Friday, 26 August 2011

Day 3 of challenge

And not much to say! I'm down a pound (14st 5lbs / 201 pounds) I need to loose another by Wednesdays weigh in.

We have a busy weekend, tomorrow we're going to the first birthday of the daughter of one of Paul's friends, we've not seen any of these friends for about 5 years and I don't know them very well. I'm having my normal, whatthehellwillIwear panic! The weather in the UK is so changeable at the moment it's really hard to plan. It's rained all day here today and yet on Monday I got sunburnt! I went shopping today wearing Uggs as it was so cold! I do have my Boden tunics that will do aslong as its not too hot. Today I wondered in to Monsoon and went through the dregs of the sale stuff, I got a cardigan, linen trousers and a top for £30, they originally retailed at £120 so I'm very happy. The trousers are much too long so I will have to take them up, I'm 5ft 6, these are regular length and they are at least 3"'s too long!

On Sunday we're going to see my friend N, who also has a band. I posted the other day saying that she possibly has a hole in the tubing. She went back yesterday and all seems to be ok, I'm very relieved for her.

Below is a picture of Isobel, she is obsessed with Scooby Doo just now, so obsessed that she's fashioned some 3d specs to look like Velma's, Velma is her hero! She didn't want the photograph taken, that's why she's looking sulky, the glasses make me laugh, a lot!

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

My challenge

Generally I don't do very well with challenges, I challenge myself to something perfectly reasonable and fail immediately, I'm not quite sure why I'm doing this but what else should one do with oneself on a Wednesday afternoon whilst your Scooby doo obsessed daughter is bouncing around watching it?

So, I worked out that there were 17 weeks until Christmas. Today I weigh 14st 6lbs (202 lbs). My goal weight is 12st (168 pounds). I need to loose 34 pounds in order to get to goal. Which means that if I loose 2 pounds a week I can make my goal by Christmas. I would like to do this as quite frankly I'm bored of this constantly worrying about my weight, it's just rubbish. I know that I don't need a fill, I just need to stop eating crap!

Saying all that, I've just made a blackberry and apple crumble, the blackberrys and apples where all picked during a nature walk we did with the kids, this is the first one I've ever made and it was so easy, I'm not that bothered about fruity desserts (too healthy for me!) so will have a small portion but won't go over board.

I've lost a follower, actually I've lost 2, I'm perfectly fine about it as I find myself quite dull! One of the followers was me, why was I following myself?

Have a lovely day all x

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

So I stood on the scale and it wasn't great but down to 14st 7 (203 lbs)today which I'm ok about, 3 pounds from my lowest, I am going to crack on now, if I got my head down I could be pretty much at goal by Christmas, famous last words those!

Took the kids to a local beach yesterday and managed to burn my legs! I'm very pale and burn very easy so the kids and me all wear factor 50, unusually for me I wore a shortish skirt when I'd normally wear linen trousers and it didn't enter my head to put lotion on them! What an idiot, they're very pink and sore.

I've blogged often about my daughter and problems at her school, things have been carrying on the same and so we've made the decision to give the school notice, we have to pay for a term so she'll leave at Christmas. We now need to look at other schools and find the right place for her, the school that George attends (he goes to the nursery) would be best for me but we really have to make the right decision this time. I've not spoken to her about it yet and she's always been devestated at the mention of leaving her school but she did a weeks summer school at another (private) school this summer and adored it and I made the point to her that there are other schools with nice children and fun things to do so I think that that has helped. She will have a couple of trial days at the school that we choose before we make a final decision.

I have a friend, N, who had a band about 6 months ago, I told her that I had one and she'd booked the same within the week. She's quite large, would say she was probably about 325 ish at the time of her op, I think that she's lost about 30 pounds. She went for a fill a few weeks ago and they couldn't find the port, she went back a week later to try again, they inserted the needle about 6 times, finally found the port and gave her a fill but now she has no restriction at all and it appears that they may have punctured the tube. I feel desperately sorry for her and a little guilty although I didn't influence her in anyway, not deliberately anyway! She has an appointment later this week to check but it's looking like she'll need the tubing replaced.

Horrible rainy weather here today and my house is covered in a fine sprinkling of sand, I hate the feel of sand under my feet! Really ought to go and do some housework and stretch my bright pink legs!

Saturday, 20 August 2011


Sorry, I've not posted in a while.

To be completely honest there hasn't been much to say! The kids are off school and so most of my focus has been on them. We're just back from a few days in Bournemouth which is on the south coast, it's been really nice, the kids played for hours on the beach and my nerdy husband got to see the air show so the whole family were happy.

Weight I think is the same as normal, will check in the morning - might not actually admit what it is! Hope that everyone is well, off to start catching up now.