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Moving back in with your parents as an adult. 

Moving back in with your parents as an adult can seem like a huge step backwards, you may feel like you’re losing your independence and you may experience ridicule or teasing from friends or other family members. Luckily the latter hasn’t happened for me but I think I would miss living in my own place. In reality, moving back home maybe the last thing you thought you’d do, but you’re doing it because you’re working towards a goal and have a family willing to offer you some support.  For us, it’s the right decision and will help us achieve our Read More…

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Weight loss and fitness – one month in

It’s been a nearly a month since I started my new weight loss / healthy eating journey. I started back at Weight Watchers in the first week of January and had my first weight in where I found out I’d put on half a stone over Christmas! Since then I’ve been following the Smart Points plan religiously, only going over my daily points allowance twice. Weight Watchers believe in 80:20, i.e. if you’re good 80% of the time you will still have a weight loss but it will take longer to get to your goal. So far I’ve lost 3lbs Read More…

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Goals for 2017

There are a few things I want to accomplish throughout the next year or two, some are things I used to do that I want to get back to and some are new things I want to try. Get back to my goal weight.  I reached my goal weight in September 2012, having started a healthy eating plan in the January. In early 2015 I began comfort eating and put nearly all the weight back on again! Six months ago I was a few pound short of my goal weight then a few stressful things happened in my life and Read More…

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Should you follow your dreams?

Recently I shared my wish/life list with some members of my family which was mostly met with laughter and comments of me needing to win the lottery, but it left me thinking – should you follow your dreams? I like this quote by Joe Vitale — ‘A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.’ Most of us are told at a young age to always follow our dreams but as we get older and things like bills and other responsibilities start to occur it seems to be more difficult to realise your dreams. Also dreams change. Read More…

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New Beginnings – Hello 2013

I had intended on writing this entry a lot sooner – it was drafted in January (2013) but I didn’t get around to finishing it. The purpose of this entry is to tell you my goals and plans for myself both offline and online – this is more of a reminder for me. Website Goals: Finish transferring my old Fan update posts to WordPress or at least go through my old Fan Update posts and add those that had an impact on my life or those that I particularly enjoyed writing about to WordPress. Add the following pages back: Articles, Read More…

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2012 so far

At the beginning of 2012, I made a list of goals I wanted to achieve this year (resolutions, if you like). Now that it’s past the half year mark I thought I’d have a look at whether I’ve stuck to those goals and how they’ve changed! Goal set: Cook and Bake more often I can cook, I can bake—often I’m just too lazy too (especially with the former). I’d like to change that and I have been (I’ve also been eating healthier). 🙂 Goal met? Half of this goal is working out – I bake more – a lot more. Read More…