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Surprise Weight Loss

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Astonishingly, I lost 1 3/4 lbs during the wedding week. More excitingly, I broke the 13 stone barrier! I weighed myself this morning and I'm 12 stone 13 3/4 lbs! How long have I hovered just over that 13 stone mark? LOL

Also, I have had to tighten up my jeans belt another notch, so I have lost at least an inch off my waistline!

Mind you, I suspect half the reason for the loss is that when I am emotional/stressed I lose my appetite, and the other half is that during the four days (Thursday to Sunday) of the wedding weekend I walked 17 miles! Yep, I kept my pedometer in my pocket for the entire weekend out of curiosity. :-) In fact, over the seven days I walked 30 miles!

I may make a further loss this week, thanks to the fact that we have both come home with cold/flu type symptoms. Tara's started the Saturday night, and mine started on Monday. We both feel pretty poorly. :-(

Still, never mind! These things happen when you have 80 or so people in one place for four days. I just hope Rob and Bryony escape. They are off on their mini-honeymoon, and Bry was complaining of a sore throat as they were preparing to board the plane Tue morning. Rob managed to keep the honeymoon destination a complete surprise from her until they were at the checking-in desk at the airport! Their actual honeymoon will take place next year, when they go to see the Northern Lights. As this is the wrong time of year for that apparently, they settled for a three day break, and Rob decided to tell Bry nothing except to pack for warmth. *grin*

So, where did they jet off to? Well, Bry rang me from the check-in line to tell me. They have gone to Reykjavík in Iceland! How cool is that? *pun intended* I just hope the volcanoes behave themselves while they're there. :-) We have been promised a ton of photos, so we have that to look forward to, as well as the wedding pics, once people start sorting through them.

Well, seeing as I can do little else today except nurse this bug, I'm going to go through all my friends blogs and see what I've missed this last week. Maybe I'll crochet a bit while I'm catching up with you all. :-)

I hope I feel up to walking Sophie in a bit. Pat and Anne spoiled her rotten while we were away. She ended up staying in Anne's house from Thursday afternoon until Friday evening, sleeping beside Anne on the sofa in her sitting room Thur night, and Anne took her for a walk round the field behind our house.

Pat took over Friday evening, taking Sophie to her house, and keeping her there until we got back on Sunday evening. Sophie got three walks a day with Pat! :-)

It's funny, but Sophie really didn't get excited when Pat bought her home Sunday evening. She just went with the flow, I guess. It wasn't until we were walking our regular fields at Highwoods Monday morning that she finally clicked that things were back to normal, and she had what I can only describe as a crackerdog five minutes! (Readers of the James Herriot books will know what I mean.) It was great to see her racing around with a manic grin on her face. I don't think she'll mind being back to one good long walk a day, not now that life is back to normal. :-)

Well, I'm heading to the kettle for a cuppa while I wait for the council workmen to arrive. Well enough or no, I can't go for a walk until they arrive and tell me what they need to do. They are supposed to be doing some work to the outside of the house, painting wood, and rendering round the windows as far as I know, though the woman I spoke to seemed awfully vague about what was planned. I have a sneaking suspicion that they aren't coming but we'll see. :-)

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.
It's good to be back. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHEVY63 12/16/2010 9:30PM

    Congrats on the weight loss - what a great feeling! I hope that you and Tara both feel better soon. Give Sophie a pat from me - I'm glad she was so excited to realize life was back to normal.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/16/2010 1:42PM

    Congratulations losing weight at a celebration ! Now we can look forward to the wedding photies????? hugs,Cheri xxx

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LINDABENEDICT 12/16/2010 10:48AM

    Wow , wow , and double wow ! Congrats on the weight loss ! Can't wait to see all the wedding and honeymoon pics ! Glad Sophie had a peaceful time while you were gone. And walking all those miles ...wow ! Feel better soon !

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ELAOPET 12/15/2010 6:25PM

    Island sounds cool ;) but northern lights are supposed to be magical (now, I'd love to see them your doughter's style, with someone I love besides me...eeehhhh)
Glad to hear Sophy is happy and doing great! I can imagine the crazy dog dance - mine had one today at the beach - wasn't so crazy happy afterwards, during her beloved BATH TIME LOL
I love that you lost weight during all the stress - I'm the opposite - I eat when in (di)stress
lookig farward to all the pretty walk talk from you ;)

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WANDAH3 12/15/2010 5:12PM

    Woo Hoo, congratulations Lexie! Awesome.

