Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Knock knock!

It's ages since I wrote in here, sorry!!
Ok... so diet, how's it going? Well I've lost another 1.5lbs since last time I said, so that's now a total of 10lbs, woohoooooooooooooo. It's such an easy diet to get along with because you don't feel like you're on a diet. Lovely.

I have been doing some knitting. I've knitted two scarfs and almost the right front of a jacket/cardi for me... trouble is, knitting almost none stop for a week and a half has given me tennis elbow! It's very painful!! It's ok if you're not using your arm at all, but even just lifting something kills!! I want to do some more knitting because my arm doesn't actually hurt when it's bent and hardly moving, but that's what makes it worse, lol...

Well I've also had a birthday as well which was great!
Justin booked the day off work that day, 25th March, and we were going to go out for breakfast, but had to wait for a delivery van!! Darryl had ordered me a Forever Friends Pick of the Week from Create and Craft which was coming today, and also Justin and Matthew's present was also coming today... which I learned from a poem that Justin had written in my card. It was about 6 verses long and funny, well done chook!
Justin took Matthew to school and I waited in just in case... but nothing came that early. About 11am I decided to nip into town to get a few bits and then home again. The delivery van turned up at 1.40pm, woohoooooooooooooooooo. My Forever Friends stuff was great! Love it! Really lovely stuff in it. My present from Justin and Matthew was the Wii Fit Plus Board and "game", WOW! I really really wanted one of those and was going to buy one in a couple of months so I was really happy that I'd got one.
We went into town again to get a cooked chicken, and then we both went and picked up Matthew from school. Darryl, Abby and Elijah had just turned up at ours when we left for school. Matthew was in a good mood.
We had sweet and sour chicken, and egg fried rice for dinner. Justin had bought me a chocolate birthday cake, so we all had a slice of that after I blew out the candles Justin had put on it. Darryl and Co left about 7.30pm. Abby had also got me a dvd for my birthday, An Education, and also two little ornamants, one was a little vase with Nan on it, and then a birthday bear with my birthstone on it, really cute.
My other pressies were a lovely sliver feather Trollbead from Joan and Steve (Justin's dad and step mum), and some make up bags, they were lovely as well, lots of different sizes, one of which got the job of being my work purse just for change instead of me taking in my normal purse. I also got some money from my dad, and bought some wool the following day and a water filter and a couple of mags too.

Thanks everyone for a great day!!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A bit blurry...

...but what a cute picture! Taken by Darryl I think on a mobile phone.

Elijah x

Monday, 15 March 2010

Mother's Day.

So yesterday was Mother's Day here in the UK. I was working as usual but I still had a nice day both at work and at home.
Matthew gave me these beautiful flowers on Saturday when I got home from work.

When I got home from work on Sunday, there were even more presents waiting for me. Matthew had given me the teddy gift set and his little flower card on Sunday morning, and then Darryl had called round on his way to work and left me the big card in that fab bag, along with a little teddy glitter globe, and the I love Nan mug. All lovely.

On the weight loss front.....................
I lost another 2.5 lbs this week!! Total after three weeks is now 8.5lbs! (I must remember to buy some more Curly Wurly's later and freeze them!) Justin and Matthew are also eating more healthily with all the extra fruit and veg, and roasting things in Fry Light instead of oil. Justin has lost a total of 4.5lbs, and Matthew 4lbs! We all still have a choccy fix at night as well, a lovely Hot Chocolate and a chocolate bar... Curly Wurly, or a Finger of Fudge, Freddo, or a 2 finger Kit-Kat, so I don't feel like I'm missing out on not having my chocolate.
Most mornings, at least four mornings a week, my breakfast consists of 2 x bacon, 2 scrambled eggs, 1/2 a can of baked beans, 1/2 a can of tomatoes, and lots of mushrooms! Love it!
What a fab eating plan! LOL!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Penny Black challenge, and some photo's.

Woohoooooo, I made a card! This is for the Penny Black easel card challenge. I used two of the stamps from the Jolly Follies stamp set, I love them, they're so cute!! I changed from the normal blue colours usually used with snowmen because of the holly on the snowman's hat! I think it works...

Below are some photo's taken on Darryl's 21st. He looks grumpy on one, but he wasn't, lol. Plus he's finally had a hair cut!

This photo was taken by Matthew using my DSLR camera, I think he'll make a great photographer!

Me with my boys xxx

...and again.

And Elijah, who's now 4 and a half months old in the hoodie that I knitted for him.

Monday, 8 March 2010


Another 2lbs gone, 6lbs so far!!! AND an inch and a half off of my waist!!! WOohooOOooOO

I really must make a card.....

Monday, 1 March 2010

Slimming World!

I started doing Slimming World last Monday, and this week after a really EASY week I lost 4lbs!!! Brilliant! I can't believe how much you have to eat to lose weight! I'm eating tons!!!! Plus I still get to have a chocolate fix at night, so I have a frozen Curly Wurly and a Highlights Hot Chocolate.... lovely................. here's to another weight loss next week!!
I'm doing the Extra Easy plan. Have a look at their site SLIMMING WORLD, and click on the Free 7 day meal plan at the bottom of the page so you can see just what sort of thing you can eat. Amazing!