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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 29th Dec 18, 7:41 AM
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    Frump to Fab 2019 - Here We Go Again
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    • 29th Dec 18, 7:41 AM
    Frump to Fab 2019 - Here We Go Again 29th Dec 18 at 7:41 AM
    Good Morning Lovely Ladies (And Gents - if are are reading along).

    Are you ready to start the New Year with a sparkle in your eye and a spring in your footsteps or are you feeling a little jaded, a little worse for wear, a tad sad and neglected.

    Do you feel invisible. Does the face that stares back at you from the mirror seem like a stranger to you.

    Just who is that tired old lady looking back out at you.

    In short, have you become a Frump!!!

    Well fret ye not, salvation is at hand.

    Join our merry gang and make this the year you transform yourself.

    Ditch the Frump and become the Fabulous Woman you know you can be.

    And have some fun along the way.

    The Story So Far.......

    I have been looking back and I was astonished to discover that the First Frump to Fab thread began in 2011. Wow.

    Tempus Fugit and all that.

    Am I fabulous yet. Almost.

    How did it all begin.

    Well one day my son took a photo of me in an unguarded moment. I took one look and burst into tears. Who was that old hag, that strange woman who looked like a bag lady. That couldn't be me. So I ran upstairs and took a good hard look in a full length mirror.

    Yes, dear reader, it was me.

    I stopped snivelling and faced the truth. I was a mess. I resolved then and there to do something about it. I didn't know what that something was because at the time I was caring for my terminally ill husband and staring bankruptcy in the face.

    I was exhausted, I looked terrible and if I'm honest, I felt desperate. I didn't know what I was going to do, or where to begin so I started the first Frump to Fab thread as a diary to spur me on and keep me motivated.

    And the rest is history.

    My life is truly unrecognisable from that day. And I am not the same woman.

    I look better, feel better, my finances are better. I AM better.

    Not quite Goddess standard yet but getting there and working towards being fabulous and having a fabulous life.

    So......if you want to "Change Your Stars" then join our merry gang.

    Let's make 2019 the best one yet.

    And......more Importantly, let's have some fun along the way.

    One Golden Rule Please.

    Be kind to one another.

    Please do not be harsh or judgemental to others. None of us is perfect. It doesn't matter how we became Frumps what matters is how we are going to reclaim our looks, our energy, our joire de vie.

    The past is the past and why we became Frumps is no longer relevant. It doesn't matter how we got here, what matters is how we move forward.

    We are all here because we want to make things better. We want to look attractive, some of us might want to improve our health and fitness. All of us on here aspire to being the best we can be. So let's support each other.

    For the Newbies, the Lurkers and as a refresher course for our regular members ......

    I have posted the new thread earlier this year to give us some time to reflect and decide exactly what we want to achieve next year. Time to set goals, time for some strategic planning.

    Over the next few days, in true MSE fashion, myself and our regulars will be talking about some simple easy and FREE steps you can make as you prepare to start as your journey to Fabdom.

    So Welcome Everyone.

    Let's get this show on the road.....

    Let's Rock!!!!

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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 16th Jul 19, 7:41 AM
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    Good morning lovely ladies.

    Another tired one, what's wrong with us. although I did sleep well last night so I do feel a lot better now. I switched off from the screens last night at 7pm. I think that might have helped. I just watched a bit of tv and read. I think that helped me unwind.

    Frankie.....glad you went to the meet up. It's a start isn't it. I have a week or so break now before my next one which will be a pub quizz. I think we are bound to enjoy some events more than others, we will just have to be selective.

    Carpet fitter due this morning. Need to mow the lawn, don't fancy it much ........ Looking forward to my massage later.

    Have a great day y'all.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 16th Jul 19, 10:55 AM
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    Ooh, I forgot it was Amazon Prime day. I'm just looking at the deals on there.


    wednesday what meditation do you use? I'm wondering if I need to find something to still my mind...
    Originally posted by FrankieM
    I use quite a few different things. I find it easier to do it when I first wake up in the morning and then in the evening when I'm in the bath.

    The Meaning of Life Experiment, it's an award winning free app you can put on your phone.

