2013 Resolutions – February Denim Progress

This month I have made progress on one key resolution which was to get back into size 12 jeans!  Delighted to report that currently I can zip them up and though I haven’t yet worn them out!  They may get an outing very soon!  This is all down to the 5:2 diet which I have been managing to keep to!  So Monday’s and Thursday’s are my good days when I eat minimally that is the theory of the diet and it seems to be working. I am getting used to eating porridge on these days followed by celery and hummous for lunch then a 300 calorie dinner!  It’s amazing what you can eat for 300 calories!  Actually finding that some of the tastiest meals of the week are on these days!  So hopeful that when I report again next month I might actually have had the courage to wear the jeans out!

My daughter and I are still dancing.   Due to half term and a cold we haven’t been as good as we were in January but most nights the Wii has been on and we dance.  Each time we do it always makes me smile as the song that I played a lot when she was born was “I hope you Dance.”  The words resonated with me as it was and is what I wish for her.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’
Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone?)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone?)

February was a tough month so found writing my grateful things each day really helped as there were a few days when I was struggling to stay positive and it really focuses you that there is always something to be grateful for or smile at.  Books wise I enjoyed Ann Cleaves who was speaking at Mainstreet and I’m now finishing off her Shetland series before it is serialised on BBC1 this month.  Do watch out for it.   If the TV series is as good as the books it will be riveting viewing and it will be great to see Shetland showcased too.  My book of the month though is the Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen.  It is about a little girl who lives with her father who is part of a very religious community!  She is picked on at school and as a result lives in her own world then however her make-believe world becomes more and more real!  And a series of incidents happen as a result.  It’s not easy reading but does make you think!

Areas I need to work on is my resolve to use cash as much as possible and afraid I failed in reading a business book in February! And yes the shopping Queen lives on though I was far more frugal!   Still March is a new month with 31 days to get reading and resolving!  Happy March everyone.

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About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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