My husbands work colleague has recently had a little baby girl and yesterday (typical men....short notice)
i was given the task of buying the presents.
Well as a 'My name is LissyLou and i am a shopaholic,' I was more than happy to take a trip into Leigh on Sea....one of my favourite places to shop and have a good look around for some lovely things.
Above is what i got:
A Greenbaby bib, a hanging wooden heart, a lovely retro print baby vest, a photo album, a gorgeous toy mouse and some chocolates for Mummy and Daddy.
I wrapped them up last night and will be sending them off this morning.
I also treated myself to a new address book (it has replacable sticker labels, such a good idea, i hate messy scribbled out addresses) and some CK labels and stickers. Plus i found this great bag, that folds out really big to put some of the boys toys in.
Now onto Weightloss Wednesday:
I have not weighed myself this week as i know i will have put on more pounds than i started with.
So, i'm starting a fresh from today!!!!!
I'm going to re read my past weightloss Wednesday posts and take on my own advice ;)
Mmmmm finally after being in my house for nearly 6 years, we are starting to get some of the things done that i have wanted for ages. I now have lovely shelves above the tele in the living room!!
No exercise for me this week (slap my wrist!! hee hee)
And norty me did have the chocchip shortbread and hotchoc at starbucks (see last weightloss post), but i did have a pannini that wasn't cheese based. Did you know that a sandwich, hot drink and dessert at starbucks/costa is about 1000 calories!!! yummy though ;)
So i gained a pound.
Dinners in our household are often healthy but we eat quite large portions. This week i am going to really cut down.
When we have for example pasta we will have much smaller portions and up the protein and veg instead.
Lately we have been having some very yummy salads:
May i suggest lettuce, tomato and cucumber served with couscous and bean salads with a little onion chutney to sweeten.
For lunch today i had this soup, with money going to BHF
And if shes reading today, i want to say a big Happy birthday to my most special friend (((A)))!!!!
I got tagged by Bekimarie to show what is in my handbag:
I am always carrying around two bags, one for me and one for the littlest boy, that has wipes, drinks, toys etc in.
I think my bag will be the most interesting, its actually quite jam packed at the moment compared to normal.
When out with the boys doing mummy things, i favour an over the body bag so that my hands are free...this one is from NewLook.
My keys, fingerless gloves, CK diary, Marilyn Monroe pen, mobile, Tinkerbell purse..and a couple of cards that are inside from my hubbie, tissues, Max factor lipgloss, maybelline blush...i am so pale!!, L'occitane solid perfume and hand cream, Body shop vitamin lipbalm, chewing gum, paracetomol, a little bow that came of my sons chocolate heart lolly from Starbucks, a couple of sainsburys vouchers and a hospital appointment card.
I really like the tasty and healthy food and smoothies here.
The lovely anenomes i said i'd show you in their full glory:
My new books from amazon, (still waiting on one)
I got sew darn cute after seeing it on Mary Poppins blog and last week i watched Coco before Chanel, which was just so wonderful that i had to get a book on her. And of course, Audrey is my idol, so i can never have too many books on her:
And lastly.....my new most favourite thing!!!! still so excited about this!!!! My lovely new sideboard to put my dollshouse on and my fabrics in. My lovely hubbie put it up yesterday. I am so in love with it!! and with the gorgeous baskets that i got for a bargain at QS. I'm going to put some fabric behind the glass so i can hide fabrics behind it.
I haven't done very well since last wednesday. I have eaten badly, drunk too much alcohol and not excercised.
I've made up since Monday though....so i've had two days of eating pretty well and exercising a little. And managed to lose another pound!!! They do say the first few pounds are the easiest. I may have lost 3 pounds on the scales but i'm not noticing tthe difference in my clothes or self yet.
I don't eat very big lunches unless i eat out.
At home i'm likely to have one hummus and salad sandwich on burgen bread. Or i'll have an innocent veg pot.
When out is when i struggle. If we go to costas or starbucks, i'll normally have a panini (normally cheese based) with a hot chocolate and then some kind of shortbread too.
I do eat out quite alot.
This week i am going to eliminate one of the hot chocolate or shortbread.
Not done too well with weightloss wednesday this week food wise. (Although i have lost another pound. Not sure how i managed that when i've eaten like a horse this week!! But ho hum, i'm not complaining.)
There have been far too many tasty treats round the house (Because of having friends round for dinners) that i have not been able to resist.
However i have exercised 3 times this week....abit on the trusty rowing machine and some games on the Wii. The boxing is fab for your arms!!!
Plus some sit ups.
So not all bad then ;)
This week Breakfasts:
I actually always eat a healthy breakfast and so do the boys.
The eldest favours Porriage oats made with milk, a touch of honey and apple juice and the youngest mainly just eats fruit and occasionally has a piece of Burgen toast with marmite. With water or milk to drink.
Lately i have been having a natural muesli (no added sugars) from Jordans. I have it with rice milk.
Occasionally if i'm not that peckish i will have a glass of Innocent smoothie.
This week i am going to get back to eating my healthy snacks and keep up the exercise.