Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Not long!

Well this time next month, I will be getting ready to go to Aylesbury and visit my friends and family, will also be wedding dress hunting and looking at venues as I'm getting married around the end of March 2009.
Also in 2 weeks time we will be moving from our home ( as we sold our house, within 2 weeks of it being on the market!!) and going to stay with Darren's mum until we can get a flat of our own.
Have been quite busy trying to arrange plans for the move, whats going in storage, finding boarding for our pets while were at my mums, so haven't been posting much really... just the occasional photo of how I'm doing.
Well so far since Jan 18Th, I've lost 3 stone 4 lbs, and have gone down 3 sizes, I feel great and have so much more energy, I still have quite a bit to loose, but as long as i can get back into a 16 I'll be happy.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Me and my sister in August 2007

Me last night, in the same t shirt. Note how baggy

these new jeans are too!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Look at me now!

This was me in July 2007 (with my OH Darren)

Over 2 & 1/2 stone lighter, this is me now, Hoping to be another 3 stone lighter before October :D

Monday, 17 March 2008

Im starting to like Mondays

Mondays used to really get me down, but today was different, the sun was shining, there was a nice warm breeze and as I walked along to weight watchers this morning I felt slightly confident that I would have shifted at least a lb, however when I stepped on the scales my mouth dropped open in disbelief, this week I lost 5lb. I not even sure how, as I had 2 takeaways this week (healthy choices though chicken kebabs, with lots of salad and no sauce) and I cut out that naughty night time snacking too, looks like its paid off.

Onto HS:MS prompt today is:

Blanket - Fabric sheeting to cover, warm and disguise. We all have blankets - which is your favourite?

Not really a blanket as such more of a poncho type wrap, but I use it like a blanket for snuggling up in and keeping warm.

Sunday, 16 March 2008


Went for a lovely long walk yesterday, and signs of spring are all about, here's a shot I got of the blossom on the trees where we were walking.

Friday, 14 March 2008

Catch up

Ok I've missed a few prompts from HSMS, I will try catch up with all of them within the next week, here are some I caught up with yesterday. The bus ticket I found at the bottom of my bag, heaven knows why I keep such things, its been in there well over a year too.

Also I had a bit of a surprise today when I opened up this months copy of Beautiful cards, looks like they published 2 of my cards in the readers gallery, I got star letter, I'm wondering if I should have maybe received a prize or not, hmmmm.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Fluff and Jar

Have been super busy these last few days, painting the kitchen, and emptying rooms ready for carpets to be laid so am catching up with today's and yesterdays prompts, Fluff and Jar,

Fluff, my fluffy duster, which could do with replacing now i think.

Jar, best rasberry jam, yum.


These are cards Ive made with the cuttlebug over the last year, Its my favorite bit of kit.

Saturday, 1 March 2008


I couldn't take part in yesterdays cake, I dont have no cake here, its bad for me :(

As for todays portrait shot, I can't take one of me at the moment, im too vain and don't want you to see my grey hairs, so will have to wait til i've dyed it, But heres another old one of me, taken in an old school friends house, before school one day, god what did I look like! must have been around 1994 when I was about 15. It was in colour, but can only seem to find the black n white converted copy.

Thursday, 28 February 2008


Was struggling with this one, so looked through some old photo's and came across this one, I was visiting my family one Christmas (04 I think) when It got late one evening my mum had disappeared, I had a funny feeling where she would be and what she would be doing, so grabbed my camera ............ I was right so caught! here she is sitting wrapped in a sleeping bag so she didn't get cold playing world of warcraft on her PC, drinking tea and eating chocolate. Yes I have a cool mum because she plays WOW lol.

Having a wee treat tonight and having a mushroom pizza, can't wait! and not bad as Its my first non-weightwatchers one this year, and still within my points woohoo!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008


Tower :
A tall narrow construction, either free standing or forming a part of a building. Find a 'tower' in your space today.

A bit of a cheat as this was taken last year. I can't remember the name of it, but its close to the castle.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Fungus ................

