To detox, or not to detox…?

Hey there,

So you’re not gonna believe this but I am one child down this week – Older Miss has gone away with school and it feels very weird. I know it’s all part of growing up but we all had a snuggle in bed at the weekend – well, Mr E, Little Miss and I snuggled – Bubs just climbed over us whilst throwing his head back as if determined to headbutt us all at least once. Anyway, I felt sad that she was missing the snuggle however dangerous Bubs had made it…

Shake it up, baby!

I have clearly chosen the wrong week to do a detox – yeah, I know – me! Doing a detox! But in a week when I’m missing my girl and just want to binge on chocolate, it clearly wasn’t one of my better ideas. On the upside, I have been chocolate-free for about a week now – yay me! The downside is I’ll probably go nuts when I’m free of this cleanse and undo all my hard work (insert eye-roll). And I know you said I look great the last time you saw me  (thanks) but seeing as my wonderful children like to refer to my gut as if it’s a person in its own right, I’ll have to say you were just being kind – children don’t lie (unless they’ve eaten that sweet that you told them not to and then they get caught…)!!

Another good thing about this detox is I’m drinking loads of water but (where there’s a pro there’s always a con) I have to wee about 500 times a day! And Bubs is getting quicker moving across the floor so I am literally racing him to get to the bathroom, handle my business and get out before he arrives at the door to greet me. I don’t know what he finds so fascinating about the bathroom anyway – I know for sure that will change when he’s older and has to muck in with cleaning the toilet…

So what with running (actually running) back and forth to the bathroom and not eating very much you’d think I’d have a flat stomach by now, right? Wrong. It’s still there – taunting me – telling me that years of chocolate and cake abuse will not be shifted in a week. But it will be worth it – right? Tell me it will be worth it and I will believe you! I’ve got two more days of this cleanse left and there’s still cake at my Mum’s so if I don’t get some words of encouragement I’m likely to jump on a bus and go get it right now!

The fate of my uncontrollable gut is in your hands…

Speak soon x



Sugar? Yes, please!


How are you?

You’re not going to believe this – well, actually, you are – my love affair with sugar is back – help me before I gorge myself on more biscuits!

How many times have we said we’re cutting out sugar for good, only to be sucked back in? I thought it would be easier to eat better, healthier whilst being at home – no vending machine calling to me at 3pm. No never ending birthday celebrations with cakes that I just can’t say ‘no’ to. No cafeteria just downstairs selling muffins, cookies, brownies… Excuse me whilst I wipe the drool from my chin… what was I saying? Oh yeah – so it should be easier to resist temptation whilst I’m off work  – just don’t buy the junk, right? Ha! If only it were that simple. Sometimes, I just can’t help myself and sometimes Mr E is to blame. He says he’s going to join me eating healthily and I think great – we’re in this together. Then he comes home with a tub of ice cream, a packet of custard creams and a flake (only the flake is meant for me, by the way) and I’m done. “What happened to eating better?” I say. “I’ll start tomorrow” he says but tomorrow doesn’t seem to have arrived yet…

I think back to this time last year when I was pregnant and couldn’t even sniff chocolate or a cake without feeling ill, let alone actually eat them. I was eating fruit like my survival depended on it but the weird thing was I didn’t miss the sugary stuff. It was a whole new me! And drinking water – loads of it – I couldn’t drink anything else! I remember O.M said with real panic on her face one day “What if the baby doesn’t like cake?” That’s how serious the situation was – even my own children were looking at me and asking “Who are you and what have you done with my Mother?”

We needn’t have worried – sugar is back in my life and it’s as though we’ve never been apart. Cakes, chocolate, ice cream, hot chocolate – I don’t discriminate – all sugary treats are welcome – well, maybe not all. I take an exception to mint/choc or orange/choc combo’s as they’re just wrong.

I clicked on a link the other day titled ‘how to lose belly fat quickly’ – the first tip was ‘eat less’. Needless to say, I stopped reading.

Take care.

P.S: Two biscuits were devoured in the writing of this post… I am beyond help.