Sunday, 26 January 2014

Celebrations And Competitions

I was at a 50th birthday party last night for my best friend Nigel. I've known him for 25 years and his wife organised the party for him. Following on this he is going to Las Vegas for a few days so that should be amazing for him. It was nice to catch up with his family as, like other families they have their problems getting on with other members of the family but everyone enjoyed themselves.

Things have been good so far, but the weather has been bad, but not as bad as other areas of the country. It has been raining all day here today and we have not been out anywhere but as I write this it looks like there's a bit of blue sky trying to poke through though maybe a little late!

I won a competition last week too! There's a web site called Super Deluxe Edition that review and put on the site all things about album releases and special edition packages of albums with extra discs of unreleased stuff, remixes ect. Anyhow, there was a competition to win a Nillson box set of his albums and I won it! I was really chuffed so now I'm waiting for it to arrive so I can listen to it, I can't wait. It gives me a push to enter more competition now too!


Friday, 17 January 2014

Easing Into The New Year

So far the first couple of weeks have been ok. Work been busy as we have been doing prototypes for the show in Birmingham which opens this Sunday. I don't think I've ever known it to be so chaotic as it has been regarding protos. They didn't know what was going until last minute and then becomes a rush. At least that is done now and begins the catching up at work as it has put us behind with all the production, we have been here before!

Still not been back to the gym yet, just can't seem to get myself there, or even show any enthusiasm to go, I will, it is just a mind set I have to sort. I looked at myself in the mirror and I'm looking fat in all the wrong places which is depressing. I have got some ideas for recipes for losing weight so they are going to be tried for my dinners at work! Nigella does a great butternut squash and sweet potato soup with is really nice, so will do more of that!

The last few days my back has been playing up with the old injury I carry with it, I don't know what has set it off but it kept waking me up last night so I'm sat with a water bottle on my back warming it through and hopefully will sort it out! It's one thing after another, shows how unfit I am though! I was asked to go running last week from a guy I follow of Twitter, I declined but that is another goal to aim for, if I can get my arse out of the chair!


Sunday, 5 January 2014

First Few Days Of The New Year

The first few days have been uneventful thankfully, but tomorrow is the start of a full week back at work. I need a haircut badly so I need to book in to get it cut. All the Christmas decorations are now back in the loft all packed and waiting for next Christmas. I seem to collect more and more Xmas decorations, ornaments ect but never seem to get them all out. I need to be firm with myself and get rid of the stuff that doesn't get used. I think there's at least 3 garlands, maybe 4 but only room for two!

The diet has sort of started today, well we are slowly stopping all the eating, or a lot of the sweets and cheese has gone finally. I have to slowly get into the idea of diet and also drag Vinny along with it too so he loses a bit of weight too! I'm just under 14 stone and I found a print out from this time 2012 and I was 12st 6lb which has depressed me a lot. I have been sorting all my clothes out today and have put the fitted tops and slim fitting stuff as I can't get into it or I really want to wear it when I get my shape back. There's low cut v t shirts and polo shirts that did look ok when I was a bit slimmer. Here's to 2014!