please, prepare yourselves for a self-indulgent, long and boring rant!
I have had a pants week. I think it was Thursday that DH tired of the many out-of-hours phonecalls from the new job, and packed it in. To say I am not happy is an understatement, and it is decidedly frosty in our house. He is working - luckily for him he has landed straight back in a temping job with his agency, but still... <thinks of school uniform and shoes needed>
at bag snatch. Have forgotten the rest - sorry.
A HUGE <hug> for FHF.
I am pet-sitting a hamster. He is V. boring. Although he was on his wheel as I typed for 5 seconds just then!
of the hat. MY DS1 is an enthusiast of WW2, and we often go to "wartime" events. I am always v. of those in costume. It seems there were no fat people in the war though.
yesterday I can only assume DH felt he was so far in the shit he might as well keep digging, and he took us to visit the outlaws. FFS. nuff said fornow
I do not expect any kind of loss this week.
I am not fond of chickens bee, but wondered about bees?
Hi all, just logged on to say thanks for all the support @ the 'other place'.
Am still in shock today and feel mega selfish for even going to weigh-in this morning, but as my sisters say, we all need some sense of normality.
Lost 4.5lb. But haven't eaten since Sunday.
Am trying to get packed to fly out tomorrow morning, I feel like I'm being punished. Earlier this year another sister was carrying twins, one died when she was just over 6 months and she had to carry & birth them both. Her placenta ruptured and we almost lost all of them. We're still grieving for the baby we'll never get to know, and loving the little lady who we've been blessed with - but it just seems like so much on one family.
Anyway thanks for the self indulgent moan. Am taking my ipod with me so if there's wifi i'll log in.
FH&F what a terrible time your family has had. Hugs also from me and I don't care who's looking. Please try and enjoy your hols. You need to be strong & rested to deal with all this.
Clodagh ARGH I can't believe someone would just jack in a job like that! How did you keep your cool?!
Well: another 1.5lb off for me - I seem to have put myself on the world's slowest and most consistent diet
I need to think about how to speed things up a bit. Oh, here's the thing: don't go to the football and eat a double cheeseburger the size of your head, then have a Cadbury's chocolate bar on the way home "Because it's the official snack of the Olympics and it'd be illegal not to" .
I think I am right in saying that if I can lose another lb by Saturday I'll head to the wedding knowing I'm the slimmest I've been in a couple of years. Which sounds a daft thing to aim to do as it would make no difference to how I look .... but it would put a bit of a spring in my step.
Food today -
B - tea and orange juice L - I have no idea. DH has inadvertently taken my debit card to work with him. Perhaps I shall go through the bins out the back of Holborn Sainsbo's and see what I can come up with. D - I think I'll do a bit of chicken and veggie curry with flatbreads. Just because I feel like it.
In other and entirely unrelated news: for no reason I can readily put my finger on, I really want to punch Michael Phelps.
FHF Massive squeezy hug to you and the family. Try to get a bit of rest in on your hols (easier said than done) x
Jodie Was the football good? When we watched a bit it did look a bit more populated than your photo. You have to eat chocolate during the olympics you say <hopeful emoticon>? Bet you're glad you didn't get tickets for the badminton...
Face Blimey. Two weeks with a packed house? You are a glutton for punishment
Hello everyone lurking
Well. My scales gave me 5 different readings this morning. This is probably what happens when you buy the cheapest set going. I'm not going with its lowest offering because I don't trust them.
Got the weekly food shop to do today, so food list looks a bit like this:
4 x ryvita with 4 x tsp reduced sugar marmalade, manky banana Omelette with cherry tomatoes, hea of cheese, and ham if I have a red day, yogurt No idea yet
My lovely dad came round last night. He's upgraded his telly, and gave us his 6 year old one. It is enormous. We used to have one of those big old boxy tellies (you know, before flat screen) and it was a 32 inch. This one is flat and 42 inches. But it doesn't blend into the room yet, if you know what I mean.
