Friday, 25 April 2008

Weight Watchers Week 8

Ok, need to get a grip. Put on weight again this week, still maybe once all the silliness with houses
is over I may be able to get on with it properly.

So the news of the day is that I have a new job! I had an interview following some testing and was offered the job today. I have taken it, now I have to go through the unpleasant task of talking to my manager and resigning. Its not a good time now either, a long standing ambulance man and colleague died this week. My manager, I think, has found things very difficult and although its not a big thing me leaving it is just a bad time - he has supported me so well through my diagnosis and it will be hard leaving.....

Still it does mean that the houses and job are sorted, just the wedding to go!

Monday, 21 April 2008


Some good news! I have completed on my house - I am a little sad about that but also very pleased. I have been paying for it for a long time, and having to look after it and live there part time when I could have just moved in with B properly and saved a lot of money!

We also exchanged on the chain involving B's place so are all ready and raring to go for completion (date to be advised once we have moved) so its all go. The movers are booked - I will review them after the fact just in case any of my lovely readers need movers in the area and will review the estate agents and solicitors involved as well - just for something to do - it won't be in depth!

I have a headache today - I think it may be stress related, or the come down from stress anyway, combined with a bottled beer. It seems I can drink real ale from a proper barrel (not nitrokeg) without getting a headache but not from a bottle. I can also drink red wine in relative safety.......its not fair, I don't like being restricted on alcohol choice........

I am now vegetating on the sofa watching the snooker - I think I am set for the afternoon/evening!!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Weight Watchers Week 7

Having decided to go on Wednesday this week due to a few things I was a bit worried I hadn't done very well. I was wrong! I lost 3.5lb getting my first 'silver 7' and reaching the dizzying heights of 9lb lost! I thought the trousers I put on today felt a little looser.......

Other than that, the houses seem to be going well. Completion on my place is imminent, we exchanged last week - I will have money again!! B's should exchange sometime next week and complete sometime soon after fingers crossed.

I should be getting the new formulation of Rebif in my delivery next week. I have high hopes that it won't sting as much as the old one, especially, in my case, in my thigh. It is stinging as I type..... Bit late tonight on the stabbing. I forgot to get it out of the fridge this morning as I was on leave today (for reasons I will be able to explain at some point) so out of my routine and then forgot this evening, again routine and by the time I remembered to get it out of the fridge it was 8pm and I then had to leave it an hour.......still I have no plans for Friday so it doesn't matter if I do it late.

I am still well, coming to realise that I feel soooo much better when I don't drink alcohol the night before so it is really not worth it, but in general I am fine. Still have the same left over bits as before but its all ok.

Oh and I have an appointment with HR and my manager in a couple of weeks to discuss the Occi Health report......should be fun!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Next edition of the Carnival of MS Bloggers

I have submitted a post for this issue of the Carnival of MS Bloggers, which was published today.

Have a read - its a great place to browse other MS Bloggers sites and get inspiration!

PS - Its a link!! I made a picture into a link!!! Yeay!!!!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

B***** Peugeot.......

Just thought I'd add a random piccy! Its the pub in Bridlington that my grandparents used to run!

Got home yesterday evening to find, well two things. The moving house man was early and Peugeot have recalled my car, again...... 4th time in four years...... It irritates me. At least I am working 5 minutes walk away from a dealership so I can throw it at them in the morning then pick it up when they are finished, by 4 pm if they know what is good for them.....

Oh and I had a headache yesterday, had a mini-melt down about trying to sell two houses (soon to be one if all goes to plan) and ordered Chinese food as I couldn't think of anything else I wanted to eat, and it was comfort food. Yes, I know this is one of the things I have to work on, my comfort eating is the reason I don't loose a lot more weight........still.........

Monday, 7 April 2008

Weight Watchers Week 6 - The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches week.......

I had a few rounds of the above sandwiches and guess I shot myself in the foot a little bit..... My excuse is that I had a migraine and felt the need to eat badly! I lost 1lb so thats 5.5lb in total. Not as good as I was hoping but then I haven't been as good as I could be. I will be better this week!

On Saturday night we were invited to Newbury Manor Hotel for a mini wedding fair of all their preferred suppliers. We met the lady who will do our flowers, I chatted to the local hairdressers and we met the new wedding planner. H the previous wedding planner for the hotel is going off to Australia for a year so an ex wedding planning of the hotels who has set up her own business, Essentially You, is taking over. J is very nice and as she used to work at Newbury Manor I'm sure things will go very smoothly!

It was really nice to go out and do some wedding related stuff, its all been house related recently. They even put on some food on (which was very nice, with some very nice desserts) and there were four wines to taste - I tasted rather a lot of the red wine. Ah, that evening may well be part of the reason my weight loss was a bit less than hoped for......still it was a nice weekend out!

Houses - who knows..............

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Snow in the Thames Valley!

This is my back garden at 10:30 this morning - I love seeing snow!! Its all starting to melt now which is disappointing.......

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Weight watchers week 5

Good morning all, it is the 1st of April already, how did that happen........

I lost the weight I put on last week! So all square again, which I am really pleased about. Thats 3lb off. I can admit to it now I have lost it again!!

I went to see my Occupational Health Department yesterday. Due to ongoing symptoms which have been left behind by my last relapse the Occupational Health Physision is recommended I am redeployed in the medium term, which apparently means 12 months. I'm not too bothered as I don't really want to go back anyway. I like working sensible hours and being able to have a life. He was very reassuring about getting a new job as well. Told me a bit about the process and what I was expected to disclose and what their Occi Health people should be doing. Apparently they shouldn't disclose an illness to the managers, they have to keep it to themselves!

Anyway, we have a new lady starting in the Office today so I ought to get things straightened up!