Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Happy New Year ..... a little late!

Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Hubs and I had a quiet Christmas just us and the dogs but we really enjoyed ourselves! The morning was spent watching my Christmas presents of Peter Kay and Alan Carr's new DVDs. I laughed so hard my face hurt and I had to go and have a nap!

We don't do Christmas lunch due to my stomach still being unable most days to tolerate food before around 4pm. So after Hubs had taken the dogs out the Christmas dinner was cooked. Hubs decided to not have Turkey this year and had nut roast instead. I'm vegetarian and its a pain having to cook two Christmas Dinners. It was delicious but there was far too much of it.

On Boxing day Amanda and Ellie came over for a few hours and we had a natter and watched yet more TV! It was nice to have a little gathering although hubs was out numbered with Frankie being the only other male in the house and his conversational skills aren't up to much! On the 27th another friend popped over for a few hours, so we have been social butterflies over the festive period!

New Years Eve was good as Ellie came over and we had a curry followed by Banoffee Pie. I followed Simon Rimmers recipe and it was delicious! I don't really like Banofee pie but I enjoyed this one. I was supposed to be seeing my parents on January 2nd but unfortunately I came down with the cold that both Ellie and hubs had been suffering with before Christmas. I felt absolutely dreadful and spent most of last week in bed.

Hubs has started his diet with the aim of losing 5 stone over the next 12 months. He has a bet on with his manager. If hubs does it the boss pays for us to have a slap up meal at Tanners in Plymouth. If he doesn't do it he has to give £50 to the Bosses charity of choice. This was hubs plan last year before the car crash and then everything went to pot. We are hoping that he manages to stay on track this year.

The first week of his diet ends tomorrow and so far he has lost 9lb. We are hoping another pound falls off him by tomorrow so that its a nice 10lb for his first week. He really loses weight quite easily and never loses less that 3-4lb per week. The only problem he has is sticking on the diet even when he is doing so well. I am trying to eat more healthily too but despite sticking to soup and a few slices of bread I have stayed the same. At least I'm not eating the rubbish I was having before but I think my metabolism is screwed after not being able to eat and then eating and then it swinging between the two. I'm the heaviest I have been in years and I absolutely hate it.

I haven't been up to much this week as my blood pressure has been very low and its been leaving me completely wiped out and nauseous. My EDS is also playing up my hips are killing me and feel like its bone grinding against bone every time I move.

So that's my first post of 2012. I wish it was a little more exciting! Thanks for reading xx

4 comments:

Em said...

hi rachel

good luck to your husband.

who would of thought picking up a simple cold would lay us both low. stupid immue system. hope you get over it soon. take care. xxx

minx said...

Happy New year to you too babe,

So glad you had a nice xmas and were able to enjoy some company! Hope you have a much better 2012!
Thinking of you always, Minxy xxx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi rachel .. glad you both had a reasonable time .. and excellent news that you're both aiming to lose weight - can do no harm ... though it's tough to do. I must lose some too .. lots of walking for me and as you say better eating.

Hope your year eases things .. with thoughts Hilary

Rachel said...

Happy New Year!

Sounds like you and Jay had a lovely holiday...Good luck on the weight loss project...I keep saying I'll start again tomorrow, I need to get my butt moving again.

Wishing you lots of health and happiness in the New Year...