Saturday, 4 July 2015

Slimming World weigh in #23 - the one where it's not as bad as I thought...

As I mentioned in my last update a couple of weeks ago, I was on holiday last week so I didn't weigh in. Up until we went away I was on plan, then it kind of went out of the window - well I was on holiday after all! I had lots of treats like cake, ice cream, chips... and we had a couple of takeaways, plus a barbecue! Add at least one alcoholic beverage a day and well, I must have been way over my syns! I could really tell by the end of my holiday that I had been off plan though as I felt so bloated and clothes that had fit fine the week before were tight!

When we got back I went straight on to EESP. It did take some more meal planning than usual but it was easier than I thought and I didn't miss my carbs as much as I expected, as you get two HEb choices anyway so it kept me going - I don't think I could do it for more than a few days though, which is recommended anyway.

Some of my Insta posts from before and after my holiday:

A photo posted by Stacey (@staceyg_sw_nobodysaidblog) on

The day after we arrived home I wanted to see how much damage I had done so I could do some damage limitation; my scales showed nearly half a stone gain! I wasn't surprised to be honest with the amount I had eaten, so I was glad I had decided to do EESP. Obviously I went to weigh in expecting a huge gain so I was really surprised when the scales showed I had only gained 2lb! So my scales seem to be way out, I don't think I'll be using them any more...


I've been back on normal plan now since weigh in, and apart from a BBQ this evening I don't have any naughties planned, so fingers crossed I get near that 2 stone loss next week!

My stats for this week (week 23):
  • starting weight - 13st 4.5lb
  • previous weight - 11st 5.5lb
  • current weight - 11st 7.5lb
  • loss this week - 2lb gain
  • loss so far - 1st 11lb
  • Club 10 target weight - 11st 13.5lb - achieved 05/05/15!
  • final target weight - 9st 6lb

How are you getting on?

Friday, 3 July 2015

Potty & toilet training with J


Over J's last few updates (well over the last year or so in fact, on & off) I have written about his potty training progress. He started potty training last year when we thought he was showing an interest but he was really sporadic with it and so we just left it. Just before Christmas he had started showing an interest again and so Nanna bought him a Thomas Tank musical potty which seemed to do the trick, and he finally had his first wee on it just before he turned three!

After that he was a bit more regular on it but nothing consistent, as much as we tried to help. Over the last month or so though he hasn't even been on the potty; he's done all of his business on the big toilet! This came about because he went to the loo with Grandad and just decided he wanted to sit on the toilet too, and I don't know if it was a fluke but he did a wee!

Ever since then we have really encouraged him with using the 'big boy' toilet and though he isn't completely consistent yet, he does a lot of his wee's on there. He has a step and a toilet seat which I think helps as he can do it himself and it makes him feel more grown up. He mostly wears pants during the day; he still has the occasional accident but we don't make a huge fuss about it when he does.

Previously, I was adamant that I wasn't going to use pull up pants with him as I believed that it would just confuse him, but wearing a nappy wasn't really helping with him going to the toilet so we started on them and now he wears them at night and if we're going on a journey where there won't be a toilet for while. We could take his potty but he still has occasions when he forgets that he has pants on until it's too late, and I don't fancy washing his car seat cover that often!

We had really been encouraging him to do a poo on the toilet as well but we weren't really getting anywhere. Now I'm not sure if this was a fluke also, but on the last day of our recent holiday he did it! I got really excited, everyone really praised him, and he was so proud of himself, but he hasn't done one on there since. I do ask him regularly if he needs the loo but sometimes he will say no or just refuses. I think I need to see if there is any time pattern as to when he poo's so we can try and get him to sit on the toilet.

I must admit, I thought he would be toilet, or at least potty trained by now as most of his peers are; but I'm not putting too much pressure on it and you never know, we might be fully there by his fourth birthday! (I hope it's easier with N!)

Monday, 29 June 2015

Project 365, 2015 (days 165-178)

A two week update this week as we went away on our staycation last Saturday and didn't get chance to post!

