Friday, 14 November 2014

Blogging!


When I started this blog it was a diary really, a way to remember the journey of starting up a business with a young family, the good times and bad times. As different aspects of life become more important, so my posts would reflect that, be it the business, home, family, me! dots and spots was always the main focus in the beginning as it took over so much of everything that I did but as dots and spots has settled into more of a routine over the past 6 years, I guess more posts about me in general have come to the fore. This may not be of as much interest to you as the business was in the beginning but there are only so many posts you can now share about picking and packing orders. I must also remember that this blog was initially for me, and anyone who wanted to share my journey along the way was a happy bonus.

 

One aspect that is quite important to me is my battle with my pounds and I guess is quite a big part of 'me' at the moment. I find great inspiration from Pinterest and wonderful support from Instagram and the comments left on here when I do post about it. There have been comments about sharing the odd recipe etc over on Instagram as a result of some of the photo's I share and this would be the obvious place to do so, as you can write so much more. As Friday is my weigh in day, I thought I'd maybe post regularly on a Friday about my Slimming World journey, the odd recipe etc. If it's not your cup of tea, ignore my Friday post!
 

Today was fabulous, not only is it my Birthday, I lost 2.5lbs, achieved my 1 1/2 stone Award and got Slimmer of the Week! That's 22.5lbs off in 9 weeks - the best Birthday pressie ever. I could have done without the whole group singing Happy Birthday but hey, I came out feeling pretty chuffed. I'm not getting any younger and at 44! I guess you realise how important your health is as the years creep on. My aim is to reach the top end of my healthy BMI and by following this plan, I'm hopeful I might just do it this time.

Have a great weekend - I'm taking the weekend off and am going to Bath tomorrow, making a start on the Christmas shopping - there will be a BIRTHDAY DISCOUNT CODE coming next week, the last big one before Christmas, so look out for that at the beginning of next week

12 comments:

Judith said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Ali said...

Congrats on your weight loss :-) and Happy Birthday enjoy getting spoilt at Bath x

Deanne said...

congratulations and happy birthday x

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Becky, FAB weight loss Well Done, I'm all for a Friday post, might actually give me the nudge i need to start again
Best Wishes Have a fab weekend
Sue xxx

Jayne Schofield said...

Happy Birthday and well done on the weight loss x I love your blog...it reminds me of this house ( we run a small stitching business from home )and its so nice to follow your journey with you xx
Jayne
The Stitching Shed xx

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I find it interesting and inspiring. I like the mixture of posts, some about the business and some about you. I think that your blog is a lovely diary for you to treasure that documents your ups and downs in work, family and personal issues. Thank you for taking those of us who are interested along for the ride! I first discovered your blog after seeing your gorgeous, stylish home in a magazine feature and have been following you since. Yesterday I made a start on writing my Dots and Spots Xmas cards! Wishing you continued success for your business, your blog and your weight loss. Hope you enjoy your weekend off and get to have some quality time with your lovely family. Mandy x

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your blog! I too find it inspiring and look forward to reading x

Lady Jane said...

Happy Birthday to you!
And VERY well done on the weight loss - it's never easy and you are doing so well.
Jane

Sandra said...

Congratulations, that's s really amazing achievement. And also, happy birthday to you

dots and spots said...

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes, weightloss comments and comments about the blog in general - I do appreciate the fact you give up your valuable time to read my ramblings in the first place and then take the time to leave a comment x

Amanda said...

It won't let me comment on my usual browser but luckily I can on Internet explorer. Just had to say well done with Slimming World. I lost 5 stone with them 15 years back. Its my 'real' job, I'm the one who gets to hand those slimmer of the weeks out! Have you tried the diet coke chicken? My members love that recipe x

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