Wednesday 18 January 2012

January 18th 2012

Well things have been chugging along here. Ive been up and down due to low blood pressure and being very tired.

Last week my dog Willow jumped on me and managed to dislocate my elbow, preventing me using the computer for a few days. I was very lucky as it popped back in immediately but it made such a cracking noise hubs thought I must have broken it.

Hubs diet is going very well and hes now lost 12lb in 2 weeks. He lost 11lb the first week and 1lb this week. Hes been quite frustrated by having only a 1lb loss this week and has been like a diva with the bathroom scales. Apparently they don't work, the batteries are going or they simply don't like him!

 It was even worse when they showed a 3lb gain one day last week! Oh my god the drama! I had to explain to him that he would have needed to eat around 9,000 calories extra to gain that in one day and it was simply fluid retention! Its like having a teenage girl in the house who is a slave to the scales. It does provide endless entertainment for me especially as not really having lost anything the first week I suddenly lost 4lb and then another 1lb two days later. Breaking the news to hubs was hilarious after he had told me the scales must be broken!!!

Hubs has now rearranged his bedroom ( we sleep in separate rooms due to his snoring and my erratic sleeping patterns) and has now got the treadmill out that was bought for him 2 years ago and was only used once in that time! Since Sunday he has been using it everyday for 20minutes alternating between jogging and brisk walking. You can already see the difference in his body shape. He was complaining last night that his trousers at work are falling down!

He can't order any new work uniform as they are on a budget freeze with the end of the financial year coming. At present there are members of staff having to wear their own clothes in as the uniform just isn't being replaced. This week end I may have to look at his trousers and see if there is any way that I could take them in. I'm no seamstress so I am reluctant to mess about with things I know little about!

So thats all my news from this crazy household! xx

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