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It’s the first weigh in of February this week! February is a hard month for me as I have so much going on it tends to be harder to diet when I’m busy.

I have my mums birthday and planned meals out, rileys party and birthday all in the same week so that makes my diet even harder!

Sooooooo… I have tried my best this week to get that bigger weight loss!

I’ve been having my healthy A choices and B choice.

I’ve really enjoyed having my B choice as a weightwatchers wrap with chicken and salad for dinner. It’s different from a boring sandwich!

I’ve also up’t my exercise aswell this week! I’ve been taking Coco round our block – round the housing easte – twice each time I have taken her for a walk. It’s really helped and given me such a bought I think.

I’ve been having a few slimming world meals too. I did go out for a meal with Riley and my sister on Monday at Frankies and Bennies but I got a lovely chicken salad with no dressing so the syns value didn’t work out that high at all.

I also didn’t have a takeaway last Friday either so saved a lot of my syns not having that which worked out better.

So last week I gained 1.5lbs.

But!!!

This week,

I LOST 4.5lbs!!!!!

Oh my god!

I am so pleased with myself.

So proud too!

Bloody damn well deserve it after all my effort this week.

I can’t wait to see what I do next week. Definitely going to plan ahead and keep on track with my exercise!

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Okay so last week I lost a lovely 2 pounds!!! Yeeey I was so happy and definitely planned for another loss this week too but, how I failed this week…

So I bought more slimming world meals on the Saturday morning, ready for my week ahead I knew what I was having. But, Riley started to feel unwell in the afternoon. He was sick, then the diarrhoea started. After he was sick he felt better but he was sleeping a lot that afternoon so I still decided I was going to go out for a meal and cinema like I’d planned.

I went to go to Glass! Wouldn’t waste your time btw.

As soon as I got home I went to check in Riley, as I always do. Riley had had an accident in his sleep, the smell was terrible! After changing his bed and giving him a wash. I was awake most the night, humming and aaarrring weather or not to ring 111 and get some advice. I decided to sleep on it and ring them in the morning…

The Sunday morning he wasn’t much better. He wasn’t eating only drinking, the sickness and diarrhoea was still there and he looked so pale. I decided to ring 111 and get advice. They told me to get to the hospital A&E within the hour. Obviously I was emotionally eating! My sister bless her brought me food to keep me going but because I was tired I just wanted to say rubbish so I did.

Turned out Riley had a terrible bug. Didn’t send him to school Monday and Tuesday. So I carried on eating rubbish followed by more rubbish and more rubbish! Sugar drinks the lot. Anything to keep my energy up because I was just so tired!

Wednesday I didn’t feel that great I was light headed so more sugar drinks and chocolate was my only answer.

Then Thursday I was blessed with my star week. So as you can imagine I’ve had a rubbish week. Urgh.

Sooooooooo… this week the scales said… I had put 1.5lbs ON!

Which I was expecting.

This week I’m going to try my best to get that off and a little more! I’m going to plan ahead. Plan my meals. Plan my snacks. Plan everything I can! I’m going to really push myself.

Wish me luck!!

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PARKING!!!! Right there is nothing more in the world that annoys me more then the people that park in the disabled spaces that don’t have a disabled badge or just don’t have a disabled badge displayed! Bearing in mind that the school only has TWO disabled spaces – ridiculous I know! I have had plenty of many many many arguments with parents/carers at the school that have parked in the disabled spaces and don’t have a badge! Seriously it boils my blood and makes me so angry! I literally shake they make me so mad! The thing is though when I argue with them or ask them where they’re disabled badge is or why they haven’t displayed their disabled badge they move. WHY PARK THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? How did you even pass your test? Why you so lazy? Can you not park properly? This women used to always park in the disabled space, one day I waited for her and simply said, think you got to display your disabled badge love, she’s never parked there since and tbh she’s always early to school now. Just goes to show doesn’t it?


Time Consuming, I don’t care what anyone says school runs take up a lot of time. Open the drive gates, get in the car and warm it up – Riley hates a cold car. Try to park, walk into school and through the play ground, stand in the queue to drop off, give cuddle and kiss to riley, walk back through the playground, to the car and drive home! total time 20 minutes!!!


The parents, I have now been doing school runs for 3 years, not long as you think but I have learnt that the parents are worse than the kids! I’ve seen full on arguments and near enough fights in the playground. Everybody near enough has their own little clicky groups, arranging sleepovers or parties that you know your child clearly isn’t invited too. On a Friday morning I take riley a little later then normal because I honestly can not stand making small talk with one parent in particular, nasty I know! I have my two/three friends I do the school runs with and I’m happy keeping it like that!


