Thursday, 2 February 2012

Catching Up

Hello darlings.  Once again I must apologise for my lack of blog posting.  It's been pretty full on here with one thing or another and things only seem to have calmed down during the last couple of days.  I've also had a bit of a 'blockage' with my blogging mojo of late.  It's difficult isn't it when your days are so tied up with working full time that there is very little inspiration for anything of note to blog about  - I'm sure you don't really need to know just how boring my workadays are on a regular basis and that's how it's been.  Sleep, work, home, sleep!  Doesn't make for exciting reading does it?

In order to kick my blogging into a more regular event, I intend to feature more about my weight loss journey and share some recipes with you.  I can also share some wedding plans with you too!

Well - the weight loss is going ok.   I have a huge amount to lose but hopefully, as we're planning to get married in September 2013 I shall have plenty of time to kick myself into shape.  I'm doing the Slimming World plan as it's a plan that I've had success with in the past.  In 2006 I was about 5 stones heavier than I am now.  I've managed to keep that weight off, but needed to get myself back into the right frame of mind to begin the losing again.  I'm not really into the whole 'class' thing but to be honest I've been pleasantly surprised this time and find myself looking forward to each weekly session.  A four pound loss this week takes me to 1 stone 3 and a half pounds since two weeks before Xmas so I'm more than happy with that.  Slow and steady wins the race.

This was our lunch yesterday - zingy pan seared scallops over hot potato salad dressed with lime, chilli and coriander dressing.  Eye popping flavours and no 'syn' value at all.  This is a recipe I'll definitely be re-using from time to time! (not too often tho cos of the ridiculous price of bliddy scallops - these were a cheaper bag of frozen ones!!)  Sorry the pic is a bit blurry - it was taken on my phone.

Man and I have been off work this week, snaffling some 'us' time with some annual leave.  It's been blissful!  We went to a wedding fayre on Sunday and then on Tuesday we went out and about looking at venues.  We think we've decided.  More on that tomorrow.

In the meantime, here's a pic of my beautiful engagement ring!! Not that I'm biased or anything!! ;)

Imbolc Blessings to you all (albeit a little belated).  Isn't it wonderful that the nights are slooooowwly beginning to draw out.  These long dark nights do not agree with my equilibrium at all.  They make me sleepy and sluggish and I get irritated with my lack of motivation.  I've never been one to want to sleep all the time but just lately I hate getting out of bed and as soon as I get home I'm dreaming of falling back in to it!  I'm listening to my body and allowing myself some down time during this period in the hope that when the lighter nights arrive, I'm suitably refreshed to get out there and DO something!  As Imbolc celebrates the awakening of the land - I'm just hoping that I awaken too!

Love Love <3


  1. Lovely to see a post from you Kim :o)
    Congratulations on the weight loss - I know how difficult it can be...
    Love your beautiful ring!
    Looking forward to seeing all your plans :o)
    Rose H

  2. John (above) is doing well, so why not you. It's all to do with WILL POWER, not dieting. Happy belated Imbolc to you too; hope you managed to gather firewood. We did.

  3. Well done with your weight loss (I love scallops too!). Your ring is very pretty, I love the unusual shape. You must be getting very excited now!

    ps you will need to amend your "about me" section, to "I live in newly betrothed bliss" :-D

  4. Glad I'm not the only one 'dragging butt' lately. LOL

    Ring is sooo pretty! :)


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