Day 165 / June 14th
I made a chocolate Baileys & Lindor cheesecake for bake club on Friday, and we had the leftovers today. It was so good. (Recipe coming soon!)

Day 166 / June 15th
As I was heading out the door for a run, these two were taking advantage of technology...

Day 167 / June 16th
A gorgeous sunny day today so after playing outside all morning we decided to have an al fresco lunch. J looks grumpy but I think he was just admiring his plate!

Day 168 / June 17th
J & I love flower spotting on the way home from nursery and we found this gorgeous one today.

Day 169 / June 18th
This photo is more of an afterthought, after remembering I hadn't taken a photo yet today! These are really good...

Day 170 / June 19th
I bought these at weigh in on Tuesday after having a little taster, they are so nice!

Day 171 / June 20th
Staycation day! We stopped for coffee on the way to Norfolk and I needed it as I was falling asleep, good job I wasn't driving!

Day 172 / June 21st
We visited Dinosaur Adventure today as Daddy got in for free; so many photos to choose from but I will share more in a separate post. I love this one though!

Day 173 / June 22nd
We had a more relaxed day today. N decided it would be fun to walk around with a bucket on his head...

Day 174 / June 23rd
Who can guess where we visited today? So many photos to choose from here too that I will also share in a separate post, but this is a lovely one of the boys together.

Day 175 / June 24th
Today we had a visit to the Sea Life centre in Great Yarmouth then had a visit to the beach. I absolutely adore this shot of N exploring the sand.

Day 176 / June 25th
We visited Wroxham Barns today (where I spent too much money). After we visited the farm, the boys had a go on the Peppa ride.

Day 177 / June 26th
Our last day and we went swimming. N had a lot of fun and was shattered afterwards!

Day 178 / June 27th
We had a long day today with our journey home, unpacking, shopping, and so on - I forgot to take a photo!



Thursday, 25 June 2015

{Guest post} Vicky - Questions on being a Mummy to a grown up!

Today's guest post is from Vicky, a Mummy of four who blogs over at Being Tilly's Mummy. She is sharing with us a post that has been making its way around social media, but from a grown up child's point of view!

I have seen this post going around social media and people have been asking the youngsters a list of random questions. It is designed for people to ask their little kids, but for a laugh I asked my 23 year old daughter and here are her replies - at least she's honest! 


So here we go:


  1. What is something Mummy always says to you? - Sorry for what I did last night
  2. What makes Mummy happy? - Vodka
  3. What makes Mummy sad? - Idiots, tw*ts and w**kers
  4. How does Mummy make you laugh? - The stupid stuff you come out with
  5. What was Mummy like as a child? - You were an army brat
  6. How old is Mummy? - Physically or mentally?
  7. How tall is Mummy? - Not quite as tall as me
  8. What is Mummy's favourite thing to do? - Drink with Lin
  9. What does Mummy do when you're not here? - Facebook
  10. If Mummy becomes famous what will it be for? - Katie Hopkins type blogger
  11. What is Mummy really good at? - Making vodka disappear
  12. What is Mummy not very good at? - Parenting
  13. What is Mummy's job? - Perfume specialist
  14. What makes you proud of Mummy? - There is loads of stuff I am proud of about you. I am proud of your blogging, I am proud you haven't murdered anyone yet
  15. What is Mummy's favourite food? - Toast
  16. What do you & Mummy do together? - Spend time in the blue pub
  17. How are you & Mummy the same? - We are like clones
  18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character who would she be? - Upsy Daisy cos you spend a lot of time in bed
  19. How are you & Mummy different? - I am more sensible
  20. How do you know Mummy loves you? - She tells me she loves me, when she wants to bring lunch home
  21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy? - Who?
  22. Where is Mummy's favourite place to go? - Blue pub
  23. How old was Mummy when she had you? - Too young


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Thank you Vicky for sharing this, it certainly made me giggle!

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