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Pregnancy, second time around
Monday, October 19, 2020      6 comments

I must have found out I was pregnant not long after the last blog post that I put up. After finding out last year that the chances of having a second child were really slim, I have spent most of this year coming to terms with the reality t... Read more
Just because I think something doesn't mean it is true: the dress
Saturday, April 18, 2020      6 comments

I have a dress in my closet that was one of the first dresses I bought when I first lost all the weight, back in December 2011. This dress is a small size here in the UK and was always a little tight. After my son was born and the ensuing ... Read more
30 days of 'no sugary snacks' Day 30, and my thoughts on the whole month
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      2 comments

I've just read through my blogs for the last 29 days, just to try and see through what this experience has been like. I think my resolve got strained around day 20, and although I managed, the sweet treats started slipping in a bit more. ... Read more
Day 29 - one day left!
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      0 comments

My resolve was quite low today. My son asked to make meringues, which was enjoyable up until the point the smoke alarm went off in the house! At some point, he must have turned the oven up without me noticing, resulting in burnt meringues!... Read more
Day 28 - no sugary snacks
Monday, March 02, 2020      5 comments

Managed a 12km run, yesterday, in very windy weather. Snacking was fine, although I was very hungry after the run I did avoid the sugary snacks. I did have some dark chocolate coated almonds after lunch. Feeling much better. Stil... Read more
Day 26 and 27: Slipped up - sugary snacks happened
Sunday, March 01, 2020      2 comments

Not the best days. On my way home from work on Friday I had a mocha coffee. Then, yesterday, I got down the box of chocolates that I had stored away for the duration of the this period, and one little chocolate became two, became thr... Read more
Day 25: no sugary snacks
Friday, February 28, 2020      1 comments

Are we there yet? My sinuses are all blocked up, and so now I draw being sick into the mix of my 30 day challenge. All I want is a hot chocolate. And this is because I am not well and am seeking comfort. I did have some dark choc... Read more
Day 23 and 24: no sugary snacks
Thursday, February 27, 2020      3 comments

I did not even realise that I was a day behind, but there you go. The stress is high. This time I have a cold - I'm hoping it doesn't develop into what my husband and son have had. Yesterday there was a staff meeting that involved cu... Read more
Day 21 and 22
Monday, February 24, 2020      3 comments

Usually I write about the day the morning after. I have not yet had a chance to write about yesterday and it is almost 9pm, so I've just decided to roll these two days together. Yesterday was good, sugar-wise. I was able to say no to desse... Read more
Day 20: no sugary snacks
Sunday, February 23, 2020      4 comments

Twenty days! Only ten left. Although I am now thinking of extending this to another 30 days, with the allowance of a piece of dark chocolate in the evenings. I haven't quite decided, yet, though. Why? Because I feel much better, now, emoti... Read more
Day 19: no sugary snacks
Saturday, February 22, 2020      11 comments

Not too much to say about today that I haven't said before. This morning, I really wanted a hot chocolate, and yet again, I had to work to persuade myself not to. My husband is ill with a fever (caught from my son) and my in-laws wer... Read more
Day 18: no sugary snacks
Friday, February 21, 2020      3 comments

Another no sugary snack day. Also a week where I have cooked meals every night. Not the healthiest meals - last night was hamburgers - but at least it was made at home, right? I know the whole family will slowly adjust to home-cooked food ... Read more
Day 17: no sugary snacks
Thursday, February 20, 2020      5 comments

I can feel the resilience muscle slipping a little bit. Had lunch with my husband and we shared a tart afterwards - I'm noticing a trending theme of desserts with my husband here!! I think I need to work out responses to help me be a bit more re... Read more
Day 16 - one unplanned sugary snack (!!)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      2 comments

Today was tough. But my unplanned sugary snack was related to my son offering me one of his ice-lollies to eat. It was a moment where my parenting took precedence over diet, simply because I think that for a four year old to want to share ... Read more
Day 15: no sugary snacks (Half way!)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020      6 comments

Yay! It was a nice day. I did a little bit of gardening. It is the first time I have lived in a home with a garden my entire adult life, so I thought I would try and plant some bulbs. Who knew our garden had so many worms, is all I can say ... Read more

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