Mama OWL Blog: #R2BC - Reasons to be Cheerful... 1, 2, 3

#R2BC - Reasons to be Cheerful... 1, 2, 3

Saturday, 26 January 2013

I'm a couple of days late, I realise. However, this week I've just been feeling really blah and not in the mood to celebrate anything. No particular reason, just a case of the Mondays that unfortunately lasted all week.

I think it must have been the snow because I can't bloody stand the stuff after the first day and it put me on a downer. It's all gone now and the sun is shining, it's a lot milder and frankly I am in a much better mood because of it. I am not a winter person at all.

My reason to be cheerful (it took me a while to come up with something, due to the grumps) is that I have at last found my motivation. The 'oompf' that all but vanished after my spell in hospital last year which led me to gain weight due to not being allowed to exercise and also in large part to laziness & self pity has returned and I have grabbed it and am running with it.

On Wednesday I weighed myself and nearly fell over, I knew I'd gained weight (chosen to ignore it, Winter padding and all that) but I didn't realise how much and I had avoided the scales at all costs. What you don't know can't hurt you after all. However, realising that that was rather stupid I dusted off the scales and stepped on... Wow! Admittedly it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it was really irresponsible of me to just eat whatever I wanted without exercising like I used to.

So since Wednesday I have been back on the wagon proper and I had a cheeky sneak peek at the scales this morning (which I promised myself I would not do but I couldn't resist, just this once) and am pleased that I am already 3.5lb down. My mojo is back and I am going to take full of advantage of it and get back to feeling like I did when I wrote this post. I know I'm not fat, but the Winter padding has to go - & go it shall!

What are your reasons to be cheerful this week? Link up with Michelle and join in the bloghop.

(I've been trying to link up but I think there's something wrong on the linkytools site because my security software goes crazy when I click the link. So I hope everyone finds me without the linky!)


  1. I think January is just a bit rubbish for weight because of Xmas and parties and all sorts in December. This week I've been grateful for snow...we've spent a lot of time together as a family, been lovely to have been stuck indoors.

  2. Ugh I wish! It just made everything ten times harder for us here with school etc, such a massive pain! Glad to see the back of it! x

  3. I can relate. I've felt the same this week. I hate January.. and February to be honest. Roll on March!

    WTG on the 3.5lbs already, that's great!! I hope you have a better week next week. xx

  4. well done on the 3.5, that's a fantastic boost to start you off. Personally I think you look fab, but being comfortable in yourself is very important.
    AS for the snow..........I'm going stir crazy!!?!!! haha x

    1. Ah thank you Jo x

      Gosh yes, I'm so glad we didn't get the amount you did it would send me bonkers! X

  5. well done on your 3.5lb weight loss... i cant wait for it to start warming up a bit xx

  6. Well done on your weight-loss...Roll on summer time :)

  7. I nominated you for the leibster award. xx

  8. Thank you very much everyone x

  9. Sarah - I will go and check that out! Thanks x


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