    Meditation Vacation, The Mindful Movement and Daily Calm on YouTube as well.
    Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Jul 19, 11:30 AM
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    Much though I love the hot weather, I don't think it's conducive to a good night's sleep. Unfortunately air con doesn't really agree with me either. We had it on holiday and it really messes up my sinuses. But we'll all be fine when the government decrees how many hours sleep we have each night. Simple!

    I try to leave my phone in the kitchen in the evenings but it is tempting. It's so convenient to be able to look things up on Google. I think part of the problem is that many TV programmes aren't good enough to hold my attention 100%. Some programmes I like to record and whizz through both the adverts and then the bits after the adverts where they repeat things from a few minutes ago because we all have the attention span of a gnat! Cheap fillers! I am getting very fed up with the dumbing down of TV and Radio. I used to listen to the radio avidly but I find myself switching off frequently these days. It's not just the drivel but many of the presenters aren't as good as they were and they endlessly (on BBC) seem to advertise their own programmes and podcasts.

    Glad you made the meet up Frankie. You're so right about not taking on too much at once. It's best to ingrain a habit before moving on to another. I tackled my 'too much wine' habit before I started on the weightloss.

    Amused to hear on the radio this morning that my Zara dress now has its own Instagram account!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7204075/Hilarious-Instagram-account-documents-sightings-39-Zara-polka-dot-dress.html

    It's good to see ideas of how people wear it. I'm planning to wear mine tomorrow with black ballet pumps.

    It's still lovely weather here. Warm and sunny but not too hot. I had the makings of a dark wash so I've done some winter scarves as well to take advantage of the good drying weather. I still think of you when I'm doing a dark wash sugarbaby. Unfortunately, I can't get cheap Woolite any more though.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 16th Jul 19, 3:00 PM
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    Hello Ladies,

    I did not have much sleep last night, but it was David Jason's fault.

    I started his autobiography My Life last night and within the 1st page, I was totally hooked. I could not stop laughing aloud.
    • create0
    • By create0 16th Jul 19, 3:03 PM
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    Thank you so much for truly a veritable solution.It really worked for me. The key idea behind it is pretty amazing and glad to know about it.
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 17th Jul 19, 7:10 AM
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    Good morning lovely ladies.

    And a glorious morning. Washing machine on.

    I am now exactly 11stones, 2st 9lbs lost so far. . I reckon about another 10lbs or so should do it, although tbh I am perfectly happy as I am. However, I want to get my blood sugars down a bit more, still in the pre diabetic range and I really want to get them back to normal.

    It's been slow but sure but I'm very happy. I have no loose or flabby skin to contend with as a result of the weight loss. At my age that's a bonus.

    Had a nice massage yesterday, feel a lot less stiff today. I really do need to do some yoga or stretching every day from now now on. So the plan now is to start building up some daily exercise. No more excuses. Lol.

    Maman. I liked the article about the polka dot dress. There were some funny comments in the section below, made me chuckle.

    I'm pleased with my new carpet in the back bedroom. It's a mid priced range suitable for general domestic wear, not just "bedroom" quality. It feels very soft and luxurious. It's a sort of grey tweed effect so very simple and neutral. As I decorate each room I am going to switch from laminate to carpet and I will run the same carpet through the house. I think it will make the house feel much warmer.

    My son will fit the wardrobes in there next week then I am going to switch bedrooms for a while so that I can tackle my bedroom next. I will be having new windows fitted in both the main bedroom and the lounge, along with a new fireplace in the lounge. Both dirty disruptive jobs so it makes sense to switch rooms for a while rather than sleep in the plaster dust and mess.

    Eventually I will set up my couch in the back bedroom and hopefully operate my therapy business from there at some point. It would be nice to be up and running in the late autumn but it's not time critical. I am pretty relaxed about the schedule, there's no real hurry. It all depends on how well the renovations go. I am not looking to build a business empire, lol. - just a nice little hobby business doing something I enjoy.

    You are right Maman about how my life seems to be changing and improving. It's coming up to 5 years since my husband died....he got sick in 2006. I knew from the outset his condition was terminal. And my world fell apart. But, slowly but surely I have rebuilt my life. I am happy and content at last.

