Slimming World | Week Four | #SlimmingWorld

Okay so last week I lost a lovely 2 pounds!!! Yeeey I was so happy and definitely planned for another loss this week too but, how I failed this week…

So I bought more slimming world meals on the Saturday morning, ready for my week ahead I knew what I was having. But, Riley started to feel unwell in the afternoon. He was sick, then the diarrhoea started. After he was sick he felt better but he was sleeping a lot that afternoon so I still decided I was going to go out for a meal and cinema like I’d planned.

I went to go to Glass! Wouldn’t waste your time btw.

As soon as I got home I went to check in Riley, as I always do. Riley had had an accident in his sleep, the smell was terrible! After changing his bed and giving him a wash. I was awake most the night, humming and aaarrring weather or not to ring 111 and get some advice. I decided to sleep on it and ring them in the morning…

The Sunday morning he wasn’t much better. He wasn’t eating only drinking, the sickness and diarrhoea was still there and he looked so pale. I decided to ring 111 and get advice. They told me to get to the hospital A&E within the hour. Obviously I was emotionally eating! My sister bless her brought me food to keep me going but because I was tired I just wanted to say rubbish so I did.

Turned out Riley had a terrible bug. Didn’t send him to school Monday and Tuesday. So I carried on eating rubbish followed by more rubbish and more rubbish! Sugar drinks the lot. Anything to keep my energy up because I was just so tired!

Wednesday I didn’t feel that great I was light headed so more sugar drinks and chocolate was my only answer.

Then Thursday I was blessed with my star week. So as you can imagine I’ve had a rubbish week. Urgh.

Sooooooooo… this week the scales said… I had put 1.5lbs ON!

Which I was expecting.

This week I’m going to try my best to get that off and a little more! I’m going to plan ahead. Plan my meals. Plan my snacks. Plan everything I can! I’m going to really push myself.

Wish me luck!!

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Slimming World | First Weigh In This Year |#slimmingworld

This year I am definitely going to be sharing my Slimming World journey with you all, my meal plan each week and if the scales were good to me.

As I didn’t really eat slimming world friendly at all over Christmas and new year I have been dreading what the scales are going to say to me on a Friday.

But I’m going to be honest, I’m going to share pictures of my body etc because I think it will help motive myself and hopefully other people.

I want to be healthy for Riley, I want to feel good about myself. I don’t want people to look at me and think ‘she’s fat’ I don’t want my grandad telling me I’ve got three chins either – don’t worry he only jokes, I hope!

So every Friday I will be sharing a weekly slimming world blog post. I will let you know what the scales say and I will be totally honest!

Each Friday after group me and my friend also go to subway for lunch, its something we both look forward to each week! A footlong and a pack of cookies, its literally making my mouth water just thinking about the cookies right now.

So this week, I have lost 1.5lbs!

Quite happy with that tbh, since I went out for tea on Tuesday and had a Pizza Hut so yeah I am happy with that little loss! But I obviously know I would have lost more if I wouldn’t have had the Pizza Hut. Oh and the few little chocolates I’ve been pinching out my box on a night.

So next week I’m going to aim for… 3pounds!!!!! Do you think I’ll be able to do it?

Going to be doing my meal plan for next week tonight and plan some really speedy meals!

Having pizza for tea tonight for my little treat for the weekend!

Have a great Friday guys! x x x x

🎗Goodbye September. CCAM. #ablogaday

So September has passed us by,

The month is nearly done.

We thank you all for going gold,

Each and every one.

We weren’t here to scare you,

We don’t want to annoy.

We simply like to spread the word,

To help your girl or boy.

We sprinkled awareness everywhere,

Shared the stories of those we love.

We’ve Glowed and we’ve sparkled,

To show the hope that we dream of.

For the children who are in pain,

For our babies suffering.

For the parents clinging onto hope,

Why? they are wondering.

For the Angels up in heaven,

We must never stop believing

That one day everyone will know

And they’ll be no more grieving.

So now you know.

You’ve learnt a lot.

Children are suffering,

Much more than you thought.

