Weekly Weigh In // Week 11

Last week I wrote more about the constant bleeding and how I was awaiting a Dr's appointment to try to get to the bottom of why I am still bleeding.

Since last week, my mood swings have calmed down a lot. Now I am just in despair as to why it won't stop. How much blood can I possibly have to lose?

Anyway, Dr's appointment was yesterday. I explained what had been going on and he instantly tried to prescribe me a tablet to stop it! NO NO NO NO! I came off the coil because I am fed up with all these fake hormones being pumped into me. I am not taking more. Find out the reason for it, don't just load me with tablets.

I requested a blood test. The Dr is testing my thyroid, prolactin, iron and other hormones to see what is going on.

Hopefully by the end of the week, I should have the results back.

So to the weigh in!

Starting Weight:


Week 10 Weight:

11st 10lb (No Change)

Total Weight Loss:


Starting Measurements:

Bust 36"
Hips 41" 
Waist 36"
Leg 24"
Arms 13"

Week 8 Measurements:

Bust: 32.5" (1/2" loss from last weigh in)
Hips: 37" (1/2" loss from last weigh in)
Waist: 29" (No Change)
Leg: 20" (1/2" loss from last weigh in)
Arms: 11.5" (1/2" loss from last weigh in)

Total inch Loss

20 inches (2" loss from last weigh in)

I am not surprised I didn't lose any weight, but I am shocked I lost inches! I still feel very fat and bloated at the moment.

So the plan for this week:

Cut down on the cups of tea & Pepsi! (Again)

Tea is my comfort drink especially having two sugars in it! I need to stick to one in the morning and one in the evening. with ONE sugar. I have a strange addiction to Pepsi lately and it's not a habit I want to get into. Matt drinks about 2 litres of the stuff a day

Drink lots of water 

Start recording my calorie intake again with My Fitness Pal 

Cut down on cheese.

It's no secret that I love cheese. I always have a bag of mozzarella in the fridge which I tend to just pick at! This needs to stop.

More exercise.

No brainer right? I need to specifically look at routines to burn my 'love handles away'


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Goal Setting // #5

I didn't set any goals for last week because there were some issues with the HTML for my blog. It wouldn't let me post anything. Also I have been feeling so crap lately because of this constant bleeding, by 8pm I feel like I pass out from being so exhausted.

This Weeks Goals:

Keep writing posts: 

I am trying to be more organised this month, and part of that is to get back in to blogging properly and keep posting posts. So far it's going well.

Sort out appointments:

I need to chase Lucas's SLT follow up appointment, change my dentist appointment and rearrange my Dr's appointment.

Go somewhere with Lucas whilst Cameron is at school:

It seems during the week, mine and Lucas's schedule is based around Cameron's. We drop Cameron off, we come home and then Lucas goes down for a nap. Lucas then wakes up, he has lunch and it's time to go and get Cameron. Pretty boring right? So weather permitting, we are going to take a few trips to the park whilst Cameron is at school.

What are your goals this week?

Single Mother Ahoy Goals for Greatness

Meal Plan // 06.07.15

I haven't done a meal plan in a very long time. My last one was back in September last year. It became tricky to do them because our shopping days kept changing each week.

Now they are set at a Monday and have been for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to start meal planning, properly again.

We have also started shopping at Morrisons now because of it's value for money. They compare their prices with Sainsbury's, Aldi, Lidl and Tesco and you get the difference back in vouchers, so you know you are always getting a good deal.

Last week we had to shop at Sainsburys and the road leading to Morrisons was backed up a good 5 miles. We noticed the price difference straight away. We spend £75 a week and always follow a list in Morrisons. We had to miss at least 10 items out because we had hit our £75 budget. I am not sure how they can justify nearly £7 for a kilo of mince, when Morrisons only charge £4. We won't be going back to Sainsbury's again.

So, this weeks meals are:

Monday - Fakeaway.

As Monday night is shopping night, I really don't want to be cooking at 7pm when I have two kids who are hungry and tired. Cameron will have a salad bowl from Morrisons and Lucas will have porridge and yoghurt. When the kids go to bed, Matt & I will have microwaveable Chicken Tikka Masala with chicken pakoras and samosas from the deli counter.

Tuesday - Spaghetti & Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Wednesday - Pasta Bake

Thursday  - Fry Up (Grilled Bacon, Grilled Sausages, Hashbrowns, Fried Bread and Fried Eggs)

Friday - Lasagne, Chips and Garlic Bread

Saturday - Pasta and Sauce for Lucas, Pizza, Wedges and peas for Cameron. Taco's for Matt & I when the kids are in bed

Sunday - Chicken Dippers, Chips and Beans

What's on your menu this week?


My Sunday Photo // 05.07.15

Do you ever find that your child's school is constantly asking for money? Money for school photos, money for school trips, money for 'wear your own clothes' day and even donations for the countless fetes and fairs that they hold throughout the year.

Two weeks ago, I was told that Cameron had painted a self portrait and I was able to buy it for £5. The money that was collected would go towards buying art supplies for the school.

I was adamant that if I wanted a self portrait of Cameron I could get him to paint one at home and  for free.

Call my stingy, but I am so skint at the moment.

Yesterday the school had their summer fair. It was a really lovely fair. They even had a magic show. The magic show was in the school hall where the paintings were being displayed.

