How you doing? Sorry I’ve just discovered ‘Episodes’ – how you smelling? Fantastic.
Anyways, I’m good thanks and have had a busy old week. Last Sunday was the first of the baby showers I have this month. The weather was amazing and the mothers to be, Jane and Ella, both radiant. We had such a great time, although I feel I may have scared Jane to the core with my tales of new motherhood. I’m sorry if I did Jane. I’m an honest person by nature, but I did come away thinking I needn’t have been quite so honest in this instance 😉 . I have also had two BBQs this week, one at home and one at a friends, and have discovered that BBQing is the perfect medium for Slimming World! I made burgers (two flavours), spicy veggie and prawn kebabs, red pepper hummus and hot coleslaw all syn free. My friends kindly bought syn free potato salad and cous cous salad and Hayley, the cake monster, made low syn SW Carrot Cake. We ate like gods I tell you and we had the biggest fun! And like I said last week, it’s all about the laughs you have!
I was pretty confident about weigh in this week and yet, do you know what? As I waited to get on the scales I was suddenly incredibly nervous. I was shaking in fact. What’s that all about?! This is my 46th week and I still get nervous. I guess that means I still care? I don’t know. Anyway I was very relieved to see I’d lost 1.5lb. Total loss is now 5 stone 9.5lb (79.5lb). It wasn’t quite the 2lb I was aiming for, but after having such an amazing weekend, I’ll take it.
I had another exciting signal that things are a changing this week. My wedding and engagement rings have slowly been getting bigger and bigger as my fingers have been getting smaller and smaller. A couple of weeks ago I threw a ball to my son and my engagement ring went flying off into the garden. It scared me so much I went and bought a ring clip to keep it safely on my finger. However it soon became apparent that this would only be a temporary measure, especially as the clip kept scratching both Oscar and the ring itself. So I decided to bite the bullet and have it resized – 3 sizes smaller, dont you know. Well I picked it up last Saturday and O.M.G. Not only had they managed to resize and reshape the ring and polish it to an amazing shine, the diamonds now look bigger as there’s less platinum showing on either side. Score! They did such an amazing job, I’m having my wedding ring done now too and I’ll be picking up right in time for our 6th wedding anniversary! All together now – ahhhhh!
This picture shows not only what I mean about the diamonds (and who doesn’t want bigger diamonds 😉 ) but also the difference in my hands. Not only are they so much leaner, they just look so much healthier! And to me they look happier. Yep, I may be crazy, but I honestly think the pudgy, pasty hands on the left look sad compared to the leaner, tanned hands on the right. I guess that reflects how much happier I am in my life these days. And how much time I now spend out of doors!
So despite having another baby shower this weekend (we’re going for afternoon tea with all the tempting cakes and associated loveliness that brings), I still want to reach my 6 Stone award before the 21st. So I think I will enjoy in moderation and let the pregnant lady have most of my share. For all she’s about to go through, it seems only fair 😉
Have a great week