Happiness Is…..

Having my boyfriend, Greg, back after 2 weeks on my lonesome! YAY!!Β  πŸ™‚

Greg & I...

Greg went home to visit friends and family back in South Africa, but unfortunately I couldn’t tag along……no cash & not enough leave from work. It was really horrible without him at home, and on various occasions I actually found myself discussing my day with our cat, Puddy. She didn’t seem to care, as long as I ended up giving her lots of head scratches! (Yes, I’m aware that I sound like a crazy cat lady….) As you can see from the picture below, as long as she’s happy and comfortable nothing else matters!

Puddy having an afternoon snooze! πŸ™‚

Whilst Greg was away, I also got a really bad cold and ended up self-medicating and prostrate on the sofa. I felt terribly sorry for myself, because when I get a cold, I don’t just get a cold, I get “man-flu” and Greg normally takes care of my every need. Now, I had to make my own soup and tuck myself in. Trust me, being alone and sick really sucks!

Well, the 2 weeks dragged on, but yesterday morning he finally got home. It’s so great having him back & we spent a lazy day drinking loads of coffee, watching old movies and just catching up. I even made my very first Apple Crumble which turned out amazing (tooting my own horn a little!). I’m clearly turning into some kind of domestic Goddess! πŸ˜‰

Puddy & Greg chillaxing!

To me, happiness is lounging on the couch with my fat kitty & my wonderful boyfriend. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder!

Me with a very grumpy looking Puddy πŸ™‚

So, what’s happiness to you?





I am very happy with myself today. Why?

Well, I had a “weigh-in” this morning and found out that in the last 6 weeks, I’ve lost 3.6kg. YAY!! Now, I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the crucial bit I’ve been waiting for. I’ve seen a drop in my bodyΒ fat percentage and I’ve gone down a dress size (which felt great), but I’ve been aching to lose some actual kilos. It might sound silly, but it’s the extra bit of motivation and incentive I’ve been needing.

Although my body fat percentage has stayed the same, I’m at least losing something. I’m feeling great and am on the right path to losing even more. I have to say, that everyone should give MyFitnessPal a try. It’s so easy to use and also a very reliable way of calorie counting. It’s just been such a help! I’m becoming much more aware of what I’m putting into my body. Monitoring what I’m eating has also become a lot easier and I’m adding even more responsibility and accountability to my regime, which I find are good building blocks. I seem to have finally found an easy way of managing my food intake on a daily basis.

I did slack a little on the exercise front over the Easter weekend, but did loads of house and garden work. In my mind, I justified that as exercise! πŸ™‚ I was back at the gym yesterday though, and put in a really good session. I really had to talk myself into going, but I’m so glad that I did. I felt great when I got up this morning. Never underestimate the positive effects of a good workout!

Well, I just wanted to share the good news with everyone. I feel as though I can finally say……Yay for me! πŸ™‚