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New nursery, new year, back to work..

January 17, 2007

Only a weeks and a half to go then.. Does it sound like I’m on countdown? Not too much πŸ™‚
Got Rowan settled at her new nursery this morning, she absolutely loves it. Had made firm friends with one of the girls there and I really felt that the atmosphere was genuine and even though the majoirty of the staff are young, I didn’t feel they were there for a laugh. They all seemed to be genuinely enjoying the kids.

So, that is a weight off my mind to say the least and I’ll be perfectly happy to be leaving her there a couple of mornings a week to give Big a break at home.

And here’s the unexpected BONUS!!! They are going to toilet train FOR ME!! Woohoo!! Bargain or what? Having talked it through with them today about how far we had got and what her habits were so far, the girl there (I’ll call her V) just explained how they will help with whatever we’re doing and compliment it. I explained that I really didn’t have a clue and I was happy to take their lead seeing as they must have done it a hundred times and I’ve never done it in my life – she agreed. I supply the knickers and spare trousers, the wipes and whatever and they will train Rowan to use the toilet.

I feel as though I’ve struck gold.

Okay, well maybe not gold – but close to it.

Let’s just see if it actually works… I’m sure there must be plenty of people reading this, shaking their heads and thinking ‘wait till she learns..’ but hey, I’m full of optimism at the moment so let’s just see what happens πŸ™‚

Next thing is I’ve joined WW to lose the baby weight. I used to be a slimming world junkie (I never paid for any of the info, I just knew people that did it and copied all the stuff) and I was very successful. I lost 6 and a half stone that way 8 years ago (I think) and kept it mostly off for a long time. It was only the pregnancies that really brought it back with avengance.

So, I’ve bought into WW (with advice from a very close friend who has just been v successful with it) and as with most things in my life at the moment, I’m online with it. It seems to be working well but I thought if you were reading this – I would actually tell you about it rather than just bragging that it seemed to be working and not really sharing in the method.

So basically – don’t eat bread, cakes, sweets chocolates … sound familiar? The point with WW is that you can eat these things but everything has a points value. It costs too many points to have it and to be honest I don’t miss that stuff that much. I do really like marmite toast I have to admit but I think I will re-introduce bread to my diet when I’ve lost a couple of stone.

All day everyday at any time you can choose from a list of free foods (any fruit or vegetable, lean meats (as long as all visible fat is removed prior to cooking and you don’t add any fat to cook), shreddies and Special K, rice cakes, skimmed milk, jacket potatoes, baked beans, tea & coffee (skimmed milk added) and loads more and then have 21 points worth of food spread over the rest of the week. I tend not to have my points, I agree with Oh The Joys on ‘On Pounds’… I don’t really don’t trust myself to count them accurately enough and I figure that I’m probably eating points somewhere along the line without actually realising it so I;m better off pretending that option doesn’t exist and just living off the free stuff.

AND it really is free. You can eat as much of it as you like (I am testament to this fact as I stuffed myself with shreddies, skimmed milk, bananas and jackets potatoes, tuna and so much more last week and lost two pounds) and still lose weight. Never be hungry again! It’s great!

I have started to live off shreddies and skimmed milk with bananas, apples and after a slow start it’s now dropping off I’m glad to say – so hopefully my post in a couple of weeks time with my photo will be a slightly trimmer image..!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2007 3:51 pm

    I lost two pounds this week too, just by giving up biscuits. Definitely worth it. Well done you. Looking forward to seeing you next week.

  2. January 18, 2007 4:02 am

    My boss’s wife is quite hideous. When I look at her I lose my appetite (along w/my sex drive). Do you have any mingers (I know that word!) that you can hire for this purpose? I’m not sure if WW assigns a point value to them.

  3. January 18, 2007 10:41 pm

    that made me laugh out loud πŸ˜†

    maybe you should market THAT idea πŸ™‚

  4. January 23, 2007 7:26 pm

    You have to e-mail me and tell me what shreddies are… I’m sure I’ll want to eat them.

    The thing I miss? BOXED BREAKFAST CEREAL!!!!

  5. January 24, 2007 10:24 pm

    I think you may know them as malted squares?? Little waffle like looking thingies?

    I will take a little piccie and post it on NutTree if you don’t think you have them there?

    Funny that you should miss them because when I did another slimming club you had to weigh cereal and I just could not be arsed πŸ™‚

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