Last year, after several decades of being over weight, then very overweight, I reached a point where I had lost 5st. This year, through stress, lack of exercise and mindless sugar binging I've put it nearly all back on. I don't love food and it certainly doesn't love me and at times my sweet tooth feels like a runaway train! I'm back calorie counting, being more mindful about what I'm eating and thought it might be helpful to write about the coming ups and downs.
To lose 3st
To eat mindfully
To find by inner athlete
Trying to stay within 1200 calories per day.
Balanced meals without falling prey to healthy snacks.
Cycling and walking, plus re-starting a regular fitness routine.
More of a plan will take shape as my journey progresses
I'm an artist, I work with the community and on personal projects on a freelance basis.
I have a loving partner (who is the very devil about calories!) and a fabulous dog.
No children but my partner has three boys (all now young men)
I live in the East Midlands in the UK
I love art, literature, history, film and the power of the transformative power of the imagination.
I'm very untidy and my nickname is 'Wreck a room in seconds' but out of the seeming chaos often comes something beautiful or unusual.
I have magpie tendencies
I collect too many things
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Hiya, Just popping in for a visit to see how you are getting on. Are you finding your way around OK?, any problems, just ask.
UK Midlands Team Leader
1788 days ago
Welcome to the Midland Team, sorry I'm so late but you popped in during my hols lol !
Do hope you find time to stop in and chat, we're a very friendly bunch but don't scare you off with loads of challenges, so don't be a stranger and hope to see you getting friendly very soon - just jump right in, we do love to talk lol !
1793 days ago
Thanks so much for the comment on my blog!
1798 days ago
Thanks for the Friend add. Have done the same for you .
We have some similar interests.
I have my two dogs and enjoy walking, I like art ( it was a favourite subject in school, many years ago ) and I enjoy reading when I go away. Especially when I'm getting my Vitamin D, by the poolside
I too have been making the effort to get back to a regular exercise routine since August, apart from my strolls with my babies, Sooty and Merlin and would love to re-sculpt and slim my body along the way. Lose a few 'spare tyres' !!!
Best wishes with all your goals and Welcome to SP Look forward to hearing from you, Angela
1799 days ago
Hi there, sorry this is a bit late but we have only just got back from our holiday today & although you will already have received my standard joining email I thought I would add this to your Sparkpage to welcome you to the Midlands gang. We are a very friendly & supportive group of Sparkers so come on in and feel at home here. Drop in for ‘A Natter’ anytime or join in our Challenges.
We often get together for the odd Sunday lunch, in Telford, Birmingham, Nottingham & Nuneaton which are really great. Take a look at the ‘Sunday Tucker’ topic to see what we get up to.
Each July for the past 4 years, Pete (DH & also CATMAN124) & I have organised the UK Main Team Party in the Park at Coombe Abbey and although the gatherings have only been small so far, we are hoping that as an annual event, it will grow & grow. Look out for the UK Team Party In The Park 23rd July 2011 thread.
UK Midlands Team Leader
1803 days ago