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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Right my Lovelies

I've been a complete slacker with this blog...MUST TRY HARDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Right people...buckle up...it's going to be a long one!!!

Friday 17th April....

We're off to Somerset when we've dropped my DD to school!!!
I have the hangover from HELL :0% ! All of that wine and merriment last night has caught up with my now...either that or it's my age! I had to ask FB to drive (altho I like to do it..bloody control freak that I am!!) We were using the Satnav and it was set to shortest route..so it took us through every single carriageway A road it could-bloody thing! Didnt it realise just how DELICATE I was feeling and the 'dodgy' driving wasnt helping one little bit :0((( !
We stopped at a filling station as needed to loo (not for alcohol elimination, I hasten to add!) and decided I needed something to soak up some of said alcohol that was poisoning my poor body. I ended up with a sausage and egg sarnie..I LOVE them and have denied myself so far but being that it was purely medicinal I believe it was totally called for!!! We stopped again not too long after that and I was still hungry so had an egg and cress sarnie and a pack of Wotsits...I really really should have planned ahead but being alcoholically (sp??!) challenged it just didnt happen! Once we EVENTUALLY arrived at Pontins (woohoo!!) and had a look round I did manage to choose some steak and a jacket potato for my dinner so I tried to implement healthy choices! And of course I was on water whilst we were watching the entertainment!!

Started the day off well with Shreddies and skimmed milk. FB had 3 pieces of toast with a can o spaghetti bolognese and 3 eggs. We decided to go for a walk and I pointed out a bakery just across the road..one of FB's favourite shops! He went in, I didnt even look in the window, I went and browsed round the shop next door :0) FB came out with a paper bag and said 'I bought you a cream finger doughnut'

W H A T??????

Did he honestly think I was going to poison this 'temple' with that rubbish?????


I thanked him and said 'no darling, thanks, you have mine' and he was pleased with that! He scoffed mine, his AND most of a cream slice too! He's not a small bloke but also doesnt put weight on no matter how much he eats...and he is definately a grazer! We had a browse round a little market and then made our way to the beach. It was fabbie..there was a whole bunch of horses on the beach for riding....how very Bay Watch is that??!! Except that we were in fleeces rather that those very fetching red suits! I had a short ride on 'Roger' (one of the horses...just felt I needed to clarify that!) and looked round for my FB. There he was, just getting a hot dog from the van that was also on the beach!! He'd never been on a horse before so after a little discussion we decided that we'd both go for a longer ride. We popped back across to the pub over the hill for the use of the toilet (all that bumping about not good for a full bladder!!) and went back and got it organised. It was brilliant!! I have ridden before so was allowed to ride without being led whilst FB was led by the lovely lady that took us out. She was very chatty and although it was cloudy and a bit windy it was like 1/2 hour of heaven :0)))))
We managed a trot on the way back...the instructor gave my FB a brief explanation of what would happen and what he needed to do and as far as I can gather he did fairly well! I think he may have encountered a few ups whilst should have been downs and vice versa, but all in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience :0)
We went back to the holiday park with jelly legs, as I was starting to get hungry by then (it was about 2pm!) Not many very healthy choices again so went for a chicken and bacon baguette. I did have mayo in it and unfortunately no salad :0( I had wotsits and water with that. We were going to go swimming for a while but it was shut 'due to unforseen circumstances'...Typical!! We found 'something else' to do for 1/2hr (!!!) then had a bit of a kip! We got Pukka Pie and chips for tea and had that whilst watching Britains Got Talent then we spent the evening watching the fantastic entertainment at the park. Even managed 2 1/2pints of lager!

We had eggs on toast for brekkie after FB had got up at stupid o'clock for the Grand Prix. Went swimming then sat in the on-site pub to watch the Tottenham-Newcastle game. They had an offer on in the bar of a pie and a pint for £2.99..so we took advantage of that...me once, FB twice!! All too soon we were packed up and ready for making our way home...dammnnit :0(((( We could have stayed till Monday but had to get back to get DD to school. We reset the Satnav to select the fastest route which took us down the M5-M4-A339...much better route. Or so it seemed. We'd only been on the motorway 10 minutes when it all came to a standstill :0( It was like that for nearly an hour (soooooo glad I used the loo like Mum always used to insist before we went anywhere!!) Eventually got going and after passing the minor shunt (dont know what all the hold up was??) and made good time after that. We decided to end the weekend on a high by calling in to the Toby Carvery in Newbury where we had a lovely meal rounded off nicely by Chocolate Fudge Cake and cream....of which I couldnt eat all of! Not sure that has happened before!!!

That'll do, I'm getting RSI in my fingers just now!!!

Sweet dreams,


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

From Thursday........