The weather, I cant stand standing in the cold and i cant stand standing in the rain! So my cold is pretty much my best friend. I will not get out the car until its nearly time for the kids coming out of school. I will have the heating on full blast too in the car if its cold! The rain must know when its time for school its time to rain.


Kids swearing, the older kids language is just disgusting, why they feel the need to swear to much is beyond me!

Parents walking two miles behind their kids, why some parents let their kids run 5 miles in front of them has always been questionable to me? Just why? what if a car came round the corner and full on hit your kids? If your 3 miles behind your kids, how you going to stop them crossing the road? How do you know if they will even wait?

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So last week I lost a rubbish half a pound. I mean was there any point me trying last week because I really did try!

So this week I bought Slimming World meals from Iceland and I planned to have them. But, I ended up treating myself to a takeaway on Friday night and Saturday night and also Wednesday night! I mean really Sophie really? What was I even thinking? Totally failed this week. But I told you I was going to be honest with you and I am been.

But the meals that haven’t been a takeaway have been surprisingly good.

So this week the scales said….. id LOST 2lbs!

I cant believe it, honestly, I just cant. I wasn’t well this morning though so maybe it was because of that?

Im going out this weekend for a meal and to the cinema to watch Glass. So im going to be good on Friday and have a few chocolates and then my treat day is Saturday and that’s it back on plan on Sunday! I don’t want to be this size forever.

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I passed my test first time in 2017. I have had my pink licence for over a year now and it’s one of my biggest achievements!!!

But I haven’t stopped learning since I passed my driving test.. I’m learning everyday tbh.

So what lessons have I learnt after passing my driving test?

You’ll forget the Highway Code 5 minutes after passing your test. Don’t even get me started on street signs, I have no idea!

Your scariest drive will be the first one you do by yourself. The first time I drove by myself I went to crown point in Leeds and had the music on singing my heart out until I remember that I had to listen for sirens and constraint on the road… ops!

You will stall the car more times then you did during the first few months of lessons! Definitely doesn’t get any less embarrassing. I once stalls my first car – Renault capture on a park hill! The car just kept rolling backwards was so scary.

It’s all fun and games until you become everybody’s personal taxi driver! Honestly you will! Family and friends will be asking you to take them all over. All of a sudden they’ve lost the use of their legs!

You will become lazy! I live a 5 minute walk away from Asda and I always go in the car! Always!

You will swear so much more behind the wheel!! Not our fault nobody else can drive properly!

You will loose all ability to parallel park. Your best of avoiding any situation where you may have to try.

Tbh there is no better feeling then getting in your car with your music on loud singing your heart out! Always create a playlist!!! And always make sure you have your phone cable go charge your phone.

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This year I am definitely going to be sharing my Slimming World journey with you all, my meal plan each week and if the scales were good to me.

As I didn’t really eat slimming world friendly at all over Christmas and new year I have been dreading what the scales are going to say to me on a Friday.

But I’m going to be honest, I’m going to share pictures of my body etc because I think it will help motive myself and hopefully other people.

I want to be healthy for Riley, I want to feel good about myself. I don’t want people to look at me and think ‘she’s fat’ I don’t want my grandad telling me I’ve got three chins either – don’t worry he only jokes, I hope!

So every Friday I will be sharing a weekly slimming world blog post. I will let you know what the scales say and I will be totally honest!

Each Friday after group me and my friend also go to subway for lunch, its something we both look forward to each week! A footlong and a pack of cookies, its literally making my mouth water just thinking about the cookies right now.

So this week, I have lost 1.5lbs!

Quite happy with that tbh, since I went out for tea on Tuesday and had a Pizza Hut so yeah I am happy with that little loss! But I obviously know I would have lost more if I wouldn’t have had the Pizza Hut. Oh and the few little chocolates I’ve been pinching out my box on a night.

So next week I’m going to aim for… 3pounds!!!!! Do you think I’ll be able to do it?

Going to be doing my meal plan for next week tonight and plan some really speedy meals!

Having pizza for tea tonight for my little treat for the weekend!

Have a great Friday guys! x x x x

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Riley went back to school yesterday!

I actually set my alarm early to get up and ready before waking Riley up so I was verrrrry organised this morning which is one of my new year resolutions!

