Monthly Archives: April 2012

Size 20 trousers-check!

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Finally, my first real mile stone has been reached. Today I have fit into my first size 20 pair of trousers 🙂 This does wonders for motivation and for my mood, which has been a little down lately. I have about another 10 pairs of jeans and trousers in my wardrobe in which I have not fit for over four years and I can’t wait to get back into them one by one.

It seems to me that the low carbohydrate way is the way for me to go. I have tried it many other ways but this, as we see, is working well. So I will stick to that for now.

Next mini goal 109kg, which is 10lbs away… ten lbs in a month should be doable if I increase my working out a little, but if it takes six weeks then so be it. I just want to get there, but now I know I will 🙂

20 lbs, Uni it’s all good.:-)

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Yesterday was a good day. When I got onto the scales they finally showed 114.6kg. So not just that I am finall . under the 115kg, I have also now lost 20lbs since I have started the whole weight loss thing. This is great motivation and I really can’t wait now do get past the 110kg. 4.6 kg to go…

So tomorrow I am starting into a very motivated week. Even though I have a super sore throat and a bit of a croaky voice my spirits are high.

Another bit of good news came for me two days ago. I got an interview at Edge Hill University 🙂 so, Fingers crossed, if they accept me I will be on my way to becoming a teacher in September.

You know, I think everyone , if they think back,to their school days, remembers that one fat teacher they had. I am so glad that I am definitely not going to be one of those now 🙂

 

Getting there, slowly…

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Ok, so I have been back on the Celebrity Slim for a week now. I started off at 117.8kg and am now weighing in at 115.6kg, which I am most pleased about. Yes it’s nowhere near the 7 lbs I lost in the first week when I did CS in December, but it’s definitely all moving into the right direction. After all, this is the lowest I have weighed in about three years, maybe even four. Mr. W. ( yes he is back on the scene) is all worried that I will weigh less than him in a couple of weeks, which makes me giggle. It’s been years since I weighed less than my partner.

I really need to start working out more regularly. Now that my anaemia is much better, not 100% gone but a lot better, I really should commit a bit more to my workouts. Going to do some Yoga I think, this might just help my knackered rotator cuff too, as swimming is becoming a bit of a nightmare because of it. I enjoy the swims, but Christ are they painful and the night after it is particularly painful despite heat treatment etc..  Other than that I am fine healthwise. I have a lot more energy, now that I actually have some blood to pump around my body and I feel really motivated. Let’s hope everything stays as well as it is going now 🙂

Zauberball Sock Yarn- I’m in love!

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I have joined a group on Facebook called Nadelspiel. It’s a German group about knitting and crochet etc and there I have always seen people talk about a Zauberball. So I got nosey and decided to google it and see what all the hype is about and OMG I was in love.

A Zauberball is a ball of sock yarn in the most amazing colours. You can get them in all sorts of combinations and not just use them for socks. See below what I have come up with.

It’s not finished yet as I am waiting for more yarn to come in at my local shop but yes, it will be a gorgeous shawl once it’s finished. Thinking about working in some beads around the edges, just not sure on the colour. Advice always welcome 🙂

So if you are now just as curious as I got when I heard of the Zauberball then just have a little google for your nearest dealer.

One word of warning though, the yarn is pretty thin so it’s more something for patient knitters and crocheters, but the colour changes are so much fun that the time just flies past.