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moogy - Friday Jul 29, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 242.7

SUNDAY UPDATE: Sticking on the straight and narrow, staying good with my calories and doing some exercise. Hope you are doing well too:) Yesterday's calories 1048





Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.   Matsuo Basho

Today I am grateful for: being useful, sunny days, cuddles with an angel

Hello Lovely Girls, Very late entry today, it is 1pm on Saturday afternoon and the sunshine in flooding in through my big windows. Lovely! I had the angel to look after all morning while the big children were taken to their sports by their dad. My daughter is in bed sick and making sure I know about it. Meantime, I am coughing and thinking that the precious angel has kindly shared her sickness with me as well. It's nice to share!!!!!!! I am sucking like crazy on cough lozenges hoping that I can yet again avoid the inevitable, I did last time!

I am planning on nothing more than doing a bit of vacuuming (bit of bread and various detritus left from the angel's visit) and a nana nap. I hope that you girls have a healthy and happy weekend:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate 46

toasted ham and tomato sandwich  240

prawn wonton soup  198

ham steak 212   pineapple ring 35  coleslaw 69

special k chocolately bar 89, hot chocolate 46

special k chocolately bar 89 (new item, delicious!)    TOTAL 1024  

Progress as of today: 18.6 lbs lost so far, only 67.7 lbs to go!

chidogs on 07/29/2011:
Hi Moogy. You likely saw what I wrote to KathyBlue about her upcoming surgery. I do come in and read, but I have just fallen into a slump of zero will power and control. I keep reading the diaries in the hope than some of your strength will rub off. :) You take care and I hope that the little one did not share those germs too generously! Hugs.

hollybelle on 07/30/2011:
Hope you feel better soon, Moogy. Rest up for when you feel better.

Umpqua on 07/30/2011:
I hope both you and your daughter feel better soon Moogy!

KathyBlue on 07/30/2011:
I'm being lousy on commenting lately, but I'm reading everyone. I hope you both get better soon!

biscottibody59 on 07/30/2011:
Hope you're all feeling better today--that sandwich always sounds so delicious!

Hope you've been able to get a little rest for yourself:-)

thinkpositive on 07/31/2011:
Yeah for you on the calories. I hope you don't get sick. Take care.

Umpqua on 07/31/2011:
I really love green and we're slowly doing the house over in neutral earth tones. I had a deeper moss green on the walls in my last house and just loved it. Our 1/2 bath here is a warm yellow, and I'd like to bring in some blues maybe terra cotta. It's so much more peaceful with the new color in the living room!

sweetpea1977 on 07/31/2011:
Your comment brought tears to my eyes moogy. Its so nice knowing that I am able to help you all the way from Georgia. Im so proud of you and all your amazing efforts. You're doing great things for yourself and your soul. I love you!!

PS. I hope you dont catch that cold!!! Stay well my dear friend!

biscottibody59 on 07/31/2011:
Thanks for the word--I used to listen to "The Goon Show" on our public radio station when I was in jr high/high school. (Don't remember that word though!) I commend you for getting your activity done--under the circumstances. Heck it's hard to make a person (myself) do it some days under the best circumstance, so you're on your way!

Hang in there--have a great day!

ps Had to look it up and wikipedia has a good entry for it. The somewhat equivalent in US English (relegated to kids/playground mostly) is "cooties." Of course cooties also means head lice in some circles.

moogy - Thursday Jul 28, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 242.7



Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.   Isaac Asimov

Today I am grateful for: a child's innocence, the resilience of love, feeling peaceful in the depths of my heart

Hello Lovely Girls, I have just returned from a shopping trip, purchased my daughter's birthday presents (well, she choose them, a new iron - if you can believe it, and a new handbag) and then the groceries. I did my exercises before I left because I knew I would be knackered when I got home. I have the angel with me at the moment, she is still not her normal joyful self but is trying hard. Fortunately Dora has just finished, phew! It is a lovely sunny day and they are promising us a weekend of temperatures in the low seventies, perfect!! Plus, bless their hearts but, the children will be away this weekend. I am pretty sure I won't see much of my daughter as she is planning on catching up on sleep that she has missed whilst looking after a sick little girl.