Reykjavík, Iceland...I am so jealous! One of the places that I want to go someday!

I'm zonked...it took me an hour of heavy shoveling just to get in my driveway after work. It already looks like it needs doing again. I wonder if I put my jammies on before Garry gets home from work, if I won't have to go out and help him shovel*grin*

Have a nice cuppa...I'm joining you in a lovely new one I found "eggnog"...believe it or not...it actually tastes great!

Hugs,
Wanda

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MNOT2THICK 12/15/2010 3:30PM

    GO LEXIE, 17 miles. You are making me tired. Congrats on breaking your plateau. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 12/15/2010 12:52PM

    Yay for the weight loss! That's a lot of miles in four days, no wonder you lost weight! I hope you feel better soon and sure hope Bryony and Rob escape it.
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JHADZHIA 12/15/2010 11:15AM

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Well done with the weight loss!! Hope you and Tara feel better soon.
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CARLA-216 12/15/2010 11:05AM

    Congrats on the surprise on the scale and breaking that 13 stone barrier! And holy cow, 17 miles?!* That's a lot of stepping! :-)

I hope that the colds don't turn into much for you and Tara.

As for Sophie not acting real excited when she came home....I felt the same "vibe" from Charlie when we got home from Ireland last fall, and we were gone 2 weeks. I was expecting a reaction like I had with my old dog who went crackerdog when we left him for just 5 days with my parents once.

I would LOVE to go to Iceland! How lucky that Bry is getting to go. I want to see pics, oh yes I do!

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SCREWIE 12/15/2010 8:30AM

    Glad you're back :)))

Your so in law is awesome... Reykjavik, how great is that!!!

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BOE4LIFE 12/15/2010 8:11AM

    AWESOME!!! I am so glad you broke that barrier because now you know that it is not an impossible goal...You did it. I am soo proud and your resilience geesh in one breath you say you have come down with a flu bug and in the very next you wave it away as if it were nothing of consequence. You really do inspire me Ms. Lexie. YOU ROOOCK!!

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TWOTIMESS 12/15/2010 6:44AM

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Like Sophie, we are also happy to see you back with us! Great news about the weightloss.

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NEW-CAZ 12/15/2010 4:21AM

    emoticon Lex on breaking the barrier that's been eluding you emoticon emoticon

I am however sorry to hear you're suffering at the mo and I really hope it clears-especially with Crimbo just around the corner.

What a romantic SIL you have.

Hope you feel brighter soon and that the council don't let you down
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The Best Wedding Ever - A Taster of what is to come. :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hi Honey, I'm Home! :-)

I have a Son-in-Law who takes his duties to his Mum-in-Law very
seriously. Not only did he dance with me last night to tunes from a
Cornish Bagpipe band whose name momentarily escapes me, but you can
see them on the beginning of the You Tube video...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozRfdGf5OQ

...but when we said goodbye this morning he gave me a bearhug, lifting
me a foot off the floor at the same time! He is a tall chap! LOL

Photos should soon start pouring in from all sorts of people for me to
share, but for now, picture this....

The Registrar is introduced to me 15 mins before curtain up, and he
says, "You're Lexie? It's good to finally meet you. I gather you are
reading Dr. Seuss! A wonderful poem that is used far too rarely on
these occasions. I'm reallly looking forward to hearing it!" Already
nervous about what I have to do, the nerves shot up a couple more
points! LOL

So, the assembled family and friends sit through the Registrar's
introduction, a Bill Bryson reading (giggles and applause), a
Declaration of Freedom to Marry, and excerpts from a poem called I
Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg (little giggles and applause).
Then I get introduced.

I stood up and faced the 70-odd guests.

"Before I read this poem I thought I would share a little story with
you all. *puzzled looks from Bryony and Rob* When Bryony first asked
me to read this poem, Rob was a little concerned that I wouldn't
manage to make it through the reading without bawling my eyes out.
Well, it is a very emotional occasion, so I thought I'd best come
prepared."

