3rd January 2011

January 3rd, 2011

Well so far my weight loss/fitness regime has not gone according to plan…my husband as been poorly so was unable to look after the children so I had to cancel my PT session. I was also up half the night last night with a tummy bug so perhaps it was good that I had to cancel?

Today I have ate well and have avoided all the sweets and chocolates in our house! Our kitchen looks like Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory!!!!

I took the kids out for a lovely walk today (well they were on their new Zip Scooters) and we stopped at a cafe for a snack. They had muffins and hot chocolate and I had tomato and onion soup.

I did have a little bit of wine yesterday as we had my parents over for the last festivities of the Xmas season – but I was a good girl with the buffet. I had lots of cucumber, tomatoes and pitta bread with hummus.

Kids aren’t back to school until Friday but I’m going to try and get a gym session in very soon. My poor personal trainer must think Ive dumped him!

Off to bed now – with a nice cup-of green tea!

PS..Husband is eating Quality Street and its just not fair! 🙁

New Year, New Blog

January 1st, 2011

Happy New Year everyone, here’s to a very happy, healthy and successful one for us all.

I have decided to write a blog detailing my aim to loose weight and get fit whilst looking after my two adoptive children. I ran the London marathon last year but since then I have put on a little weight and have not been to the gym as much as I should have. I do struggle with binge eating and love a glass of wine (or two) at the end of a busy/stressful day!!

Last night we stayed in but I did have quite a few white wines and feel lousy today! We have my 92 year old Grandma staying for New Year, so Im trying very hard not to show that I have a hangover in front of her!!

I have been inspired by starting my weight loss regime by Stuart Amory @InKilterFitness on Twitter. As per his instructions I have weighed and measured myself this morning- here are the results:

I am 41 and I am 5 foot 8 inches.

Weight is now 11 stone 10 pounds and my aim is to be 9 stone 13????

Bust – 102 cms, tummy 91 cms and bum is 104 cms.

I wont have much time to go to the gym today as we are off out later but I’m going to try so hard for tomorrow when we also have my parents over for another family get together with a dreaded finger buffet!!!!!

I do have a Personal Trainer at my David Lloyd Gym and Ive booked a PT session for Monday morning at 11.30am!!!!

Thanks for reading…Carolyn

PS..Whilst I am writing this, Timmy is passing the chocolate biscuits around but Ive said NO – Yeah!!!!!

Us on TV…

November 2nd, 2010


As part of National Adoption Week, we were asked by BAAF (British Association of Adoption and Fostering) to be filmed for TV. Our programme was shown on ITV Central news last night. Enjoy!!!! 

Busy Mum

October 27th, 2010

Good morning to you all. I am taking five minutes out to write this blog.

I’m seriously thinking of changing my name to ‘Taxi Driver’. My children seem to want to do every activity out there – tennis, swimming, Brownies, Cubs, choir, table tennis and basket ball. Last night they were both at separate clubs but had to be there at the same time!!! I need to learn how to break myself in half I think!!!!

Its National Adoption Week next week so will keep this blog updated with all news about this.

Have a great day. Carolyn x


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