Wednesday, 22 May 2013
As its a month since I started listening to my slimpod I thought it would be a great time to compare how I looked then and now. I keep being told by others how much slimmer I look but sometimes its hard to see it for myself! So I put my starting photo next to my photo from tonight (thanks Dad for taking it):
It is amazing how different I look in just a month! The scales haven't shifted that much though I lost 2 lbs this week (hurray). Just goes to show why you shouldn't just use your body weight as a way of seeing if you are slimming down.
I feel that the slimpod is making a difference slowly but surely to my eating habits. I am more often listening to my body and stopping when I feel full and not carrying on regardless. There is no conscious measuring of calorie intake just more mindful eating choices. Still a way to go to undo 20 years of bad habits but I am really making a good inroad into them..
Completing my 10 k run on Saturday has made me feel more positive about my fitness and finishing about 15th with a time of 1 hour 11 minutes really surprised me. There is still a way to go as I did struggle to run the whole course (well it is rather hilly!) but it was a great achievement. I wonder how much my fitpod helped me through?
Right now the right hand side of body protests when I do exercise! I struggled to run back home from school yesterday. I used to have problems for about 30 years with my left knee and the consequence is my right works harder now even though my knee is now fine. I am going to persist in running twice a week though as I have another couple of 5 km or more runs next month! I do hope that eventually my body levels itself out..
Here's to getting even slimmer as the summer has finally started to appear.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
The weather has been so awful I thought I wasn't going to get to join in this week! Luckily today was glorious so we headed off for a pre Beavers tea in the park at Staveley:
It was nice to be able to be outside just in short sleeves and enjoying ice cream:
As it was tea time we had the park to ourselves for over half and hour which was bliss! No need to take turns on the equipment:
The fact my son had his shorts on today shows what a nice day we had. I'm even feeling sun burned so need to start remembering the sun cream!
The beavers had their meeting out on the grass so my daughter and I retreated to the neighbouring pub which has a beer garden overlooking the playground and the river. A lovely spot to eat our dinner whilst watching swallows hunt for theirs:
Hope we get some more glorious evenings like this one!
Monday, 20 May 2013
We were sent a Character Building Scooby Doo Mystery Machine to review. We have had small items from Character Building before so were looking forward to seeing what the Scooby Doo set was like. My daughter and her friend set to constructing the mystery machine:
The idea is that you flip it open and Mystery Inc have the own operations centre inside:
The problem we found was that everything seemed to fall apart when we tried to fasten it back shut again! I also managed to snap off the radio antenna with the side of the van.. My daughter wouldn't play with it as she got sick off having to rebuild it.
Her brother loved playing with the motorbike, Fred and Scooby Doo that came with the set:
The set was fun to build but it didn't stand up to being played with. It would look nice on a shelf though!