I stepped forward to my chair, and whipped a large white tablecloth
out of my handbag, dabbed my eyes with it, to great laughter, then
presented it to Rob and asked him to hold it for me 'just in case'!
*grin* The look on his face was priceless!

Then I read this:


Oh! The Places You’ll Go

Congratulations! Today is your day,
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can take yourselves
In any direction you choose.
You're together forever. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the ones who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "We don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet,
You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In which case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do
to people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Together you’ll fly; The best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say but, sadly, it's true
that Bang-ups and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

But together you'll escape any waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places where boom bands are playing.

Together you’ll find all the fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do as a two
will make the winning-est winners of you.
You'll be together as together can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.
But on you will hike.
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

So be sure you both step
With care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!)

Guys you’ll move mountains
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way!



I got a huge cheer and a round of applause at the end, then I took the
tablecloth back from Rob, dabbed my eyes one more time (for real this
time because the last few lines made me well up), and sat down in my
chair.

Then the registrar completed the ceremony with the exchange of rings
and vows, and David (Rob's Dad) and I witnessed the signing of the
register.

I have a Son-in-Law! Yay!!!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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This isn't Bry and Rob.
It is some random couple I spotted in the LOLs. :-)

  
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LINDABENEDICT 12/16/2010 10:43AM

    AWwww...this is wonderful !!! I sobbed the whole way thru this blog !!! How perfectly perfect ! The poem, the table cloth, the whole thing....wow Lexie ! Congrats !

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LAUROCHKA 12/15/2010 4:33AM

    Great poem!
Sounds like a lovely day.
Lxx

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SCREWIE 12/15/2010 3:10AM

    Loved the Cornish pipes, ever heard them before!

And loved the poem, I'm glad it all went well and it was a lovely time for everybody xxx

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CHEVY63 12/14/2010 8:48PM

    It all went well!!!! It sounds like a lovely time, and you have a wonderful son in law now. I'm glad it went the way you wanted. Thanks for sharing.

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GRACE612 12/13/2010 8:18PM

    aww that poem made me teary eyed!!! So glad you had a wonderful day and a great time!!

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GRACE612 12/13/2010 8:17PM

    aww that poem made me teary eyed!!! So glad you had a wonderful day and a great time!!

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BOVEY63 12/13/2010 1:53PM

    Congrats to you and your family on this happy occasion; and so happy it went so well. Can't wait to see the pics.
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CARLA-216 12/13/2010 1:51PM

    It all sounds so lovely! Rob sure sounds like a good fella. He's a lucky fella to have you for a mother-in-law, that's for sure! I love the Dr. Seuss poem reading. So clever and fitting! And of course, I cannot wait to see pics of the happy occasion!

How is Sophie doing? Did she bowl you over and smother you with kisses when she arrived back home?

Glad you're back now, Lex...you've been missed!

xoxo
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IRISHLASS117 12/13/2010 6:32AM

    I'll be the mother of the groom in June and may want to borrow this poem. What a wonderful thing, to be such a huge part of their day!

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TWOTIMESS 12/13/2010 3:14AM

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I loved the poem! *sigh* So glad eveything went well with Bryony's big day. One down, one to go... LOL!

Glad to have you back!

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SISSYFEB48 12/12/2010 7:50PM

    Am so glad it went off well. Congrats on the addition to your family. Hugs

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Good on you for coming up with such a smashing idea for a speech!
So happy it all went so well! looking forward to lots of happy photos!!
Never heard pipe music quite like that before! Was lovely!! Thanks for the link!
Good night now, have a good rest, you must be exhausted!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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MNOT2THICK 12/12/2010 6:12PM

    AWWWWW, I am so happy for your daughter and your new son-in-law. Glad you had a wonderful ceremony and pulled off your poem with a little humor/emotion.

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ELAOPET 12/12/2010 5:56PM

    Sounds so beautiful! So, you're not a mom with tissue crew huh? I'm sure you all looked beautifull and will love it when you start showing us LOL I know you'll have a picture or two to show hehe
Now enjoy the memories and hope for a beautiful future - and Sophy! She must have missed you like crazy and you'll have some making up to do :D

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WANDAH3 12/12/2010 5:38PM

    Lexie, how beautiful and real. I love the Dr. Seuss reading and would like to keep it as my mind is spinning on just who appropriate it is for a wedding. (I've got three to look forward to)
Your daughter looks so beautiful. Congratulations on adding to your family.

