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Where would I be without Spark?
Monday, July 30, 2012      2 comments

If I go back to my teenage years when I was by no means overweight, in fact I was underweight because I constantly restricted what I ate. Although my parents tried to encourage me to eat healthy the teenage rebel in me did what I wanted which wa... Read more
Breakthrough - I don't care what people think!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

My attitude to my weight has changed recently, I always wanted to lose weight so other people didn't think I had let myself go or say things like "she used to be thin" I would get frustrated to the point of tears on a regular basis, hating (actu... Read more
July already? Achievements so far...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      0 comments

Half way through the year already! Where has the time gone? I'm proud of what I've achieved in terms of my health and fitness, and also in the changes that becoming a mum has made on my/our life. I'm down 20lbs since Amelia was 1 week old, and s... Read more
Calories in V calories out - Is it really that simple?
Friday, June 22, 2012      1 comments

So I read yesterday that nutrition labels can vary as much as 20% from what is recorded on the food label. I always knew that there was a deviation from what is written on the pack so nothing new there and even though I am a conspiracy theorist ... Read more
Progress Update - with pics
Sunday, June 10, 2012      3 comments

I have lost a total of 15lbs since Amelia was 1 week old. It sounds better if I say how much I've lost since the day before I had her but as 7 lbs of that would be her I's say that was cheating a bit :-p Last Saturday I weighed (a fortnight s... Read more
Eating For Enjoyment...
Monday, May 21, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday we had Sunday Lunch at my parents house which is a regular thing. There's always lots of fresh veggies to help yourself too and my mum cooks low sodium and low fat so I can relax and enjoy my dinner. Desert is usually a choice of fruit... Read more
Life is beginning to get back to normal :-) (with pics)
Thursday, May 17, 2012      1 comments

Last night I went back to Tang Soo Do (martial arts) I felt really nervous before class because I knew I had forgotten some techniques and physically I'm a little rusty. On the way into the class I felt a little tearful about being away from Ame... Read more
Hello Fitness :-)
Monday, May 07, 2012      0 comments

It's been 4 and 1/2 weeks since Amelia was born and so far I have managed to walk for 90mins at a time, I used the stationary bike for 40 mins yesterday and I have managed to do at least 10 mins of exercise everyday for a week. I have also manag... Read more
Time to Sort This Once and For All
Friday, May 04, 2012      1 comments

First, and update about life with a baby. We've got on really well and it feels like Amelia has always been with us. It's really quite enjoyable, she's starting to react and try to respond when you talk to her or play with her. We can get her to... Read more
Time Flies When Your having Fun
Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

I can believe Amelia is 16 days old already. It's been a blur but a good one, AShe is so beautiful I can't take my eyes off her and watching her eyes start to focus on things is fascinating! Amelia goes 3 to 4 and 1/2 hours between feeds in the ... Read more
Amelia's Birth story
Friday, April 13, 2012      11 comments

Wednesday was our first day at home with baby Amelia. She was born on 5th April at 03:59 weighing 7lb 10oz. I really didn't want to stay in hospital at all but one thing after another kept us in for 5 nights not including the night I had her. ... Read more
40 weeks today!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      3 comments

So I had my 40 week appointment today, it was with the midwives I'm not that keen on. The baby is still 3/5 engaged and they told me she is unlikely to engage further until I start having contractions, I though she would go to 5/5 before labour ... Read more
39 Weeks!...
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

I never thought I'd get to this point in pregnancy. I don't mean I thought I would have had he baby by now, but 39 weeks felt so far away! No midwife appointment this week, my next one is on my due date. I've had lots of braxton hicks latel... Read more
38 weeks appointment, midwife ignored my concerns!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

So I've just got back from my appointment, the good news is the baby is now 3/5 engaged. However I had glucose in my urine, the midwife asked me what I've been eating and sounded shocked when she saw the reading. I later learned it was +1 whatev... Read more
36 Weeks and the baby is starting to engage!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      4 comments

The last few days I have spent mostly either lying or sitting down, I have had loads of Braxton hicks and a constant pain similar to period pain. I have also felt sick and had a slightly upset tummy with no energy and a very erratic appetite. I ... Read more

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