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Sunday, 30 September 2012

The dating and dieting debacles of a bandster

Oh blogland. I am so so sorry. I have missed you more than I can describe. When I think about friends I need to catch up with you are right there at the top of my list but I have been insanely busy. There is even a boy involved. Don't worry, you have not missed out on any actual dates. This boy (another different A) and I have been emailing since the end of August, and now at the end of September, after many nights on the dating website chat bit and texting until the wee small hours while I try to finish my work and he tries to distract me, we are hopefully going to get our act together and meet tomorrow. I'm a little scared to write this in case it doesn't actually happen but I'm so excited I might actually explode. I refuse to get my hopes up after the last experience but we've really gotten to know each other and part of me just can't help it. I really really like him already. Cross everything.

I have been having a REALLY hard time dieting at my new school. Lunch is provided and not low fat/low calorie. I have to eat with the kids meaning that I don't always have as much control as I'd like. I spent the end of my lunch break last Wednesday heaving everything up again in the staff toilet. Had to get my TA to remove the monster spider in their first though. That was interesting.

Nevertheless, I must be doing something right. I am down to pre Disney weight and a bit more. The scale was being ultra friendly this morning as it had another 1/2 less than that until I got the camera. Bloody typical eh!

That is 13 st 10 1/4 lbs
192.2 lbs
87 kg. 
Me and my friend's beautiful boy Henry

En route to the gym
On the way to work after only 4 hours sleep.
Playdough letters
I am loving my new job. I work with some great people, I have a great class and I am starting to find my feet. It's a long term supply contract covering for a woman who is off sick and likely to be until February. I want to stay for good. I don't know how that can happen without wishing bad things on someone else and that isn't really fair. There is a real sense of community spirit. Everyone, including the parents, keeps asking me how I am and how I am settling in. I felt so welcome I even did my bit for the school bake sale on Friday and made cupcakes. I made 12. I took in 11. One is for A. It's still in the fridge. If tomorrow gets cancelled, I am damn well eating it. Personally I think I deserve a medal for surviving this long with it in there.

Cupcake temptations

I hope you're all good. Loving the pictures on facebook coming out of Chicago. I am incredibly jealous and I am going next year £500 flights or not. In the mean time I am going to organise a UK BOOBS gathering. Who is with me? xxx


FitBy40 said...

Sending positive thoughts your way on the new guy! I can't wait to hear all about it!
Those cupcakes look awesome and I don't know how you've gone this long without eating it!

Leigh C. said...

Looking good Sarah:)

Mari said...

UK BOOBS! Definitely in! Good luck with the boy, let us know how it goes! Big love x

20 to go! said...

That is so cool! A positive workplace does wonders for everything! Mine is so digustingly clicky! Maybe I should move over with you?!? So excited about your date! And how cute to take a cupcake! Fingers crossed for you chicken!

Michelle said...

Your adorable

Lap Band Gal said...

I want a cupcake. :)

MandaPanda said...

1. You look gorgeous!

2. The cupcakes look scrumptious!

3. Maybe you can hope another teacher gets a fantastic offer at a different school or wins the lottery and it opens up a position for you. Then you're not wishing bad things to happen. :)

o.c. bandster said...

You look awesome! Good luck with the meet...I hope he is a good guy.

jennxaz said...

adorable and cutie pie...I'm am crossing my fingers for you....and shame on you for the cupcake porn! lol!