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHRISTURTLE 12/12/2010 5:01PM

    Ok,, so I needed a tablecloth myself by the time I read your blog, emoticonfor no other reason than it was so beautiful, so Dr. Seuss, and so perfect for the beginning of married life! I thought I knew all the Dr. Seuss books, but this one has definitely escaped me.

I love that photo - too cleverly done for words, and can't wait to see the dozens of others we are all waiting eagerly for you to post. You sound as if you have added an amazing son in law to your family, and I have to say your son in law has definitely and without doubt added an incredibly wonderful mother in law to his!

Much love, and blessings to the newly weds.
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PS: Just watched the pipe band - absolutely took my breath away. Dad's family were Scottish, and I remember a photo of Dad as a little boy wearing a kilt and everything else to complete the outfit, hanging on my grandmother's wall, and bagpipes have always brought back happy memories to me, although I usually tire of it after a few minutes. This!!! This was INCREDIBLE! I could listen to them all day! If you do remember the name of the band, will you please let me know? I absolutely love what they played at the beginning of that youtube.com video, and would love to hear more, much, much more! Now this is my kind of pipe music, lol!

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NEW-CAZ 12/12/2010 4:49PM

    emoticon I am happy for the couple and your family.
What a wonderful poem, I can just imagine you reciting it.
And I love the pic!

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Wedding Weekend, here we come!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Just popping by to say tarra for now! I doubt I'll get near a computer for the next few days with all the last minute prep we have to do and all the travelling.

Here's to a safe trip for everyone travelling to the wedding, and a wish that the only 'hitch' is the one that is supposed to happen at Noon on Saturday between Bryony and Rob! :-)

Thankyou everyone who is saying the mantra for us. It is working wonders so far. :-)

Have a wonderful few days, and I look forward to catching up with you all next week.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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From Proposal to marriage - LOLcat style. :-)













  
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CHERIRIDDELL 12/12/2010 12:52AM

    HAve a wonderful time I will wait with baited breath for the wedding photos !Safe journey love and hugs,Cheri

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THIAGRAM 12/11/2010 10:55AM

  Congrats to the newlyweds! Sure hope you have a great trip and all goes well!

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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:39PM

    Enjoy the festivities, my best to the bride and groom...and you!
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TWOTIMESS 12/9/2010 2:49AM

    Mother of the Bride... Take care and stay safe, eveything will work out just fine! Blessings to you and your daughters (and son-in-law).
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I just realised - you are going to be a MOTHER-IN-LAW!

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JHADZHIA 12/8/2010 10:33PM

    Have a safe trip, and just RELAX and ENJOY yourself, no worries!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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    Have a safe trip and a great time!!

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    Enjoy the weekend and blessings to the bride and groom.
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CHEVY63 12/8/2010 9:00PM

    I'll be chanting for you - It will all work out! Have a wonderful time.

Love the pictures!!

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CARLA-216 12/8/2010 5:49PM

    Safe home, Lexie! You'll all be in my best thoughts!

xoxo
Carla

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ELAOPET 12/8/2010 5:32PM

    "...and Good Time was had by all!" is what I wish to read in your next blog emoticon
Have a safe trip and enjoy!!!!!

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WANDAH3 12/8/2010 5:23PM

    Safe travels and best wishes to the bride and groom.
Can't wait to see pictures when you get back,
Hugs,
Wanda

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FIT2SWING 12/8/2010 5:13PM

    Be safe. Have fun! I want pictures!

Loving the cats!

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NEW-CAZ 12/8/2010 5:03PM

    Safe journey and enjoy the wedding.
Seez ya soon babe
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Michael McIntyre on Snow twice!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Had to share this, while snow is still on a lot of our minds:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DWtZQmjvqA&
feature=related


Recorded after the great freeze last year. :-)

Enjoy. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx



And there's this too! LOLOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=40RfeOOOKAA&
feature=channel


  
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CHERIRIDDELL 12/6/2010 1:57PM

    LOL you brightened my morning but you should see the snow we have here !!!!

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JHADZHIA 12/6/2010 10:01AM

    Interesting. I wasn't able to view the second one as it said its blocked from my country based on copywrite laws!! I have never seen that before!! You would think they'd block both if that was the case..
Thanks for sharing!


