Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Menu Plan

There is a hard frost this morning, well there would be wouldn't there, it is still officially Winter and it is the UK. The time now is 7.36am and already we have had car horns blasting and engines being revved up. Over these last couple of years two VERY undersirable families have moved in opposite and they just do not give a damn about anyone....it starts with self respect, clearly something these people do not have!!

I woke up at just before 5.00am to go to the loo. My husband gets up at 5.30am so inevitably I wasn't able to doze back off. When my hubby got up I jumped under the shower, I wanted to get ahead of myself this morning...plenty to do.

After I kissed my hubby bye I finished off getting sorted and then downstairs to the first thing on my menu.....♫DUM DUM DUUUUM♫....OH DEAR! The lemon and ginger shot....oh my! I remember a few days ago when I first tried the lemon and ginger shot.....it was horrendously face scrunching and knee wrenching but I decided I couldn't dismiss it after just drinking it once.

I went into the kitchen and grabbed the lemon, citrus juicer, chopping board, knife, ginger and grater. I cut the lemon in half and juiced that, then I cut, peeled and grated the ginger on the microplane grater and squeezed with all my might to get as much juice from the ginger as I could straight into the glass; I got quite a bit. I gave it a stir and brought the glass to my face....i'll sniff it first I thought, YUCK..OH! actually it smells like lemon...as it should. I took a sip with my face already scrunched up in anticipation that I was not going to be able to stomach it, first thought was...YEUUK - only because I was expecting to taste it the same way I did the first time.....mmmmm actually, it's alright, I took a gulp - not too bad, I took another gulp, or what I felt was a gulp...it was a big lemon :) - a tad cringy, I took that last bit - WOOoo - the last bit was a little more cringy again but not bad at all and it is doing me such a lot of good! I will drink it again tomorrow morning. Come to think of it, I have NEVER liked fresh ginger...heehee
After drinking the lemon and ginger shot I went into the livingroom but then went back into the kitchen for a drink of water, just a little thing I do after drinking any citrus because the citrus can damage teeth, anyway, when I went back into the kitchen all I could smell was fresh cut roses, strange thing is, I don't have any fresh cut roses in my home...ummm so I am putting the lovely smell down to the fresh lemon and ginger...NICE!

My Food Today:
7.30am Lemon & ginger shot




Back later today.

Monday, 10 March 2014

An Influx Of Hits

What is it with my post two days ago? I have had a huge influx of hits on that post; 'Late Night Early Morning'.

Today had been rather quiet with me having a morning nap. I didn't hear a thing when I was asleep, not my phone ringing or Adam coming home...nothing! I must have needed a nap, maybe it was down to being more active the day before...I don't know.

I haven't eaten a great deal today, just not one of those hungry days :) I have made progress on my menu plans which I can put into force as of tomorrow, might be a good thing actually for a few reasons: I will eat more and not allow myself to get overly hungry and end up eating processed rubbish :)

Very tired but felt great after a sleep. When I get too tired my visions isn't the best (I do wear glasses) probably the same for everyone actually.
I am feeling more focused and starting to get more into my routines again but slow and steady wins the race and by that I mean that I am not making myself go all out on all my routines, I am slowly adding them in, just bits at a time.

Start following my menu plan. I will probably end up altering things as I go along with what fits into my life.
Must do a big grocery shop this week! Love that!!

My food today:
7.00am Banana
1.30pm 2 Bananas and 1tb of Whole Earth peanut butter (no sweeteners)
4.00pm Half a slice of a crust of bread spread with margarine...not good!
7.30pm Custard cream biscuits....NOT GOOD AT ALL!

See what I mean about not eating enough and allowing the processed rubbish to creep in and especially as the day is coming to an end? SO! I am doing something about it and I have finally started my menu plans....that is the way to do it!!

Housework today:

  • Laundry....a daily thing
  • Clean bathroom inc loo
  • Clean downstairs loo
  • Clean a radiator (yesterday job)
  • Clean 1 kitchen cupboard (will have to do tomorrow)
I am feeling a slight soreness in my body from the housework exercise, I'm not complaining, it is a good thing, it means I have moved my body more that usual...WooHoo!

I am planning on incorporating my beauty routine into my days as of tomorrow :)

Well, I think that is all for today. I will be back tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

A Better Day, BUT!

I started the day off really well with raw BUT because I wasn't organised....YET! I didn't go raw all day.
I am going to have a look through my favourite raw meals and plan what to have for tomorrows meals. I STILL haven't done a menu plan....I NEED TO GET ORGANISED!!

My food today:
11.30am Banana
1.30pm Banana
2.30pm Persimmon
4.00pm A bought salad which consisted of chicken and bacon and a dressing...TUT!
7.00pm Banana
8.15pm 6 Crumpets, toasted and local honey

I had rather a productive day today and I succeeded in getting nearly everything done that I planned to do, except for cleaning the kitchen radiator which I will do tomorrow, so no problem there.


  • Clean 1 window, inside and out.
  • Clean 1 window blind. (I cleaned the worst blind in the whole house; kitchen blind)
  • Clean 1 radiator.
  • I also cleaned the patio doors inside and out which is one of tomorrows jobs.
  • I also done 3 loads of laundry
Tonight  after all my jobs were done I coloured my hair, I used a slightly lighter colour which might help as the grey roots come through again, I am hoping that they wont be as noticeable as quickly because of being slightly lighter...time will tell.

