Friday, 23 June 2017

Week Twenty Four Had A Sad Start

Week twenty four was another quick one, here are the highlights:

On Monday I left home at 03:15 and made my way to Yorkshire to say a final farewell to my beautiful friend Stephanie.  I spent half an hour sitting with her before the funeral telling her all the things I was going to miss about her :(

The service was sad, happy, pink and at times funny.  I cried until I laughed and then laughed until I cried.  My sister Jess met me there and all the way home we kept saying that we couldn't believe she was gone.
Tuesday was Zumba day and I had a great workout :)
On Wednesday I cut the grass :)
On Thursday I didn't lose any weight (didn't put any on either) but I did win the raffle :)
And of course I enjoyed dirty pudding!
Maddie was delighted when Friday came :)
On Saturday I went walking with Bingo and Sarah :)
And managed to get some scrapping done :)
Under the watchful eye of Alfie :)
I had a cheeky ice cream sundae at bingo :)
Followed by a little win :)
I had a nice long walk on Sunday :)
Followed by a nice long swim :)
And then chilled in the garden...
With my best boy :)
I hope you're having a great week and thanks for dropping by
Jo xx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Week Twenty Three and A Real Challenge!

Week twenty three was a good one, here are the highlights:

On Monday, instead of going for my usual walk, I went to a coffee shop in my lunch break
To meet up with lovely friends, this is wonderful Mary who I don't get to see that often.
This week was my first anniversary at Zumba, I've come a long way in the last year!  To celebrate my anniversary they made me workout at the front of the class!
We had some very strong winds and I saw this casualty when I went walking in the park :(
I was having a sort out and I found the trousers I wore to my first ever Slimming World weigh in!  It's hard to believe that, at one point, these trousers were so tight that I actually burst the seams when I sat down!
We were very organised on Thursday and got up early to go and vote before work
But then the car wouldn't start so we were a bit late for work :(
I turned my back for 5 minutes at slimming and then found a ton of these photos on my phone! :)
I lost 2 and a half pounds and got my 8 and a half stone award!
Which made dirty pudding taste even more amazing!
On Saturday I was up very early to collect a parcel from the sorting office
It contained some amazing stash :)
In the afternoon I took part in this:
It really was so much fun and I can highly recommend it.
I was determined to do the Leap of Faith at the end.  You jump off a platform that's 10 foot high but you have to do it from standing so you're actually looking down 15 feet.  It doesn't sound high but believe me it was!  I was so determined to do it but it was so hard, luckily there was a lovely marshall with me at the top and he talked to me until I'd calmed down and then I finally took the leap, it was amazing!
And I was very proud to have completed the challenge and collect my medal :)
On Sunday I went out walking with Sarah and Bingo, I was demoted to the rear of the car!
Then I had a lazy day and a very early night because Monday was one hell of a long day!

I hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 5 June 2017

Week Twenty Two Started With Heartbreak

I'm so pleased that week twenty two is over and done with!

This time last week I found out that my friend Stephanie had passed away and my heart shattered.  I wanted to do a post about Steph.  I wanted to talk about how every time she entered a room it was like a bottle of champagne bursting open, how she comforted me through heartbreak, how she cheered my successes and how she always made me laugh, proper belly laugh All.The.Time.  But I can't put in to words all I want to say right now, it's still too raw and I still can't believe I'll never see my friend of 27 years again :(
One thing I can say about Steph is she loved pic 'n' mix, if you were going on a road trip of more than 10 minutes she had to have her pic 'n' mix! So, me and my sister Jess got some pic 'n' mix and made a toast to our lovely friend :)
The week also included a quiz night:
A half a pound weight loss and a gorgeous dirty pudding :)
A new dress, I was a size 26/28 on the left and a size 12 on the right!
I got some happy mail :)
I dog sat Bingo and he refused to move when I wouldn't walk the way he wanted to go!
I met the gorgeous baby James :)
I cut the grass and enjoyed being outside with my boy :)
Got woken up with loads of kisses from Bingo far too early!
Had a cuddle with Rufus :)
Cut out a dress pattern for my niece Alice :)
Went for a mile and a half swim :)
And spent the rest of Sunday evening relaxing.
Now it's the start of another week and hopefully happier times are ahead.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx