Thursday, 27 June 2013

Week 4

So I've been on the diet 4 weeks. I'm doing ok. A couple of little slips but I've got back on it and kept focussed so I'm proud of myself. I've lost 1st 4lb (actually it was a bit more but time of the month weigh in is unhelpful!) and I've lost 3.5 inches off my waist - which shows. Feeling good about myself. More to go though. Term is racing away from us too. Not going to be long until the holidays. Can't wait to get away.It's been a tough term being back full time, taking on management stuff and still being mummy, but i've survived it. Looking forward to the opportunity to get back out in a kayak and enjoy some R&R with my wonderful family, without (hopefully) being a blobby lump in a wetsuit!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Day 10

So I'm over a week in and doing ok. I had my weigh in appointment on Wednesday and was a little disappointed to have only lost 4.5lb. I had expected more having been so good all week. I have since weighed in at home and now the weight loss is moving. I had lost 9lb total by yesterday, so as much in 2 days as in the previous 7. Basing it on how I felt over the first week, I'm pretty sure it took me slightly longer to get into ketosis than anticipated. I've managed a full working week on the diet too now, I had one bad day where I managed to leave the house without my food packs. That was a tough day but I refrained from giving in to the biscuit temptation in the staff room, boosted my sugar/calorie levels with milk and survived to get home. I have eaten this evening, I made a chilli topped salmon and had it with salad. I'm out at a friends' tomorrow and they are cooking salmon and veg so managing to maintain the social eating occasionally, while staying on plan. Back to weigh in on Wednesday, with a week of testing, meetings and courses, I'll have to be strong, but keeping focussed on my goal.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Day 3 (the morning after!)

So technically it is the morning of day 4. Yesterday was fairly tough - I knew it was going to be. I had decided on a food day so no milk for my morning coffee but a meal to look forward to later on. I headed to 2 bbqs, one only for a very short time and after I had had my soup for lunch. The second was to have my meal. I made chilli turkey burgers and had one with salad which was nice. I did have a headache last night so conceded defeat and went to bed early. I feel much better today and should be in ketosis so I'm hoping i'll notice and feel good in a while. Still enjoying the shakes - didn't like the chocolate orange flavour and the cappuccino hot with coffee was sickly. The vanilla with a shot of coffee served cold this morning was good though. Still sticking to this though - keeping focussed on the end goal.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Day 2

So day 2 almost done. Still not drinking enough water, I know that, but i'm feeling ok. Stuck to it despite wanting food a couple of times today, craved a biscuit with my morning coffee and bread with my soup but haven't given in. Tomorrow I'm going to try the small meal option, having 3 packs instead of 4, no milk and a healthy meal from the allowed foods list in the evening. The hardest part of the plan so far has been preparing Tabi's lunches. I've really wanted to eat with her and whilst I have sat down and had my soup at the same time, it doesn't quite hit the spot like a cheese omelette and baked beans would have done. Tomorrow is supposed to be the tough day too, thankfully Tobs is home to keep me on the straight and narrow. After that ketosis should kick in and I'll hopefully start feeling better.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fresh start

So here we are again. It's been rather a long while since I posted and things have changed. The beautiful daughter is nearly 2! Not quite sure where that time went. I am back at work full time and in a management role alongside my class teacher position. And I've decided to actually sort out my weight. Being in a stressful and busy job (junior school in special measures as English manager) I don't find time to eat properly let alone plan and prepare healthy food. With that in mind I have decided to attempt the Cambridge Weight loss Plan. I'm on day one today and feeling ok - have managed to take the girl to the park and cook her meals without giving in to temptation. So far the packs I have had have been ok taste wise which certainly helps. I also attended my first LARP event this past weekend. I loved my time there and can't wait to go back. Madam is not quite the right age for this yet but in a year's time I'm sure that will be very different. Plan for now is to update about my diet successes/failures/highs/lows, alongside my experiences as a full time working mummy. 9 weeks to holiday so I have a goal to focus on.

Thursday, 12 January 2012


Can't let this go without mentioning that we use cloth nappies. I wanted to do this as it seemed the right thing to do but I expected that it would be something we did because it seemed right. Well I was wrong. I love them. We have hardly any leaks, they are easy and so lovely. We didn't go for the cheap options mostly thanks to Toby's uncle who provided the majority of the requisite kit for us. I wouldn't look back now, I really can't contemplate the idea of using disposables anymore, I hated the chemical smell and would rather not put that near my little girls tender bottom.

Up to date!

So here we are. Nearly 6 months on. She is beautiful. I love this stage, she is so much fun. I am constantly amazed by her personality. She loves to blow raspberries. She delights in new flavours and textures of foods. She has the most infectious giggle. The Grand Old Duke or York is her favourite song.

She doesn't give clear normal baby signals that are easy to read but I know her pretty well. She tends to now like milk at nap times which are anything between 2 and 3 hours after she wakes from the last one. She has favourite toys but is only truly comforted by her wooly blanket.

We still don't have unbroken nights, though we are down to just one (or sometimes 2) night feeds. It's pretty tiring but I love her to bits and I'll cope for her. We have a pretty full week with groups and seeing our mummy and baby friends. We miss Toby, but he makes lots of his time with her especially the weekends and bath times he is home for.

Tonight she is in her own room. I'm not sure if this is a good idea - I may be up lots with her but we can only see how she goes.