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Tuesday: The Marshland Chronicles

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let's see how I did on Tuesday:

Water: 8
Fruit and Veg: 9
Calories: in range
Carbs: 3 over
Fat: in range
Protein: in range

A REALLY good eating day! :-)

Weight: 13 stone 3 pounds

Exercise:

Walkies! I haven't added in strength training this week because of still hurting, but I hope to add that in next week.

We had an interesting hour and a half walk through the boggier parts of Highwoods on Tuesday. :-)

I thought I would let Sophie lead the way and see where we went, and it was fun. I had to take charge eventually or we'd have never got home, but anyway...

When we got through the tunnel...



rather than follow the usual path or walk up the field, we turned right and headed along the edge of the marsh...



The frost still had a good grip where the sun hadn't penetrated and there were a lot of icy puddles to negotiate...



Rather than walk a circuit of the field...



Sophie took me along the bottom of it...



until we reached a gap in the hedge with a muddy path leading to a bridge...



over a tiny stream that fed part of the marsh...



When we crossed the bridge the park opened up into an area of little copses, and a human-sized rabbit warren of paths...



We followed the 'Circular Route' signposts to try and stay vaguely on track, but I very soon realised that the second bridge over the marsh was not in the direction we were headed...



And looking to the left, in the general direction I expected to find the bridge, all I could see was a steep, and thoroughy slippery-looking muddy path that I did not trust myself to stay upright on if we attempted it...



So, not fancying a muddy and numb bum, we continued up the hill, and took the next left turn, which looked a little more promising...



That path reached a boggy field, about 20 yards from the marsh footpath and bridge I had been aiming for. We had slightly overshot the runway...



Figuring that the boggy field might be the lesser of two evils, that steep, muddy, slippery slope being the other option, we opened the gate and made our way across the field...



We slipped, we slid, and we both had very soggy feet, but we made it to the bridge and then we had another problem Euston! You see, Sophie decided she didn't like the look of the bridge and refused to step onto it to cross the river, trying instead to get into the river and climb the opposite bank.

Sadly, this was not possible as the bank there was shored up with more planks, so, somewhat warily, she was eventually persuaded to give the bridge a chance, and we finally found ourselves on the other side of it *phew! mops brow* Thought I'd have to carry her for a moment LOL...



Turning left, we then walked round the corner and reached the bridge and marshland path I had been trying to reach from the other side...



I only planned to stop so Sophie could have a drink, but once again she had other ideas, and I found myself walking across the marsh, and up that steep muddy slippery slope, I'd avoided a short time earlier! *grin*...



Once I had made it to the top we turned right and retraced our steps...



back to the first field via the bridge...





through the field to the edge of the marsh...





and headed down the steps to go through the tunnel and head for home...





Once I had taken off my sodden and filthy trainers (don't worry, no pics of that!), dried myself off and grabbed my breakfast, I sat at the computer and typed Walking Boots into the Littlewoods Search engine, closely followed by Waterproof Coat! LOLOL

If this is going to be a Typical Walk, I am going to need them! *grin*

Sadly, Sophie slipped on the stairs that afternoon and jarred the bad shoulder again, and spent a lot of the evening limping, so Wednesday's walk was not looking too hopeful. Tune in tomorrow to find out what happened when Sophie Woke Up.

In other news, I decided that the jacket I got as potential wedding wear was really not working for me, but that the top had promise, so I parcelled up the last of the wedding wear, except the top, and returned it all to Littlewoods, then came home, and added five pairs of black trousers, a waistcoat, three blouse-type tops and four cardigans to my boots and coat order... Here we go again! Something HAS to work for me eventually! :-)

So, that was Tuesday! LOL
Hope everyone is having as much fun with their days as I am! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/17/2010 9:59PM

    What beautiful countryside...thanks for taking us walking with you! Sounds like quite the adventure even if a bit on the soggy side.
Hope Sophie's shoulder heals quickly and your walking buddy is back in walking order! I am sure you will find what you are looking for, for the wedding, hang in there!

Awesome job on keeping within your ranges and all those veggies!

