BRANDI1809's SparkPeople Blog BRANDI1809's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community August 20th Decided to go to the pool again today & did another 100 lengths after the 104 yesterday. That makes just over 3 miles in 2 days. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:25:50 EST August 19th Just about to go to the pool, hoping for another 100 lengths. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:20:17 EST August 18th Not going swimming today as I've got a Neighbourhood Watch meeting at the local Police Station this afternoon. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:05:16 EST August 17th Went out to the theatre last night to see a group I last saw about 40 years ago. Although there is now only one of the original members left it was still a great show. Those of you from the UK may remember The Barron Knights, they were one of the original Comedy Groups who started in the 60's. Anyway we had a great evening. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:25:53 EST August 16th Can't believe I blogged yesterday but didn't spin the wheel so I've lost my Spark Streak. :-( <BR> Good news ..... the display I've had made to finish off the lounge has arrived & looks gorgeous. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not very clear photos but gives you an idea. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:44:01 EST August 15th When I was lying in bed this morning I decided that I'd go for another swim today, however I got side-tracked sorting out my shoes in my wardrobes, then my friend phoned for a long chat, (we live a distance from each other so tend to 'catch up' once a month). So that was it, it's now too late to get to the pool during the 2 hours child-free period. Oh well at least I've done 3.32 miles so far this week & may get another mile in on Sunday. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:41:09 EST August 14th I actually managed 112 lengths today & I was really thrilled. I'm now sitting relaxing after having my feet done, I love it once my nails have been manicured. <BR> Now I'm just waiting for Pete to come back home as he's been to London today for a meeting. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:34:50 EST August 13th I was very pleased with myself yesterday because I managed 102 lengths. I've done all the ironing today so it'll be off to the pool again tomorrow. <BR> Oh & also having my feet done tomorrow. Bliss. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:48:15 EST August 12th I'm off to the pool today, don't know how much I'll get done but I'll try my best. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:17:45 EST August 11th Well I've had my B12 injection this morning & I'm now waiting for it to take effect. I've been feeling 'OFF' for a few days now so I'm hoping it's just the lack of B12. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:54:11 EST August 10th Pete & I have had a very lazy day and done absolutely nothing. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:46:27 EST August 9th Think we are due to have a thunderstorm, it's suddenly gone very dark & overcast & my head is banging. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:35:33 EST August 8th Did another 100 lengths today so that's 270 done this week which is 4.19 miles. Feeling quite proud of myself. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:24:12 EST August 7th Managed to do 100 lengths yesterday & hopefully will do again tomorrow. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:24:33 EST August 6th Just off to the pool for a swim. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 06:11:47 EST August 5th Feeling very tired these last few days probably because I'm due my B12 injection on Monday. Once that's done, we're going to change our Doctors. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:49:36 EST August 4th Did another mile in the pool last night and it was lovely that Pete was with me. Shame we won't be able to do it after the end of August because Pete's subscription finishes. It's better for him to use a gym close to where he works so he can go before he starts his day. I will continue to go to mine & at least he can come with me once a month for nothing if my friend doesn't use my free pass. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:27:18 EST August 3rd Quick trip to the tip with a load of garden rubbish, Chemist to pick up my prescription back home to do a few things then we're both going for a swim this evening. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 05:53:40 EST August 2nd Had a quiet Saturday doing the ironing as Pete was out all day on a cycling course. At least we will get to spend tomorrow together without having anything else to do around the house. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 15:14:08 EST August 1st A new month & only 36 days before we go on holiday again to Florida. All is organised & we can't wait. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:34:24 EST July 31st Only managed 70 lengths today in the pool 'cos it was busier than normal. Hope this isn't a sign of things to come over the next month or so through the holidays. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:21:00 EST July 30th It's been cooler today thank goodness because I've been & had my hair done & there is nothing worse than sitting in a hairdressers when it's boiling outside. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:54:30 EST July 29th Managed 100 lengths in the pool again yesterday (1.55 miles) although everything ached last night. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:41:43 EST July 28th Sitting watching Long Lost Families. Going through the tissues. <BR> <BR> Off swimming later. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:26:29 EST July 27th Pete's been on a 50 mile cycle this morning getting used to the longer trip to build up for the sponsored 85 miler he's doing in October. <BR> He's since mowed the lawn mean while I've done 2 weeks of ironing ( didn't do any last weekend because of having Mum here ) <BR> Now we're both relaxing again. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:38:57 EST July 26th Took Mum back home today after having lunch at my brothers. We're now back home & Pete & I are now relaxing on our own, just us & the cats, Heaven. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:46:15 EST July 25th Another lovely day today. Hoping to go for a swim later. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:38:30 EST July 24th Went out for lunch with a friend I've not seen for a while. Not only was it lovely to catch up it also helped get through another afternoon with Mum. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:52:00 EST July 23rd Well it was another hot and humid day yesterday, I managed to clear all the damsons up which had fallen from our tree in the past couple of days. Looked out this morning & there's as many again. Trouble is we've still not used up all the Damson Gin we made with last years crop, can't make Damson Jam 'cos it's too much sugar. Oh well I'll just have to keep sweeping them up. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:13:18 EST July 22nd Managed just over a mile in the pool yesterday so don't feel too bad. The weather has been so hot by the time I got home & put all my gear in the washing machine I was wetter than I'd been whilst swimming. I'm trying to keep windows & doors open & have a fan going but although everyone else feels warm, they're not as bad as me & don't like the fan on. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:38:20 EST July 21st Picked Mum up on Saturday after an awful night on Friday weather-wise. Torrential rain & loads of lightening but at least the thunder was a long way away. <BR> Luckily it cleared up yesterday as Petes' Mum & Dad came over for a meal & we were able to sit outside & have a BBQ. <BR> Off for a swim again today, Mum will be quite happy on her own for a couple of hours. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:17:48 EST July 18th Decided not to go to the pool today as I'm giving the bungalow a final clean through before we go & get Mum tomorrow. I've just spoken to her & she's already packed her bag & can't wait to get here to see all our changes. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:53:41 EST July 17th Been to the pool again today & although I initially decided that I was only going to do a mile ( 64.5 lengths ) instead I carried on & did 100 lengths ( 1.55 miles ). Feeling good but tired. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:10:08 EST July 16th I was going to the pool today but my gardener is here for the day & her brother in law is coming over later to cut the hedge. I'll go tomorrow & Friday instead. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:46:20 EST July 15th Did another 100 lengths in the pool yesterday & felt good. Will try to do it again tomorrow & Friday because I don't know how many times I'll make it to the pool next week whilst Mum is here. Just can't understand why I'm not losing any weight or inches for that matter, my body should have got used to the new exercise & eating routine & the new regime should be taking effect by now. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:11:33 EST July 14th Got a busy week coming up because we're going up on Saturday to bring my Mum to stay with us for a week. Got to get everything spick & span before she arrives. I may be 60 years old but I still don't like my 90 year old Mum to find any dust! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:13:31 EST July 13th Got up quite late this morning & I'm sure Pete definitely needed the extra sleep as he's had a busy week. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:34:00 EST July 12th Used my Mobility scooter today as Pete & I went into the local town & I was able to get around loads of shops whilst he was having his eyes tested. Brilliant. The longer I have the scooter, the more things are becoming accessible to us. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:42:55 EST July 11th Having a lazy day today & I'm not going to feel guilty. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:16:11 EST July 10th Pete went to London today for a meeting so I had to drop him off at the station early this morning & picked him back up this evening. In between I went to the pool & did another 100 lengths. <BR> Now I'm sitting in my lovely new chair & I may not be awake for too much longer. <BR> <em>102</em> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:34:39 EST July 9th What a day yesterday. We had the worst weather I've seen for a long time. Torrential rain, thunder & lightening, rain, hail & you guessed it...... more rain. The delivery guys turned up about 1.30 but were unable to get their van close enough (We told them when we bought the suite that they would need a small van to make the delivery as we have quite a narrow road leading to our bungalow) because it was too big. After many phone calls, the suite was finally delivered at 5 o'clock. And it's he... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:26:37 EST July 8th Not had a phone call yet about the suite delivery so I ended up having to phone up to find out what was happening. Looks like I'm down for between 1pm & 4pm. I just need to be more patient. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:24:34 EST July 7th Heard this morning that our new suite is finally being delivered tomorrow. THANK GOODNESS sitting on garden chairs for a few weeks has been very uncomfortable. <BR> Going to our first Neighbourhood Watch meeting tonight. <BR> It's all happening! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:26:42 EST July 6th Pete went out leading a SKY Ride this morning whilst I changed the bed & did the washing & ironing. At least I've been able to watch the Tour de France & the British Grand Prix. So please that Lewis Hamilton won the BGP, it's good to have an English winner. <BR> Having a relax now whilst listening to the thunder rolling around outside. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:29:58 EST July 5th Just watching a Transformers film....... I don't get it, I can't understand half of what's being said. If it doesn't improve soon I'm switching it off! Sat, 5 Jul 2014 15:32:52 EST July 4th Used the new BBQ again last night with some lovely lean pork chops. Mmmnnn lovely. <BR> <BR> Getting quite excited as we've just booked a holiday for 2 weeks in September, going to Florida again. Can't wait. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 06:39:26 EST July 3rd Feeling quite tired today probably after the exercise yesterday. Think I may need to ease up a bit in future. <BR> We had our first meal using the new BBQ last night, steak & salad, mmmnnn it was gorgeous. Obviously Pete had to have a beer whilst cooking. <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:34:22 EST July 2nd No idea what happened yesterday, I just forgot to blog completely. Could be because I took my first trip to the local shops on my mobility scooter on my own! We also took delivery of a new BBQ which took quite a while to put together. That should put an end to the sunshine lol. <BR> Been to the pool again today & I did another 100 lengths so in two visits I've swum 3 miles. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 11:07:27 EST June 30th Went for my first trip to the pool since April. Can't believe it's been so long, anyway back at it now & managed to do 1.5 miles of swimming & walking so really pleased with myself. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:18:06 EST June 29th Thought I'd share a couple of photos with you from my final day at work. We all look quite happy considering we're all out of jobs. <BR> <BR> My colleague Mike & I. Been working together for the past 18 months <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My young friend Fran, I'll be keeping in touch with her because she will look after our cats whenever we're away. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Keit... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:59:23 EST