I had a good food day yesterday and have a food plan for today. I hope that you all have a good end to your work week and have a healthy and happy weekend. Love you girls:)

Day 6 of being in control of my eating behaviour.

mini tortilla wrap, banana, 2t peanut butter 271

prawn wonton soup  198

lemon cheesecake  250

spicy chicken thigh, pumpkin, cauliflower, green beans, 1/2 cup peas, gravy  401   TOTAL   1120

Progress as of today: 18.6 lbs lost so far, only 67.7 lbs to go!

V on 07/28/2011:
:( Not a fan of Dora huh?? How do you feel about Wow!Wow!Wubbzy?? That is my fave :) LOL Have a good one my friend LUB YOU :)

sweetpea1977 on 07/28/2011:
Glad you survived Dora. Somehow, we have managed to avoid that show as well as Wow Wow Wubbzy, Wonder Pets, and Yo Gabba Gabba! I do not miss any of those shows at all, lol. The only kids shows I actually enjoy are Imagination Movers, Jack's Big Music Show, and Backyardigans. :)

great job on the calorie intake and exercise!

V on 07/28/2011:
I love the backyardigans :)

sweetpea1977 on 07/28/2011:
I think the Yo Gabba Gabba writers are high on something. I hear that a lot of college students watch it while high too, lol. Anyway, I dont understand any of the segues that are in between the scenes of the main part of the show. Bizarre!!

sweetpea1977 on 07/29/2011:
lol, Im sure V only watches them when she hangs out with kids of her friends and family. :)

thinkpositive on 07/29/2011:
Day six- congratulations! Your calories look great, too. I'm happy for you. We can all do this together. Of course there will be ups & downs, but that is life, right?

Umpqua on 07/29/2011:
The boys are really into Scooby Do right now, which I admit I still enjoy :) You have had a fantastic week of eating and exercise Moogy, bravo!

biscottibody59 on 07/29/2011:
The little bit I see of some of these so-called "kid's shows," it's a little like an ice pick coming toward my eyeball--I flip the channel pretty quickly before the image gets me--haha!

RYC: Do what you can--you don't have to love it, but you can carve out the few minutes it takes to get some movement--looks like you're on your way!

Em17 on 07/29/2011:
Dora totally reminds me of the sleep over we were singing it because the girls house we were at her neice wanted to watch it =). Shopping is soo fun. Have a great weekend =)

moogy - Wednesday Jul 27, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 242.7



If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.   John Paul Jones

Today I am grateful for: sun shining through fog, that the angel is well again, the kindness of friends

Hello Lovely Girls, It is a cool foggy morning, but the sun is out and will burn of the fog by mid morning and it will be lovely. I had a good night's sleep without the princess last night and have even done some exercise before typing my entry. See, wonders never seise (the spell check says that that is the correct spelling, still looks funny to me!!). Any hooo, I am on a low impact exercise routine, well not so much a routine as a few exercises and then building up to a routine!!!! I am feeling good (I seem to be on a run of these days) again today and had a good day yesterday. 

Just my usual plans for the day, a little cleaning, a little baking (well, it is chocolate refrigerator cake, so no baking involved), that one will have to go downstairs after afternoon tea, too tempting for me, a little angel cuddling, afternoon tea and that's it for the day. I have a fairly charmed life when it comes to physical demands, if only the emotional ones where as pleasant!! I suppose we can't have everything but I am trying to rise above other peoples idiocy and it's ramifications!!! I shall bend like a reed in the wind. I hope you fabulous girls have a wonderful day:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate, porridge    348

prawn wonton soup   198

lemon cheesecake   250

cottage pie   300

hot chocolate, 3 granita biscuits  211    TOTAL  1307 

Progress as of today: 18.6 lbs lost so far, only 67.7 lbs to go!

Em17 on 07/27/2011:
Have a good day =)

Umpqua on 07/27/2011:
That's the spirit, you have a wonderful attitude, keep up the great work!

V on 07/27/2011:
Moogy what can I say??? I am so very proud of you, i think your attitude is amazing and overall you ROCK :) LUB YOU :)

sweetpea1977 on 07/27/2011:
You go Moogy! Ain't nothing stoppin' ya now!! I LOVE YOU!!!

biscottibody59 on 07/27/2011:
Well, a few exercises can lead to great things--good going!

thinkpositive on 07/28/2011:
Your exercise plan sound great. Hope your "bending with the wind" works out. Sometimes it must be hard though...

