The Groovingmums bloghop encourages women to consider themselves a bit more, to sparkle as a woman in our own right as the festive season approaches at breakneck speed, to move forward with goals large and small and to get that va-va voom back in a way which makes sense to us as the individuals we are. This week’s challenges from www.kateonthinice.wordpress.com are:
Treat yourself to something that keeps you warm this winter;
Sort out your finances;
Create a challenge involving art;
Take part in a fun blog hop, for example Magpie Monday at http://missielizzie-meandmyshadow.blogspot.com.
This week’s post is mainly about getting rid of old things. I have cleared out all my clothes that I haven’t worn in ages and won’t want to wear when I get the last of my excess weight shifted. I have donated half to a charity that put its plastic bag through my door yesterday. The other half is made up of Marks and Spencer’s clothes and I’ll take it to Oxfam to see if they are still running their promotion whereby you get a voucher for £5 when you donate your M&S clothes to them. Then I can put it towards something pretty from M&S.
I continue to shed weight and have now lost 21 lbs, which I’m very pleased about and have bought two new pairs of jeans to celebrate. I’m starting to lose my taste for sweet things, yet again. It seems to be all too easy to regain that taste but a slice of birthday cake at the weekend made me feel slightly sick, which is all to the good. I also spent a whole day this week cleaning the house from top to bottom, getting rid of all the clutter and things that just seem to magically accumulate, and then invited two new friends and their children round to play. I think it was a very successful afternoon and I’m glad I made the effort. That’s a lot of “getting rid of the old” so to balance that I’ve acquired another hat, a lovely cosy, knitted purple one. One of my friends gave it to me for my birthday and I love it.
I’ve got a couple of ideas for meeting this week’s challenges. More about those on next week’s post.