But for us it won’t be over,

We’re aware every single day.

Please keep spreading glitter,

In each and every way.

For us, our courageous children,

Are far more precious than gold.

For us all we truly want,

Is for our children to grow old.

🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗

🎗 Thirty days is ending. CCAM #ablogaday day30

Thirty days is ending, the time has passed with ease. Yet more lives have been stolen by this vile beast.

More children it has taken, ripped from loving arms. Leaving pain and guilt behind in those that sought to keep them from harm.

They suffered with families, they suffered on their own. The innocents have suffered too much in a cold room far from home.

Questions go unanswered… “why is there no cure?” Grief is gently hidden, shut behind a door.

It’s said they are our future yet there are no plans it seems. No way to protect our children so they can see all yet to see.

Money spent so needlessly, but no one is set to pay. Who will stand and shout for the young ones as their lives slip away.

Too many rooms unopened, where parents cannot thread. Too many empty chairs, too many children dead.

How many even know the routines? Tears and dread. How many are aware of being gathered around a bed.

A month is passing by. We have shared what we know. It will be on our lips everyday not just when the time of year says so.

When will we start acting? We say they’re our whole life. When will all become aware? Stand together and say “this isn’t right!”

Look upon your babies. Listen to them breathe. Imagine standing all in black as a family that grieves.

It’s easy to ignore because it’s not happening too you. But now, you can not say you didn’t know…

Today is the last day of September which means it is the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month too. Well it’s the end for you. But it will never be the end for me and many more oncology parents out there. We raise awareness everyday!

Next time you see a post on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and even on here please take 2 minutes to read. Please make sure you know the sign and the symptoms of Childhood Cancer.

Make sure you kiss your child goodnight.

Riley, I love you. You are so strong, so brave and a fighter. You make me so proud everyday🎗

Hope, dream, believe.

🎗 Do you know what Neuroblastoma is? CCAM. #ablogaday day30

Neuroblastoma is a ‘rare‘ type of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children.

Honestly, I wouldn’t personally say Neuroblastoma is rare. I see so many Children’s Facebook & Twitter pages that are fighting Neuroblastoma. To me like 3-4 children is rare… not 50!

Neuroblastoma most commonly occurs in one of the adrenal glands situated above the kidneys, or in the nerve tissue that runs alongside the spinal cord in the neck, chest, tummy or pelvis.

It can spread to other organs such as the bone marrow, bone, lymph nodes, liver and skin.

The symptoms of neuroblastoma vary depending on where the cancer is and whether it has spread.

The early symptoms can be vague and hard to spot, and can easily be mistaken for those of more common childhood conditions.

Trust your instincts, see a medical professional if you have ANY concerns about your child’s health.

Neuroblastoma is relentless, it’s horrific. Childhood cancer can take your child in the blink of an eye.

Riley is my gorgeous beautiful strong brave son. His smile is amazing. He is just perfect! Riley was diagnosed when he was just 21 months old with Stage4 High risk Neuroblastoma. Survival rate 40%. 28|11|2014 🎗

Riley had 9 rounds Of chemotherapy. Lost his gorgeous blonde hair. 5 hour operation, stem cell transplant. Radiotherapy, immunotherapy and antibody treatment. All these treatments was a success!!!

After 21 months of treatment Riley was placed into remission!

You can follow Riley’s journey on Facebook!

Riley’s Journey

Hope it is a simple word

Used every single day

But when your life is full of doubt

It can be difficult to say

We hope that Riley doesn’t feel too sick

We hope he’s doing just fine

We hope he’s not in too much pain

We hope he continues to shine

Love it is a simple word

Used every single day

And when your life is filled with love

It can help make the pain go away

We love Riley’s spirit

His charm and his laughter

We love his smile that can light up a room

We love that so many people have supported him

In times filled with fear and gloom

Joy it is a simple word

Used every single day

And when you have joy within your heart

It’s easy to get through a tough day

We are filled with joy when the news is good

We are joyous and thankful and glad

And Riley’s smile is a joyful reminder

That you can be happy when times might feel sad.