Hope Wednesday was a great day for everyone!
Rhonda

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JHADZHIA 11/17/2010 7:07PM

    What a beautiful walk! Lovely photos! Job well done! Reminds me of some of the muddy paths Mom and I have had to negotiate. But the way the temperature has dropped now, it will be all ice.
I hope Sophie feels better tomorrow!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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WANDAH3 11/17/2010 6:10PM

    Thank you for the delightful walk! I absolutely look forward to and enjoy your blogs. They leave me totally uplifted with a smile on my face. Now I did miss the picture of the mucky shoes though *grin*Cheeky devil aren't I?

I came home to a driveway that needed to be shoveled before I could come in the house. Not lots of snow, but if one doesn't keep on top of it, it really builds up too quickly. Especially the sidewalk out front. We live 3 doors down from a Junior High school and it takes very little time for the sidewalk to turn into compacted iced from all those feet.

Have a lovely evening...enjoy the new "order" of clothing as it comes in. You'll have to post more pictures. *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHEVY63 11/17/2010 5:53PM

    Thank you for sharing your world with me. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of what you see on your walks!!!

Hope you and Sophie are pain free soon.
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CARLA-216 11/17/2010 4:07PM

    PS: I hope Sophie's shoulder feels better soon!

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CARLA-216 11/17/2010 4:07PM

    Oh such a beautiful (if soggy) walk!
I love that you take us with you on your walkies.

xoxo
Carla

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JESSIELOVE78 11/17/2010 4:03PM

    What a beatiful walk!!! emoticon emoticon

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CSDOWNING 11/17/2010 3:24PM

    What lovely countryside - no wonder that you are enjoying it so!

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Famous Neighbour is on TV tonight. *grin*

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just a heads-up for anyone who can get UK's Channel 4.

8pm tonight it is Kirsty's Homemade Home, and my lovely neighbour - Anne Schwegmann-Fielding - is helping the couple to mosaic a garden bench. I watched the filming, and saw the bench during construction, and it is beautiful! And extraordinarily heavy! You wouldn't believe the fun they had trying to get it into the van for delivery. *grin*

Anne's website is being updated at the moment, but this link takes you to pictures of some of her artwork.

www.myspace.com/anneschwegmannfieldi
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Hope you get the chance to see it tonight, or watch the catch-up on Channel 4 on demand from tomorrow. It is the third episode of the current series. I don't know if 4 on Demand is available outside the UK. Maybe someone can let me know?

www.channel4.com/programmes/4od

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Got Mars from Holst's Planets playing at the moment, and it doesn't half build the excitement up! LOLOL

  
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CHEVY63 11/16/2010 9:32PM

    Love the pics! Glad that you met such a nice guy on the walk.

Have a great one

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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/16/2010 9:20PM

    Please give Anne my CONGRATS on her television appearance. She does just beautiful work...one very talented lady.

Rhonda

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WANDAH3 11/16/2010 7:35PM

    I can't access the channel here, but I'm planning on checking out the link that you provided.
Aren't you just the "cat's meow" having such a famous neighbor *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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LINDABENEDICT 11/16/2010 6:57PM

    Wow ! We cannot access that channel. Too bad for us !!!! Hope you are feeling better !

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LYNNANN43 11/16/2010 2:03PM

    BEAUTIFUL artwork!

I'm 75% German & 1/4 English. My family's name is Fielding:D On my Bucket List, I have "Find out more about where your Grandfather is from in England and go & visit.

Perhaps this is a sign, that this should be next on my list to conquer!!!

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KNITTABLES 11/16/2010 1:53PM

    WOW, great works of Art. Thanks for sharing.

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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 1:48PM

    Oh my, what beautiful masterpieces she creates! I'd love that cat sculpture, as well as a panel and a fountain. Cool that she's going to be on TV!

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xoxo
Carla

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JHADZHIA 11/16/2010 1:05PM

    Good for your neighbour, she is really talented!!!

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Monday: "Which part?"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm trying to fill in the previous day's stats and info the day after they happen, so although the date is Tuesday, the blog is about Monday. Confused? Well, I am! LOLOL

Monday Stats:

Water = 8 glasses

fruit and Veg = 6
Turned out I did have 5 yesterday. I forgot to include my fruit juice. :-)

Calories = over by 49
Carbs = in range
Fat = 1g over
Protein = 13g under

Weight = 186

Walked with Sophie around the perimeters of two of the Highwoods fields. Was also up and down to the post office, returning wedding clothing, all those size 16 jeans, and a pair of shoes to Littlewoods.