V on 07/28/2011:
The immediate benefit is you are building a stronger body, believe me :)

moogy - Tuesday Jul 26, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 242.7



For they conquer who believe they can.    John Dryden

Today I am grateful for: good food, feeling in control, feeling strong

Hello Lovely Girls, The sun is up and shining through my net curtains making intricate patterns on my carpet, so beautiful. The balcony has even more flowers blooming, it looks like a miniature flower shop out there. I have planted some baby roma (Italian) tomatoes (just cut the whole tomatoes in half and stuck them in the ground, they grow like that here. Is there any better smell (other than chocolate) than tomatoes that you have grown yourself. I will stick a couple of garlic cloves in there in a couple of weeks to keep away the insects. There are already chives in the pot and they will help as well.

I had another good day yesterday and am feeling quite positive at the moment. I shall go and do my push outs as soon as I have finished typing, love this new exercise, clever sweetpea!! So, I have my usual day of a little cleaning, a little baking (doughnut french toast - french toast dredged in sugar and cinnamon, taste just like doughnuts and a fraction of the calories) for the big kids, no visit from the angel today as she has been sick for three days and is on antibiotics, poor little girl!! I have had the princess sleeping with me for the past three nights and amazingly after the first terrible night, she has been a lovely sleeping companion. So yay! for that. Have a great day girls:)

Day 3 of being in control of my eating behaviour.

Yesterday's Food

mini tortilla wrap, banana, 2t peanut butter  271

spaghetti bolognaise   291

hot chocolate  46   bodywise bar  122

basa fillet, 1/2 cup peas, honeyed carrots, 1 boiled new potato    465      TOTAL  1195

Progress as of today: 18.6 lbs lost so far, only 67.7 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 07/26/2011:
Hello there! Your tomatoes on your patio sound LOVELY! What a good idea about the garlic cloves, too! :-) Have a good day.

Maria7 on 07/26/2011:
I meant balcony, not patio.

V on 07/26/2011:
:( Oh no!! The angel sick??? I hope for a speedy recovery...Hey BTW I am so proud of you Moogy!! I know it has been a tough go at it lately and you still come out swinging like the true champ that you are :) LUB YOU as always!!! Lots of smooches for you my friend :)

Umpqua on 07/26/2011:
I LOVE the smell of my tomatoes, I have a couple that are ripening now in fact! I'm sorry the angel is sick, hope she feels better. And that's great that you are finding new exercises that work for you, kick butt!

sweetpea1977 on 07/26/2011:
ITA! I love the smell of homegrown tomatoes. I hope to grow some again soon. I just need the time to designate and clear out a safe (kid-free) space for a garden. :)

Yay for wall push-ups!! Im sooooo proud of you moogy! You rock!!!

I hope the angel feels better soon!

hackersdiet on 07/27/2011:
good calorie counting!

liza36 on 07/27/2011:
I didn't know you could grow tomatoes that way. How lovely. I love the taste of home-grown tomatoes.

It's wonderful that you are feeling so positive. I love hearing that!

Thank you for your comments yesterday. I appreciate so much. You mentioned starting another challenge. I think that's a great idea, and will plan to do it. I have so much travel in August that I may give myself a bit of a break from an exercise challenge, and this time try a food challenge to keep me in check. I'm not sure how that's going to work out since I won't be in control of what is served, but I could at least choose wisely from what's in front of me. We'll see. Love the suggestion though. It's what will get me going again.

mcwoo40 on 07/27/2011:
Just passing by to say hello,hope all is well your end :)

moogy - Monday Jul 25, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 242.7



The only way to deal with loss – as a horribly unwelcome guest that you know will show up eventually. And so you deny it and reject it and ignore it and laugh in its face. You toss it out into the street and push it away and fight it off, and only it has landed square in your lap, only then do you deal with it.   Michael Johnson

Today I am grateful for: the beauty of nature, sunny winter's days, becoming wise

Hello Lovely Girls, Yes, it is another wonderful winter's day, it is 11.30am and I have had to open my big door to let the fresh air in and before it gets to warm in here. I had another good day yesterday, that's two in a row, so yay! for that. I have decided to start counting down/up these days, much as I did last year as a challenge for myself. I hope you all have a good healthy day.:)

Day 2 of staying in control of my eating behaviour.

