Week 2 of Getting my Sh*t Together

Yes indeed week 2, weeko two-oh etc etc.

A hard week in a lot of ways but mainly on the ‘not being able to eat food constantly’ way. I stuck to the plan and the plan paid off, I lost 6lb at WW. I am still a bit stunned by it, stunned by the fact that I did it myself through sheer will power and exercise. The danger now is not to get complacent. Most of what came off was probably water and I need to keep up the game this week. We are off the a bad start but for good reasons (well not good reasons really I could have just put that spoon straight in the washing up), I made Fluffy Grandad a Coffee and Walnut cake today for his birthday so I had to lick the bowl and the spoon. Twice. I had to test the walnut pieces. Several times. This is why I don’t make cakes, cake batter is simply Ambrosia – you know the food of the gods – it was too much of a draw and the spoon was simply too close to my mouth to enable a swfit bypass into the washing up. Oh well, onwards and upwards.

Week 3 of the Couch to 5k programme is hard:-

  • 5 min warm up
  • 90sec running, 90 sec walking
  • 3 min runnung, 3 min walking
  • repeat

It’s a great programme as it pushes you to just your limit and then lets you walk. Yesterday I could just about do it, I normally jog at 7.2kph (most pple walk faster than that) and I did that bar the last 2 minutes running where my legs felt like jelly, I had to slow to 6.9kph. But I don’t feel a failure as I still completed it, albeit slowly. How can it be failure when i am hauling my lardy arse around for 30 minutes? I feel good about it and good about myself doing it – this doesn’t happen very often, so pat me on the back when you see me.

Week 4 looks very scarey as I have to run for 5 minutes straight. I may repeat week 3 again if I am not happy on Friday (my last gym session of the week).

Tiddly is in biggo trouble, he logged into an online kids chat room that he is addicted to but as one of his friends. He typed out a swear word and got his friend banned for an hour. This is not good and he had been punished, but it is getting harder and harder to make him care. How do you make them care? he simply could not give a hoot. Maybe he likes the attention? who knows. I know that 8 year old boys are a tricky bunch to fathom and I’m going to have to do it twice more!! Munch is a peanut and actually saught out a maths book to complete yesterday, Tiddly used to run as far as he could from them, but little Munch, the boy who struggles to be understood, who can take a beating from a friend or brother and not moan about it, who struggles with his core words all the time who forgets them as soon as he’s seen them, he actually loves numbers. Pip is a little pip, learning from his brothers, getting into all sorts of scarey scrapes considering he’s only just 1 and not yet walking – his favourite being getting into places where Mummy can’t reach him. Fun game that, usually played near electrical sockets during dinner preparation when I am at my most hassled. Pip loves to be read to, particularly a little book given to us by the Health Visitor which in this early reading book sheme. It’s called ‘I love it when…’ and inside describes a few scenarios with penguin illustrations. Ok it’s cute the first time, but not so much the 101st time.

Tiddly was a Lion in his class assembly – he’s wearing Munchers t-shirt, much to his chagrin!

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