Step count = 6558 (as near 3 miles as makes no odds)

A funny thing happened on the way out of the park....

As we came down the last stretch of field we could see a man leading two young Whippets, and he was avoiding a woman with two Labradors, so I wondered if his dogs were friendly or not. As I approached he was forced to turn and see me because his dogs were trying to get to us by whatever means possible. I shouted across to ask if they were friendly and he said they were, just young and boisterous. :-) We went up to them and Sophie put up with being sniffed and so on, but when the poor guy tried to say hello to her she backed away and growled at him.

This meant I had to explain that she was wary of him because it was a man who ill treated her before she was rescued, so it takes her a while to trust people generally, and men in particular. She settles with dogs and kids instantly, but the owners are a different matter. :-) he looked so sad, bless him, and then he asked if offering her a treat would help. No. It won't. She won't take anything from anyone if she is wary of them, and when she is nervous she won't even take a treat from me. So he handed me the treat to give to her later. Wasn't that kind? :-)

So, having been crouched down to try and win her over he stood up and said, "Well, at least she is fine with my dogs."

I said, "She probably senses a kindred spirit. Sophie is part Whippet."



He looked her up and down for a few seconds, and then said in a puzzled voice: "Which part?" LOLOLOL

I explained she is a Boxer/Whippet cross, and more Boxer than Whippet. really. The only whippet in her is her spindly legs, large chest cavity and colouring. The funny thing is that when you put her next to a Boxer you get much the same reaction. *grin*

We started to walk into the tunnel, and I suddenly felt nuzzling at my right hand. I looked down, and one of the Whippets was trying to prize the treat her owner gave me out of my hand! She won too. Well, it wasn't one Sophie would eat anyway, and she was so cute about it, I couldn't resist the little thief! LOLOL

We walked back to the estate with Whippet Man. He lives in a nice old house right on the edge of the estate. I hope we get to meet him again. He was nice and chatty, and the Whippets were the cutest wee things with the most incredible markings. :-)

Tune in tomorrow for our Tuesday Marshland Adventure also known as The Reason Mum Has Now Ordered a Good Pair of Walking Boots! *grin*

A couple of field photos:





Not ANOTHER photo-break! Sheesh!



And one of me, that came about because I wanted to know if I could photograph myself. LOL. Might add this one to my gallery.



Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 11/17/2010 11:35AM

    If you keep meeting up with that man on your walks then maybe Sophie will accept a treat one of these days!

Love the cartoon of Maxine!

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LINDABENEDICT 11/16/2010 6:58PM

    Great pics of you and Sophie !

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JHADZHIA 11/16/2010 1:04PM

    Glad you met someone so nice.. maybe whippet photos next time?
Love your photo!! Would look great on your profile!

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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 11:58AM

    Whippet man offering Sophie a treat sounds like Tom! When he worked in the field with the telephone company, he carried a box of dog biscuits in his company truck to give to any (nice) dog he met. And when we are traveling, one of the first things he will buy locally is a box of dog biscuits. It's a great way to strike up conversation with the locals when traveling!

I love all the pics, and especially your smiling face! You took a good self photo...waaaaaay better than my sorry attempts!

xoxo
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BOVEY63 11/16/2010 11:49AM

    So nice that you and Sophie had unexpected walking partners.
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Sunday: Rethinking my plans

Monday, November 15, 2010

I have decided to make Sunday a total day off. I've ummed and aahed about this for ages, trying to decide what is best, and much as I hate the thought of deliberately not trying to at least make a minimum step count seven days a week, a day off is a good way to recharge my batteries, especially as it would seem that the Tietze's/Costochondritis or whatever is becoming a permanent fixture in varying degrees of ouch. :-) Having a day where I can just relax, chill, and contemplate my navel - do people really do that? What do they ask? How did that fluff get there? *grin* - will be good for me.

So, the Sunday Stats:

Water = 9 glasses
Drenched today I was! LOL

fruit and Veg = 4
Would have been five but I realised too late that I didn't have a tomato to go with my cheese on toast.

Calories = in range
Carbs = in range
Fat = 5g over
Protein = 1g under

Weight = 185.75

No exercise scheduled.
No exercise attempted, unless you count getting in and out of the bath! LOL

Step count = 528
When I rest, I REALLY rest! LOL



Thanks everyone for the comments about the clothes. The trousers arrived today (Monday), and nothing works together at all! LOL I give up! Three lovely pairs of trousers that anyone would love to have, and not one pair looked right with the top or the jacket. I have no eye when it comes to clothes. I know what I am comfy in and I'm a casual kind of girl. Smart casual at best.

