Thursday, 18 October 2012

Hard work ...

... getting up this morning ... my 'get up & go' had obviously 'got up & gone' without me! Even after two coffees and an Alpen Light bar!!!
Still off to painting group and I started a lovely painting, still of The Priory Garden, but, a lot closer to the waterfall ...

Back home and a quick banana ...
Now for lunch .. SW Quiche and salad with salad cream (1 syn) and a 2 mile walk round the park!
A big cup of yum chai tea (5syns) and wait for the Littlies to get home from school!
Nearly missed the hair appointment for Little Blue One .. that was close!!!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Finish a picture???

Another badish night not only with coughing but with the lashing rain!!!! It did wake me up!!!
Anyway today I'm going to try and finish my painting so I can start a different one at class tomorrow!
An Alpen Light, a banana and a couple of cups of coffee in my tummy ... off I go!
A walk along the Guided bus route at lunch time ...

.. was lovely ....

Back home for SW quiche and a pile of salad, salad cream(1 syn) bit of bread (4 syns)
and a nice cup of chai tea (4.5 syns).
Finished off my picture

Now off to do pork with apple and onion for tea! Yum!   Some syns involved just not too sure how many .. so I used 4 then 2.5 on an Activia greek style honey yogurt! Delish!   I make that half a syn over!!!!

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Windy walks!

Cor! That was a bad night ... cough, cough, coughing!  Bit of a lay in this morning then downstairs to make my yummy magic pancakes ...
Went for a walk lunchtime .. 6 circuits of our park .. that's 2 miles thank you very much .. but my goodness it was WINDY!  Slowed us down part way round each time... all that wind resistance!  LOL!
The wind pushed us back home and I downed a mug shot to warm me up!
A cup of the yummy chai tea (4.5 syns) before the Littlies get home from school ...
For supper we had, in front of Eastenders (naughty!), chicken and pasta bake ... very tasty I thought!
Muller light for pudding!
Happy days!

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Thank goodness for that!

Weigh-in day! 

~ Coffee and water before weigh-in .. a bit of body magic setting up .. take a deep breath and let it out .. step on the scales .. wait ... wait ... 'peep' .... 4lbs off!  YIPEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I'm so pleased .. my good week paid off .. now only .5 of a pound to go!
This week I'm going to be really good to smash my goal of a 1lb off and show myself that if I really put my heart and soul into it I can lose more weight!!!!
Alpen bar for a nibble, then more body magic packing everything away ..
Back home at 1:30 and salad for lunch .. with Batchelors curry rice and ham .. nice!
Newly discovered drink well worth the 4.5 syns, I think .. Spiced Chai Latte! Gorgeous! Wonder if they do a lower calorie version!
Still feeling poorly and run down plus with this bloomin cold I'm coughing lots in the night, which isn't good cos I really need my beauty sleep and don't seem to function as well if I don't get enough!!!
Come my 7 o clock evening class and I'm shattered!!!!
Salad and eggs before class with salad cream (1 syn) and melba toast (3 syns) and my Muller yogurt when I get back at 9:30!
Before bed mix my porridge oats with a Muller yogurt ready for SW magic pancakes in the morning !

5655 steps (not so good!)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunday strolls ...

Sunday, The Littlies went off to their Dad's and us Biggies popped across to Ferry Meadows. We collected a few caches and clocked up four miles! It was a lovely day,

saw a few interesting things like this train all the way from Sweden

 and a massive (really massive ~  like thousands!!!) shoal of fish which was being harassed by a pair of ducks!!

This is definitely a place we will visit again. Munched on Alpen Light bars!
We collected the Littlies and went onto In-laws to spend the evening with them ... ham, jacket potato, cauliflower cheese (tiny bit to moisten my potato!)  and green beans. Followed by baked apple (4 syns for some reason!)

Happy Days!

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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Saturday lay in ..

