Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Learning and awards.

Lately, the kids have got a couple of certificates each.

Ellie has been learning about food hygiene and different types of food, which she has throughly enjoyed. She also got a lovely certificate as a reward for learning so much!

Ellie has also been very helpful at lunchtime on the playground and been kind to everyone, again she got a really sweet certificate for this. I think it's such a lovely gensture to reward children for good and helpful behaviour :) Ellie is very proud and I am very proud of her, too.

Charlie recieved this wonderful certificate for his amazing effort and for putting in so much commitment to his school work. I am really proud of him. :)

I would share Harry's certificate but he#s left it at school (again), he also got a certificate for acheiving twenty five merits! That's quite an achievement, don't you agree? I am super proud of him, too!

I am really pleased that my children are doing so well in school, they all seem to make a huge effort with there school work and being kind to others.

Sarah xXx

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This weeks #TheGallery theme is play. I of course have tonnes of photos of my children playing but here are a few of my favourites taken over the past few months.

Harry got the LFC edition of molopoly for Christmas. It's such a great game to play with all the family.

Charlie's favourite thing to play lately is his guitar! He's teaching himself to play via youtube and music books, he's getting better each day, bless him.

The little's (who aren't so little any more!) have also been enjoying playing out on there scooters when the weather is dry! I wouldn't mind an electric scooter for myself to be honest, they are fab!

Ellie also loves playing with her stuffed toys. My little sister gave her a bunch of mini ones (that are also keyrings), they were my sisters when she was little and Ellie really, really loves them. They are really cute! She builds them little lego houses, haha, cute.

And we have been enjoying playing with Lego. The kids got a lot of lego for Christmas so we've been busy building that. It's such great fun, hehe. 

How have you and your little ones been enjoying play lately?

Sarah xXx

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

No loss, no gain, I stayed the same.

Ozeri scale

For the last six days I have been quite ill (again) all my glands were swollen and I have had a really bad cold. Whether it is just a bad cold or flu I have no idea but I think I am starting to get over it now. Needless to say I have missed a couple of days of doing the 30 day shred because I have felt so rough. I wasn't surprised that when I weighed myself today (on my nice new scales, you can read my review here. I can't recommend these scale enough, they are seriously the best scale I have ever used & I'm not just saying that - I truly do mean it.) I hadn't lost weight, I also haven't gained either. I weigh the same as I did last week which is ok. At least I didn't gain. Not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed because I have still been eating really well. I've still been continuing with my smoothies and healthy eating which I am really proud of myself for doing. I did cheat a little though and have a small bottle of lucasade at the weekend as I just felt so rough, had zero energy and felt like I needed something to help me a bit. Not that I could taste it mind as my taste buds are messed up.

I am still carrying on with the 30 day shred (still on level 2) and eating healthy! I will also get back into walking at least 4 miles a day now I am getting better! I have missed walking a lot so I'm rather looking forward to that. The weather has actually been quite mild here so lets hope that continues :)

How has your fitness/healthy eating/weighloss gone this week?

Sarah xXx


Monday, 26 January 2015

Meal Planning Monday

Monday - Turkey drummers with fries and spaghetti hoops.

Tuesday - Spaghetti bolognase with garlic bread.

Wednesday - Sausage, mash and peas with gravy.

Thursday - Tuna and pasta with salad.

Friday - Burgers in buns with wedges and salad.

Saturday - Chicken curry with long grain rice and naan bread.

Sunday - Sunday roast dinner.

What's on your meal plan this week?

Sarah xXx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Five more pounds!!

At the beginning of this week, I was feeling rather depressed about my weight. I couldn't workout at the weekend because I had such a bad headache, I felt like I had let myself down. I was convinced I had gained weight. I really was dreading weighing myself but I was quite pleasantly surprised that I had lost FIVE pounds! That has given me such a huge boost.

I've been having a smoothie for breakfast with a bowl of special K. A light salad or special K for lunch and dinner, I've had either chicken/fish/pork with salad. I'm also doing low carbs. I wanted to do NO carbs one day and then low carbs the next but as it turns out that is just too hard for me to do and I've read some not so great things about dieting that way, so I'll give that a miss and just do low carbs for now.
I am really enjoying the smoothies. I DO need to add in more veggies though, so I am making that my goal for this next week... starting tomorrow hopefully. Wish me luck with that, veggies are not my strong point. Although I do sneak in one veggie now and again, I do need to add more and more often, too. 

I am now on level 2 of the 30 day shred, it's going well! Tonight will be day three of level 2 and I am starting to get use to it although my arms ache a bit. I've got a rotten cold so I'll probably take it slow and steady tonight and drink A LOT of water. I always feel really good after a workout though and I am really proud of myself! I've been doing a lot more walking than usual (weather permitting) lately, too. An online friend is also doing the 30 day shred with me and we're encouraging each other, which works wonderfully. It's nice to have someone doing this with me and it's also nice to have so many bloggers supporting me, too.

Sarah xXx


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