Sunday, 14 August 2011

I made a mistake

Hope everyone has had a nice weekend I have worked through most of mine, but did go the gym this evening which was good. really enjoying running. I am building up slowly as you use lots of different muscles in comparison to cycling so just did 20 minutes on the treadmill.

Well in relation to my title, today at work I made a bobo:( I didn't realise I had done it until one of the team leaders (trainee manager) asked to have a word with me, and I had taken an old £20 note, and even when she was askng me which one was the new one I didn't know:( I felt so stupid, and it was made worse by her mentioning this in front of other colleagues and her practically shouting at me saying that I had lost the company £20. I very nearly cried, in fact afterwards had to struggle to hold the tears back. I have never been shown how to check whether the £20 note is valid or not their is some screen underneath and it was difficult to not let all my negative thinking enter my mind " failure", "screwup" "pathetic" and then my ed was telling me that the only thing I was good at was losing weight.

But I have managed to not give in to all my automatic thoughts but is so so hard, and guess that people do make mistakes. I know I have made many in the past. I am working again tomorrow, hopefully I will have a better shift. Sometimes living this life is so difficult where I am having to deal with things I haven't had to deal with and I am ashamed to say that I don't feel 25 I still feel like a nieve 18-19 year old which was the age I got really ill from anorexia i have heard that you stay your age that you got ill from :(

Anyway enough ramblings, this evening I had a portion of the lemony lentil dahl that I cooked, I had it with the other half of the microwavable rice:

My food pictures are awful. I really need to invest in a different camera or something. Or add more colour I guess dahl isn't really a bright colour!

Lemony lentil dahl- serves 4-6

1 tbsp oil
1 onion
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 crushed garlic cloves
5cm piece of ginger
spices-I used garam masala, tumeric, and curry powder ( I never measure my spices just sprinkle and taste!)
300g red lentils
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
carrots and swede chopped
900ml hot vegetable stock


  1. heat the oil in the pan and add the onion, a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, ginger, and spices.
  2. stir in the lentils, chopped veg, and lemon zest pour over the stock and simmer for about 20 minutes until the lentils are cooked. 
  3. Season well with salt and pepper and add more spices if needed;), the add the lemon juice. Serve with rice, naan, or whatever!

Well lets hope tomorrow is a good day. I am working till 3pm then seeing a friend which I am really looking forward too!!


  1. Well I must be very recovered. If I wasn't then I would still be 14! I definitely don't feel like I'm 14. Way to not give into those negative thoughts. They're terrible lies, and believing them is so bad for us! It's easy to fall prey to them, but we need to hold strong!

  2. Don't believe those terrible lies and voices... they bring nothing good my dear friend!
    This recipe does look awfully tasty :) I love anything with lentils!

  3. we have all made mistakes and its easy to beat yourself up but remember that you are only human and it would be crazy to expect to do something right no matter how much we would like to think we should know something- you are in no way a failure and yes tomorrow will be a much much much better day. XOXO <3

  4. Don't dwell on it. We can't undo the past...just keep moving forward. Positive thoughts!
    Your recipe is very similar to a red lentil soup I make sometimes. Personally I prefer black lentils, but red is still good :)

  5. Don't beat yourself up Sarah! We all make mistakes sometimes :)

  6. Ugh work mistakes. I'm new at my job too, and I make them, and I always feel like I want to cry over it. Makes me so angry, but I can't help it. I just try to tell myself it's okay, it's no big deal, and that a small mistake made at this temporary job is not going to make or break me!

  7. I absolutely hate making mistakes and I hate being told off even more, so I can empathise with you on that one. It will all be forgotten about soon enough and I'm glad that you're not letting it get you down too much.
    The dhal looks fabulous :-)

  8. You shouldn't have even gotten a row for that, you can still exchange the old 20's at the bank. I got a few in work last week (from tourists who had obviously had them at home for a while!)and the bank took them no problem. So definitely don't let it get to you because you haven't lost them any money!