase" pf my program, it is essential to add alot more protein and good carbs to my intake in order to build more muscle!!

thinkpositive on 11/23/2011:
Hi- missed you. It's not the same without you.....Hope all is well with you.

grannyannie on 11/23/2011:
Missed you! Good goal for today!

liza36 on 11/23/2011:
So nice to see you back - missed you!

~WI~ on 11/23/2011:
Welcome back :)

biscottibody59 on 11/23/2011:
Good to know you're doing all right!

moogy - Sunday Nov 06, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2

Hello Lovely Girls, I am popping in just to let you know I am still here. Still feel as if I am hanging on by a thread, but with a firm grip. Looking after daughter and grandchildren and waiting for the storm to pass for better or worse. I am not doing bad with my eating but not good either. Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement and support. I love you all.:)

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/06/2011:
Hello Moogy my love!! Missed you so much! Please take care and keep your head up girl.. Saying a few prayers for you and the rest of the family, Lub YOU <3 <3 <3

thinkpositive on 11/07/2011:
I've missed you but had faith that you would stop in. The firm grip sounds promising. I'm thinking about you!

grannyannie on 11/07/2011:
Hang in there! We all have faith in you.

Umpqua on 11/07/2011:
<3 <3 XOXO!

liza36 on 11/07/2011:
I'm so glad you let us know how you are. I've missed you, and hope you hang in there!!

Supercheese on 11/07/2011:
Hi there moogy!!

~WI~ on 11/09/2011:
Hey Moogy! Will be praying for ya tonight! Hang in there!

biscottibody59 on 11/09/2011:
Good to see you check in! Take care of yourself:-)

chidogs on 11/10/2011:
Sending you hugs. (((((((((Moogy/family))))))))

moogy - Sunday Oct 16, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2

Hello Lovely Girls, I am taking an hiatus from the site for a while. I just don't have the energy to be a supportive team member and do the things that I think are neccessary to justify my membership. I am neither eating right nor exercising, both of which I need to do in order to be a functioning member here. I will still be in the fb group, so I am not dissapearing completly. Life is just too difficult at the moment and something has to give. I am trying to stay in control of my mental capacity and that has to be my priority along with supporting my daughter. I hope to return sooner rather than later. Love you girls:)

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

V on 10/16/2011:
Hoping that things get better for you and D :( Please take care and try to stay strong..Lub You

getmebackto150 on 10/16/2011:
Thinking of your Moogy and sending love and strength your way... Hope to see you soon back here!

KayBee on 10/17/2011:
I hope the black clouds will go away soon, moogy. Nothing's constant, and I am sure rainbow and sun follow these rainy days you're experiencing right now.

thinkpositive on 10/17/2011:
Sorry you are not up to DD . Come back when you are ready.I'll be thinking about you.

thinkpositive on 10/17/2011:
Sorry you are not up to DD . Come back when you are ready.I'll be thinking about you.

thinkpositive on 10/17/2011:
Sorry you are not up to DD . Come back when you are ready.I'll be thinking about you.

Umpqua on 10/17/2011:
Take care Moogy and stay strong!

legcramps on 10/17/2011:
Take good care of yourself :)

biscottibody59 on 10/21/2011:
Hope things improve and you don't feel so overwhelmed soon:-)

liza36 on 10/23/2011:
We'll be here when you come back. Take good care of yourself!

Maria7 on 10/25/2011:
Hope the stress lets up for you soon and you find a break to get some rest and maybe come back here when you feel like it. Take good care of yourself, Moogy. :-D

Maria7 on 10/31/2011:
Just want you to know that I am REALLY REALLY missing you and that I hope you are okay and doing well. :-) Maria

moogy - Saturday Oct 15, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2


Just got back from church and am feeling much calmer and able to cope. Taking an eternal perspective always helps me to cope with this life's challenges. Thank you so much for your love, concern and for being such good friends. I love you all:)

Women of God can never be, like women of the world

The World has enough women who are tough, we need women who are tender

There are enough women who are coarse, we need women who are kind

There are enough women who are rude, we need women who are refined

We have enough women of fame and fortune, we need more women of faith

We have enough greed, we need more goodness

We have enough vanity, we need more virtue

We have enough popularity, we need more purity.                Margaret Dyreng Natald

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/16/2011:
Have a lovely Sunday!

