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Sunday, 31 January 2021

Everything counts!

Sunday 31st January 2021
Plant your own garden, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. 

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 189lb
I've already lost - 11lb 
Yesterday I stepped  5146 times 
I covered  2.19 miles 
I burned 1961 calories  

I consumed Chinese calories
I was active for 30 minutes 
I slept 9 hours 4 mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  110.07 left to walk = 889.93

My 3 good things;

1) Zoom chat with understanding and wonderful ladies. 

2) Watching the Mask virtually with Facebook Friends. 

3) Eating the leftover Chinese from the day before. 



If there were 4 good things, number 4 would be the fact we had 9 hours sleep!  Both of us! I heard her go to the toilet a couple of times but she thankfully went back to bed because she desparately needed sleep (as did I) when she doesn't have sleep it shows in her mood and behaviour which was just dreadful yesteraday, we didn't have a good day let's just leave it there. 

I've lots to do today, my washing pile is huge, actually my kitchen floor looks like a launderette, so I'll start there, whilst cleaning the kitchen and wetrooms, the living room can wait till tomorrow. 

As my day wasn't too good yesterday, let's talk about something else. Fruit and Vegetables!  Now I had a good tip yesterday regarding fruit particularly, if it grows in this country enjoy, if it's imported be aware of the sugar content as it's likely to be a great deal higher.  When I was asked if it matters how much fruit and vegetables you eat, should you count the calories, well let's just say EVERYTHING has calories in, you can have to much of everything, even water - it's called drowning! 

One of my lovely friends has proven this, Joan I've known for a good decade or more and she lost weight with me years ago and got to her goal, I know she won't mind me sharing that she has been 10st something for all these years, but she always wanted to be that bit lighter, it's been a running joke between us.  Last year, I suggested she looked at her calorie consumption because she was eating a lot of 'ZERO' foods!  I think that term is almost as dangerous for Weight Watchers as SYNS is for Slimming World.  Nothing should be thought of as Zero because people think it's FREE and nothing should be a Syn because people see it as 'bad' and there's not such thing as bad food, it doesn't have a personality, just like a knife, that's not good or bad, it's more about what you do with it that makes it dangerous and the same goes for food.  

Anyway back to Joan, she messaged me last Tuesday, to say how excited she was because she'd weighed and she was 9st 8lb and how pleased she was about those numbers.  You can't eat yogurts by the bucket and salmon by the packet and expect to lose weight, but Joan was because it was 'zero'.  
From memory I'm sure she was going through about 5 of these 1kg tubs a week
 = 480kcal x 5 = 2,400 calories 

If she had salmon because there was 2 in the pack, she'd have both = 516 calories!

Don't get me wrong, both great foods to be eating in your diet, but portion control is important for all of us.

Now I've eaten nothing but Chinese takeaway for the last two days - who am I to judge!  I'm not judging, I'm just sharing, plus the takeaway isn't something I do every week, it's a treat and it was delicious and it was a reminder that the noodles and rice are my favourite, I'll live without the other stuff next time, wasn't keen on Chinese Pork (Alfie enjoyed the pork), not the Beef and Brocolli, I once had the most delicious brocolli from Cosmo and I've never found it so tasty anywhere else.  

So I've had two days without tracking my calorie consumption, I'm back on it today, when I clean the kitchen in a minute, I'll be sorting a meal plan out at the same time.  Mom's gone back to sleep next to me so hopefully she'll stay that way, I really don't want a repeat of yesterday!  

Hope you're ready for a good day, remember to put yourself first sometimes, you're important too.  Here's to a better day xx

Mwah, luv ya 

Love me xx

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Weekend vibes

Saturday 30th January 2021
Great things don't come from comfort zones

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 189lb
I've already lost - 11lb 
Yesterday I stepped 3318 times 
I covered 1.41 miles 
I burned1845  calories  

I consumed no idea calories
I was active for 0 minutes 
I slept 8 hours 59 mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  left to walk =

My 3 good things;

1) Chinese Takeaway

2) Sleep

3) Being Alive!



