Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Here are my baby sisters, Kheira on the left and Harriet (the youngest) on the right.
My middle sister has gained some weight steadily over the last 18 months or so what with changing jobs, moving out and and then moving house again amongst other things. It doesn't help that her lovely boyfriend can scoff for England and not gain a thing! She had an "incident" over the weekend that has scared her into realising she needs to start thinking about her health and has asked me for advice on starting her very own Weight Watcher's Journey. So after a very scrummy tea of spicy chicken and rice, I showed her the WW website and she was hooked!
She has now signed up for a monthly pass and is coming to her first meeting with me next week :) Right now I'm a very proud big sis that she's come to this decision of her own accord, I've already had texts, a phone call and a message left by her on the ww message boards! Will I come to regret helping her?! We'll soon find out!
Off for my eyebrow's waxed tonight, and then Nando's with Mr B for tea. I just can't keep up with the excitement sometimes you know ;)
Monday, 30 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
The curls are all natural by the way lol.
Enjoy the Bank Holiday every one, I think we might be braving York tomorrow as Barnsley are playing at home!
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I've heard about it and fancied having a go but I have no clue where or how to get started with it!! If any one could pass on their immense wisdom I would be mostist grateful.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
I'm just not feeling "it" so far this week, I really have no idea why. I'm still sticking to points and earning activity points but all sense of accomplishment and general feeling of awesomeness has vanished in the last few days. I just feel like I'm going through the motions rather than enjoying the challenge. The only thing I did differently was I ate some "party" food at our house warming on Saturday, then similar tea on Sunday. I think I need a few days of good old fruit and veg to get me back on the straight and narrow. As Roo has been saying in her blog (http://theadventuresofcomicbookgirl.blogspot.com/), I need to fuel my body properly for a few days and see how I get on. I CAN get through this blip.
In all fairness the party food wasn't that bad as I'd snuck many WW friendly items onto the already groaning table, and I didn't drink too much as it was an all day thing and I'm a light weight in the drinking stakes! It was great to see so many people that I love all in one place at the same time, plus my sneaky middle sister had said she had to work and I was very disappointed but it was all a cover up and she turned up! I'm sure I haven't been that excited to see her since the day she was born (the novelty of a baby sister soon wore off!).
Mr B has decided that he'd like to try camping, so Sunday saw us taking a trip to a huge camping shop near us. We looked at that many tents that by the end of it they had all merged into one giant super tent and I couldn't tell the difference! We have decided on one though so I think that could be a job for one of the next few weekends, fingers crossed the weather holds out for us to try the tent out!
I'm now back on proper shift times at work (7-3) which is a bit of a pain in the bum to be honest, it means no more watching Heir Hunters on a morning. How very rude! I thought I was tired coming back on reduced hours, but the real hours are a night mare and it's only day two!!! I really struggled this morning as the novelty of yesterday morning has well and truly worn off. The doctor said I would be tired, but I thought I'd be ok with it and could take it in my stride. Really didn't think I'd fall asleep whilst tea was cooking in the oven!!!
Right I better go and look busy for a while
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
I just have to share with you the hilarity that was my WW meeting tonight. It basically turned into a bit of a coffee morning as our leader lost the cable for her scales and had left her other scales at home in the hall way. She couldn't apologise enough but we're all very nice people and said we'd let her off just this once hahahaha.
Not much to report back so far this week. My first three days back at work have totally worn me out, I'm glad I'm only working reduced hours and I've got Friday as a holiday day. I'm finding it difficult to be as active as I normally am at work as my boss is sat at the desk opposite me this week. I'm also struggling to get enough water too. I have a summer cold that's making me sweaty and thirsty and have a very gorgeous Rudolf nose. It just seems no matter how much I drink I still want more, determined to get rid of the evil cold though!
Been to the gym twice so far this week, I think three times might be pushing it due to getting sorted for our house warming on Saturday. Still no idea how many are coming and what food and stuff to get! AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGH! I might have a look through the ww website and my books see if there's anything I could adapt. Managed to con my youngest sis into helping me go shopping on Friday morning seen as she's still on summer hols, that should be interesting and possibly expensive!
My main reason for blogging tonight is due to a blog award I've received from the lovely gorgeous Linz. It really made my day to receive this so thank you so very very much.
Here are the rules:
Thank the person who gave you the award. – Thank you Linz http://linzerello.blogspot.com/
Share seven things about yourself.
Nominate fifteen newly discovered blogs
Let your nominees know about the award.
So seven things about me.....
- I grew up in a village in South Yorkshire called Conisbrough next to a Castle which has the best example of a Norman Keep in England (can you tell how many times we went with school??)
- I am the eldest of three girls and we all look quite similar, Mum and Dad have to look at what we're wearing in baby pics to see which one of us it is!
- Mr B and I have just moved into our very own house just next to Barnsley football club
- I have a degree in Forensic Engineering and I can Weld
- I'm very arty farty and love knitting and crocheting
- I'd love to own my very own craft shop
- I work as a Facilities Manager in Wakefield for the Highways Agency. I basically look after the building where their control centre is based
The blogs I would like to nominate are...(excuse the lack of IT fancery please)
These girls are all amazing and inspire me so much when I need that extra support that you can never quite put your finger on, so thank you to you all :)
Monday, 16 August 2010
Today has been my first day back at work, and I honestly can't praise my boss enough. He is a fantastic bloke and is really pushing the boat out to make sure I'm ok, plus for this first week back I'm working reduced hours which is a massive bonus. I really can't believe how tired it's made me though. It's great to see people happy to see me at work though, all in a very genuine way too which is lovely.
Tonight was my first time back at our gym since it was re-furbished over the weekend. It all looks very snazzy and new, and they've got a few more machines which is great. The only down side is that I now can't find any of the machines I use! Saying that, I reckon the extra wandering around being lost helped me to earn an extra half activity point!
So anyway, today I had a very random experience with the pest control guy at work. He comes quarterly and today he told me I had changed so much since last time he saw me and I looked fantastic. We got chatting about how I'd lost weight etc and after we had finished chatting he told me I was an inspiration and he was going home to sign up to WW tonight! I think it's brill, I'm so pleased that he has decided to make a decision to change his life for the better.
Right boys and girls I shall speak to you soon
Sunday, 15 August 2010
We have now moved into our own little house with it's own garden and it feels fantastic. To say we've only been in just over a week, it really does feel like a home already. Although there's still far too many boxes around for my liking, and an IKEA desk that WILL NOT DEFEAT ME!!!! Hahahaha.
Touch wood WW has been ok during the move, it's been more difficult with just tracking on the paper trackers but I think I've coped quite well all in all.
I have now reached my 50lb goal and lost 3 stone 9lb since I started at Christmas! I am very proud of myself and even more so now that I have reached a size 16 in trousers too. I had never owned a pair of size 16 jeans, that was until I went shopping on Saturday. I now have two pairs!!
Right I promise to blog again very soon as I have missed blogging in all this chaos!
Lots of Love