Fat girl gets thin – well maybe….

Ok so right off the bat let me start by saying actually I couldn’t give a toss about being ‘thin’. It’s just that fat girl gets slightly less fat doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

Anyhoo. Pud has been at school for a whole week now so I am starting to slowly find my groove again after 7 weeks of summer holiday chaos.

A very brief back story about why I need to be ‘less fat’.
2 years ago I was on a bit of a health kick. I was going to Zumba classes and had myself a cross trainer which I used maybe twice a week on a good week. I was eating more healthy and started attending Slimming world classes. I was doing really well too! I lost close to 2 stone and dropped 2 dress sizes to reach a size 16 for the first time in 6 years!
I celebrated this momentous day by treating myself to a beautiful coat I had been longing for in that coveted size 16.

It was a little snug at first but a couple more weeks and it fitted me perfectly.
I loved my coat and I always got compliments on it whenever I wore it.

Fast forward 6 weeks and I am the proud and happy owner of a positive pregnancy test!
Well since then I’ve not been able to do my beautiful new coat up! It’s been sat in my wardrobe for almost 2 years!
Now it is time though! I’m saying bye bye pizza and cola. Hello again beautiful coat!

The Method

Since Pip is a difficult little madam and still refuses a bottle, I am still nursing her a couple of times a day so my plan to do a Clean 9 to give my weight loss a kick start has been put on the back burner for now. InΒ  the meantime though I am swapping out my sugary snacks for fruit and doing a LOT more walking!

Having lots of free time in the day means I am getting out and about with Pip to baby groups and activities.

Today was a 2 mile walk to baby ballet class, although I hurt my back on the way so I cheated and got a ride home! Still it’s 2 miles more than I would have done otherwise and it’s all about doing a little bit more each day! One step at a time and all that! πŸ™‚

I’m going to be doing regular updates on here for anyone interested in my journey and I’m always up for a little healthy (literally) competition if you want to join me! Leav eme a note in the comments and we can get healthy together! πŸ™‚

Living like a 50’s housewife? Oh go on then!

I don’t know about you but Thursday on my social media feeds tend to contain more than a handful of throwback thursday posts. So I figure if you can’t beat them join them!

I’m going to dedicate a post on Thursdays to looking back at weird and/ or wonderful housewife related things from the past.

Today we will start with a 1950’s housewife’s routine.
If you google the housework routine of a 1950’s housewife you will be met with a very long list that makes me wilt looking at it let alone actually doing it! Thankfully the huge exhausting looking list was more of a guide to aspire to than a factual way of life document!

Still though there is something about the 50’s way of doing things that sees the era making a bit of a style comeback. With that in mind I’m going to have a week of trying to live like a 1950’s housewife to see if it can improve the way I do things.

When it comes to the housework I tend to be a bit of a slob. I will leave it all until half an hour before Hubs comes home then rush around like a mad thing and collapse on the sofa minutes before he comes in.
It’s a method I’ve come to rely on in order of having any kids of chance of the house looking nice for when he comes in from work.
Cleaning in the mornings is made redundant by the time he comes home as the kids can destroy a room to ruins in less than 10 minutes when they are in the mood!

Living like a 50's housewife
Can I hack living like a 50’s housewife?

So starting today I am up with the birds and will wipe down the bathroom while I wash and dress.

6:45am is breakfast time and I will load the used bowls/ plates straight into the dishwasher (I said TRYING to live like a 50’s housewife not doing it religiously! πŸ˜‰ ) instead of hanging around on the worktop until I have nothing left to et from like normal.

7:15am Hubs goes out to work and the kids will be washed and dressed and I’ll make the beds and start a load of laundry.

8:15am the washing will be done and I can hang it out or on the airer inside if the weather is bad.

8:40 and we leave for school drop off, straight from school it’s time to go to the shops and pick up anything needed for lunches and dinners.

9:30 Start tidying upstairs. The bathroom has been wiped round and the beds are made but theer is dusting to do and maybe a bit of clutter can be cleared as well as some laundry to be put away from yesterday.

11am Run the hoover around upstairs and then it’s feed and naptime for smallest child.

11:45 School pick up (the boy child is on adjustment days between pre school and school so is only on till lunchtime for now)

12:30pm Lunchtime. Probably sandwiches but I’ll sit and eat with the kids instead of flitting around tidying here and there and actually eat something myself instead of just snacking on crap later!

1pm Tidy the kitchen including a quick wipe down of the fridge shelves and oven, start the dishwasher and mop the floor.

2pm Tidy the living room, dust and take out any obvious clutter then hoover downstairs and I’m done.

By now the kids will be feeling utterly neglected so I’ll sit and spend a bit of quality time with them before Hubs comes home around 4:30 when I’ll start dinner and reload the dishwasher and sort the dry laundry to put away.

I imagine I’ll fall into bed soon after the kids after the amount of housework I’ll be doing and teh aim is to keep this up all week!

I’ll keep you posted!

B xx