Monday, 20 March 2017

Week Eleven And A Challenge Completed!

Another week has passed at the speed of light! Here are the highlights:

I was up and out early on Monday so I had time to wash the car :)
It's been such lovely weather for walking in the park :)
The sun is still up when I go swimming :)
Zumba was bouncy :)
I gained 2lbs and don't really know why :( I did win the raffle though :)
Dirty pudding was lush :)
Blossom is everywhere :)
I went out for coffee....
To meet up with a friend I haven't seen since I was fat!  She was surprised by my new look and we had a really lovely afternoon :)
On Sunday we had a little coach trip to the Marsden Hospital in Fulham.  We were dumped outside and had to walk all the way back to the Marsden in Sutton!
We managed the 15 miles in 4 hours and 21 minutes and had a fantastic day!
I can't tell you how lovely it was to sink in to this lovely, bubbly bath afterwards :)
Then I curled up with my boy on the sofa and just relaxed.
This week has started well and I'm hoping it continues to be just as nice.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 13 March 2017

Week Ten And I Gained A New Sister In Law!

This week has been a lot quieter than the last couple of weeks, here are the highlights:

I finally finished Project Life 2016 :)
The weather has been gorgeous (most days):
Zumba was lots of fun as usual :)
My little brother got married to his girlfriend in Thailand :)
I was so sad that none of us could be there but how gorgeous do they both look?!?
A lovely big batch of 2017 photos arrived :)
We went to a quiz night, I don't know where we came because it all turned in to a bit of a shambles at the end :)
I didn't lose any weight this week but I did win the Greatest Loser Award at my Slimming World Group :)
And celebrated with this lush dirty pudding :)
I did lots of walking at the weekend!
Maddie had a good few inches of her long locks chopped off :)
I didn't have any luck at bingo :(
I went on a train journey:
To support my friend Clare who was taking part in the Surrey Half.  She did amazingly well and we're all so proud of her!
I did some batch cooking to restock the freezer with homemade Slimming World meals :)
And finally relaxed with my crochet while watching Call The Midwife.
Now the new week has started and I have my own physical challenge at the end of it!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by

Jo xx

Friday, 10 March 2017

We Need A Target To Get To Target!

At the start of 2016 I decided that enough was enough and I had to sort out my weight problem once and for all! 

I shared this picture of me failing to get in to a pair of jeans that I really love and I vowed that I would fit in to them by the summer:
By the summer I was in them and feeling fantastic!
The next target was to weigh lighter than my sister Jemma (middle) and late last year I did it.  So I was on to my next target, get to a lighter weight than Jessica (left) and I did that a few weeks ago!
Working towards small targets is really helping me to reach that final big target.  To get to that final goal I need to lost just 1st 5.5lbs and I know I will do it this year.  The only trouble was I didn't have another small target to aim for, until today. 

This morning Jessica gave me a bag of clothes and in the bag were a pair of jeans, not just any pair of jeans though, the jeans she wants to lose weight to get back in to.  Perfect, the goal I am working towards now is fitting in these jeans before she can :)
Weight loss isn't always about the scales, sometimes you just know your body is getting smaller or changing shape but the dial on the scales just isn't budging.  This is where those little, non scale victories, really help.  If you're getting married or going on holiday then you have easy targets to aim for.  If you haven't got big goals to aim for then look around for the little ones because it really does help.

I hope someone finds this useful.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 6 March 2017

Week Nine And I Danced The Night Away!

Week nine has been amazing, here are the highlights:

Swimming with short hair is so much easier!
I needed a reminder of how far I've come, these 2 photos were taken 14 months apart!
Zumba was great, so was sitting down with a coffee after :)
I did enjoy a couple of pancakes and then gave up sugar in my tea and coffee for Lent.
I got some very happy mail, my first kit in over a year!
I was safe and I was seen in my new jacket :)
Spring is in the air :)
I had another great loss :)
And a delicious dirty pudding :)
I had Friday off work and started the day with a walk in the rain!
Then me and Sarah went on a road trip, stopping at Harry Ramsden's for dinner!
We travelled over 3 hours to Coventry for Peter Kay's Dance for Life :)
We were at the very front!
And we had the time of our lives, we danced for 3 solid hours!
We had giant balloons thrown at us
There were lasers:
And this is the view if you look up just as a confetti canon is fired over your head!
The music, the atmosphere, the 8000 strong crowd and Peter Kay were all amazing and I was sad when it was over and we had the long drive home :(
Saturday was crop day :)
As well as winning at bingo day :)
And after another wet walk on Sunday morning
I spent the rest of the day catching up with Project Life :)
This week is going to be a much quieter week which means I can catch my breath!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx