Friday, 25 May 2018

FFF17 with a royal theme.

Is it really 17 weeks since we all started along this adventure to become fitter and fabulous.  Well done to all of us for sticking it out this long. I reckon we all deserve a celebration, what do you say fellow FFFs? Lets eat cake!  LOL!

I think this is turning into a food blog.

Sunday I consider to be my day off exercising and Bear usually cooks something delicious for brunch. This time he decided to try making waffles which turned out really well for his first time.

 Monday we went for our usual interstate shopping trip where I managed to double my steps.  Boy was I worn out though and slept like a baby that night.

Tuesday I wagged my aqua aerobics as I had a better offer from my Bear. wink wink!  This involved a spanking for being sarcastic to him followed by a lovely afternoon delight MFL!

Wednesday a fabulous Tai Chi class with a Royal theme, which will please all of my English friends. Basically the teacher changed the names of exercises to things like rocking baby Louie, knighting with a pretend sword,  picking English roses for the wedding and many other fun things.

After an hours exercise we all headed to a café for afternoon tea. Well you can't have a cup of English breakfast tea without cake to celebrate the Royal wedding.  MMMM naughty Lindy Lou is at it again.  So there goes the good the exercise did, it was so worth it though.

Thursday is grocery shopping day, I usually manage to do all my steps for this also.

Friday no aqua aerobics for me AGAIN!  I over did some of the exercises at Tai Chi, now paying the price with my rotator cuff and bicep.  Sitting in my recliner with a heat pack, almost falling asleep as I had a very restless night,  I better get to posting this before I start snoring.

Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

EEEKKKKK!!!!!! GMAIL!!!!!!!!

Oh dear gmail is the pits at the moment, its almost got me in trouble three times in as many weeks.

Let me explain, I have my blog gmail which I have on my laptop.  This is always signed in, I just have to press on the icon and voila its up.  Then I have my personal gmail on the desk top computer always signed in.

First incident...... I made a HUGE HUGE mistake  as some how I was signed into my blog gmail on the desk top.  One of our grandsons has a you tube which he likes me to watch, like and comment.  The other week I was watching his video, then added a comment giving him praise, pressed publish.  Oops its not my Nanny gmail its my Lindy gmail.  I was in a panic hoping it would go unnoticed, which so far I think it has, as our daughter hasn't commented. Phew!

Second incident......I checked in the land the other morning on the desk top, found Amy's post Saved by the bell, so proceeded to leave a comment.  I noticed just in time it was my real name OOPS!  Tried to change it to my other gmail, my comment disappeared.  So retried then decided to go anonymous rather than lose my comment again.  So sorry Amy that is  why my comment came through as that.

Third incident.....Now this is a HUGE one.  My friend rang me yesterday around lunch time asking if we had internet connection as hers wasn't working.  She then asked if she could come around to use ours as she had promised to do something for a friend overseas, we said yes of course.
I handed over my laptop for her to do her business whilst I went to make us a cup of tea.  Next thing she called out its gone into your gmail.  I was so embarrassed as the first thing which came up was.... The way we roll......topless and sassy downunder.    Oh dear did she see this or just glanced and looked away.  Is my secret out to this friend.  Anyway I rectified that by signing out and she happily signed into her gmail.  Now I'm worried she noticed this heading and is curious.....What does my friend do in her spare time?

So they say things go in threes, hopefully that is my fair share of goofing up with the wrong gmail signed in on posts. Hopefully from now on I will think and look properly before doing anything on gmail.

See you all Friday for FFF.
Happy hump day everyone.
Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 18 May 2018

The way we roll......topless and sassy down under for FFF16

FFF week 16  check in

I bet that heading whet your appetite to read what happened. LOL!

My theory of last week went down the gurgler, you can't have you cake and eat it too, without consequences.  Waaah!  The delicious cake Bear made for my birthday  was one minute on my lips a life time on my hips. It caught up with me.... BUTt.... it was so worth it, you only have a birthday once a year.  So why not over indulge eating whatever your heart desires.

