Thursday, 5 May 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful

I missed last week because I was too ill to a) use the laptop for any length of time or b) feel cheerful enough to find three things to smile about.

This week I am feeling better and that in itself is a reason to be cheerful!

So this week's reasons are:

1: I bought a pair of Size 12 jeans and they fit me!  I don't think I'm where I need to be in my relationship with food. My weight is still fluctuating and I'd like to be a stone lighter, but having the courage to go from the mindset of being a size 16 to a size12 is a real stepping stone in my struggle with my mental body image.  One day I will get on top of my obsession with my weight. But until then, hey, I've gone from a 16 to a 12!!

2: We had a wonderful walk around Ellesmere Lake with the kids.  It is such a lovely place and Freddy has developed a love of trees, dirt and ducks!  He takes such delight in being out and about and his zest for life just makes me smile!

3: Today I met up with the lovely ladies behind three of my favourite blogs.  My friend long time friend Lou from Bloggomy and I, drove to Cheshire Ice Cream Farm to meet up with our newfound blogging buddies Heather from SAHM Loving It and Alyson from Alyson's Blog.  Along with our littlest children, we spent a few hours enjoying the soft play area, having lunch, looking at animals and of course indulging in the mandatory pleasure of eating ice cream!

New Friends and Cute Animals
Exhausted after his fun day!
Meeting up has made me even more excited about Cybermummy.  I loved that we were all exactly how we expected us to be.  I'm sure some people who blog adopt a persona that they will not be able to live up to in real life.  With us though...what you read is what you get!  It was very reassuring to know that Tweeting translates to real life conversations. So I am looking forward to meeting the flesh and blood behind some of my other favourite blogs next month.  Exciting times!


  1. YAYE! It was a lovely day and so fab to meet you and Lou for the first time as well as see Alyson again. Roll on Cybermummy :) xxx

  2. Oh and I know I've already congratulated you on the size 12's but I will again - congrats! You looked fab today.

  3. Ooohhh, looks like a great gathering. And well done on the size 12! :)

  4. great reasons! fluctuating weight is a killer on the mood and the wardrobe, so well done.
    thanks for your comment on my blog.

  5. yay was just lovely to meet you all today - and really was exactly what you said in that we all come across exactly as we are in RL xxx

  6. Yay for size 12s!!! So jealous of folks meeting up all over the place - wish I had a car (& driving licence). Need to arrange to meet somewhere the trains go to!

  7. I am so jealous of you all meeting up! Glad you had a great day.

    Yay to being a size 12, I hope you conquer the weight demon one day Wendy.

    Roll on Cybermummy....

    Mich x

  8. Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is a lovely place to spend the day. Glad you had a good time x

  9. I am so glad you had a lovely time with your blogging friends - and what a great place to meet. I hope you don't lose much more weight
    because you look fantastic as you are.

  10. I know that area too, the lake is soo pretty and the farm does the most yummiest coconut ice cream. Well deserved after getting into your new size 12's!!

    I am soo looking forward to meeting everyone at cybermummy too :-)



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