Mom's confused this morning, asking me if I'll take her home, so today will be fun - not.  

Not to worry, let's focus on the good stuff, my mate Chantel is doing really well with UW, she lives in Cambridge so it's reconnected us and given us reasons to be in touch more.  I had a quiet day yesterday, lots of chilling with mom and an early night after a delicious Chinese takeaway.  As always I ordered enough food for a family of four, it will now feed me all weekend!  It was lush though;  


Even Alfie enjoyed his bones!  

I hadn't eaten since my breakfast and luckily I found the prawn in the pancake roll before it was too late! 

Not much to talk about this morning as I didn't do much, watched 'It's a Sin' not quite finished it but I will over the weekend.  Did one of my appointments on zoom which was good as we got to have a chat too, great to hear people getting work after being made redundant, there is light at the end of the tunnel thankfully.

Looking forwad to a zoom call this morning and catching up with my tribe, only a couple of calls planned this weekend so we can rest up and have mom and me time.  

Right mom needs so I'm off, have a great day. 

Mwah, luv ya 

Love me xx 

Friday, 29 January 2021

Enjoy the view...

Friday 29th January 2021
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 189lb
I've already lost - 11lb 
Yesterday I stepped 8470 times 
I covered 3.61 miles 
I burned 2205 calories  

I consumed 2103 calories
I was active for 41 minutes 
I slept 6 hours 33 mins 

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  106.471 left to walk = 893.53

My 3 good things;

1) Helped my mate get to Qualified Distributor with UW (eek she did it in 2 days!)

2) Was interviewed on a zoom call by one of the leaders in the business (double eek!)

3) Getting to see one of my besties on zoom with her baby, she's a natural! 




My fitbit lies lol, it says I was awake 2 times, 13 times restless, I was awake more than that, I just tried not to move too much so as not to wake up completely lol, my poor old mom had a rough day and night yesterday, here's hoping she has a better one today. 

Alfie and I managed a couple of walks yesterday, short one in the morning, longer one on the afternoon, I thought I was out longer in the afternoon than my fitbit is suggesting, I was on a zoom whilst walking with Vicky and Katie it was lovely to catch up and we must make an effort to do it more often.  Katie had a lovely little boy named Ted in November and he's gorgeous and she's like mother earth watching her.  

I didn't quite get the numbers for the zoom call last night that I was challenged to, it wasn't an 'official' thing, but it was like a red rag to a bull with me.  I had to remind myself I've done incredibly well and to focus on that, someone once said to me a long time ago, 'when you're climbing all these mountains, don't forget to stop and enjoy the view' and they were so right.  I know I go at everything like a bull at a gate, full throttle, so I need to breathe.  My personal challenge for January was to get to Team Leader, and I'm one customer for one of my new partners away from that, so here's hoping we do it by Sunday.  I'm two customers away from 50 personal customers which will help me lock in my income and that's obviously very important to me financially.  With Virgin hiking up their prices and energy prices set to soar, it's been a busy month and as our £100 switch and save offer ends Sunday, I have a feeling it might be a busy weekend.  I'm absolutely loving working with my mates, helping them earn a living alongside me, so we're safe working from home.

Although mom and I are gonna have some chill out time together this weekend for sure, I've just found a couple of shows we might like so hopefully they'll distract her and entertain us.

Yesterday was carb heavy, it started with this plate of deliciousness; 

At least it was Flora light on them, I'm having the same this morning, they were mega.

I had a cooked dinner, I wasn't overly keen on the stuffing in this joint, but the chicken was okay, I'd buy the chicken joint that they do, the pork ones still my favourite so far though. Then there was bread and toast involved in the day too!

Just realised I've done my first 100 miles of my 1,000 miles challenge in 2021, so if I can do 100 miles a month, I'll achieve the thousands easily.  