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate 46, mini tortilla wrap, banana, 2t peanut butter 271

prawn wonton soup 198

toasted ham and tomato sandwich 240

herbed chicken thigh, cauliflower, green beans, pumpkin, 1/2 cup peas, gravy  401

hot chocolate  46           TOTAL    1202

Progress as of today: 18.6 lbs lost so far, only 67.7 lbs to go!

V on 07/25/2011:
Good job Moogy :) and a HUGE LOL @your comments ;) You know me so well.. Hey that wonton soup do you make it yourself??? If so you know I need a recipe :P LOL LUB YOU enjoy the rest of your day :)

thinkpositive on 07/26/2011:
Congratulations on staying in control of your eating. So powerful ( for me anyway!) When I have a good day all of the negative thoughts are gone & I have the feeling that I can do this ( the healthy eating + exercise) forever.Love your food selections! Thanks for your support- you've been my fan from the beginning & I so appreciate that!

Umpqua on 07/26/2011:
You are kicking butt Moogy, woot woot!

sweetpea1977 on 07/26/2011:
Fresh winter air sounds so nice right now. Our summer air is so thick with moisture and heat at the moment!

Good job with the controlled eating!

liza36 on 07/26/2011:
I'm glad to hear you've had a good day and congratulations on staying in control. That's wonderful, and hard I know, so even more powerful that you're doing it!

moogy - Saturday Jul 23, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 242.7

MONDAY UPDATE: As most of you are still on your weekend. I ended up yesterday (my Sunday) with 1040. So I am happy with that and already feeling better that I am taking control of things that are under my purview. I have a good food plan for today and will report in tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)




Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.     Wernher von Braun

Today I am grateful for: the riot of colours on my balcony, a sunny day, grandchildren

Hello Lovely Girls, It is a beautiful sunny Winter's day and my balcony is a mass of pink, lilac, white and purple, beautiful. It lifts my spirit to see the wonder of flowers. I must apologise (yet again!) for my few days absence. I do realise that it is the weekend and that not many people will read this however, life is feeling out of control at the moment. I am not coping well and I see no light at the end of the tunnel. I can't go on eating to try and feel better. I thought a way I could feel better and have some control was to go back to counting calories (moan!!), although I hate the tediousness of the process I figured it would help me to focus on something other than my own pain and that of my daughter and grandchildren. No one tells you that your children and grandchildren suffering is intolerable. I would gladly pile theirs on top of mine if I could and I am sure the mom's and grandmother's out there would agree.

I have been brave and hauled out the scales and gone through the ritual of bathroom, naked, hanging onto the towel rail and lowering myself slowly, so as not to shock the scales and recorded the increase. There will be no joy in victory if I don't record the increase, which considering that I have been eating everything that wasn't nailed done for most of six weeks wasn't too bad. So back to the dreaded counting and weighing and hoping that I can gain some sence of control. I hope you girls enjoy the rest of your weekend. I have missed you, my regular team of supporters and I love you:)

Today's Food

mini tortilla wrap, 2t peanut butter, small banana, hot chocolate

prawn wonton soup

spicy chicken thigh, cauliflower, carrot, 1/2 cup peas, gravy

Haven't worked out the calories yet, will be around the 1000 mark I should think. A shock to the system!!!

Progress as of today: 18.6 lbs lost so far, only 67.7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 07/23/2011:
Big hugs to you Moogy! I'm sorry you and your family are going through such a rough time, and I hope you will all find some peace soon. I'm glad you're taking some time out to focus a little on yourself, and I hope it will make you feel better about things. I'm thinking of you!

shaunnac on 07/23/2011:
I am so sorry for your pain. There is nothing worse than not being able to take the pain away from your kids, I am sure the grandkids is just as bad if not worse. Big hugs to you.

V on 07/23/2011:
I will have more in the morning for you but please take care..LUB YOU

biscottibody59 on 07/24/2011:
I wish I could write something to console you or that would make a difference to motivate you. I hope today is better and that you find something to build good feelings on!

hollybelle on 07/24/2011:
Hi Moogy! Sorry for tough times. I can't do it, either, without counting the calories. It is tedious and I find myself wishing sometimes that there was another way, but when I get the results, I see that this is the way for me and I'm glad I have (at least) found a way. Hope you have a good day and I'll check back in this week.

greengirl on 07/24/2011:
At least we go through the same weighing ritual (right down to the hanging on to the towel rail !!) You can come through this difficult time Moogy and you know you have your friends here at DD to fall back on through good times and bad !

