Thursday, 1 April 2010

Nutty As A Chocolate Cake.

Hello Again My Lovelies,

It would appear that blogger has heard my moaning and sorted itself out.
I'm going to catch up with you all over the Easter weekend as we have nothing planned.
Thankfully Francis has the whole 4 days off. I say thankfully as he has been working really hard and has been doing 6days a week since Christmas. It's 23:10 and he is flaked out next to me fast asleep. He needs this time off. Tomorrow I am taking him to my gym in order to use the spa, he doesn't know and I am cooking him breakfast in bed, so long as he stays in bed that is.
We don't normally roll our blind down and shut the curtains but I have tonight as I don't want him waking up at first light.

See the cake at the top of the post. Nutty made it and send me the photo stating that was meant to be for Sunday lunch but that she doubted it would make that long. I think she is trying to tease me with it. If she's not careful I will drive the 2 hours up the motorway just to have a slice.
If your reading this Nutty remeber that I can get past your dogs Mwhahaha!!!!!!!

Speaking of recipes, I think I might have perfected the bacon egg cheese cupcake things.
I made them again and they went down very well, so I will put them up tomorrow with photos for you all to enjoy.
As for the polenta pizza crust I haven't done that yet, but the boys have asked for it this weekend so I will get that one to you as well. But I just want to try it one more time before I give you that one.

I have been swimming this week and increased my laps to 30 now. It's going better than I thought and I am noticing a difference in my shape. For a start it's not such a struggle to actually get into my swim costume. It was a wee-bit tight, well ok it was a lot tight, but as it is the biggest one I own (I have 3) and didn't require a shoe-horn and a tub of butter it get into it's the one I am using. No way was I going to buy another even bigger one!!! Anyway this week I have noticed that it is going on easier. I'm not one for mirrors, haven't been for years (the having no hair thing is just to hard to look at.) But I did get some photos of me at the start and I compare them this week in the mirror and thigs definately look better.

I found a new pair of trousers that I brought in September and when I got home they were to tight, so I shoved them away. I got them out this week and found that they are now too big for me and keep falling down, so I will need to take them in. Had to buy some new undies as well as they keep falling down. So while my weight hasn't changed much I have gone down a dress size.
I hope to drop another one before summer really kicks in as I have some great dresses that I would love to get into again.

One last thing, the boiler blew up!!!!!
No heating and no hot water for at least two weeks. Plumbers are like looking for rocking horse poo and about as useless. The house is freezing downstairs as it is mostly open plan, not a good idea when you have no heating. We have electric back up radiators for upstairs, so we are all mostly upstairs at the moment. We are having to go to friends and family for showers and baths. I'm ok as I go to the gym, but it's annoying the hell out of the boys. Washing up is a nightmare ( I refuse to have a dish washer, long boring story).
Suddenly when you can't just turn the taps on you become very aware of how much water you really do use. I feel a little guilty to be honest, suddenly it seems really selfish to have the luxury of just turning a tap, when so many in the world have to struggle.

Will catch up with you all soon, I have missed you all.
Much love


  1. Praise the Lord! Here I am after all. I had no problem getting here this time.

    I'm about to blow a gasket after reading about how you've gone down a dress size. That's absolutely fabulous. Now that you can see the benefits of all your hard work, you will want to continue on.

    If I could, I would give you the biggest hug right now. I'm just so proud of you for not giving up. You are one determined, lovable, dear person and I'm delighted to know you.

    I wish I would spend time in the kitchen like you do. My son and husband would love it but I'm not so sure I would.

    Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy having Francis around for 4 days. Sounds like you're going to treat him extra special.

  2. Oh me too! I am so proud of you Lia!!!!! Congratulations my dear!!!

    I am sorry to hear about the boiler. Oh my! What a major inconvenience. I love your attitude about it though.

    Have the most wonderful time with Francis and the family these next 4 days Lia. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo <----I miss you can you tell?

  3. Congrads! Many times I would see that the scale said that I lost the weight, but didn't really notice it until I tried on clothes. I've finally came to the realization that the weight is a number, but how the clothes fit is more important.
    Oh and how in the world are you going to make it two weeks without water. I.WOULD.DIE!!!!!!!!

  4. That is so amazing about going down a dress size!!! Congrats! I bet that is an amazing feeling! I hope it keeps going well for you :)

    I am sorry to hear about the boiler :( Isn't it amazing how much we take stuff for granted when we have it and then suddenly it gets taken away and we're lost?! Those types of situations have made me think very differently about things in life!

    I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!


  5. Ha! I said you'd be getting trimmer, didn't I? :)

    Drag about the boiler, I know what it is to have one fail on you, not nice to have no hot water.

  6. Dear Lia,
    I'm so pleased to hear that the body is changing and that it's all been worthwhile. You must be pleased. All that hard work is finally paying off.
    Well, our boiler gave up the ghost about a fortnight ago !! It must be about 30 years old and they are only meant to last about 10 years so, we had been living on borrowed time ! We have had three quotes from plumbers and have finally chosen one. We are absolutely freezing and I don't want to do anything,, as it's too cold to move away from the fan heater !! At least we have an immersion heater, so we have hot water...anyway, I know how you are feeling. It would have to get cold again, wouldn't it ?
    Hope you get sorted out soon. Enjoy your long weekend with Francis. XXXX

  7. Whoo Hoo a whole dress size that's impressive. And you are so much fitter now with 30 laps considering where you started a few weeks ago.
    Go you!
    The cold will help you have to move more to keep warm !!!( okay so'd you'd rather the boiler was fixed It was just a thought!)

  8. Okay....the cake is a trick! I can feel it... She's sent on a photo from two years ago as an April Fools Joke. :-/ If it's not a trick--it oughta be...LOL OMG I think I felt my hips grow just lookin' at the darn thing.... And I don't even like cake. LOL

    I do hope the weekend with Francis (with an I) has been a relaxing, enjoyable one.

    Ironically, we have one mirror in this house--the one himself uses to shave. No floor length mirror, no cute little mirror in the foyer. I don't know if that's the 'no hair' deal, or simply my issue with distortion telling me to stay AWAY from a mirror. I don't know my weight and that's a good thing. Like you, I know from the feel of my clothing where I'm at. And it's sounding like HUGE progress for you in that arena. 30

    Feel good about what you've already accomplished--I sure feel proud for you, cuz that's awesome!


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