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Catharine last won the day on April 10 2011

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About Catharine

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  1. Catharine

    Mindful Eating website

    Thank you, this is wonderful!
  2. Catharine

    Eating out

    Have you had a fill yet? I found eating out fairly easy until I started having fills. And four years on it continues to be problematic. Eg I can't tolerate pasta, eggs, red meat, pork, wok anything, rice, tomato based sauces, pizza etc etc. Soup is ok Fish is ok Desserts are ok (as long as not pastry) Nothing fried I'm glad you are doing well,
  3. Catharine

    Discussion of specific surgeons ... your thoughts?

    It's an interesting topic. If asked my opinion I would say there is no need to mention medical professionals names on this site. Libel is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image. It is usually a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed. (thanks wiki!) I remember from Uni (an eon ago) that in Australia its not necessary for the libel to be true for it to go to court. In other words, you may have said the truth but still be found liable. If what you say causes another to have a bad opinion about the person you are slandering then you are potentially liable. I think! I can't see any reason why it's necessary to mention Doctors by name in a public forum.
  4. There, but for the grace of god, go I. Enjoy your Saturday,
  5. Catharine

    Saggy Skin?

    Yes. Heaps, thank you. I am joining a gym in June or July (when my finances are looking a bit prettier) I used to have PT sessions twice a week and loved it, but I think for a few years at least I am going to have to go it alone. Thanks again - I love those exercise happy hormones!
  6. Catharine

    Share a tip?

    Mine is to listen to my inner vice. I kinda like her...
  7. Hi Catharine,

    Been following your posts and always enjoy how they are written. I am a journalist but have been doing my Marsters in writing...only one term to go...at Swinburne.

    What is your novel about?

    Good luck with it and keep writing your engaging posts.


  8. “The Art of Leadership is Understanding What You Can’t Compromise on†I just read this on another website - about design - but I, being the self-referential bunny that I am, realised that it related to my Quest. What are the things you can't compromise on? For me, without thinking, off the top of my pretty little head its: Walking in the mornings Yoga class twice a week Drinking 2 lt of water a day Eating at the table Chewing Giving myself a break about slip ups. Biscuits are just biscuits. They are food for heavens sake, not nuclear hand grenades I've ingested! Continuing to read and imbibe as much Geneen Roth as I can (I really love her work) Shining my sink at night (it's a www.flylady.net thing) Making my bed in the mornings Slowly developing FLYing routines that help me get my domestic internal and externals in order 7 hours sleep Oh I forgot And working on my novel. :-)
  9. Catharine

    Port Removed Today!!

    I'm really pleased for you sweetie. :-) x Catharine
  10. Thank you Beth and Ash. There are swings, and there are round-a-bouts, but I'm hopeful they are evening out a little. I like blogging. It's good think through what is really going on in my body, and to be able to say, no, no I don't agree with that mind. :-) I've discovered this new thing, it's called 'giving Catharine a break.' Giving me permission to 'slip' and 'fall', coz ya know an Anzac biscuit is just an Anzac biscuit!
  11. Catharine

    Can I ask...?

    I was a 32DD 46 kgs later and I'm about an 18C I used to be a 14B when I was 67kgs, I think I'll end up a 14C after I have my tits, arse and tummy 'done' :-)
  12. Catharine

    Am I impatient?

    Hey Ashnz,, Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I was a really fast eater, I was in a hurry to get as full as I could, to have my share and to have enough. I was really eager to get my band and I calculated in my head how skinny I would be on my birthday that year, by Christmas, Easter, my cousins wedding... Well Four years and three months later I've lost 46 kilograms. And you know what? I am so much happier now I have let go of the 'I must I must get thin before I get happy' and I'm just exploring ways to fill out into the new me. Best of luck with your journey, Kind regards, Catharine
  13. Catharine


    One word: Spanx http://www.spanx.com/home/index.jsp It changed my life pre-band and post-band, well, it's helping the sex kitten stakes. My husband calls them amazing feats of engineering. (ps shape-wear is a skinny chick's secret ~ why do you think they need time to 'slip into something more comfortable'?)
  14. Catharine


    Trouble I'm not sure where I want to start. Well I know I have a gazillion things to re-train and re-choose and re-do. I am going to aim to cook one new recipe a week that fits with a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. So after 14 weeks I will have a fortnight of dinners to mix and match from. I'd be really grateful if you could recommend recipe sites, or cook books, that are full of flavourful, healthful meals. Vegetarian more than acceptable!