Friday, 31 July 2009

Fitness Begins

I have been thinking for ages about starting to get outside and do something about my fitness which would directly impact on my weight loss goals. I am so aware that my wedding dress is getting delivered in a few short moths and at present it is still too small for me.

Last night we had a little bit of a break through. Normally where ever we go we take the car - we really are that lazy. But last night we decided to walk down to the sorting office with a letter we had to post. We were only out for about half an hour but it was challenging - well for me anyway. We did a little bit of jogging along the way as well just to try and get a bit more physical.

We are heading out again tonight, and the aim is to increase it a bit more every night.


Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The results are in.....

So today I went into Edinburgh for the slimming class and got a nice but not too unexpected surprise to find I had managed to lose another 2.5lbs in the last 2 weeks. I managed to lose the weight that I gained a couple of weeks ago so I am happy. Now it is back to the battle to get the weight to keep going down.

Thankfully things are looking like they are starting to go in the right direction.


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Weight Update

Tomorrow is the big weigh in. It has been a couple of weeks since I got weighed what with the change in working conditions last week. I am supposed to get weighed every Wednesday morning but curiosity got the better of me tonight and I jumped on the scales at the class that I was covering tonight. I didn't really pay much attention to the numbers but did notice that I have lost some weight in the past couple of weeks. Tomorrow I will report on how much weight I have lost for definite.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Been A While...

I haven't forgot about the blog, honestly. I have been doing a different job this week and I don't like it. Normally I courier parcels around as and when I am required but this week I have been asked to cover for the office manager as he is on holiday so I have been in the office dealing with engineers and trying to organise couriers to deliver the packages when they have been requested. Prior to doing this I have been thinking about changing jobs and getting steady hours possibly in an office but definitely not after this week. I have only done 3 days and although nothing has gone wrong I have been reminded what it is about working in an office I don't like. It is being confined - I got bored so easily that to sit and look at the same 4 walls constantly drives me mad. At least with the job I have my wallpaper constantly changes so it is always different.

Roll on Monday when I get back to normal.


Friday, 17 July 2009

Just when it looks like things are getting better.....

..... we get a call this afternoon to say that our reception venue has flooded overnight last night so they are not confirming any bookings at the minute.

Hopefully though once they have spoken to the insurance company things will get repaired quickly. We aren't needing the venue until April next year so for that we are in not to much of a hurry but it is still a bit of a pain. Just when we think we have everything booked something goes wrong.

Think we will start looking for another venue, just in case this doesn't get fixed in time.


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I Give Up................

..............but not really.

I went to Slimming World this morning and have somehow managed to gain weight, a whole 2.5lbs. Even now, 10 hours on, I can't work out how (unless hormones has something to do with it). My food hasn't been that bad although there hasn't been any exercise but there never normally is.
Think I really need to get my finger out, like the last post says I now know when my wedding dress is being delivered.


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Dress Delivery Date Confirmed

OMG, now I need to panic. I just got a call back from the wedding dress shop to confirm when my dress is expected to be delivered to the shop. It is expected in to the shop in Mid-November! Not February as originally expected.

Now I really need to get the weight off, no mucking about anymore.


Wedding Dress Delivery Date

Being a couple of weeks since I ordered my wedding dress it is now time to call and find out when it is going to be delivered into the shop. I am a bit scared about this though. there is no reasonable reason for this but I just keep putting it off.

I love the dress and can't wait to own it and wear it but I think I am bowing down to the weight loss pressure of slimming into the dress in time. I have been totally realistic about getting into the dress - it is only 2 dress sizes in 8 months (considering I am buying all my holiday clothes 4 sizes smaller) which is totally achievable.

Right. Biting the bullet now.

Oh no, it's ringing.


Saturday, 11 July 2009

David's Purchases

So, we are back from the shops and we both got some nice new clothes. David got some cropped trousers and some linen full length combat trousers. I got a couple of pairs of shorts as well. When we got home David did a bit of a fashion show and thankfully everything fitted (he isn't that keen on trying stuff on in shops) but while he was trying on his clothes he came across my shorts in the same bag. I am unable to try on my clothes at the minute as I am buying clothes that are all currently too small for me as my main motivation for getting the weight off before we go away (if the weight doesn't come off I have no clothes to go away in).
Anyway David held them up against him and I asked him to put them on (just to see if how they would look) and he did. Whilst I was laughing my head off I managed to capture this:

Yes, this is him in my little shorts. Being the typical British man though he wouldn't take his socks off - I did however manage to persuade him to roll them down a bit. He doesn't know it yet but I am going to go through his case and make sure he doesn't have any socks packed away so he can't wear them (well except the ones for his kilt I suppose).

Time to start shopping........