    It's been quite a journey.
    Last edited by lessonlearned; 17-07-2019 at 7:32 AM.
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 17th Jul 19, 6:43 PM
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    I was awake during the night, woke up at just before midnight and couldn't get back to sleep, so got up.

    Did some washing, hung it out, washed up some dishes

    While I was scrolling Facebook I cam across a local evening walking group that was tonight...back off to bed at about 3am and then set my alarm at 5am to get some house stuff done before work.

    I'm wondering whether part of my sleep issues are about not having a set bedtime and waking up so I'm often in bed at 8pm and then waking up in the middle of the night to then get up at around 6am, so I've decided that my bedtime is 9pm and awake time is 5am (at least on work days)

    I'll add some journaling and meditation and other generally relaxing things and see how I do.

    anyway, I went to the walking group this evening, it's just an hour and I'm doing it really to meet people.

    A bit like yourself LL I feel like I'm now ready.

    It's interesting how other people seem to have opinions on when you should start dating and socialising after a break up and I have to say that it's only really now, after 3/4 years that I feel ready to face the world (and I'm still not sure whether that involves dating!)

    The group were nice, quite friendly and it's part of the ramblers/walk well/live well scheme, so there will be other walks that I could go on to meet people.

    For now though, I'll do my small steps of every Wednesday evening
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 18th Jul 19, 6:45 AM
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    Good morning lovely ladies.

    Frankie sorry to hear you too are struggling with lack of sleep at the moment. I hope you find a way round it. Going to bed at 9pm does still seem quite early, especially in the summer but I guess if you are dog tired by then you dont have much choice, especially as you are an early riser. We can't fight our body clocks.

    Have you tried having a short early evening nap.,

    I am actually a great believer in "power naps". I tend to have one most days......late afternoon or early evening .....just 20 minutes or so sets me up nicely so that I don't get overtired and I can still enjoy my evenings.

    I do find that if I get overtired then I struggle to sleep (like a fractious overtired toddler). Also if I get overtired I find I crave food, usually unhealthy carbs.

    On the whole I do sleep much better these days. Less stress I suppose. But I also find that I'm very "screen sensitive". I sleep better if I restrict time spent on devices like ipads, phones etc. So I'm now trying to stick to a 8pm watershed.

    I was advised to try journaling after my husband died. I find it quite therapeutic. I still do it now, it's a good way of marshalling my thoughts.

    I think break ups and divorces can, in their own way, be just as difficult as the death of a partner. They are a form of bereavement too and you do need to time to grieve and adjust to a new life. Everyone has to go at their own pace.

    A bit dull here so far. Going to nip to Asda for a few bits and then do some batch cooking today. My nails need a bit of TLC and I shall give myself a facial later. Have booked a chiropodist appt for next week, dentist tomorrow. A lot of maintenance is required these days.......lol.

    Have a great day and keeeeep fabbing.
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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 19th Jul 19, 12:59 PM
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    Thought for the day.


    "Style isn't just a question of designer clothes and chic hairstyles and doesn't have to be inherited. Style is about elegance, confidence and panache. Style is about the way you look and the way you act, it's reflected in your home and in your work and in the company you keep. It's a way of life".

    These words were written by Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward

    Yes, none other than Lady Penelope herself, from the TV series Thunderbirds. Ha ha.

    I am just reading her book "Lady Penelope's Secrets". It's a hoot. No idea who really wrote it, it doesn't say but obviously by a fan who "gets" her. If I didn't know better I would think it was my father, he was one of her biggest fans.....he had quite a crush.

    For those who don't know, Lady Penelope was an "It Girl" in "Swinging London". Fabulously wealthy, beautiful ex model, turned special agent for International Rescue. Landed gentry, she was Impossibly glamourous, beautifully spoken with a breathy voice similar to Joanna Lumley's. She effortlessly knocked both Barbie and Cindy out of the ring. Classy lady.

    Although the book is decidedly meant as a joke and a "homage" to Lady P it actually contains some very sound advice .....healthy eating, exercise, self respect, self care, exactly the same values we promote on here. Not bad for a puppet ......

    Dentist this morning, followed by Aldi's and a quick mooch round my favourite chazza. Wasn't going to bother with the charity shop because by this time it was chucking it down.

