Hello! These weeks are just flying by, I can’t believe it’s nearly Easter. I’m a bit late this week with my Sunday Sevens, I feel any later than Wednesday and I should add it to next week, so here goes before it’s too late!
Monday was a gorgeous start to the week with high temperatures and lots of sunshine. My favourite stand by point is back open on Gas Works Lane, Elland Bridge. This has been closed since the Boxing day floods of 2015 when the river behind came right up and over the wall and caused massive devastion in the Calder Valley.
I managed to fit in 3 Body Pump classes this week which really get the heart rate up and help to tone the muscles! I do other classes too but this is my favourite!
Pre-washing some fabric I’m reviewing for Minerva Crafts. I’ve actually finished my make and the review will be on their site shortly.
Lots of colourful primroses bordering the putting green are making me feel like summer is just around the corner!
Thursday night me nephew was in a show at Bradford Playhouse, we managed to sneak in a drink in the bar before hand – note me on the diet coke and hubby having a naughty pint of bitter!
Cyber pops looking as handsome as ever waiting for the show to start…xx
I spent an hour (or 2) sorting some of my shoes out in the bottom of my wardrobe and taking photos for the ‘stylebook‘ app on my phone. I’ve still to upload them to the app but my wardrobe is now much neater. I even found a few pairs that I forgot I had! As I wear steel toe cap boots for work my shoes tend to last forever and don’t get worn out so fast. Here’s just a few from my screen short on my phone…..
Another evening stroll for the me and the hubby. The houses on the right are where we live and we’re really lucky to have a the sound of bleating when we’re sat in the garden now the sheep are back in the field.
Sunday morning I thought I’d take advantage of the lovely weather and cycle to work. BIG mistake! It was only 4 degrees and bloody freezing!!! But the sunrise was stunning and it did warm up a couple of degrees as the sun crept a little higher.
I thought I’d save the foodie photos till the end.
Sweet potato, parsnip and carrot soup whizzed up half chunky and half smooth. No herbs added I just use chicken stock cubes. Served with sharwoods noodles, chip cubes (boiled for 5 minutes then sprayed and popped in a hot oven for 20 minutes with some spam lite cut into cubes). This dish when down a treat with the hubby and he is a huge spam fan and was fab for me as it was a super quick tea as I always have a big jug of fresh soup in the fridge.
I generally have a bag of grated white cabbage and carrots in the fridge to to make my own coleslaw with ridiculously light mayo as I need it. It lasts about 4 or 5 days but I’ve usually used it up before then.
Leftover chilli with cauliflower rice and some coleslaw make a really quick meal at work. For cauliflower rice whiz a cauli up in the food processor and then just warm it in the microwave. This is really good if your trying to cut down on carbs. (supermarkets sell it ready made if you don’t have a processor).
And look what I got – I lost another pound, which meant I received my one stone award in just 8 weeks!!
Cyber mom lost 2 1/2 pounds – that’s 16 in total and the hubby lost 1 too, that’s 15 altogether!
I’ve never really done a diet properly in the past, as in joining a club and having the support of all the other members and the consultant. If you’re wondering if you should do it, I’d really recommend it Slimming World. I don’t even feel like I’m on a proper diet as I’m never hungry. It’s just got me motivated to get organised and have some structure to what I’m eating, and a lot more variety too.
And look……..my favourite Yasmin Yoke skirt doesn’t fit me any more!! There’s too much top stitching to unpick and alter it. I think it’ll be quicker to make a new one.
I know I mentioned a recipe to be added to the end and I’ve shared some of what I’ve been eating this. Next week I’m going to hopefully have time to share with you my chicken traffic light risotto which is really yummy, and it works the bingo wings too as there’s lots of stirring to be done! Until then, hope you have a fantastic Easter and don’t get too sick on chocolate – I’ve told my hubby I’d rather have fabric!