I've just done the washing up and made moms breakfast so at least I'm being productive this morning, let's hope it continues.  

Mmm what to eat for dinner today, fish Friday I'm thinking, I have some fish kiews will have with chips and peas. 

Let's get this day started, have a fab Friday, 

Mwah, luv ya 

Love me xx

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Let's do this!

Thursday 28th January 2021
Never stop trying, never stop believing, never give up, your day will come. 

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 189lb
I've already lost - 11lb 
Yesterday I stepped 5068 times 
I covered 2.16 miles 
I burned 2014 calories  

I consumed 1425 calories
I was active for 8 minutes 
I slept  6 hours 0mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  left to walk =

My 3 good things;

1) People trying to help me! 

2) My mom was an angel all day. 

3) Cups of tea.




Yesterday was full on for me, mom was amazing and I've still got time to hit my two targets by 7 tonight, I need 2 customers and I need two of my partners to get one or two customers each.  Will we do it - who knows, will we try - hell yes!

Food wise, it was 50/50, 

I could seriously live on this bacon, 66 calories for 2 slices, it's delicious.  

this however, nah, I wouldn't buy again, it was a big portion, but a little too runny for my liking but I could see others enjoying it, just not to my tastebuds.  

I did have a couple of chocolates, a bag of crisps and a scotch pancake, and I've just finished the packet of them this morning - bugga, not to worry, I'll have my breakfast later and balance it out.  I'm thinking a dinner today as I have potatoes and veggies that need using and it'll make me stop and eat.

Anyway, I need a shower and another cuppa, so gonna cut this short this morning, mom didn't have as good a night as she did day, so I'm tired, but I can go to bed at 8 tonight thankfully ;) 

Mwah, luv ya, have a great day xx

Love me 

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Another pound gone

Wednesday 27h January 2020
Don't feel guilty for doing what's best for you!

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 27/1/21 - 189lb
I've already lost - 11lb 
Yesterday I stepped  7077 times 
I covered 3.01 miles 
I burned 2121 calories  

I consumed 1726 calories
I was active for 20 minutes 
I slept 6 hours 30 mins (estimated as fitbits not recorded it)

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  97.69 left to walk = 902.31

My 3 good things;

1) Seeing Gail (UW partner) get the 4th important customer of the month - so pleased for her.

2) Having a zoom chat with peeps & realising I'm more social now than before the pandemic, albeit virtual.

3) My sister cheering my mom up when she was having such a tough day.



Another busy day yesterday, but I'm not complaining I'm actually loving it, being able to talk to different people every day and having time to hear about their lives not just 30 seconds stood at the scales and in a rush for the next in the queue! 

And just in case you don't read my stats each morning, I've lost another pounds so that's 11lb gone since I started recording it at the beginning of the year, I'm really pleased because I'm actually eating well and not going without the odd bit of chocolate or my wine.  This is what I had yesterday; 

There's a breakfast muffin under that ham and eggs

now there was more beef from crispy but for £2 (382 cals) it was okay, the sauce was lovely poured over the roasted cauliflower.  I wouldn't buy this one again, I'd buy the sauce though.

I was all nostalgic when I popped these in my Iceland shop and they didn't disappoint, 109 calories per drummer, bloomin delicious and part of a 2 for £3 offer. 

Yeah my freezer is the best money I've spent in a while, it's really going to help me with my meal plans because I don't like having the same thing more than once to often and with the freezer I won't have to, I'll be able to go a few weeks or month without having the same thing. 

