Thursday, 20 April 2017

Week Fifteen And I Partied Hard

Week fifteen didn't have a great start but, as the song says, "it's not how you start it's how you finish" and the week had a great ending.  Here's how it panned out:

First thing on Monday morning I was at the doctor's to show off my lump.  I was given an urgent referral to the Royal Marsden hospital :(
The first thing I did was take the rest of day off work and head to see my bestie :) We went walking and talking and then eating.
I have never, ever been a comfort eater, I've always eaten most when I'm happy, but on this day I just couldn't stop :(
On Tuesday my head was back in the game and I was back in the office where my lovely colleague, Keith, had treated us all to a packet of mini eggs for Easter :)
I had some happy mail, my first ever Quirky Kit :)
I lost a pound and won the raffle at slimming :)
And I really enjoyed dirty pudding :)
On Friday I headed out with my lovely friend Allison :) This girl is always there for me when I need her most.  She also loves dancing to The Time Warp just as much as I do :)
We went to celebrate my friend Pete's 50th birthday.  Boy did I drink that night! I also danced my socks off :)
On Saturday I headed down to Paul's for the rest of the long weekend.
Where I relaxed and finished a pair of socks :)
This week has been great so far and now I just have to get through the weekend before going to the hospital for my appointment first thing on Monday morning.

I hope your week is going well, thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 10 April 2017

Week Fourteen Had A Lovely Shower

Week fourteen was a good one, here are the highlights:

It was finally time for me to get a new coat, all of my current coats were far too big for me!
Now that the weather is improving Zumba is getting a little bit tougher :)
But walking through the park in the evening is lovely :)
Me and my sister randomly ended up standing in front of a mirror together and said how it would make a lovely photo so we got my niece Elsie to take a snap :)
I gained 1 and a half pound this week but still enjoyed dirty pudding :)
We had a sweep stake in the office for the Grand National, I didn't win but Maddie did!
I had a lovely walk on Saturday morning :)
And went to my friend Lauren's baby shower in the afternoon :)
I made this blanket for the baby :)
Sunday was a gorgeous day so after my walk...
...I cut the grass and spent the rest of the day sitting in the sun...
...listening to this boy chewing his ball for FOUR hours!!!!!
In the evening I thought it was about time I got a pair of socks finished, they've been on the needles far too long!
So another lovely week is done and dusted and it was just as I was thinking about how great my life is that I found the lump :(

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 3 April 2017

Week Thirteen And I Got On My Bike!

Another week has passed, another month is over!  Here are the highlights:

Instead of going to the park in my lunch break I decided to have a walk up to the Downs, it's uphill all the way!
It is so lovely to finish my swim and come home while it's still light :)
Zumba was fun and our lovely instructor made some gorgeous cakes for us, I was good and only had a bite :)
Our hedgehog was out and about for the first time this year.  I've been lucky enough to have hedgehogs in my garden for the last 10 years :)
My evening walk took a route through the park, I really do love these lighter evenings :)
I treated myself to a new watch which arrived in a rather over sized box!
I only lost half a pound this week, I was hoping for 1 and a half to get my eight stone award :( Dirty pudding was still lovely though :)
I had plenty of cuddles with my boy this week :)
I cut the grass for the first time this year!
Saturday was crop and shop day :)
I had a great time cropping and spent a little time shopping :)
I had a non scale victory too.  I'd tried these shorts on a few weeks ago in a size 14 but they felt a bit roomy, I went back to try them on this weekend and I got in to a size 10!!!
And I managed to get a whole layout done! :)
Saturday night was quiz night and we didn't do too badly!
On Sunday I got up early and got all of my housework and ironing done before I went on a 3 mile cycle, my first of the year!
I followed this up with a 4 and a half mile walk before cycling 3 miles home again!
During the walk Bingo found a huge, smelly pile of grass cutting that he just had to have a roll in!
Alfie spent the afternoon playing in the garden while I had a read :)
And I ended the day doing some crochet and, for some unknown reason, feeling like I'd been really lazy all day!
I'm looking forward to this new week and the lovely plans I have for the weekend.

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 27 March 2017

Week Twelve Included a Hike!

Week twelve whizzed by, here are the highlights:

After completing the Marsden March I decided to have the Monday off work.  I still had some strength in my legs so went for a walk with Sarah and Bingo :)
Then we went to The Harvester for breakfast :)
Before I went for a 50 length swim :)
I had a little win at bingo in the evening :)
Zumba was cancelled on Tuesday so me and my gal went to see Beauty and the Beast instead :)
Look at how gorgeous she is :)
My friend Jo couldn't make our Wednesday evening walk and it would have been so easy for me not to bother, I'd already done 10,000 steps and it was freezing.  The old me would have stayed indoors but the new me went for a walk by myself instead :)
After having an unexpected gain at slimming last week I was delighted with this massive loss!
And it made dirty pudding taste even sweeter :)
On Friday I went on a road trip to see Paul, I've been so busy and haven't seen him for ages :(
Look what he gave me when I got there :)
On Saturday we went for a walk along the seafront where we saw these goats grazing!
We actually walked over 5 miles along the seafront to Hengistbury Head!
The stunning views made the walk worth while :)
My mum had asked me to see if I could find the lily pond because she used to go there when she was a little girl, I found it! We're going to go back and take some pictures when the lilies are out :)
We then had the most amazing lunch at Hikers...
Which included cake :)
Before starting the long walk home.
Sunday we were back on the beach again and before I knew it it was time for me to head home :(
Another week has started and once again I'm looking forward to doing something fun at the weekend :)

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx