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moogy - Thursday Nov 04, 2010
(weight watchers points - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


Learning to forgive takes practice.

Today I am grateful for: rain, never giving up, fresh air

Hello Lovely Girls, It rained most of the night, in fact, I have a drain right next to my bedroom window and it must of woken me up several times. Each time I just thought, rain, wonderful rain. This morning is still and quiet, except for the pigeons cooing and the children downstairs. Of course, as is always the case, because I haven't been well, I need to do the washing, but I think it will have to wait, it's looks pretty grey out there. How wonderful, maybe we will get more wet stuff!! I may just have to do my smalls and put them in the drier, which I detest. I love my washing out in the sun and wind, funny really as I would never go out in it myself!!!!!

I am still feeling a little flat, but that is to be expected, so that's OK. I have a menu plan for the day, so things must be looking up. I can tell that I have put on weight, but what is done is done and I can't change that. I have no intention of giving up. Like I have said before it's the striving that counts for some of us. It would be lovely to strive and succeed however, my life seems to be one of striving and not getting very far in lots of aspects. However, I have learned so much from all the falling down and getting up, maybe this is the way my life was meant to be. I know that as I look back over my years, I see that I haven't made too many mistakes, those I have made where through not knowing any better and trying to do my best anyway. I don't have regrets, which I think is a great blessing. In fact we had a talk at church on Sunday about Remorse and I couldn't think of anything to feel remorseful about. I may just be fooling myself, but I thought it was good that I couldn't think of anything. My daughter came up later that day and was talking about what she could give a talk about, She actually said " Now, what am I not very good at" paused for a moment and laughed out loud " humility" she giggled, it is true, she thinks she is better than everyone else (it's my mom's fault - she always told her that she was and it seems to have stuck), anyway she thought that was hilarious and she was crying with laughter. I figure at least she knows that she has weaknesses, which is half the battle. Don't you think?

I must be feeling a bit better, I seem to have raved on enough for one morning, so I will love you and leave you for a while lovely girls.

hot chocolate, porridge                 5

prawn, bok choy, snow pea, noodle stir fry  7

bodywise bar, hot chocolate             3

toasted ham and tomato sandwich         4

                                    total                  19

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 11/03/2010:
Recognizing our weaknesses IS half the battle. In life, and especially in our struggle to lead a healthy life. And sometimes we have to account for the up and down fluxes that come from life and all of its entanglements, good and bad. No one can live a perfectly healthy lifestyle 100 percent of the time. We can try, but I think there must be concessions, both big and small. As long as we keep our inner eye on the prize and are aware of what we want to achieve, we will get there. I like to think so anyway!

V on 11/03/2010:
Your daughter and I have alot in common! LOL Well as you know i cannot truly blame it all on my mom I literally took portions of what she taught my sis and I....Let's just say we were known as the "snobby sisters" LOL but then again I don't want to be known as unapproachable, cold or callous but am when it comes to MEN...I am remorseful for not allowing myself to feel true love for the opposite sex(well other in the friendly sense of the word) Wow Moogy I just confessed my sins on a very public platform! Although I know my shortcomings it is still hard to shake this behavior but I am getting alot better at it :)

lifestylechange on 11/03/2010:
Thanks, I do want to lose slow/steady but I just feel it should be a little more loss than what it is beings I am working out so much and eating so well and getting all of my water in...Just frustrating at times ;) Thanks for your support!

V on 11/03/2010:
LOL!!! What a great red/curly haired super tan super sexy cynical egomaniac we would be!!!! LOL Moogy is back everyone!!!! I don't think the world would be ready for that!!! LOL :) What a superbeing we would be........

Maria7 on 11/03/2010:
Thank you for your very wise comment to me. Did you really used to teach Assertiveness Training??? Bet you were VERY GOOD in doing that! I've got assertiveness books that I re-read often. Maybe I need to buy some more and read them, too. Yes, I was raised that way, literally. My Daddy was killed by a drunk driver, leaving my Mom with 3 small kids under the age of 10 years old to raise and I, being the oldest one, eventually became the new 'Mom' of the family. My Sister thinks of me more as her second Mom than her older sister. Glad to see an entry from you. I can tell you are feeling better. Sometimes it just takes a little extra time but you'll come around and be in 'full bloom' again soon! Hang in there! :-D

V on 11/03/2010:
LOl just one man Moogy :( :( Maybe two??? LOL Okay well i am willing as long as he has an accent(preferably irish) and he has to be able to afford our lavish lifestyle!!!! Ha

hopingforhealth on 11/03/2010:
Hey Moogy. I just got caught up with your entries and I am glad to see you are feeling a bit better. I think it's understandable that you have to get back on track after feeling so bad, and I think it's totally ok. Feeling better is 1 and food is 2. And with the menu plan, it sounds like you are back on track!

V on 11/03/2010:
Okay it's a deal :) LOl

V on 11/03/2010:
Oh he has to be a good kisser too!!! A bad kisser is a dealbreaker in my book!!! LOl

sweetpea1977 on 11/03/2010:
Yes, I am quite excited about my new appliances! The delivery guys did all the moving for us. All we did was watch. They even hooked up our fridge for us, which we didnt expect. We'll have to get our stove installed, since we were unaware about some of the connections, but hubby will be able to install the microwave and dishwasher himself. He's pretty excited about the new stuff too as he plans on taking off work tomorrow just to devote time to installing everything. :)

Im so happy you are posting again moogy. I have missed you so. Thanks for the honest and insightful entry you wrote today. Love you!

