Friday, 3 June 2011
Somehow I didn't have much time to do exercise this week... It's been such a hectic week that I can't even remember when I had the time to think about food, never mind exercise.
The inlaws came up last night, so was rushing around getting the house sorted... why is it when someone comes to the house ou just have to make sure everything is ship shape?? Ok I do know I don't want to look like a lazy B... but it takes forever and for what... as soon as we got in last night the kitchen the living room everything looks like a bombs hit it.. Ach well at least I know I cleaned hehe ;)
Sitting here just now finally getting some washing dried, been sick of the non stop raining the past 3 weeks. It's drove me nuts. But the sun is out and it looks fantastic... The pooch will love her walk later, will possibly try and introduce her to the sea water, she really doesn't like water - but I think once she's in she'll love it :) and it gets me out to do some well needed exercise... If I want to get to my goal I got to work hard at it.
I'm a wee bit worried about food this next few days, the inlaws will be cooking, and I'm just a little worried that things will be used that I can't have.. or I'll overeat. I know that I should be able to control myself, but food has been a friend or should I say.. and enemy for many years.. and I know that anything that is on my plate i'll just eat... or maybe i'm just not giving myself enough credit... but we'll see.. I have taken the inititive to stock the fridge up with fresh fruit and veg.. so I can always take extra salad hehe :) I actually couldn't believe how much cheaper my shop was by taking lots of fruit and veg and shopping smart without putting rubbish in the trolley.. I've saved a fortune since my last shop and I got less in the last shop.. So really this healthy eating has more than one advantage.
OoO a wee update on the veg growing... I managed to get some tatties growing in tubs in the garden and a couple of tyres, and my toms are coming up a wee treat... although my veg in the trough ain't coming up much :( but i'm going to take them to mum's greenhouse hopefully they will get a wee boost then... Also started to grow some garlic, I just can't believe how easy garlic is to grow :D ....Strawbs on the other hand are not looking too good :( They are just not coming at all!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I've heard week 2 can be hell, but I can't believe it, i'm on my second week of 'healthy choices' regime, and I'm actually shocked at how well I've settled in. From day one it was manageable. I don't feel hungry, even though i've cut out huge portions, I don't eat between meals, unless it's healthy, and I have my own little routine at night which keeps me going. I know i'm running on will power here, and i'm a little scared as of when it will run out and what will be the consequences. Of course the worst thing that could happen would be me piling back on the pounds I worked hard to lose! But what if I manage to actually train myself in the weeks/months/years/days??? to eat less, to not pick, to leave the crisps in the shop, (crisps really are my downfall) .. Is it possible??
I'm also running out of things to eat.. I just seem to eat the same things, which is begining to get boring. I hate looking through recipe books, i'd rather someone showed me, i'm just useless at following recipes. If anyone reads this, which I highly doubt, I mean i'm not exactly the most interesting person to read about lol, but could anyone maybe suggest some recipes? That would be great :) I'm really wanting to try a healthy curry, but I'm not sure where to start, or maybe a thai green curry... I know I've got to stay away from creamy things, but I'd like to hear your suggestions :)
Ahh I guess i'll just keep things updated weather it's just me that's writing/reading... no matter :) I'll have fun tracking my progress... haha simple things and minds etc etc etc :) :)
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
(They don't look big but this is from the floor to the bottom of the windowsill)
Yesterday I nipped to town to get some shopping, and I picked up some pictures for my living room. Since moving in I've waited for that "wow I want them" pictures, and I found them on a local swap buy site. I thought they would be small, but when I went to collect them by gum they were huge.... I was just happy that we'd decided to take my hubby's car if we'd taken mine then there would be no way I'd have got them home. There was 4 but I think the lady either kept them herself, or sold them on, but I'm happy with the 2 (not greedy hehe) and they are definately worth £5 each. I was happy enough to pay £5 when I thought they were smaller but by golly these are fabulous for the price :) ... The gold frame has got a bit of scuffing but I don't mind that. Just can't wait to get them up on the wall, the other is slightly altered but nearly the same :) These will definately make my living room a lot warmer :)
Friday, 8 April 2011
Anyhoo I'll leave you with a photo that always makes me smile :)
Monday, 28 February 2011
Anyhoo, the past week has been a bit of a drag, I pulled a muscle quite badly in my neck and could hardly move.. it was such a pain especially with the pup jumping everywhere. Not only that but I couldn't get my housework done - which believe it or not really brings me down. I like a clean home, with everything in it's place... like at Christmas, I spend nearly the whole month of December going through cupboards (even those people don't go into) bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living room... making sure they are spotless... why I'm not sure, I just like things to be in place.. So it was such a relief to be able to get the hoover out and clean :D hehe! I guess this would be one of my simple pleasure..
