When my son was 6 months old and on the eve of returning to work it was time to take the bull by the horns, and make our future together healthy and happy!
This is my tiny bit of selfish indulgence, somewhere to free my mind and make connections with like mind people along the way - so forgive me while I ramble and rant!
Little update... I was right!
Just to share that I was right the scales at my local Boots need recalibrating because they are out by 2lb and 3 inches... I've worked hard for those 2lb, thank you very much and am proud to say I am 5ft 4 not 5ft 1!!
... So the grand total so far is 8lb so just over half a stone!
Well this week has been a hectic one in our house.
With OH off work due to his back accumulating in a trip to out of hours Dr first thing (6am!) yesterday morning and another visit today to A&E and a busy but productive week at work.
I simply haven't had time to try any recipes from my Dukan book this week, although I have ear marked a couple for next week including trying the galettes, a chocolate oat bran muffins (woo hoo!), Dukan mayo and Dukan bread!
I have discovered a lovely fajita paste that is really nice on chicken and combined with cottage cheese it is so yummy! I had it for dinner tonight and could have eaten it all over again - the only problem being I wanted something sweet after - so I've been naughty and had a glass of weak hi-juice squash which did the trick.
So you are probably wondering how I've done... Well some how since yesterday I lost 5lb overnight (I've triple checked and it is accurate) so I am 2lb away from having lost two stone since …
Day 1: This is where I currently am - 120kg, dress size 20/22. The top picture is why I am doing this - my little man. I want more energy to play with him, I want to take a ball to the park and kick it around without as much pain.My weight isn't helping my M.E. and it is causing me to snore so much that D is sleeping most nights in the lounge! 😱 The only way I am going to do all this is by kicking myself up the arse, stop procrastinating and turning to food when I am happy, sad or just because! No more little treats because I deserve it... those little treats have mounted up in lbs!! As well as £s which could be being saved for something better! I've given myself a good talking too (someone's got too) and for once I have listened. I am still an avid believer that Slimming World is the correct forever path for a healthy lifestyle change but personally I know I currently need something where there are stronger limits to start with. I played with the idea of using the Dukan a…
On what is my last night shift as a Principle Health Care Support Worker, I am sat at 4am in the (finally) quiet stillness reflecting on the past (almost) seven years. Over the years I have had the opportunity to watch and care for some amazing little people. I've been welcomed into some of the most loving and devoted families, that you could ever wish for. I've had the opportunity to share first with many of them, all the things we take for granted - from first steps, to nursery/school. I still get a rush of emotions, when I remember the first child learning to say my name - the pride on their little face as they said it as loud as they could, having practised so hard with their siblings to surprise me and the pure happiness on their siblings faces knowing they'd helped. I have had the opportunity to learn and work with the best and I have had my eyes opened to the complexities of life with a sick child. It is obsurd now to think how much I would worry when I was in retail…