27 July 2011 – Grazing

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Sirona gave me a voucher to try out Graze boxes and the free sample arrived yesterday while I was at work. It looks very impressive. For anyone who doesn’t know about graze boxes, they’re boxes of little packs of healthy snacks. You choose all the different things you like, and each week they send you a box. I’m probably more excited by mine than anyone really should be about boxes of seeds and nuts but still. Continue reading

23 July 2011 – Exercise can be expensive

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We had to go to town this morning to get a new tv/DVD combo for the gym because the DVD in the old one died, probably because I overworked it! Most day I use it at some point for exercise DVDs and have been since we got the tv. As the tv part still works CJ is clearing the rubbish dump that is his room so that he can have it. We then have to take the old tv from his room (which is the size of a fridge freezer and weighs about the same as a car) to the dump. Continue reading

2 July 2011 – veg and smoothies

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This morning I was stuck outside while Commando jet washed the decking so I made the most of it by gardening. On the veg patch little baby tomatoes were forming, radishes coming up and the first cabbages and cauliflower were ready to cut. I also cut some corriander seeds to dry and picked a load more peas. The slugs have managed to use overhanging leaves to jump over the copper tape and get in amongst the veg so there was a chopping back and slug picking session. I know I could use slug pellets but I don’t like killing things, even slugs. It may sound silly but my Buddhist persuasion will not let me do it. I picked them all off and put them elsewhere in the garden where they can’t do so much damage. I have a sneaking suspicion they will find their way back. I swear I have homing slugs. Continue reading

1 July 2011 – A great honour

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One of the reasons I finally managed to get my weight under control was the Weight Loss Resources website and the support of all the lovely people on there. Today I was given the great accolade of having my success story featured on the site. Of course I’ve known about it for a while because they asked me to write about myself and send them some pictures. I have to say I was really honored to be asked to tell my story, especially as I felt there were so many others on the site much more deserving. Continue reading

15 July 2011 – Hangover

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Well yesterday was pretty dire at work. I had a day of horrible calls. Problems I couldn’t solve and couldn’t find out how to solve, difficult customers and generally horrible calls. I had two really bad debt calls where customers basically refused every possible option offered and kicked off big time. Some people pay nothing for over a year and then think if they shout enough we will let them off. I also had a customer who called me. C**t, I didn’t even put the phone down on him straight away but he really did upset me and I ended up crying after I finally did hang up. Luckily my boss was sitting right behind me at the time and was very supportive. I almost walked out and went home. I do sometimes wonder how I manage to keep going back for more. I did stay away from the chocolate bars in the canteen though! Continue reading

11 June 2011 – rain, rain go away

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It’s been pouring down here and looks like it’s set for the day. Pity because I wanted to finish off the front garden but never mind it will wait. We went into town first thing to get fathers day sorted. I got a water bottle and runners bum bag for CJ to give Commando and Commando got some chocolates for his dad. I also booked a make up makeover appointment at Bobbi Brown for a couple of weeks from now. I wear hardly any make up but thought it was time to have a bit of a change to my boring routine. Should get a few freebies too so it is all good. The woman I have booked with doesn’t wear much make up either so hopefully it will all turn out well. Continue reading

10 June 2011 – a runner in the family

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This week has been my first week properly back on the wagon since my holiday. Yesterday morning I weighed in and I’ve lost 3 lbs. Now I will be trying to stay on the wagon for the next few weeks by which time I will hopefully be under the lower end of my target weight range and can go back to maintaining. Continue reading