Friday, 29 October 2010

Long time no see....


my bad on the total none-bloggage, but life has been epicly insane. the twilight shifts in work have started early, meaning a few nights a week ill be working till 8. im also contracted to work weekends now, oh the joys, and last weekend i covered for a work mate and worked her weekened - no worries - 'cept i had to work 7 days without a day off - and on my 7th day i worked till 9pm - argh - that pretty much killed me off. On top of that, ive been decorating and completely over hauling my bedroom into my version of the dream room - this means my diet has gone to crap - food has pretty much been eat whatever was quick and simple and easy and took no longer than 5 minutes to prepate - pretty much lots of unhealthy rubbish. and it gets worse - drinks have been of the caffinated energy variety. but seriously, all ive been doing is working and working on my room. at one point last week i couldnt actually lift my arms - that was bad. my muscles hated me for days - and i hated them equally for complaining. when i got home from work on wednesday (i really had to think about that - i have no idea how what day it is - my 7 day stint caused that) my back felt broken - painting walls, moving furniture,working and doing delivery around it seriously didnt help. :o\

day 1 - i moved a wardrobe out of my room ON MY OWN. moved my bed across the room ON MY OWN. moved the television.

day 2 - i took the door off my cupboard behind my tele (see below on pics) and sorted the cupboard - tons of my toys from when i was a kiddie and all my kids books - serious blast from the past. specially when i found my memory boxes i kept up till i was about 15/16.

------------nothing, i had to wait for a day off--------------

day (lets just call it 3 to keep it simple) - ventured in to town to b and q - got paint, and curtains, mirrors,and general bits for my room. painted one wall.

day 4 - painted the rest of the walls - each getting 2 coats each.


-----waiting for a day off again------

day 6 - gloss paint - alll done - things put up on walls.curtains up. new sexy duvet cover put on.

all in all it took me 3 weeks - because some days i just couldnt possibly fit any labour in around work. anyway piccies - :)


now :) :) :) ;

you have no idea how proud of myself i am :) :)

and i pinky promise to get back on diet on monday - and also before i go - i got to see john bishop on wednesday... sqqquueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

peace x

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

short but sweet.

hey all.

just a quick post to say i lost 0.75lbs last week - i know right, pitiful - the only thing i can put it down to is that im not a good sleeper and that week insomnia really bit hard. the reason i havent had time to post a decent blog then, or now, is im decorating my bedroom - pictures and details to follow.

peace out x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The 'C' word.

Hey all.

so this week ive continued with my angelic behaviour when it comes to eating and exercising, i didnt exercise thursday or friday after work as i was sleep-sie. You could argue i was being lazy - and frankly i wont disagree, im just biding my time really and waiting for the new just dance game to come out - i figure thats gonna make me one play it more as im a bit sick of the songs on the current one,sigh. so anyway - ive been good, and ive worked out, and ive noticed one of my pj tops is hanging a bit looser as it was fitted before, similarly i think my work pants are starting to hang a lil better - good times. So really, this week all i was really hoping for was to lose the 3.75 lbs i gained last week. so im pretty happy with my result this week;

oooooh yeah :)

honestly, im feeling pretty motivated right now, i dont know where its come from but im not gonna argue with it :) im allowing myself to eat chocolate one day a week - and granted i go to town on that one day but come sunday im straight back on the healthy eating/exercising wagon - and i feel really good too, i guess i forgot how much eating healthily effects your mood during my fall from grace. :)

So i figured id make this blog about the 'C' word. Its the one that fills me with dread when i hear it, its Christmas.

Dont get me wrong, im not a grinch. I love christmas, its just that i loathe it in equal measures. I love christmas once its christmas eve and im home from work and the presents are under the tree and everythings lovely. I loathe the run up - working in retail will do that to you - and i loathe the implications it has on my diet as i know i wont be sticking to points over xmas, but xmas seems to start mid october now - this year inm DETERMINED to be good up untill christmas eve, which is slightly difficult when i work till 9 most nights close to christmas, and im stressed beyond belief as customers really start to mouth off at you - uck - be nice this year, be nice to the staff in shops - it really isnt their fault, they are trying really hard. please? for lil ole' me?

On the plus side, this week i started my christmas shopping. I know right?? Thing is, ive decided to split it up over the next few months so im spreading the cost but also once the festive season really starts to kick in i tend to live at work. Soooo.... i ordered my brother this;
a JEDI BATH ROBE!! you heard me, A JEDI BATH ROBE!! you knows thats awesome!! now, my brothers 32 but has pretty much grown old and not up - he will adore this!! im also gonna buy him a cheap lil light saber, lmao - and a crate of toffifee sweets from work - 10 boxes in a case - sorted :) Mums getting the glee box set (...uck) and a gold chain :) and i dont know what to get my dad.... hmmm.... suggestions on a post card please?