The truth? I want to wear a polo neck jumper and a nice pair of trousers, with maybe a simple jacket to the wedding. Does that sound so bad? :-)

Aaah, well, *sigh* Back to the drawing board!



In my fantasies, I look like Shania Twain!



In reality, well, I'm more your Dorothy:



Maybe if I fuse the two.....

**Brain asplodes**



No, no, no, no, NO!

Something will fit eventually. It will. I know it will! Next stop simple black trousers.

I live in hope. :-)
Hope you are all having a good day.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 11:42AM

    I am fashion blind, so I'm no one to offer any advice on clothing! But simple black trousers sound like a win to me!

I am glad you've decided to take a rest day on Sunday. Our bodies make progress when resting, so I've read.

xoxo
Carla


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ZURDTA- 11/16/2010 2:34AM

    Rest days are good.

And yes, simple black trousers will work with that top and jacket...

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JHADZHIA 11/16/2010 1:02AM

    Lexie, I am glad you have given yourself a day of rest. Perhaps your body was trying to tell you something too. REST is not a bad word!! I know I struggle taking a day off, just haven't been able to and maybe if I could, my ailments might heal up faster, do you think?? You ought to try getting into meditation and boifeedback to help with the pain.
Take care of yourself,
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/15/2010 8:03PM

    Lexie,

I am so glad to hear that you are trying a different proactive approach to help deal with and hopefully ward off the Tietze's. Here is hoping that it works out for you!!

I KNOW you will find something wonderful for the Wedding that is both comfortable and as beautiful as you are! I can NEVER order when it comes to clothes, I have to go through the pain of trying on, and on and on until I find something that is just right!

Hope you had a great Monday!
Rhonda

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KNITTABLES 11/15/2010 6:13PM

    Love this blog and the picture to go with it. Take care and one rest day is a great thing to do so that you can recharge and be ready for the rest of the week. emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 11/15/2010 5:40PM

    Well, I kinda like that outfit that Dorothy is wearing, looks like clothes for a fun wedding!! I've always like that Shania video...yes, to look like her and sing, too! Oh well.

Taking Sunday off sounds like a great idea. Sometimes I have a problem getting started again if I miss a day. But I don't think that's going to happen with you.

You'll find a great outfit for the wedding, I have faith.

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WANDAH3 11/15/2010 4:03PM

    A day of rest is important...even the Lord had a day off! *grin*

I'm the last person to ask about clothes...like you...I just like to be comfortable. I've never been a clothes horse, so why start now *grin*

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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CJANSEN40 11/15/2010 3:08PM

    a rest day is good. Long as you don't take it too far like eat the whole cake you're golden.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/15/2010 2:57PM

    A rest day sounds like a great idea ....and so do simple black trousers !!! Have fun with the clothes stuff ,,,your new body looks great, so you can really enjoy looking devine !!!!!

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The Lost Weekend became The Lost Week!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hi everyone! Did you wonder where I got to? It has been a busy, and somewhat stressful, week. The Tietze's is still lingering, and the week off hard exercise hasn't made any difference as far as I can tell. Also, for some inexplicable reason, I also lost interest in tracking my nutrition, weight etc. and didn't even feel up to blogging! I completely slacked off this week. I even found myself eating more than I normally would, and munching too many doughnuts, muffins etc. I did manage to read friend's blogs though, so not all was lost. :-)

Maybe I just needed a little break. Maybe the stress of everything is getting to me. The pain certainly is starting to. :-(

I am pretty fed up with it all, to be honest. I am under increasing stress because of all the problems associated with the upcoming wedding, and much as I love my daughter, I want to be on the other side of it all now! LOL

I don't want my first blog for a week to be a negative moaning minnie kind of blog, so I will push the rest of the problems aside and talk about the good stuff now....

Hmmm... what happened that was good this week?

Ummmm....

Let.... me.... think....

Something good must have happened....



