Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Liebster Blog Award

I have been very honored to be awarded the Liebster Blog Award by a fellow blogger! I am overwhelmed and a little in shock.

I started this blog to keep myself sane. Dealing with endometriosis and infertility because of it is a hard journey to travel. There are many blogs I follow but just a handful where I feel the need to keep reading and genuinely look forward to hearing how life is and worry when it has been too long between posts. Sometimes I think that is a little silly when I have never met these people and likely never will. But I feel like these women could be me and I have so much in common with them.

Thank you to Endo Joanna of Living With Endo who was so thoughtful to think of me and my blog when having to choose just 5 people to pass this on to.

Liebster is a German word which means "dearest" or "beloved". It is also used to refer to someone's "favorite" and the idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers that deserve more recognition and encouragement.

The rules are fairly simple:

1. Thank the giver of the award and link back to their blog!

2. Choose 5 of your top bloggers (hard to do) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog!

3. Paste the award on your blog!

So here are my picks for the Liebster Blog Award:

1. Pschall @ endoconfessions

2. Princess Wahna Bea Mama @ Theprincessandthepeestick

3. Sonja @ Themudandlotus

4. Christina @ 2scompany3safamily

5. Diana @ Bunlessintheoven

Choosing just 5 was tough! There are so many of you out there that have amazing blogs full of brilliant advice and information. Keep up the great work all of you. If there are any blogs I am not following that you think I would like to follow then please let me know. Post a link in a comment and I shall take a look.

Keep it going ladies and thank you all for sharing and creating such an amazing blogging community!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

It has been a week since I last posted. I must get better at blogging!

Anyway tonight was weigh in and look what I got.

I did it! 1.5lb lost which got me my ww 10% and a new total weight loss of 34.5lb. Now I have to decide what my next target should be. I guess the easiest would be to get to a 3 stone loss which is 42lb so 7.5lb to go. That sounds like a good no. And with 4 more weigh in's before christmas it is also very acievable.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Weigh in Wednesday

If you didn't know already Wednesday is my weigh in day at weight watchers.  So from today onwards I will be posting a short and sweet post to let you all know how I have done.

This week I lost 2lb's.  Which means I am just 1.5 lb away from passing the halfway mark.  As it happens the next 1.5lb loss means that since I joined weight watchers I will have lost 10% of my body weight.

Onwards and downwards!

Friday, 11 November 2011


A day of remembrance.

With two family members in the army, this year feels like we should help bring more awareness for what our men and women do for our freedom.

Lest We Forget

What do we forget when we remember
What are the stories left untold
What do we think each November
As we march down that glory road
As we march down that gory road

One hundred million
Don’t come home from war
Another eight hundred million
Who lived to bear its scar
Who lived to bear its scar

Lest we forget
What they were dying for
Lest we forget
What they were killing for
Lest we forget
What the hell it was for
What do we forget when we remember…

Owen Griffiths

A Wish
Maybe it is pointless
To wish for lasting peace
For all mankind to lay down arms
For all fighting to cease

I could despair of seeing
Peace throughout the land
No longer hearing talk of war
Blood mixed with desert sand

We do not have the tolerance
For cultures not our own
Seeds fly on an ill wind
From beds where they are sown

Hope lies in a child's heart
Not yet turned to stone
A mind free of prejudice
A child not alone

If all children of the world
Held each others hand
They could do what we could not
Make a Brotherhood of Man.

Maxine Kendall
Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Maxine Kendall was born in the UK

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Weight loss

I love weight watchers pro points!

I am losing weight slowly but it is steadily coming off.  The pro points system suits me down to the ground.  I can eat what I want when I want as long as I count all my points.  Easy!  Well most of the time it is easy other times it is a struggle to stay within the daily allowance.  Although that is what I am loving about this is that you also get a weekly allowance to use anytime you want.  I tend to keep mine for the weekend and have a chinese.

I started out on 36 dailies and 49 weeklies.  With the 20.5lbs I have lost since starting weight watchers I have lost 3 of those daily points but I still get all the weeklies (you never lose them they are for everyone).  It is all a balancing act.  Eating healthily but still having the things you enjoy throughout the week keeps me in check.

For instance yesterday I ate a cadbury's crunchie which was 5pp and it was worth every single one of them.  I logged into ww online and logged it in.  Altogether yesterday I used 38pp so that was all of my allocation of 33 dailies (which you have to use) plus I used 5 from my weekly allowance.

(Courtesy of google images)

Anyway enough about weightwatchers.  Couch to 5k is going great I am starting week 4 tonight.  I am not getting 3 workouts in 7 days done more like every 10 - 12 days.  It is definitely getting easier though and I am actually loving getting out and running.  The fact the clocks went back last weekend is an issue though as I used to run on the canal but with it being so dark so early now I am not going to be doing this anymore.  I now have to use the roads!  My issue with that is people will see me.  I know how stupid that sounds but I am still very overweight and probably look a right site.  Why oh why do we have to be self conscious.

I will persevere and get on with it though because I am enjoying it and don't want to stop plus it helps with the weight loss obviously.

I almost forgot I have signed up to Park Run and this Saturday morning I will be doing 5k.  Not necessarily running it all but I will complete it and then I will have a time to beat and will hopefully improve every time.  Park Run is every Saturday morning at 9am and although I would rather stay in bed I also can't wait to get out and do it.  I am guessing at some point during the 5k I will be less enthused if I remember I will take my camera and get some pictures.

My ticker up there at the top of the page is almost half way and I would be over the moon if I got to the halfway point with my next weigh in.  So I will be working my butt off this week to try and get another big loss of 3.5lb unlikely but I may as well try right, what I have got to lose?  Apart from the 3lb I mean :)