... had a bit of one this morning, but was still feeling awful when I got up!
Coffee and Alpen Light bar and two yummy flu tablets!
A quick trip into town to look round the craft fair for the British Heart Foundation,  there were some nice things there and we all stopped and chatted with some of the stall holders (some chatted a lot more than others!!!).  Grabbed the others whatever they wanted from Greggs for lunch ... then back home to eat .. I had a Mug shot, melba toast (3 syns), dairylea triangles (3 syns) and ham... couldn't taste a thing!  LOL!
Little Pink One got picked up to go to her friends house ...
The rest of us took to the car for a trip round the garden centre ... to look at all the Christmas goodies, which we hadn't gone to on Thursday, as I really didn't feel up to it!.
Cringed at X factor in the evening! It was painful! LOL!

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Still yucky!

Ergh!  Still feel horrid .. missing two lots of social interaction today .. a lunch with some lovely ladies then a girly get together tonight! Sob! Bloomin' bloomin'!!!

So, here I am, hunkered down under my duvet, tippy tapping away on my keyboard feeling very sorry for myself .. must be man flu to feel this bad!!!

Two cups of coffee under my belt but not sure what I fancy for breakfast!   I had porridge (He) made with water.
Lunch was bresaola and mug shot!(not too hungry).
A quick mile walk to clear my fugginess .... and post a letter ...
25g of choc chips (6.5 syns) .. comfort food!!!!
More coffee and water and Diet Pepsi ....
Alpen Light bar (3 syns)
Tea?!?!?  Not sure yet! Little Pink One's at a friends ...
Took some flu capsules .. slice of bread (5 syns) with yet more coffee ...
For tea, as I was feeling so awful, we flew in a curry .. salmon tikka, boiled rice and salad for me ...
Oh and when Little Pink One got home I tried a spoonful of her cooking .. apple and sultana crumble! She got a 10,  well done her! (about 3 syns )
Little Blue One still feeling unwell ... bless him!

5850 steps.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Duvet day ....

... yesterday evening I was beginning to feel a bit throaty ... This morning .. I feel RUBBISH!  Headache, sore throat, ear ache, eye ache, neck ache! Bummer!
So, sadly, no painting group for me today, might get a bit in presently though.
Anyway ... dragged myself up, two cups of coffee, alpen light bar and a banana for breakfast.
Watched TV, Paul Martin's programme Handmade revolution.
Then quick pop to the shops to get ingredients for Little Pink One's cookery tomorrow,
snacked on melon and grapes and had ham, egg and SW chips for lunch.
Chicken fajita's for tea for everyone .. I might have a jacket potato!
Big Blue One not here for the day ... had to go into the office!  So I had to make my own cups of tea/coffee all day!!!! LOL!

4244 steps today .. you can tell I'm not well!!!!!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wednesday wanderings ...

.. Wandered into town this morning to meet two of my lovely friends from SW .. we had a good chat, I had a chai tea latte (9.5 syns .. but so yummy!) and we had big hugs all round .. Bliss!
I then went on a search for swimming trunks for Little Blue One as he's doing it in PE .. hard to find this time of year I can tell you ...
Lunch was a big green salad, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, Tesco ready to eat chicken tikka, salad cream (1 syn).
Because it's so lovely out there us Biggies went for a lunch time walk ... 2.16 miles in the warm .. that was nice!
The Littlies home from school and I needed to pop Little Blue One to the doctors,  he's now on antibiotics!
Little Pink One decided to go to the fair with friends, so at 6:30 we meandered down to meet her and have a spot of tea in Surf & Turf .. I had plaice stuffed with prawns, new potatoes, broccoli and a side salad. I had half a slice of brown bread (1.5 syns) and tried two of Little Blue One's mussels (2 syns)!
A lovely evening all together ....

12583 steps.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Thinking about it ....

... I looked back on this blog and realised that a few very naughty things had passed my lips this week so no wonder I'd gained!!!!
I could have said, truly to myself, that I'd stayed on plan.. and I had .. but I'd just added things I shouldn't have ... a chip here and there, an odd crisp, the licking of the spoons, little things that add a lot!!!!
So .. today's a new day ..
Up, cup of coffee, shower, Alpen Light bar (He) and a walk into town .. a skinny latte(3 syns) and a chat with my bestest, and a walk back home! .. 4 miles thank you very much!
Stick the whole chicken in the slow cooker for tonight as the evening may be a bit disjointed!
A nice lunch of SW BBQ wedges, Quorn escalopes (7.5 syns), and mixed vegetables. Banana and diet Pepsi.
Cup of tea and another Alpen Light bar (He)...
5:30 off to Circuits for the larger lady and then a walk around the Michaelmas Fair.... with the Littlies!


I did Circuits!  It hurt!!!!.....
But we didn't do the fair ... the Littlies decided against it ... so we just had tea!  Chicken, baked potato and peas followed by a Muller yogurt!  Nice!

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Monday, 8 October 2012


.... I really am .. I thought I'd had it in the bag ... but I didn't!
My three stone award has just moved 2lb further away!!!
I'd even chatted about it with Little Blue One last night and he'd said ... 'don't eat that cupcake you're getting your three stone tomorrow!!!'  ... But I didn't! ... So I did what any grown up wouldn't do .. I cried!  I cried because I really felt I'd let him down! .. And it hit me hard!
Anyway I put my smiley face on and got on with being pay lady .....
Quick chat at Image therapy and collected my SAS (slimmers against sabotage) log .. I need to fill it in every day, it's not just about the food I eat .. it's if I weigh it properly, syn it properly, plan it properly. It hi lights my weaknesses and generally, I hope, re-focuses me!!!

I got home, had lunch of left over SW quiches a SW scotch egg, salad and (measured) salad cream, then read this .. and it's always upset me that I didn't have many pics of me and my gorgeous Littlies .. so shed a tear over it!!!

Crying is really tiring!

The Littlies came home and what's the first thing Little Blue One asked me?????  'Well ~ Did you get it?'

Little Pink One called her BFF round to play as piano was cancelled ..
Same for tea as lunch apart from hard boiled egg instead of scotch egg!
I draged my tired body to my evening class and managed to stay awake for two hours and consumed a marshmallow, a wine gum and two squares of chocolate!
Back home, Littlies to bed, a sneaky Alpen Light Bar then bed!!!!!

6079 steps.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Afternoon tea? Don't mind if I do!

Up ready for the busy day of baking ahead!
My big Sister and her family were heading over for afternoon tea ...
Little Pink One had made her flap jack on Friday evening but was making choc-chip cupcakes.

Little Blue One made mini victoria sponges and cheese scones
I made SW quiches and scotch eggs!

Silly me though .... I was in charge of washing up so, in the process, licked many a bowl and spoon!!! Butter cream, chocolate, cake mix .. you name it I licked it! Hmmh Not good!!!
Still 3:00 came and they arrived just as Little Blue One's cheese scones came out the oven .. smelling gorgeous!
Afternoon tea went down really well ... I tried everything, even if it was only a mouthful!
We took my little great nephew to the swings, which was cute!
All in all a great day!

7650 steps!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Big walk

Up early today, the Littlies off with their Dad for a trip to Cambridge, a game of golf and a visit from their Step Mum's parents... us Biggies went for a walk in the country while the washing was drying.

We headed off to Little Gransden for the 'Blondie Series - Rip Her to Shreds' circular walk - 8 caches, each with a toy creature glued to the lid that could rip you to shreds (crocodile, shark, lion, etc). After the heavy rain overnight, today was sunny. There was hardly a cloud in the sky, but it was busy with twittering skylarks and a continuous procession of gliders being towed aloft.

We stopped for lunch before the last cache at the Crown and Cushion pub which to our surprise served Indonesian food ~ I tried the Opor, a mild and fragrant yellow curry, Big Blue One opted for Chicken Satay with pickled cucumber and 3 dips including a chilli oil that could blow your head off with one drop!