OK, well, it has been a week of going to the dogs. *grin*

A very nice man from Purina, the makers of Bakers Complete, rang me on Monday night to congratulate me on winning the year's supply of food and treats for Sophie. He asked me a few questions about her - age, breed, weight, health and preferences flavour-wise. Then he told me that someone would be in touch about deliveries. Apparently they deliver 3 month's worth of food at a time. I wonder what three months in one go will look like? :-)

On Thursday I took Sophie to the vets for vaccinations and a microchip. The microchip was a free extra in with the vaccinations, and it seemed like a good idea, so I accepted it. The visit cost £58, and once she has the top-up shot in two weeks she can go to the kennels for the wedding weekend. I opted out of the kennel cough jab. The kennels don't insist on it, and money is at a premium at the moment. Of course we still have to get her used to getting into a car, and that was supposed to be arranged this week and I've been badly let down, but that is an annoying megative and I don't want to talk about it... *growl* I'll just say that when someone makes plans with you, the least they can do is stick to it, and if they can't they ring and say so, not leave you hanging for TWO WEEKS! *growls again*

Anyhoooo.....

The weather was pretty bad this week - wind and rain, with gales through Thursday, and a lot more rain, but my prayers were answered Thursday morning, and the rain eased enough to get Sophie to the vet and back without getting more than damp. She was also very brave, not even whimpering when the vet stuck the needles in. :-) The vet also said that as she seems fine now, she doesn't need the anti-inflammatories all the time, and to just bring her back if she has a flare-up. That was good. :-)

Then he said that she was a bit overweight, and that if she could lose a few pounds it would help her arthritis. So now she is on a diet and exercise plan just like me! Do they have Sparkdogs, do you think? LOL

I told the vet about the prize we'd won, and he said to ring them and ask for the weight-control version of Baker's Complete. I did that as soon as we got back, and the lady I spoke to said she would pass the information along to the distribution centre for me. :-)

The vet's have a free scale in the waiting area that we can pop in any time and use to see how she is doing. Isn't that good? Only problem is that Sophie doesn't like it for some reason. It doesn't make a noise or anything, but she is very suspicious of it. So, I plan to weigh her every week and get her used to it that way. :-) Either she will adjust or I will get a bad back trying to lift her onto the thing and need an adjustment myself! LOL

On Friday morning the weather was better, although still a bit windy, and as Tara was awake when I got up, I suggested we all go for a walk to Highwoods. Sophie seemed up to a decent walk after not being able to walk her for the longest time, and Tara seemed keen, so after a nutrigrain and a cold drink each - me water and Tara milk - we set out. Once we reached Highwoods, I suggested that instead of keeping to the main path we explore a part of the park we haven't been through, so we headed up the field, keeping near the woodland at the side of the railway tracks, and walked through three fields, one after the other:

Sophie was very excited:



She and Tara often ran ahead of me:



At the top of the three fields, we found a muddy lane:



And a little pond:



We came out at the back of ASDA!



That is normally quite a walk from our house, along busy roads, and not a walk I ever relished. Not that I would shop at ASDA anyway, but the main hospital is just up the road from there, so it is a handy route to know about for the future. :-)

So we turned around and headed back into the park, and carried on along what they call the Circular Route until we spotted a lone bench. I took the opportunity for a quick breather while Tara took charge of the camera:





We finally reached the main woodland area, but by then Sophie was starting to flag, so I dribbled water from my bottle for her to lap at, and then we walked home, pausing for a brief time by the river while I tried to persuade her to take a drink. Funny dog. She prefers Mum's bottled water, so she had another slurp of that instead. That time she made contact with the bottle making me have to do without until we got home, so next time she is having her own bottle to drink from. LOL



This morning it was just Sophie and I so we walked the perimeter of the first field, and got home in 40 minutes. Tomorrow we'll probably try two fields, weather permitting. They are threatening more rain again, and those fields are quite slippy in places. :-)

When we got back the confirmation letter was sitting there from Purina, and they said the first delivery of food will be within 28 days. I had hoped it would be quicker, but never mind. As long as they don't try to deliver it during the wedding weekend which is bang on the 28 days! *gulp*

On a different subject, with exactly 4 weeks to go till the wedding, I am at the stage of trying on clothes. I ordered several size 16 jeans to try from Littlewoods, and not one pair was comfy, so I'm not dropping a jeans size for the wedding after all. Still, never mind. As long as what I wear is comfy I'm fine. I ordered a top and a velvet jacket, and am waiting on some trousers for my Mum of the Bride outfit. I just hope I can get away with what I've bought. I have to decide whether the outfit is ok in the next couple of days, and if not send the things back

Honest opinions only please. What do you guys think? Bear in mind that I will be wearing smart trousers with them, not jeans, plus a matching velvet hairband, not the biker scarf. :-)

Can I get away with wearing these?