I'm pleased because yes I am busy in my work but I'm making time to walk the dog (twice) and cook meals, so when I say 'busy', I guess it's all relative, I've just worked it out I was on the phone four and a half hours doing appointments, some time on the laptop too but seriously that's not 'hard work' when you think there are nurses out their doing crazy shifts and risking their lives!  I might be looking after my mom too and trying to juggle both roles but I still feel really, bloody lucky to have the life I have right now!  I'm truly thankful. I still managed to fit in a couple of calls to natter with my mates, yeah I'm enjoying it, but I still need 4 customers by Thursday for this challenge I've been set and I'd really love to smash, if I get them I promise not to mention UW till Monday 😆.  But as it's not Monday yet lol, I signed two last night, Paul's moving into his new house on Friday and now has one less thing to worry about, plus I've helped to pay his mobile contract off! Annettes getting all her bills for what she was paying just for her gas/electric = results!

Right what to eat today, need it to be delicious and quick, the plan is breakfast muffin with bacon, egg and spinach. 

For dinner I'm going to try a Slimming World chicken tikka masala (360 calories £3) with some cauliflower rice or small florets roasted (that way's quicker), then I might have a chip butty for tea, again I'm giving the Slimming World chips a go as Iceland sell them and some of the range was on offer. I'll let you know how they taste tomorrow. 

Well I've just helped mom get dressed and get down stairs, she's smiling this morning so that's a good start to the day because she's not got an easy life right now.  

Have a great day, we're already half the way through the week, end of the month Sunday, that's gone quickly for me for sure, the more I talk to people, the more I realise we're not going anywhere for a long time, schools not back till Easter, people are saying pubs not going to open till July!  I'm going to make the most of being stuck in, so here if you want my help with your bills. 

Right I'm off, Alfies starring at me, reckon he wants feeding, I've just said, 'want some food' and mom replied yes lol. 

Mwah, luv ya 

Love me 

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Loving life right now!

Tuesday 26th January 2021
Be strong but not rude, be kind but not weak, be humble but not timid, be proud but not arrogant.

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 190lb
I've already lost - 10lb 
Yesterday I stepped 7377 times 
I covered 3.14 miles 
I burned 2164 calories  

I consumed 1706 calories
I was active for 40 minutes 
I slept 9 hours 26 mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  left to walk =

My 3 good things;

1) SLEEP - I got to sleep

2) I achieved number 1 partner for customer gathering in the country 

3) I chatted on the phone with an old friend for 2 hours, so good to catch up



I'm not gonna lie, living at home with mom even before Covid, I didn't have much to look forward to apart from the odd outing with my besties (which are irreplaceable, nothings as good as that) but since covid I didn't have that, then I got made redundant so I couldn't even look forward to seeing my members - meh.  Anyway, UW changed all that, it's given me a focus and with little else to do, I've thrown myself into it 100%, most people do it part time of course as a sideline to a job they already have, or a couple of hours a week because they're a full time mom or carer.  I'm till not working anywhere near the hours I would've been had I still been a weight watcher coach in January but I'm putting the time in and enjoying every minute of it because most of the time moms happy to sit next to me and chat, although she went a bit grr yesterday afternoon, but Anne came to the rescue and changed her mood whilst I walked Alfie.  I was absolutely over the moon yesterday when my upline sent me the screen shot of our partner app to show I'd hit number 1 for customer gathering this week, then another partner pointed out that to be that in context, there's around 48,000 partners in the UK, well chuffed I was and I still am to be honest. 

Now I don't want to sound greedy but I need 8 more customers before Thursday to hit my 50, there's a couple of reasons for this but one is because I'm being interviewed on a Partner Zoom call with on of our main men and I'd love to say I'd hit the 50plus club (he's also challenged me to do it too and I'm a bugga for a challenge!) so please, if you have half hour, just let me show you what we're all about, no obligation, if you talk to someone who's struggling with their bills, who's had the letter from virgin saying their prices are being hiked, give them my number 07739 968678, we have loads of extra benefits other than just cheaper bills, including helping to pay you out of exit fees.  If I can help people great, if I can't that's okay too. 