2luvself on 11/03/2010:
You sound happier so I will tell you a joke that hopefully will make you smile even more. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!” ---

The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you.”---

----ANOTHER! A doctor says to his patient, “I have bad news and worse news”.---

“Oh dear, what's the bad news?” asks the patient.---

The doctor replies, “You only have 24 hours to live.”---

“That's terrible”, said the patient. “How can the news possibly be worse?”---

The doctor replies, “I've been trying to contact you since yesterday.”

KathyBlue on 11/04/2010:
I love to read your conversations with V... It's a shame we all live so far from each other, I think we would get along very well with each other and could meet on Sundays or something... :-) I like what you're saying ,that you haven't committed that many mistakes! I'm 29 and I feel I had my fare share of them. And the worst of all, I feel I'm doing a huge mistake, being stuck where I am, emotional level... I'm concentrated on my diet, and it's OK by now but there will come a moment when it won't be enough.

hollybelle on 11/04/2010:
Thank you for the very frank entry. It caused me to pause and think of my own life. I'm not commenting much these days because work is so busy, but just to let you know - thinking of you!

selina on 11/04/2010:
I'm so glad to read you are feeling better. I loved reading the comments above - they made me smile! I like the self-assurance of your daughter - she should keep it that way!

just42day on 11/04/2010:
Glad you're feeling better! :)

chidogs on 11/04/2010:
That was a very insightful message, Moogy. Made me think a lot. It sounds like you have yourself under control and it also sounds like you have achieved a nice self understanding, which a lot of us don't take the time to do! It's strange how we turn out, I was a doted on only child, yet I have major inferiority issues. I think having a strong and confident self image is better in the long run. It is easier to reign in overconfidence than to build some. You take care now. Your menu sounds fine, quite nummy. Sending more hugs your way. Oh, and I love the sound of rain too, even in a drain pipe. :)

Maria7 on 11/04/2010:
Hope you're having a nice Friday morning. :-)

loveray on 11/04/2010:
thank you thank you! hope you have been doing well. have missed seeing you on here. i have been drinking low-cal hot cocoa in your honor...it has been SO cold here! there is a freeze warning tonight. sending lots of love!

moogy - Wednesday Nov 03, 2010
(weight watchers points - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


It's impossible to accomplish anything worthwhile without the help of other people.

Today I am grateful for:clear thinking, a safe place, people who care.

Hello Wonderful Girls, It is Wednesday morning and I am feeling mostly back to my usual self. It took a few days, a couple of crying, a couple of tranquilizing, but a managed not to drop too deep into the pit of despair. It is my usual battle for my brain, I went through the same thing a couple of month's ago. You may remember I put up the description of my illness, Dythemia. Anyway, the sun in shining and it is going to be a lovely day. I am not up to going out or socializing but expect that is more part of my normal personality than anything else.

I am so grateful for your support and encouragement, it means so much to me and was the motivating fact in posting this entry. Looking back, I am not sure what I have been eating, which usually means, simple carbs, not good. I will deal with the food/weight issue when I feel up to it. I will just focus on getting my brain working in it's usual (not that usual) way.!! I am going to read a few diaries now, I am not sure I will get through them all, so if you don't see a comment from me, I love  you anyway. I do have breakfast and lunch sorted out, so yay!! at least I have made a start at thinking about what I am eating. Breakfast: hot chocolate and porridge, Lunch: roast lamb, vegies and gravy. Have a good day girls.

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

V on 11/02/2010:
Aww Moogy :( i am headed to do my workout :( It's only an hour but i hope you will still be here when i am done :) Ive missed you soooooo much! Love you

KathyBlue on 11/02/2010:
uhh moogy, keep up! You can get out of the ditch, and now it's easier as you know we love you, and we're all here for you!!! :-) And I bet that roast lamb also helps big time, hehehe :)

V on 11/02/2010:
Right back at ya!!! I too thank you for all of your love and support!

KathyBlue on 11/02/2010:
that's right, at the bottom we are SURVIVORS! :) But then, it's sad as well. Does it say my kids will be fat? Does it say there's no hope for us? I couldn't fully understand that part...

V on 11/02/2010:
i am back are you still there???

V on 11/02/2010:
Lol I am going to post only gonna take a sec! or 10 minutes (just kidding)

sweetpea1977 on 11/02/2010:
Good to see another entry from you!! Yes, take baby steps to get back on track. I think you're off to a great start with your breakfast and lunch planned out as well as posting again. I think you'll slip into the rest of your good habits in a few days. :)

Sending lots of love your way!

V on 11/02/2010:
So did i do good??? i tried really hard not to make a speech out of my post! LOL

V on 11/02/2010:
LOL!!!!!!! I will :( miss you but i did make you smile :) Happy nap time :)

V on 11/02/2010:
I know you will be back!!

Sofia on 11/02/2010:
Hope you feel better soon!

Maria7 on 11/02/2010:
Glad you are beginning to feel better, Moogy! Take all the time for yourself that you need to revitalize...which means get plenty of rest and relaxation and be good to yourself. We'll be here, thinking of ya and looking forward to your delightful entries!

