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

Friday, 13 April 2018


Another week done and dusted,  check in time for FFF week 11 already.  I found a good article the other day which said the best diet habit is to find a group to support you on your journey.  Thanks kindly to Fondles for bringing us all together, it is awesome having others to keep us motivated.

Here is the article, hope the link works.

This week has been better for me, I'm feeling positive.  I changed my focus from exercise to food instead, like Ella suggested.  Shhh!  don't tell Bear BUT I've been naughty and stuck to the 16/8.  He is in the shower when I have breakfast so hasn't noticed I'm not eating.  A wise friend told me, I'm skating on thin ice, so I know you are all my friends so won't dob me in......RIGHT?

Although doing the 16/8 I've added in two snacks.  One for afternoon tea and one just before the 8 hours finishes.  This seems to sustain me for the 16 hours of fasting.  The scales are heading in the right direction, so I'm doing my happy dance here.

The only exercise I've done this week is my two water aerobics sessions and walking.  Not too many steps though, just basically whilst shopping.  I had good intentions of participating in more at the gym, life got in the way though. 


Victoria has a special program run this time every year,  called Active April where the Mayor encourages us all to become more active. Part of this we receive 10 free sessions at the YMCA which is wonderful as it covers my aqua aerobics.  During this time they encourage  you to try other activities, so next week all being well I will do some extra classes.

Like Abby I think I need to add a no  sitting binge rule.  I'm playing games with friends both on  face book and on my phone.  Before I know it hours have passed by without me doing anything. 

Sadly I haven't done any decluttering this week.  Once again I've had good intentions just time poor.  Maybe next week I will do double.

Hope everyone else has had a successful week with  FFF and achieved your goals.

Hugs Lindy xx

Saturday, 7 April 2018


I think this week FFF means Failed Friday Fitness.  Still a bit under the weather from last week.  Been too tempted with yummy snacks,  now D1 and little J are staying.  Which means I let my hair down enjoying their company with good food, wine and NO exercise.

One thing that did happen to me this week I received quite a lecture from both Bear and D1.  I was frustrated as I ate ONE piece of carrot cake and UP went the scales, so had a bit of a whinge to them.  Bear sat me down to ask me about every meal I consumed during the day.  He is NOT HAPPY I'm skipping breakfast even though he does. They both asked me how much I weighed which I don't usually share that information.  When I told them they said I'm doing really well seeing I weighed heaps more when we first moved down here. Instead of the IF eating plan I'll just have to modify what I eat. I basically eat health food options just that a lot of gluten free things are high in calories.

On a plus I have decluttered one cupboard this week and rearranged things so we can see them better.

Hope you have all had a better week with FFF with good results.

Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 30 March 2018


Have you ever had those moments where you feel on top of the world.  Everything is going extremely well, your eating a healthy diet, exercising heaps and happy as Larry.

Then you come crashing down with a huge thump back down to earth. I know they say what goes up must come down but REALLY, why can't I stay on my happy journey without all these hiccups. So disappointed!

Saturday I felt fabulous so did an extra long ride on my bike.

Sunday I was so full of energy I couldn't sit still, I felt like the energiser bunny.

Monday Bear and I went shopping so I doubled my step count which felt absolutely wonderful for someone who couldn't walk not that long ago.

Then come Tuesday morning we both felt blergh, swollen glands, sore throats, aching all over.  So no exercising since.

I even cheated having an ice cream to sooth my sore throat. Oh well it was a good enough excuse for me. LOL!

I've decided  seeing I've been doing so much exercise for the past 8 weeks, yet the scales aren't budging to pull out the big guns.  So I've started the 16-8 fasting method where you fast for 16 hours then eat in the 8 hour window.  My eating starts around midday 12 o'clock and finishes at 8pm.  For breakfast I have a huge cup of tea and that's it.  I think it will take me a while to adjust to not having breakfast, looking forward to some results though with those scales.

Next week I think will be hard with Easter.  I've found some delicious chocolate hot cross buns in the supermarket.  Usually in the past the gluten free hot cross buns have been disgusting, these ones are really nice.  Yes I've cheated by sampling a few already.

