Friday, 11 March 2011

The last few weeks

It's been quite a while since I did a post. So I'll try and recap over what I've done. It's been a very social few weeks, which for me is odd. I'm lucky enough to have a handful of friends that no matter how long it's been since we last sat and chatted, there is never any awkwardness and we always just pick up from where we left off. So recently I've very much enjoyed Wednesday coffee with my good friends from school Anna and Linzi. We have turned this into a permanent weekly fixture and I love it. Been quite good and not went in for any of the yummy starbucks goodies, going prepared as you'll see from some of the pictures.


Then there was the fun of pretending that me and Kathryn are ladies who lunch. We normally go to clements, but it hasn't been up to standard soup wise recently so we've moved to O'Briens. I love the tea pots. I want one very much. And a cup and sauser while I'm at it.


Yummy vegetable soup. So yummy we are now converts to O'Briens. Me and Kathryn also have a habit of buying the Claires accessories surprise bags and for the amount of them I've bought in the last month (three) Im appalled I actually have no pictures of the excitment they yield between the two of us. Next time, prepare to laugh at the pictures.


Wine with my Daddy.


Sweeties with my mammy



And then a few Sundays ago we had the Gary Faulkner Memorial Cup. Now I wrote before about how amazing my uncle Gary was to me. And I did hope to have an entire post dedicated to this day complete with tonnes of pictures. But they are trapped in my brothers camera, who is too lazy to upload them, and too possessive over the new beautiful camera to let me do it we are stuck with the one picture I took with my phone. And that was of the medal that my daddy got. Jealous I didn't get one. I think it's lovely.


After the gaelic we went to my parents house where Dominos was ordered. I made the better decesion, going for a thin crust (which I like cus it's crispy) and low fat cheese.


Then over the next few days I spent a good bit of time with my aunt who was visitiing from england, and my nana. My Nana can make the most awesome things as you're about to see.




More starbucks with Anna and Linzi make a Wednesday fun:


And then my obsession with Yogen Fruz begins. I've worked it out that a small low fat one, made with fruit clocks up 3propoints, the medium one clocks up 5. Well worth it.



I had my first creme egg. 5 propoints an egg. Yum!


And I got surprised with flowers and a romantic candlelit meal



I baked cookies.


The sun appeared after a long hibernation.


More O'Briens, amazing tomato and basil soup.


Medium strawberry yogen fruz.


More flowers



More baking! this time shortbread.



And then coconut macaroons.


Something that has taken over my life over the last week and a bit is a new type of migraine. I've always suffered migraines, when I was younger they made me throw up and all was grand after a nap. Then I got ones that would be total pain for two maybe three days. This type is new, it's been a dull pain, around my left eye and in bright light / in work at screens it's got worse. Pain killers have helped but the usual sensitivity to light has made me feel like a total dick having to walk around in sunglasses even when the sun isn't actually out. Or worse, indoors. the amount if stupid looks I've gotten over the last few days have been infuriating. As if I'd wear glasses indoors, or in work, unless I needed to!

Not amused in work.


Sweeties left in work. I resisted all but one.


Starbucks with Anna and Linzi again brought about new mugs! No I still don't own one of the older ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one! I like these, but I like the other ones better.


Wee random picture here. We sell haribo mixups in work. Why is a very pink percy pig in one?


And that's it picture wise! - I never thought I'd get to this point, It's taken me days to be able to do this. But before I go, Things I've promised to address include:

My week experiement.Some of you know I did a week experiment, I was going to have a post about it but I decided against it - it's not my place. I will say however it was a week that led to a big gain. And me and my friend that also did it have come to some conclusions. Firstly, (as if I didn't know) that weightwatchers is, without a doubt, the best plan for me. I do really need portion control, I need to be able to have nything I want without negatively naming it and making me want said piece of chocolate more. i need to have the control of knowing how points are worked out, not trust a book alone, and be able to point everything. On more than one occasion I couldn't have what I wanted because it couldn't be figured out. Frustrating. But I'm glad to be back on weightwatchers, it works for me and I love it.

My Sunday Life article. I have seriously no idea when this will be about. I do know, that it won't be online. That paper doesn't seem to put articles online really. When I know, I will be buying two copies of the paper. I will be scanning one, and putting it here. You will all get to read it. And you will not need to buy the paper as a few of my international readers have fretted :) No clue at all when it will be in though.

Finally my running is coming along pretty well. Really working on my stretching and being really careful with the actual runs. I'm in the early weeks of a c25k. Hoping it will continue being so good. And as a very, very final thought. Pretty please can you sponsor me for either of the runs? It's sad how little I have so far, and it's not for lack of asking. I hate the idea of sounding like I'm begging but come on, it's a good cause that has directly affected you, or people you know You can use to make a donation. It's all secure and for two really good causes.

Sponsor me for the NI Hospice, this will be the Belfast Marathon 5k I'm doing and is the charity I'm eager to hit the target for, so please donate to this one.

And then there is the race for life. Which I'll be running at the end of May.

That's it for now. i think i'm going to go back to making shorter, more regular posts.

Til then,

Sarah xx


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