2 stone down.

Paddy is home from school poorly so we’re spending the day hunkering down from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.  It’s been nice to have a day pottering around, having a half-hearted attempt  at a tidy up.  Housework and keeping the place tidy seems to be completely beyond me at the moment but I hate living in a pig sty.  I read about this book on another blog, so I’ve down loaded it…it’s got to be worth a try!


I went to Slimming World last night and was over the moon to get my 2 stone award AND my Club 10!

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I feel so much better having lost 10% of my body weight and I can’t help imagine how much better I’d feel if it was 20%.  Or 30%.

It’s my second yoga class tonight and I’m really looking forward to it.  I went last Tuesday night and on Wednesday Julia and I went to Alton Towers.  By Thursday EVERY MUSCLE IN MY BODY was aching.  It’ll be interesting to see if that was down to the yoga or the day I spent being hurtled around on amazing rides!  I’ve only ever done Hatha Yoga before but this class is more Dynamic/Power Yoga and wow…you can tell the difference!


Couch Potato to slow shuffle to 5K?

2014-10-12 12.23.45   A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a free couch potato to 5K app.  Jogging is something I’ve only dreamt about doing since becoming overweight years and years ago.  In another lifetime, long ago, back in school I used to be on the school’s cross country team.  I wasn’t particularly fast or good at it but I really enjoyed the challenge and it helped to keep me fit.  But in my new quest to drop some weight, becoming healthier and try and set a better example to by children I have joined Slimming World and signed up at the local gym.  Up until now I’ve been completing the app workouts on the treadmill with headphones in, blaring out some good tunes (this helps me to zone out and  pretend there’s nobody else around me, witnessing the hugely embarrassing spectacle of all my flesh in motion!).  But today seemed like a good day to take it outside (it was foggy + less visibility!) and I dragged Paddy along too.



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We both managed it, although my jog was more a fast shuffle than a run, and got very muddy and wet in the process.  But I LOVED being outside in the fresh air instead of a sweaty gym!  Shinsplints are becoming a problem again so I may need to look into buyiing some insoles or splashing out on some new trainers, but I definitely think I’ll aim to get out and over the field again soon.


2014-10-12 13.11.35  We took Bertie with us too and he seemed to enjoy it after getting over the shock of seeing me looking like I was having some sort of mobile seizure!

And this is possible THE MOST unflattering photograph of me EVER – thank you Patrick!


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So a few calories burned off before I enter ‘The Night Shift Zone’ tonight.