Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween guys.

Tonight the towns and cities are going to full of mini spooks, ghouls, monsters and witches all out trick or treating (although hopefully not too much tricking) or guising as it is known up our neck of the woods.

Tonight we are doing the unconventional thing of having a meal in the house to celebrate our flatmate having lived with us for a year now so all being well there shouldn't be too many knocks at the door.

On another note, last night I held my very first Body Shop at Home party and it was great. With tonight being Halloween I themed the game around Halloween and we had a giggle. I earned a nice little profit for the night and the hostess even managed to get some freebies. A good night was had by all.

P.S. Happy Birthday Nanna


Thursday, 29 October 2009

Weight Loss Update - the first in a while

It has been a while since I wrote about the journey of my weight loss but a request has come in to update you with it so here goes.
I fell off the wagon for a few weeks and was gaining weight like mad. Then I got my act together and got back into going to the gym (although not that much this week) and started paying attention to what I was eating again. I have discovered a love for Muesli with yogurt so have even managed to make myself eat breakfast which is something I would never do.
I ended up well above my start weight again which was miserable but was the point I needed to reach to get my head in the right place to do it properly.

Last week was my first weigh in since I decided to get my head into gear and I lost 1.5lbs. Not huge but was good to see the weight coming off. Yesterday was my second weigh in and I lost 3.5lbs. I was so chuffed as this weight loss meant that I am back under my start weight again. Just in time for my wedding dress coming in the next couple of weeks.

Going to be good this week and the next couple of weeks as well and maybe I will be somewhere near my target by the start of the New Year.


Thursday, 22 October 2009

Gym Behaviour

So we have been going to the gym for a while now and one of my favorite times to go is on a Sunday morning. There is only a few people there and the music isn't too loud (I get distracted by the music and can't be bothered when the music is too loud) so I can get in, get the programme done and get out within the hour.

However there are some strange people that go to the gym at that time of the morning. One of my friends has also discussed this on her blog but until the weekend I never really realised how bizarre they really are. I was doing the first stint of my programme on my treadmill on Sunday morning and although I was the only person on the treadmills (and there is about 20 of these) a guy had to go on the one right next to me.
Then I moved onto the bikes for my next exercise and someone else did the same thing. I am wearing my headphones so got no interest in speaking to them - why do they do it?!? If I want to use the rowing machines (there is only 2 of these down in the main part of the gym) and someone is on one of them I go upstairs so I don't have to impose on them - why do people think it is okay?
I can understand when the gym is busy - I am not that silly but when I am the only person using a piece of equipment and there is another 19 beside me do they have to use the one directly next to me?

Is is just me (and my friend) or does anyone else think it is just a bit weird?


Friday, 16 October 2009

I didn't forget about you, honestly ...........

It has been almost 2 weeks since I last posted anything, sorry about that. It isn't because I had nothing to say but in fact have had no time to say it.

So what has been happening over the last couple of weeks? Will probably be easier if I list everything, means I will remember everything I need to tell you about.

1. The gym is still going well, I have been going a few times a week, not as much as I would have liked but we are definitely still going.
2.Work is manic (but nothing much changed there). Been working crazy hours recently, like 4am - 8pm. Not much fun but got to pay for the wedding somehow.
3. Wedding plans are still going well, almost finished paying for the dress and the holiday. By the end of the year it will all be paid for. Just in time to start paying out for the documentation we need. Have decided to postpone our reception by a couple of week when we return - think it would be too much to travel back on the Wednesday and have the reception on the Saturday.
4. I have taken on a second job. I have started doing Body Shop at home parties to earn a few extra pounds.

Think that is it actually, it seems so much more when it has been going on but really cant think of anything else that has been going on.

Speak soon.


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Gym Update.....

We are still going!!!!

The gym staff are starting to recognise us again and I am actually starting to enjoy it again. We went to the gym last night before dinner and managed to get through most of my programme before heading sown to the pool for a couple of lengths.

We have decided to go to the gym before dinner each night, we did try going after dinner but it was getting more and more difficult to get the motivation to go, especially when it was getting darker earlier.

Looking forward to going again tonight, even though it i going to be later than usual. Might just be for a swim but at least it is some form of exercise to try and get this weight off.