Friday, 28 August 2009
I’ve never really talked about my weight on here but this is a really big deal for me. About 5 years ago I lost 79 pounds with Weightwatchers and felt absolutely amazing. Then it all went pear shaped in my final year at university with my dissertation and finals exams. And now, after the deaths of 3 close family members, 1 house move, 2 new jobs and 1 redundancy later, I’m back up to where I was…if not 10 pounds heavier….which quite frankly I feel totally ashamed about.
I have no idea why I have even mentioned this on my blog, but at least you are getting to know who you are dealing with – and why I don’t post many photos!
Thursday, 27 August 2009
I've started diet number 1,501 this week (well it must be at LEAST that number by now) and I have to say I'm feeling pretty low on energy right now. Normally after a few days I find that I have bag loads of energy, but all I have this time is heartburn, churning guts, a headache and bad breath. Sooooo not nice. Well, we'll see how things go when I weigh myself next week...presuming I'm still doing it by then. I hate diets, doesn't matter what the diet, I just find that its almost impossible to stick to it. And its not that I don't like diet-food, its more the food preparation side of things. I really hate cooking and after a long day at work I really really don't want to start cooking a meal...and I can't say I want to spend all of my weekend in the kitchen preparing stuff for in the week either. What I really need is a live-in housekeeper and chef....any offers?....anyone? One of my colleagues is having her birthday today and has brought donuts in...that will be hard. I don't really want to tell her I'm on a diet, but I don't really want to eat a full donut. Decisions.....decisions...oh heck, I need hubby here to eat half of it for me!
Saturday, 22 August 2009
We also went to a dedication for a friends baby - that was held in a local park and was absolutely beautiful. The baby's dad is the pastor of the church and decided to do a small dedication service for family and friends in this local park. It was glorious...and such a wonderful day to dedicate this young girl. I also got to meet many of my sister's church friends who were absolutely lovely :)
Friday, 21 August 2009
We set off from Glencoe for the journey towards Stirling at about 10am and we made good time getting here just in time for lunch and a trip out. We went to Blair Drummond safari park and had a great time watching the animals in their...erm...reasonably natural habitats.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Our hotel - beatuiful but weird
Hubby at the beach
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
The view from our window simply amazing, but I wish I could say the same about the view INSIDE the room - I'll share more on that later LOL.
Ok so onto today's highlights....today we drove into Oban (on the west coast) and then ventured into the seae life centre/sanctuary. The weather was grey and wet.....again....which is kind of getting annoying now as there is the most amazing scenery round here, just begging to be photographed!!
Some fish at the sea life centreCute little (show-off) otter at the otter sanctuary
I must give you some advance warning by the way....do not expect fabulous photos on my return. Thanks to wonderfully dull and wet Scottish weather, my camera has hardly been out of the bag...and the photos I do have have needed some MAJOR tweaking. Rhonda I need your photography skills!! I have lots of questions for you on my return :)
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Quick stop off at Loch Lomond
View from the hotel bedroom
Anyway I'll share a pic or 2 now and hopefully update more later. We got up here early evening yesterday and its done nothing but rain so excuse the dull...hurried....really rubbish excuse for photos. Hopefully I'll get some better ones before the end of the trip.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
This place is seriously fab...though I guess you'd have to like veggies :)
Its my all time favourite restaurant!
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Please pray for me and Andy as right now things are difficult with our marriage. It is nothing insurmountable but nevertheless we need strength to get through this. Andy's job loss is really taking its toll on both of us, its sapping our energy, straining the finances and making him short tempered. He just bottles it all up and then blows his top at the stupidest of things. Yesterday he nearly broke his computer by slamming the lid shut in a rage when I asked him if he agreed that he was over-reacting to something. That kind of brought it home to him that he had been over-reacting about things, but it was a long and painful process getting him to admit it. For the sake of my own sanity I really needed him to see that. I am trying to be patient and compassionate but after 9 months of this I am really beginning to be ground down emotionally. Please God I really need to feel your presence right now.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
7am - up and go out to work
5.30pm - home from work
5.30-6.30pm - cook and eat dinner
6.30pm - 8pm - respond to makeover request emails etc
8pm-12.30am - making graphics for makeovers
9am-12pm making graphics for makeovers
2pm-midnight - making graphics for makeovers
3pm - 8pm - installing makeovers
8pm-midnight - making graphics for makeovers
So yeah - pretty busy. Maybe hubby has a point?