Now the puppy on the other hand this would be her simple pleasure ;) Give her an Avon box, a fleece blanket (which she dragged in herself) and the dog draught excluder, and she's delighted! (as you can see hehe) She's very much into cardboard boxes at the moment, especially ones that she can drag our clothes in from the laundry basket! Hubby and I have given up a few pieces of clothes that we no longer want to give to her, just so she has our scent with her at all times, we've even included something of the cat and vice versa just to get them used to each other...
We have to admit we've been very lucky with her, apart from the first night - which was really teething troubles as we've never had a dog before, she's slept very well and only whines when she wants to go to the toilet... which is a total blessing... Toileting too has come on leaps and bounds and we can now let her out without the lead on in the front stones (we have to watch as there is no fence as the road is right out the door.) I just find she does something new everyday... and I feel she's just like a baby - I guess this is what a mother is like with a newborn..
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
They're a mixture of ginger and some cinnamon ones. They taste scrumptious. The darker ones are cinnamon they look so dark because I sprinkled extra cinnamon on top - my hubby is a total addict of cinnamon. I followed this recipe and it was so easy. I made these for our post valentines dinner :) they went down a treat.
Monday, 14 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Louie is just not keen at the moment, I think he's too used to being the 'king' of the house, but he's taking it a lot better than we expected. Here is the wee monkey with a cheeky smile on his face, as you can see he really does think he's king, and drinks his water out of a glass lol, he is rather spoilt.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
I still do a bit of crafting now and then, but since moving into my lovely new home I've just fallen in love with doing things for the house! Even though our house is lovely and decorated to how I want it... it's just not complete yet. It's nearly there just some little things to get done.. mainly our spare room and small bathroom.
A few years ago I totally fell in love with shabby chic. I just can't get over the sheer subtle glamour it has. Il love it. So basically i've been on a mission to make my house a home... using shabby chic techniques...
one of my projects was an old towel rail I bought in a charity shop, I seem to go here and look at furniture specifically on the grounds of doing it over... I love the whole concept of recycling, but also to have pieces that other people don't have... So anyway... I had this towel rail many years, and kept meaning to get round to it, but I did... even thought it was just a week before christmas, I did it.. I painted it in a lovely creamy colour, and it's taking pride of place in my little toilet. The thing is i'm driving Joe nuts with wanting to get more stuff to do over... i've been seriously bitten by the bug.... My main aim is to buy a dresser for my kitchen, and get more of a country cottage feel to it..... but I want to pick one up real cheap and do it up myself... there is nothing better than the buzz you get knowing you have done something over for such a small budget... I love it... I'm such a frugal person 99% of the time, and the buzz is fab :)
Anyway I've managed to get Joe to agree and we've been scouring ebay, gumtree, other sites, but just can't seem to get anywhere, and with living so remotely in the highlands of Scotland, no one really wants to post/deliver to us... but the search will continue and I will have my lovely country feel kitchen in no time!
Another thing we've been scouring for is a french style dressing table... again no luck... but this really is the piece that I need to finish off my lovely bedroom. It's crying out for a dressing table, and i'm just not getting it... but I'm not one for giving up, and I'll have it... I just know I will...