Friday, 30 January 2009


This is where I'm aiming to go back to with my weight. It will take some time, but I WILL get there!

Cool Card

Picture of the day for 29.01.09

This is a pretty cool card sent by Nanny to Logan for his 5th birthday. He loved it!

Thursday, 29 January 2009


Picture of the day for 28.01.09

A very common scene in this house ;)

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


This is a picture that we have on the wall in our living room. It was made by Logan when he was 3 1/2. I love it!

Weekly Weigh In - Week 20

A small loss (300g), but the important thing is that I'm consistently losing. :)

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 83.40 kg
This week's weight: 83.10 kg
Total loss so far: 2.45 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Monday, 26 January 2009

Birthday Balloons

Some of the balloons we put in front of the house for Logan's birthday party on Saturday, covered in frost...

ID Pictures

Picture of the day for 25.01.09

I'm currently filling out forms for school next year for the boys and we needed ID pictures. So, I put the boys in front of the bathroom door and tried to get some decent shots. These were the winners...

It's pretty hard, because Logan just gives me this awful fake smile and Connor just plays up and does his best clown impression!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Silly Boys

At Logan's birthday party today...

Friday, 23 January 2009

Scorpion Cake

The scorpion cake I made for Logan's birthday party tomorrow. Can't say I love it, but I think it's OK. I wish I'd done better though...

Thursday, 22 January 2009


This is how I found Connor when going to bed last night, he was fast asleep, hardly stirred when I moved him back onto his bed.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Evening Sky

Just the beautiful evening sky today...

Strange Web

Picture of the day for 20/01/09

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Weekly Weigh In - Week 19

I basically maintained this week. I'm OK with that, as I'm hopeful for the future and last week was a great week!

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 83.45 kg
This week's weight: 83.40 kg
Total loss so far: 2.15 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Monday, 19 January 2009

Birthday Boy

Happy birthday my sweet boy! <3

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Birthday Present

Tomorrow is Logan's 5th birthday. We have a very busy day, Logan will be in school all day, then go to gymnastics and, once home eat and go straight to bed. So, today he got a few presents. This one is the Tracy Island from Thunderbirds he really wanted, it was a bit hit! :)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Friday, 16 January 2009

New Project

My latest project, started a day ago. A pair of socks for Tim with some fancy bamboo yarn. So far, I like the way the colours are stacking, interesting! :)

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Yet Another Bird

Don't know which kind this bird is. Anyone knows?

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

iPod Cosy

I've been thinking that I needed a cover for my iPod recently so I used some leftover sock yarn last night to make a quick one.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009


The gauntlets I started a few days ago and finished last night. I'm glad about the result, I think they look lovely and they really are nice and warm.

Pattern is here for anyone interested:

Weekly weigh in - Week 18

A very good week with a 900g loss, that hadn't happened in quite a while so I'm thrilled. Paul McKenna's method is working wonderfully for me so far, I couldn't be happier about this! :D

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 84.35 kg
This week's weight: 83.45 kg
Total loss so far: 2.05 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Monday, 12 January 2009

Winter shots

I had to walk to the shop, so I took the camera with me. Everything looks enchanted today, it's beautiful everywhere you look!


Enchanted is what the landscape looks like today. Gorgeous!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Knitting frenzy!

I've been a knitter for 30 years (wow, that makes me sound really old LOL) but I've constantly had on and off periods. I am just coming out of an off period (that coincided mostly with the time since Logan was born). It's a bit hard these days to find the time to knit a jumper! There is a good example of this at home with a project about 1/3 done, which has been in this status for about 1 1/2 years...

Recently I started knitting socks for the first time. I'm officially addicted and, not only to socks but to all small projects! I think all I can do these days are small projects, so I'm quite excited that I've found interesting things to keep me knitting while avoiding the frustration of not finishing...

I started a pair of gauntlets for me a few days ago and they are already almost completed. I'm loving the almost instant gratification of these small projects! :)

George again

It is very, very cold. I guess that's why I'm seeing so much of George at the moment...
So, here are some shots of him

Flying Crocodile-Dragon Police Thingy

The title says it all, LOL

Just Connor :)

Picture of the day for 10 January, 2009

Friday, 9 January 2009


The cold wave is still here for sure! This is a picture of my car's windscreen this morning.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

And another one!

OK, OK, I promise I will not post all the next socks I knit! But this is only pair number 3... ;)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

January fitness goals

Just so it's in writing somewhere and I can check where I stand.

- 30 day shred - level 2: 5 sessions (2/5)
- 30 day shred - level 3: 7 sessions (0/7)
- start yoga class once a week: 2 sessions (0/2)

Fitness for 2009

Yes, another fitness post! LOL

And very needed it is! I only exercised once - yes, you read that right - in December! On Monday I started again with the aim of exercising three times a week as I was doing before, with the 30 day shred work-outs.

So far, so good, I exercised on Monday and just finished another session. In addition, I will be starting yoga in a studio in a couple of weeks.

I also have a plan to start Tae Bo work-outs, but I will wait until I have successfully reintroduced my three work-outs a week first.

Paul McKenna

Having had some success with Paul McKenna's method in the past, I have decided to start again. Don't know the method? Very simple, Paul McKenna pretends that by following his four "golden rules" we will be eating the way naturally thin people eat and hence lose weight.

The four golden rules:

- Eat when you are hungry
- Eat what you want
- Eat consciously
- Stop when you think you are full

That is it!

He says it's important to eat when we are hungry and before we are too hungry, this way we eat less. The important point here is to listen to our body. Because his "system" is not a diet but a normal every day eating, he insists that we should eat what we want and not restrict our diet to certain food, which would lead to frustration and more desire for them. Eating consciously means eating slowly, chewing each mouthful at least 20 times, putting the fork down between mouthful and thinking about what we are eating. This also means that we shouldn't be doing anything else while eating such as watching TV, reading, being on the computer, etc. as it has been proven that distraction while eating increases the amount of eating. His last point once more is to listen to our body and stop when we think we are full.

As I said, I have used the technique before and it is surprisingly successful (and easy). Now, I'm starting again and this time will try hard to stick with it. The last time I stopped, I had a very stressful schedule at work and needed to eat my lunch quickly to go pick up the boys on time in two different locations, so the conscious eating went out of the window.


Apparently, this is the coldest it's been for 30 years in Germany! This was the temperature at 9am today outside our house. We haven't had any positive temperatures for at least two weeks now! Thank you air from Siberia.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Great Tits in Flight

Let's just say that these shots required some patience on my side. But, I think they are well worth it. Isn't it beautiful?!

A few from George

I was glad to see George visit today, I hadn't seen him in quite a while so I'm happy to see that he is fine.

It is VERY cold with snow all over the ground, so I'm guessing he was desperate for food and is glad for all the goodies we leave out for the birds.

A Black Bird

Don't know what kind of bird this is, let's just call it a black bird :)

Edited: Apparently, it is a Blackbird!

Weekly weigh in - Week 17

I'm basically maintaining this week with only 100g loss.

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 84.4 kg
This week's weight: 84.35 kg
Total loss so far: 1.2 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Monday, 5 January 2009


I have been waiting a looonnnng time for this day! :)
Last time we had decent snow, Connor was only 8 months old. It was long overdue!

Here are random shots I just took in the garden

Our house seen from the end of the garden