Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Gained 2lb's over christmas

by my.  finding it really hard to get back on track before proper weigh in on Saturday, but even if i have gained a couple of pounds, i am still not eating like i used to especially at christmas time.  will be goodish now to Saturday and hope to have stayed the same at least.  fingers crossed.

swapping for 2016 - already in full swing

but don't know how long it will last as i think a couple of the ladies are getting a bit fed up sending to us in UK and Australia for nothing !!  I have offered Euros but they say no.  I think I will have to do a money transfer of at least 10euros each for their sending to me.  i know it's expensive as I send the ATC's out to everyone at Christmas and altogether it cost me over £15 !  Anyway, this is the snowman or Sneewpop swap for twinchies ............ I am also doing the inchie snowman swap and the valentine swap  and my own swap of 'any size' swap .................. but reluctant to join any more as I don't want them being upset with me (US) in the UK.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

We wish you a merry Christmas.

well 2 days ago now.  how quickly the days go by - watch was a pressie from Key - love it

loads of presents to open - including -

over the moon with my snowflake charm for my pandora 

and beautiful earrings which match my new watch perfectly.

Have had a wonderful Christmas this year.  

Christmas day was brilliant.  Have eaten far too much though and gained around 2- 3lb's in weight but gotta get back onto slimming world now with a vengeance.  Having said that we need a few days off here and there.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

19th December - blimey that's come around so quickly

Slimming world today and I lost another 2lb's - not on track for 4lb's off for Christmas but may lose another 2lb's this week which would bring me almost to my Christmas target. but I am 11.12 under 12 stones and feeling so much better.

Plus I had a good result (I think) (got to get it checked at the doctors after Christmas) - blood results came back as 'negative no further action' - thinking that maybe the tablets have leveled my blood sugars ???  that that and over a stone lighter have leveled my blood sugars, that those two factors AND not eating so much crap has helped to keep my blood sugars level - now that would be wonderful.

my aim is to lower the medication with doctors permission within the next couple of months, to lose another stone within 4 months (April 2016) and continue with a more stable diet and exercise regime.  I will do this.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Slimming World today ! - well Saturday 5th December.

I lost 2lb's I was well chuffed with that - down to 12 stone again - hope to lose another 2lb's this week - and 2lb's the week after - would love to be down to 11.7 for Christmas Day but I don't know whether that will be on the cards as I haven't stopped eating rubbish since Saturday, thats a lie, I ate rubbish all day Saturday, was a wee bit better Sunday and Monday - but today although the food was more healthy it was too much food...................got to get back on to it properly for Wednesday and Thursday and Friday - could lose a pound maybe !  fingers crossed.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Slimming World !

well I lost 1.5lb's - hoped it would be better than that but at least it's a loss.  Want to be 11.12 for Christmas day so only 4lb's to go - that should be easy but on diabetes medication and the 'odd' hours I am working doesn't really seem to help.  Will be very happy with a pound of this week if I can.

Oven Cleaned and all Kitchen cupboards cleaned out and tidied.

I cannot believe how well my cooker came up - it was kinda disgusting, not having been cleaned properly since last Christmas................I know that sounds disgusting and maybe it is, but I just have not had the time with redoing my treatment room this year to relaunch my reflexology business, AND decorating the downstairs loo - AND making furniture (from flat packs) for Keirs old room and turning it into a nice 'office' space for hubby etc.............plus Keir and Ali moving out and having a dog.  It's been a hectic year.

so next weekend will be window cleaning and pictures off walls and cleaned etc and maybe even defrost the fridge/freezer.  Will have to see.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Tired and worn out this week

and HAD TO cancel my reflexology treatments, just couldn't bear the thought of finishing work at 1 pm after 4.5 hours - hard graft at work and then rushing home to get ready and go back out again to customers over in Sutton and make them feel nice and relaxed etc whilst I was het-up and feeling pretty grouchy.

plus I went for my diabetes educational session on Monday and they said - you NEED to relax.  People that are rushing here and there and everywhere are the most likely to develop diabetes !  Key and I NEVER stop.  we must find more time to relax.

So next week I have about 8 reflexology treatments and just 4 weeks away to reducing my hours.  Money has gone down and down and down though with Christmas approaching so I don't so much like the idea of not having much of an income, but you know what - I'm nearly bloody 60 time to relax a bit more, just wish Key could too.

Time rushes by.

Nearly Christmas!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

as of 4th January 2016

I will be working just 3 hours per day - yipee........................ only picking up £500 a month though but should be able to increase my reflexology so will end up with the same amount of money but won't have to work in that horrible office longer than 15 hours a week.  oh i cannot wait.

Very strong winds around he country

AND the car door ripped out of my hand and hit the wall - probably around £200 or more to get it repaired or through insurance -don't know if it will cost me on my annual premium though.

