Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thankful and Happy. #GiveThanksThursday

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This week hasn't been great week. As many of you already know I've been poorly. Again. I've had this awful cold/flu type thing for well over a week. Last weekend my glands swelled up and I was really not well at all, so looking for reasons to be thankful is always a positive thing and makes me feel tonnes better.

I am so glad I am starting to feel better. I still have bouts of feeling rough and my nose is still stuffy but I do feel a lot better than I did a week ago. So this is a good reason to be thankful. Hopefully I'm on the road to recovering now.

We haven't had any snow (yet) and I'm quite glad about that! I know snow can be fun and the kids would love it but it causes a lot of disruption and makes walking to school in the mornings and afternoons awkward. I wouldn't mind a little snow over the weekend perhaps, just enough for the kids to build a snowman and have a snowball fight, that would be kind of fun!

Miss E ups and downs, smiles and frowns

I haven't lost any weight this week, probably due to being ill and not being able to workout as hard as I usually would. I haven't gained weight either though so that's good. I am really pleased I didn't gain weight. Hopefully next week I'll lose a little, if not, hopefully I don't gain weight. I don't mind staying the same, just as long as I don't gain!

Certificate @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

I am really please the little's are doing so well at school! They have all achieved certificates for different things the past few weeks, I am super proud of them!! It's lovely that they all enjoy school so much.

What makes you happy this week?

Sarah xXx

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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 thoroughly 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 gesture 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