I have done it – I am now officially a Slimming World target member! I hit my target last Tuesday and am feeling so happy. I have to admit, I had been chasing my tail for months of putting on and losing but to finally be at a weight I’m completely happy with feels so good. So, what does being a Slimming World target member mean?
A target member means you have reached your self imposed goal. This can be changed at any time but also allows you the freedom to go three pounds below or three pounds above it. Being a target member means free membership for life (as long as you don’t go out of the weight range as above) so you don’t have to pay the weekly fee of £4.95. You can weight as and when you like meaning you have more flexibility and don’t have to use your holidays. As it is my first week as a target member, it’ll be interesting to see how I maintain my weight. You aren’t encouraged to intake extra syns but are allowed an extra A and B choice which is brilliant so I an finally have a much longed for cheese roll (on wholemeal of course!)
I have talked at length previously about wanting to try to make the most of my time with the girls before they start school in September, so just simple things such as a shopping trip can feel like a parenting win.
My girls will be 4 in June and as a whole life has gotten easier. A simple trip to the shops no longer requires oodles of nappies, wipes, nappy bags, spare clothes, snacks, drinks… the list goes on! We literally can decide on a whim what we want to do, however having two little people with their own ideas also brings with it a need for negotiation to keep everyone happy! However on Thursday, everyone was happy to pop to the shops which are about 20 minutes away.
Today the lovely Yvette from Big Trouble in Little Nappies takes the wheel and shares her REAL secrets to a harmonious marriage and her rather amusing wedding vows for the sleep deprived – something I can massively relate to!
When I married my husband almost seven years ago, we said our vows nervously, seriously and without a shadow of doubt in our hearts. For richer or poorer, in sickness and health and for better or worse. Bring it, my glistening eyes and wobbly voice said; I was completely ready for the huge commitment of marriage.
Since making those vows however – or more to the point since having children – our marriage has changed somewhat. It’s not that I don’t love my husband for better or worse, it’s more I just need him to be better when I am feeling worse. And vice versa.
The next post in my love themed week is from the lovely Gemma from Life With The Peppers who has the coolest engagement story EVER!
The Missing Puzzle Piece
I spent a long time believing love was pretty much a myth. You could say I spent a good 15 years trying to work out why it was this big deal everyone was banging on about (no pun intended). Don’t get me wrong I wanted to believe in it and I honestly tried, but something was always missing, such a cliché I know, I was on the search for the missing puzzle piece.
In 2012 I finally stopped looking, I think to put it more accurately given up all hope of finding the last bit of puzzle, I mean it had now been missing for the last 15 years it was really never to be found. I was having the best summer living wild and free, until this boy showed up in a zebra coat and shiny leggings – don’t worry he wasn’t a complete nutter, we were at a festival and it was fancy dress night. Here’s where my story of love begins, who would have thought it!! There was just something about him, I can’t tell you what it was because it’s too difficult to describe, he just drew me in like nothing I’ve experienced before.
Today’s love themed post is by Hayley from Devon Mama, a 30 year old mama, wife and recovering sleep addict, who lives with her husband, baby and the world’s bounciest dog in rural Devon.
Our Wedding – Devon Mama
When I found out that there was an opportunity to talk about our wedding on here, I leapt at the chance. How often do you get to relive all those memories? Not often enough if you ask me, especially if you have kids! All the hours of painstaking planning, the agonizing over colour schemes and seating plans, the memories of dancing all night without a care in the world fade into a blur amongst day to day family life. So, indulge me… let me chat a while!