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Fighting the Flab!

Over the years my weight has never been consistent. My body is always changing. I’ve never followed a diet, I just sometimes can be really good and just lose it and sometimes I find it a little harder. I’ve never been happy with my weight (even when I was really small) But recently I’ve got to a point where it is getting me down more so than ever before.

I have been between a size 14-16 for many years now and actually felt quite comfortable like that. But since having Jack everything has changed. I am more towards the biggest 16-18 now and I hate it! I’m actually bigger now than after I had just given birth and that makes me incredibly sad.

So I am determined to start getting the weight off and feeling happier in myself. I thought maybe if I document it here, it will give me that extra boost.

So here is me before we start (Ignore the state of the room)

I’ve also been documenting my Gym visits since taking this photo. The times and calories vary because sometimes I would do a different speed or increase my incline.

  1. Treadmill 18 min & 3 min cool down – 68 calories burnt
  2. Treadmill 20 min & 3 min cool down – 98 calories burnt
  3. Treadmill 30 min & 5 min cool down – 129 calories burnt / Bike 10 min & 2 min cool down – 31 calories burnt
  4. Treadmill 15 min & 3 min cool down – 63 calories burnt / Bike 10 min & 2 min cool down – 26 calories burnt
  5. Treadmill 30 min & 5 min cool down – 127 calories burnt / Bike 5 min & 2 min cool down – 15 calories burnt
  6. Treadmill 25 min & 5 min cool down – 120 calories burnt
  7. Treadmill 30 min & 5 min cool down – 13 calories burnt
  8. Treadmill 13 min & 2 min cool down – 64 calories burnt / Bike 5 min & 2 min cool down – 23 calories burnt
  9. Treadmill 20 min & 4 min cool down – 90 calories burnt / Rowing machine 5 min – 20 calories burnt
  10. Treadmill 10 min & 2 min cool down – 46 calories burnt / Bike 5 min & 1 min cool down – 18 calories burnt / Rowing machine 3 mins

2 Week Break

  1. Treadmill 10 min & 2 min cool down – 43 calories burnt / Bike 10 min & 2 min cool down – 33 calories burnt / Treadmill 10 min & 2 min cool down – 45 calories burnt
  2. Treadmill 15 min & 3 min cool down – 82 calories burnt

I was going to take some photos but there is no change thanks to the 2 week break.

I will keep updating every few weeks to document my progress.

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Our Skegness Holiday

The last week of the school we had a 4 nights away to Skegness. We stayed at Parkdean Resorts in a caravan. It was a lovely a nice holiday and good to get away but the entertainment at our park was pretty boring that we always ended up back at our caravan really early and one night didn’t bother going. But we still enjoyed the break. Here are a few of my favourite photo’s

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Blog On Christmas 2017 – Get To Know Me! 

This is my attempt at joining in withe the Blog On Christmas 2017 Christmas Jumper Linky which is basically a linky that people who are attending can join in with so we can all get to know each other a little before attending. Because going to a conference can be scary and nerve wracking so anything that may help is a positive. This is my first Blog On and I am so excited! I will be super nervous closer to the day but for now, I’m just excited!

So here we go. I’ve copied the questions from the linky but all the answers are my own.Please share your favourite photo of you

Please share your favourite photo of you.

If you could choose a band to play in your garden for your birthday, who would you pick?

Ooh that’s a tough one because I like so many! People alive Take That. If they were still alive Queen.

What do you take with you for long visits to the toilet?

Either YouTube on my phone and social media or sometimes I take my iPad in and play Gardenscapes.

What word can’t you spell?


What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?

Definitely being a mum. Shouting things like “stop putting that up his bum” is not something I’ve had to say in any other job.

Knitting, sewing or crotchet?


Without looking it up, what is a jerkinhead?

No idea but it sounds rude! (I’ve just looked it up and was a bit disappointed) 

If you could have as much of one food as you wanted forever, what would it be?

