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    In 4 months time, you’ll be glad you started..


    Four months ago, I stepped in to my local Slimming World class feeling fat, ugly and feeling like I’d lost my confidence in life. I felt awkward around people and worried that people didn’t want to associate or befriend me because of what I looked like. Four months on, although I’m still not as confident as I can be, I feel proud of what I have achieved. Four months on, it feels as if the ‘real’ Emma who has been hidden for such a long time in baggy tops, plus sized jeans and ugly bras is starting to emerge from the fog.

    Tonight at weigh in, I gained for the first time in 21 weeks. I gained 4.5lbs and it hurt.

    gain week 21

    Following my last Christmas party with family on Saturday, I started Sunday on the new Extra Easy SP plan determined to limit the damage of 4 days off plan and three days on I am still 4.5lb heavier! Thank goodness I got straight back on track. I would have hated to see the damage of a whole week off plan! Continue Reading

  • All aboard the Santa Special at Chasewater Railway

    Today, hubby and I took Little Mr to Chasewater Railway which is a light railway over in Staffordshire. I’m really fond of Chasewater, a Country Park with a reservoir, as it’s near where my…

  • Celebrating a Swedish Christmas

    I was recently challenged by ICE International Currency Exchange to come up with a Christmas bundle of items, ideas and products that represent a given country. I was given the country Sweden so I was…

  • Christmas stocking filler ideas for blokes

    Every Christmas, my hubby and I like to fill a stocking for each other and leave it by the fireplace on Christmas Eve. I love filling a woolen stocking full of treats for my…

  • Little Mr at 22 months..

    To my gorgeous Little Mr, This month you are 22 months old and in a few short days, we’ll be celebrating your second ever Christmas. You are so excited. You helped us pick out the…

  • Little Mr’s First Haircut

    Last Saturday was a sad day for me. It was time to take Little Mr at the tender age of 22 months, to get his hair cut for the first ever time. We had…

  • Review: Braun ThermoScan 7 with Age Precision IRT6520

    When a little one is poorly with a temperature, it can be a very worrying time for parents. Braun have recently launched their new ThermoScan 7 with Age Precision IRT6520 which aims to reassure panicked…