AND the bloody fencing in the garden blew in and smashed up - found out that we are joint responsible for the fencing with the shit next door - that is the landlord who is a right nasty piece of work !  I rang him he was very abrupt on the phone and said he would check out who was responsible - didn't get back to me.  So I checked with Land Registry and David Wilson homes who was responsible and as our luck would have it - it's joint.  £300 for repair - just before Christmas that is after paying out £320 for the sofas two weeks ago, Keirs dish washer £200........I need a new laptop and Christmas is very close.  bit of a bummer.

Anyway, I then texted the landlord and he's chosen to ignore us again - shit bag.

ah well.  it's all done now thankfully.

A Christmas Eve, A Christmas Day, A New Years Day ATC cards for lynne.

Lynne and I did 4 ATC's per month for around 18 months to 2 years and last Christmas we did a Christmas ATC Advent Calendar, so thoroughly enjoyed her ATC's, but just have not had the time this year to do it and I think since July time we haven't swapped our 4 ATC's per month either.

Just haven't had much time.

So a few days ago I suggests a Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day ATC swap and she said yes.  so here are my offerings to her.

Hope she likes them

Slimming World. Haven't been doing very wellreally

I should be because I should be watching what I am eating because of my diabetes too - but I've been sneaking chocolate and extra's and crisps again every day - consequently over a two weeks period I have only lost half a pound - although it's half a pound down, I get quite despondent that it's only half a pound.  Maybe if I was good it could have been 3.5lb's

AND today so far I have eaten crap all day long.  How stupid is that.

Right back to it again.

altogether I have lost 10lb's as I was 12.13/5 when I was diagnosed with diabetes.  the following week I started Slimming World at 12.12 - so with them I have lost 8.5lb's (in about 6/7 waeks - not good going eh) .................so now I'm 12.3/5.

I did get a bit complacent because I can almost get into nearly all the clothes I bought when I was 11.5 stones a couple of years ago.............................I have to lose 3.5lb's this week and be 12 stones next Saturday when I weigh in.

Today I draw a line - and next Saturday I will be 3.5lb's lighter.  That is said.

Friday, 13 November 2015

K I C K .... ouch !

OK that was my own kick up the bum - I haven't been pretty good on Slimming World for a few weeks now.3 weeks or so ago i got to 8lb's off and I reckon that IF I was going to class tomorrow it would be about a pound on........................so this has to stop.

this week has been particularly bad..................had a bad week at work, for some reason my so called friend has been taking pops at me just a little too much and it's really got to me.  I wont let it get to me any more and have been answering her back, she thinks I'm meek and mild, well no more my so called friend.

Had an indian and chocolate tonight - feel sick and uncomfortable.  As of tomorrow more walking, more watching exactly what I eat - it's only 3 weeks to my blood tests to see how I'm doing on Metformin - and at this rate I won't be doing very well.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Downton Abbey - sad sad sad

Well, it's all over Bar the Christmas Special.  So sad tonight - wish there was going to be another series, but nothing lasts forever I suppose.  Really loved this series - series 6 - I reckon they could have got 8 series out of it.  Will miss Downton so much (how sad am I).

Sunday, 1 November 2015

I'm doing a Christmas ATC swap with Nederlands

3 x ATC's - one for Christmas Eve - one for Christmas Day and one for New Years Day .......

these are mine:

Christmas Eve - Santas Coming :

Christmas Day - Happy Christmas tag ATC

Happy New Year 

these are Anne-May

These are Dominiques ......

These are Hannas .................

these are Anky's

Here's Rona's too 

And Mother Ducks - Carol from Australia

and here are Sheilas.

Good night on Friay 30th October at Carnfield Hall

with Haunted Evenings -for Keirs Birthday - didn't take any photo's so hope that Keir did and I can get some off him.

cuddles on mommies bed

Slimming World

Not been good, had too many distractions, really must get back on track - still 8lb's lighter than I was - want to make that 'at least' a stone for Christmas Day - to be 11.5 stones would be great and work on it again from January.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Forgot to post - good news for once

I will be doing 3 hours per day at work in the next month or so - fingers crossed they replace the ones that  have left soon so I can go more than part time.

Bling it on - inchie swap of 15 inchies with bling bling bling

In real life these look so nice - and sparkly and shiny and just blingy really.

Slimming World ............. 24.10.15

I have lost 3lb's in two weeks - I'm OK with that - 8lb's in total...........although at home weighs show I am 10lb's lighter - STILL going down is a good thing - and with diabetes i have to really keep my weight down and watch what I eat..............I hope this time I can keep it up.  Well I have to, I am eating for life now - not just to look and feel better.  Fingers crossed for me.

Friday, 16 October 2015

more than inchies

1.5" square - either 'betweenies' or as I like to call them More Than Inchies...........as a gift to Margreet as she has all year again sent swaps to me - and all the advent ones will be coming soon - at no cost.  So a big thank you to Margreet.  I hope you like them.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Christmas is definitely on it's way

Rinchies done and will sent this week - all my Christmas crafting done already.......... well not quite, but not doing a lot this year