    Glad I did, picked up a lovely evenjng dress, SIZE 12 for just 4.50. Sort of Downton Abbey 1920s, perfect for a cruise or summer formal evening. I havent been able to wear a sized 12 for decades. It felt so good.

    Also picked up a pair of cream self coloured striped hessian curtains. Very Scandi rustic style - perfect for summer for my dining room patio doors.

    Going to start work refurbishing a chest of drawers this afternoon. God knows how old it is......it was mine when I was a little girl and it was second or third hand then. It has been round the family several times and it has now come back to me. A cherished old friend. I've bought it some pretty blue and white China knobs and will give it a coat of chalk paint as a refresh. It will look nice in my therapy room.

    Have a great weekend.
    Last edited by lessonlearned; 19-07-2019 at 1:09 PM.
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 19th Jul 19, 5:02 PM
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    Back home from work, showered freshened up and looking forward to a relaxing evening with a glass of wine or too.

    Booked into a couple of meetups tomorrow and considering one on Sunday but I'll see how I go.

    I don't read anywhere enough fiction, I need to start getting some on my shelves for 'lighter' reading.

    Have a lovely evening everyone
    • humptydumptybits
    • By humptydumptybits 19th Jul 19, 8:00 PM
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    Hi, hope everyone is well. I've been busy with one thing and another and my plans move on for next year. Saving is going well helped by loads of ebaying although I seem to have hit a wall this week, I've sold about 150 worth of stuff over the week and have a bid for 40 for something but that leaves me with 20 items and no bids. I'm hoping there might be some last minute action. I'm being ruthless, things get a second chance and then it is the charity shop.


    Does anyone get their nails done? I had mine done for DD's wedding and they looked lovely but I've had them taken off, well not my nails but the lacquer or whatever it is and my nails are destroyed. Any tips? I don't have strong nails at the best of times but now they are all breaking. Not sure if I went to a dodgy place, it seemed to have good reviews on line but their English wasn't good and they used and electric polisher thing to smooth off my nails and then put several coats of something on and I got cooked in a little machine. My nails looked so smooth and shiny and felt so strong. I can see the temptation of getting it done again but I honestly wonder how long my nails would survive.


    Had my hair done today, colour and cut, and I'm really pleased with it. The hairdresser I've found is great, she was a bit wary of cutting it really short at first but she agrees with me that it suits me. It was just over 50 for a cut and colour which I think is really good. The only downside is she never stops talking, I was there for 2 hours and my head was spinning by the end of it. I was so close to saying, "For the love of God could you stop for a minute." I feel mean as she is lovely but honestly I don't know how anyone can talk non stop for 2 hours, as well as talking to me she seemed to be listening to everyone's conversation and would suddenly shout out a comment to someone else. I normally have a coffee at some point and she pops off for a few minutes to do that, today I felt too hot for a coffee but I think next time I will have one if only to have a break.





    Well school broke up today so lots of childcare for the next six weeks so I think my sorting out and ebaying is going on hold till September which is a bit frustrating but maybe I need the break.


    I will try to have a read and catch up with everyone's news.
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 19th Jul 19, 8:48 PM
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    Humpty - given the damage you describe I'm afraid to say that the short answer is your nails probably wouldn't survive many more treatments. If you do want to continue you need to find a better salon but I would advise caution.

    I know this might sound a bit contentious but tbh I am a little bit underwhelmed by some of the nail bars that have sprung up, especially the ones staffed by poor English speakers.....sorry but I'm not being racist, just speaking as a trained therapist.

    Their methods don't really come up to UK standards and the materials they use are often cheap and inferior. Some of them are little better than sweatshops with very poorly trained overworked staff. The salons are not adequately ventilated and the poor staff are hunched over for hours on end breathing in all sorts of noxious chemicals. They are not health and safety conscious, lack of cleanliness is often an issue, they have poor standards for sterilisation of equipment and nail infections are all too common,

    Even when standards are high I do believe that in the long term repeated treatments can seriously damage the nail bed so that recovery becomes impossible. I much prefer to see a more holistic approach to nail care, nourishing and strengthening them rather than a quick fix. Good nail care takes time and patience.

    Humpty if it was just a one off your nails should be ok - eventually they should recover.