Clodagh How is your H behaving? I found great joy in a £2.98 pair of hedge clippers yesterday. Only took my frustration out on our hedge mind you, but I can point you in the direction of Wilko's should you need them for Other Purposes
FHF I hope you can enjoy your holiday it will be good to have some time with you DCs and DH. Yukkkk snogging on the tube face how antisocial.
I haven given up trying to loose weight for a couple of weeks as we have a moving date for next Thursday and things are a teeny bit chaotic here ATM ( have I sorted stuff out ? Nah )
I did have to smile at the news last night as the retailers were bemoaning the lack of tourists in London ! What a surprise all the doom about transport problems and the huge hike in accommodation prices of course no one is visiting.
We are off to the canoe slalom tomorrow I'm very excited indeed.
taking DS1 to a bowls tournament this morning. do they play in the rain?
DH is back at work. To be fair he only had the one day off before he started back with the agency. (I would like to think he wouldn't have quit if he hadn't had that set up). It's his day off today. don't know what we'll be doing yet. It's a difficult one as I can understand his motives, but even so am still cross. Suppose there might be confidence issues too, with him being off sick for so long. (This sounds like pathetic defending!!!) Kind of knew it would happen though as it was an offer too good to be true (wages 3x the normal for this area, etc). Anyhow, best forget it and be glad of the agency work.
FHF - hope you can enjoy your holiday without worrying too much. Enjjoy some quality relaxing with H and the DC (and those sneaky shags)
I wouldn't have thought they would play in the rain Clodag would ruin the perfect green. Commiserations about DHs job, at least he's got temp work. From you posts the catering industry sounds like a collection of appalling employers tbh.
Are you moving far Jodie?
I'm very hungry might have to have some toast ( better than a biscuit I suppose) I'm trying to STS rather than loosing I don't want to put a load of weight on
Not ever so far Hedge - but (hopefully) exchanging the mad hustle-bustle of East London Zone 2 to the deep, deep peace of watching swifts dart for moths over autumn fields, and salt flats all hazily blue with sea-lavender, and afternoons spent making plum chutney for winter <sigh>
Ooooh Jodie are you going somewhere where they pronounce music as moosic? At least, my great aunt does
That'll be 4 of us having moved this year so far then I think. Crikey.
Anyway. Just came back to share something cringeworthy but funny. I was just in the bathroom putting on some roll on under my arms. Dd is sitting on the bath watching - she pipes up "Mummy, you've got fur!"
lol bee, arent they lovely? My boys keep singing "who ate all the pies" and DS3 thinks I have a baby in my tumy (keep the hedge clippers handy for now!)
in this area catering is a pants industry, it is very hard to find a long-term job where you are treated well (or even reasonably!), made worse by the seasonal aspect of the coastal tourist industry. DH has had many seriously shit jobs, so it make it difficult to believe what prospective employers say. It is very much all or nothing in our house.
good luck with all the house moving - I will not bemoving. Too Much Crap.
looking forward to my olympic dairy milk! DS1 has texted to say he's lost 2 out of his 4 matches, so he might want one too (teaching him to comfort eat? NO!)
Am a bit bored. May have to go to town and buy something. Food shop done, but forgot baby corn and other "medley" type veg. Also no bread when I got home. Honestly! I am hopeless. I plan to base my week on green days/quorn, and have bought fish and lamb for DH, and intend to steam a big pan of veg, and some new potatoes, so he can heat some up when he gets home and grill a bit of meat to go with it. If he has his HEB muesli and a cooked breakfast, then he should be ok on fruit during the day at work.
Like you Jodie, I am within 1lb of being at my lowest weight in a while (not sure how long, but at least a couple of months) and I like the idea of it putting a spring in my step
Face, don't worry about it. Hope you enjoyed it! We all do daft stuff, what with being human and all.
And thanks to Jodieandnotmyweakwilledself I have a 400g bar of dairy milk in the fridge. She told me I have to eat chocolate 'cos of the olympics or summat. I must resist the chocolatey goodness... <wibble>