I went to WI and was happy to have STS this week...I didnt do much exercise over the weekend and indulged in a couple of cooked brekkies which altho were pointed, most likely had an adverse effect.

I went out with three girlfriends after WI. We get together every 2-3 months to catch up on the gossip and it was a fabulous evening! I have to admit to having steak and chips (altho only about 11 chips in the serving which was ideal!) and we managed to quoff 4 bottles of wine (mixed with lemonade) between us!! I'm blaming that for the fact that I THOROUGHLY enjoyed my chocolate fudge cake with ice cream :0)) I didnt eat all the ice cream tho Miss, surely that makes me a good girl??!!

Luckily I dont eat much on WI day so I mostly had all of the points to cover this...the wine may have taken me slightly over but it was worth it!!!

Roll on the next get together!!!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


I have to say...I'm feeling pretty good!! And whilst I am I thought I'd capture the moment!

I have my 'skinny' jeans on again today and I am LOVING them!! They are a tad on the snug side but whilst I am standing up they look Fabbie!! They also fit everywhere (usually get lots of room at the waist-front and back-and snug round the tummy/hips) but these feel GREAT!! They will also last me a while as being on the snug side they have plenty of 'time' in them for me to shrink quite a bit :0)

Points are going well...I have been to within my limit but not over :-) Not one Easter Egg has passed my lips *grabs the Halo polish and starts shining*!

A bit of a NSV today...I went to see my friend that does my nails and the first thing she said when she saw me was 'ooooo look at you all slim and I can definitely see it in your face' :0) I Love Her!!

WI tomorrow...need 5lb off to get just into the 16's...anytime soon it will be MINE!!!!! mwhahahahahahahahahah!!

Well, off to bed for me...not getting any younger and need all the beauty sleep I can get!!

Good luck to all those still to weigh in :0)


Monday, 13 April 2009

Easter Monday....

For a change I made an effort with my hair (straightened it as it's usually wavy and unruly) and put some make up on! I'm usually too lazy and FB tells me all of the time that I am lovely without it, so who am I to argue??!! LOL!! I have to say I felt quite good about the way I looked and had a fabbie NSV this morning too. I have gotten too small for many of my trousers/jeans but am not quite small enough yet to justify buying more so I tried on some 'skinny jeans' that I have had in the wardrobe for about 2 years and not been able to get them up my legs :0( They fitted!!!!!! They do kinda squeeze my spare tyre a little but otherwise they fit really well!! Even the jeans I bought a few weeks ago have a gap around the waist and at the back but these fit like a glove...I'm going to enjoy wearing them until they also become tooooo big!

FB and I had planned to collect my son and his friend from the New Forest and in doing so to make a day of it. As is always the way in our house, we ended up leaving later than expected!! We did manage to catch the fish and chip shop this time though so picked that up for him and I had fishcake and a small chips. Again, it was a perfect size portion of chips and I was completely satisfied after having them :0) I wonder if the guy in the shop was overpowered by my shiny straight hair and pink lippy as he gave me an extra fishcake in my order??!! Not everyday that happens and I'm going to take it as an NSV!!
As it was such a beautiful day we took our food to a carpark overlooking the sea, ate it in the car (I have been mugged by a seagull before, dont want a repeat performance!) then went for a lovely walk across the top of the cliffs. I asked my FB to take some foto's as have seen lots of
comparisons lately on the boards and wondered if any difference was visable yet...let me know what you think.......

I cant wait until there is a big difference! I am seeing some girlfriends on Thursday for our every-so-often meal and I havent seen them for a while so I'm really hoping they will notice a change as I havent mentioned doing WW to them!!
Here's to the continuing string of NSV's and the onwards and downwards of the scales :0)

Easter Sunday

A completely lazy day!!!
Again FB cooked brunch and was enjoyed after being out with my dog.

How is it that there is always BUGGER ALL to watch on a Bank Holiday??? Being that this was the case, I spent most of the day trying to catch up with all of the posts on the WW5+ board..and JEEZ can those guys post!!! It took me most of the day and the evening..barring watching The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas {HOOOOWWWWW harrowing is that film?? Especially bearing in mind that it is all true :o( } so I think I am more or less up to speed with the gossip and the ongoings/offcomings!!!