    It takes approximately 6 months for the nail to grow from bed to tip but there's a lot you can do to help. I would recommend keeping them short for now, no nail polish, let them breathe and apply nail creams faithfully every night. Also rubber gloves for wet work to protect them from chemicals in cleaning products. A proprietary paint on nail strengthener might help.

    Once the nails are less thin and delicate you should then buff them regularly. Buffing will give them a nice sheen but more importantly it will stimulate blood flow to the nail which will nourish them with nutrients and help them grow stronger.
    Last edited by lessonlearned; 19-07-2019 at 8:54 PM.
    • maman
    • By maman 19th Jul 19, 9:54 PM
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    Good to hear from you humpty . How was the wedding? Hope all went off well.

    What you describe sounds like shellac on your nails. I think the effects depend on how strong your nails are. My DD1 has it done regularly with no problems. I find it's OK for a while and then my nails get brittle so I have a break (no pun intended ) and nurture my nails for a while and then go back. Normal manicures are less harsh but not so hard wearing.

    We had a great time in London at DGD's graduation. I wore my new spotty dress and despite its fame on Instagram I didn't meet anyone else in the same outfit!

    DGD was at a very inclusive university and there were so many different outfits on show. Some families wore traditional dress such as saris but the West Indian origin families certainly know how to celebrate an occasion. Their beautiful skin colour looks amazing with colour and they wore such strong styles too, curvy and flamboyant . Fabulous!

    We're off to a family party tomorrow. It's meant to be a garden party but weather doesn't look too promising. I plan to wear my spotty dress again so that will halve the cost per wear.
    • humptydumptybits
    • By humptydumptybits 20th Jul 19, 7:55 AM
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    Hi Maman, the wedding was wonderful. A real family affair with all my GC involved in various ways and lots of other children. They all behaved beautifully and my DD just loves kids and it made the day for her, dancing away to novelty songs with a gang of kids was just right for her. The food was wonderful, one guest (a real foodie) said no one goes to a wedding for the food but this was an exception and he was looking for recipes. Of course you won't need me to tell you that she was the most beautiful bride ever and strangely it was the same when she was a baby. Do You think I might be just a bit biased?


    Your DGDs graduation sounds lovely, I've been to my 4 kids graduations, all very different at different universities. The group that stood out to me were the West Africans, the outfits were just amazing. The saddest was a graduation where two of the graduates had died in an accident and sobbing mothers' collected their degrees. So tragic.


    I guess I just need to nurture my nails for a while, presumably it will all grow out in time.


    Ebay has bucked up a bit, the 40 item is up to 41 and I've got another 73 in bids for the items I thought weren't selling. A bit more in the house fund.
    Last edited by humptydumptybits; 20-07-2019 at 9:42 AM.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 20th Jul 19, 9:56 AM
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    My nails took a long time to recover from Shellac too & it doesnt help that I end up gardening with no gloves. Last Christmas I didnt want to go down the shellac route again & bought some cheap stick on ones - I didnt seem to fare so badly with those so I'll probably do it again this Christmas as its the only time I tend to have more formal occasions
    At the moment I'm using OPI Start to Finish on them to help protect and strengthen - seems to be working
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • humptydumptybits
    • By humptydumptybits 20th Jul 19, 12:19 PM
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    Thanks silvasava I'll try to find some of that.
    • humptydumptybits
    • By humptydumptybits 20th Jul 19, 5:06 PM
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    I missed your post LL. I'm not sure about the salon, it had good reviews but it was in DDs city so I don't know anyone who uses it. The young ladies who worked there were mainly students at the local uni so their English must be better than they were letting on, I think they might not have wanted to explain it all to me but who knows. They spent a fair bit of time on their mobile phones and I think their minds were on other things.


    I have never had strong nails so I have a feeling it is me rather than them. I've got my nails very short now and using flaxseed oil on them tonight. It is a good excuse not to waste my money getting my nails done. I suppose I've survived 65 years with the nails God gave me so I can cope.


    Maman you are right, it was shellac, I couldn't think of it this morning, I've woken up now.


    Ebay has gone well, I've made over 100 today on things I thought weren't going to sell and I've had an enquiry about something that is 40 so I'm hoping that will go as well and I still have my 41 item that ends Monday.



