3 January 2012 – Back to basics

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Today is my first B2B day. I spent yesterday meal planning and generally pampering myself ready for the new year. There’s a great meal planning ap on my iPad which I think will come in useful. Continue reading

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24 January 2012 – a puzzle

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Today I am feeling pretty rubbish but I’m off to work anyway. We have a pretty draconian sickness policy at Mad House so everyone goes to work unless they are incapable of leaving the house and even then it’s frowned upon. Hence everyone spreads their germs around. So I shall be spreading my germs around today. Continue reading

12 January 2012 – A little rant

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Yesterday morning Mad House was one of the companies mentioned on a rather over the top news item. Watching, I knew it was going to feature in my phone calls. I was right. We all had a horrible day because everyone who saw the sensationalist press believed that they were entitled to some kind of compensation for things as trivial as their fridge delivery being half an hour late. Continue reading

4 January 2012 – bad weather and power cuts

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In the spirit of B2B I’ve changed my wake up time to make up for the new shift because I found yesterday it’s too tough to try to exercise in the evening after 10.5 hours at work and not getting in until 9 then still having to eat. I’m getting up a bit earlier to fit in some exercise and today I did some low impact Pump it Up. Might try something a bit higher impact tomorrow if the shoulder feels ok today. Continue reading

27 December 2011 – Christmas fall out

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Back to work for me tomorrow and back to proper meals too. Didn’t do too badly over Christmas but not too good either. No quality street in the house and only ate two out of the tin of biscuits Bard got us but a bit mad in the evening nibbles of savoury stuff. No exercise except the walk to and from the football yesterday and a trot up the big hill this morning for milk either. I’m SO not looking forward to weighing in. Continue reading

22 December 2011 – Last day

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Well that’s that for me until after Christmas now. I finished at 6.30 tonight and don’t go back until next Wednesday. YAY!!!! It was an odd day. Not many calls this morning although I did get a sale which was good as it takes my team stats up. This week I have had an amazing week with stats for some reason and some lovely customers. We had some time booked off this morning and did a team quiz boys against girls. Of course the girls won, we are the brainy ones after all. Pizza for lunch and a quiz with my team against our rivals on the floor. Again I was on the wnning team. Not that I’m clever but I just have some clever team mates and a smattering of useless info stored in my brain. Continue reading

15 December 2011 – Christmas mania

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It’s been a busy old day. My hairdresser Rachel came round in the morning. Our washing machine broke and Commando spent the morning fixing it. He’s such a clever thing. CJ and I went into town and I got most of the Christmas shopping done. There was hardly a moment to sit down all day and then I had to go out again for the team meal.
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14 December 2011 – Christmas team night temptation

There are way too many chances to fall off the wagon at this time of year. Tomorrow night we have our works Christmas meal. Everything seems to revolve around eating at this time of year and I think all we can do is try our best and then get back to basics in January. Continue reading

13 December 2011 – temptation

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Yesterday I had a bad food day. We had the Mad House Xmas lunch complete with pudding and cream. Not good for the diet but tasty all the same. Back on the wagon today though big time. Whose idea was it to have Christmas just when I was trying to get my eating under control and shift these whiplash pounds? Continue reading

7 December 2011 – trying to get back on track

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An almost total lack of exercise unless you count stretching and yoga coupled with weeks at home unable to do anything much have resulted in a gain. It isn’t horrendous but it’s way more than I’d like and I have a wardrobe full of stuff that no longer fits. The problem is, I still can’t do much exercise, or not the stuff that burns calories and it’s tough to get back on track by eating well alone. Let’s face it, it’s hard to eat well all the time. Continue reading