How can I answer this one? God that’s so hard! I’m going to say… Steak. 

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

I can’t choose between going to Go Ape or when I went to Britmums live for the first time.

If you needed a getaway driver, who would you choose?

Probably my OH Tom because he’s a good driver and if I was up to anything, It would definitely be with him! I’ve just realised how that sounds 😀

Would you rather live in Narnia or at Hogwarts?

Definitely Hogwarts! 

What snack food says ‘Christmas’ to you?

Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Is there life on Mars?

Yes I think there is definitely more than us in the universe 

Which Christmas movie would you be a character in, and who would play you?

Christmas with the Kranks because I could see that film being mine and Tom’s reality one day. And Maybe Julia Roberts would play me well.

What are you proudest of?

Without a doubt my children

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The Importance of Paintings When Designing Your Home

Making home décor decisions sounds like an exciting task. The excitement, however, can turn into irritation as we realise the number of rooms we have to touch up and give a unique identity to. The first thing most of us consider when deciding the look of a room is the furniture and colour scheme.
Paintings, art pieces and décor items are usually the afterthought. Art is given less importance than it deserves, but by putting paintings on the side-line you are missing out on remarkable designing opportunities.

Art, especially the pieces you hang on your walls matter the most when it comes to designing the interior of a room. Here are a few reasons why you need to realise the importance and impact of paintings in your home.

Paintings Help Give the Room A Focal Point

Every room needs a focal point, be it a living room or dining room. A great paintings will accomplish this goal for your home very easily, while adding an elegant and sophisticated flare.  

One of the most important things to consider when buying paintings with the intent of making them the focal points is the size of the frame. If you choose a small painting, then its appeal will easily be clouded by the much larger furniture pieces. An excessively large painting will make the room look overcrowded. Go for something in between depending on the size of the room.

Paintings Instantly Present You with a Colour Palette

Deciding a different colour scheme for each room can be hectic. As your imagination starts to run wild, consider buying a painting for the walls before deciding the theme. The painting you buy can be your inspiration for the colour palette the room will follow and it will also be easier for you to decide the type of furniture to add. Putting up a painting will cut down on your interior design ordeals and even make the task fun again!


Paintings Give Rooms a Polished Appearance  

If interior designing isn’t done right, a room can end up looking incomplete and flat. It will fail to capture the essence you wanted and making its mark. Hanging paintings on walls will bring elegance into the room.

Paintings Let Your Soul Speak

Paintings are more than what meets the eye. They have a deeper meaning and every beholder has a different perspective. They give your guests something to ponder upon. Instead of going for paintings you think will look good, opt for art pieces that speaks out to you. Choosing paintings that you feel a connection with results in you adding a much more personalised touch to the place.

The importance of paintings as part of the interior design of your home is paramount and cannot be stressed upon enough. Make full use of different types of art and brighten up your home to give it a unique appearance.


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An Interview With Harry (5)

I was tagged by the lovely Lauren at Scrapbook of our Lives. I wasn’t really sure how well it was going to go really, I had to tell him that I didn’t want all the answers to be poo so wasn’t sure if he’d listen or not. Luckily only one answer was poo so we did OK. And actually it was a nice insight because he answered totally different to what I thought he was going to say.

I asked Harry the same questions Lauren asked her children and I wrote down exactly what he answered.

What’s the best thing about being 5? 

Being the little tallest

What makes you laugh?

When my brother Jack makes funny noises

Who do you love and why?

I love Daddy because…erm…..I can’t remember

What’s your favourite book?

The tiger who came to tea

Favourite food?


Favourite song?

Poo (he then sang a made up poo song) 

Favourite outfit?

My Where’s Wally dress up

Favourite TV programme?

PJ Masks

Favourite toy?

The Ninky Nonk Toy (he literally never plays with it)

Favourite thing to do?

Play with my little brother Jack


So there you have it. Some I knew how he’d answer a couple but most were a surprise for me. I now tag The Herniman House and Battlemum if they would like to join in.



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