I haven't blogged for the last couple of days as it's been ridiculously busy . We spent the whole day yesterday at uppingham theatre doing tech and band call for Rock of Ages, which opens this week . Was physically exhausted when we rolled into bed at midnight but least i know that i will be very active this week going on yesterday's activities. I will make amends today with my blog although I did the meal plan and frantic online shop late last night for todays arrival and the meals are all very light and boring .
But for now , below is a post that my husband put up on his social media on Saturday night after I hit 5 stone loss accompanied by the comparison picture above. It made me cry of course but hearing these kind amazing, supportive words from your best friend was just over whelming . Never be shy to tell someone how amazing they have done. The effects that has on someone is something you cannot explain. "Words just cannot express how proud I am of this hot little rock chick. I know I keep banging on about it but she has come so far over the last 15 months.
Tomorrow she goes into her very first show week, having plucked up enough courage to join the cast of Rock of Ages, something which a year ago she never would have dreamed of doing.
A year ago she would also never have dreamed of being the size she is today. And yet this morning she officially reached a whopping 5st total weight loss.
I've always loved Sam Brown and I have always found her beautiful, regardless. But when I look at the comparison picture below, I am reminded of just how far she has come, how much hard work she has put in and what a difference the last year has made to her life.
I mean look at the picture..... Jesus." I love this man ❤
Got my 4 days of activity this week. Feels good to accomplish that goal that I set out for this month. I also got to do it with my side chick. This Girl is always there to help me with my goals. She's not only my daughter, she's my best friend as well. She makes my walks better. She helps with my meal prep. She shares cooking some nights and always makes sure there point friendly. She's my jelly to my peanut butter 😂 I always wanted a Girl so I could have the same relationship with her as I did with my own mom. God knew what he was doing when he gave me her. So glad I get to do this journey with her bc it's #bettertogether
It also helps bc they bought a condo right next door 😂😂 So doing this with her is easy. I won't always have this bc her husband got accepted Into Law School at USC. She'll be moving 2 hrs away next year and I'll be lost. So I'll take this next 10mths to enjoy her and my sweet grandbabies. I'll also continue to fight for a better health bc of her, her brothers, my husband and those sweet babies. Besides they are what makes life worth living. @carolynsmommy2016 ---------------------------------- #bettertogether#daughter#bestie#family#momlife#goals#goaldigger#fitpoints#fitbit#weightloss#weightwatchers#wwmoms#momsonamission#mywwjourney2017#mywwlife#mywwjournal
It's been a work day for me today followed by an afternoon doing Maisie's homework. The homework we have known about since she went back after summer and the homework due in in three days! 🙈 for someone who prides themself on organisation , I have failed rather miserably at this particular task and now its a case of last minute. Com!! Just figuring out our family tree and jotting it down on paper for Maisie was a mission in itself and a degree is needed for it! Don't get me wrong, I know how to do a family tree ... But trying to fit our very large and very un average family onto a piece of paper was quite a mission . A sheet of wallpaper would be more sufficient !! Anyway after smugly mastering that I then had the pleasurable task of getting Maisie to write out three generations of family and step family 🤣 keeping her concentration was also a mission but we got there . Being me , I like to be different . I drew out before work this morning a tree trunk , ready to collect leaves with Maisie to make an actual tree effect .... whilst cooking tea Maisie decided to graffiti on my tree and draw some lovely little people running away from the tree 🤣 little sod! I can see how this is going to go tomorrow . Mummy here will spend the evening after rehearsals cutting and sticking to get it finished for her.
