9 months on…

So, Martha is 9 months old…

Where did that go?

I always promised myself I wouldn’t rush back onto a diet…I wanted, needed, time to recover and enjoy being a Mummy for the third time. But after Christmas I realised that I had maybe been a little to friendly with the good old naughty treats…and all the weight I had managed to lose before having Martha had actually crept back on again.

So I made a pact with myself.

I ordered a subscription to Slimming World magazine – after all it was Slimming World who helped me lose all the weight before meaning my blood sugars were controlled enough so I could have Martha – and I promised myself that the day it landed on the doormat would mark the last week of my naughty ways…the very next Monday would be the start of my new Slimming World journey!

So, guess what has just landed on my doormat?

Hello Slimming World!

It seems we will be back together from next week :)

Pinching the pennies – the end of the week!

After the turkey pilaff disaster I was desperate for my penny pinching week to end on more of a high note…so I decided to make a change on my meal planner. Knowing how much my hubby doesn’t like duck, I decided that I would keep that in the freezer and instead of having it for tea on the Friday night, we’ d have the left over Cowboy Casserole with baked potatoes. At least it would be something that everyone would enjoy and eat!

My chicken paella plans for Saturday, however, went ahead!

The recipe I use has been adapted from a recipe I used to cook from a Weight Watchers cookery book. It uses chicken breast, bacon, onion, garlic, peas, red pepper, risotto rice and chicken stock plus paprika, turmeric, some herbs and seasoning!

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