Sunday 24 february
Its almost the end of February ,The weather is freezing ,Life is boring well at least just now it is .We have been having work done to the outside of the house and finally the scaffold has been
removed .The outside looks lovely the garden is destroyed and inside needs a major update .All massive and all stressing me out .Cant wait for spring so i can get it all sorted.I love my garden
its a passion of mine and at the moment it feels so much like a burden.It needs ,The lawn replacing,hedges trimmed ,bulbs dug up and replanted .The decking relaid and all the sheds and furniture
will need scrubbed and restained, One one hand it sounds a daunting job way to big for me and then on the other i know the feeling of pride and satisfaction of doing the work for myself So im
busy searching for ideas for when i finally get to start.
Its been a long winter and it will soon be the start of our holiday season. As a family we have a static caravan on a small family park in Northumberland and Next weekend it the start of the
season and I CANT WAIT !!!!!! .Im looking forwrd to getting back down there and for some complete relaxtion (after we have sorted it all out ). Catching up with old friends, making some new ones
and creating another year of fantastic memories.
Here is a quick look at my pride and joy Oh and the cat lol .I love this as its so light and airy and very very modern (unlike me ) lol .The park we choose is called Cresswell Towers and is part
of Park resorts ,So it has all the entertainment for kids and adults and is set in a beautiful woodland setting .Two minutes out the park and its the beach miles and miles of sand and sea ,i can
almost feel the breee and smaell the sea air .
Well as i look out the window at the grey sky ,its time to get back to reality and housework,cooking and a mountain of ironing that will take me until bedtime to complete.Hope you enjoyed my post
today and seeing my little slice of heaven.
Friday 15 february
Well its that time again School holidays ,freezing weather and bored kids what a combination .What have i done ? NOTHING well i have done the usual cooking .cleaning,washing ,ironing ect ect and
all with kids under my feet and without medical stimulents LOL. I alway find it costs me a fortune when the kids are off and even more so when the weather is bad we have had duvet days complete
with goodies and treats ,Pizza day with dvds and a couple of wii days complete with both sets of friends.
To top it all off BOTH our dogs have gone into season so you can imagine the fun ,If i have dived off the chair once to stop them escaping ive did it a thousand times .At this moment the kids are
in bed and the dogs are pacing up and down the floor crying Aaaargh .On the plus side i did lose 1.5 lbs this week which was a surprise after being stuck at home eating for the whole week so i
guess all the diving around did some good.
This is me and my other half at Christmas Donr we look happy ?.It seems such a long time ago.Roll on spring .I need to feel some sunshine and warmth and see some colour in the garden once more
instead of mud and debris from the wet,wild windy winter we have had. Before i go i want to wish you all A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY .
Sunday 10 february
A year to be exact and as usual i got bored.I decided that 2013 was going to be my year and that massive changes were going to be happening.So here is a list of what i want to change.
1 I want to finally control my stress levels
2 I want to rebuild my confidence
3 I want to regain control of my finances
4 I want to restart my social life
There are many more i could say but these are my main problrms
I thought about doing one at a time but needed fast results so im trying to do them all at once .First step was to book an assesment at a local health centre to gain access to a stress
management course and im now on the waiting list.In the meantime ive started POWER WALKING ,I put on my music and off i go and i LOVE IT ,i can feel the stresses leaving my body and my mind
clears after just a few miles and i feel free.I have made some real discoveries about myself while walking like I am a perfectionist and therefore try to do everything myself which in turn
stresses me out and that im not suffering from depression but Boredom as i only feel down when i am stuck at home with nothing exciting to do .
To build my confidence i am facing my fears Eeeek sounds scary but i am starting small with things like actually speaking to people face to face instead of by email or text,I got so out of the
habit that i think i forgot how to enjoy real human contact.Next is to join a group or class and thirdly to take up some kind of volenteering program.I will keep you updated as and when i achieve
My finances have taken a massive hit .As a self employed woman its all to easy to let things slide and thats what i did.It started with a few days off at Christmas and then one of the kids got
ill ,then the other on got ill and before i knew it i hadnt worked properly for 5 weeks and money was becomimg tight ,So i feel like im starting my business all over again as i try and rebuild
relatioships and confidence with my customers. Its a slow process but i KNOW i will win in the end.
The social life bit is a little harder ,what with being short on money and being low on confidence but i will do it soon.I am proud of what i have achieved so far and feel like i am changing for
the better but i know there is a long way to go. For now im just looking forward to spring when i know things will be brighter .
So until next time im signing off
Its me Just Lynda
Monday 2 january
Well its over !!.Christmas and new year have gone and im left with a bulging waistline and an empty bank account .Its time to get serious and get back on the skinny fibre !!!! .
Started taking the pills again yesterday and im already feeling better.My heartburn has vanished and the headaches are not so bad even the bloated full feeling ive had has gone.I decided to do a
detox while taking the skinny fibre as the appetite supressing blend will make this easier and it HAS. Only fruit and vegetables have passed my lips today and ive drank lots of water and im NOT
HUNGRY !!! and NO CRAVINGS .
I do really need to add some exercise into the mix and really kickstart the new year.So a stint on the Wii fit and 30 mins of a dancersize dvd is a good start.The rest of the day has been taking
up with housework and online work.
BACK to business was another struggle as the motivation had got up and gone .But as it happens business got back to me .You see on January the 1st thousands of people made their new years
resolutions and i can help them with the top two so the emails started to arrive and the product started to fly of the shelfs.
LOSING WEIGHT IS BIG BUSINESS !!!!! and i have the solution so i guess i have to get out of holiday head and back to business head and start making DREAMS come true.After all link my dreams came true. .So for now i will continue onwards and upwards helping create new lives for millions of excited customers every day
untill the get to where they are going and STAY THERE. Remember im here,im me ,im just Lynda but if i can do this SO CAN YOU ,you just GOTTA BELEIVE :0)
Thursday 29 december
The build up to christmas was as usual total MADNESS.I had planned a calm relaxed affair with just my family.I got my shopping done early and all the gifts bought and wrapped in plenty of time
and thought i was good to go.However a simple trip to the shops on christmas eve to pick up the last min stocking fillers turned into a stressfull mad free for all .
For some mad undetermind reason panic began to descend and i started panic buying everything i could think of i got caught up in all the madness around me .I came home stressed and feeling ill
with bags of completely useless crap that i had no need for.After a few glasses of wine my mind began to calm down and i could see the funny side of the whole day.Now i would love to see the
faces of everyone who opens their gifts of weird and wonderful extras ,(the result of the insanity) .LOL .
I have decided next year that i won't go shopping on christmas eve and i will have any little extras delivered to me instead.I choose to sit indoors with a glass or two of something sparkily and
a large box of chocolates and leave the maddness to those who choose it.
Now i await the end of year to arrive and the new one to begin .Im going to bed .No drink ,No hangovers and No kissing random people with the usual happy new year chants.I want to wake up in 2012
refreshed and rested and plan a nice quiet family meal.Then its down with the tree and deccys and on with the new year and the new possibilities it will bring .
GOODBYE 2011 AND HELLO 2012 .
It will be a new and exciting chapter of my life and i for one can't wait to get it started.
HAPPY NEW YEAR WHEN IT COMES.
I will see you on the other side