I love this post.
February 18, 2009, 11:07 am
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Love it, ya hear?

Misadventures in Life and Fashion.

Lottie FTW.

Another reason why snow rules:
February 2, 2009, 11:30 am
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My Weight Watchers class is cancelled. Get in.

I was a bad, baaaad girl this weekend.

This week I’ve been mostly working out to…
January 21, 2009, 10:55 am
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Ok, I hate the term workout, but it seems to summarize the actual activity of flailing my arms and legs about wildly for 40 minutes and/or ’til my face turns purple.  I’m kidding, really I look like the girls in Eric Prydz’s Call on Me video. I even have the matching leg warmers to prove it.  Maybe. 

Anyhoo, here’s a list of what I have been mostly flailing about this week, just to prove what quirky messed up taste in music I have.  Like you didn’t know already.

1. Britney Spears – Trouble

2. Britney Spears –  Toxic

3. Justin Trousersnake – Sexy Back

4. Donna Summer – Hot Stuff

5. The Mock Turtles (Fat Boy Slim Remix) – Can You Dig It

6. The Killers – All These Things that I’ve Done

7. S Club 7 – Reach for the Stars

8. Nelly Furtado – Maneater

9. Kanye West – Gold Digger

10. The Killers – When You Were Young

11. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

12. Tina Turner – Simply the Best

Attack of the blob
January 15, 2009, 1:51 pm
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I dare not turn this into a diet blog. Not only will it bore anyone reading, it will depress the holy bejeebus out of me. Who needs a record of my miserable lack of willpower and my unending need for doritos lathered with hommous and Red Bull Cola. Oh God, I’m drooling already. 

Anyways…  I joined the dreaded WW on Monday. As in Weight Watchers. Sigh.   New year, new start, blah blah blah. It’s on near work at lunchtime which is rather handy but means that my stomach growled handsomely the entire way through the meeting. This in turn set off the stomachs of anyone within five feet of me, giving me a contagious fit of the giggles and making me miss the whole POINT of the meeting entirely. 

The really horrible part of the class is, of course,  the weigh in. I hadn’t weighed myself in a good three months, instead preferring to go by clothes sizes – the logic being:  if they’re not bet on to me, I must be doing ok. Unfortunately this mightn’t have been the best idea as I got a rather unpleasant shock on the scales. Kate Moss I am not but… that weight? Really? Sheeeeeeet.  The perky instructer didn’t seem too put out though as she gleefully wrote down my weight on a card and sent me on my merry way, bottom lip wobbling precariously.

Next week we have to attend the meeting wearing the same clothes to keep an accurate measure of our weight. I wish I’d known that before I went last week, wearing 10 layers (they’re fashionable, ya know) and winter boots. I won’t make the same mistake next time though – I’m going nekkid. She’ll never notice, right?

January 5, 2009, 12:44 pm
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I’m a bit sick today. Yesterday I was a lot sick. Vicious tummy bug sick. Lying in bed in a dark dark room, wet flannel plastered across my face, trying miserably to keep down a concoction of motilium, solpadiene and valium  sick.  Not pretty. 

But anyways, today I’m feeling a wee bit better albeit without any form of energy whatsoever. Banging start to 2009, ey. And I just realised today that I’ve missed my One Year Blogoversary. Yup, my ickle blog is a whole year old  When I started this blog back on the 2nd January ’08, I hadn’t a huge amount of faith in it to be honest. I had started blogs before and lost interest fairly rapidly. But gradually, a few kind souls left some inspiring comments, and I finally caught the bug. The blogging bug that is, not the vicious tummy bug I mentioned earlier. 

To belatedly celebrate this momentous occasion , may I indulge in posting one of my favourite videos of 2008.

I give you – Ninja Cat.

Diets are no funsies
November 11, 2008, 11:41 am
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I lost a good bit of weight last spring. Motivated by my fun salsa lessons, I began to actually take care of myself. And eat properly like.

Take-aways were a big no no, especially Chinese and chips. It was a painful separation but my hips and thighs thanked me for it. The compliments I received were quite nice, although, on my more negative days, made me feel like I was a monster beforehand. ‘A fine girl’. Charming.

So when the end of my salsa lessons arrived in July, I was probably nearly two stone lighter than I had been the year before. I was excira and delira and celebrated by piling it all back on as promptly as I could manage. The fact that I swapped the salsa lessons for learning to drive only compounded matters. It meant I finally had an excuse for not walking; I needed the practice of course! Walking’s for losers anyways. Look at all those miserable people at the bus stops, eyeing their watches and mobile phones, wishing the bloody rain would stop because it’s so windy the fecking umbrella won’t stay up.

I digress.

Apparently, if you don’t have any saliva in your mouth, you can’t taste food. Drying your tongue with a paper towel might be a good suggestion but not one for doing in public, I would reckon.

Hmmmmm. Maybe if food was as cute as this, I could resist…..

ETA – This was my 200th post and I didn’t know it. Jaysus, I wish I’d made it a bit more fun now. Bugger.

May 7, 2008, 4:35 pm
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This poor guy has had the hiccups for 15 months now – I can’t even bear them for 10 minutes!

I have a cure that always works for me, and it’s worked for 99% of the people I’ve tried it on (the other 1% were too drunk to try it properly I reckon).

1. Fill a glass with water or a beverage of your choice (preferably not beer though, it’ll likely only make it worse).
2. Put a straw in the drink or get another kind being (preferably more sober than you) to hold the glass for you.
3. Put your fingers in your ears – as far in as you can without causing damage obviously – careful now.
4. Drink as much of the water/beverage of choice as you can whilst blocking your ears – either through the straw or the other person ‘feeding’ it to you.

It works for me anyways – something to do with the air pressure and tubes connecting yadda yadda yadda.

Today is the most depressing day of the year.
January 21, 2008, 1:29 pm
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Or so some professor says which is good enough for me anyways.

Apparently, the most depressing day of every year is the third Monday of January or ‘Blue Monday’ i.e. today. And this is because we’ve spent all our money over Christmas, have crap weather and haven’t stuck to our New Years resolutions. All boxes I can tick I’m afraid to say.

What could be related to this is a study that shows that Sunday night’s sleep is the ‘worst sleep’ of the week which would definitely make you a bit grumpy on a Monday morning.

And whatever you do – don’t leave your mobile phone on at night because this will make you sleep even worse! It’s definitely something I’ll have to change as I always sleep with my mobile on. I have no idea why. It’s not that I’m expecting a call or even want anyone to call me at night but still… it’s just that cutting off that link to the outside world. And sometimes drunken late night calls are funny, especially when the other person can’t even remember ringing you. I probably should consider turning it off now though.

EDIT: Apparently everyone knows about Blue Monday. How have I never heard of it before?!

Excessively chewing gum can lead to weight loss…
January 11, 2008, 10:57 am
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…and diarrhoea (never thought that would be a word I’d write in this blog…)

chewing gum

looky here

It reminds me of all the girls I knew in school and college who survived purely on diet coke and chewing gum. And looked like lollipops.