I love my Mr WLB, I really do…but sometimes…;-)
Those little things that you love at the beginning of a relationship – such as the cute way he used to whistle without realising that he was doing so – begin to grate on you after a while. Now, when I hear that whistle…
Anyway, we were chatting in bed last night about irritating things. He finds the fact that I am always right (his words, not mine!) really irritating…he also hates his ‘water boy’ status – I still have a habit of asking him to top up my water bottle…even though I can do it now without a problem. He doesn’t like me breathing in a certain way when I don’t like things…such as the theatre choices he has made recently…apparently I have a ‘way’ of breathing that indicates my dislike!
He finds my driving a bit too aggressive at times – I call it proactive and risk averse! He counts the times that I use the ‘C’ word about other drivers…I don’t think that this particularly irritates him, but it irritates me that he counts!
This is something that irritates me too…
At this moment in time I was waiting for an answer to a question that I had asked four times…he didn’t notice me taking the picture, and was oblivious to my question. He tells me that he sometimes blocks my voice out and that, to him, I sound like the teacher from Charlie Brown….wah wah wah, wah wah, wah wah wah!
I wonder if we will ever make that wedding date that we haven’t even set yet?!
The following is a little ‘irritant montage’ (which sounds like some sort of sexually transmitted disease!) – I shall explain…
The first item is his beloved Radox. What you can’t see is that this picture is really eight bottles wide. He currently has eight bottles in use. His justification for clogging up the edge of the bath is that he chooses his scent depending upon his mood – sometimes it’s a relaxation and sleep inducing bath, or depending upon the intensity of his gym workouts – sometimes it is a muscle soak or a muscle therapy bath! Why on earth he can’t use just one bottle – okay, I will grant him two bottles…as I currently have Lady Gaga shower gel and Lush’s Snow Fairy on the go – but eight…that’s just excessive!
The second picture is a plate. Nothing unusual I guess. But look at the minuscule amount of vegetables on that plate…a mouthful at best. Now I realise that I am in no position to give eating advice – clearing my plate has always been an issue…I do it far too quickly! But come on. This for me is just a manufacturing nightmare. When I worked in manufacturing we were always trying to lean our processes and this is just not lean…it adds two steps to the clearing up process – finding a carrier bag for rubbish (as we don’t have a bin in my kitchen…I hate kitchen bins!) and then scraping the plate! He rarely does this with pizza though…interesting that the pizza gets eaten in it’s entirety!
Then we have an empty loo-roll tube. I often get treated to empty loo-rolls…at a crucial moment when I need tissue the most. It drives me crazy – if you use the last bit, then get a new one out. He also leaves the empty ones on the floor. I once refused – without telling him I was refusing – to clean them up. We reached six empty loo-roll tubes on the floor before I caved in and cleaned up. Be thankful that I didn’t take a picture of the nice little watering can like sprinkles that I often get treated to around the toilet on our high-shine wooden bathroom floor!
And finally, we have the little wristband from the gym. Most people put these in the bin after a workout…or in the box marked ‘Used Wristbands’…but not Mr WLB. He takes them off in the car, in the lounge, in the bathroom, in the bedroom…and just leaves them lying wherever he drops them…argh!
Have I said that I love him dearly though?!
I will await a response from Mr WLB that he will no doubt want me to share with you.
That’s it for today really. I got thinking about irritating things on the back of a ‘meh’ day. I have had a bit of criticism from people recently, as you are aware of, and it sometimes make me wonder if this whole blogging thing is worth it. As I have said, what you see is what you get…and so the criticism does make me question myself at times at this really is me! But ‘feck it’ as they say. Nobody forces you to read – I just find it strange, as I have never felt the need to send anything but positive praise towards people who are making life changes…it’s not like I am encouraging unhealthy weight loss methods, slaughtering animals, or eating children, is it?!
I woke up and headed to the gym. I wasn’t really feeling it as I had not had a great night. A text from a friend woke me up at 1.25am…then I woke up again needing a wee at 2.10am…then Mr WLB got up at 4.30am for a ciggie and a wee – which woke the dog up, so she was mooching too…then the dog started her mooching proper at 6.00am…so it wasn’t a very restful night at all.
It was upper body day at the gym – a new program for me to try. It was okay – my arms feel an inch or two longer after some side bends with rather heavy dumbells…but I am sure they will feel even worse after tomorrow’s personal training session.
Tonight has been great – I have been and spoken at another couple of Slimming World groups. I have met some more wonderful people who are also trying to make changes for the better in order to lead a healthy life…everyone trying to do this is bloody amazing – as it’s far easier to sit and ignore it and end up in a situation such as the one I found myself in.
And now for bed!
Breakfast: Magic pancakes with chopped banana (5 syns).
I was a little lax yesterday and so forgot to soak my oats! So it was pancakes for brekkie. I soaked my oats in a toffee Muller Light, then mixed in three eggs, and cooked them – well, Mr WLB cooked them as he is great at these…they end up looking like scrambled egg when I try and do them! Lunch was good. I had a couple of the B-Free wraps left, so used some refried beans as a paste to stick my edamame bean salad too – and then made some normal salad to go with it. Dinner was a weird combo – but surprisingly nice…beetroot salad with a jacket sweet potato, cheese, salad and a couple of boiled eggs. My snacks are a new find – mini pretzel bags for 5 syns each.
Exercise: I can’t remember how long I was in there exactly – I was definitely 15 minutes on the elliptical machines, 15 minutes on the hand bike and about 40 minutes of upper body weights.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx