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I wear a step counter.. the challenge is to get 10,000 a day in.... I try to get 20,000 in. Prob is, the older i get, the longer it takes me to recover from going on very long walks.. (I live in the Pennines, there is a LOT of up!)
I lost 42lbs and went from a 20 to a 6... My bod has decided it likes being a 10....I have been struggling to lose that stone that keeps sitting on my waist... I have still in my head the WW easy way of remembering portion sizes.. and i am s.l.o.w.l.y dropping down to an 8.. I may just try to stick with that. (Smaller plates, quarter pint of skim milk, potato no bigger than your fist, portion of cheese no bigger than your thumb, butter you fit on the top third of your finger, bread slice no thicker than the side of your finger, and a cupped hand of cereals, ...) it is odd what you remember. lol
It is a struggle, him upstairs can eat anything, and i mean anything, and never gains one ounce! its annoying. I tried eating exactly how he eats, I put on a lot of weight ... now i eat seperately from him, and a much much healthier diet, lots of salads and fruit and vegetables, small amount of carbs.. only sugar is Honeydew honey(very small amount, its more psychological than necessitiy) for my coffee...
The Sightseers ... hmm, expected a Yorkshire based romcom... WRONG! tint wot ya think, at all.
this is the third Yorkshire based film that has left me bewildered and traumatised. I have almost erased the other two from my mind.. one Thirsk based, one Grimsby based, now this one..... Yorkshire film writers... sick as fuck. seriously. (scuse the sweariness, but...)
I used to work for them.. it gave me an insight.
I have had some hell times with them also, because of my daughters choice of friendships and relationships....
Now? wouldnt piss on em if they were on fire. I do have my reasons.
She was covered in blue paint you say?
How long ago was that? Did you mention the paint to the vet.
I remember reading a book about animals that underwent somesort of trauma doing odd things.
I wonder if your cat tried to remove the paint herself before you found her and the consequenses have led to OC grooming where she can reach.
I had not thought about that! The paint was gone when we finally collected her... and she was skinny, but not bald.. the move may have triggered it .. but she has shown no inkling on leaving the house, unless i sit outside, then she ventures about a little bit.. but comes in as soon as i do..
Have you tried valerian root or catnip?
One of my cats went through a period of over grooming and hair loss because of stress, it went on for a couple of months. I tried an aromatherapy spray for cats which the vet recommended but I'm entirely not convinced it worked. It's a spray that you can put directly onto bedding or a blanket which is supposed to help calm cats. The only problem I had is that it would make both cats very hyperactive for about 30 minutes and they loved the smell so much that they would end up fighting over the blankets before going to sleep (even though we made sure they had one each). You might have more success if you only have the one cat at the moment. It was Pet Remedy: De-stress and calming spray.
Bela stopped over grooming eventually but I think it only really stopped when the root cause of her stress went away. It had been caused by noisy building renovations going on in a flat below where I was living.
I really hope you can find something that works for your little cat.
She's not bothered for catnip or valerian, tho i might make her a valerian tea and add that to her food and drink..
I think the problem is that we took her away from where we found her, but if we had left her she would have certainly died as that blizzardy weather turned up not long after we got her home.. She has had no inclination to go outside , so she is obviously happier indoors.. And Sir TobyLerone, my big fat cat(8.4 kg) spends most of his time out... he likes her and lays flat on his back to show her he means her no harm, and he probably still misses Moonbeam who died last year., tho i think he realises that Nutmeg-Sun is deaf, and he just wants to be her friend, she tho, is having none of it...lol
I will go get some spray tho... I will try anything to stop her de furring herself.. xxx
Look for something she's allergic to. Maybe a cleaning product you use in the house etc.
I knew someone once who had a cat that was allergic to flea treatment - so look at things like that too
the place is eco and off grid so i am not allowed to use harsh cleaning products... I hope shes not allergic to BioD as its the best of the eco friendly products, but i will look into it... could be dust i suppose, but living in the middle of coutryside, there's not a lot of dust, but there is a lot of pollen, maybe she is allergic to that? .. I wonder if you can get anti histamine for cats??? *goes to google*
I'm with Stu on this one... Prime has the odd good series, but Netflix is waaay better (apart from Lucifer which is on Prime only now)
I do scroll through prime to see if there's anything awesome that i might have overlooked, but most of it , to me, is made for tv rubbish. You know, those things that are put on at holiday times as nobody watches tv much then.
I have asked people from all religions, does your god really condone the killing of one another? really?.. I have not had a valid reply yet.. tho one muslim guy got what i was saying, and said its only a small minority that are extremists.. to me that is too many..
I choose the religion of Tree.
Me, and him upstairs rescued a wee scrap of a tabby cat off the moors above Tod, she was emaciated and covered in blue paint..
She weighed 1.6kg...
We have had her four months and has put on a bit of weight, when we find food she will eat for that week...and is now 3kg...No idea how old she is, but she has not come into season at all and appears to be stone deaf, so i reckon she is an old puss..
she pulls out her fur, not just a little bit, she looks like she has a reverse mohican.. in other words her sides and legs where she can reach are now bald.. but top and bottom have long fur.
Yes we have taken her to the vets many times, no they don't seem to be worried and put it down to stress, yet havnt been able to suggest what we can do to stop this....
I have tried putting kalmaid in her food..she refuses it and would rather starve.. i have tried putting homeopathic tablets in her water.. she leaves the water, administering meds is a struggle.. Feliway , yup, tried that..the rooms are too big and open plan for it to have any effect......
So hive mind.... i am throwing this to you.. i have run out of ideas and even considered doing the thing that i dont want to do, because she must be so unhappy...:( .... but him up there flatly refuses to even consider that option. It pains me a lot to see her like this. I have had 13 cats and none of them have had this isssue.