V on 07/25/2011:
OLD??? You are only as old as you feel...That would make me somewhere around??? 6...LOL

biscottibody59 on 07/25/2011:
Kinda low on the cals, but I trust you to know what you're doing;-)

Have a good week moogy!

Umpqua on 07/25/2011:
Sounds like you are very determined, plus you are a woman with a plan! Have a good one!!

thinkpositive on 07/25/2011:
Nice job with your calories! Hang in there & have a fabulous week!

moogy - Sunday Jul 17, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.   Quentin Crisp

Today I am grateful for: the children being home, beginning to understand my reasons for eating, excepting things as they are

Hello Lovely Girls, It is a chilly and cloudy morning, it will be another fabulous sunny afternoon. I had written a huge rave about my food issues and then deleted it. I feel stuck and if I am not making much sense. I think I had better just finish and hope that you have a healthy and happy week:) Love you girls:)

Planned Food For Today

hot chocolate, porridge

prawn wonton soup

oven baked chips, tuna and corn mornay 

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

V on 07/17/2011:

hollybelle on 07/18/2011:
Hi Moogy! Let's discuss the stuck feeling. You know there is a fear of success that sometimes keeps us stuck. I suffer from that somewhat. I am working on breaking through that right now. I see your affirmation about being prepared for an emotional eating episode. I like that affirmation. I have been saying it to myself and somedays I am more successful than others. The difference seems to be centered around how I think of the the word "prepared". If it means expect and persevere with "willpower" around it then that's hard. If I think of it as meaning "plan" for it and actually have a game plan like having a good food choice to eat at that emotional time then I am more successful. Apples work wonders for me at those times because they take time to eat, are crunchy and sweet and are healthy and low cal. Just some random thoughts this morning.....Love Hollybelle

V on 07/18/2011:
I am so sorry i wasn't there when you needed me...It is okay to express your feelings Moogy :( I hope you will wake up with a little more resolve to this my love.. I will be around all day if you need me :)

hollybelle on 07/18/2011:
Just read your comments and I am thinking about it. I totally get the being prepared, but going over the edge, anyway.....Right now, when I am in the "mide" I'm in I am not as apt to do that - what I am trying to understand is what is the difference NOW. Why am I NOT in this "mode" all the time? Why do I do what I KNOW is not good for me at those times I am not in this "mode" and how do I maintain this mode? So I guess what I am saying is just carrying an apple or other healthy snack doesn't do it for me, either, sometime.....I know willpower is not the answer - heck if it was we'd all be at goal weight because we have tons (no pun intended) of willpower. I hope I didnt' come off as too flip this morning (my morning, anyway) when I wrote the above. Sometimes I am operating off top of head and as I mentioned, for me, I think it has something to do with fear of success or something like that. I do like the affirmation you post about I will be prepared for emotion eating episode. It has really helped me think about things.....Hope you are feeling a bit better. Keep posting, Moogy. We are working it all out on here. We'll work it out completely someday, I know it!

V on 07/18/2011:
Thank you!! i am hoping that you are feeling a bit more like yourself today :) Lub YOU

thinkpositive on 07/20/2011:
Sometimes just writing stuff down is enough- & not so important for it to be read. Hope you can have a breakthrough & feel better about yourself. You are a lovely person.

sweetpea1977 on 07/21/2011:
just dropping by to say hi. I hope you're doing ok. miss you! xo

V on 07/21/2011:
Where are you???

moogy - Friday Jul 15, 2011
(staying in control of my eating behaviour)
Weight: 232.7



Everything comes in time to those who can wait.   Francois Rabelais

Today I am grateful for: rain, good food, getting through life

Hello Lovely Girls, I awoke to an overcast and rainy morning, perfect way to start the weekend! The children are at the father's and we have a very quiet house to ourselves for the weekend. I have no plans whatsoever, I will just take it as it comes. I hope that you all have an enjoyable and healthy weekend. Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food


cottage pie

bodywise bar

prawn wonton soup, dark chocolate 

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

sweetpea1977 on 07/15/2011:
Have a wonderful weekend!!

shaunnac on 07/15/2011:
cottage pie? enjoy the peace and quiet!

V on 07/15/2011:
LUB YOU...Gotta hit the hay

biscottibody59 on 07/16/2011:
Enjoy your day--interesting about NO shingles vaccine there--you definitely would have heard about it with your system.