Right moving on, it was so great to catch up with Chantel, I can't believe she'll have been married 2 years in February, or that it was 2012 that we went to Rome together for a marvellous weekend.  It was like we'd spoken yesterday, so many memories of good times we've had together and now she's going to be a UW partner so we'll be working together and it'll give us a reason to talk more, I'm so pleased.

Well I had my first Iceland delivery meal and I was really impressed, this joint was part of a 4 for £10 offer (or £3), it was absolutely delicious, I'm not a crackling fan so Alfie had that off the top which helped bring the calories down, it was plenty for 3 or even 4 if two were kids or not as greedy as me.

Piling the plate with veggies, meant I didn't need to eat again yesterday, 
I was full to the brim. plus the plate beat me lol, I didn't quite empty it.
I'd also enjoyed this breakfast, there's a breakfast muffin underneath that lot. 

Alfie and I had a couple of walks which we enjoyed, he loves the snow, just oblivous to the snow boots he ends up with when we get back home!  Mom had an early night which really helped me as I had a support appointment at half seven, but then she tried to get up a few times in the middle of the night but thankfully she agreed to go back to bed and it's almost eight and she's still there, I managed to stay there till around half six, happy days, my sleep may be a little restless but at least I'm rested.

Now what to eat today!  I did plan my meals, too many so I have the choose, like I'd got a tea planned for last night but didn't have it.  Today is Iceland crispy chilli beef with cauliflower rice and then if I'm still hungry later on I'll have a couple of chicken drummers with squash and peas.  

Quiet day today unless I hopefully get a couple of people wanting appointments, supporting a couple of of new partners on a couple of their calls, so we shall see how the day pans out. 

Mwah, hope you have a brilliant day, here's to the future being a hell of a lot more freer

Luv ya 

Love me

Monday, 25 January 2021

She's not for letting me sleep!

Monday 25th January 2021
Create your own happiness!

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 190lb
I've already lost - 10lb 
Yesterday I stepped 4823 times 
I covered 2.05 miles 
I burned 1958 calories  

I consumed 2064  calories
I was active for 10 minutes 
I slept  6 hours 6 mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD =  94.68 left to walk = 905.32

My 3 good things;

1) Watching the snow and not being stressed about working in it!

2) Watching Alfie in the snow - he's oblivious!

3) Helping 3 people in one day save loads of money! 




3.14am was when I finally gave up on trying to sleep, mom woke me at 11, then at 12.30 she got up and went downstairs it took me an age to get back to sleep, then she woke me at 3.14 she shouts me as if it's the norm, she's now snoozing next to me and I'm wide awake, thankfully we went to bed at 8 ish.  Feeling a bit tired this morning I won't lie, hopefully will perk up later on. 

My eating as always was a bit random yesterday again! 

tandoori chicken wings sarnie ;) because that's how I roll! 

Jam tart and squirty cream - don't have pudding very often 

This was my favourite - garlic butter and parmesan mushrooms, potato croquettes, 
cod in butter sauce and greens. 

As I'm up at silly o'clock and my Iceland delivery has arrived, I'll do my meal plan this morning.  The delivery man told me I nearly didn't get it because of the weather, my first order too, so I'm pleased.  I'm fancying a pork dinner today, this cost me £2.50!  I'll share it with Alfie and there should be enough for a sarnie from it too.  
I'm going to have a cooked breakfast use some of the mushrooms in the fridge and the open tin of beans, I find a good breakfast keeps me going and stops me snacking which might explain why I've been more picky this past week, not been doing the cooked breakfast so much.  

I've got a cauliflower that needs using and I'm tempted to have a go at this Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe - (4.6/5) (keyingredient.com) or Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks * Low Carb Recipes * VIDEO * (realhousemoms.com) same idea different versions.  We shall see how the day takes me, got a couple of appointments this morning and a couple of calls with team mates later on that I'm looking forward too.

