Thursday, 26 March 2015


What a week!!!

Following on from our weekend viewings, we had an offer made on our house Monday morning, which we accepted! After a frantic evening on RightMove with no houses available, Tuesday morning the house below came on the market. We viewed in on Wednesday lunch time.......

....liked it, made an offer which was accepted, so it looks like we are all systems go!!!!!

It's going to be a project - lots to do to make it my taste and style - wall papered ceilings for one!!
But it is just a 2 minute walk for Jeff to work and it ticked all the boxes we were wanting, so fingers crossed everything goes according to plan and we may well be in for the start of Jeff's Summer holidays x

Exciting times xx

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Wonderful Weekend

What a way to start the weekend - first breakfast of the year outside in the sunshine!

Jeff had to work and we had 3 house viewings booked, so it was a good job Sophie, Sam and I were heading out to Bristol for the day. First a little shopping then ZaZa Bazaar - an eat all you can for £9.99!!! Not a great place when on a diet but good on the other hand, as I could have just one of everything and beat the craving!

I made the best choices I could, given there was temptation all around me. I'd planned to go up just the once but the plates were actually quite small so I had 2 rounds. Pudding was very hard to resist - I'd planned to have the fruit platter but there was only pineapple and orange on offer, so did have a sneaky couple of treats too which were worth every syn!! I'm not going to let my little treat take me off-plan though, I'll just syn accordingly and lower my daily syns for the rest of the week.

We then headed off to the Hippodrome to see WICKED! which simply was WICKED! Such talent! I absolutely LOVE musical theatre and we're so lucky to have the Hippodrome so close. Have booked to see Mary Poppins in November - it was the first show that Sophie went to see when she was about 5, so a  good excuse to go and see it again.

So this morning I woke early and went out for a run - a little damage limitation for yesterday. I'm quite chuffed with how well I'm doing - I'm focusing on the pace and today, I actually ran a huge chunk in one go, nearly 3k without walking so big improvements.

By getting my 3 and 1/2 stone award this week, I am now officially 


This has always been my focus, to get into the healthy BMI band and I am there. I want to get a little further down the green bit - so I have a little buffer once I hit target but this really makes me sooooooo very happy. The first time in over 18 years that I have been healthy!

Enjoy what's left of the weekend x

Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday weigh-in!

So a 1 and a 1/2 pound loss for me this week means......

....I also got my long awaited for 3 and 1/2 stone award - Yay!
I'm so chuffed!

I run over 15k this week and enjoyed two exercise classes and been introduced to the 'plank'!

 I've decided on my final TARGET weight too, so a great positive week.

Have a fab weekend - I'm having a day out in Bristol tomorrow with Sophie and Sam - it may well test me on the SW front but I'll report back how I get on!!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

5K here I come!!

YAY! I've run 5k and twice now and today I managed to go a little faster than the time before.
Now I can run the distance, it's all about speeding up a little by June the 14th. 
I want to 'run' the Race for Life and in a reasonable time too.

I'm continuing to eat fabulous healthy food and am desperately hoping I'll see a loss on the scales this week from all my efforts. I'm just a pound away from my next award and my Target weight is getting ever closer. I have found the whole 'slowing down' very frustrating but I also recognise I won't be changing what I'm doing when I get to target anyway, this is me now forever.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

I enjoyed a lie-in this morning - the joys of having older children.
Breakfast was a delight too - the first croissant I've had in 6 months and boy did it taste good.

I was spoilt by my lovely family x

Being a Mum is the best and I love my two to pieces.

Of course I wish my lovely Mum a wonderful day, treats have been sent in the post. 
It's also a day to remember Jeff's fabulous Mum, who is sadly no longer with us x

I have no plans for the day but to spend time with my lovely family.
Hope you have a lovely day too x

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Run, run....... fast as you can!

Quite proud of myself this morning, rather than have an extra 30 minutes in my lovely, warm, comfy bed, I decided to go out for a run. Run number 2 and with my 'Map my Run' app, I was able to record my route, distance, time, pace, calories burned etc. I was pretty chuffed considering I'm not really a runner! I'm going to try and get it up to 5k and then work on speeding up a little because.....

....I have signed up for the Race for Life, Bath 5k in June.
I want to be able to run it and run it well!

My motivation is my own personal health and fitness and having a goal to work towards will make a huge difference and I will be running alongside my fellow Slimming World friends on the day. I'm also doing it in memory of Daphne - Jeff's Mum, who was cruelly taken far too early by cancer nearly 8 years ago now. She was a wonderful woman who I miss dearly x

So I've set up a Just Giving page - if you'd like to donate that would be fantastic and if not, no problem.
You can find me HERE

This will be me on the day!!
I actually can't wait!
Wish me luck!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Friday weigh-in!

So another half a pound off for me this week - I'm a tad disappointed but know everything is slowing down. I'm just impatient to get to where I want to be!

A healthy BMI has always been my focus and I'm so nearly 'healthy', but ideally I want to be a bit further into that green bit too.

I do remind myself of the bigger picture and actually found this photo last night taken a year ago March and then of course a photo taken just the other day. What a difference a year makes!

So I continue to plod to my target eating delicious healthy food and introducing some much needed fitness and exercise into the mix.

Have a lovely weekend.