    So making money on ebay and no spending it on nails, win/win.
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 20th Jul 19, 7:21 PM
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    Good evening lovely ladies.......

    Humpty.....Students on their mobiles ...hmmm.

    Put that way, they don't sound up to much.

    Busy busy day today. Clearing and sorting the loft bedroom. Dug out all the wardrobe components for DS2 to set up on Monday. It was hard, hot work but me having everything ready will save him a lot of time so hopefully he will be able to get two of them up and kitted out in one day.

    Lots of rain again today, so at least I won't have the bugbear of watering the new plants tonight.

    I'm shattered now.

    I got badly bitten the other day by an insect. I am not sure if it is just a mosquito bite but looking at it I think it might have been a tick carrying Lyme Disease, although I didn't see a tick to remove. It might not have fully attached because I felt whatever it was bite and brushed it off immediately. The bite is not looking good though, very red and hot. It has the beginnings of the "bullseye effect" associated with a Lyme Rash, but it's itchy like a mozzie bite, so a bit confusing. Lol.

    I'll keep an eye on it. I'll know more in about a week or so. Caught early Lymes is fairly easy to treat, untreated it can be devasting.

    Not sure if it's linked to climate change but be warned, Lyme Disease is definitely on the rise in the U.K.
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    • melodyladygunslinger
    • By melodyladygunslinger 21st Jul 19, 6:21 AM
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    Hi everyone😊
    Hi everyone. Sorry for not replying all week. It's been a very busy week.

    wednesdayThankyou do the advice on meditation exercises. I had tried them in the past but they don't seem to last long with me. I have found my CD of thunderstorms and rain sounds again though which I've been trying to listen to before bed and this has helped me calm down a bit so hopefully I will keep this up to help me��

    maman Thankyou for the link to the SW group. I have asked my cousin who goes if she's got a copy of the Welcome pack I can have a look at to see if it works for me��

    savingfortomorrow Thankyou for the concern. I do have an under active thyroid so I get tired quite easily. It just seemed to be worse recently. I am going to try to not think about others October and concentrate on my own more to get better. Something that happened at work proved that I am a very lucky person. They were all complaining about their partners and children and I just thought that I have a wonderful husband and daughter so that made me very happy and content��

    lessonlearned I am trying to not care what other people think as much but it's hard as I've always cared what other people think of me/things. I'm getting there though��

    sugarbaby125 That is some great advice. I use to do a food diary but stopped so I think I will start it up again as it did help me when I first started trying to lose weight. My dietician is the one who suggested drinking milk as I had got to the stage of not eating anything and when I tried I couldnt do it so the idea was to at least get some calories/energy into my body until I was ready to tackle food again. I drink lots of water too��
    I looked at what my ideal weight/bmi was and it was 11st which to me sounds way to low so I am aiming for the my own goal of 13st which I would be ecstatic about. It's going to take awhile but I'm determined to get there

    Overall this week has been ok but I'm glad its the weekend. Work has been hectic as I've had alot of work to catch up on as I was off last week. Keeps me busy I guess but i need to keep an eye on my stress levels as I don't want to get to the stage I was before christmas when I had a seizure��

    I have lost 2 3/4lbs this week so I'm nearly back to where I was so I'm very pleased. I've found a Zuma group near me that is especially for over 50's and people with disabilities/health problems so I'm going to go to that on Monday to see what its like and give it a go

    Going to have a relax day today as I'm in a bit of pain so will probably get the bath bombs out and relax in the bath with a book later

    Have a lovely Sunday everyone
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    Sealed Pot Challenge #126
    Weight Loss Goal To Lose: 112LB
    Weight Loss So Far: 18.5LB
    Weight Still To Go: 93.5LB
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 21st Jul 19, 10:18 AM
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    silvasava
    LL - could be a horsefly bite - they are itchy and I have a horrendous reaction to them. They usually end up in quite a big blister with yellowish fluid in it - nasty.
    Humpty - The OPI Start to Finish is a basecoat,Nail Hardener and Topcoat all in one,as my nails were looking so bad I just used it to give them a bit of support and protection but I've used it in the past when doing a full proper manicure - it makes your varnish last the best part of a week.
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
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