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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Picture Update: The Cambridge Diet; Weeks 6, 7 & 8

I'm back with a update! I am pleased to say I am still on the diet and since my last post I have become a huge fan of the chocolate tetra shakes and also the lemon bars! It's funny how you become attached to a couple of flavours.

At my last weigh in on 22nd February 2015 I was 14 stone 5lbs.
I am pleased to say that at my weigh in on 15th March 2015 I was 13 stone 9lbs.

My start weight was 15 stone 8lbs; which means I am very close to my 2 stone loss - fingers crossed this weekend I go past that mark.

Picture of me the night before I started my weight-loss journey and then a picture taken 4 weeks into the diet.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Restarting the Cambridge Diet; Weeks 1 - 5

During the New Year lots of people make resolutions and in the top 10 is to loose weight.
I also made a resolution to loose weight. I felt it was the right time to get back into shape.
I went back to a diet I knew would work for me and shed the weight quickly and also help me in the long term with my health.
I searched on The Cambridge Diets webpage and found a consultant who was local to me.

Making that first point of contact is always hard as you don't know what to say also, suffering from anxiety I was nervous the consultant would judge me. Silly I know as she has been on the weight loss journey too.
I arrived and she was so welcoming and friendly. She explained how she was on the diet plan too and shared some tips.
I got onto the scales and got my start weight. I knew I was overweight but I didn't realise just how much!

I started my journey on 19th January 2015 and weighed 15 stone 8lbs with a BMI of 38.

I was 100% committed to do this diet and really wanted to be at my goal weight by the summer. I worked out on average I needed to loose roughly a stone a month to be on track.

At my last visit to my consultant, which was 22nd February 2015, I weighed 14 stone 5lbs.

Thats 1 stone 3lbs loss in just over 1 month.

I knew this was a diet I could do as before I had Jack I got to goal weight and maintained for over a year.

It's not an easy diet and you truly have to be focused and WANT to loose weight. It's not a quick fix; it's a diet which helps change the way you eat.

I will update with a post in about a month with an update on my total weight loss.

Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Skylanders Trap Team

This year for Christmas Jack got an xBox 360, something I thought would grow with him as he got older; plus most of this friends at school have one.

Before Christmas and his Birthday he saw at out local toy store a live demo of Skylanders Trap Team. For the next couple of days it's all he was going on about. So, on Boxing day we went and brought Skylanders Trap Team as it was reduced from £53 to £39! He also picked up some characters and this came to the same price as the game would have been on it's own!

The starter set comes with the game, a traptanium portal (which the Skylander figures go on), 2 Skylander figures, 2 traps (life and water), a collector poster, stickers, secret codes and 2 trading cards.

What a fantastic idea this game is! Really suitable for his age and you can set the difficulty of the game.
It has plastic Skylander characters which you can choose, place on the trap portal and they transport "magically" into the game and then you play the game with them. Once you have defeated the evil/bad characters you can save them into traps and also use them during game play.
I honestly wish this kind of game was available when I was a child!

This video below explains it a little better! Seriously this is a must for any child into video games.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Birchbox plus free £5 to spend!

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Even better! When you sign up to Birchbox (using this link) we both will get 50 Birchbox points; thats £5 to spend in the Birchbox e-shop.

May 2014 Box

The Great Outdoors
It's that time of year! We're finally (finally!) shrugging off our jumpers and venturing outside to take advantage of fresh spring air, longer days and warm - well, warmer - weather. That's why we're thrilled to bring you a special May Birchbox. We collaborated with the experts at Harper's Bazaar to put together this exclusive collection of products, all designed to prepare for a season's worth of outdoor adventures.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Free toucanBox!!

Fancy receiving a craft box for free?

Check out toucanBox and simply enter your emaill address and submit to receive a code.

Then, enter the code at the checkout to get the first taster box for free, thereafter £3.95 each month per box.

You can CANCEL at any time as this is a subscription based service.

Each taster box contains a unique craft to make, design and play. Children will love direct, creative investigations into all manner of themes; from insects to outer space, superheroes to safaris. With over 50 themes (and growing) there is no limit to where the imagination can go!