Slimming World Weekly Weigh in #11

I really didn't know what to expect at weigh in this morning, I've had a a mixed week with three very good days on plan and a few not so good days. I stuck to plan for the majority of Saturday but I drank, a lot, Saturday night. Sunday I didn't move far from the sofa other than to be sick or to eat my Pizza Hut takeaway and Monday we hadn't been shopping so I just ate whatever I had available, though I did make some sensible choices such as eating the filling out of a pie and leaving the crust!

The days in the run up to the not so good days were very good and yesterday I had a zero syn day in an attempt to cancel things out. Thankfully this worked! I weighed this morning to find that I had lost 2.5lbs, bringing me to a total of 1 stone 2.5lbs lost.

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Carry on reading to find out what I have been eating on the days that I managed to stick to plan.


Aria's Seven Month Update

I'm a little bit late with this update, which isn't a surprise as I'm a little bit late with everything at the moment! On the 26th September Aria turned seven months old, these months really are flying by.

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What My Baby Wore #10

Let me start this post by apologising for the fact that it is a day late, we've been super busy getting our house ready for viewings and time has just slipped away.

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Carry on reading to see some of my favourite outfits of Aria's from the past week, where available I have linked to the item. Bloggers, please link up any baby related fashion posts, old or new.


Review : The Gro Company Baby Sleep Bag

Keeping a blanket on a baby can be near enough impossible, with all the kicking and wriggling that they do blankets almost always fall off. As a result sleeping bags for babies are very popular, there are a lot of different brands selling baby sleeping bags and the choice can be a little overwhelming, so today I am going to be talking to you about the sleep bag from the Gro Company and explaining why this is the best baby sleep bag that we have tried.

review baby sleeping bag little deer gro bag from the gro company


Slimming World Weekly Weigh in #10

I finally did it, it has taken me ten weeks but I weighed today and I lost the one pound that I needed, I have finally lost a stone, one stone exactly which means that I have to be really good this week as I don't want to be putting even half a pound back on now!

This past week has had plenty of ups and downs food wise. I've had a few days where I've been ill and just haven't wanted to cook and I've had a few days where I've been super busy preparing our house for sale that I haven't had time to cook. Despite this I think I've still made half decent choices even when reaching for the takeaway menu. Apologies that I have missed some meals out, as I've been ill and busy I haven't taken photos of every meal and am struggling to remember what I've eaten, I promise I will be better next week!

Carry on reading to find out what I've been ordering.

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Home : Preparing To Sell

Our house will shortly be going on the market, we absolutely love our house and have done so much to it over the years but the time has come to move to a bigger home, a home that can be our forever home. We've spent a few days getting our house ready for someone else to fall in love with it.

I'm by no means an expert at selling houses as I've never sold one before, but I am going to share what we have done to get our house sale ready, or at least ready for the Estate Agent photos. 

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Fine Dining - Three Courses with Canned Foods

Did you know that Cardiff alone eats 76 tonnes of canned food a day? That is a huge 183,000 (survey estimation) cans! Cardiff residents are eating more canned foods now than they were 10 years ago, over half of the residents stock up to 10 cans in their cupboard at any one time, the main reason for this is the speed of preparation. Canned products can be used to make a quick, wholesome meal for the whole family with minimum cost, as well as having a long shelf life and retaining the nutritional benefit. 

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I was recently invited to create a delicious three course meal using mainly tinned foods, with recipes from Canned Foods UK, a not for profit organisation who promote the benefits of cooking with canned foods, such as affordability and nutritional value.


What My Baby Wore #9

Another week with not a lot of outfit photos for Aria, this week I have been so ill both Aria and I have spent the majority of the time in pyjamas and I haven't thought to take a photo of her cute sleepsuits. I managed two outfit photos this week, which is better than last week!

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Slimming World Weekly Weigh In #9

I've had a bad week this week, I planned to have a bad week as I had a lot on. I went away for a few days, celebrated a friends birthday and went to watch Wales play rugby. The week included chip shop chips, warm doughnuts on the beach, hotdog & chips, lots of lager, two three course meals, McDonalds, pizza a burger, an all you can eat buffet, and probably more naughties that I've forgotten! 

I expected a gain this week, in fact, I wanted a gain. I knew that if I didn't gain I would refer back to 'the week when I ate lots and didn't put weight on' whenever I wanted a naughty treat. So, as strange as it seems, I was relieved today to step onto the scales and see that I had gained 1/2 a pound. Relieved that a) I had put weight on after binging so much and b) I had managed to undo some of the damage by having a few good days. 

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Restaurant Review : Wagamama Cardiff

With over 40 cafes and restaurants, it’s no secret that St David’s has something for every taste and budget. This summer, St David’s has launched EAT Club, an exclusive online newsletter packed with top foodie news, cooking inspiration, recipes, offers and interviews with top chefs delivered straight to your inbox every month. To sign up, head to  http://www.stdavidscardiff.com/eat

To celebrate the launch of this new club I was invited along to Wagamama* to sample their new Summer menu.

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