......the bogey man, lol I loved that book as a child. Well Fungus is today's word prompt for HS:MS and chestnut mushrooms is the closest I have.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Catch up

Been a bit busy again over the last week going back and forth to the doctors for more medications to help the symptoms of my PCOS ( not really good for my WW as the medication I'm on increases my appetite and has made me feel more hungry this week) It didn't seem to effect my loss this week though, another 3.5lbs which makes it 11.5lb in 4 weeks (about 1st 9lbs in total) and I'm noticing my clothes are getting so baggy.

I tried to keep up with the HS:MS prompts, but only managed Packet, (which has points value scribbled on, found myself doing this which most things, bit obsessive but its helping at the moment lol) So we have packet, and today's which is cuddle, Darren isn't back from work yet so will have to use an old photo for now ( taken DEC 07 ). Also photos of some bracelet's I put together last night.

Hope your all well, love to all.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Im back!

Ok I know I missed a lot of prompts, I will try and catch up with them, but this is for todays prompt : Hole

Didn't have to go far for this one it's the back of my PC chair.

Also weigh in today, another 3lbs gone so am happy with that, and have also got back into an old hobby of mine, making things with clay and fimo, first is a model of my dog chance, made from air-dry-clay then painted and varnished, then a fimo bunny in a lettuce (^,^) am going to work on more bunnies for easter.

Monday, 11 February 2008


I promise to catch up as soon as I can with HS:MS, but wanted to pop on here just to let you know that at weigh in this week I lost 3.5 lbs (5lbs in the 2 weeks ive been at ww, but 16.5lbs altogether in total since I began 4 weeks ago) I am chuffed that I did well and am already feeling the benefit. Hope to be back blogging here within the next few days.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Sin 3 - Greed

Been hill walking today, totally shattered, but proud at what I achieved! got a few nice shots too.
Here is my photo for todays HSMS sin - Greed (or avarice) is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess; applied to the acquisition of wealth in particular. Show us Greed in your space.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

7 deadly sins...

I couldn't remember all of the 7 sins, so had a look round and found this little online quiz. Well turns out .... I have committed many sins, but Lust is the mortal sin that has done me in. What sin are you?

Wrath:Very Low

Discover Your Sins - Click Here


I could have done this prompt easily a few weeks back, as I could of just snapped myself stuffing my gob, so has taken me a while to come up with this one, after eating my tea (chicken stirfry yum) I had two pancakes and felt so full, I had to undo the button on my jeans lol yep I felt like a glutton.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Get yer kit off!

Well today I wasn't going to play along with HS:MS, mainly because Ive so much to do today and have not long been back from WW and town, but when I had a peek to see what the word was I thought i'd come across one of those websites you need a credit card for LOL, there for all the see were two pert bottys, the word is Lust so I thought well have to join in today with this just hope I don't give random veiwers the wrong impression ha ha!

So here we have Lust, lol ive quite impressed myself looks like the cover of a steamy novel.

Oh and I lost 1.5lb this week, not much but its better than putting it on I spose.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Going to be busy

I might not be as regular with posting over the next few weeks or so, mainly because we have loads to do to the house, and I'm trying to get out more and concentrating on my new way of life. I will try post as often as I can and play along with HS:MS when I can. If any one needs me you can email me on the link.
Take care and love to all

Saturday, 2 February 2008

The weekend already!

The past two days have just been a blur for me, I had a terrible migraine that would not shift, so I spent most the time in trying to sleep it off. Feeling a lot better today and am going to venture out into town see if I can find any bargains ( although I cant go until Darren gets back from work, because he forgot his key grrrr)
The healthy eating is going great and I'm looking forward to mondays weigh-in to see what I've lost, am also going to pick up there new cook book and try my hand at some new recipes.
With missing the last two days I've also missed two prompts ( organise and string ) I will catch up on them later, as for my self portrait ain't going to happen today, I look rough and my battery is on charge so this will have to do for now.