Umpqua on 11/03/2010:
My eating has been bad lately too Moogy, I've been having a difficult time and it just isn't a priority. But I'm not giving up and I'm glad you aren't either!

selina on 11/03/2010:
Hi Moogie! It's nice to see you here again! I remember when you put up the description of what you were suffering from, Dythemia. I was reading it and thinking how hard it must be for you to go through so much with your daughter's condition and on top of that having to deal with your own problems... My heart aches for you. Take it slowly. Enjoy the solitude and the wonderful company of your own. We missed you and look forward to reading your wonderfully uplifting accounts. Hugs!

chidogs on 11/03/2010:
Hey there moogie! Good to see that you are moving into the sunlight now. Just know that you have a whole ton of friends waiting to give you a hand on each step of your ladder back up! And we do enjoy helping you. You will get back on track with the food thing when you have your balance back. Don't worry about it. Take care, and more hugs for you.

moogy - Wednesday Nov 03, 2010
(weight watchers points - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6

Hello Girls, This isn't an official entry, well, I suppose it is, it is not a full size entry. I have been struggling with my dark side for a few days. I seem to be coming back into the light and hope to be back to my usual positive side soon. Thank you for caring. Love Moogy.

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 11/02/2010:
Let the force be with you!!! :)

just42day on 11/02/2010:
Good hearing from you. Hope all is well. :)

sweetpea1977 on 11/02/2010:
Love you!! BTW, I posted a picture of Ethan in his Halloween costume yesterday. I think it may bring a little smile to your face. :)

Take care of yourself moogy. We'll be right here waiting for you when you're ready to come back! xoxo

V on 11/02/2010:
Love you Moogy!!! Come back to us soon!!!

getmebackto150 on 11/02/2010:
love to you... hope you are back to yourself very soon... We miss you!

selina on 11/02/2010:
I miss you Moogie, stay well....

Maria7 on 11/02/2010:
Well, of course we care about our DD sister! How could we not??? Hope you are feeling better today. Get out into the sunshine! (Or where there is some bright lighting.) Good to see an entry from you. Everyone needs some rest sometimes.

legcramps on 11/02/2010:
Take care of yourself, hope to hear from you again soon :-)

skinnygrlwithin on 11/02/2010:
MOOGY!! I've missed you...and I'm sorry to come back to hear you not in a good place... you have always been there to give me tough love and pull me through the dark times... I'm here for you, whatever you need.

Umpqua on 11/02/2010:
Take care Moogy, I hope you're feeling better soon!

chidogs on 11/02/2010:
Aw, sorry you are down. Sending you some "up" thoughts and hugs. Get the sunny side going now. Take care.

2luvself on 11/02/2010:
Awww I hope you make it through on top. I know how that can be. I go through those thoughts and feelings a lot. I hope you feel better today and come back to update. We all love you and are here if you need.

moogy - Friday Oct 29, 2010
(weight watchers points - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


You can get children off your lap, but you can never get them out of your heart.

Today I am grateful for: a comfortable home, my team mates, bird song

Hello Lovely Girls, It is yet another lovely cool morning but it is going to start warming up over the next few days - yuk!! I am surprisingly alone again this morning, my daughter only thought she had an appointment yesterday and drove the half an hour to her friends house only to find that it was this morning she had the appointment, even so she was still gone for over an hour. This morning however, she will be gone for a least two, so I get to wallow in the my lovely deep hot bath in a while. I have to read your diaries and do my entry for the day before I can relax.

I don't have anything planned for the day, just a little cleaning, a little cooking, the usual pattern of my life. Which is something to be grateful for, there are so many in the world who would be grateful for my comfortable, easy, plentiful life and I am always aware of the blessing it is to be healthy, strong and live in peace and prosperity. It is so easy to take things for granted and whine about things that are lacking in our lives (believe me, I could do that quite happily as well), but it is better for ourselves and others to focus on the things, people and situations that bring us joy and happiness rather than those that cause us pain and grief. I seem to be in a philosophical mood today. It must be the solitude and stillness of the morning. I hope you all have a happy and successful day. Love you girls.

DAY TWO of being in contrrol of my eating behaviour FIFTY TWO TO GO

hot chocolate, egg on toast            4

chicken, bok choy and noodles in oyster sauce         8

toasted ham and tomato wrap       4

hot chocolate, bodywise bar         3

                     total             19


Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

V on 10/28/2010:
Hi Moogy! I just got home and will post in a few...The solitude gets the wheels turning doesn't it??? Now unfortunately my wheels spin really fast at bedtime, and it sometimes takes hours to fall asleep! LOl As far as weather here well most times we won't see the 60's even lower 70's til January :( That teases us for a few weeks and then temps soar right back up! Last year however we had record breaking lows from Dec-Feb...The temps didn't make it out of the 40's...Since I work the outside bar well i was off for almost 2 months!!!! I picked up shifts inside here and there but it was few and far between...After working there for so long i have a separate "bad weather" fund set up for instances such as this...

Maria7 on 10/28/2010:
Hope you had a nice relaxing morning. Amen to what you wrote about how easy it is for us to take for granted the blessings God has blessed us with and whine about everything not being perfect (not yet!)...We should be happy every day and thank the Lord for it, too! :-D

V on 10/28/2010:
Well as you know I kinda live life on the edge but with a financial safety net...i like that saying by the way :) It is amazing how resourceful you can be when trying to avoid working at a place that insures financial stability but makes you miserable..Well if it is too hot people won't sit outside either...Unfortunately there are alot of co workers that live"hand to mouth" and with weather so unpredictable it is just not a wise way to go....It's funny that rumor has it that I am a trust fund kid who doesn't have to worry about money...HA!!!! That is more than hilarius Moogs! If they only knew!

