Friday, 30 May 2014

Word of the week - Amelioration


I feel like so much has happened this week and so much progress has been made, especially in the house.

We have had all the scaffolding taken down, the fence has been fixed and a new front door has been put in. The best thing is that my drain has been cleared, every time I used the washing machine or dishwasher the water was coming back up into the kitchen sink. It was really annoying having to use a jug to empty the water out, that I was only washing what was needed and had a massive pile of dirty clothes, now I have finally emptied the washing basket!

On a personal note, I have wanted to lose a bit of weight for a while, ideally I would like to be 9 and a half stone but I have found it so hard to get below the 10 stone mark. This week I decided to do a detox and just have water, juice and fruit for a two day period (yesterday and today) This morning I weighed myself and was 9st 13lb! I am hoping to lose a couple more pounds but I am going to take it slow to try and keep it off!

Apart from the miserable weather, it has been quite a pleasant half term and I am actually looking forward to going back to work. I love the last term as everything exciting happens at school. Staff and children find out their new classes/teachers, there are end of year assemblies and parties and playground duty isn't so bad when the sun is shining!

For your information the word amelioration means to progress or advance and comes from the 1650s word meliorare meaning to improve.



The Reading Residence

14 comments:

  1. I love this word! Well done on getting below 10st, sounds like you have had a good week

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    1. Thanks, it is a great word that I've never heard of before!

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  2. Wow! The fasting thing sounds hardcore, but what amazing results. Amelioration indeed...

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    1. It is quite hard, wasn't too bad yesterday but been thinking of food all day today!

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  3. You are getting there now! Lots of progress made and that sink thing must be such a relief to have sorted now. Best of luck with the continued weight loss, and hope you have a good week back next week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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    1. It is a relief, I'm not going to complain about doing the washing ever again as it seems so easy without having to empty all the water out by hand! x

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  4. What a fab word! I've never heard of it before!!
    Well done with the weight loss!!

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    1. Thanks, I didn't think there would be many synonyms for progress but there are loads :)

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  5. Ooh great word! Well done on the weight loss and making progress x

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    1. Thank you, I think it's a great word too!

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  6. Thanks for explaining the word, it's great! Hadn't heard it before! Yay to progress :) x

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    1. I like to explain the words and learn where they originate from, I hadn't heard of it before either x

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  7. Wow what a positive week! Finally a word that I know but am not using that much =P

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    1. It's nice to have a positive one :)

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