Friday, 27 February 2009

WI result

Stayed the same last night. That's ok. It was my birthday, and I overindulged a LOT. Firmly back on track now, so hoping for a good loss next week.

Am fairly chuffed though, as I bought a new top from Tesco's last weekend - in a size 18. That means I've lost 4 dress sizes from my top, and nearly 4 from my bottom (can get into a size 18 jeans, but it's a bit of a squeeze). Nearly there though!

Animals - well normal really.

Dawson is spending more time outside now it's warmer. She especially likes it if I'm pottering in the garden and she can run up and bash me, then run away again.

Rosie is being mental kitten. She crashed into the door last night with a huge bang, then did a wall of death round the sofa and used my head a launch pad for a flying leap on top of Dawson. As I said, mental.

Rana is being a princess. I've started her on a new feed. She has it in her dinner and loves it. But when I put it in her breakfast, she hates it. So now I have to chop carrots into her breakfast so she'll eat it. Spoilt brat.

Hopefully I'll be able to get in the garden this weekend, even if I just tidy up my sheds so I can find things. Earn some bonus points and get the place neat and tidy again! Then I can go and spend more money in the garden centre getting lots of pretty plants...

Friday, 20 February 2009

My first gain

Sorry for not posting for ages. Been completely demotivated and off plan for the last 3 weeks.

So went back to WI last night, and I'd only gained 1.5lbs. Now for having been eating complete crap for 3 weeks, I'm quite pleased with that.

Back on track now, although have a "food heavy" weekend, so will be 100% back on track from Monday.

Glenn and I have started doing challenges between us. This week, we've challenged ourselves to walk round a nearby park every evening. It's a very small park, takes about 10 minutes, but that's 10 minutes more than we would do otherwise.

Next week, I think the challenge will be to stick exactly to our points every day (instead of saving 4 for meals out etc).

If anyone has any further ideas/suggestions for mini challenges, please leave a comment - all ideas welcomed!


Dawson is her usual self. She's going out more often now, as the weather has warmed up again. She keeps coming in late and missing her supper, so she's starving at breakfast time. I expect she'll learn to come home earlier...

Rosie is mad. The other day, she took the toilet roll off the holder, left the loose end in the bathroom, and rolled the rest of it......onto the landing, into the bedroom, under the bed, back out from the bed, round the bed leg, back under the bed, across to another leg, round that leg, under the bed again, and out the other side. You have no idea how long it took me to clear up after her.

Rana frightened the life out of me last week. I arrived at the stables at my normal time. Now, she knows the sound of my car, and usually calls for her breakfast as soon as she hears it. She wasn't calling. So I walked onto the yard and fed her next door neighbour (I always feed in the same order - closest first). Still no sign of Rana. Called her, no answer (usually I say "Rana, you awake?" and she whinneys back to me). Peeked over her door, couldn't see her. Turned the light on in a panic, and opened her door.

What did I find?
A very sleepy Rana, curled up in her bed, still half asleep, bottom lip drooping, and blinking in the light. So I quietly put her bucket in and left her to wake up.

In 13 years of owning Rana, I think I've found her lying down 5 times, and not once in the morning. She was obviously having a lie in. Scared me for a couple of minutes though!

Bought a couple of new tops from Tesco last week - in a size 18. Still nowhere near a size 18 jeans yet, but will try some in Evans on Sunday, as they seem to fit me the best. I think I have strange measurements, and some jeans just will not fit.

Oh well, enough contemplating dress sizes and how different they can be. Back to work!!

Friday, 6 February 2009


Didn't make it to weigh in this week. Horrid weather and hormones just do not mix well, and I just want to hibernate. Still, these things happen and I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I've bought myself another week to get back on track and pull back for an STS next week. Here's hoping!

Ocado cancelled my delivery on Monday, which didn't help with the food situation - I had no food! Now I know I could have popped to Asda to get something, but it just didn't quite fit with my theory of hibernation. So takeaways here we come. Oh well, line drawn, time to move on. (Ocado did turn up last night, with a free bottle of wine to apologise....nice gesture, but I don't drink red wine!)

So, the topic of the week, the weather. Well I don't think it's been that bad. The roads are still passable at 5.30am when I go to see Rana. Ok, so they've been a bit slippy, but they could be worse. I did manage to hit the neighbours car on Monday, but only doing 5mph, so no harm done. I skidded into the work car park sideways yesterday - that was fun! And drifted sideways round a roundabout this morning (didn't hit anything and stayed within the white lines).

Poor Rana hasn't left her stable since Sunday, and she's now getting very bored. Hopefully the rain will melt the snow and she'll be able to go out tomorrow. That could be fun - 5 days cooped up indoors, she's going to go loopy! Hard hat and gloves will be needed I think.

Dawson refuses to go out in this weather, so she's been snuggled up on the bed for the week. Rosie is just being an evil, demanding, little shit. She scratched my face this morning, so she is NOT in my good books.

Back to the weather (sorry, I'm rambling now), we actually had a proper snow storm this morning. I was driving through a blizzard, saw a blue flash (immediate thought was "oh shit, speed camera" before I realised I was doing well under 30mph), then my car shook and there was a huge BOOM! Thunder and lightning. Very exciting, never seen that before. I was a bit scared getting out of my car at the yard though, as it seemed very close and I just don't like being outside in thunder storms.

Oh well, an exciting week, if not a good WW week.

Hope everyone else is doing better than I am! And if anyone has any motivational tips for me, please post a comment. I need all the help I can get at the moment.

Now, where's that chocolate....