Umpqua on 10/28/2010:
Thanks for your support Moogy, and thanks for an uplifting entry. I have really been try to dwell on the positive things in my life during a difficult time and it sure helps to keep things in perspective. I hope you have a great day!

just42day on 10/28/2010:
Good to see your post and know that all is well. :)

hopingforhealth on 10/28/2010:
Enjoy the relaxing!

I always find your gratitude about life inspirational. You are a great example for me. I am very blessed in life, but every now and then I forget. :)

V on 10/28/2010:
LOL Dang it, you're on to me ;)

sweetpea1977 on 10/28/2010:
Nice!! Enjoy the relaxation!!

V on 10/28/2010:
You shouldn't lowball yourself,I was willing to give you the butler, maid and my driver! LOL

V on 10/28/2010:
You are so right again! I must take a few refresher courses in good manners! LOL

2luvself on 10/29/2010:
Glad to hear you got some nice alone time. Keep up the good work.

selina on 10/29/2010:
great entry, Moogie! Yes, we can always choose to look at the glass half-full to our benefit! Enjoy the bath and your own wonderful company this morning!

Bikiniwax85 on 10/29/2010:
Hi Moogy!!! I am glad to be here and able to read your entry! :)

Maria7 on 10/30/2010:
Hope you're having a nice weekend. :-)

nita51 on 11/01/2010:
Have a wonderful week. Take Care - Hugs

hopingforhealth on 11/01/2010:
Hey Moogy. Just popping by to say hi. Hope you had a nice weekend!

Maria7 on 11/01/2010:
WHERE DID YOU GO???????????????????????????????????? WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you're okay!

V on 11/01/2010:
Yes we do(echoes V) LOL

moogy - Thursday Oct 28, 2010
(weight watchers points - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6





We share our happiness with each other - and it becomes greater.

We share our troubles with each other- and they become smaller.

We share one another's grief's and burdens - and their weight becomes possible to bear.

Today I am grateful for: a cool day, being alone, being in control

Hello Lovely Girls, It is a lovely cool morning here in Sydney and I am just enjoying it. My daughter has taken the girls out with her for a couple of hours and I am all alone, and loving it. I get to be alone so rarely nowadays, it is lovely to big part of a noisy, busy family (even if they are downstairs - most of the time), just knowing there is just me here is very calming.

I have filled my fridge with lots of veggies and I have decided that I need to commit to my group as well as myself. So I am going to continue with my being in control challenge. It went so well last time with the 30 days, this time I am going to extend it until Christmas and I do mean Christmas day. I know that leading up to Christmas is always a dodgy time for me for various reasons. I figure if I commit myself to be in control right up until, well, it will have to be Christmas Eve because the downstairs family come up for our traditional unwrapping of nana's presents, story reading and goody eating. Anyway, that is what I am going to do. Stay in control. It works out to 54 days, starting today. Have a wonderful day girls. I love you all.

DAY ONE of being in control of my eating behaviour FIFTY THREE TO GO

hot chocolate, porridge                  5

1/2 roast beef and salad wrap, banana        5.5

bodywise bar                                 2

veal chop, cabbage, carrots, peas, gravy   4

                   total                          16 


Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

lifestylechange on 10/27/2010:
I know, I'm usually not willing to spend the calories either... fortunately, it wasn't too bad...185 cal;)

sweetpea1977 on 10/27/2010:
This has been a weird fall, to say the least. Rumor has it though that tonight is the last day of bad weather for a while and we'll be rewarded with lots of sunshine and cooler temps for tomorrow-Sunday. YAY!

I love having quiet alone time. Its becoming more rare for me these days, so I really appreciate every time the opportunity arises!

Your wrap and dinner sound wonderful and your "in control" plan sounds great!!!

V on 10/27/2010:
Moogy i know that you can do this and you so ROCK as well...Let Christmas day serve as your motivation :)

hopingforhealth on 10/27/2010:
Extending that challenge is amazing! You can do it!

just42day on 10/28/2010:
Good for you for extending your challenge. You can do it! :)

selina on 10/28/2010:
That's a terrific challenge, Moogie. I might as well jump on the wagon right along with you! I haven't consciously doing much, either, in the past several weeks! You are an inspiration! Enjoy the day, I love being alone, too!

KathyBlue on 10/28/2010:
Christmas is very stressful in food level to me, too. I hope it won't rain so we can walk a bit between the meals at my man's grandma's house... There'll be: 24th dinner, 25th lunch & dinner, 31st dinner, 1st Jan. lunch & dinner, ARGHHHHHHHHHH too much for me... too much temptation in sweets, cakes and stuff... :(

hollybelle on 10/28/2010:
Veal and cabbage tonight - sounds heavenly!

breakaway on 10/28/2010:
Good job Moogy! My new challenge didn't go so well either. I planned on NO eating past 7pm and I did ok up until the site crashed :( That week off I did eat past 7 but NOT past 8pm so I'm going to attempt it again starting on the 1st of Nov...easier to remember that way where I am. SO my Nov challenge will be just that :D I think Dec will be 6pm but that is as last as I will go since sometimes we don't get dinner until 5:30pm. Then after that, it will be an exercise challenge of some sort since I NEED more of that!