Then on Saturday we are off to meet our family at the half way mark for our celebration.  There will be plenty of delicious temptations to eat,  Bear is making  a carrot cake at the request of D2.  Luckily its going to be gluten free or I would be throwing a tanty.

Hope everyone else has had a good week.

Don't over indulge with Easter or get hopping like the bunny to burn off those calories.

Happy Easter!
Hugs Lindy xx

Thursday, 29 March 2018


1.  AGE : Really or in my head - my head 22

2.  BED SIZE:    Queen

3. CHORE YOU HATE:     Ironing that's why Bear does it. LOL!

4. PETS NAMES:    Maizee, Maggie (both past) Frankie Zoe (present)

5. ESSENTIAL START TO YOUR DAY (ITEMS):    Cup of tea, glasses, computer



8. HEIGHT:    5'6"

9. INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY (IN HEAD OR REAL) Harp unfortunately not a musician.

10. JOB  :   Happily Retired 

11. KIDS:    3 

12. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS:    With my sole mate

13. MUSIC YOU LOVE:    I like lots of different music. favourite at moment Ed Sheeran

14.NICKNAMES:     Shirley Temple or Gollywog because of my curly hair.


16. PET PEEVE:    Back stabbers

17. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE:  can't think of one.

18. RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:    Right handed

19. SIBLINGS:    3 sisters and a brother

20. TIME YOU WAKE UP:    I'm not a morning person so after 8am usually

21. UNDERWEAR:     lacy boy shorts.


23. WORKOUT STYLE:     Water aerobics, Bike riding

24.BEST DISH I MAKE:     Risotto... Bear thinks its better than restaurants.

25. BEST PLACE TO VISIT:    Anywhere as long as its with my Bear by my side.


Wednesday, 28 March 2018


Olivia asks when did you first know that you were into kink? How did you realize it? Is there a story that goes with that?

From a very young age, I've had what I thought was a weird feeling of wanting to be spanked.  I was spanked as a child by my dad, which I hated.  Yet this yearning was something different. When Bear and I first met we made a bet.  If I won he would spank me and if he won well.........

Anyway that was my first spanking in our relationship.  We both enjoyed it and continued until our children came along.  Bear would have still spanked then also, only I was worried about the noise factor.  So it was put on hold until we moved to our new house.

Our son, dil and grandchildren came to visit not long after moving here.  Dil was going on about a disgusting book all her friends were reading which they asked her to read also.  This piqued my interest so much, that Bear took me to our local library to borrow the books. Boy was that an eye opener for me.

One night Bear was in his music room playing his instrument and I was curled up on the couch reading FSOG in the lounge room.  I read all the books and voila!  I discussed my need to be spanked again to Bear.  Although we had indulged earlier in our marriage he was like No way I can't hurt you. So he did a bit of research himself, finding many blogs after typing in the word SPANK on google.
Up until this point I thought I was the only one who loved to be spanked. Was I crazy, what is wrong with me? Then it opened up a whole new world, when I found everyone's blogs and realised there are others with the same craving so to speak.

We mainly do TTWD for fun so haven't got into anything too heavy. I would like to try many others things, unfortunately I can't persuade my Bear to try them though. He is a very gentle man, so is hesitant. TTWD has made us closer like newly weds again, we are both loving the effects.

Thank you for your question Olivia, it was fun to answer. 

Hugs Lindy xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


I came across this on face book and thought it very appropriate.

You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.
But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.
But, here it friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!
And I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this’s over. A new adventure will begin!
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
So, if you're not in your winter yet, let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!
Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those whom you share it with.
Life is like a lease, negotiate it well.
It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.
FRIENDSHIPS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE WEALTH. If you have drifted apart for any reason forgive and forget, and live forward not in the past cause tomorrow may not come.
~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything.... especially golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch.
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?" "when?"... ???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.
~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!"
Send this on to other "Old Friends!" .
And let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind of Life You Have Lived.


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 declutter...