Both the ponies and I have been having a right old day of it! :-(

I arrived at the field to find them all hidden in a hedge and shivering…so that was that…in they came to massive warm beds, fleecy rugs, huge haynets with more hay on the floor and big dinners made with boiling water to warm their tummies up! I am not sure that this kind of thing works, but it made me feel better! :-)

Before the horses though, there were tantrums. I am not pleased to be back and was just being a madam this morning…but that’s life really…back to reality now!

We headed to Asda, and given that the theme of my holiday was to challenge myself, I thought that it would be a good idea to walk around Asda on a jam-packed Sunday. So I got out of the car and started to walk towards the shop, only to have my other half tell me that he had forgotten the wallet. Back home it was – not without a few heated words along the way – and after picking up the wallet, it was Asda Part II.

I got stared at a couple of times, but people are always going to look at other people…it is human nature I think to size other people up…back to that old caveman ‘friend or foe’ thing that I have spoken about before. I have gotten to the stage where I really don’t give a shit now…I just waltzed down the aisles with my head held high! If people don’t like what they see, they can stop looking – and it says far more about them than it does about me if they feel the need to make stupid comments. I almost wished that someone had done today though, so I could take my ‘I am not in Scotland anymore’ frustration out on them! ;-)

My horses were treated to a little present of a stew pack each…a few parsnips, carrots and a swede…I kept the onions as they don’t really like them. These were enjoyed with their warm dinners.

I was pretty impressed with myself today really. Not only did I brave Asda, but I also managed two visits to the horses – during which I got them out of muddy fields, sorted dinners, hay, water, rugs…last year I was only able to watch other people do this for me. It was such a sad situation and I am so bloody glad to have shifted 16st. Irrespective of the other 16st I have to lose, my life now is so much better!

My other half told me how impressed he was with me…and relieved I think, as he doesn’t like handling the horses – which is courtesy of my Welsh Cob scarring him for life after a rather lively day of showing where he spent most of his time with all four hooves off the ground! My other half will only ‘chat’ to him if there is a stable door or a fence between them now. So yes, he is really pleased with my progress and is as supportive as he has always been.

In order to continue trying to do more around the house, and not spending so my time with my arse glued to the sofa, I got home and made lunch and did some tidying up. I then headed off to the horses on my own and left him watching football, and came back in from the pouring rain and made dinner – it was quite a simple dinner though…but shush…he doesn’t need to know that! ;-)

I was pretty bloody cold after getting back from the stables…pyjamas, a fleecy blanket, peppermint tea and the dog keeping my feet warm is the line up for this evening. I also managed to hold off on watching the final season of 24…so treated myself to two episodes last night and will be watching a couple more tonight.

That’s it for today then – back to the routine of project work tomorrow…and my first day on my new uni course on Wednesday…exciting! :-)

Breakfast: Fruit.

20131013-173302.jpgLunch: Burgers! (2 x HEA and 2 x HEB).

20131013-173335.jpgDinner: Chilli beef and butternut squash stir fry.

20131013-182737.jpgSnacks: Fruit.

20131013-182819.jpgA lovely food day today – started and finished with fruit! Lunch had to be burgers…I had survived without them for two weeks, but really needed a cheesy-burgery treat today. Dinner was lush and so simple – a pack of Thai butternut squash stir fry mix, and a packet of sweet chilli shredded beef from the chiller cabinets – both from Asda, and cooked and ready within ten minutes…my kind of meal!

Exercise: A walk around Asda and two horsey visits with lots of chores! :-)

Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful week!

Weight Loss Bitch xxx


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