Maria7 on 10/28/2010:
Good morning! :-D

legcramps on 10/28/2010:
You can do it!

starfish on 10/28/2010:
You can do this :-)

moogy - Tuesday Oct 26, 2010
(high fibre, low fat - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to measure up to the stature of true potential......................................Thomas S Monson

Today I am grateful for: a sunny morning, a normal routine, being happy

Hello Wonderful Women, I am just dropping by for a quick entry before I go shopping with my daughter and the angel, we are dropping the princess of at pre-school prior to our venture. Thank goodness, I love her heaps but she really is living up to her nickname. I was so nice to wake up this morning and spring (I am exagurating) out of bed and charge (and again) to the computing, firstly, to make sure I hadn't imagined that we were back and secondly, to read comments and diaries. I haven't managed to get through them all yet, but will do as soon as I return. It is 8 am on Wednesday here is Sydney and it is going to be a spectacular day, I am still attempting to enjoy the warm weather, but we are getting the occassional mid eighties day thrown into the mix which I am not happy about.

I have felt like a space walker untethered from my mothership while we have been apart and now a feel like I have been pulled back into the bosom of my family. I shall be buying heaps of vegies, and all things good for me, dragging out my little book and making up menu's for the next few days when I get home. I leave you for the moment with a little mind game which will hopefully get you pondering and laughing. Love you girls.

This has got  to be one of the cleverest
e-mails I've received in  awhile.
Someone out there
must be  "deadly" at Scrabble.
(Wait  till you see the last one)!

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:


When you  rearrange the letters:

When you  rearrange the letters:


When you  rearrange the letters:

I am not sure I like the last one, but I would hate to play this person at scrabble, I then it occurs to me, some people have way to much time on there hands!!!!

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 10/26/2010:
It was a hot and humid fall day here (80 degrees at 5pm). Ugh! I hope you get some more spring like days before Summer is in full force!

Love the anagrams you posted!

Have a wonderful day!!

hopingforhealth on 10/26/2010:
I'm so glad we are all back! I feel like I haven't "seen" you in ages.

Those are so clever! I love scrabble, but I am pretty rotten at anagrams!

Umpqua on 10/26/2010:
I hope your summer doesn't come too soon. I love word games - Scrabble, Boggle, etc. Great anagrams!

Sofia on 10/26/2010:
I think we all felt lost without DD. I love the anagrams, so funny and yet so true!

V on 10/26/2010:
LOl I love all especially MIL LOL too funny Moogy!!!Did you watch the movie yet???? I want to know all the details when you do :) i hope you have a splendid day ;)

Maria7 on 10/26/2010:
Those words out of words are pretty interesting. Thanks for your comment. Hope you're having a nice Wednesday. Bet your new Grandson is SO CUTE! :-D

V on 10/26/2010:
The gorier the better in my family as well :)

KathyBlue on 10/27/2010:
woman hitler, that's scary! :) Wonder if you have received my post card? I mailed it a long ago...

just42day on 10/27/2010:
Loved the scrabble words!

biscottibody59 on 10/27/2010:
Well I'd just skip the anagram and call George Bush a few other things! Cute list at any rate!

Have a good one!

selina on 10/27/2010:
Clever list!!!! I love it!

I hope you had a wonderful, successful day, today!

legcramps on 10/27/2010:
Love it!

Maria7 on 10/27/2010:
Hope you're having a nice morning! :-)

hollybelle on 10/27/2010:
Wow cute words. Laughed at your food delivery comments - sounded yucky! Sorry - Here's to better food this week.

Maria7 on 10/27/2010:
Isn't it about time for you to wake up over there in Sydney??? It's about 4:33 pm here on Wednesday. :-D

Maria7 on 10/27/2010:
Yep, I did. Anyway, I was teasing about your waking up. :-) Hope you have a good morning.

loveray on 10/27/2010:
did you? i had no idea you reacted poorly to it - i think you are doing so great!! xo

moogy - Tuesday Oct 26, 2010
(high fibre, low fat - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6





In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to measure up to the stature of true potential......................................Thomas S. Monson 

Today I am thankful for: our Webmaster, DD's, my wonderful team

Hello Wonderful Women, I see that my last entry was on the 13th and I was starting 30 days of having milk chocolate in my house. Well, with the birth of a premmie grandchild, the site crashing, milk chocolate in the house, the best thing to say about the challenge was that I did give it two goes. Ate the chocolate both times. I have decided that I obviously don't have the will power to resist that particular little bit of deliciousness, or maybe it was just bad timing. Maybe I will try again, but definitely not in the foreseeable time.

My new grandson is now two weeks old, technically 34 weeks but doing well, he has some meat on his thighs (he may get that from me!!!), but although little is looking pretty good. His mom looks as if she has lost weight since the last time I saw her (I haven't see her this pregnancy). I think she may be one of those strange women who don't eat when they are stressed out, she had her placenta over her cervix, so it was always a bit of a dodgy pregnancy. She did well to get to 32 weeks and get baby Jay to almost 5lbs. I only managed 5lb 14oz for my daughter and she was full term.