I'm about ready to shoot my scales,  I'm sure they're conspiring against me.   Why are they like a  yoyo all the time, frustrating! I want to be like all the skinny girls you see who can eat anything and everything, never put on any weight what so ever.

Well this was how I was feeling, until a very wise blogger, who blew in on the wind told me that you don't know the story behind those skinny girls.  She said they may be having health issues, therefore not able to put on weight.

This made a lot of sense, thank you for that advice, so now  I AM trying my hardest to be happy in my own skin.  Some days this is easy others not so much,  Bear says he loves me like this, which is very sweet of him.  Only trouble is he enjoys baking too much, so seems whenever I'm trying to stick to a healthy eating plan he wants to make cakes and biscuits.

Did my title for this weeks FFF catch your eye?

I've done really well exercise wise this week with two sessions of aqua aerobics and one session of Tai Chi.

This is where the title is heading.  On Wednesday we all arrived for our Tai Chi class to find the room like a freezer.  BRRR!  So there was no TOPLESS Tai Chi that day, we all kept our windcheaters on to keep warm.  Haha all your  minds were heading in a different direction admit it. Can you imagine a group of women in their 40s up to mid 80s, with  one guy in the class doing Tai Chi topless.  The guy would be in his element, I think he would have a stroke. Sorry if this disappointed you.  LOL!

I've also done heaps of steps to my standard anyways, not as many as our Fondles manages. 

No decluttering as been way too busy.

No binge sitting, so that is a good thing, thanks Abby for that idea.

Next week back to eating healthy snacks. NO MORE CAKES!

Gee it is so chilly here and its not even winter yet. We've had to swap our wardrobes around, put away our summer clothes, brought out our winter clothes.  Also started wearing thermals this early, what's winter going to be like?  My favourite part is wearing my beautiful scarves again. Think I may have to brave up to come visit all of you bloggers in warmer climes. Or you can send some heat my way, maybe we can compromise I'll send you some cooler days, if you send me some warmer days. 

Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 11 May 2018


FFF check in

Things have been so busy here this week that I haven't had a chance to get to the Y, which means no exercising to report.  Tuesday I went to my cancer  support group afternoon tea where I just had to indulge in a delicious gluten free chocolate salty caramel muffin.  They microwaved it so the caramel melted, oh it was to die for!

Passionfruit sponge

Thursday  Bear cooked a special dinner for my birthday, with   a passionfruit iced sponge for dessert. It was so yum! He even had a piece which is most unusual. So this week apart from no exercising there hasn't been very much sticking to healthy eating either.

Good news though I've lost weight. You know the saying You can't have your cake and eat it too.  Well apparently you can eat your cake and lose weight. Yeehah!

This weekend is Mothers Day here so probably more celebrations.  I don't mind if the weight keeps dropping off whilst eating cake.  

Happy Mothers Day to everyone who celebrates it this Sunday.

Hope everyone else did better than me on their FFF challenge.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 4 May 2018

FFF 14

Gosh I almost missed my check in this week as the time has gone in the blink of an eye.  I've had a reasonably good week. Managed to do aqua aerobics one day, as the other day my rotator cuff and bicep were killing me.  Also did one session of Tia Chi which I really, really love as its so relaxing. Had the best nights sleep after it.

Monday we went exploring our beautiful country side so mainly driving. I did fit in a bit of walking looking around cute little country villages. 

I've stuck to a fairly good eating plan except my Bear made me banana bread which was scrumptious.  He didn't quite cook it long enough, when I had a hot piece straight out of the oven, it was so delicious tasting like a banana milkshake.  That was my down fall for the week. Yet the scales have stayed the same, not gone up or gone down which surprised me.

