Ticker to Goal

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Heart broken

Andy and I split up last night. I'll write another blog about it later but for now I'm just trying to get everyone told.
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. Xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013


Wordle: Untitled

I think these are so fun. Julie and  
Sarah G have both done them. As Julie 
said, they don't seem to go back very 
far but I still think they are great fun.
I may do another when I've done a few 
more entries to see the difference.
To create your own go to wordle.net, 
click create and paste in your blog link.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Ten Things Thursday

From the pre-pregnancy brain of the lovely Laura, we have the amazing triple T!!!!!!

10 completely random things from the depths of my mind in any old order.

1)    I have an interview next week for a Senior Leader teaching post. I am too expensive/experienced to be getting regular teaching jobs and going for a promotion is possibly the only way to get back a class of my own. I'm not sure I'm ready for the pressure and commitment but I'll give it my best shot.

2)    It pisses me off that people have been telling me about the evils of my trip to see the dolphins. I get that dolphins would be happier in the wide open sea but I went. Making me feel bad about going is not going to change the fact that I went or the fact that these places exist.

3)     I've been stuck on this 4 pics 1 word for like a month.

4)     I got stung by some fire coral while I was diving in Cozumel. It stung like a ***** and 2 weeks on it is still itchy and looks like this. Attractive huh?

5)     I need to clean my house big time but the hoover is broken and I don't do chasing balls of cat hair around with a broom.

 6)     I was working in a school I spent 3 weeks in in February/March today. The class has some "real characters" in and one is referred to by his teacher as the devil child. I had the nicest day with them and I was expecting to be in tears by lunch. I love it when things work out that way round.

7)     No reply@blogger.com sucks big time. If you have your settings so that nobody can see your email, it doesn't post your address on the site, it barrs bloggers from replying directly to your comments on their blogs without commenting you having to go back and check or needing to comment again or having the conversation in a public place.

8)     One more whole week and then it's BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY!!!!!!!! Whoop whoop. I love the first May bank holiday. Fingers crossed the weather is good enough to make the most of it.

9)     The weather has been really lovely here since I got back from Mexico. Today it was 25* at 5pm when I was on my way home and much higher earlier. We even went on a walk to the shop and got ice lollies at lunch.

10)   A certain bandster who may/may not have inspired my internet dating attempts was after pictures of Andy. He's not good with photos and I don't have a nice one of him I've taken. My attempts end up like this ...

Even the cat thinks he's being an idiot. Love him anyways though.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Mexico holiday pictures

So over Easter, I went to Riviera Maya in Mexico with one of my best friends and her family for her little brother's wedding. Part of the holiday was utterly fabulous but I will not be in any rush to go away with someone else's family again; too much drama for my liking.

Sorry if you've seen these pictures on FB but blogger isn't playing nicely and uploading from the hard drive.

Xcaret nature park
Chichen Itza
Wedding day
Me and my bestie
I keep telling Andy, I love a man with stubble
Flying foot push with dolphins. They lifted me clear out of the water and it was absolutely incredible.
This particular friend and I met about 10 years ago at ww. She has been at goal twice and gained back all the weight again. She is going through a bad patch. She's had depression and binges on everything in sight. Even being a bridesmaid at the wedding has not helped her focus on losing. She is hugely jealous of my surgery and takes any weight loss advice I give her now with a pinch of salt. After all, it's easy for me now, isn't it! lol. In truth though, I'm not sure the band would help. We all know that those lovely naughty binge food goodies go down when nothing else will and that's the stuff she can't stay away from.

Me and my bestie 6 weeks before my surgery
Do people who know you've had surgery, find it hard to accept your advice? How do you inspire them?

Monday, 22 April 2013

Old habits die hard

So today I woke up to a new low on the scale, 13 stone 3 3/4 or 185.8 and in my almost traditional way, I celebrated by scoffing my face with brownies. One day this will get easier.

A few quick things

I am back.I have renewed insight and determination about getting to goal.

I had a blast in Mexico.


I had a major over-night tightening and had to had 1.45ml taken out when I got home.

I've asked to the doctor to go back on the anti anxiety meds I was taking before surgery; he agreed.

I've started going to counseling sessions.

I still love Andy (A2) lots and he loves me and it's all fairly nausiating.

I am still job hunting.

I want to get all this "out there" but I will do a proper post tomorrow and fill in some of the details. I know you're all dying to know.