What else do I need to let you know, oh yes, the food delivery saga. I decided after the chocolate challenge fiasco that I would have my food delivered to me, just lunches and dinners for five days a week. Well, the food was disgusting, I ended up throwing a few meals out with the garbage and I was starving (well, not really, but you know what I mean). I tried frozen meals from the supermarket, that wasn't much better either. I have not done very well without the support of my team. I am obviously one little chicken that needs to be watched over and monitored, threatened and coddled. I haven't dared to step onto the scale this morning, even though it is my weigh in day. I am shopping tomorrow and filling my fridge with all my usual healthy stuff and resigning myself to cooking healthy food for myself.

I can't tell you how much I have missed all of you. My daughter has been fed up of me moaning about not being able to get on my site. She has been up here on some mornings when I have been reading my e-mails from V, Sweetpea, Nita etc., you have been my lifelines, thank you. I can't wait to get up in the morning and get back into my usual routine of reading your diaries, commenting and filling in my day's activities. I love you girls. So glad to be back. Love Moogy

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

nita51 on 10/26/2010:
Thanks for all your support during our down times. love you and I'll get caught with messages 2mrrw. Had a very trying day today. Take Care!

KathyBlue on 10/26/2010:
ahhhhhhhh we're sooooo back!!! Hey, what happened to your weight? :) I see a very precise amount, lol... Weight: 229.600006103516 :)

Bikiniwax85 on 10/26/2010:
what a wonderful quote! Wonderful entry.. Btw, Im back! :) I miss reading your inspiring day Moogy! Sending alot of love to you and your family!

Umpqua on 10/26/2010:
It's great to see you Moogy, I've missed your entries. I'm glad everything is OK with your grandson, and you will get back on track. With your usual delicious sounding meals, it's no wonder the delivery food was yucky. Have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 10/26/2010:
Hey moogy! So glad to be meeting you here at the old watering hole again. :) Im sorry that the delivery meals didnt work out. Its hard to beat home cooking. Do you have a slow cooker/crock pot? Those are wonderful time and energy savers and make fantastic meals. I have a "Cook it Lightly" crock pot cookbook is that is filled with all sorts of low calorie recipes for all types of meals.

Hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!

just42day on 10/26/2010:
Hi! We're back together! Thanks for your sweet notes while the site was down. Really appreciate them!

getmebackto150 on 10/26/2010:
so glad to be back! I also didn't do too well without the site... but like just4today said to me... we have NO excuses now!

selina on 10/26/2010:
Hi Moogy! So glad we are back and able to read your entries again. Congrats on the new, healthy grandson!

Too bad you didn't like the meals you ordered... I had south beach diet meals delivered to me once, several years ago, when south beach diets were the rage. It worked very well for me and for my husband - the meals were delicious and we lost a lot of weight. I remember, I lost 15 pounds and my husband lost 25 lbs. But that was about 5 years ago and I got all my weight back over the years...

Stay well and have a great day!

shams on 10/26/2010:
there is many fast homemade meals, that can prepaired in 20 minutes or 30 minutes. nice going with chocolate. keep it going

V on 10/26/2010:
Hiya Moogy! I am so happy to have you here whenever I need to chat with you :) i soooo missed that :) Have a great evening I will catch you later :)

biscottibody59 on 10/26/2010:
RYC: "Halloween's going to be tricky"--haha! I don't know much about your so-called "holidays" as we call them--probably more like traditions in the rest of the world strictly speaking--but Halloween has become one of the biggest along with Christmas and Easter for businesses to cash in in every way here in the US.

Luckily I've not brought in any more candy--and probably won't. Where I live they set a route for kids to trick or treat (going door to door) and I'm not on it this year. BTW, for several years I gave kids the choice of candy or pencils and pencils won out every time. You wouldn't think that, but I guess when all you get is candy at every door a nice unsharpened pencil begins to look pretty good:-)

Hope you have a good Wednesday!

sweetpea1977 on 10/26/2010:
Freeze the crockpot leftovers in single serving freezer bags. :)

Maria7 on 10/26/2010:
Hello, Moogy! Good to 'see' everybody again! Hope you and your family are all doing well! :-D

moogy - Wednesday Oct 20, 2010
(weight watchers points - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


We all have weaknesses, But I have figured that others have put up with mine so tolerantly that it would be less than fair not to make a reasonable discount for theirs.

Today I am grateful for: my comfortable bed, being free of pain, fresh food

Hello Lovely Girls, I can't believe it  is going to be in the high eighties today and it will be in the low nineties tomorrow. I feel like going on strike, writing a letter of complaint or something. I was fully prepared to try and enjoy the too warm days of Spring, but no longer, I am going into my Summer mode early. Whereby, I get up early do whatever needs to be done while it is still cool and then hunker down with the air conditioner on.

I know lots of people who think that this weather is wonderful, they go to the beach, and actually look forward to the heat. I obviously am not in that camp. I so resent the stealing of the Spring with it's implied gentle weather. I suspect that this is it now until the end of March. I know you know what I mean, it only seems a few weeks ago when you where bemoaning the lengthening of your never ending Summer. I shall try not to inflict you with too much moaning. I shall just post the expected temperature and you can guess the rest of the blurb that would normally follow such an announcement. That way you will not be subjected to my pretty intense ranting on the subject of why it needs to be so hot, not even those people who like hot weather like it when it get into the nineties, let alone when it goes over hundred, which it will. I will leave off now, as you can tell it is a sore subject with me. Hence, the quote at the top is for you my friends who have to put up with so many of my weaknesses and still find it in your heart to come here and offer empathy and friendship. I am extremely grateful.