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WANDAH3 12/6/2010 9:50AM

    Thanks for the giggles. What on earth would we do if we didn't have weather to keep us amused! *grin*

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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VALERIENEAL 12/6/2010 9:11AM

    Too funny!!!

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SCREWIE 12/6/2010 7:29AM

    "Don't tell them anything, they;ll catch the next one!"

LMAO!

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-POOKIE- 12/6/2010 5:00AM

    thanks for sharing!!

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TWOTIMESS 12/6/2010 12:18AM

    LOL! The kitties are having a fine time in the snow! Mine get hissy fits if the grass is damp!

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'S'no snow no more

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Yes, the weather warmed up as fast as it chilled, and all our snow has gone melty-melty. There is still ice in places, but that is melting fast during the day, though causing havoc at night and in the mornings as we plummet below zero and then some each night turning wet roads and pavements into ice rinks. For the next few days we will be bouncing around across the great Zero Degree Divide, spending more time under it than on top of it from what they are saying. :-)

You should see the amount of mud where the melt has soggied the ground! :-)

We made it to Highwoods this morning for the first time since Thursday. There was a lot of compacted snow and ice on the pavements and footpaths, but it was reasonably easy to dodge the worst of it, and the fields have gone from those pictures I took on Thursday back to largely green with patches of snow where the drifts had made it deeper. Looking at it today, it was hard to believe the winter wonderland we had walked through only three days earlier had ever been there. Amazing!

I would have taken pics, but we were joined on our walk by a lovely lady called Della, and her young black Lab called Bailey. We were kept occupied watching out for him and keeping our feet. LOLOL We were out for about an hour and a half, and it was lovely to have the company. :-)

Della was very impressed that Sophie is coming along so well with dealing with her nervousness around people. The only time her tail went between her legs was when there was four of us stood chatting, and about half a dozen dogs milling about, and it got a bit too much for her. Once we moved on she was happy again though. She enjoyed spending time with Bailey, and I think that once I get back from the wedding I might start letting her off the lead up there sometimes. I'm always worried that something will scare her and she'll bolt, but so far so good once we are actually in the park. :-)

Well, this last week or two I have failed to weigh myself, or keep track of much of my food, and my exercise has been intermittent, to say the least. What I do know is that I haven't excessively eaten, and have been pretty much on track, outside of munching on a little candy corn, courtesy of CARLA-216. *waves and blows thankyou kiss* It tastes rather like fudge, and the texture is similar too. Funny really, because I always imagined candy corn to be hard, like boiled sweets. Fortunately, although I like fudge, I can only ever eat a tiny bit at a time, so I shall be good and only eat a few pieces of the candy corn at a time. :-)

The really good news is that although I haven't lost, I am still at 13 stone 1 1/2 lbs! Wow! This is great! I plan not to worry about sparking until I get back from the wedding, but if I carry on this way, and don't get silly at the wedding weekend, I should be fine. :-)

My journey has never been about weight loss so much as making my life more active and healthier, and if weight loss comes along for the ride, then that is icing on the 'healthy' cake. *grin* I am already feeling fitter, and I'm more aware of what I am eating than I used to be. This is all to the good, but I must admit that I'm looking forward to getting back to tracking properly. Maybe Carol Vorderman will stop telling me off on my Active Health game then. LOLOL

My batwings are back in full flap though. I haven't done a scrap of weight training for over a fortnight, and it is obvious when you look at my arms. Oh dear! Well, at least I know how that all works now, so again, after the wedding I'll get back on top of that too. :-) I hate how I fold when I'm under stress, but sometimes there is just too much to deal with, and I just need to find a way to deal with this kind of thing for the future. Coping strategies that revolve around exercise is something I need to develop. :-)

I have two mantras on the go currently:

The first, for the safe journeying of all involved with the wedding, and for the smooth running of the wedding itself, I am encouraging everyone to say the following:

"It will all work out! *clap hands once*
It WILL all work out! *clap hands once*
It will ALL work out! *clap hands once*
Believe it!" *clap hands three times*

Anyone who'd like to add good vibes for Bryony's Wedding are welcome to repeat this a few times between now and Saturday. We can use all the positive energy we can get, especially for the journeys there and back on Thursday and Sunday. :-) Sing it, drum it, shout it, however you feel the urge. :-)

My other mantra, and this doesn't need assistance, is:

"After the wedding...." *grin*

Tara is sick of hearing me say, "After the wedding...." Poor love! So many things are on hold until "After the wedding...." it's not funny! *grin*

But what can you do? I have finite cash, and everything else just has to wait. With one exception. Sophie's extending lead has finally given up the ghost, so I have to go buy a new one tomorrow. Them's not cheap!

