23 April 2012 – Bombshell on the work front

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I have an unexpected day off. I went to work this morning as normal and at 11 they told us all to get off the phones for a meeting. No one had any idea what it was about and we all gathered looking a bit puzzled. After a bit of waffle the floor manager announced that our building is going to close at the end of the year and we are all going to get made redundant. Seems like we will have work until July but after that that’s it. Continue reading

27 March 2012 – debt

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There is a bit of a nip in the air here today but I have high hopes for sun later. Work for me but my team is on correspondence this week rather than phones which is great! This came about because there is a backlog and we are the top team so we get time off the phones as a treat. It’s so much more relaxed dealing with letters and emails rather than taking phone calls. Having said that some of the queries are more complicated so it does tax the old brain. Continue reading

25 March 2012 – Commando’s first 10k

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For the runners out there who have been following Commando’s running progress… He did his first race today, 10k. I was very proud of him.He finished in 50.36 which was more than two mins below his PB. Ewan Thomas, Olympic 400m athlete, who lives locally also competed and came in about 5 mins before Commando. Not bad for an almost 50 year old who has only been running since last June. To put it all in perspective the first place came in a a shade over 30 mins and last place in 1 hour 45. Continue reading

24 March 2012 – care for a walk?

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It was an early start this morning because we had to be at the pub in the New Forest at 8am. Not my preferred time for being up and about on a Saturday morning. There was quite a large group and I stayed at the front but couldn’t really walk at my normal pace because the course wasn’t marked out so I had to keep with the lead walker. I think I pushed his pace a little but still felt quite slow at 3 1/2 miles an hour. Continue reading

2 March 2012 – Beware Acts of kindness

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We were given some horrible news today at work that has put all life’s little worries into perspective for sure. One of my colleagues, a lovely bubbly lady, was walking with her three children last night at about 7pm. She was waiting to cross the road, and a van stopped to let her cross. She held her children’s hands and crossed but a motorbike was overtaking the van, not aware she was crossing, and hit her three year old daughter. The little girl died in hospital a little while later. The whole office has been in shock all day. This lovely lady always talks about her children and it’s hard to imagine how she must be feeling. Continue reading

29 February – all change again

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One extra day very four years and I have to spend it at work. It’s not all bad though. Our manager, the one who didn’t believe I had whiplash and made my life hell, has been promoted. She’s leaving us this week. Good news for her and good news for me I think. We are all off to TGI Fridays for a farewell meal. Obviously this is not good news for the weight loss plan. Oh well, win some, lose some. Continue reading

28 February 2012 – Cake not avoided

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Oh dear! We had a charity cake sale today at work for the make a wish foundation. I really tried to avoid eating any but bought one for my friend so I could contribute. I also purposely bought cake to sell that I don’t like so I wouldn’t be tempted by my own. Unfortunately my friend returned the favour and bought me a cake. I left it on my desk and covered it with a tissue so I wasn’t tempted but in the end I gave in. It was a lovely chocolate cupcake and I ate it. Continue reading

20 February 2013 – well and truly stuck

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This week have stayed the same again! I think my scales actually do hate me. Still I did have a Chinese on saturday when Bard came round although I didn’t eat it all. Still, I guess all the salt and MSG could have caused a bit of water logging. Anyway I’m not letting myself get down about it just keeping on keeping on. Continue reading

13 February 2012 – Feeling disheartened

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been working really hard to get rid of the weight I put on whiles I was immobilised after my car accident. After I was given the all clear to go back to the high impact exercise I slowly built up the kettle bells and step, the Pump it Up and religiously stuck to logging my food apart from a tiny chocolate slip up last week. Today I weighed in and I’ve put on two pounds! Continue reading