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  • Birthday 06/08/1969

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    Katie
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    '98 V8, Mazda MX5 '06
  1. Apologies for not being around for ages. Had a very bad crash in February, not in the Esprit, not my fault; huge van ploughed into the back of me whilst I was stationary. OUCH! And wrote my car off. Really struggling to generate much interest in driving or cars fullstop since this incident. It was pretty bad and has left me a bit scared of the road. Maybe this will pass? Anyway, today, the Esprit had its aerial 'liberated', AKA some piece of scum decided it was their right to pinch it. To be honest, neither of us had been aware these things unscrewed. Is there a generic Lotus aerial t
  2. The whole dieting industry is geared towards getting people to lose weight. There is really little out there on maintenance, though it is infact a question of common sense and constant application of self discipline. Easier said then done. Easy to understand why people lose the battle; 96% of weightloss losers gain it all back and more. Maintanance is not easy, and unless you make permanent lifestyle changes, maintenance will be incredibly difficult. Go on a diet and you are pretty much setting yourself up to fail....once you come off the diet. I feel I have worked out that whilst I was losin
  3. I actually managed to achieve a total weight loss of 14 stones about 3 years ago. I was told by my GP to gain a stone, as I had gone too thin, which I have done so. Maintaining weightloss is more difficult than achieving weightloss, in my opinion.
  4. It absolutely comes down to what works best for you, though finding that out can take quite some time. For me, to not gain weight, I have to avoid carbs like the plague. Yet I am fine eating cheese, low fat milk, quality meats, veggies...but not carrots,peas,sweetcorn,potatoes (carbs) I have drawn the conclusion that opinions on diets are a bit like arseholes....everyone's got one!!
  5. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8471451.stm This is a kind of tangent within this thread, perhaps I should have started a seperate topic. Anyway, I picked up on this story and I'd be interested to read other people's thoughts on it. My concern is where the airline say that they would not intervene if an obese passenger turned up and had not paid for an extra seat. I have flown as both a large person and a slim one, but I never flew alone when I was large. Rather, we'd book a window seat and a middle seat, and any overspill on my part would go into the side of the plane and Jason. La
  6. Laura, that is a very interesting post, and a valuable addition to the thread. I was told recently by a professor of medicine, a consultant that I had had to visit, not to take too much credance by the BMI calculations. I am supposed to have an implant in my abdomen, thigh or buttock every 6 months. However, the last 3 times have been difficult and traumatic to say the least. After referral by my GP, the professor has said it is now technically impossible for me to continue with the implant medicine, as there is too little body fat on my body to perform the minor surgery involved in getting t
  7. Spotted today, 4/10/09, heading North along the IDR Reading at 5.20 p.m.
  8. Great pics of Concorde, thanks for posting them; a backward step for aviation, ridding the skies of her, IMO. Sadly never flew on her, though Jason's grandma did, to New York, and loved it! Also a bit jaw dropping to see Quantas first class, I have often wondered what you get in first class, though I'll likely never experience it myself. I'm more of a premium economy girl, at best!
  9. I think I'd just like to add that it's al down to personal choices. I made a very focussed and considered positive lifestyle change to lose weight. That was my choice. Then again, there are those people who actively choose to be big, it is their lifestyle choice, and I don't have a problem with that either, nor do I condemn it or consider them stupid. I was big for a very long time, and I certainly don't consider myself to be stupid. Nor do I consider stupid those people who pursue dangerous activities. I guess life is what you choose to make of it.
  10. Thanks Kylie, not been posting on here too much myself recently either. Thanks for very erm....nice pictures, and to Roger...a lovely thought, shed a tear over Pavarotti, the singing world is not the same without him. I have had a lovely day, been spoilt rotten and made to feel very special all day, despite the utterly shite weather!!
  11. Happy 40th Roger.....it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be....I am also 40 today!
  12. He's indestructable!! What a great read, thanks Bibs.
  13. I have been a tennant numerous times, and signed tennancy agreements. Not once do I recall any small print about what happens to all my worldly goods should I snuff it. If this person had no will, are they not intestate?
  14. Bibs you are one in a million. It's a lovely thing you did, but I don't think I could do it myself.
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