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Monday, 28 April 2014


I ain't partial to spiders in general but there webs are fascinating in the right weather conditions. Today in the woods there was a damp harr. Camera did not do them justice. 

First ladybird of the year!

Summer is coming!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Woods "springing" alive

It's ace to see the pale greens of new growth appearing back after winter.  Pics from the usual dog walk woods.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Inspire me....

 There has been some viral posts, mean post and stuff on the web but I saw this in bed this morning and it seriously got to me. I, heart of steel, shed a wee tear. Maybe cause it cuts close to home and it could be me running. I am so so dam slow. It's only week two and I am pretty sure I could walk faster than I run. The running style in this describes me to a tee. Saying that however something about it inspired me to keep at it. Running again tomorrow with my ever patient husband who inspires me and boots my ass out the door.

“To the fatty running on the Westview track this afternoon:

You, whose feet barely lift off the ground as you trudge around the track. You, who keeps to the outside lane, footslogging in the wrong direction. You, who stops for water breaks every lap, and who would probably stop twice a lap if there were bleachers on both sides. You, whose gaze drops to your feet every time we pass. You, whose sweat drenches your body after you leave, completing only a single, 20-minute mile.

There’s something you should know: You f**ing rock.

“Every shallow step you take, you carry the weight of more than two of me, clinging to your bones, begging to be shaken off. Each lap you run, you’re paying off the debt of another midnight snack, another desser, another beer. It’s 20 degrees outside, but you haven’t let that stop your regimen. This isn’t your first day out here, and it certainly won’t be your last. You’ve started a journey that lasts a lifetime, and you’ve started it at least 12 days before your New Year’s resolution kicks in. You run without music, and I can only imagine the mantras running through your mind as you heave your ever-shrinking mass around the next lap. Let’s go, feet. Shut up, legs. F**k off, fat. If you’d only look up from your feet the next time we pass, you’d see my gaze has no condescension in it.

“I have nothing but respect for you. You’ve got this.”

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

First week results are in!

Well it was weigh in night tonight. After being back on slimming world for a week and taking up jogging it was crunch time! Every day since I started it I was either running the C25k app or walking a few miles. Dieting was ok, could of watched it a bit better. 

LOST 2 POUNDS! Delighted!!

Pic is of my evening meal tonight. I always eat before I get weighted. This was home make pork meat balls with salad, grated beetroot, carrots and boiled eggs with a small helping of ceasers dressing. I love a salad that has a hot content in it.
Will keep at it for next week!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

First week of running completed

After starting my couch to 5k this week I am chuffed to say I completed my first week. Read some good tips before today's run about slowing it right down, then when i had slowed it down, to slow it down some more. That was three in my first week. Happy happy! 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Woodland walk.

Lovely spring day. App said I burnt over 500 calories! Never walking in a skirt again though. Can't be done with the wee steps.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Slimming World again

So it is beginning ......again, again again! God dammit, sometimes I am such a failure. I started this blog way way back when I started slimming world the first time! Having lost 1 stone 10 pounds I have gained all but 2 pounds back on. So want to slap myself.  I tried calorie counting but it didn't work for me. What does is sensible eating and exercise.
So.....instead back to it. Rejoined last night starting fresh. After the meeting I went straight to the supermarket. 

Buckle up! It's going to get messy!

My supermarket shop

Had cous cous for my lunch today.

Monday, 7 April 2014

First run....again

Well today saw my first run (AGAIN). I am going to follow the NHS couch to 5k podcast. Just need to get some head phones that stay in my lugs as I run! 

Me after the first 30 min run.

So going to loose the weight as 17 weeks today I am heading to Spain! Viva Espana! 

Every ready runni g buddy that is Frodo. Complete with stick.

My husband doing his "sexy look while stretching"......

Bit more stretching for Mike. 

Stunning scenery to run in to be honest.