I have to finish now and get some housework down while it is cool, I will come back later and read when the work is done and I am cocooned in my cool dark cave. Love you girls.


banana and raspberry smoothie (two fruits)             3

bodywise bar                                2

chicken and salad wrap (two veggies)          8

apple and almonds (one fruit)          2

turkey steak, cauliflower, carrot, peas, gravy( 3 veggies)   4

                                      total                19




Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

moogy - Thursday Oct 14, 2010
(high fibre, low fat - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to cast off the old person and to measure up to                                                                           the stature of true potential......................................Thomas S. Monson 

Today I am thankful for: the sounds of the morning, new starts, my team

Hello Wonderful Woman, I think summer is on it's way, the sun is streaming through the open windows and it is quite warm, I have had the door and windows open all night and it isn't cold in the house this morning, just pleasant. It is going to be in the low eighties today. Definitely getting ready for summer.

Well, I start my new 30 day challenge today, 30 days of staying in control of my eating with milk chocolate in the house. Now, I can have all sorts of other chocolate around, and do, choc chips, choc buttons, in all their varieties, 70% dark chocolate but non of them call to me or trigger me. So the challenge this month will be to see if I can resist the call of the milk chocolate, this will be much harder than last month, just knowing it is there is already playing games with my head. I believe that this is an opportunity to 'get over myself' , I don't have to eat every scrap of milk chocolate as soon as it comes in the house. I seem to have this fear that they are going to stop making it and I am never going to have any again. So I will be working on number 2 and number 5 on my goal list this month.

Thank you for all the support, congratulations and general team work that you gave to me yesterday. I love it that you really care about how I am doing and what my plans are. I love you girls!! I hope you all have a great day!!


DAY ONE  of staying in control with a trigger food in the house TWENTY NINE TO GO

60g high protein muesli, skim milk                          6

bodywise bar                                                 2

chicken and mushroom pasta bake                         8

toasted ham and tomato sandwich                 4

                total                                                              20

1. To eat a balanced diet without counting or weighing.
2. To stay on program and in control of my eating.
3. To eat like a 'normal' person including single serves of my comfort foods.
4. To enjoy exercising three to four times a week.
5. To have comfort foods in the house without them triggering me.
6. To realise that my comfort foods are always available to me if I want them.
7. To get to 80kg/176lbs as a realistic goal at this time.
8. To set realistic achievable mini goals. First, to reach 100kg/220lbs

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/13/2010:
Your foods sound really yummy for today. Good luck with the new challenge - I picked up chocolate ice cream since my boys and my Dad like it. My challenge is going to be to avoid it, or possibly eat a SMALL bowl of it. Not the whole container!

breakaway on 10/13/2010:
That's me and cream cheese Moogy! YIKES, it's thine enemy! Maybe THAT can be my new challenge? I killed the soda challenge all over the place :D So proud! And VERY proud of you for taking on the NO choc challenge! You must be feeling strong this month :D You can do it!

sweetpea1977 on 10/13/2010:
Your menu looks fantastic. I especially like the sound of your chicken and mushroom pasta bake. Mmm! Didn't Spring just get there? Our spring seem short and our summer seemed way too long.

Good luck with your new challenge and enjoy the lovely weather you're having!

V on 10/13/2010:
Moogy my fave on your menu today??? Ham and tomato!!!!!! Yummmmmmm Hey great goals!!!!!I am so proud of you my love!

V on 10/13/2010:
No bread for me! As far as your comment,LOL I read all of the time, Vogue,Elle, Harpers and the cute little brochures that Gucci sends me ;) LOL How do you think i obtained all of my various degrees??? LOL Oh and let us not forger Victorias Secret!!

SusieQueue on 10/13/2010:
I like the idea of mini challenges.....I am a newbie but will put this idea in my toolbox for when I need it.

sweetpea1977 on 10/13/2010:
Yes, of course! Come on over! :)

just42day on 10/13/2010:
Great job with creating new goals for yourself! I'm cheering for you. Thanks, too, for sending positive vibes my way. Really appreciate it! :)

hopingforhealth on 10/13/2010:
Way to go with meeting your 30 day goals! Woo-hoo! I am way impressed that you are starting another 30 day goals. You are doing such a great job!

Maria7 on 10/13/2010:
I love all kinds of chocolate but certain kinds are no trigger for me, either. I keep cocoa in the house (dry kind), also hot chocolate (diet kind), but they are no temptation. ANY chocolate candy or ice cream is a temptation to me. Looks like you are doing real well and hope you have a wonderful Thursday evening! :-D

lifestylechange on 10/13/2010:
Keep up the good work!!

Sofia on 10/13/2010:
Your goals are so great, and such an inspiration! Good luck with this one, it will be tough, but I know you can do it!

moogy - Wednesday Oct 13, 2010
(high fibre, low fat - weigh in day Tuesday)
Weight: 229.6


In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to cast off the old person and to measure up to                                                                           the stature of true potential......................................Thomas S. Monson 

Today I am thankful for: my daughter, a quiet still morning, bird song

Hello Wonderful Women, The princess had her usual sleepover last night, and apart from a few whacks in the head it went really well, that makes a change. The princess always comes up after her nap on her non pre-school days but now the angel has declared that she is coming up too. So I have doubled the little girl joy three days a week.

