Sunday, February 10, 2008

Its Half Term Holiday

It feels far too early for the children to be off school already, they were only there for 4weeks and 4days. But they are off, and we are busy planning a jam packed holiday for them, without leaving the area.

Peter is doing really well. His bloods and biopsies have been good with little or no rejection present at any time. He is out and about more often, and, this is a big AND, he has his driving liscence back. I can forsee there being loads of arguements between myself and him about who is going to drive places, so maybe i should get myself my own car. heh. But we cant really afford to run two cars, so i will just give in and let him drive. maybe.

The girls had their parent teacher meetings last week. And it was a joy to hear how well and settled they both are now. Nicole has reallyu blossomed in class and is now known as 'The Giggler'. She has gone from being very serious and easily upset into a real character. Lauren has settled in well, is steaming ahead through phonics, writing and maths, but is a bit of a perfectionist about her work. No idea where she gets that from...

Serena is still at home with us, but is starting Nursery in Sept. I dont think she can wait, lol.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Update on the weight loss.

Just so you know i havent slunk off an eaten the whole contents of the kids selection boxes...

I have so far lost 1stone. It is going slower than I expected BUT we did ofcourse have Peters first Christmas post-transplant in the middle of it all so far, and many meals out with family and friends in the run up to xmas, and i just couldnt say no the double choc chip, extra choc swirl, flake and sauce ice creams on offer (ok an exagaration there lol), but i did manage to eat my way through many mince pies. Especially the lovely delux ones santa got left on xmas, and he didnt manage to eat them all so i had to help out...

I am back on track, and last month, lost 7.5lb so coupled with the 3 charity fun runs i have offered myself up for (like a lamb to slaughter) it shouldnt be so slow getting rid of another 3stone by october.

I have been a major exercise avoider for many years. Since I left school and discovered the delights of socialising and drinking mmmmmm nothing beats a cold pint in the pub garden in the summer. Anyway, i had forgotton how good exercise can be, the lovely rush of endorphins afterwards. I am sorely tempted to dig my skates out of the cupboard and race the kids to school when they are on their scooters. But i think i would embaress them if i try that now. I am loving running, but find i run better by myself with my own thoughts for company, plus ican swear under my breath without people who know me being shocked at my foul language as i swear myself forward and swear at my 'personal trainer' Rob on the ipod. Ok , iadmit it, I do swear too much in real life, but not around the kids. Back to running, i am trying to do a different route each night, to give myself a bit of variation. But tonight I have to fit it inbetween dropping Nicole off at brownies and picking her up two hours later. which is a bit of a pain as it means its a bit later that i like to run, and thyere are [gasp] people about who may see me. I;m not the worlds best runner, and am still very slow, but at least I am out there doing it this year and not just talking about it or thinking about it as i have been doing the last few years.

I will do an update on Peter soon, but currently he is in good shape with no problems to report. :)