Monday, 6 May 2013

Losing Weight to be Fit and Fabulous

I got a fright the other day when I weighed myself as I hadn't done it in awhile.  I was 169lbs, which was a shock to me, I have never been this heavy before, even when I was pregnant with my daughters.  So I decided that it is now or never.  I started cutting down on sugary treats and pop and became more active.  Today I weighed my self and I was 166.4lbs, which means I'm already over a couple lbs down already.  I have took some photos for a before picture and here they are.

My aim for the next 30 days is to combine the 30 day squat challenge and the 30 AB challenge.  Hopefully after the 30 days I will be down to 160lbs, well this is my aim.  So today I have to do 50 squats, 15 sit-ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises and a 10s plank.  This should be easy enough.  Here is the links to the challenges I am doing. 30 day ABS challenge and the 30 day squat challenge  I hope other people will join in and try and get fit and fabulous with me.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Catching up, Cooking and Waiting for Snow (18/01/2013)

The last few days I have been trying to catch u on all my Tv programmes that I like.  The three series I have been watching so far are Revenge, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast.  I have managed to to complete the series of Beauty and the Beast and I am about 2/3rds of the way through the first series of Revenge and Hart of Dixie.  I am really enjoying them and during the weekend I want to hopefully catch up on Arrow and Bones as well.  I will get there, it's just I don't have that much time for myself.

All day we have been waiting for good snowfall as the girls really want to go outside and play and make snowmen.  Luckily at about 5 o'clock it started to snow and it looked like it was going to snow all night and leave us with a good couple of inches of snow for the next day.  I am honestly not a big fan of the snow but I love watching children play in it.  Plus this will be my youngest first proper big snow where she have chance to have some fun in it.  So I will have the camera at the ready for lots of snowy filled pics.

For dinner I decided to try a new recipe and it is a very simple one.  Yes I found it pinterest again, but they have so many good ones to try.  It's called Braided Spaghetti Bread and looked really delicious so I thought I would give it a go.  All it is, is a bread dough rolled out and you put in the middle cooked spaghetti with a sauce you like.  I had added a little bit of turkey mince to add some extra flavour then add some mozzarella on top of the spaghetti and braid the dough on top.  I then added garlic butter on top with Parmesan and baked in the oven for 20 minutes at 180oC.  This is what mine turned out like.

I think it turned out pretty well, it also tasted pretty good but I think next time I make it I might go for a different sauce.  This is the link to the recipe that I tried to copy  Hope you have fun trying this if you fancy it.

Bye for now
J x

Friday, 11 January 2013


At some times in our lives we go through some difficult times. At the moment I am going through some money problem and this is causing me some difficulties. I don't have a lot of money and I need to pay off 3 credit cards.  I am at my limit on two of them and I am struggling to pay them on time. My number one plan now is to get at least 100 off each card over the next thirty days. I plan on doing this by selling some unwanted things. I am also going to get back to doing surveys and writing reviews.  I really need to get this sorted or I'm going to let down my girls. I really don't want to dissapoint them and they need me to do well for them. I want to be able to give them whatever they want and I will have this sorted by the end of the year. Also I will like I said in one of my previous posts by trying to claim back my ppi

Bye for today
J x

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Lazy Dayz

Today I had a lazy day as my youngest daughter woke me up at 5 and never went back to sleep.  By the time it was 7 o'clock I had a bad headache and felt like doing nothing, so my partner took my littlest one out to see her pops so I could get some peace and quiet and get rid of my headache.  While they were out I managed to watch an episode of Revenge.  I am about half way through the first series and really enjoying it.  I also watched the latest episode of the Big Bang Theory which gave me a good giggle.

This afternoon I felt a little disappointed with myself as I hadn't been out the house all day so I popped to the shop to pick a couple of items for tea and wanted to check an app I had downloaded for my phone.  It is called map my walk, it looks good so far but I will let you know what I think when I have used it more.

Me and the girls put the music channel on before they went to bed and had a little dance around and I realized how much I missed listening to music. I want to try and listen to it more and maybe have fun dancing with the girls more often.

Bye bye for now

J x

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

More Plans

I have some more plans.  Today we finally got some ink for our printer and I can finally get some things done that I have been meaning to do for at least the last six months.  First up I want to reclaim hopefully the ppi on two of my credit cards.  I am going to get the forms printed off ( I got these from  Hopefully I will get my money back,  I did it a couple of years ago on my loan and managed to pay off the loan and get some extra money.  I'm hoping this will pay off the credit cards or at least get them way down so it is easier to get rid of them.

The second thing I would like to do is make a custom recipe folder for all the recipes I have tried and loved.  I have started typing them up, so some are ready to go.  I'm going to add a picture of the finished product then file them into my new folders.  I am going to start these projects next week.

Today I have another night at college, which I'm really looking forward to. It's just a nice little break where I get to do something for me and hang out with people who want to do the same.  Were just doing french manicures again tonight and some theory.

I am struggling today with the temptation of something sweet.  I really want something but I haven't given in yet.  I just want a big bite of chocolate but I'm going to try to be good.

Bye for now

J x

Monday, 7 January 2013

A little Shorty

Only a short one today I'm afraid. I haven't done much today as it was my eldest ones first day back at school.

I have kept to my diet today though, so I have had no pop or sweets today. I did way myself this morning and I have only lost half a pound. I'm going to try harder this week and see if I can lose a little more then this next week.

I also started back at college this week which I'm really happy about. We are doing manicures and I'm really enjoying it. I love learning all these new skills bit I'm unsure whether to start a YouTube channel with what I am learning.  It's just a thought at this point.

Bye, bye for now

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Family and My Pinterest Addiction

I have spent most of today at my mums house with the girls.  We usually go there every Sunday for our dinner and for the girls to play.  Also so I can get a little break, my mum does all the chasing around instead of me.  We had a lovely Sunday lunch today and I was good and didn't over indulge, especially with the crackling.  I usually finish the whole plate but today I only had two small pieces.  Healthy eating for the win.

I also want to talk about my little addiction to Pinterest.  I have already mentioned that I use the site in previous posts.  If anybody is a member I am sure they will understand.  Let me start by explaining what pinterest is, it is a website where you create boards and you pin pictures to them but if you click on the pictures they will send you to the link where they came from.  I have a few boards, from recipes I want to try, crafts, animal photos, words and art.  I find this website so useful, especially all the recipes.  In fact I found so many recipes that I had to buy some extra equipment so I could try them.  This is mainly a slow cooker or crock pot in the USA.  I have tried a few already and they are fantastic.  The thing is you find so many things to try that you need to find time to try them all.  Please let me know if you use the site and what your thoughts are as I have only heard positive things about.

Goodbye for now.

J x