Turmeric is a very good anti inflammatory, as is Ginger and Bromelein.. the three combined would be good, the black pepper is to help with absorbtion... As turmeric is a spice, it floats on water and doesnt absorb well. Curcumin, on the otherhand is designed to absorb into the bloodstream, it would be a far superior anti inflammatory in my opinion. Others may argue this tho...
The lastest version of Wuthering Heights did my head in... Riddlesden Hall is beside a busy road to Bradford, it does not open out onto moorland....And Heathcliffes' accent ..WRONG ...
Tho the drama about Branwell and the Bronte sisters was superb, even if the parsonage was a mock up built on Penistone Hill..
I watched another drama based in Brighton, but the park the strolled through was Valley Gardens in Harrogate! . there are many, but these two really bugged me..
Never wanted kids, ever. Did fall in love and get married, still did not want kids. Mother in law stated that i only married her son as my biological clock was ticking away.. (I was 32, he was 21 when we got married)
All was well
Hit 37, fell pregnant completely by accident after a rather raucous night out and a bit o *billy* in the school playing field at the back of our house..
Nightmare from Hell. If i could turn the clock back, I wouldve not had the billy, i wouldve collapsed in a drunken heap and gone to sleep and not got pregnant.
(Love her to bits, BUT...... ) those that know on here, know why i am like i am about it all....
I wonder what my life wouldve been like had she not come along...?
Keep well fed. Do not under any circumstance criticise without very very good reason. Do not presume she will like what you like. Do not book anything without consulting her first. Shower her with silliness, and daft presents. Romance her.. it goes a very long way to you getting what you want, if she is treat like a queen. Treat her mean, and oh boy, be prepared, as her revenge is always served cold....( can guarantee, you will not be expecting it.)
My 60th is looming, and nobody has mentioned it to me. As a Leo, i quite like a fuss, but i know i will be disappointed, again as always....
I was hoping to have enough money to go see a mate in Germany, but daughter got in to dire straits, so the cash that i had saved, yet again, went to help her out....
now, with opening a new shop in a couple of weeks, I doubt i will get any real time off to celebrate anyway.. SO, I will not mention it again, at all... and on my actual birthday i will cry at being an old fart,(but not a pensioner since the gov moved that on another 6 years...) and probably get drunk on my homemade Sloe Gin that i have saved for the day....
Living a catalogue life in a catalogue town, wearing catalogue clothes... Fridays, singles night. Saturdays, couples night, Sundays, WMC best room night with turns. Mondays darts night, Tuesdays, Pool night, Wednesdays, Snooker night, Thursdays, club night.
tis why i left home at the grand old age of 17.
any ball games, poi firesticks, hula hooping, or anything that needs coordination... hopeless.
And you manage a health food shop as well?
Yes, i was, but i was made redundant...tho, in a few weeks i shall be reopening the shop under a new name... .I love food, I am a village lass and was raised to eat what was put in front of me... I do choose healthy options now tho.. and will still eat whatever is put in front of me anywhere other than home..:)
I was working at the 1940s weekend in Haworth, it was mental... I did watch highlights of the wedding on tuesday, as i love happy smiley things... and it was a very happy smiley thing..
you know when you put summat in a safe place, so you cant just spend... well, cant find that place so been looking for the card, and found the one i lost 18 months ago.. but cant find the one i need now... I do hope it isnt another 18months before i find the one i need now... .. Thinking is making my head spin in concentric circles..
As a virus, we're doing an awesome job of destruction... So heartbreaking..
Pot washing in a cafe is a good way of bringing a person back down to earth.. hard work, shit wages..
Cannot wait for my shop to open...
Ironing a mountain of 1940s clothes for the Haworth 40s weekend... that starts on Saturday... eep!
I am flexitarian, I will eat whatever is put in front of me, as long as it isn't bugs or parsnips.
I took the Leica out for a walk on the moors to test it out....I am rather impressed on quality of pics it took... much better than the fuji hs50, not quite sussed the macro on it yet...but, it might just become my go-to camera....unless i want to do birdy and animal things.. then the fuji will be the one.. the Leica will probably be my festie camera... as its better in low light...so even tho its 12 years old, it beats the fuji on quite a few levels..
I didnt waste my hard earned cash, that is for sure...:)
auction price, gonna keep an eye and see how much it goes for. i might sell it on.. and use my other cameras. hey ho, i thought it was a good deal, goes to show that theres always something to be disappointed in.. lesson learned.
really? blimey.. i dont use ebay.
So, i was on the demon FB, and browsing marketplace for fun, and i saw an advert... it was a camera for sale.. £150 .. i decided yup, having it... didnt know what state it was in or anything.. and as i was going to be passing thru the city, i arranged to meet person selling said camera.. i was a little unsure, as folks sell all sorts of rubbish.. so, i took my hard earned cash with me, with a choice of refusal if it wasnt any good..
Elderly gent appeared with camera case... I opened case, all wires leads and charger were there, in mint condition.. Camera in very good nick, he had had it from new.
I asked him why he was selling it. he said he needed a new lens for his canon and this old camera was just collecting dust in a drawer...
I handed him said cash, trying hard, really hard to NOT show my absolute delight and excitement... but as i hugged it and kissed it.. i think he knw I was a little overwhelmed.. but .. it's MINE now .. oh how i love this little Bridge camera he passed to me...
what camera is it..? oh i forgot to say...
Leica V Lux 1 ..
was I a fool for buying a 10mp 10x zoom bridge camera for £150 notes?? esp when i have a Fuji HS50 40x zoom bridge and a Nikon D3200 Dslr and a Canon A1 SLR...
this ole camera thingy is a little addictive isn't it...