My FB had put a whole leg of lamb in the oven in the morning, just on a very low heat, to cook through slowly...oh wow did that smell good??!! After having had the brunch we didnt eat till about 7ish so with the homemade yorkies and roast potatoes (as well as 0 point veg) it was very very lovely and I was more than ready for it! I'm so lucky that he is always so keen to cook!! I made sure I pointed everything properly and it 'cost' me a fortune, but it was well worth it :0) I just about had enough points for a Tesco Lighter Choices mandarin cheesecake for supper...that sorted out the craving for something sweet and it was only 3 points :0)

I love this whole WW way of life! I must admit I would easily be the same weight, but most likely alot more, if it wasnt for doing WW as I am so much more aware of what goes anywhere near my hand/mouth. My FB is constantly grazing on all sorts of foods/cakes/sweets/chocolate and I have to admit I did to do the same but had to call a day to it all after a very short time as I was piling on the pounds while although he is a big bloke, he seems to absorb it all and stay the same weight he has been for years??!! Bloody men!!! I still dont feel deprived though. I know I can have whatever I want, I just have to 'budget' for it and it's allllllll miiiiiiiine..
mwhaa hahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!


Some musings and Easter Saturday

Has been just lovely!!

The weather hasn't been all that but my daughter has been away with her dad and as much as I love her she is a complete energy drain, so it's been lovely to hand over the reins for a while :0)

I have been giving alot of thought (as prompted by comment from starfish264 on her blog) what being 'at goal' will mean to me on a day to day basis...

i.e.I have lived all of my life being the 'bubbly' outgoing one (always makes me feel like Fairy Liquid being described as 'bubbly') always keen to make fun of myself, firstly so that no one else can and secondly almost to apologise for being fat (she said it...THE F WORD!) Also, to hopefully ensure that people will laugh With me instead of At me. What happens when I dont need to do that?? When I dont need to justify myself for being overweight. I will only have my personality to 'hide' behind..but will that be enough?? Will people judge me even more on my appearance instead of possibly just assuming that as I am fat I must be stupid/boring??

I was contemplating this with my FB this morning and he suggested that as we are all losing weight sensibly and taking some time to get it right that the change will be gradual so we should become accustomed to how people perceive and treat us as our journey continues...what do you think?? I also wonder if it will change the way we see/treat our friends/aquaintances?? Do we have friends that may not always treat us as well as they should and will we be more confident and pro active enough to do something about it?? Sooooo many questions and things to think about.........

We dropped my son and his friend off to Milford on Sea for the weekend and decided to get fish and chips while we were there but had missed all of the chip shops!! I know a great place that does 2 main meals for the price of 1 so we called in there instead :0) FB had his fish and chips there and I had prawn skewers with scampi, chips and peas. The portion size was absolutely perfect...2 skewers with 5 prawns on each, 5 pieces of scampi, a handful of chips and about a tablespoon of peas :0) I thoroughly enjoyed it all and with the 1/2pt of bitter and pint of water I had to wash it down it was so delicious! Now, in the days before WW, I would have looked at it and thought 'is that it??' and scoffed it in 5 mins and been looking at the dessert menu. Not now, no way. I was completely satisfied with what I'd had and off we went home. A completely lazy evening followed and Britains Got Talent completely finished off a lovely day :0)


Friday, 10 April 2009

A Mixed Bag.......

Well, so far this week it's been interesting......

Had WI on Thursday and was sooooooo pleased!
After not feeling well and not up to doing the usual exercise as well as TOTM I was a little concerned about what would happen at the scales. I had come to the conclusion that if I didnt lose the 1lb I needed for my 2 stone then it would definitely happen next week.
I needn't have worried :0) After a bit of indecision on the scales part they settled on the 1lb loss (it would've gone to 1.5 but they were obviously not feeling that generous!!)


That's my 4th Shiny Silver 7 (oooooooohhhhhh shiiiiinnnnyyyy!) and another stone to go in my purse....to remind me of how well I've done!!

I really am pleased with this as it's the most I have ever done on WW (have tried twice before).

Good Friday
It has been a Good Friday too!! I got up at a fairly reasonable time (being that it's a Bank Holiday!) and took the dog out for 1/2hr. When I got home FB had breakfast just about cooked :0) It was a bigger brekkie than usual as had fat sausages rather than skinny ones but it was lovely, pointed and worth it!!

I went and got a Wii Fitness Coach this afternoon as had been sat on my considerable arse alllll morning catching up with 2 days worth of posts on the 5+ boards...amazing how much gets said when you leave them to themselves for any length of time LOL!!!

