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Friday, 23 March 2018

YAY, it's Friday!

23rd March 2018
Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life and not what’s best for everyone else.

Done my yoga this morning, wasn’t so keen on Day 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMvX8EV_OlU, she seemed a difference person to be honest, much more focused and serious, luckily it was only 21 minutes, so I decided to do Day 19 too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-46IdZwYjE which was much more enjoyable and she was back to herself.  Now for a bit of work before I enjoy the rest of the day for myself.

Got lunch to look forward to with my bestie once she’s finished posting letters, then a chilled out evening with mom watching tele and doing my crochet.  I also get to listen to my audio book whilst I drive over to meet Lynne for lunch, a lovely full day of stuff I enjoy. 

I’ve got to say since I’ve been working on doing more stuff that I enjoy, I’ve put my phone down a lot, I’ve never had notifications come to my phone from Facebook but now I go on even less frequent to check them and when I do it’s mostly to check in on my WW group or to see what my brothers been up to on his travels.  I’m enjoying real life and as I typed that, the sun came out to remind me I’m enjoying getting outside and walking Alfie too, the weather is improving and the nights are getting lighter, it’s becoming my favourite time of year, spring into summer, love it.

I had two awesome Easter gifts yesterday, one was my usual Milkybar egg from Louise, early as normal because she’s off on yet another holiday!  It’s the 65g small egg and when I’ve worked out the Smart Points, there’s 16SP in it, there is nutritional information for ‘per serving’ and underneath it states a serving is ¼ of the egg, I don’t think anyone I know is going to eat only a quarter of a small chocolate egg! 

The other pressie was a whole salmon!  I’m not going to lie, I love salmon and I was chuffed but when I took it out the bag and it was there looking at me, I wasn’t so sure, but I hacked at it – yeah I’ll never make it as a fishmonger – and cooked some for my dinner, added a little honey and mustard, well actually I used agave syrup because I couldn’t find the honey and it was totally delicious, best salmon I’ve had in so long.  I also put some of it to marinade in tandoori for today, I’ll cook that later for tea. 

I just got distracted looking at the menu for today’s lunch, see I’m already there in my head, so I’m gonna go and get my work stuff done because I wanna enjoy my day, I love this working to live and not living to work, I also feel like I’m coming out of hibernation that has been particularly long this winter.

Right I’m off, catch ya tomorrow, Be good, Be Healthy, Be Happy and BeYOUtiful, meh, you don’t have to be good if you don’t want to, I don’t plan too. Xx

Oh and if you’re interested I’m thinking Croxton Manor Welsh Rarebit with beetroot chutney for starters, still to decide on my main!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

what's your POSSIBLE addiction?

22nd March 2018

You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.

I may not have jumped out of bed with enthusiasm yesterday, if you recall I wasn’t much up for doing my yoga but something happened an hour or so later.  Oh yeah, I spent the day cleaning my house, scrubbing the wetroom floor, hovering everywhere, I even cleaned my oven.  I did so much my body aches today, feels like I’ve had a fully body workout.  I’ll never be a domestic goddess but I do wish I would do it little and often rather than all or nothing, the latter option hurts.

I can’t be a housekeeper and a cook on the same day so yesterday wasn’t the greatest food day but at least it wasn’t the worst either.  I succumbed to chips after my meeting, now I asked for a small bag of chips and I weighed them when I got home, 500g,

According to this website, that ain’t a small portion!

Nor this website

The weight for Maccy D’s chips are approximately: Small Fries approx. 80g, Medium Fries approx. 114g, and Large Fries approx. 150g.  Yet a small from the chippy is 500g!

There were plenty of chips in that bag for two of us and when you think the chips were 28 Smart Points for the ‘small’ bag, you realise why.  I wonder how much their ‘large’ bag weighed, should feed a family I reckon, how many people eat them all thinking they’re in one bag so they’re mine.

I enjoyed them though and as a balance I had an apple earlier in the day.  Ooo I have a melon downstairs might slice that up this morning before work and take some with me, I’m sat drinking my pint of water, hoping it’ll perk me up and ease my aching muscles, if it doesn’t, I’ll opt for drugs, I can’t be aching all day long, not when it’s starting at 7.30 and I won’t finish till 8.30 tonight, I need anything I can get my hands on to get through that, coffee, ibuprofen, fruit and ending later with red wine.  Proper rock and roll rebel ain’t I!

Luckily I get to rest tomorrow, but how many don’t.  How many people out there are on a vicious hamster wheel trying to keep on top of everything, keep everyone happy, fight pain or exhaustion, coping with emotional pressures and problems.  Then the coffee and ibruprofen taking increases, the painkillers get stronger, the alcohol intake intensifies, and then addiction creeps in.  Life is never clean cut, we are all vulnerable to the strains of the world and society, I’ve just seen a photo of Ant and Dec, it’s too easy to quickly be judgemental, don’t be, we don’t know what’s happening in his head, we don’t know what’s gone on in his life, yeah we see the “he’s a rich tv star” but that’s not everything, that’s not his personal life.  Alcohol addition, drug addition, food addition, the first two are seriously frowned upon, the latter ends up with weight gain, we all have our demons, don’t judge others for theirs xx

Right let’s get through this day, thankfully it’s 13 hours that’ll include smiles and laughter and catching up with amazing people.

BeYOUtiful, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Nice – Be YOUnique. xx