I woke him up and told him it was time to go back to school and he burst into tears, saying he didn’t want to leave me. Actually made me abit upset tbh. He gets so used to been at home with me and coco when school breaks up for holidays.

Once we got to school and he saw his friends he was obviously fine.

He managed to have a good day and even did PE outside for a while.

As he was so good his Auntie Alice treated us to Pizza Hut for tea which is his favourite! Who’s favourite tea isn’t pizza!

With me doing slimming world I got a flat bread pizza with lots of salad and it was lovely! Counting my syns for the next two days with that. So I will see what the scales say to me on Friday…. wish me luck!

So its back to the school runs, back to making small talk with the mummies. Haha.

x x x x

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Happy new year guys!

So the first goal I have set myself this year and I think it’s important to keep this as a goal and keep me motivated, always finds the positives. Always remember to be happy, kind and grateful.

Number two I’m going to try and get organised! I’m going to get a calendar and write when certain things are happenings and not just birthdays! Going to set my alarm to get up earlier then Riley so I can get ready before he has too. Then I can actually have a cup of coffee on a morning instead of nothing. Being organised is being in control.

Number three, manage money! I need to start been sensible with my money, I seem to send it on stupid things that we don’t even need and then I’m left skint. since I’m currently a smoker, I’m going to try my hardest to stop because I worked out I’m spending £74 a month on cigarettes! I could save that and put it towards something else or put it away into a savings account. Obviously I’m hoping to also get our own house this year so the more money I can save the better. Also before I go out anywhere shopping I’m actually going to take a list, if I have a list I know what I need and what I don’t need. I’m also going to plan where to go where I can save a little bit of money even if it’s a pound or 50p saving penny’s turns into pounds. Also if I’m doing a food shop I’m going to order it online to then collect at the drive through then I won’t be going to the store and buying stuff that we don’t actually need..

Next, be more adventurous! I’m going to make slot of effort this year to push myself to go out more and have more fun! Going to try and say yes to a lot of things! Yes yes yes!

Number five, make time for people, I’m going to give people a lot of effort time and love this year, especially those that give me that too. Even just sending a little text. I think if we can make people feel good about themselves we will feel good about ourself!

Nearly there, number six! Eating healthy and exercise. Obviously with me doing slimming world I should be eating healthy anyways but over the past couple of weeks I’ve been eating and eating and eating… I’m going to plan ahead and do a meal plan for both me and Riley so I know what I’m having day by day. For exercise, I’m going to aim to take Coco out 3 to 4 times a day each time around the estate we live in which takes 20 minutes. Healthy body, healthy mind!

Number seven, stop smoking!!! I am definitely going to try and stop smoking, the amount of money I could save would help us so much. I don’t want to be out of breathe when I just walk up the stairs. I don’t want to be smelling of smoke. I don’t want to be chocking laughing my guts up either when I have a proper smokers cough! Plus it’s not good for me, or my lungs! I want to add years to my life.

Number eight, family time, make more memories and take lots of pictures! Days out, movies nights, taking random silly selfies I’m going to do it all this year! If Riley wants to go to the park we will go to the park, Riley wants a sleep over with me, we will have a sleep over. These are the moments and memories that mean the most to me, been around family and the people I love the most.

Next, mind, less over thinking and keep my mind busy and focused. Last year I was such an over thinker, it actually made me quite paranoid and I made myself anxious. Definitely less over thinking and staying more focused!!

Finally… number 10, spend less time scrolling, I’m going to start to watch and follow more positive people and inspirational people. Stop scrolling on a morning, get up out of bed and get something done.

So they are my 10 goals/resolutions for 2019. I am really hoping I stick to them this year. Wish me luck.

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Just Soph and Riley by Justsophandriley - 1M ago

2018

I have learnt so much.

I’ve learnt the true meaning of friendship and I think I’m filling trying to learn how to let things go.

We didn’t give the Neuroblastoma the attention it wanted. We have dealt with the side effects, but we don’t let it stop us anymore. We have laughed and loved more. I think we are finally starting to move on.

I have lost a friend but I made the most wonderful friend who has 3 beautiful children who me and Riley have made some great memories with.

Riley started Year one in and we got our first dog, Coco!

We celebrated 2 full years in remission!! & 2 beautiful clear boring scans. No sign of cancer!

Can you sum up your 2018 in just 100 words? Make sure you tag me so I can read your blog!

#anyonecanblog #100words #2018 #yourturn #hello2019

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