Friday, January 26, 2007

I AM INNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WoooooHooooo, thanks to Boo and Trevor's tireless efforts and at least 13 invitations IT WORKED!!!!Yeah yeah yeah and thanks you two.

So, am I officially a Carter now?


Apparently the blog is now converted. You'll need to use the switch option in order to post new items I think. Painless, you have to create a google account but can use the same email and password you've used for the blog anyway. I'll let you know if there is anything new. The text display actually looks clearer whilst I write this, so that is something............


New Blog

You may have noticed that there is a new version of the blog, so we'll be switching soon. This shouldn't affect your access or what it looks like, but no doubt it'll be worth everyone moving once we have. I'll let you know if it is painful....


Christine's Blog


If you're interested in Christine's new life in Spain then go to Loads to read and entertaining.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Weekly weigh-in

It's that time again, and this week I actually did fall off the wagon :(

Well, more like I dangled my legs off as I had two glasses of wine on Friday night. I did plan to abstain from alcohol until this Saturday (27th) but unfortunately I'm weak and the girl whose wedding I'm actually dieting for convinced me to give in and have a drink!

However, I'm pleased to say I've had another pound off which means 6lbs in total so I should reach my first goal of half a stone off by the end of January. A good week's progress I feel. Although it could yet go horribly wrong as I have a free champagne party to go to on Saturday and am in London for an exhibtion (cue copious amounts of drinking on bosses company credit card) so fingers crossed I retain a smidgen of will power to see me through!

Love Kate xxxx

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Nintendo Wii

This Christmas we bought Kieran a Nintendo wii. Well when I say we bought one for Christmas we went on a waiting list for one before Christmas at a local Computer emporium. This meant that we could go into a shop and say we wanted a wii!
Anyway, as you may or may not know wiis are very hard to come by and we didn't expect it until his birthday in March. However, imagine our surprise when we got the phone call last week to say it had arrived. Kieran had left for university and we're not likely to see him till March. Clearly we had to check that it worked properly. So we had a go this weekend. IT IS BRILLIANT. It's like being in the holodeck in Star Trek. You have this controller and you control the ball, tennis racquet, golf club etc. It is sooooo clever. Unfortunately we are hobbling around feeling rather stiff today from lobbing virtual balls, bats etc in the sitting room.
Anyway, if you have a chance to have a go with one you should. Great fun! Great choice of present, K!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Weddings galore

Why I wonder is my birthday this year proving the day to have a wedding? My friend Louise's daughter Jenny is getting married on 28 July and I was all set to go to Glasgow for the wedding, when in the post came the invite to Jon and Niamh's wedding onthe same day! Then when I told Louise I wouldn't be able to come to Jenny's wedding she told me another friend was also unable to come because her niece was getting married in Cyprus on the same day as well. Having not been invited to any weddings for years it seems odd that they are all coming at once. Is there I wonder some secret significance to 28 July this year - other than it being my birthday of course.

Congratulations Kate - and can I just say that that graph is really impressive!
Seriously though - best of luck.
I am personally overjoyed to announce that I have finally managed to log in to the new blogger for the first time since I signed up for the new blogger - so had to post something just to celebrate.

I still owe 6 weird things about myself so here goes:

1) I live in Poland
2) I'm married to a Polish guy
3) I work for McDonald's
4) I LIKE working for McDonald's ;-)
5) I prefer shopping alone - and have my own system of scanning an entire store and then trying on every single think that looks half decent - so I take about 40 items into the dressing room with me at a time
6) All the other things I can think of are pretty embarassing - hmmm - ok - totally love Bob Marley - always have - always will

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Bridesmaid diet: Weigh in, week 2

So far, so good! Pleased to say I've lost another 3lbs this week so that's 5lbs in total :)

Even having been out for dinner twice over the weekend, I managed to stay on the wagon and on the diet. Subsequently am ahead of schedule which is great but it really does illustrate how much not drinking helps which means I must really drink a lot usually, hmmm.....

Have also headed back to the gym and am aiming to do a 10km run sometime in 2007 (thanks for the tip Boo!) and weirdly I'm quite enjoying it...though there's plenty of time for that to wear off!!

Carl is getting on OK in Qatar, slightly bored if anything which certainly beats ducking mortars in Basra I suppose.

Love to all
Kate xxxxx

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

First weekly weigh-in...

Well, week 1 of the bridesmaid diet has passed and I'm pleased to say I've lost 2lbs :)

Not a flying start but a start nonetheless. I haven't posted the chart up as you can't really see it, but hopefully next week I'll have lost some more and you'll be able to see the little pink line creeping up towards my target.

I've got to say it's been pretty easy this week. I think having eaten and drunk anything that came within 5 feet of me over Christmas I was pretty ready to stop eating rubbish and certainly ready to lay off the booze for a bit. We shall see if it continues to be easy but having resisted all the post-christmas office chocolates and the constant runs to the chippy or McDonald's (unfortunately I work in an office where everyone is obsessed with food!) I feel pretty optimistic. Quite fancy a glass of wine though, hmmm.

Also, Carl has jetted off today to Qatar for at least 2 months, possibly 3, so I'm now temporarily a single parent to Saffy and a bit miserable, but hey, there's always the diet to cheer me up.....

Love to all
Kate xxxx

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Bridesmaid Diet 2007

So how do most of us start off the new year? On the wagon and on a diet if you're me. However, 2007 holds particular significance for me as on November 4th I shall be a bridesmaid for my best friend.

Miss Kelsie Newton (the bride) is a size 8. The other two bridesmaids are my other best friend Alyson who is approximately a size 10 and Kelsie's cousin Sophie who is also a size 10. So you can see my dilemma as I am not a size 8, nor indeed a size 10. Not even close.

So, bridesmaid bootcamp started yesterday and will continue throughout 2007. Bridesmaid dresses I am told, need to be bought around early September so there will be a particular focus for this date. I am DETERMINED not to be the only fatty in the wedding pictures.

As I am too ashamed to actually tell you all what I actually weigh, I have instead created a graph to chart my weight loss to my goal of 20 lbs (not quite 2 stone). In order to make me stick to this regime I will be posting an update every week to confess how much I have (or haven't) lost. Kind of an online diary room for the dietary challenged.

So here's the graph at the bottom and hopefully I'll be at the top come September.

Wish me luck :)
Love Kate