Tuesday Newsday

..aka how my week has gone!

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment

Brilliant news!! So so pleased with myself!!

Yes I do feel I have the right to be a little bit smug today. Especially as I think it now validates the £44 I spent in Asda on WW products yesterday :/

This week has been quite quiet. I enjoyed my night in Manchester with Patsy, highlights included awkward turtle, horse semen, lesbos, HELLO WE ARE SOBER and Patsy’s comedy fall. Good times 🙂

Pleased to say that although I was more careful with what I was drinking I didn’t limit myself. And at breakfast (during which there appeared to be a monsoon happening outside!) I managed to abstain from the butter and the hollandaise and stuck to eggs on toast with a very healthy smoothie 🙂

Cravings have been quite hard this week, but I know that my body is getting used to the new way of eating. I haven’t felt hungry and I haven’t missed chocolate (nothing for a week now, or crisps!) I just am learning to substitute.

Having breakfast has also helped a lot, cereal and eggs (although not together..!) can’t beat them.

So yeah, as you can tell from the upbeat tone of this post I am very happy.

Other reasons to be joyful this week:

  • 6.5 days left at work till I’m on “me ‘olidays”
  • Mrs T2B coming to visit on Thursday
  • The knowledge that I have the next 3 Sundays off work
  • New car searching is my new addiction – yesterday it was Beetles, today Minis…
  • Ted is coming out SOON – if you haven’t seen the trailer you need to watch THIS (NSFW!)
  • Magic Mike is out even sooner (Channing! Alex! Joe! Matthew! Matt! Gaa!)

This is just a quick post today as am at work and I need to go back to making shizzle happen, but I had to share me joyous news before the feeling disappears!! I will probably write some more tonight.

Love, Peace and Low Fat Cheese Spread,

Z xx

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How In 11 Months Time…

…I’ll be glad I started today.

Once more, dear friends, once more into the breach I go. Weight watchers this time, in order to feel fabulous for Little J (not so little anymore she growed up..and soon to be Mrs J. Or S. Weird!) and her Willie’s wedding. I was hit with the blinding realisation last night that this momentous occasion is 11 months to this very day and I’ll be damned if I’m going to be the token fat one yet again. I have put on all but 2.5lbs of the weight that I lost in the first few months of the year. Tut Tut ZD, Tut Tut.

2 weeks ago me, Mrs T2B and Long Distance Bridesmaid headed to the fair (not so fair on this particular day) city of  Manchester to try on some bridesmaids dresses. It wasn’t to fine “the one”, per say, but to find a style that will suit all of the girls. I’m the shortest and biggest, LDB is probably the tallest and around the same dress size as 2 of the others. So it’s no mean feat trying to find a style that suits us all!

Something to think about Mrs T2B!

Yes there are 18 months to go before Mrs T2B marries the wonderful Mr T, but it’s never too soon to start. What the day held in store was laughs (satin is a no go for everyone), disappointment (bridesmaids dresses that aren’t satin are hard to find and black is nigh on impossible) and, on my part, frustration. I lost count of how many times I said “Well, I’ll try it on to give you an idea but it wont fit me”. Not one dress that I tried on would do up. And I had the super attractive nude sucky inny pants on. Mortifying.

This occasion calls for really big knickers

I know that it’s all my own doing. I know that I am lazy and that I need to make positive changes. Which I am now doing. Mrs T2B has lost a phenomenal amount of weight for the amount of time she has been on WW (please don’t go too far..) and looks fabulous, BFF has done the same, now it’s my turn. 3 years ago, at G’s 21st I look so happy, this is what I need to get back too – goodbye land of photos taken from above to hide the double chin, see ya putting cushions in front of me when I sit down, sayonara wearing blazers everytime I go out just so no one sees my arms. I am done.

So. I will be updating this more regularly, with a post every Tuesday to see how I’m getting on, then daily posts with little things that have made me smile or kept me going. These will be themed..I’ll have to get thinking of some witty names!

Matthe McConaughey. Why the hell not.

Failure to Launch is on, what a film.