It was taken in 1996 when I was 16 thats my baby brother Robert who will be 12 in March, I loved living at home when my brother and sister was young I helped out a lot and took them places, I felt more like a second mum than a sister it was great. Because of the age gap between me (28) my brother Kevin (24) and my sister Holly (15) and Robert people assume that we're from separate relationships but nope my mum and dad got married in 1980 after I was born and have been together ever since. I'm glad Holly and Robert came along I wouldn't want it any other way. This is another old one taken again in 1996 later in the year of all 4 of us. A happy bunch we were never distracted by television.

Hmmm that will teach me to try and be ahead, LOL they have added a twist this saturday to the self portrait.

Ok, a little twist today...instead of SELF portrait Saturday ,i'm declaring today...SOMEONE else portrait Saturday...just for a change!!! So...show us a portrait of someone else today!!!!

Again an older one as my battery is dead, but not too old (Sept 07) my brother and sister, the last time I saw them.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The colour of money

Toady's word prompt is Currency
Show us what is being used for currency in your space today!

Darren and me always like to play a board game when were feeling a little bored on a rainy afternoon ( like yesterday) one we play is the game of life, we do play monopoly too(Celtic FC edition) but not too often as it can cause nasty arguments, just like the time we played Cluedo and while my back was turned he looked at the cards (ooh the cheat). Anyway that's where this currency is from The Game of Life, play money is always so colourful.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Album cover game

Saw this game on Suzy B's blog and thought it would be fun to have a go!

For the name of my band I got Dumb Enough, which is quite funny, the album title is "I don't need them" (a quote from Paul "Bear" Bryant, I Ain't Never Been Nothing but a Winner) and I used the picture I got too, so here's my album cover. ( I cropped the image to square shape to look more album like ;o)

Tuesday 29 January

Phooey was hoping to go out on a nice long walk with Darren and the dog today, but its been raining non-stop since I went to bed last night at 12:30, its so dark and miserable, so I'm staying inside where its warm and relaxing with a couple of magazines, maybe some crafting too after Ive made some 0 point vegetable soup :o)

Today's word on HS:MS is Think
An Idea or opinion appearing in your mind. Show us 'think' in your space today.

Monday, 28 January 2008


Before I start I went along to the weightwatchers meeting got on fine, and I'm glad I did as I like there scales better, I weighed 5lbs less LOL.

Rach has tagged me, so here's my songs, in no particular order:

The Human League - Open Your Heart
My mum had the album and I so loved this song (still do) I used to run around the house dancing to it when i was very young.

The Bangles - Eternal Flame
A song that played at the school disco's, usually the last one of the night, and all the boys would run away because they didn't want to dance with the girls, although some did but never with me :o( so this is a sad one for me (awwwwwwwwww) lol.

The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Another Bangles one (They where a favourite of mine as a kid) I had there album and used to also dance around to this one to entertain the family lol (dot ya just love the 80's for music and fashion)

The Proclaimers - I'm On My Way
I've always like this song, but when I was making the big decision to go on my way to loose weight this came on the radio and gave me a little inspiration (on my way from misery to happiness)

PPK - Resurrection
This was released the same year I got into dance music and I LOVE it also the same year I met my other half Darren.

I loved loads of other songs too and could probably go on forever with this list but these are my 5.

I cant really think of who to tag, but if you haven't been tagged yet and would like to be, leave a comment and I will tag you ;o)

Where did it go...

Cant believe the weekend is over! I had a break from blogging this weekend as I needed to catch up on some housework and do some thinking, I was thinking of signing up to the weightwatchers weekly meetings, but for those of you who know me well I'm a very shy person and don't do well in public situations, that's the main reason I haven't made any real friends since moving up here, I sort of became a hermit, a billy no mates lol, but I've spoke to some family members and a few girls on the WW message boards and everyone has said that the people at these meetings are all in the same boat (except I feel I'm going to be the biggest one in the boat and capsize it) So what the hell I'm going to give it a go, it might give me a confidence boost and help me make friends, my first meeting is at 10:00 this morning so I better get a move on.

Before I go though the word today on HS:MS is Snooze
A short, light sleep during the day. Find 'snooze' in your space.

Well that's easy because that's all these too buddies seem to do!
I have also been tagged by Rach so I shall do that when I get back.