It is the final day of my thirty day challenge today, I have learned a lot about myself and my relationship with food. It has been a really valuable exercise. I will start on my new challenge tomorrow, I have milk chocolate in the house. This month is going to be a lot harder than last month, I can tell already. I will keep telling myself that I am not a child that needs instant gratification, but an adult than is in control of her own behaviours. Have a good day girls!!

DAY THIRTY of being in control of my eating behaviour  NONE TO GO!!!!!!!

porridge                 4

spicy rice, vegies and crab           3.5


ginger kiss bar           1.5

seasoned chicken thigh, cauliflower, carrots, gravy          6

                             total                   15

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 54.6 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/12/2010:
Congrats on the 30th of your 30 days! Great job! :)

V on 10/12/2010:
Congrats!!!!WOOOHOOO!! So what's your next challenge??? I can't wait to hear about it :) Well having your precious little visitor a little more will bring a extra smiles i am sure of it! On another subject you really have to stop suggesting notions like that to me because you know i WILL entertain them...imagine me with a pet gator on a leash??? LOL What would happen to Mr. gator when he turns on me you ask....Matching shoes, belt and luggage for us my friend :) Moogy you are too much :)

chidogs on 10/12/2010:
It sounds as if you are pleased with your last 30 day challenge. Good for you! Have fun with your little princess, they are so cute and stay that way for such a short time! I would like to be an adult in charge of my behavior too, but there is still this rebellious child hidden there that creeps out now and then.:) Take care, and if I need more support with lawyerman I will shout out.

hollybelle on 10/12/2010:
Glad you will have double the pleasure with the little girlies! Couple of things in your post really hit a high note for me - one - an adult is in charge. Wow! When I read that it hit me that when I go off on my long periods of eating what ever the ___ I want I am feeling like a child and kind of rebeling. There will be an adult in charge of my eating from now on, too - will you please send her over -LOL! Just kidding of course. Seriously I am going to stay in my adult mode where food is concerned.......interesting. Second - you have stayed conscience and aware for 30 days - you have exercised. What makes you predict that the next 30 days will be harder? Sometimes I grow disenchanted with thing I have conquered......that is not helpful. Thanks for the insight!!

chidogs on 10/12/2010:
*snorkle* I need to lose a few more pounds before "hopping" is an option.:)

V on 10/12/2010:
See why do you do this to me(as she scans the phone book for exotic pets) LOL i can totally see it...HUMMMMMMMMM

chidogs on 10/12/2010:
:) good, made you laugh!

sweetpea1977 on 10/12/2010:
How old are the princess and the angel? Just curious! I find it very sweet that your granddaughters love having sleepovers with you. :)

Amen, adults have control of our own behaviors!! I need to keep this in mind anytime I face my temptations!

Have a wonderful day moogy!

Maria7 on 10/12/2010:
That's so sweet about your Granddaughters! They both want to spend the nite with their wonderful Grandma! I remember when I was a little girl and I used to spend the nite with my wonderful Grandma, too! :-D Hope you're having a nice Wednesday! :-D

sweetpea1977 on 10/12/2010:
Wow, your last comment brought me to tears. Thank you! :) Love you moogy!!

justine on 10/12/2010:
i love your perspective. you are right, we are adults in control of our behaviour, as difficult as that seems! stay strong and always turn to us when you need support!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/12/2010:
congratulations on finishing your challenge!!!

you know, i really like your idea of a challenge, that can change month to month...it keeps you on your toes. I think i may steal it from you, we will see. Your challenge idea is definitely one of the best things i've read in awhile, in terms of self motivation. I really like it!

nita51 on 10/13/2010:
Look at you! 30 days of a great challenge completed! Well done. xoxo

liza36 on 10/13/2010:
Congratulations on 30 days! That's a tremendous accomplishment, and you should be very proud. I also think the valuable part is learning more about yourself in the process. Good luck on your next challenge - you can do anything now!

selina on 10/13/2010:
Congrats! That's fantastic, being able to accomplish your challenge, wow! I hope you'll be as successful in the next one! The sleepovers sound wonderful, enjoy making wonderful memories for the girls! Have a great day!

biscottibody59 on 10/13/2010:
Good going on your 30 days! Wishing you the best for your next 30 days!

Good that you can enjoy those kids while they're still kids--it's getting rarer and rarer it seems that anyone wants children to be anything but miniatures of adults!

Have a good one!

KathyBlue on 10/13/2010:
ahhh, you have a thing with milk chocolate, right? That's difficult, truly is! :(

getmebackto150 on 10/13/2010:
congrats on making the 30 day challenge... that in itself is a HUGE accomplishment! Hope you had a gread day!!! Can't wait for your next challenge!

Umpqua on 10/13/2010:
Congratulations on meeting the challenge! And good luck with the milk chocolate. You are a stronger woman than I am ;) Hope you have an excellent evening/day!

Maria7 on 10/13/2010:
Good Thursday morning, Moogy! :-D

balloonlady on 10/13/2010:
yeah day 30,,, you are awesome!! and with chocolate in the house, I know how hard that can be..

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