For me, this is also the season of Lush.

i buy lush bath things twice a year, i tend to spend all my birthday money on them in may, and then as soon as the christmas stock hits down i order loads of it. This week i got an email saying they had arrived. Sooo...ive ordered LOADS. :) christmassy and none christmassy  - the christmas lush things are the only thing that help me feel remotely christmassy when im in a foul mood after a bad busy day in work - hopefully were gonna take on some christmas temps this year that will make life much easier - but i also have a tradition - come home from work on christmas eve, i have a lush bath with a glass of wine and my book, i put on the pj's and i chill. sweet. :) i got my box of lush goodies on thursday and i had a lush bath the same night - using one called Twilight which was so stunning its hard to put into words. It turned the water,pink,then pink and blue then eventually a lovely purple/night sky colour and it smelled soooo good :) really chilled me out, and the smell lingered on my skin throughout yesterday :) and my skin feel soft :) ok - enough lush ramblings.

i guess thats really it now, i keep saying to myself that im gonna make an effort to post a blog more than once a week - but as a rule, when i really sit down to think about it -

my life just isnt that exciting for me to post more than one a week.

hmmmm - well, on that depressing,dark clouded, empty selfed note ( i joke, i joke... i kid,i kid ;) ) i shall end this blog :)

                                 peace out people x and thanks for reading :) x

Saturday, 2 October 2010


Are you actually serious?? Following my blog post last week regarding the key to weight loss being exercise, i thought id follow up that breakthrough with this little gem of scientific expertise;

Once a month, my body becomes retarded.

Feel free to feel offended by my use of that word, i understand - just dont tell me if you are :) coz i wont listen :)

hello, totm - hello cravings from hell - hell week of huge disgusting struggles.

This week i have;

  • exercised almost every day (i had 2 rest days, one when i was ill with pains and once when i was at work)
  • stuck to my points rig-id-ly - i mean, ive been a ww saint. seriously,  i deserve to be canonised by the ww fairies.
  • managed to diet around a stupid shift at work which meant starting at noon and working till 8pm because i was putting Halloween decs up - i got home at 8:30 and still stuck top my points.
and what do i get for my troubles?

a 3.75lb gain!!

mel is not a happy bunny, and is feeling incredibly fed up at the moment - not helped by monthly depression anyway.

also not helped by inspection day yesterday at work which meant me being on till being oh so happy happy happy with everyone when all i really wanted to do was curl up into a ball and sob.also not helped by my being angry at a friend of mine, who was suspended from work (didnt tell me this) and has now left (didnt tell me this either) and i found out through another friend - arrrggghhhhhh! dick - still, hell hath no fury like a mel scorned

see? scary isnt it? lmao - i dont know why i put this picture on here, a break in the fed up photos i guess? this was my testing the lighting on my webcam piccie :)

This weeks been challenging on multiple levels - infact the levels are, well, two fold ;) - the shifts ive been working have been all over the place with that stupid 'til 8 shift thrown right smack in the middle, and also - this weeks product focus (we have to sell something every week on the till) was raspberry ruffles - oh my word - my absolute fave - and despite telling everyone how nice they are allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll day long, and ive stayed strong all week and havent bought a bag ........ mums picking us up a bag (to share) today :) good times.

i also have vodka and a blue wkd with my name on it - and x factor - i know i know, looking at me im not entirely sure i jump out as the x factor type, but im a massive fan - and im actually the only one out of my friends who likes it :) i even downloaded the Olly Murs single the other day  :P i have quite an eclectic taste in music really - flicking through my ipod theres metallica,acdc,nirvana,greenday - then theres 30 seconds to mars,adam lambert,oasis,travis and the verve - then theres things like robbie williams,take that and olly murs. lol. oh - and i dont like Cher from the xfactor even though we all know she's gonna go through - shes so slappable when she sings, and when she sings she looks like Sylvester Stallone...

(couldnt resist,lol)

and for the record, i hate cold play - and if your gonna rap it and add words like ring-a-dinging you really deserve some kind of pain.

                                                        peace out x

p:s;- i added more pics of me in this one, its been a while since ive has the opportunity to be a  web cam whore ;) x look, heres another one ;)     

ooh and before i forget, a photo of my home made christmas cake that im currently 'feeding' with brandy before starting the icing process - ooohhhh yeah, not just a pretty face ;)