What fun I have had today!
First up was a Saturday morning Slimming World group for one of my talks. I don’t usually see Saturday mornings at that time…the roads were so clear!
Another great bunch of people all trying to make changes to their lives. I find everyone’s story inspiring and it’s great to get to chat to people at the end. Although today was a bit of a rush as a kids birthday party were threatening to flatten us all…so I didn’t get my usual airtime and somehow feel that I missed loads out that would have been useful for people. The stuff about the mind and how to make those changes!
But I promised to respond to messages and emails if there were any questions, and between babysitting, this is exactly what I have been doing! It’s the least I could do to be honest given that they listened to me through my snot-filled nose and croaky voice.
After group I headed to see the horses. The weather was awful – hammering down with rain – and I felt so bad for them…I went all soft and bought them inside to cosy stables full of hay and a good feed…only to drive off as the sun began to blaze down. So I ended up having to head back later on and let them out again!
I had time to get to the shops and grab lunch before heading off for a babysitting session. I adore spending time with my niece and nephew and today has been no exception. Although my niece is ‘into 1D’ she tells me…and blames it all on me as we watched them on MTV months ago…so I have been 1D’d out today.
We had a day of crafts – making fiddly bloody elastic band bracelets – which was actually quite good fun when I got the hang of it…much like most things in life I guess! Here are the results of our labour…
I had invited the old lady from down the road over for a cup of tea. She loves the kids, and can often go for days without speaking to anyone – and I have been so busy this week that I thought it would be good to combine everything. So we had a lovely afternoon and she was playing with the bracelets and crafts too.
My Dad popped over as well, and he and my nephew fixed a toybox which meant boys toys…my nephew was in his element drilling and fixing things. He usually gets his little tool kit out to ‘fix’ my knees after I have been to the gym!
We then had dinner duty – followed by poorly tummies for some reason…so that made for an entertaining pre-bed bathroom moment! Despite not wanting children of my own, I am bloody learning how to deal with kid things! My nephew went to bed and my niece convinced me to let her stay up…which I didn’t mind at all. I am usually very strict with the bedtime routine, but we were going to relax and make more flipping bracelets.
It ended up that we watched the final of Britain’s Got Talent. A five year old has serious opinions…Lettice can’t be posh as she’s got messy hair, Yanis and his crew were dressed too serious…honestly, it was like watching with Simon Cowell! Her favourites are Bars and Melody who rap about bullying. When she watched Paddy dancing…well, her eyes nearly popped out of her head!
An interesting and fun-filled day. I bloody love my family! Mr WLB managed to come and spend some time with them, which was fab. They love him to bits. My nephew was rather entertaining today. He’s going through a phase of copying people – here is his impression of my Mum when she gives him one of her ‘looks’…
He then thought it would be amusing to dance around with his boy-parts on show…he’s at that age where this starts to get amusing for boys…and I don’t think that ever stops – I know Mr WLB likes to dance around with a bit of air on his bits every now and again!
Before I get myself into trouble, I am going to call it a night!
Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.
A delicious food day! My usual brekkie was followed by the river cobbler which I just microwave…the whole meal was ready within 20 minutes. I chop and microwave the butternut squash and veggies to soften them, and then oven cooked them quickly – so simple but really tasty. My dinner was immense – seriously! I used my HEA and HEB choices – of which I get two of each as I am on an Original day – to make steak’n’cheese rolls…I think I was subconsciously craving a Subway! I used some thin sliced lean beef, fried red onion and mushroom, and melted LowLow over the top. Then I made my own coleslaw with a pack mix from Asda – adding garlic, lemon juice, lighter than light mayo, and a bit of fat free Greek yogurt. I finished it all off with some roasted sweet peppers. And my pudding was lush…as ever!
Exercise: Nothing…apart from shifting water troughs and trying to stay upright in the mud with a Welsh Cob dragging me along!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx