Saturday, 27 June 2015

Update - 27th June 2015

Posted by Tracy at 07:26 0 comments
Hello Everyone, Hope you are all keeping well.

I am in a very happy place at the moment, YAY!!!

I am enjoying the new job muchly (still have the apprenticeship interview next week though), it is hard work, but all the girls I work with are really nice. I have mentioned the interview to a couple and they have said you cannot leave us! Which is nice, but I am making a decision that will effectively determine what I do for the rest of my work life, so I need to really think through all the pros and cons!

Anyway! so todays' picture

oh yes the scales!


Very important in my life right now.

Finding the correct work / life balance.
Finding time to spend with friends / family.

Weighing / propointing / portion control my diet.
Then the number on the bathroom scales.

I am beginning to see the light again.

I have 1st 7lbs to lose to get me back to goal and if I loose a 1lb a week I can be there for Christmas.

I am back tracking, feeling more positive and less lethargic.
I got back on my treadmill two days ago, only wk3 of  C25k, but I did it and I aim to do wk4 run 1 today after work.


I have no crafting / knitting to show as the only thing I have done since my holiday is a pair of Crochet hi top trainer booties for a customer of the wool palette.

Its summer and I want to be outside, so my knitting always takes a backward step.

Speak soon xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Well here we go again.

Posted by Tracy at 19:12 1 comments
Hello Diary, thats' how I see this blog now as my little diary online.

 I know a few people still check in and read, and for that I am thankful, old friends keeping an eye on me, making sure I am on the straight and narrow, but since stepping away from the craft demonstrating I realise some of you may not be interested in what I am writing.

Well since my last post I have knit a few things


 Started a fair isle cardi
 wore my waterlily top

I have also been on my hols to Turkey

Fell out of a raft and got pulled over boulders.

Been offered a new job and accepted, but also been offered an apprenticeship interview and weighing the options and think I know what to do, well 85% sure. LOL!


A reality check, weighing after two holidays, not eating well for 12 months (due to being surrounded by chocolate and pasties in the place I worked) and not exercising regularly for the same amount of time. 2 stone back on NOOOOO!!! but 9lb of that was last weeks holiday and I have lost 3lb of that already.

I am relieved to be out of the toxic food environment, I am returning to a full time, moving around constantly job. I have charged up my fit bit and aim to work towards my 10,000 steps a day as from tomorrow. I am going to walk before I can run. 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Life is full of choices???

Posted by Tracy at 09:50 0 comments
Life to me is a car journey, one big fat long journey. 

Full of choices as we make our way to the final destination, forks in the road, with plenty of wrong turns and dead ends.

Some of those roads lead to fantastic journeys, and lovely days to create memories from.

Some of those roads seem to go on endlessly boring and all the same with nothing great to look at or forward too.

Some of those roads are wonderful yellow brick roads, the ones we dream of, a happy ending and all will be just perfect, so we can have the life we strive for.

We have the little street roads making tiny choices every day, what to eat? where to go? what to do?

We have hobby roads too - for me at the moment, what to knit/ crochet? What Pattern? What yarn? even what needles?

We have lots of A roads too, what friends we choose or those that remain acquaintances?  How much time is spent with family and friends or on our own? Do we go that extra mile for people or do we not get involved - generally what would make life easier?

Then we have the more complex navigational roads, a little more taxing, you know the type I mean, the ones with the big round-a-bouts, you go around and around trying to decide which way to go and then you just have to get off, take a Leap (exit) of faith and go with a choice. What do we do to earn money? Have a career or have a job?  Work all the hours we can or spend more time at home with less money? What do we want out of our work, easy street or something more stretching?

I have always said that although we think that we are making these choices, our lives are mapped out from day one. The choices we make were always the choices we were going to make, even if we think differently. All predetermined.

Take me for instance - no matter what I have done in life - I always get drawn back into caring, looking after people. (I did want to be a nurse in the RAF, but circumstances did not allow for that).

When I was 13 my very first work experience week was working in a care home.
I then had children very young and stayed at home  with them until they reached school age, where I then went into school as a mealtime assistant and adult helper. Looking after children.
I worked as a PA for a while for a youth offenders rehabilitation Scheme, trying to change young peoples lives and putting them on a career path to better their lives.
I trained as a nursery nurse, I have done home help.

Even during 10 years as a craft demonstrator, I was pulled towards teaching and chatting with older ladies, making sure they were happy over tea and biscuits.

In my current job of retail I am pulled towards helping the older customers, helping them with their shopping and packing their bags, making sure the bags are not to heavy and they can manage, whilst I can do my job well, I cannot see me doing it for the rest of my working life.

I feel myself being drawn back into the caring field, and I am contemplating going back to work in a care home. I am at my happiest looking after people who need it.

So for me I am predetermined to be a Care worker/ Nurse / Health Care assistant.

May be airy fairy for some - but its the only way I can explain it.


Side note, I think I have rambled enough now oops!, so will post the intended post on knitting and finished projects later this week. 


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