We collected the last of the circular caches then had a look at the Gransden Post Mill, the oldest non-working one in England.

 All-in-all, we had covered 6 miles.

Back home for a quick cup of tea, then off to collect The Littlies and then to BA and B's for the evening.

17660 steps!
Happy Days!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Another class ...

Yep! card making class today ...
Was very sleepy this morning and went to class without my phone or fitbit or my double sided tape and stick ons! What am I like!?!?!? I wolfed down two brioche rolls too! I'm so disorganised!
SW quiche, ham, salad and mushroom pasta ans sauce for lunch then Big Blue One and I want for a brisk walk... very refreshing!
Littlies home from school, Domino's for tea, I pinched a bit of their garlic bread and a slice of pizza .. very naughty but very nice!
An after tea walk to walk off some of that naughty pizza!!!!

10537 Steps

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Painting again ...

Off to painting class this morning .. ham onto soak ready to pop into the slow cooker for tea and knowing there's a SW quiche for lunch! Perfect!
Lunch time walk as the weather's so lovely! Only a quick pop out though!
Not much activity this afternoon, Little Pink One's got a friend round so Little Blue One and I wandered round the garden centre ....
The ham for tea was lovely ... served with a salad and chipps but I only had a couple of them!

8397 steps
Happy days!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sunny but well chilly!

Got up, had an alpen bar and drove to the riverside car park to walk into town for a coffee with two of my lovely SW buddies ..
Thing was, when I left the house and slid into the car I was 1) in the sun and 2) out of the wind!  Walking therefore, was bracing to say the least! Lol!
Had a good ol' chin wag then walked back to the car ... One thing I was thinking about as I drove home was that actually I don't like coffee that much .. maybe I should have tea next time!!!!! Doh!
A busy afternoon beavering away on a couple of cards, the time does fly! 
Little Blue One made a great chicken risotto for tea!  Then fruit salad and blamange for afters!
(Dare I say it .. but, I'm not that achey after yesterday!!!)

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Glad to say Doris is ok ... her blood pressure tablets were too strong for her and her blood pressure dropped really low .. no wonder she looked so white .. anyway very glad to report she's home, putting her feet up, and feeling ok! Hurrah for Doris!
I'd had trouble sleeping, thinking and worring about Doris, therefore having trouble getting up this morning!  A coffee and an Alpen Light bar later, I went for a walk into town to have a coffee by the river with my best mate .. it was a tad chilly but sunny!
Walked home .. a total of  3.3 miles! That's good ..
Tikka chicken, rice and salad for lunch
This evening I did the circuits for larger women again .. it worked better doing the cross trainer for 5 mins first then walking fast on the treadmill .. seemed to loosen my thigh muscles and made the circuit training a tad better!!!! Still tiring though ... I will get fitter!!!!
Little Blue One had made tea ready for when I got home .. spaghetti bolognese SW style! Lovely!

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Monday, 1 October 2012

Sad Monday ...

Got up early to make my magic pancakes with red, white and blue fruit to take to Slimming World taster session which went down really well!

Said goodbye to The Littlies and pottered off in my bubbie car.
Glad to say I have lost this week though not as much as I'd hoped, but looking back on what I've had, it's no wonder!!!  .5 of a lb off!

Anyway group had nearly ended when one of our lovely target members wander off, to the toilet, we all thought .. but it turned out she was very poorly .. an ambulance was called and about 45 mins later a rapid response lady turned up and about 15 mins after that the ambulance!!! I really hope it wasn't another heart attack as those long mins waiting were terrible!  Wishing the lovely Doris all the best! It has really made me very sad though!

Lunch was mackerel and salad .. nice!  Does repeat though, which isn't so nice!  And a Muller Yogurt!

Busy evening here .. what with piano and evening courses!
Had to have a bowl of cereal when I got in .. wasn't too hungry before I left a 6:20 was starving by the time I got home at 9:28!!!

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