Hi deeee ho campers!!  Just a bit of an update for you.   Looks like I might have to up the deep fried food and lollies for Ricky as my first attempt at claiming the insurance money has been a dismal failure,…………………….JOKING!!!!!  🙂

He is really, really well and is just having a couple of weeks holiday now to make up for the first two he spent fainting, farting and falling about-ing !  No damage. He feels really good.  He is on a “healthy eating” with me and has already lost one kilo in one week……bastard 😦  Why is it soooooo much easier for men when they set their minds to it?  So, we are both back in our happy place and things are ticking along pretty well.

I, on the other hand, have had to take drastic action with myself.  I had slipped back up to 94kgs and there was no farking way I was going to go up any further!!  So, I got on line and purchased the dreaded optifast shakes and desserts and, as of Monday, I have been supplementing two meals a day with them and being very careful with the rest of my eating day.  I actually feel really good for it. I feel like I have lost some weight also but I am trying to hold out until Saturday because I have made that both mine and Ricky’s weigh in day. 

We already walked most days with the dogs but you don’t tend to step it out much with them…..it is all about the pissing and sniffing….them…..not us!!  So it is all stop and starts.  So, Ricky and I have been going again in the evenings.  Ricky goes like the bloody clappers and I struggle to keep up some nights but it is fantastic because it forces me out of my comfort zone and makes me work harder.  So I am really feeling the benefits from that and I enjoy our walks together.  We have had some superb weather too and the evenings have been brilliant!  I feel so fortunate sometimes to live where we do!  Actually, I feel I have been taking a lot of things for granted lately and stuff like Ricky’s heart scare and other friends and aquaintances being sick with this and that brings it home that I have much to be grateful for. 

My parents had been married 50 years on the 6th February this year and we took them out for a little dinner with a few relatives.  Fancy being married that long!!??  I could go on and on and bloody on about how wonderful my parents are and how proud they make me and how grateful I am to have them and to have been guided in life by them……..but  I wont.  Mainly because Mum reads this and her head might swell 🙂  I love my sister too…….I had to say that because she also reads this…………..  Seriously though…..I consider myself the luckiest girl on the planet to have parents like mine……. oh, and a sister like her:) 

Here we are………………  I think my sister has the “sensible” photo…….do you??  Why haven’t you emailed it to me yet!!???? You said you would…..   *sigh* 

Anyhow…… I feel like I am on the right track again and I will keep you posted 🙂