Well, back to my inbox!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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KNITTABLES 11/15/2010 2:46AM

    I love the top on you and it is so good to catch up what you have been doing and feeling.
Congrats on your winning the dog food. I hope you feel better soon.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/14/2010 10:19PM

    Lexie,

So good to read an update, we missed you!! Hope you enjoyed your break from spark...now back to routine!..LOL

Wonderful news that Sophie is doing so very well...that is just amazing!! Even more amazing not needing her medication daily...way to go Sophie (Tummy rubs for Sophie all the way from Canada...LOL)

I totally understand about the wedding...for such wonderful occasions when you are actually involved in a family wedding they take on a whole new meaning...lol I am sure it will go wonderfully and you will look wonderful! Good to hear you are thinking comfort something we sacrifice all too often! Love the jacket and the blouse not sure I love them together (something about the neckline not working with the jacket .... but that's me).

Hope you had a great weekend! Hope your weather gets better.
((HUGS))
Rhonda
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LINDABENEDICT 11/14/2010 10:11PM

    I LOVE the top and the jacket !!! Quite chic ! Black pants with skinny legs with it ? You look great by the way !! Sorry to hear you are not feeling so well. Hope you have a good week this week !

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CHEVY63 11/14/2010 7:21PM

    I'm glad to hear about your week - I've been checking your page! I think it's natural to need a break now and again - it's important to come back though!

I really enjoyed your pictures and the description of the walk. It looks lovely, and you, Tara and Sophie all look like you were having fun.

I like the first outfit, but go with what feels most comfortable to you!

I hope you feel better this week, and that the wedding preparations go smoothly.

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SCREWIE 11/14/2010 5:46PM

    I love the jacket and top. If they feel right you should definitely go for them!

Don't worry too much about the calories, some times you need a break. The most important thing is that you don't add unnecessary stress to an already stressful time.

Take it easy :)

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ZURDTA- 11/14/2010 5:12AM

    I have been feeling kinda bleugh too. The weather is so grey right now and dark... dark too early. And tracking on SP is not straightforward on Spark for us Brits either ... ho hum. Gotta keep our chins up, right!

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SILLYHP1953 11/13/2010 11:12PM

    I'm glad you're back! It does sound like quite a week, and we are going to have those weeks.

I like the top and I like the jacket but I'm not sure I like them together. But if you and your daughter who's getting married like them, then that's what is important. It's not like I'm a fashion designer or anything!!

I enjoyed seeing all the pictures and reading the stories.

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BOVEY63 11/13/2010 9:12PM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures - you, Tara and Sophie look like you were having a great time. So glad Sophie is doing better and got such a good report from the vet.
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WANDAH3 11/13/2010 8:16PM

    Love the photos and thanks for the "walk". You have such a beautiful place to walk, it seems so nice and peaceful...not traffic roaring down the street right beside you!

Love the new top...I would definitely wear it :)

Yay, for Sophie getting her first delivery of diet concsious kibbles. I love that she will be "sparking" right along with you.

Have a wonderful day, hope you start feeling more comfortable soon.

Lots of hugs,
Wanda

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JHADZHIA 11/13/2010 7:49PM

    Sorry you have had such a rotten week, right down to the lousy weather! When it rains it just pours, doesn't it? I absolutely love these photos of you! Wish you would make one of them your profile instead of that silly twit you have on there. You are beautiful and have a smile that lights up a room! I would love to see your wonderful face on my activity feeds ;)) Big hint there Lexie..
That is a pretty and unique top you have there! No worries someone else will be wearing the same thing. I love being one of a kind..
I sure hope this week goes better for you all around..
Big hugs,
Linda xxx

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P0KERS0PH 11/13/2010 4:38PM

    Sometimes I think your body just craves for some time out from all this calorie watching. Just make sure you get back on track now before it turns into a month out like my break did lol!

It's all about learning & persistence...wipe yourself off, get back up and carry on. One foot infront of the other.

Hope Sophie enjoys her prize!

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