The difference of two years…


As you read this I’ll be jetting off to the sunny Canary Islands for a weeks holiday with my boys. It’s our first foreign holiday with just the three of us and I am so excited. I can’t wait to spend a week with Olly enjoying the pool and getting to relax with hubby of an evening. There will be no iPads, no phones or televisions, no laptops. Just me, hubby and our little man enjoying the sunshine and enjoying each others company.

Last time we went abroad was back in July 2014 and we went to Turkey with my Sister and her family. It was that holiday that made me realise I needed to do something about my weight. I wasn’t happy, I hated the size and shape of my body and I didn’t have much (or any) confidence at all. After arriving home from Turkey, I stepped into my local Slimming World group and I didn’t look back.

Since then, I’ve lost over five stone in weight and have dropped down 4 dress sizes. My confidence is on the up and I feel much happier about my weight. I can see differences in my face, shape and size and I need to celebrate that!

Face to Face Friday

April 2014 – May 2016

This week I’ve taken my eye off the SW ball a little bit (you may have noticed a lack of dinner posts on Instagram) where I have made some poor choices food wise which have left me with a poorly tummy and a mouth like Ghandi’s flip flop (so thirsty!) I recognise that I’ve slipped back into a few bad habits and I’m going to give myself a little bit of a break whilst I’m away on holiday enjoying our all-inclusive dining plan but as soon as I’m home, I’m going to take charge of my weight loss again and really make an effort to lose the next four stone. I’ll be re-focusing on the plan and getting back to basics.

We’re still trying to conceive our second baby, I’ve always been very honest with my readers on my blog as you’ve always been so supportive so will continue to do so. I, rightly or wrongly believe my fertility is linked to my weight so will be making my health a priority on my return. I need to do some exercise and will be reducing my commitments to allow for more time for me to get my body where it needs to be to be able to conceive. I have found it incredibly hard recently with what seems like every female friend getting pregnant or having their second or third babies. I feel like I’m being left behind and I know I shouldn’t compare my body or fertility with others but it’s so hard to stay positive when everyone else’s dreams are coming true and we’re still no where near it.

So for now, I’m going to enjoy our family holiday, eat an ice cream or two and work through the all-inclusive cocktail menu at the hotel bar! See you on the other side..x

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  • Reply Rebecca 04/06/2016 at 10:47 am

    Have a lovely lovely time! Sometimes a little of what you fancy does you the world of good!

  • Reply Donna 04/06/2016 at 11:28 am

    You are incredible Emma. You have come so far. definitely have a break whilst you’re away – from SW and tech – and start again when you’re back. Have a wonderful holiday! x

  • Reply Clearlybex 04/06/2016 at 12:48 pm

    Have a fantastic week missus, you full deserve it. Im going back to SW next week (3Rd time lucky) I’ve spoken to my previous SW consultant about my issues and I can’t wait to get myself back on track too. Have a fantastic week hun see you soon. X

  • Reply Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life 04/06/2016 at 1:30 pm

    Oh Emma what a transformation , you look like a different person now to that first photo. I hope that you have a truly amazing holiday with your family and enjoy the cocktails xx

  • Reply North East Family Fun 04/06/2016 at 10:40 pm

    Wow what a difference! I hope you have a fab holiday.

    We’re off to Spain in two weeks and I do intend to indulge in beers, cocktails and freshly baked pastries for breakfast. The difference this time is however I know where to draw the line (I hope) so I plan to balance these treats with lots of fresh salads, fruit and lots of swimming/walking.

    Here’s to a healthy holiday for both of us x

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