Hello! Welcome! And thank you for coming to visit my blog. This is my first blog post, sometimes it can be a bit tricky starting these things off but i thought id just let you know a little bit about me and why I am writing my ramblings on here.
First of all the title of my blog says it all, I’m a student, mum of three children and I’m on a mission to lose almost 5 stone. My three children are currently 5, 8, and 13 and I started university in 2014 after working with small children until id had enough :). I also live with my other half, who on here will be known as ‘A’. We’ve been together for 15 years.
Starting university at 30 was blinking scary, Id never even written an essay and everyone was going to be 18 (i was convinced), id be the oldest there. To be honest i didn’t think Id even be accepted but I was and since I’ve started I’ve loved it and made some great friends!
I can’t say i particularly enjoyed the staying up until 3am to get work done for a deadline then doing the school run the next day, or the rushing round trying to get all the kids to childcare before 9am lectures but i have enjoyed my course. Ive also enjoyed the confidence its given me and a whole new outlook on my life and where I am heading. Most of which I’m sure I will write about here.
weight loss journey
University also made me realise I was unhealthy. I knew I was over weight but I never quite knew how serious it was, either that or i chose to ignore it. The story gets a bit strange when I explain I’m a nutrition student who goes to slimming world, but spending a lot of time as an adult on a ‘diet’ I came to realise that even though I knew what to eat to be healthy I just wasn’t taking my own advice. I knew what to eat but I needed support, I wasn’t going to get it from ‘A’ as he is slim and can eat what he likes, so i joined slimming world in January 2016 and I’ve never looked back.
Ive got almost 5 stone to lose and at the point of writing this post (4 months in to my journey) I’ve lost 1 stone 9.5lbs. Im not one for losing big amounts each week but i am averaging out at about 1-2lbs per week which is healthy.
So grab a cuppa, follow my blog and join me, ‘A’, the 13 year old, the 8 year old and the 5 year old on our journey through university, home life, weight loss and more. Its going to be a funny but rocky ride!