April 19, 2014

Something to lose: Week 6

bathroom scales, losing weight

    Things are progressing as usual on this venture to shift the fat and the journey of discovery continues. I’m still doing the daily step routine on the bathroom scales – sometimes several times a day – as if half a stone will magically disappear between 7am and 11am. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if […]

Something to lose: Week 5

bathroom scales, losing weight

    I went into the last week with a marked determination to stick to the plan, and I did. Despite my efforts, this week provided me with the lesson that there is no such thing as ‘surely’. I ate within my limits although tracking fell to the wayside a little. However, as I was […]

Skincare for stormy weather

Woman with umbrella wearing rubber boots

    The skin is the largest organ in the body, working constantly to protect the body from the negative effects of the outside world. Though there are a variety of external substances and conditions that assault the skin on a daily basis, the most consistent and constant is the weather.   Effects of weather […]

Something to lose: Week 4

bathroom scales, losing weight

    I don’t know about you but every now and then I get a day where I feel particularly bad about myself. Too fat, too ugly, too unhealthy, too useless. That’s all that goes through my head. My self-esteem plummets even further from its usual sunken precipice into a chasm of self-loathing and despair. […]

Something to lose: Week 3

bathroom scales, losing weight

    After last week’s disappointing stall it soon become apparent why it had happened – for me at least. I noticed the last time I followed Weight Watchers that my weight loss would stagnate during one week each month. Once that week had passed the weight loss continued. It seems to be the case […]

Totally Pregnant: The only all-round pregnancy app you’ll need

totally pregnant 1

    There is no doubt about it, pregnancy is a special time indeed regardless of whether it’s your first or your tenth baby. One thing is for certain, no matter how many times you go through it, you’re bound to have questions or need support and reassurance at some point. Totally Pregnant is a […]

A guide to eyewear for the whole family

eye test

    There are very few things in life more important than vision, and when we start to think about our family’s vision the importance is exaggerated further still.  It’s natural for us to want to take care of our family as best we can, and when it’s as something as paramount to quality of […]

Life After Birth – What To Expect After Having A Baby

mother kissing smiling newborn baby

    After carrying a child for 40 weeks and then giving birth, whether naturally or via c-section, your body will go through an incredible strain. It has basically acting as a lending tool for the past 40 weeks and whilst it can be a relief to have finally given birth, the relief is not […]

Something to lose: Week 2

bathroom scales, losing weight

  This morning brought about our third weigh-in since beginning our Weight Watchers journey. I was feeling quite optimistic about it. Mike and I had kept within our points limits, in fact coming in below it for many of the days in the week gone by. I had also introduced more activity to my journey […]

Something to lose: The beginning

bathroom scales, losing weight

    It is no secret that I have been unhappy with my weight for a while now. After the first three children, my size 10 figure snapped back. After the fourth, a little extra weight remained. After the fifth, gravity took over. Everything on my body plummeted, except for my weight. After each pregnancy […]

The Future of Skincare: Emerging Trends in Beauty


    The market for skin care products is huge. Women and men alike are willing to invest in products and procedures that nourish the skin and produce a youthful appearance. In the not too distant future, the consumer can look forward to several advances in skin care: • Wrinkles will be wiped off with […]

BMX Safety Tips That Parents Should Know

warning road sign with a bmx bike

    The popularity of BMX biking has risen sharply in recent years, mimicking the widespread interest in skateboarding, and is often a sporting pastime of choice for children and teenagers. However, as with any kind of physical activity, there are risks attached. This doesn’t mean that you should discourage your children from getting involved […]

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