Now that all the documantation has finally been sorted out my attention has turned back to the shopping involved in going away. I have bought quite a bit for myself but poor David has been a bit neglected in the new clothes area.

During the week I asked if there was anything he really wanted for going away, as per usual he said no so I started to suggest things like cropped trousers, swimming shorts, t-shirts and all then he started to remember more stuff he wanted. So once he gets back from his hill walk this morning we are heading up to the town centre to buy him some new clothes.

Think I might pick up a few bargains as well.

Wish me luck - might strangle him if he can't make up his mind.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Bubble all inflated again......

Yesterday I got the call I had been waiting for since Saturday and the eventful trip to the travel agents. The lovely girl from the shop called to say that there was new documentation in the store for me to collect. When I got there I checked everything over with a fine tooth comb and finally everything is booked correctly. Both me and the girl from the travel agents checked every last comma and space on all of the sheets just to make sure that absolutely everything was worded correctly and finally I can say I am happy and everything is now booked okay.

Now just to pay for it all.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Weight Loss Update

So, today being Wednesday it is time to update you all on the weight loss progress. Went along to Slimming world and wasn't all that hopeful of a weight loss. I had been to a BBQ on Saturday night which was great and I ate like a pig. Also I had been down to Newcastle on a deliver on Tuesday so my lunch was a grab and go from the local supermarket. So anyway go to Slimming World and get on the scales and lost 1.5lbs. For the week I had (food wise) that is a fantastic weight loss and I am really pleased with it.

I keep thinking about the wedding dress and how I have ordered it in a smaller size so I need to get the weight off. There is no room for wanting the weight off now - it needs to come off and I am so ready for it to happen now.


Sunday, 5 July 2009

And then the bubble burst.....

So, over the past few days I have been blogging about how good things seem to be going at the minute with the wedding plans and the weight and everything. Well yesterday put a stop to that.

I got a call yesterday morning from the travel agent to say that all the documentation about the wedding booking had been received. As soon as I finished work I went up to the travel agents and collected it all. I was told to take it away and have a read through. Typically for me though I barely got out the shop before taring open the envelope and started reading. So glad I did. The wedding department of the particular travel agent is still spelling David's surname wrong - even though they have been told twice by me and then twice by the travel agent themselves. The holiday booking spelling is correct and they are meant to import the details from that so can't understand how they are getting that wrong.
Also they haven't booked us a wedding! No instead we got confirmation of our vow renewal. We are not married yet never mind at the point of renewing our vows. The girl in the shop was fantastic, she got straight onto the phone and called the wedding department who assured us it was a typo but not believing them she called the wedding coordinator in the Dominican Republic to ask what they had booked, and it was a renewal of vows. Now though it looks like it is getting sorted and we should have our new confirmation through at some point this week.

These people do this kind of booking all the time so how can they get it so wrong.


Saturday, 4 July 2009

Well that was a bit different.......

So, yesterday, what happened there then?
I was just enjoying the sunshine and heat, being a good housewife and getting all the washing done (including the bedding) and hung out to dry and what happened - it rained. Not just rain but horrible big wet rain. I know it can't truly be related but a few people I know have just come back from holiday and clearly their joy at being back in the UK reflected in the weather yesterday.

When I got up this morning though the sun was shining and everything was right in the world again. Tonight's plans - BBQ at Laura's. Get the coals fired up and I have dibs on the first burger.

Have a good weekend.


P.S. Happy American Independence Day to everyone who is celebrating today.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Shopping and Packing........

In the past few weeks I have been shopping for the honeymoon trip.
I posted about the black and white dress and wedges that I bought but since then I have been unstoppable - ask David. I have bought another dress (black, strapless maxi dress with little bit of beading around the neckline) and swimwear (blue and white). Also bought some new flip flops (havianas). Also waiting on a delivery of some new swimwear that I ordered last night.

Also got my bags out and been packing stuff away as and when it is being delivered. Some people may think I am nuts but it saves putting it away only to dig it out next year. The spare room looks like we are departing next week, never mind in 8 months.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

People think they know me........

.......and then I shock them.

For the people that I want to show my wedding dress to I have first been asking them what style of dress they think I have ordered. So far all but 1 of them has thought I would go for a big meringue thing (like the skirt that Jordan had). One person has thought that I would go for the style of dress I have gone for but it has totally surprised me just how many people thought I would go for the meringue dress. When have I ever said I wanted a meringue?!?


Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Things are still going good.........

Things are still going good for me. Today I went to slimming world and found out I had lost another 1.5lbs. Things look to be finally working out. I have finally worked out a simple enough eating plan that should be easy enough to follow but also varied enough to not get bored and stray off it.

Got to fit into the wedding dress- did I mention I have ordered it a couple of sizes smaller then I am at the minute? Yeah decided to do this as a solid incentive for getting the weight off.