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Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti : “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

"The bottom line is that the same supplement used by two different people for the same condition can produce two entirely different results. What does that mean? It means that gulping down "miracle herbs" and "miracle supplements" to treat disease is like trying to hit a clay pigeon in the sky, with a 22-caliber rifle . . . while blindfolded. The odds are very much against you.

The secret to health, the secret to all the success that the great alternative healers share, is that they look to raise every inch of a person's Personal Health Line. If you do that, if you raise the entire line, the odds are in your favor. In fact, it's almost impossible to miss."

Jon Barron...

on using glucotor.
on balancing blood sugar.
Jon Barron is the person to whom I turn to for verification, whenever I read about something new. (This doesn't mean I follow every recommendation he makes, or follow a vegetarian diet which he recommends - just that he writes with such clarity about complicated conditions and presents a scientific approach to the subject of nutritional therapy.

George Bernard Shaw

"It is easy... terribly easy... to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit, is the devil's work"

Words of wisdom by J.K.Rowling
The single mother's manifesto

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some recent food...

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breakfast - greek yogurt, kiwi fruit and a few cranberries + some almonds and followed by 2 crispbreads with egg
snack - sliced apple and 1oz cheese
lunch - ham, salad and beetroot
31st Mar 2010, 02:14   comments (2)

another problem :)

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I start things and then don't finish or even clear them so this was Sat but I started sorting pictures Wed and it is still not cleared away _ I seem to think if I leave it out I'll finish it but today I will put it away and also finish the kitchen which I half cleaned last Tues - started cleaning the floor and ended up scrubbing doors and cupboards, then stopped and haven't returned to it, brush and mop still out, in the living room the ironing board is propped near the door waiting for me to finish that job and on the landing decorating beckons...
So cleaning, tidying it is today...
did I say it's raining too - had the SAD lamp out
29th Mar 2010, 11:22   comments (11)

my diabetic nurse is a very happy bunny!

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I think she thinks I'm a little crazy taking her picture for my blog but hey!
25th Mar 2010, 16:35   comments (1)

facing up to diabetes challenge

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25th Mar 2010, 08:55   | tags:comments (10)

42 to 64

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Oh dear I grew and grew and grew....
was it the move to Yorkshire, losing my friends and my 2 exercise classes I don't know
I did go swimming and walked some - I know I lost at least a stone and a half at some stage - sponsored slim for British Heart Foundation and got back to about 14 stone but I managed to keep piling it on after that until by my biggest I was about 18 stone!
Not suprisingly I got tired and I was teaching full time - it was a time of stress and I didn't cope well - I probably lived with undiagnosed diabetes for 2 years. I retired at 57 and the next week was in Intensive Care with panreatitis a month later I was out and a rather frightened Viv stayed away from all alcohol and tried to control her blood sugar by diet and lost 3 stone but was then put on insulin (I have very little pancreas left) and I've tended to go up and down between 15 to15 and a half. I got the dog, I walk an hour a day and I after stopping my part time job and looking after my parents I also swam until this summer.

First pic at a guess 42
then probably 48 around my 25th wedding anniversary
next 2 around 50
at my biggest 53 must have stayed this big for 4 years
so have been seriously overweight for about quarter of a century! Most of the girls life - that is rather sad but hey we had some good times :)
Now another 25 will take me to 90! So I have to lose it, get fit and hopefully reverse some of the damage I've done and get the best from those years.
OK I've owned it. It is past, but only an aspect of the past. Now there is the future...
25th Mar 2010, 00:14   comments (3)

wedding to birth of Helen 22 to 35

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Wedding Manchester - July 1967 - 'All you need is love dah dah dah dah dah"
Teaching 'Heigham Park' Norwich, March 1976
Bungay late 70's
Helen 9 months Nov 1980 - making me 36
A month after I got married I had put a stone on - but doc's again and lost it - yo yo years but really didn't do too badly until I stopped smoking late 70's. I had been up to a 40 a day person! Then put weight on, then had Helen and a cesarean - nearly lost all the weight but didn't look like it. A year's yoga helped maybe got me down to 14 stone and shaped me up a bit!
24th Mar 2010, 23:17   comments (8)

twixt 12 and 20...

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actually probably 13 to 21

but memories of Pat Boon and heavy breakable black 75rpm records came to mind :)

13, 14 Xmas, 15 summer Prestatyn, 16 or 17 now dating Alan, 16/17 I made that dress and 20/21

I would say that I was 13, when I was probably first taken to the doctor who after weighing me said yes I was heavier than I looked and should lose some weight - a counting carbs diet ensued and fortunately worked. I went through my teens and college life a little bit heavier than the average and kept fairly steady between 9stone 3lbs and under 10. Slimming magazine was a monthly purchase and read from cover to cover. At college I hardly ever went to lunch and I danced a lot. I was quite shy and boys didn't really notice me but on the dance floor it was a different matter - get up with a friend for a fast jive and we were always split up!
24th Mar 2010, 22:56   comments (4)

getting a little rounder through the junior years and 12 -13 definitely plump!

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24th Mar 2010, 22:46   comments (1)