Thursday, 26 July 2012

Housey Housey

This January will mark 5 years that I've been in my flat.  It's the longest time I've lived anywhere in a decade. I don't think I've ever really settled back into living here though, after 6 months of hostels and bedsits I think it's taken until now for my brain to really comprehend the fact that we're here on a permanent basis right now.

In these 5 years I've painted the bathroom (a vile fuchsia, that needs repainting a.s.a.p) and the kitchen (a lovely green that I adore.)... the hallway has been re-papered (and needs it again many thanks to the evil cat-sat cats)... I've got 7 weeks summer holiday right now with my little lady, and in this summer holiday I want to get the lounge painted, and the bathroom redone. last to be done will be the bedrooms. 

Current plans are thus:

Bathroom - whatever colour strikes my fancy. Something pastel. Not noxious fuchsia (bubblegum pink my left tit)
Lounge - cream. I have dark wood flooring, so a nice cream wall will open up the front room, and leave us with many options as far as accessorising/ dressing the room is concerned.
Hallway - redo wallpaper where needed (get help for this, I can't wallpaper for toffee!) and possibly paint it. (I have that white woodchip wallpaper right now)
My room - 2 walls turquoise, 2 walls cream
Abbie's room - 2 walls lilac, 2 walls cream

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

So,  I gained 1lb. I expected it, I'm not going to punish myself for it. I've eaten sensibly today, and worked my butt off with 3 hours in the swimming pool. Abbie can now swim with just a float, from the kid who was too nervous to let go of me in the pool at 12.30 to this kid going solo by 3pm, it's amazing. I'm so proud of her. I also managed to swim 50 metres for the first time ever. I'm not the worlds strongest swimmer (not by a long shot), and I suck at using my legs to swim, so swimming 50m just using my arms is pretty cool.

I'm looking forward to next weeks swimming session, and to Saturdays Walk on the downs.

Next time, I'll be blogging about housey things, including some horror pictures of how messy this place has got....

If you bite it, write it....and I bit it, so I writ it.

I've been doing Weightwatchers for 3 months now, and I'm doing ok, I've lost 1 1/2 stones, it's coming off slowly at the moment, I've hit a slump with my loss, my own fault, a complete lack of get up and go is really frustrating me.

So I'm starting fresh today. I have swimming costumes and towels in my rucksack already, and after I've weighed in, and attended the meeting, the kiddo and I are heading off down to our local leisure centre for a swim. I'm going to try and swim once a week during the summer holiday, and we're pencilling in a walk in the downs to take some photos too. We did it last summer and had tonnes of fun, so we ought to do it again while the weather permits.

My weigh in is in 2 1/2 hours, I'll be back to update with loss/gain after swimming.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fresh Start

After I post this I am deleting all my previous entries, and starting a fresh.

I'm making changes in my life, and I want this blog to be the chronicle of change.

Things I've done lately :

Joined Weightwatchers
Actively started decluttering...not that you'd know it from the state of my flat.
Taking time out to improve on my mental health. I'm still trying to avoid medication at all costs.