Food shopping ! I hate it! Walk around picking items, load onto the belt , into bags , into car , out of car blah blah blah blah blah 😴 i prefer online shopping , but again , finding time to sit and do it is rare , so to avoid accustaions of child/husband neglect because they are malnourished i go and do it. I have only recently been partially converted to Aldi. I normally shop at Tesco, but I am always torn between saving money, and buying the branded items that I want. Today my mind was swayed though and Tesco jumped miles ahead . Maisie had a piece of their free fruit ( great idea) , but after taking a bite on an apple , it agitated her wobbly tooth and all hell broke loose . Anyone who knows Maisie knows she's a drama queen. I bent down to blatantly lie that there wasn't much blood and she would be ok when within seconds a lovely assistant came over to make sure everything was Ok. We passed the time of day and i thanked her and I moved on feeling impressed . At the checkout, Maisie was unpacking onto the belt ( a reason we have kids right?) While I packed the bags . Another lovely lady with her hawk like eyes noticed as Maisie lobbed them on the belt that one of my plums was off . Just the One, wasn't a massive deal, I had missed it when selecting but she insisted on changing them for me and called who I believe to be one of the managers over to change them. Something others would have a) not even be looking for and notice b) would have noticed and remained quiet for an easy life. Customer service is so important and these tiny gestures went a long way! So thank you lovely people , you have won my custom because sometimes it pays to spend a little more for a pleasant experience where you don't get shoved to the side to pack the bags just One more time ! 🙊 well done Tesco! Then I came home to a parking ticket! 😈
It's been a nice day off today. No studying and very little housework . I met my friend in town for a Catch up which was lovely.
Friends are so important to happiness . And often life gets in the way. By the time I ( like most ) have worked, ran Maisie around to all her groups, done all the household chores , rehearsals, studied and slept there are very few hours left in the day for socialising. Luckily Andy who I see all the time is my very best friend as well as my husband. He knows me better than i know myself and I share everything with him, even stuff he would rather not know. There was a time I was the most sociable of us two , but over the years times have changed and he is now . As my confidence and self belief plummeted I avoided going out and seeing friends. I was happiest ( or so I thought) hidden away at home. I felt I didn't offer anything to any one and the thought of making conversation was something I dreaded. If I had to be in a social situation I put on an act . It was tiring. But I'm very lucky, because I have a group of close friends who knew and understood and despite me pushing myself away , were all still there when I was ready to come back and shine . They have been there constantly and although we all went our separate ways at different times , they have always come back for me. And I'm not there yet completely. My confidence is still up and down. I don't walk through town with my head held high, I rarely make eye contact and I would rather sit on my own then start a conversation. And it's not because I'm a bitch or mardy , it's because i don't think people will want to talk to me . But I'm getting better at that and I see my friends so much more now and it really is therapy. There's only a handful of people in my life that see the whacky fun loving mental Sam. So today was very welcomed and I'm so glad I'm at a place where I can willingly see my friends without making myself but because I want to. ❤ #mywwfood#mywwjourney2018#myww#mywwjourney#weightwatcherssupport#weightwatchersuk#weightwatchers#weightwatchers360#weightwatchersonline#weightwatchersfoodiary#weightwatchersfamily
Forgot to take a picture of my tea tonight. It was smoked haddock and broccoli pasta .
My day started with lots of kisses and cuddles with My poorly girly. Until she started getting better. It was like a switch was flipped and she went from being quiet and ill and not wanting food ( the best way for me to confirm genuine illness , when she turns away food) to playing and bossing me around. So I used the time this afternoon while she was packing the house up to take her dolls to New York city , to practise some tap dancing . Hats off to all tap dancers out there . I have to do a small bit for the next show we are doing... and I am struggling like hell. I have watched endless videos on you tube and have now found a delightful young lady with many a tutorial video who is teaching me . I changed my learning method and today have spent about four hours going back to basics and learning step by step each little technique. I may be a shit actress and singer , and just about pass with my dancing but I sure as hell can't be done for not putting the hours in out of rehearsals. I'm struggling with confidence and ability with this show but It cannot be said that i dont work my arse off And when I get up on that stage and do it show week I'll be proud for achieving another thing I couldn't previously do . Never give up! Anything is possible if you put in the work... nothing worth doing well comes easy ❤
So I have smashed my daily steps target again today. My personal best and I don't even feel as if I have been as busy as yesterday. I mean i sat for an hour today! We did have a super long walk after school though. It's become our daily thing for The dog, Maisie and I.... to save the dog walking until after school so maisie can scooter along with me. I have to admit , I do enjoy it .. the brisk air , all wrapped up and returning to a warm house after . Leaves me feeling energised . I would like to say relaxed but Maisie on a scooter is not relaxing. We have conditions when taking the scooter , which include stopping before she turns around to talk to me ... as you can imagine she veers as she turns her head . She has to stay by the wall side as I'm terrified she's going to fall into the road... and sadly she has inherited my clumsy trait so it's highly likely, proven this evening when she practically did the splits across the scooter . I'm not even sure what she did! One minute she's scootering the next she's practically in two 🙊 point proven!