I'm aware that I need to stop for lunch and not work through, so I've made a space for that, but I won't lie, I'm loving helping people and I've always been the same, if I'm enjoying doing something, I'll throw my all into it and get caught up in it.  I have seen a crochet pattern today thought that may tempt me to turn off a bit from work and have a bit of a relax lol. 

Mom likes crap tele that just doesn't do it for me so I've been working instead, you can only watch so many tipping points especially when they're repeats! 

Anyway, my brains a little empty this morning, so I'm going to go and do a meal plan, I might do alternatives for busy / not so busy day options. 

Here's to making Monday marvellous, be careful out there in this weather, stay safe and take care of you and yours. 

Mwah, luv ya

Love me 

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Staying safe at home

Sunday 24th January 2021
The future depends on what you do today.

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 24/1/21 - 190lb
I've already lost - 10lb 
Yesterday I stepped 12,494 times 
I covered 2.49 miles 
I burned 2035 calories  

I consumed 1824 calories
I was active for 28 minutes 
I slept 7 hours 56mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD = 92.64 left to walk = 907.36

My 3 good things;

1) Watching the Mask and comparing notes on Facebook with my FB friends

2) Early night & mostly calm

3) Walking into a walk house after walking in the snow




Well yesterday was another good day, moms never going to be 100%, she woke up moaning her way to the toilet this morning, it's not the nicest of wake up calls but it's all good, I'm in a great place and am able to cope with it all.  My mental health is better than it's been in a very, long time.

I'd spend a busy morning, zoom for an hour, then on calls for the next few hours with just enough time off them to show the delivery men where to put the upright freezer (yay excited to fill that today!) it was 12.40pm before I finished my calls and realised I hadn't walked the dog or had anything to eat!

I soon rectified both, decided because I needed to keep my car ticking over, I'd throw Alfie in with me and we'd drive for a walk round Essington pool, only a mile away.  We'd been walking about 10 minutes at most, he'd decided he'd rather go through a gate and walk the roads than the pretty pools - typical, when it started to snow and boy was it fierce, bumped into a friend I hadn't seen for such a very long time so we had a few minutes saying hello, but the weather had become savage so Alfie and I got back to the car as quick as we could, he got half hour walk though.  I need to get back on my walking in the house, not done it for a few days and the figures are showing.  I've been told about 7 minute 1000 steps short videos, gonna have a look at them too, there's really no excuse there is there!

The calls I'd made were a success, 2 new customers and one new partner who I'm looking forward to working with, saving someone £50 a month is fantastic, I was so happy to be signing Cathy up as a partner I can't remember what I saved her, but I know she was happy for sure because we were helping to buy her out of a contract which was costing a ridiculous amount monthly.  

Anyway food wasn't high priority yesterday which I need to get a handle on, but to be honest I think even if I had eaten earlier, I would've still had a bag of crisps and a couple of chocolates later on because I've had one of those picky weeks, it's my pattern, my hormones maybe.  The good news is, I've jumped on the scales this morning and I've maintained, not bad for my birthday week at all, I'll take that.  

Marlies chicken wings were mostly all I ate yesterday, I do love them though.

Today at the moment I've only got one call booked in, I don't mind if it changes, it's keeping my brain active and enabling me to catch up with people and hear about their world and what's happening in them.

Foodwise, I've got fresh veggies to use and potato croquettes, so that will be my main meal with some fish maybe, we shall see what I can tempt mom too if anything. I have a few wings left too lol.  It depends what's delivered from Iceland too, I know I'm gonna be excited for what I ordered, got a little excited on their website, foods I've not eaten for such a long time. 

Let's have a lovely Sunday, I plan to watch The Voice, walk Alfie, oh I watched Bulletproof South Africa yesterday, enjoyed that. Any viewing suggestions gratefully received. 

Mwah, luv ya 

Love me x

Saturday, 23 January 2021

And another fall!

Saturday 23rd January 2021
Make happiness a habit.

