Love yourself

It’s no secret that I am on a forever diet promising myself I’ll be good tomorrow or start again on Monday.

Generally these days never come and I end up eating the wrong things and then wishing I hadn’t!

I’ve started walking to work each day and using my Fitbit more which is helping to motivate me~now if someone could motivate me to stop eating chocolate aswell that would be marvellous!

This last week or so I’ve been having a huge clear out and de~clutter at home which is much needed.

Whilst doing so I have come across old photographs and apart from being shocked at how young I looked back then a few other things have caught my attention, mainly the way I looked over the years. In the photos I can see how I was slimmer at times and also bigger too. I looked at those photos and thought wow I wish I looked like that now and also oh my goodness I’m glad I don’t look like that now.

So this morning as I was getting dressed I stopped and paused, usually I avoid the mirror like the plague but today I looked and thought to myself ‘do you know what? This body has had 3 babies inside it, (sadly only delivered 2)

It’s had three major operations over the course of a one year period, and dealt with the inevitable ups and downs of life’.

It may not be perfect to look at but I’m healthy and I’m happy.

I know what I need to eat and what I need to do to lose that weight and tone up and I like to think that one day I will find myself more at ease with my body.

But for now~I’ll try and make the most of what I’ve got after all it’s not so bad, and it deserves looking after, however I can’t promise to stop eating chocolate or of course my favourite cherry bakewells, I’ll try and give it more water and less coffee well ok lets be realistic not less coffee but maybe the same amount of water to keep things balanced!

Happy Friday everyone.❤️x

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Weight loss Milestone

So tonight despite not wanting to go to slimming world at all for my Wednesday weigh in~I was thrilled to find out I have lost another 1lb which takes me to a total of 7.5lbs off.

I had literally convinced myself that I must of put on because it’s been such a busy week with two birthdays to celebrate which of course included cake,maybe some pizza and possibly some wine too!!

Despite all that I have changed my eating habits and am in a much better routine of having breakfast,lunch and dinner and not snacking in between. Believe it or not I am organising and planning my meals which definitely makes it easier to stay on track.

I’m also setting myself targets in the evenings to have everything done by 9pm and if it’s not done then it has to be left until the next day. This is so I can try and relax and get myself into bed at a better time and hopefully get some better quality sleep.

I think the sleep part might be the hardest part to crack but hey ho, one step at a time and all that jazz. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

I’ve now got to clear my bed which has pretty much the entire contents of my wardrobe thrown all over it because I was trying on outfits for our works Christmas do on Friday.

On a positive note now I’m half a stone lighter I have a few more possible outfits to chose from~here’s to the next half stone.❤️x

 

Win~Win Wednesday

It’s Wednesday also known as hump day. However today I shall name it win~win Wednesday!

This morning I was able to wear some jeans which haven’t fitted me for a while and then I had a small loss at slimming world. Only half a pound off but considering I’ve not stuck fully to plan this week I’m more than happy with that, after all it all adds up and as I always say it’s better off than on!

It’s been a better day in general thankfully, yesterday I felt a bit naff and couldn’t shake off the grumps. I did however get some beautiful flowers from my lovely boyfriend and that did make me smile.

Tonight though there was another classic in the crazy household

I was rushing around (just for a change!) and the oven decided it wasn’t going to heat up and cook anything in a hurry. All I wanted was a pizza done for the kids, not too much to ask I didn’t think.

Anyway I decided to put said pizza in the top oven to see if that would be better, a few minutes later I was questioning the strange smell coming from the oven when I realised that I hadn’t turned the oven on I had put the grill on aargh !!

The once very pale pizza was now cooked with very burnt edges, the kids obviously took pity on their stressed Mummy and assured me it was fine and actually they prefer it like that!! Bless them.

Happy #humpday everyone.❤️x

Feeling good

Happy #humpday everyone. It’s Wednesday which means weigh in time. I don’t weigh until 5.30pm so it always seems like a long day waiting to get the dreaded deed done! After staying the same last week I was so pleased to have lost 2.5lbs this week. Of course as soon as I stood on the scales and saw the result,I did what I always do and tried to remember what I weighed last week! I knew it was a loss but couldn’t work it out so I was very pleased to have it confirmed.

In total I’ve lost 6lbs in 3 weeks, I’ve set myself the target of aiming to lose 1 stone before Christmas so I’m happy to say I’m nearly half way there.

Now to keep up with the hard work and stick to plan. I’ve found just making a few small changes is really helping to make such a big difference.

So far I’m finding it relatively easy to negotiate and am enjoying trying out new recipes and foods. I am keeping in mind the promise of a new dress when I lose this first stone.I’m also enjoying the feeling of my clothes starting to feel better and just starting to feel a little better about myself too.