Umpqua on 10/16/2011:
I'm glad you are feeling better now Moogy. Just catching up with your entries and I'm so sorry your daughter is going through this difficult time. Take care xo

moogy - Thursday Oct 13, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2

Morning Ladies, I didn't feel like writing this morning but felt I should let you know what is going on here. My daughter is deciding whether or not to get a divorce, my son in law doesn't want one but says he doesn't love her, however, calls this house the family home. I don't think he knows what he wants and in the mean time my daughter is being torn apart. I am not coping but don't have anyone to talk to. Even her doctor phoned me yesterday because she had called in a distressed state to his office, of course, I couldn't tell her he called. Turns out she was falling to bits, with her Borderline Personality Disorder it gets dangerous, so I stayed down and supervised the children and then again this morning. Needless to say I am comfort eating, it is either that or I will take enough sleeping tablets to knock myself out for the day, can't do that.... in case my daughter needs me. I am trapped!!! OK, crying now. Have to go! Still love you though...

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

glycrina on 10/13/2011:
That is so rough. The most important thing is that you take care of yourself! You cannot give to others what you do not have. I wish I could make it better for you. Please keep us posted so we know you are ok.

V on 10/13/2011:
Oh Moogy I feel horrible for D and all she is going through :( Please stay strong okay and if you have the opportunity, you can send me a message via fb if you ant to chat okay?? LUB YOU

V on 10/13/2011:
LOL!! what part of Florida so i know where to aim the bolt??hahaha

V on 10/13/2011:
Enough info indeed..hahaha!

getmebackto150 on 10/13/2011:
Moogy, This is a tough situation for sure... I'm thinking of you... I hope everything works out for your daughter... Please take care of yourself! Sending hugs your way!

chidogs on 10/13/2011:
((((((((((Moogy and family)))))))))))) Hold on my friend, you will get through this.

biscottibody59 on 10/13/2011:
People dealing with BPD must make it their priority to take care of themselves FIRST. I learned (and am still learning) this painful lesson. I wish you all well!

KayBee on 10/14/2011:
ohh Moogy, that's a very difficult situation! I wish Donna and your other beloveds the best!

liza36 on 10/14/2011:
I'm so sorry you and your daughter are going through this. Stay strong, take care of yourself, and know I'll be thinking of you!

grannyannie on 10/14/2011:
So sorry for your family! Divorce is very difficult for everybody. {{hugs}}

thinkpositive on 10/15/2011:
Sorry for you and your daughter. She is fortunate that you are there to help out.Take care.

greengirl on 10/15/2011:
Dear Moogy, I will be thinking about you and your family and I'm sure you will stay strong for them. Try and take care of yourself as well !

hollybelle on 10/16/2011:
So sorry I didn't see this post earlier, Moog! Sorry for all your daughter is going through. As mothers we go right along, don't we?

moogy - Wednesday Oct 12, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2

Morning Ladies, Just a quick note. Today's adventure to the big city got cancelled at 3am this morning. Fortunately, I didn't get the phone message, my daughter did. The young man concerned is having to stay close to the bathroom for the foreseeable time. We will reschedule when he has recovered. Have a lovely day my beautiful girls:)

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

V on 10/12/2011:
Aww poor kid :( Sorry you didn't get the opportunity to sport him around.. I hope you have a stellar day Moogy, LUB YOU

V on 10/12/2011:
I can go much harder my love!! There is always room for improvement ;)

Umpqua on 10/13/2011:
I hope all is well Moogy!

liza36 on 10/13/2011:
I hope you get to resume the adventure at some point. It sounded fun to be the tour guide. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/13/2011:
That's disappointing. Have a good day anyway!

