As I write this blog post I’m reflecting on what a lovely week we’ve had since last Friday. It’s been a good week with an appearance from a mighty fine box of cupcakes (photos and review to follow), a trip to the zoo and a birthday dinner treat.
Over the weekend, we took an impromptu trip over to the North Wales coast to see the sea. We didn’t really have a plan, we just got in the car with Little Mr and headed up the M6 and across the border into Wales.
We took with us a delicious picnic and we ended up in Llandudno via Rhyl and Chester. It was a lovely family day filled with giggles, we walked along the sea front and we even took Little Mr to the amusement arcades where he spent £1 in 2 pence pieces on the coin drop machines.
On the way home we took a diversion to Cheshire Oaks and had an early birthday dinner at Pizza Express. I read up in the car that one of their Leggera Pizzas was only 21 syns and as I had cut down on syns in the lead up to the weekend, I ate a whole Leggera Pizza Pollo ad Astra to myself and enjoyed every mouthful. It was delicious. I was really impressed with Little Mr too, he ate 5 slices of a childs pizza as well as 3 dough balls and a strawberry! Wow!
On Sunday, my Parents, my Sister and her family all came round for dinner. It was lovely to see how functional our new play room can be. We pulled out the dining table (which extends) and was able to seat 8 of us around it. It was fab to have my family round and we’re hoping we can do it more often now the room is complete. We enjoyed a yummy roast chicken dinner that hubby had cooked for us and I made a SW friendly pud instead of choosing the delicious looking chocolate gateaux.. go me!
It was my birthday on Monday so I had the day off work to spend it with my Little Mr at Twycross Zoo. I wanted to do something different with him and we enjoyed walking around the Zoo looking at all the monkeys, the elephants and the penguins. I was spoiled with lovely presents, cards and gifts from my family and friends and I had a lovely birthday.
A birthday selfie with my very own little monkey..
At weigh in on Tuesday, I was delighted to see that I had lost 3lb taking my total weightloss in 13 weeks to 31.5lb. I also received my Club 10 award which recognises that I’ve lost 10% of my body weight too. Pretty mad isn’t it? I definitely won’t be seeing that weight again!
All in all, a very lovely week. I’m in work tomorrow to make up for the fact that I had my birthday off work so that’ll be odd. I’ve not worked a Friday since January 2013. My week is all out of sync but it was worth it. Hope you’ve all had a good week too!