All in all it’s all good on this crazy journey.❤️x

 

 

Motivation

As Wednesdays go it’s not been a bad one really. Weigh in wasn’t too bad~I’ve stayed the same so am happy with that but I feel that I do need to concentrate a little harder and track what I’m eating a bit more consistently.

In an usual twist of events I find myself in bed at 9.30pm which is unheard of but I’m so tired I decided to bite the bullet and get into bed, I’m hoping that means I’ll get some sleep and not be awake too early.

I’ve attempted some online shopping for a dress for our works Christmas do~ hopefully that’s enough of an incentive to keep me going on my mission of losing 1stone before Christmas. I’m yet to find anything suitable but that will have to wait until I’m a bit more awake (if that’s ever possible!)

Here’s hoping your #humpday has been a good one.❤️x

It’s all about me!

Having just completed a post all about me and my little blog it got me thinking about how much has changed since I first started.

Firstly I started Crazy little thing called love as a single lady, which of course is what catapulted it into existence, now I’m in a wonderful relationship and happier than I thought possible.

My blog is growing it’s own following across several social media platforms and I love sharing my life with everyone.

I have found lots of wonderful blogs to follow and read that are not only inspiring and interesting to read,but supportive too~from weight loss to parenting and just general life stuff.

A few things that haven’t changed and let’s face it probably never will~

Coffee and my love of it, I drink far too much but couldn’t imagine a day without it!

I’m always late and unorganised no matter how much I try.

My kids drive me crackers sometimes but they are my world and they make my life just awesome.

My day to day life is often crazy and chaotic but I wouldn’t have it any other way, this journey may be unpredictable but with the love and support of all my loved ones around me I know I won’t go too far wrong.

Happy Sunny Sunday everyone.❤️x

Saturday Surprise.

It’s been a busy day here today, I had a lovely morning out with a special little lady organising a birthday surprise for her special daddy, I can’t say too much as I know he reads my blog, not just reads it but also helps me and even gave my page a fab makeover so big shout out to him.

Obviously no girls morning would be complete without a trip to Costa so we stopped there on our way home for coffee and hot chocolate.

After a healthy lunch (I’m sticking to plan and determined to have another good loss this week), I popped out to see my fab friend for a chat, giggles and more coffee. After putting the world to rights and having some philosophical conversation, it was back home to get cracking with some blogging and organisation of posts.

I’ve now got my feet up, ready to start some online Christmas shopping~that sounds scarily organised for me~watch this space!

Happy Saturday everyone.❤️x

Day Forty ❤️

 

Day Forty of 40 days of happiness~well as ever there’s been several moments I could of chosen including my lovely friend texting me and asking if I would like some breakfast brought into work today to help me with my diet,and my boy helping me this morning when I was in a rush by taking the rubbish bins out and carrying my bags out to the car for me.

Over the last 40 days there has been highs and lows, laughter and tears, stressful times and good times, throughout all of this I wanted to highlight that during every day there is something happy no matter how big or small.

As ever I am thankful for everyone in my crazy life, they love me, support me and in turn bring lots of happiness to me. I am a lucky girl,turning 40 is definitely all good. Much love.❤️x

#40daysofhappiness

The bumpy road of life 

I think about time quite a lot, it’s a part of every day life, it comes and goes in a flash with each and every day. The hours and minutes disappear quite literally before our eyes.

It’s a funny thing time~you can’t keep it and you can’t stop it from moving, but you can capture it and create memories with it. 

Photographs are a great memory of time, they never age although of course we do, looking back at them transports us right back to a place and time in our life’s that we will never be able to visit physically but just by looking at them we can feel the moment in our hearts and minds.

Time seems to be the answer to a lot of questions/scenarios how often do we say give it time? Or that it’ll get better when time passes?

How long is too long and how much is not enough time?

There are no answers to those questions and we all know that ultimately one day there will be no more time to say what we want to say or do what we want to do.

I like to think that I make the most of time, although I’m always rushing and trying to squeeze too much in, when really Sometimes I should be slowing down and taking the less is more approach.

I had lots of time last night when once again I couldn’t sleep, I lay wide awake just thinking about this and that. Thinking is all well and good but it has to be acted upon.

Aswell as restarting my weight loss journey I have concluded that things need to change in my life on the whole, cutting down on caffeine and getting more exercise aswell as being more productive with my time.

Spending quality time with the kids and making the most of it whilst we are together, initiating small changes which will make a big difference.

It’s all positive and that’s how I like to view life~I like to try and keep a smile on my face and give as much love and kindness as I can.

Here’s to a new journey along the bumpy road of life.

Happy Saturday everyone and much love to you all.❤️x