Tea tonight was mushroom, leek and cheese pancakes with veg and new potatoes . I failed miserably at the pancake side though tonight ... had to chuck two away and then my prize tosser .... I mean husband who is amazing at tossing them , walked through the door from work like my guardian Angel and did them for me! Thank you AB . Without you we would have had vegetables and gloop for tea! Tasty In the end though.
I haven't posted anything for a few days because it's been crazy busy and I haven't been too good with food. I have comfort ate a little bit ( a lot ) starting on Friday when it was my nans funeral. Wasn't too bad in the day because I didn't really fancy anything, but once the emotions settled somewhat I found comfort in a curry when we finished the day with all of the family together . Saturday was spent shopping .... no word of a lie... We spent about five hours traipsing around charity shops sourcing costumes for the next show 9 to 5 😴 I like to shop, but when you are shopping for particular items of 70's clothing and you are running out of time to source and it's cold and wet .... Well the mind can soon change and I rather quickly went from positive sammers to a grumpy, caffeine needing , tired grot! Socialising, cleaning, food shops and the usual weekend chores of preparing for another week and before you know it, the weekends gone , you haven't tracked anything and you have mindlessly eaten a lot of convienience food .
Today I have been so active , hitting almost 14000 steps, lots of walking and lots of dancing .... I need to tap dance in this show, something I have never done before and I'll be damned if it's going to beat me . Four weeks to go and I WILL get on that stage and tap dance like I have done it all of my life 😂 I may be some things, I may get frustrated and I would be lying if i said tears have not been shed but I'm not a quitter and with every little move I do I keep thinking of the calories I'm burning! Oh and the car passed its MOT today! 💪 winning!! #mywwfood#mywwjourney2018#myww#mywwjourney#weightwatcherssupport#weightwatchers#weightwatchersuk#weightwatchers360#weightwatchersonline#weightwatchersfoodiary#weightwatchersflexpoints#weightwatchersflex#weightwatchersfamily#weightwatcherscommunity#healthyeating#healthyandnutrition#theflexeffect#backontrack#comfortfood#makingtherightchoice
I spent this afternoon doing something i never do..... obeying the husband 😂😂 it is often said in our house that I am the boss. And although I do run a strict ship and take over control of most things ( I can't help myself), I don't like to think that I'm the boss 🙊 and I would like to stress that whenever Maisie answers her dad with "you aren't the boss, mummy is" I do always back him up and we stand firm , United and we will always when it comes to parenting , regardless of whether or not we both agree .... She has never , and never will play us off against each other .... Buuuuutttttt in the majority of the things I do take control .... It's born in me to lead and I can't help it! But today I stood back because one of the vows ( in small print ) in our marriage ceremony was always be on hand to dress up for your husband and let him take photos whenever he calls . ( not like that!!! ..... filth!). One of his passions is photography and creative photography is an area he is exploring. So when he asked me to do 'vintage myself up ' so he could take some photos and practice I was only too happy to oblige and let him dictate to me for a change 😂 and let's face it , who doesn't like dressing up!
I have only seen one of the photos so far and it's amazing .... he's done a cracking job and I can't wait to share them tomorrow when he's finished them. I actually looked at it and didn't cringe at the sight of myself!
I then spent an afternoon doing crafts with the princess, we dog walked , watched dispicable me 3 and then played minion monopoly. Awesome game!
Tea was veggie tortilla pizza and sweet potato wedges 😃
This everyone is 'addicts corner!' My supply of what gets me through a day usually. As you can see from the machine, the canisters and the cafeteria..... I love my coffee and I have all varieties of filter, instant and pods. Usually I live on the stuff, even to the point where if I am too busy to have one and a few hours goes by , I get bad head aches. It's not good . I have always said that coffee doesn't affect me, and usually I will have one before bed and I can sleep regardless..... we have all heard the stories of me having the ability to sleep anywhere!
But the last few days I have made an effort to cut down my intake and drink green tea . I have still had my two cups in the morning of coffee and one after my tea .... but then I have stopped. And substituted coffee for water and green tea and I have to say it's done me the world of good . Last night I pretty much slept the whole night without waking up. So although the caffeine does not affect me getting to sleep. It most certainly affects how well I sleep . Since getting my fit bit and seeing my sleep pattern monitored it's quite a wake up call ( ha! Get it!) To how badly I do sleep . It's no surprise really that im always tired!
