My Bitmoji Got an Image Overhaul!

You all know I am a Bitmoji fan. I love the little personalised character I can use for my posts, with all manner of ready-made images covering all sorts of topics and expressions!

Well, there was a new feature on it which uses your actual picture to help create the avatar, trying to help make it more facially accurate.

Lil Princess decided she would get on it, and restyle mummy. She can’t do anything with the real one, at least she could sort Bitmoji mum out!

So, here’s me, Bitmoji-style originally…

And here is the new, apparently improved, me!

The hair is definitely more me, if a bit lion mane-esque!

What do you think of the change?

 

Oops! I Let It Slip! #icandothis

No, not a big secret!

My weight.

After a real battle a couple of years ago, I managed to lose weight so well, using the Slimming World approach. I even posted weekly about how I was doing, and for a good 6-8 months after reaching my target weight I ‘maintained’ that weight, give or take a pound or two here or there.

Then I started to lapse… Work was stressful, home was full of craziness. And when I stress, I turn to food (I do wish I was a person who lost their appetite … it never happens!)

So there was still good, healthy eating happening… but in addition, the sweet and savoury snacks seemed to creep into my daily diet, rather a lot.

Oops!

And then the Easter holidays are always a sticking point for me… all those Chocolate eggs! I was good, I didn’t overbuy them. So the temptation was not there. (Well, there were a few, but they were the kids, though I may have helped them finish the eggs…)

We went away and ate LOADS of stuff. I didn’t worry, because it was enjoyment time. And I got out of the weighing myself regularly habit too.

I mentioned to Hubby Dearest, who enjoys eating out and takeaways a bit too much, the night before that I was going to have to get back to eating better soon…

Then, this morning I did that scale thing… and wished I hadn’t!

I had crept over the 10 stone mark. So I was around half a stone over where I really wanted to be! Eeek!

 

Then Hubby Dearest requested that I get a Macdonalds breakfast for him, and anyone else who wants it, on my way back from grocery shopping…! No!!!!! I refused to go, initially – I mean, the laziness!

But you know what… I caved. (I’m a big softie, you know!) Lil Man ordered pancakes and Hubby Dearest wanted his sausage and Egg McMuffin.

I got them and managed to stay on my healthy eating saddle… Got home and served them their naughty brekkies, and I had this.

I can do it… honestly!

And my aim is, with 4 weeks until the Annual Bloggers Bash, to get to as close to 9 1/2 stone as I can!

Though with the baking I like to do for the Bash, I’m not sure how I’ll do!!!

Talking about the bash… did you vote for the ABBA awards yet?

Did you know I’ve been nominated for Best Overall Blogger?

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If you haven’t voted already, check it out here!

There are nine awards to vote for, and each and every blogger on that list appreciates the time you take out to vote… (and it’s only a short while, no registrations required, just scroll down, select your favourite blog, and click vote! )

#SoCS April 21/18 – spoke

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spoke.” Use it somewhere, in some form, in your post. Bonus points if you don’t use it in the first sentence. Enjoy!

There was a young lady from Pinner
Who always appeared such a winner
But she spoke as she ate
Not bothering to wait
No manners while scoffing down dinner!

Sorry, such a silly effort, but my brain was on strike… nothing spoke to me… apart from silly limerick rhymes!

Happy Saturday Peeps!

https://lindaghill.com/2018/04/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-21-18/

April 19 – Flash Fiction  – Forest Bathing

Charli’s prompt this week:

April 19, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about forest bathing. You can use the Japanese term, Shinrin Yoku, or you can make up your own ideas about the phrase. Go where the prompt leads.

Peace of Mind
The twigs crackled underfoot.
Leaves rustled in the gentle breeze that blew through the forest.
This was true peace.
Heaven.
Karen had heard about forest bathing, and she was determined to experience a piece of this natural healing.
Strolling along, she could hear the feint trickle of water.
Getting closer to the sound, it appeared to be accompanied by splashes and voices.
As she rounded the corner, Karen came face to face with a group of drunk men, submerged in a pool of water, having a jolly of their own.
Not quite the forest bathing she had been expecting!

 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/19/april-19-flash-fiction-challenge/

#WritePhoto – Waiting

Sue’s #WritePhoto Prompt this week:

Waiting…
It’s that time again
Waiting…
Can you feel the pain?
Waiting…
Don’t know what you gain
Waiting…
Crying like the rain
Waiting…
Still wrapped in your chains
Waiting…
Yet I can’t refrain
Waiting…
It all starts to drain
Waiting…
Thoughts inside my brain
Waiting…
And you’ve left a stain
But I’m still
Waiting…

This was actually a poem I wrote a couple of years back… I hope you enjoyed it.

#writephoto

https://scvincent.com/2018/04/19/thursday-photo-prompt-waiting-writephoto-4/

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