Thursday, February 23, 2017

Looking forward

I've had quite a positive start to 2017, it's got me thinking about the things I want to achieve, moving forward.

I'm not an extravagant person, I don't spend a lot on clothing and accessories, I'm more frugal than frivolous. I don't particularly spend a lot on my house, with 3 growing boys, and an ageing dog, nothing stays looking good anyway!

In all honesty, if the money is available, my biggest wish this year is a new kitchen floor! Again, I'm not thinking tiles etc, just a nice bit of vinyl that will brighten the room and not show the mess so much! 

What do I want for me though?

Me and the hubby tend not to buy each other Christmas gifts, but I always make him a cake. This year he surprised me by buying me a gift AND he kept it a surprise!

He actually got me a session in a studio, to sing a song of my choice:
Me, in a studio, with my middle boy listening to my song in the background!
It was probably one of the best, most nerve wracking, experiences of my life! So, this year, I think I'd like to do it again and possibly buy an experience for my son to do it too.

I'd also like to say 'this is the year I will lose weight'. One of the reasons I posted that full picture above was to show the 'before' me. Another reason I've put the full picture is to show myself I've come so far already. In all honesty, the picture shocked me, I thought I was so much bigger than it shows!

A big thing is happening this year too, I will be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary!? We've already started planning, booked a hotel (only a Travelodge, I did say I was frugal!), we've also booked Theatre tickets for the actual day of our anniversary. I want to make this trip one to remember as we get old(er) and grey(er) together. 

I'm determined this year will continue in this positive thread, I have some friends fighting real health battles, at the moment, I want to stay positive for them.

So this year can bring it on, I'm looking forward to it!


  1. Love, love, love this post! You look amazing and with your weight loss those boobs are even more awesome in a very good way. Feel very proud of you on all fronts and hope to get a hug from you sometime in the not too distant future.

  2. Your weight loss has been going really well Jo I hope you're proud! I'm glad you're feeling positive, I really hope you have a wonderful year xx


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