Feeling good about getting most things done and especially that my grey is now covered...I feel I look younger again :)
Feeling a tad let down with myself for not being orgainsed...must do better!

Get organised..plan!

Well that is me for today, short and sweet but I will be back tomorrow.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Late Night Early Morning

The last time I looked at the clock last night it was 2.38am and I was still awake, that is rapidly becoming the norm. 
I was up and showered at 10.00am this morning. I came downstairs and decided to eat custard cream biscuits, quite a lot of them, I felt a tad sickly after them....bleurgh. For our evening meal my family insisted that they only wanted chips from the chippy...AGAIN! As you can imagine, I was not happy about that but I let them talk me into it and also to me having yet another bag of chippy chips with batter sprinkled over them.

This afternoon whilst in Asda my middle son, Adam bought me a present of a bag of giant Milky Buttons, these are one of my weaknesses. I didn't eat them straight away which made him feel that I wasn't happy with them, which of course I was very happy at his thoughtfulness, they were a present from my son, so after eating chippy chips I proceeded to eat the bag of Milky Buttons and now I feel like a big fat pig!!
I have insisted that although I appreciate all they do and want to do for me they are helping me more by letting me eat as much raw as possible because that makes me feel better. If that still doesn't work then I am going to flatly refuse to eat processed foods any more!

A healthy grocery shop

I write the day of purchase on some of the packets that don't have it on so I always know how fresh it is.

I also bought hair colours; L'oreal Excellence crème 2 for £8 at Asda at the moment. 
My hair has an easy inch of grey growth, I don't think I have left it this long between colourings before. 
After I have done my housework and taken down my kitchen blind and cleaned that and the window I am then going to colour my hair.

I am feeling constipated again, and heavy, and I have also noticed over these last two days that I can't seem to get my words out properly.

Better eating tomorrow and beyond. Back to routines hence that I am going to clean my kitchen blind and window. I am hoping to start my exercise on Monday, commencing with Slim in 6.

Nighty Night

Friday, 7 March 2014

A Quiet Friday

I had a lie in this morning until about 10.30am. My husband doesn't work on Fridays so we can have a lie in.

I am going to make some nut butters today, and later I want to make some more jewellery, oh! And of course do some housework, other than that nothing else is happening today.

I will pop back later, even with the slightest update.

It is now 7.35pm and I am here to end my day. I have a headache coming on...boohoo, but first I want to say that I didn't have the lemon and ginger shot this morning because since drinking the shot yesterday morning I have had to visit the bathroom a tad too often yesterday and today...TMI - I want things to settle down before I try another shot, it will also be good to see that when I have another lemon and ginger shot if it again sends me to the bathroom because it is detoxifying or if it is a coincidence and is due to something I ate, or maybe I have picked up a bit of a tummy bug, having said that, I do confess to eating chippy chips and a small bar of chocolate this evening, so I suppose I am well enough to eat the wrong foods for my body.
I did eat two YUMMY persimmons this morning. I always start the day off good but then as the day progresses I tend to go off track. I SERIOUSLY NEED to get on and create my menu plan!!!

I am feeling more tired now since eating the rubbish for my evening meal and like I said above I have a headache coming on and I am feeling achey in my neck which could be down to the headache though.

Anyway, that is me for today and I WILL be back tomorrow and back on track!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

I'm A Novice

I am still very much a novice at this jewellery making, only recently I have been getting into creating jewellery on a more regular basis.

Here is my latest few jewellery items. I have a lot to learn and especially with rings, as you will see.

When I am good at making jewellery then I will list them on Etsy or Ebay. I will have to check if I need any type of insurance first to be able to sell hand made jewellery.

Today I made a lemon and ginger shot; neat lemon juice and fresh ginger juice....OH MY! Did that make me knee bend up when that was going down....OOOOWEEEEE - how DTM drank a huge jar of neat lemon juice, I will never know.  I am going to try to persevere and try a detox with this. I started to feel refreshed soon after drinking it, but then....OH DEAR! Shortly after that went down I was in that bathroom :\  I have also had to blow my nose a lot today since drinking the lemon and ginger juice....It certainly seems good for detoxing :)

My cat was poorly this last month, for the month but over this last week she is much better and ruling the roost AGAIN :) Below you can see she is totally relaxed. She needs grooming also and I normally groom her when she is lying down, she just loves it.

Below my son, Adam started grooming Princess..Oh! And she is Princess by name and Princess by nature....she is spoilt rotten :)

I am going to be posting daily again and getting more and more on track with EVERYTHING!!


Monday, 3 March 2014

New Month ALREADY...

WOW! How quickly did that go by?!....AMAZINGLY QUICKLY!!

Just a quick update as it is now 9.07pm. I am feeling REALLY good and HAPPY and I have been all last week and still am, something is changing in my mind, not sure what but it is! I have been making jewellery, making new recipe's and keeping on top of things in general....I LOVE IT!!!!!

I will be back either later tonight or tomorrow morning with my latest jewellery creations.