I have done my first online tutorial tonight for my degree which I loved and I got a picture of me after a week of doing the 30 days abs challenge . I am not sure there is a difference yet if I am honest?? Maybe a very slight difference but I think the camera angle is slightly different too which makes it hard to compare but I shall keep going and plugging away at it . It's 15 minutes out of my evening of which I won't miss but it's better than sitting down for that extra 15 minutes. 💪
Waking up a whole year older today (45) A's I look back on the last year since my last Bday, not much has changed. This last year has been a struggle from where I was 2 yrs ago. I've been up & down the same ole 20lbs. I really need to stop thinking of this as a diet and more of a life style change. I need to get back mentally where I was. So as of today, I'm moving forward. Setting a GOAL of losing 46lbs by the time of my Bday next year. That's 46 as of yesterday's weight. That would being me to a weight I haven't been in almost 11 years. ---------------------------------- When I started this weight loss acct, I had no idea where it would take me. But so many of you help me to not give up. Thank you for standing by my side, being my Cheerleaders and inspiring me daily. This years I plan on pushing through the mental part and getting closer to my goals. ----------------------------------- #itsmybirthday#40srock ##birthdaygirl#momlife#momsonamission#weightloss#weighlossjourney#weightwatchers#weightwatcherslife#wwfamily#wwsupport#wwsisterhood#mywwjourney#mywwjournal#watchmereachmygoals
Busy old day today, although I think that is now my life now I have so much going on. A year ago I spent every evening sat in front of the tv with no hopes, dreams or motivation.. now my time is divided between Andy, Maisie, shows, healthy eating and exercise , work, law degree, allotment , ballroom dancing and the confidence to socialise more AND there is still one more thing I want to add to that list . My poor TIVO box has never been so full of my trash TV waiting for me to watch . Andy and Maisie will always be my main priority ( being a good wife and the best mum is up most importance to me) and I don't give myself the 'me' time until I know they are happy, loved and have had my attention but regardless of what time it is in the evening I make time for myself now which is something I never did fully before and I never appreciated how important it was. .... getting into the habit of studying on my days off and fitting everything else in around it that I would normally do on my days off is a trial .... so far so good though and I seem to be holding everything together. The family are fed and have clean clothes and the house is tidy ( apart from the table) so I am doing something right . Lunch today was an egg sandwich, weight watchers yoghurt and crisps with a bowl of melon and grapes for snacking on during the studying . Maisie's swimming lesson, a mad dash to pull over the over heating car and day 5 of the abs challenge complete. Tea tonight was cod fillet with vegetables , new potatoes and parsley sauce . A light tea for the night before weigh in . Not feeling confident . Despite being really good and strict this week I think last weekend has caught me up but time will tell tomorrow. Once we have had a quote for the car I imagine I will be sinking into a Cadbury induced coma anyway! 🤣
Another late post tonight because I have been out at yoga. It's been a productive day exercising the brain and body . I started my Law degree today ( yep, that doesn't sound real yet!), and spent all the time while Maisie was at home studying , reading, highlighting , note taking and mind map making . I was in my element and I am so excited! It was a good case of Legally blonde.. well.... without all the messy relationships and high pitched squealing 🤣. I then went from student to mummy again before being Sam and attending my weekly yoga session . I haven't been for two weeks and it was good to be back .
Andy and I have done day 3 of the " 30 day abs challenge " . I think something is working as my abs hurt today, I am quite keen to take a comparison shot on Monday night to see if there is any difference after a week . You get a picture of Andy doing the leg lifts tonight . I tried to do one of me but it wasn't flattering . This one is .... you are welcome!
Currently having a bath in a bubble bath that smells of bananas .... maisies Choice.... I am not really sure how I feel about it 🤔 🤣 bathing in bananas was never on my bucket list ! Tea was heck sausages with veg and potatoes . Trying to stay on it with light veg and meat meals this week, nothing too fancy, and with the Heck sausages being low in fat and points they 're a firm winner in our house.
Exciting picture alert!! At 11 o clock on a Tuesday evening , I'm sat having my tea ! A punnet of grapes. Why??? Because all day I have been a jibbering mess, unable to eat any tea. This evening i sang in front of people on my own, to audition to become a member of Andy's theatre company. 8 weeks ago I sung badly around the house to the radio.... with Andy's invaluable support and guidance I have been working up to tonight . for most of those six weeks I have not had a full nights sleep due to anxiety and worrying about it. Did I nail It? Nope! Nerves made me a crumbling mess . I sang it ok.... hundred times better than I did eight weeks ago.... am I disappointed ?? Yes ... I have nailed it at home so many times and I really wanted to go in there and hit the high notes well.
The achievement though is that I stood tonight , despite feeling sick, exhausted and genuinely terrified and did something so far out of my comfort zone that a year ago I would never have even thought possible . I have gone from not using or knowing how to use my voice to standing in front of people i dont know well and sharing that voice. Confidence is the biggest thing for me and although I could and have ( on numerous occasions sang it better) , I achieved something tonight i never thought possible.
Plus I am now thoroughly looking forward to a full nights sleep and a little break from ' all that jazz!'. I am going to enjoy my grapes, which aren't doing a lot for me considering my food today has literally been salad, and fruit for lunch . And then do day 2 of the 30 day challenge. 💪