Since Arlo's journey with food began he's taken to it like a dream. I'm that annoying mum whose baby eats anything you put in front of him (bar couscous and quinoa Arlo can't stand either of those!) I have made such an effort to ensure he gets a good start with food and he eats … Continue reading Eat what you preach. Healthy eating and weaning.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail (or so they say.) On my previous Slimming World journeys I used to get a lot of messages asking how I kept syn free/low syn during the day thus allowing me to save my syns for chocolate. As I plan on doing the same/similar this time around (keeping relatively … Continue reading Slimming World: Week One Meal Plan
Today you would have been 56. But you aren't here to celebrate and I miss you. That's a massive understatement. I miss you doesn't even come close to how I feel. I long for you. My heart physically aches without your presence. I promised myself I would write a positive post to honour your birthday. … Continue reading To my mother on her birthday. A letter of grief and love.
*The following is a guest post written by my sister.* Mum, if you were here now, and healthy you would have hated turning 56, you would have said "I don't feel it darling, I feel 18" and I would have probably rolled my eyes! But knowing what I know now you would have given anything … Continue reading Birthday Blues, a message for my mum.
Grab a cup of tea this is a long one. I feel like I've been picked up by a few people, pulled in conflicting directions causing me to break. I've been temporarily sellotaped back together only to be dropped again. But this time I've broken into smaller pieces, pieces that right now seem a little … Continue reading Admitting to myself that I am not ok.
The following post contains bad language. I'm also hoping it makes you laugh rather than offends! Weigh day has arrived, please please please let me poo before it's time to face the scales. Me: How much have you lost this week?", Janet: "10lbs", Me: "Wow well done, i'm chuffed for you." Screams internally FUUUUUCK YOU! … Continue reading 20 thoughts of a Slimming Worlder.
Almost a year without you and yet it feels like yesterday we lost you. As I sit here typing this with your snoozing grandson next to me, I am overcome with sadness. You knew he was coming and yet you never got to meet him. He will never hear you laugh, see you smile, feel … Continue reading A letter to my mother in heaven.