I thought I was fairly fit as I walk alot with the dog and do aquafit 1or2 times a week but they are small fry compared to the FC!! I was totally hopeless at the star jumps you need to do to find your optimum heart rate whilst exercising :0( It's only 2 mins but couldnt manage that all in one go. I completed the initial profile, tho, and then did a 15 minute workout..and altho it was not a long time, I can really feel that I've worked hard. The animation on the dvd is great and 'Maya' (the virtual fitness coach!) talks you thro all of the details and encourages you in the exercises. I wholeheartedly believe that this will produce visible results quite quickly :0) It's also a damn sight cheaper than the fitness board...I paid £17 in Asda. I have agreed with 'Maya' to do it again Sunday, Tue, Wed and Thur...which works out well as I'm going to Somerset for the weekend with my FB next Friday :0)

I had a hotdog this afternoon as was a little peckish and I wont be having one of those again!! Granted it was a large frankfurter type sausage in a lovely roll but it was 7.5 points altogether and no where near filling enough to cost that much :0%%%

I have taken the dog out for another 30 mins this afternoon so feel really good that although I sat about alot this morning, I have actually made up for it!!

I'd bought some frozen Quorn southern style coated strips a while ago so whilst the others had toad in the hole (which I would have had if I hadnt had the hotdog) I had 2 of the Quorn strips (1 point each) with mashed potato and steamed pepper, french beans, carrot and mange tout..it was all gorgeous!!!

I was feeling peckish so have just had some strawberries with a blueberry Muller Light yoghurt over the top...yummmmmmy :0) That has done the trick!!

I'd best pop off to beddybyes now as FB is nodding off on the sofa and we are taking my DS and friend to the New Forest in the morning then enjoying the day out whilst we're there :0)

Chat soon, Be Good!!


Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Shame on me :0(

I haven't been here for ages...MUST DO BETTER!!!!!

Had a very rocky weekend...all due to my horrendous PMT :0(((( How the hell my FB puts up with me is a miracle and I'd just like to state for the record I love him to bits and really do appreciate all of his support xxxx

Took DD to the cinema Saturday morning to see Bedtime Stories (very good!). I bought her a cinema snack bag as I had already put WW nachos and a peanut and raisin bar in my bag for me (how virtuous?!) We went across to Mc Donalds and both had cheeseburger Happy Meals. In the 'old days' I would have had a large Big Mac meal and scoffed the lot...a Happy Meal is perfect now!! We went to a park in town and had a wander round. DD played in the park for a while, it was sunny but the breeze was a bit chilly. Being that I was such a miserable cow all afternoon I didnt have anything else to eat that day....naughty.

Went into town with DD so's she could spend her birthday money...we walked miles!! She's like a thing possessed with money in her purse so we went on a bit of a bender for her. She's only 10 so is doing well with the training!! I hadnt had any breakfast before we left...naughty again..so we went to the Harvester for lunch.
We had salad to start (as is the law at the Harvester!!) and I ordered the Chicken and Bacon Stack, knowing that I had lots of points to catch up on. I couldnt finish it!!! Again, in the 'old days' I would have eaten it all, with more salad, AND had something from the dessert menu!! No way could I have even considered a dessert, I was stuffed!!! I'm sooo happy with that! For me it signals that something positive is actually happening :0)

Once we were home and I'd had a bit of a sleep (well, I'm not getting any younger-40 in Sept!) I felt much better...the PMT subsided, the horns went back into the skull and the forked tail disappeared. I was human again!! My long suffering FB did us a cooked breakfast for tea (!!) which I thoroughly enjoyed and I HAD to have a regular sized Snickers bar to help catch up with some points...what a shame!!

I am now back on track with my points but as have been under the weather since Monday I havent had as much exercise as I would like to have had. I'm usually out with the dog for at least 30-40 mins in the mornings and would go to Aquafit on Tuesday....none of that until today :0(
Today is the first day that I have had enough energy to get up and out so please keep everything crossed for me that I have managed my points well enough to lose at least the 1lb I need to reach my 2 stone this week!!

Keep up the good work everyone :0)


Friday, 3 April 2009

At Flippin Last!!!!

Went to weigh in last night after having advice from my leader last week re eating too many starchy foods and not enough protein. I have had more eggs, cheese, ham, tuna and salmon this week than I think I've had in my life ......... and it worked......

I asked my leader for 4lb at the scales to reach my 10% (it's been such a loooooong time coming) she looked at my weigh in result....checked my card...and said...How about 5?????? Looks Like You've Done It!!!!!


I couldnt believe it!!! I was kinda pleased last week that altho I didnt lose any weight, my measurements showed that something was happening but this definitely topped it!! My Leader had me go up in front of the class to receive my 10% keyring and to show how loose my trousers are now... they used to fit me snugly when I 1st started WW now they are really loose and I can get both hands inside them!!! Time for a belt before it gets embarrassing!!!

I just now have 1lb to go to get my 2 stone and another Shiny Silver 7 as well as another little stone to go in my purse :0) I'm hoping that I'll soon have to get a bigger purse to cope with all the stones I'll be popping in there!!!

I hope everyone is well and Good Luck to everyone who still has to weigh in :0)