Anywho. Manchester on Friday woo-ahoo! 14 days till holidays woo-ahoo! Then it’s Lakes, Ball, Lakes, BarBeDew…fabulous darling.

TTFN

Zxxxx

How I Need Some Positive Thinking

One Day...

I have gained this week. I don’t know why. Bar going out last weekend, it’s been an ok week I guess. No heating has made me want to eat to get warm! But apart from that..who knows. Portion control and walking the dogs are my buzz actions for the coming week.

I enjoyed seeing the old Team Squuures last night. Always a pleasure! Slow’s all engaged, Are Ya Well is fabulous as always and SWill…..legend. End of.

However the photos of me are truly horrible. I can’t get my head around the fact that what I see in the mirror is not what I present to the world.

At home my hair looked lustrous and bouncy, in the photos it looks lank and knotty. My face has gotten so fat and it’s just horrible. I need to get it into my head that I do  actually look like the picture I have of me in my head. And I need to do something about this!

This week I shall mostly be working. However Without A K provides some light relief. 2 wedding weekend again, but then it will only be a week till I am off. 2 weeks today I will be in the heavenly bliss of the Lake District which is certainly something that I am counting down to. I really hope that I get to spend more time up there this year. It soothes me.

Just a quick post tonight, 12 hours sleep in 48 is catching up with me…I so can’t wait to hit that snooze button on Tuesday morning!

Zx

Loving: This ladys music, why isn’t there anywhere up here that has vintagey old-fashioned parties?! This song in particular is ace.

Silver Lining:If it hadn’t been for this in the last week I would not have survived.

Crushington City: Uhhhhh well…yuh huh duh chuh! Obviously. Also this was sent to me by an old friend and really made me chuckle!

Weekly mwah mwahs: BFF (you know I’m here xx), Patsy (Power Ballads without me and I still love ya), BFFSIL (big things coming your way), SeeJayGee (#newgirlfriends!), Mrs T2B (yaaaaaaaaaaay new housie!), WonderWifey (Just..cuz.). Oh and small loves to Grumpy Bear (I may have found a you work replacement, only taken me a year!)

How A Week Makes A Difference

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power – Alan Cohen

So I have just had 9 days off from work, diet..life. I have loved it. I have spent time with my fabulous family, namely in the Motherland of Welsh Wales with my Nannie, my heroine and idol. I had a great time catching up and “potchin’” with her. It came and went all too soon, it’s like a haven down there and I love it.

I also got to catch up with Mrs T2B and spoke at length about the total jealousy that I have going on in regards to her and Mr T moving into their new house in just over a week’s time. She is desperately trying to convince me that I would be able to afford to do the same, alas, until I have a lot more money coming in this is not something that will be on my horizon in the near future. Part of me thinks “Fuck it, just go and rent, it’s good enough for the French…” but then it’s the whole thing of owning a piece of bricks and mortar. Meh. I don’t know.

My mum and I (and my dad) have spent the best part of 2 weeks trying to keep my brother from finding out we were throwing him a small soiree for his birthday (and to cheer him up a little). This happened on Friday night and bravo to everyone involved he didn’t have a clue. His friend, S#2, took him up the road for a pint and my parents jollied around getting furniture out fo the way – I was obviously preening and pampering as I need AT LEAST an hour for full shower hair and make up sesh!

Everyone had arrived and as always congregated in the kitchen, whilst we waited for my dad to arrive back with the boys. In the worst move in surprise party history, we hadn’t anticipated what to do when he actually walked in. So we ended up just standing there in silence as he walked in, said “What the fuck?!” and then walked round and said hello to everyone. AWKWARD TURTLES ALL ROUND!

The awkwardness aside I ended up having a really good time. Got to spend time with family friends and the BFF (wish you’d come out with up 😦 ) and see my brother genuinely made up that people had bothered to take the time to do this for him. I went out with him, his friends and one of their girlfriends, town was dead and I had a fantastic night. Desperados and Jagerbombs all round….ahem. Hopefully I’ll be able to join them again soon.

This week I have let go. I have eaten and drunk whatever the hell I wanted, not only because it’s my holiday and I’ll do what the bloody hell I like but also because I wanted to see what would happen. I have put on 5 pounds – nearly half of what I had lost. This is gutting, but what I expected.