Such a productive day today I am smiling from ear to ear. Not only have I completed many little odd jobs at home, played with Maisie, seen her enjoy and willingly spend an hour doing cosmic yoga, and sorted out some admin work I have signed up/ applied to do two things that I have considered for some time now.
Work, rehearsals and my degree have held me back in making a decision... until now... but I'm starting out this year with the mindset of "grab any opportunity, if I want to do something... do it .... be a little more selfish for 'me' time and do what makes you happy "
Realistically, these things, of which I can't really share yet , will take up much more of my time but life's too short and the faithful hubby reminded me of last year and that I can do anything I put my mind to ... so here goes! I have started the new year as i mean to go on ... grabbing what could potentially be some very exciting opportunities. I'm excited anyway! But for now , after a tea of salmon and broccoli pasta ( a family fave), it's time to get the child to bed and crack on with some study . I have extended the Xmas break long enough. 😴😂 #mywwfood#mywwjourney2018#myww#weightwatcherssupport#weightwatchers#weightwatchersuksupport#weightwatchersuk#weightwatchers360#weightwatchersonline#weightwatchersfoodiary#nocount#weightwatcherscommunity#weightwatchersfamily
Isn't it funny how one little date can completely switch your mind set . Since losing the weight loss path way back in November, I have tried several times to "get back on it". I have struggled. I have had a couple of days of being good and then thought "sod it, it's bloody Xmas and I deserve a treat ". Now I know I'm in the same boat as probably the majority of the world... hats off to you if you haven't gained weight over the festive period... but I have put 9lb on since the end of November and it's blooming scary how quickly it happens . I have over indulged far too much , most unnecessarily the majority of the time but I just could not get out of that mind set . Yesterday was never going to be a realistic day to start... it was perfect being the first day of the year, week and month but we had the family round and I cooked and it was never going to happen when there was chocolate gateaux to eat!
But now the decorations are down, everyone is back to work and it's the second day of the new year and I have woken up today feeling focused, motivated and energised . Today is no different to any other day in reality and yet my mind is completely out of self indulgent mode and is determined to lose the Xmas weight and more! First goal... lose this 9lb.... second goal... get to 6 stone loss by end of February ready for my next show. Can I do it?? Of course I can! Believe and achieve 👊
Tea tonight was roasted tomato cod fillet with parsley mash and vegetables after a day of cleaning and yoga with Maisie 😂 I have started cutting down my caffeine intake too and drinking more green tea and tonight I start the new exercise plan. I'm organised and on it 💪
Hey! I'm back.... and feeling more focused than ever before .. I have had a lovely Christmas but my gosh have I over indulged . And why?? christmas is one day... Yeah ok you have the parties and social gatherings but why do we go mad every single day regardless of Whether or not we have to be socia.... because it's Christmas?
It's as if in the middle of November , when my decorations went up , my mind went right! "F*** It! Go crazy!!" .
So end of the story is I have put on 10lb,I have my belly back ( granted not as bad as what is was five stone ago) but I broke last night . I cannot physically wait until the 2nd of January to ' be Good' again .... why wait when I can start now? My body just cannot take anymore chocolate or rubbish food . So I have a new journal, the latest mag , my new food planner and today I am going to start loving my body again!
I was super impressed though when yesterday I fitted in my new clothes, size 12 jeans (wow!) And size 10 top 👊 that made me feel slightly happier.
I didn't have time yesterday to update my food . It was a busy one and i missed the meeting:( but I was saved by my lovely friend who got me all what I need to take on the new flex approach to weight watchers . And I gotta be honest. After spending the afternoon reading all the information and meal planning and doing the food shop , I am pretty excited about it.
In the latest magazine I saw an advert for some Beanies coffee. Anyone who knows me knows I am a coffee addict and since seeing this advert it's one of the only things I have been able to think about! So I went to Sainsbury's yesterday and bought some . My expectations were not met . It filled the kitchen with a beautiful toffee aroma but tasted very little of toffee .
Maisie and I had afternoon tea yesterday although I sat there with a coffee and didn't consume any naughty but deliciously inviting food , I made do with poached egg on toast and then we had a well earnt family afternoon/evening watching Xmas movies with a tea of vegetables, roast potatoes and a chicken breast sliced and stuffed with green pesto, tomato and mozarrella light . Was yummy!! #mywwjourneycontinues#mywwdiary#mywwfood#myww#mywwjourney#flexeffect#mywwfood#mywwfooddiary#wwcommunity#weightwatcherssupport#weightwatchers#weightwatchersblogger#weightwatchersblog#50shadesoflife#instadailly