Well everyone, I have completed 4 weeks of Diet Chef and I’m sorry that this post is a whole week late due to the eldest child starting back at school and us going back to a routine.. I have my results!
If you remember, I had wanted to lose 4lbs in my final week and was really going crazy with the exercise .. However, this didn’t go to plan and I lost 1lb and 1 inch from my thighs and I think approx 1 inch from my bust as well. Talk about happy! I couldn’t be more delighted at that weight/inch loss. Its amazing for me to be 1 lb off of a stone loss because although I have been working so hard to achieve, I was a bit skeptical at the start as I just felt that it was just”TOO EASY”. The proof though is in my results and I will keep on achieving.. I have now gained the understanding about portion control and cutting out alcohol during the week.
I have to say that Diet Chef really has made me sit up and face what was looking back at me in the mirror.. challenge the denial and take responsibility. I didn’t have to worry about going hungry, I could plan my week better and I even found time to relax more in the evening because I didn’t need to pre plan what I was taking to work and as I said in a previous post it made getting the dinners for the rest of the family, even easier.
My experience with Diet Chef has been a positive one and I would thoroughly recommend buying from them because you will lose weight if you follow the plan, and you’ll feel fantastic too. I never felt that I was on a diet because it wasn’t, it was healthy eating and portion control with amazingly yuummy meals. I challenge you to try it! My next challenge will be to lose another stone for Christmas as I have been motivated and I’d even say that I am on a high. When my daugter went back to school last week, some of the parents that I hadn’t seen this summer, had noticed my weight loss. That is a great feeling.
*Thank you to Diet Chef for allowing me to have a 1 month free trial. All opinions are based on my experience and I have not been paid to say anything other than how I felt and what I experienced.
A new term with old behaviours .. That’s what’s happening at my daughters school with people double parking, parking on roundabouts, on zig zag lines and performing U-turns in the exit and entrance to the schhol car park. It’s always the same people and despite our local paper, the Rutherglen Reformer, doing many differen’t stories on this issue, people are still ignoring safety issues and still driving in a selfish and dangerous way because they can’t be bothered driving the few seconds that it takes, to go round the easily accessible round about.
Last year, we had a few near misses with various children including my own daughter and when confronting the person who was involved in our altercation, I was told that “everyone does it” and when challenged that he nearly hit my daughter, he said “But I didn’t”.. this is the type of ignorance that we have to deal with, the laziness that people can’t just get up that little bit earlier, not be late or just walk a few extra yards by parking in a safe place which means that no childs life is put at risk. But they won’t. It’s the same people who will hit a child, injure them perhaps but say “I didn’t mean to”. I’m sorry , but I have no sympathy for those who are aware of the safety issues but chose to ignore them and then end up causing harm because they don’t want to take responsibility. Its publicised and there are new signs which have been made up for the new term which had to be funded by the money which should be going towards fun activities for the children in the year ahead.
Our head teacher has done so much in trying to get people to stop but her hands are tied and even she has been told off when confronting a driver. This is what we are up against! Instead of admitting that you are wrong, how about accept and change before its too late. Stop being confrontational when asked to stop, put your hands up and be adult about it. Swearing at people (in front of children), and making it about you rather than the safety of our children is not setting a good example for your kids or mine. I won’t stop naming and shaming until these drivers stop and no amount of threatening behaviour will deter me because I care about my child, her safety and that of her peers. I might start being known as a trouble maker or a horn blower to other parents but to be honest, I couldn’t give a rats ass.
Do you have issues at your school? How do you tackle them and have they worked?
We aren’t very good at DIY.. not at all and I admit this wholeheartedly. I WANT to be good at it I really do but I haven’t got the know how to match things, colors, fabrics. I see things and Pin them on Pinterest all the time and I have the best intentions but I either never get round to them due to work/kids but I have made an effort and set a goal. We are finally going to get everything in ship-shape for Christmas coming and lucky us, have the help of Dulux to make that happen.
I approached them last week to see if they worked with bloggers and to my delight, they answered my email and were willing to come on board to help out. They told me about an app- the visualiser, that has been designed where by you can point it at the wall(s) that you will be painting, let you choose a color and it adds it to the wall on your camera! How utterly awesome is that?! It’s just what I need, because in the past I have made some really awful choices and I could have been saved from painting hell, had I known about this miracle app- as I refer to it as. With the help of the staff, and to match with the wall paper, we have chosen Clouded Slate.
Also, as winter is coming, I want to be able to hide in my comfy house, with the kids feeling cosy and I thought I might as well choose some colors with the help of the fantastic Dulux staff,and create a home that is all of those things and more! So here is my first post in the series of DIY because there is going to be quite a lot done possibly all of the house minus our bedroom… I will show before, during and after pictures… wish us luck. I’m a rebel without a clue…
Here are a few pics of what we are changing…We had a disaster last time we “decorated”, in that we got someone to come in and do it for us but he said that the paint was watery and there are actual water marks on the walls. I think doing it ourselves will produce a much better job and I can’t believe I didn’t ask for our money back!