moogy - Tuesday Oct 11, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2




A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.  Honore de Balzac

Today I am grateful for: another beautiful day, knowing my purpose, knowing I am not in charge

Hello Lovely Girls, Forecast around 70 degrees. Perfect! I don't have much to report. I shall have my usual day of a little cleaning, a visit from the angel, a little baking and afternoon tea. Tomorrow however, I am taking the 20 year old nephew of a neighbour into the city to hit all the tourist icons. I will give a full report when it is all over. I will not be exercising today as I will be walking on and off for about four hours tomorrow and I am saving my strength. I hope you all have a happy and healthy day:) Love you:) 

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 10/11/2011:
lol, it will be my sister-in-law and her husband (my bro-in-law? Not sure what to call him!) will be the ones watching our boys (plus their two year old son) when we go on our date. :) I remember my bro-in-law being fast asleep on our couch when we came home from our last date (when we were pg with Mason). :)

Tomorrow sounds like fun!! Wish I could join ya! :)

V on 10/11/2011:
Hey Moogy!! It is awfully kind of you to play tour guide for the day :) Maybe you could bring a camera with you and take some pics of your town :) I would love to see it! You as well!! NOt fair you know what we all look like and i have yet to see your beautiful face :( (that was my best pout just in case you didn't know) LOL ;) Lub you!!

V on 10/11/2011:
Maybe you could take a pic of him for your pal V ;) hahahaha!!

getmebackto150 on 10/11/2011:
Oooh, you are super nice to bring the 20 year old to see the sites! I can't wait to hear your report!!

thinkpositive on 10/11/2011:
That's nice of you to be a tour guide for a day. Have fun!

Supercheese on 10/12/2011:
Have a lovely day moogy :)

Umpqua on 10/12/2011:
I hope you had an excellent time in the big city, we're doing that with the boys on Friday and Saturday!

moogy - Monday Oct 10, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 236.2




What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.   Helen Keller

Today I am grateful for: a week of beautiful days, having the children home, laughing with my daughter

Hello Lovely Girls, Sorry for my absence, it was my regular battle with my dysthemia. I am still not full up to full power, bit like a battery, but feel well enough to restart my diary. We have had a full week of lovely days and even a little rain, perfect. Of course, I have been struggling with my food, I don't have the energy to cook for myself and end up eating things between two slices of bread in the main. I started exercising again yesterday and man, it was so hard. I was back at it this morning and managed to do 45 mins instead of yesterday's 30 mins. 

It was sleepover night with the princess last night and she insisted on kicking the covers off all the time. So not the best of night's sleep. It is lovely to have the children home after their week away, they were full of story from their big adventure. That is all for today, I intend to eat mindfully today, which isn't the problem. It is night time when I get the munchies, but it has to stop otherwise I will undo all my hard work from the past few weeks. I hope you have a lovely day:) 

Progress as of today: 25.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.2 lbs to go!

V on 10/10/2011:
I am so happy that you are back!! I missed you so much! Sorry the princess is still such a kicker, i was hoping it would get better..Did they have a good time while they were away?? I will send you a quick message via fb after I respond to everyone :) LuB YOU

supercheese on 10/10/2011:

liza36 on 10/10/2011:
Nice job with the treadmill. I was so exhausted today I opted to have today be one of my days off from exercise. I'm back to it tomorrow.

It must be so nice to have the children back from their week away. Have a wonderful day!

thinkpositive on 10/11/2011:
Good to have you back & hope you get back to 100% soon. Nice to have your grandchildren back. I got to talk to my grandson today- the conversations were about geckos and snails- trying to talk to him about things that interest him!

Umpqua on 10/11/2011:
Look at you, jumping right back in there with the exercise - go Moogy!

legcramps on 10/11/2011:
Glad you're back and getting that exercise in! Good for you :)

sweetpea1977 on 10/11/2011:
Good to see you back moogy. You were missed!

Great job on the exercise!! Keep it up nana!

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