Well, I'm off to start writing lists. Packing lists, Waitrose shopping lists, town shopping lists, Sophie's list of needs, cleaning lists, you name it, and it goes on a list. :-) I'm drowning in lists of lists! I'm listing under the weight of all these lists. LOLOL



I hope everyone enjoys the changes I've made to my Sparkpage incidentally. I didn't want to let go of Autumn, but how can I deny it has gone when I've been wading through snow? LOL So, I've gone all Thomas Kinkade with the background, because I love his work. 'Painter of Light' is a very apt description of him, and the winter moonlight scene I chose is one of my favourites of his. :-)

Have a great rest of the weekend!



Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:34PM

    I really like your background picture, too. A lot of people on here decorate their pages for the holidays...maybe after I get through these holidays I'll make some changes, don't even want to think of anything else to do right now!

The wedding will be wonderful!
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CARLA-216 12/7/2010 7:08PM

    I'm sending all my best vibes your way for the wedding!

I am surprised your snow is gone so soon. We had snow Saturday. They said we'd have flurries late in the day. Well, it started around 10 AM and snowed for a couple of hours. We had just enough to cover the grass, and thankfully nothing accumulated on the roads. We still have some hanging around, waiting for more snow, as my mom would say.

I do like the changes to your Spark page. I, like you, didn't really want to give up Autumn already, but I felt I must.

xoxo
Carla

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"It will all work out! *clap hands once*
It WILL all work out! *clap hands once*
It will ALL work out! *clap hands once*
Believe it!" *clap hands three times*
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CHERIRIDDELL 12/6/2010 1:59PM

    I love your new background and you will be a gorgeous mother of the bride!!!

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JHADZHIA 12/6/2010 9:57AM

    Love the new background!! Simply beautiful! People have mentioned this artist and its nice to see what he does finally.
Take a deep breath! All will work out fabulously at this wedding and all your worrying will have been for naught. When I am under stress, I love to workout as its a good tension reliever. Something to think about..
Be careful with those slippery paths! No worries here of any melting snow any time soon. Maybe in summer at the rate its going lol.
Enjoy your day
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SCREWIE 12/6/2010 7:34AM

    "It will all work out! *clap hands once*
It WILL all work out! *clap hands once*
It will ALL work out! *clap hands once*
Believe it!" *clap hands three times*

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NEW-CAZ 12/6/2010 3:12AM

    Lexie all will be fine, jusr keep to your lists and tick things off- you'll be suprised what you'll accomplish emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 12/5/2010 6:06PM

    Everything will work out beautifully !!!! And you will do a great job with your motherly duties ! Your arms will still be there "after the wedding", and you can turn attention to "buffing up" !!!!! Warm thoughts and best wishes to you and yours !!!!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 12/5/2010 2:27PM

    Sounds like you need a list to keep track of your lists! EVERYTHING WILL BE BETTER THAN YOU WISHED FOR!! Sorry always have to one up these things...lol

Glad to hear your snow is melting...we have yet to get any that stays for even a day, but "they" say that is about to change...lol Keep warm, Keep dry and have a wonderful time with the Wedding!
Glad to hear Sophie is doing so very well.

Take Care,
Rhonda

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WANDAH3 12/5/2010 2:08PM

    I love the mantras and am saying them right along with you.
Have fun making your lists and watching everything get accomplished. Thinking of you, Tara and Sophie as you face the busy week ahead.

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHEVY63 12/5/2010 1:15PM

    Sounds like another lovely walk. I'll be saying your mantra for you this week - It Will All Work out!!!

I'm glad that you are doing well weight wise - like you, I'm more interested in helping my overall health, but it's nice to see the scale staying constant or going down.

Hope your week goes well!

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TWOTIMESS 12/5/2010 12:43PM

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Everything will be just fine! Stay calm and don't lose any of your lists!

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