It's just shy of 3am and we're up and downstairs, moms had another fall, thankfully nothing broken again and she's sat next to me happy because she wanted to get up anyway, anyone would think she'd planned it!  She'll snooze in her chair now for sure thankfully but her aching arms and legs from the previous fall will take even longer to heal.  Both yesterday and this morning, I've woke to hear her crying on the toilet, she's just tired of being alive is the truth, it's hard work every day. xx

But let's not keep the mood down, we're alive and we still have our moments, she interrupts me on every call I make, thankfully the people I'm calling don't seem to mind.  I asked one lady the other day if she was on Virgin, and mom pipes up 'Is she a virgin!'

Her little Facebook video we made yesterday after she was watching the news has made people smile, I just wished she wasn't in pain all the time and scared, she's scared about everything from making sure the doors are locked to thinking she's going to choke.  Poor love, all I can do is be here telling her she is safe. 

Yesterday was a good day, here's my daily update on me trying to improve my physical and mental health; 

My stats as of today

I started at - 200lb
I wanna weigh - 165lb
I plan to lose - 35lb / 17.5% of my body weight.
The scales 5/1/21 - 190lb
I've already lost - 10lb 
Yesterday I stepped 7479 times 
I covered 3.18 miles 
I burned 2144 calories  

I consumed 2188 calories
I was active for 28minutes 
I slept 5 hours 45 mins

#walk1000miles challenge - Total YTD = 783.59 left to walk = 916.41

My 3 good things;

1) I received chocolates in the post from UW

2) I had a Marlie's Menu for tea, Chicken Pathia - 1st outing on the Marlies Menu, a rich sweet and sour sauce with a kick. It was tasty as always, a little on the warm side, I'm such a light weight where spices are concerned but I've also noticed some days I'm better than others when it comes to heat.

3) I got my new art on the wall and I absolutely love it!  If you like work like this, keep your eye on her page (1) Crystal Glass Metal Art | Facebook she's also on instagram @crystalglassmetalart and etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CrystalGlassMetalArt all her pieces are one offs and gorgeous - well I think so anyway.

I also helped another customer who really needed helping, having lost their job, then to finish my working day off nicely, I had a message from another young lady who needed help last October because she was being stung badly with her prepayment electricity meter!  This was the outcome of that message last night, felt good to know she was buzzing, bear in mind in October, she'd put £148 in her meter! 

She's now got her electric / landline / broadband and 2 phones all together on one bill, it will be more than that going forward, but nowhere near the £148 that she was pay just for her electricity! 

Another good day for feeling good, I have just cried when mom fell though, middle of the night, tired and scared for her, emotions got the better of me, I'm okay again now though, focusing on what I can control not what I can't.

Food wise, just about keeping the numbers level, I can only guestimate the calories in the meals I had yesterday, tbh I could ask Marlies for the ingredients but I don't want to live my life doing that, I'm not eating that kind of food everyday so a little leeway is okay.

There's a good carbs / cals book that gives you examples of portions, but I also bought the app for my phone, it was a fiver, but is good to learn portion sizes; 

I searched chicken wings and these examples came up; 

Now I know my tandoori ones are nearer the buffalo than the BBQ, you can also check supermarket websites and look for the nutritional info of something similar or you could use an app like MyFitnessPal.

Now the curry wasn't too bad I don't think because I know she uses good ingredients, but again if you use this app as a guide it shows the portions; 

this was my portion; 
and I left half the rice.

And those pesky chocolates that I've remembered are in the cupboard, the thorntons left from Christmas, they are good though and life is too short not to enjoy the odd chocolate now and again. 

My brother came and got my car going again - yay, so I've got my car again now, just need to run it round the block every few days lol. 

Right I'm off, who knows maybe I'll have a snooze in my chair but I doubt it, I'm probably awake for the day now, got a zoom to look forward to at 9 and a couple of appointments but then a free evening and an early night hopefully.

Have a super Saturday, mwah

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