Friday, 31 January 2014

Smile it's The Weekend Blog Hop {10}

I found out a couple of weeks ago that the Specialist is happy to operate on me now and let me have a pair of new knee's. I'm understandably very nervous about the operation, so I've opted to wait a few months to allow me to lose some more weight. The less I weigh the more chance of success.

The diet has pretty much fallen by the wayside these past 18 months or so, what with everything that's been going on here, but on Monday I took the bull by the horns and jumped on the scales with my eyes shut. As I opened my eyes and peeked at the reading I fully expected to see I'd gained a lot some weight, but I was in for a pleasant surprise! 
I had actually lost 4lbs since I'd last weighed myself, how amazing was that!

So it's out with the chocolate and processed food, and back in with home cooking and sensible eating, I hadn't realised how easily I'd slipped back into the bad habits again.

It's been a tough week food wise, but to take my mind off the cravings for chocolate I've finally made a start on the huge pile of ironing that's been taking over the bed in my craft room. 
It's not strictly exercise but it's not sitting around on my bug fat bum either, at last I'm back to not wearing clothes that look like I've slept in them.



I'll keep you all updated how I'm getting on, but don't panic I won't be boring you to death with pictures of what I had for Dinner, I really hate it when people do that, mostly the food they post looks so unappetising as food is really hard to photograph well. 

If your a new follower you can read all about my weight loss story so far here, but be warned the first picture is hideous and I won't take responsibility for shock it may cause you.

Hope you all have great weekend.
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Friday, 24 January 2014

Smile it's The Weekend

I walked into my bedroom this morning and was confronted by the cheeky Badger Boo just chilling out on my bed without a care in the world.
 

 
He'd obviously had a good root around to get comfy looking at the state of the soft toys, but how could I be angry when he just looks so darn cute and makes me smile all the time at his daft antics.
 
 I'm convinced he does all his silly things on purpose, he's a natural clown and seems to get a real pleasure when he hears us laugh.
Laughter is the best medicine after all.
  
Hope you all have a great weekend.
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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Some Good News at Last

Morning everyone, apologies for the lateness of this weeks post.
Yesterday was a day of celebration, as I went to the hospital to see my Specialist about whether or not he thought I was finally at a stage that he would operate on me and give me some new knees.

My Arthritis pain has got a lot worse since I was forced into Medical Retirement, but try as I might I'm no where near as active as I was when working, because nowadays I don't have to force myself to keep moving.

The good news is:
I can now have new knees whenever I am ready mentally to have the operation done.



Himself is now recovering well from his latest operation, he only has one more small procedure to go, which is removal of the stent, then it's hopefully life back to normal again.
So we have an awful lot to smile about this week after the months and months of doom and gloom that have overshadowed us lately.

 
Hope you all have a great weekend too.
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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Silent Sunday

 
 
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Friday, 10 January 2014

Smile it's The Weekend

When I saw this feel good video I just knew I had to post it as todays "Smile it's The Weekend" post.
The joy and lust for life of these cows is amazing and it sure made me smile.
I hope it makes you Smile too.




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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Silent Sunday

 
 


Friday, 3 January 2014

Smile it's The Weekend

Badger Boo loves coming to the allotment with me, usually he likes to help with the digging, but as it was a bit chilly yesterday he opted to take a supervisory roll, watching me from the comfort of his cushion in the shed.
 
 
I recently decided to hand back the rear half of our allotment as it's just too big for me to manage on my own as Himself can't do any of the heavy work at the moment.
 
Last year I covered the rear to stop the weeds growing and to save me having to mow it in the summer, as I'm handing it back I had to get it uncovered ready for the next person to take over. The back half is in a lot better condition than when we took it over as you can see here.
 
The tarpaulins look so untidy to my tidy mind, but in the long run they will make life so much easier when it comes to digging again.
 

I've left one of the beds uncovered as it has the Rhubarb and some Leeks in it, plus last year it was turned over many times and the Couch Grass was sort of under control by the end of the Summer.


 
Now it's time for my favourite part, planning what to grow this year and setting out the plans for some new raised beds, I already have the materials just didn't have the time to sort them out last year.
 
I'm also thinking of planting a Pear and Cherry tree to compliment the existing Apple tree which bore so much fruit last year I've not had to buy any apples and still have plenty in my shed at home.
 
Originally there were plans to have a meadow area at the back to attract bees and insects, I'm hoping to still have an area to do this but not sure how it will fit in now on a smaller plot.
 
I had so many plans for the allotment last year, and hope to get them all in place this year and turn it into a beautiful and tranquil place that supports us with yummy organic vegetables.
 
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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Good Riddance 2013

 
I don't know about you but I'm glad to see the back of 2013, it has been a terrible year for us.
 
I was forced into Medical Retirement from a job I loved 3 days before Christmas in 2012, which has resulted in me struggling to learn to survive on a tiny pension. Being unable to get a job and not qualifying for any benefits, this year has involved much tightening of my belt and learning to budget.
 
Himself has been most unwell and had to have two unsuccessful operations and is currently awaiting a third this month.
 
  
Christmas came and went, we had a power cut over the whole period and much of the surrounding area in Godalming was flooded, devastating many homes.
 
 
This picture was taken Christmas morning and is our local Bowling Green, more pictures can be found over on Badger Boo's Blog.
 
We're all electric here, so had no heat or oven to cook the Christmas Dinner, my brother kindly invited us over to his for lunch. We had a fantastic Christmas Dinner and it was most enjoyable to spend time with my family again.
Something I haven't done for many years, as Christmas is usually a very depressive time for me. Surprisingly with all that was going on this year with the weather and power cut I was feeling pretty upbeat for a change. 
 
So I say Good Riddance 2013 and welcome 2014 I have plans for you.
 
Happy New Year
 
xxx