I immediately saw Cameron's picture and then felt damn guilty.

There on the wall was Cameron's self portrait, complete in a lovely wooden frame which Cameron had decorated. 

I am not quite sure of the style of painting that he and the class used, but I am absolutely in love with this photo. It's amazing how much it looks like him. I think it was a black and white photo of him which he has painted over but even still it's amazing for a 5 year old.

So first thing Monday morning I am going to buy this painting and it will be going on my wall!

I feel like I have learnt a valuable lesson in this!



Weekend Blog Hop // 03.07.15

Welcome to the weekend everyone and the Weekend Blog Hop!

If you go to the bottom of this post you will see a list of other linky's running throughout the week. If you want your's added just let either myself or Vicky know. 

As with tradition, it's the first week of the month so we have the bumper edition of the Weekend Blog Hop for you this weekend,.

Please make sure you visit your hosts - myself and Vicky. You will find our links at the beginning of the list.

Please also visit the two people ahead of you in the linky and leave some love on their blog too. 

These things only work if we all join in!

Please remember to leave a link to your blog front page here - not to an individual post!

Please follow your hosts, myself and Vicky - the first two entries in the list. Please also follow the two entries directly ahead of you in the linky.

Please give +K to your hosts, the first two entries in the linky. Please also give +K to the two people directly ahead of you in the linky.

Please follow your hosts, the first two entries in the linky. Please also follow the two people directly ahead of you in the linky.

Please add your hosts, the first two entries in the linky. Please also add the two entries directly ahead of you.

Please follow your hosts, the first two entries in the linky. Please also follow the two entries directly ahead of you in the linky.

Please follow your hosts, the first two entries in the linky. Please also follow the two entries directly ahead of you in the linky.

Please follow your hosts, the first two entries in the linky. Please also follow the two entries directly ahead of you in the linky.

Weekend Linkys

PoCoLo with VeViVos
The Big Fat Linky of the Week with the Dad Network
Welcome to the Weekend with Claire Justine
Feature Fridays with Couponin Diva
Anything and Everything with Mummy Space
Momsterlink with Domesticated Momster
Saturday is Caption Day on Chelseamamma - post a photo for people to caption
Vloject52 on Chelseamamma - post a video less than a minute in length
#BoldAndBeautiful on Frazzled Beauty for any fashion or beauty posts
Car Seat Sunday on A Rear Facing Family - for car seat posts
The Vlog Vault on The Dad Network - for your vlog posts
The Lifestyle Linjup on Fuzzy Peaches - runs every Sunday
#CheckOutThatView with South West Reviews - for photos of a pretty view
Weekend Wind Down with Motivated Days
The Weekend Book Club with Beau is Blue
Simple Sundays with Simple Plate

Monday Linkys

Blogging to Jogging with Budding Smiles - for health and fitness related posts
Living Arrows with Shutterflies - for portraits of our children
Goal Setting for Greatness with Single Mother Ahoy - for weekly goal setting

Tuesday Linkys

Poin & Shoot with You Baby Me Mummy & Snowing Indoors
Toddler Approved Tuesday with LarabeeUK and 3 Princesses and 1 Dude

Wednesday Linkys

Weight Loss Wednesday on Sims Life - for weight loss posts
Small Steps, Amazing Achievements with Our Little Escapades - for all your children's achievements
#HappyQuacks with Mama Duck Quacks and Modern Dad Pages - runs until Sunday pm, anything that makes you smile.

Thursday Linkys

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ojo's World and Lakes Single Mum
Thankful Thursday with Monkeyfooted Mummy
Love Where I Live with Entertaining Elliott

Friday Linkys

The List with You Baby Me Mummy and Mum's Days
#EffitFriday with Life With Baby Kicks - for ranty posts
#FridayFrolics with Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

Monthly Posts

Moving Pictures with You Baby Me Mummy, Snowing Indoors & Mr & Mrs T Plus 3 - runs for 2 weeks from the 1st
#Blogstorm - for posts with blogging tips with Inside Martyn's Thoughts & Life With Baby Kicks - open for 2 weeks from the 29th

Word Of The Week // 03.07.15

This week my word is HOT!

Last week, I knew that we were in for 'a heatwave' and I was adamant I was not going to spend another summer in Jeans so I bought some new shorts and a selection of strappy tops to go with it.

I am so glad I bought these new clothes!

This week has been so hot. It's been sticky and unbareable. I've made no secret with the fact that I hate summer. I do enjoy a bit of sunshine but if it goes over 22 degrees, I really start to suffer.

Lucas has really been suffering with the heat, his hair is wringing wet from sweat all day and night despite only being in a nappy. Cameron can tollerate the heat better than Lucas, but it still gets too much for him. Poor Matt gets sunstroke after being in the heat for an hour.

So as a family we are pretty rubbish in the summer, unless we are at the seaside or there is a lovely breeze.

Wednesday was the hottest day of the week in Bath so far.

I actually refused to do the afternoon school run unless Matt took me in the car so I could sit with the air con on.

No wonder I didn't want to do it when I found that the temperature was 36degrees!!

Today is a bit cooler because of the rain we had yesterday but i feel like i've been cooking all week from the heat, it's going to take a while for me to cool down.

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