Didn't manage any decluttering.  One thing which made me happy I've had to go buy new clothes as my pants are falling off me.   So even though the weight hasn't come off I'm changing shape. Yay!

Re-joining a photo challenge group on FB again, so this should give me inspiration to get out and about more. Especially as the weather is turning nasty now with heaps of rain around our area.

Hope you've all had a successful week with your FFF. 

Have a good weekend.
Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 27 April 2018


FFF week 13

Number 13 can be lucky for some, unlucky for others.  I've always considered it to be my lucky number as I've had a lot of things happen on 13th.  This week is no exception as I have finally made those horrid scales budge by  2 kilos / 4.4 pounds.  I'm doing my happy dance here. 

Guess what that was without exercising as I've had to take time off with my rotator cuffs and also been eating my head off with healthy foods of course.  So sometimes I just don't understand how my body works. Do heaps of exercises don't lose no exercise lose weight.  I think my body does the opposite of what its supposed to do. 

We did lots of decluttering this week and managed to donate 6 bags of clothes we have grown out of to the op shop.  Wednesday was a public holiday here due to Anzac day, so I told Bear I'll take them down straight away as the car park will be quiet. There are three car spaces, so I pulled up in the front space.  Deposited our bags into the bins, hopped back in the car ready to leave.  Checked my mirrors still no one around. Put the car in reverse..... beep..... beep... beeping goes the car.  A stupid woman pulled up in my blind spot so I nearly backed into her.  I was really shaken up, drove home and confessed to Bear I nearly smashed the car thinking he would give me a lecture.  He was very sympathetic which was nice.

I hope you have all had a positive week with your FFF.

Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 20 April 2018


This  has been a bit of a topsy turvy week.  It started out terribly then improved as the time went on.

I was doing some decluttering in my craft room/ guest room when Bear found some chocolate D1 had left behind.  I messaged her saying I'll put it in the freezer for next time she comes to visit.  Lets just say this is where things went wrong.  She told me I could eat it if it was gluten free, very dangerous words for a chocoholic. I checked the ingredients, to my surprise it was gf.  Woohoo!

  I continued to declutter thinking one little bit won't hurt, its been ages since I've had decent chocolate.  One little bit lead to two little bits, then before I knew it someone had snuck in and gobbled the whole lot down. Oops!  It was so worth it though and I thought this would start my cravings all over again, thankfully it hasn't.

Then Saturday night Bear cooked a delicious lamb roast which we enjoyed with a glass of red wine.  He is not a big drinker BUT suggested we have a second glass.

We had a packet of chips stored away which we had forgotten to bring out for little J.  So guess what, we gobbled those down enjoying every mouthful.

I thought what have I done after all that hard work for the past 11 weeks, blown it in one day eating all this stuff.  On Sunday I was back on the straight and narrow sticking to my healthy eating plan. Phew!

For the rest of the week I've done so well.  More than doubled my steps Monday as we went shopping with heaps of walking.  Did two water aerobics classes plus a tai chi class as well as all my steps each day.

Wednesday I had a session with my osteopath who is really pleased with the way my back has progressed.  He said it must be all the water exercises and encouraged me to keep it up.  I have to drop  my class using  weights though, as I've now damage my other rotator cuff and bicep.  I think three sessions at the gym is enough at the moment anyway.

Managed to avoid any sitting binges as we have been busy, busy, busy all week. So overall with the bit of a hiccup to start the week off it's been very successful.  Also the scales have gone down half a kilo. Yay!

Sorry I didn't visit everyone's FFF for last week, will endeavour to this week hopefully.


Now that its heading for summer in the northern hemisphere where most of you are living. Please remember to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Having a melanoma is not a fun thing to go through.   It only takes a few minutes to apply sun cream, so do yourself a favour and avoid skin cancer.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs Lindy xx

FFF17 with a royal theme.

Is it really 17 weeks since we all started along this adventure to become fitter and fabulous.  Well done to all of us for sticking it out...