Tuesday, 30 September 2014

I'm a bad blogger

This post is all about my weekend and why I'm a bad blogger. One explains the other, 2 birds, one stone.

This past weekend my cousin came down for a visit and brought her niece, Jorja. Slight tangent here, it was terrifying to see my parents policy regarding other peoples children, basically it's give them all the sugar and let them stay up too late! Anyway back to the point. We went to a local amusement park, Jorja's choice. It was a really fun day.

The bad blogger bit? There was this one family that we kept bumping into that were taking lots of very posey selfies. Instead of thinking "I blog, people like photos to illustrate my ramblings" I thought: "weirdos! why not just enjoy the day without constantly cataloging it?". Thus proving I am missing the essential blogger gene!

Food wise it was a bit of a disaster, i tired my best but at an amusement park its more a case of choosing lesser evils rather than making good choices, especially as picnics are not allowed on the premises.

I was the favourite all day with Jorja. Which would be far more flattering if I didn't know I was the back-up choice. My brother was working on Saturday but had come up to see them when they arrived on Friday night and was an instant hit. He always is with small children, my awesomeness is only recognised by them when he is no longer in the vicinity. It's OK though, I made peace with this long ago. Also  I may occasionally use it to my advantage!

Jorja is a child after my own heart, she had no fear when it comes to the big rides! Which is especially impressive at Blackpool as a lot of the rides haven't been updated since they were first built in 1930 and safety was not a thing that troubled the designers much! 

Anyway, the rides were actually a bit of an nsv for me. A lot of them are very old, and not built to accommodate modern people. But I fit!!! A big deal because even though I'm still packing extra weight, I'm down 30lbs. which represents more than just 30lbs. 30lbs isn't a small amount of weight, but the mental shift that has accompanied it is so much  bigger. Because not once, the entire day did I think I wouldn't fit into a ride. Infact the only reason I really noticed was because at one point I saw 2 girls about the size I used to be (maybe a touch smaller even) struggling to get into the seat.

I've been giving myself a hard time lately over my Summer weight gain, and this just acted as a timely reminder for how far I've actually come.

Yeeesh that got a bit heavy didn't it?

Take-aways, I suck as a blogger and I had a fun weekend.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Please read the following in the voice of Christian Bale's Batman, as I have been reliably informed that this is what I sound like at the moment!

It'w weigh in Wednesday again, and I down to 191. Only 9lbs more to my lowest weight, le sigh!

Actually, pretty chuffed, usually illness has me eating all the things. But clearly I've been keeping my eating under control, because let me assure you there has been absolutely no physical activity, opps!

My goals for this week, keep up the eating, drink more water (seriously for someone who used to drink like a fish I have been really slacking in this area) and do some exercise!!!!

Monday, 22 September 2014

I have the lurgy...

I have a nasty cold.

I can't breath.

I am sneezing constantly.

And worst of all its affecting my sleep. Folks I need at LEAST 8 undisturbed hours of sleep, otherwise I get grumpy.

Also I have totally been using this as an excuse to avoid exercise. Bad Kirsty!

But seriously how did this happen..... it not like I mi with a lot of people. I blame my parents, this is the thanks I get for doing all the cooking!

Well I better get going I need to replenish my tissue supply!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

weigh in wednesday

Super excited about this weeks weigh in, down 3lbs to 193!!!

So happy, also I'm all mended from my fall. So my goal for this week is to maintain my good eating and start incorporating some exercise. However, I'm not going to be doing 30 day shred or running. 9 months with so much walking has taken its toll on my body, my ankle got sprained towards the end and I kept walking on it so its weak, similarly remember when I developed hip pain from running well towards the end of the summer it was back (probably due to all the walking). So I think it needs a bit of rest and tlc. So I'm going to do Jillians yoga meltdown (yes I finally bought it). I think it will be a proper workout but whilst still being gentle on my body.

So yeah that's the plan! 

How'd everyone else do this week?


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I've been keeping a secret.....

Reg and I are tree huggers.

Him literally:

Me more metaphorically (although sometimes I do indulge). My family have even accused me of being a professional hippy.

At this point I realise you're all scratching your heads in confusion over the blog title. 

See I've gone vegan. Well sort of. I'm still eating fish, which is distinctly not vegan. But I'm not eating other meat, or eggs or dairy. I've been dabbling with it on and off for a while. But I'm going to give it a real go for 3 months. After that I may re-introduce meat on occasion, or not who knows.

Anyway, I'm sure you wondering why I'm doing this when bacon exists. I do wonder this myself occasionally. It's a mix of reasons. I've been trying to reduce the amount of meat I eat in general for a long time for environmental reasons. A plant based diet produces far less greenhouse gas emissions and uses a lot less water. 

Then I tried veganism for a couple of weeks and I noticed that my eczema started to clear up. I didn't make the connection immediately until I returned to my normal diet and it came back.

So between the guilt of knowing that the best thing I can do for the environment i kick my bacon habit and the allure of clearing up my eczema I've finally taken the plunge.

Having said that I'm not being super strict, I'm still occasionally eating fish. And I'm still eating Quorn, a meat substitute which isn't vegan because it does contain a little egg white.

Anyho, I think that's everything, please don't hate me for crossing over to the dark side ;p


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Weigh in Wednesday

Ok, I haven't been so great with the exercise although various body parts are on the mend so hopefully it'll only be laziness standing between me and exercise ;p

Anyway, on to the weigh in 196 lbs, which is down 2 lbs. Why does it come off so much slower than it goes on! Still not a bad result.


Monday, 8 September 2014

its not paranoia if the universe really is out to get you

Sooooooooo the universe hates the idea of me actually sticking to a proposed  exercise regime.

Shortly after my last post, I fell down the stairs. In a impressive way. And by that I mean I have a HUGE bruise on my bahooky that hurts when I move. And I have a matching one on my arm, but its far less inconvenient!

On the upside I've been doing well diet wise so that's good.

Also I saw this is Glasgow a few weeks ago, and realised I had to take a photo for Desiree, enjoy:

Friday, 5 September 2014

Getting my act together!

I know I'm a little late but life has been a tad  hectic lately. I've  once again packed up my car and moved  locations. I am now (for the time being) back with the rentals, and life should theoretically be a little calmer!

So with all the birthday shenanigans and work leaving meals and generally living the high life i knew my weight had been creeping up, still it was a bit of a shock when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw 198!!! YIKES!! That's far too close to 200 for comfort. Ironically though I think it might be a good thing. Let me elaborate: I had been getting very complacent, I've been loving life, feeling like I  didn't look too shabby and I was getting lazy. Even before I went completely crazy in the  past couple of couple of weeks I hadn't been making great choices. So maybe this is just what I need to find my motivation again.

I have a plan:

  • Drink enough water! I never used to struggle with this one until the door knocking job when suddenly drinking gallons of water wasn't an option.
  • Track!  And by extension eat better, because no-one wants to track that they ate 2 packets of  double stuff oreos, not that I'm saying that's something I've done recently.
  • From today I will be doing the 30 day shred. 
  • blog 3 times a week....... this is super important, i need blogging to keep me accountable!
good solid goals that are 100% doable!