Glad your case was mild!

V on 07/16/2011:

shaunnac on 07/16/2011:
ah we call that sheapards pie around here but we use ground hamburger or turkey.

h82bfat on 07/16/2011:
Have a great weekend! Hope your "no plans" turns into something noteworthy.... becus sometimes that's when the best stuff happens!

Maria7 on 07/17/2011:
Hope you're having a nice day over there! :-D

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



Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.   F. Scott Fitzgerald

Today I am grateful for: the flowers on my balcony, another sunny day, happy dreams

Hello Lovely Girls, They said it would be a rainy day but the sun is up and smiling. It will be another beautiful sunny warm afternoon, that makes for a happy moogy!! As much as I hate summer I love winter! My pink daisies are blooming fulling and I am awaiting the appearance of my white ones with the blue centres. The cockatoos have decided not to desert us and were screeching to each other in tall eucalyptus trees two streets away and right in front of my windows, so fabulously extravagant flashing in the sun!

I had a good day yesterday eating wise and am feeling as if I am safely back on the wagon. Feeling in control and that feels great! I hope that you have a healthy and happy day:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate, mini tortilla wrap, peanut butter, banana

vegetable cup a soup, toast

weetbix, skim milk, xylitol

beef stroganoff, peas

60grams dark chocolate

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

V on 07/14/2011:
I just LUB YOU!!! It sounds like a good day ahead for you my friend :)

getmebackto150 on 07/14/2011:
I have to say... Winter at your house actually sounds like a season I would enjoy... unlike winter here!!! So happy to hear you are back on the wagon! Have a great day!!

sweetpea1977 on 07/14/2011:
The sun in the wintertime feels sooo much different than in the summer and spring. I love sunny days in the winter!

Maria7 on 07/14/2011:
So glad you are having a happy day! Enjoy! :-D

Umpqua on 07/15/2011:
I'm glad you're enjoying your moderate weather and flowers. Have a good one!

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



All great achievements require time.   Maya Angelou

Today I am grateful for: the sun being back again, living in comfort, being fortunate

Hello Lovely Girls, I was so glad to wake up and see that the sun was back, it may only be back for today as they are threatening rain for a couple of weeks. I should point out that this never happens, we are lucky if we get a couple of days of rain in a row. You would think that the boys at the weather bureau would have worked this out by now. I hung towels and bed linens out on Tuesday and it was so cold that they didn't dry even though the sun shone and yesterday they were even damper than the day before, so it looks like I have only today to get them dry. I detest using the drier, I think it is a waste of electricity and bordering on criminal when we have so much sun here. My daughter however uses it a lot through sheer quantity and exhaustion. I am fortunate that I have a balustrade on which I hang my 'smalls' to dry if needed!!!

I had a pretty good day yesterday, I was hungry though so I think I was probably at the high end of my needed calorie count. As I am not counting any more and not weighing myself either, I shall have to go be how loose my clothes fit to gain a measure of success!! So lovely to be released from the curse of both types of scales. I hope that you have a wonderful day and that you keep it healthy:) Love you girls:) 

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate, mini tortilla wrap, peanut butter, banana

cottage pie (made with lots of vegies) and peas

prawn wonton soup

toasted ham, pineapple and cheese sandwich

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

sweetpea1977 on 07/13/2011:
My mom dried most of our clothes on the clothes line. I loved how they smelled! I do wonder though, how they never got pooped on by birds!

I remember a while ago of you talking about being a severe multi-year drought there. How nice that your land is getting lots to drink now. :) Im keeping my fingers crossed for lots of rain here. Its the only thing that brings us relief from the intense heat we're getting. My poor air conditioners are running 24-7 and the house still doesnt get below 76 degrees. YUCK!

sweetpea1977 on 07/13/2011:
I was wondering if it was an ear infection too. The nurse gave him his oral vaccination with him laying pretty flat on his back. I also swear I see tiny teeth trying to break through on his bottom front gum. Poor little guy!

Umpqua on 07/13/2011:
I've been begging for a clothes line for years and hubby thinks it's "ugly." I told him he's wasting money and resources and he should be ashamed :) I hang what I can on our deck and on hanger indoors in the winter, but it's not the same as line drying, which is what I grew up with. Bah!

Umpqua on 07/14/2011:
GREAT idea on the retractable setup, I'm going to research my options. Thanks!

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