I will be continuing on Monday, firstly with a goal to lose that 5lbs, but also I would like to have lost 1 stone 9lbs by 17th March..I know that seems a weird figure but it would mean I’m in the next “band” if you will, it’s a goal anyway.

Even though I have been doing this for 5 weeks now, I don’t physically look like I’ve lost that much. I think because I was a stone heavier to begin with than the last time I started a program, hopefully I will now start to see a difference.

Buying size 20s in Primark does not encourage the healthy lifestyle, but buying a top from Miss Selfridge that I wore on Friday was certainly encouraging. This is why I don’t judge my weight loss on clothes fitting me as some of my friends do – one day I’m a 14 the next I’m a 20 – how is that even possible?!

Onwards, to the next stage. Back at work tomorrow. Hopefully with a more positive attitude than when I left a week last Friday 🙂

Zx

Song for today – My Boo, Friends. Getting obsessed with this band, they really remind me of Do Me Bad Things. And this cover version is faboooosh.

Video of the day – In honour of the Superbowl

Requests – Grumpy Bear pleeeeease lets catch up, Patsy another night like last Saturday please (champagne bar and m20? YES!), BFF book a hotel for Amsterdam!!!

Love Love Love – This whole trend (thanks BFFSIL!)

xxx

How I Think It’s Time For Some Good Vibes

How do I climb up on out of this funk I’m in? – Sam Sparro

Life is sucky. These last few weeks it seems to be one thing after another for bad news, had some more today.  Maybe not news that has affected me personally, but just bad news that upsets the people around me.

I hope the universe has some fricking good shit around the corner for me and mine, please some engagements, marriages and babies in the pipeline for us to celebrate! 2012 has not got off to the amazing start that I had hoped.

Have been off today so have mainly been making soup and lounging around. Favourite activities! Soup was sweet potato and chilli; it has a definite kick to it, yum scrum. I don’t have another 9am start until Saturday – what bliss!

I am currently watching The Vicar of Dibley, I needed some joyful goodness crap, and I think I will follow it with a bit of Bridget (a staple for Patsy –aka Granny Pants – and me. Nothing like Bridget to get me out of a funk.

Was supposed to meet the Policeman and BFF tomorrow but it is not to be as they are meeting early and I am working till 9pm. I miss them both and I hate that I don’t get to see them half as much as I would like, but the Boy especially. Fricking restrictive career choice. I hope our trip to NZ comes off. We think we’ll be the most perfect travelling partners as we know when to leave each other alone. And we have a mutual appreciation for The Boosh and The Conchords.

BFF and I are off to Amsterdam in March so we shall discover then if we can travel together, I think we’ll be ok. We need to book a hotel ASAP; any suggestions send them this way as we are both totally clueless as to where we need to go!

Patsy and I are busy planning the #lostweekend that will take place at the end of January. Grill on the Alley, Harvey Nicks and Crazy Wendy’s are being bandied about, all of which are super appealing to little old me. Can’t wait for staycation…2 weekends, 4 late nights and 1 wedding to go!

Diet has been hard today; I think the problem is that when I’m at home on my day off all I want to do is eat. And eat. And eat. Turns out we didn’t eat all of the Christmas food that Mummy Dearest bought, I haven’t made a start on it but now I know it’s there I will probably turn to it in some moment of weakness.

Hence my plan to just not be in the house! Or to be in bed when I am in the house…I need plans and I need them fast! Cinema this weekend – methinks that carrot sticks and plain popcorn may have to be smuggled in, I am after all a sucker for picnmix. Going to relish Fri, Sat and Sun night’s off-bliss.

Please be sending positive vibes out into the world whenever you can, you never know when you’re going to be needing them back…

Totes La’erz

Zx

All loves to: The Policeman, Patsy, Grumpy Bear, BFF

Song of the Day: When I’m Alone – Lissie

Quote of the day: “Come the fuck on, Bridget”

Hoping: I get to see people soon.

Must: Book my train tickets tomorrow!!