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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

MUMenTUM - Week 3

I have been struggling to write my MUMenTUM post this week for a couple of reasons, firstly, due to tiredness, my brain has been feeling rather foggy and thinking about anything much more than the day to day routine is a struggle. The easy answer to this is to get to bed earlier but that's easier said than done at the moment with a million things going around in my head from remembering to pay for the school dinners to the providers of our accommodation at Glastonbury this weekend dropping out at the last minute. It has been taken over by another company but as I was apprehensive about going in the first place I am even more so now, mainly because there is now no 'Pamper' tent - I am by no means vain but if I am unable to wash, blow dry & straighten my hair in the morning I will be miserable for the rest of the day!

Secondly, I haven't lost any weight this week, probably due to the fact that I drank far too many Pimms & lemonades at Ascot on Thursday, followed by fish and chips.....twice. I did throw most of my chips away when I had them at Ascot so I was proud of myself for not eating them for the sake of it, and on the way home when we stopped off at the services I bought a small bag of dried fruit and nuts and a banana, instead of a bar of chocolate and crisps, so I am trying. The second time I had them was Friday night from the local chippy.


This dieting lark is a bit of a vicious cycle though, when I'm too tired to cook a healthy meal from scratch I tend to grab something quick and easy to eat (or not eat at all) and a coffee to drink which leads to feeling even more tired and sluggish and even less likely to cook a healthy meal. Last week I started off really well, eating stir fries mostly for my evening meal and I felt great. I just need to snap back into that mode and drink more water and get back on track.

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I was going  to say that I've done no exercise this week either, but after reading Kerry's MUMenTUM post I realise that I've done more than I thought - I've lost count of the amount of 'laundry squats' I must have done during the week which should more than make up for the digestive biscuits and Thorntons toffee I ate last night.

After reading Wendy's MUMenTUM post I felt better about not losing weight this week as it's all about how you feel too and for most of the week I have actually been feeling much 'thinner' and my jeans are looser and I can now actually get into my size 14's but the muffin top is not particularly attractive so I will go back to those in a few weeks.

It will be difficult this weekend, if my husband still manages to drag me to Glastonbury on Thursday, as I know far too much alcohol will be consumed and I'm pretty sure that I won't be eating salads and baked potatoes unfortunately but I will try to do my best and as the camping site where we are (hopefully) staying is quite a walk (uphill) from the main stages I will be doing lots of exercise.

Why not look at the rest of the posts from the other lovely MUMenTUM ladies below and see how they've all been getting on this week too.


  1. Mummyandthebeastie21 June 2011 at 18:40

    Try not to worry too much, you sound like you are doing a great job and are 'mostly' being good. Which is more than I can admit to! The thought of there not being a 'pamper' tent makes me shudder. I am utterly miserable camping, end of! Does sound like a lot of fun though :-) xx

  2. I love pimms and Kerry's post made me smile. I think we are all exercising much more than we think. I can understand being apprehensive about Glastonbury...I would be miserable too without having a shower and doing my hair! Good luck this week, sounds as though you know where you are going wrong and are trying to rectify it xx

  3. jessies_online21 June 2011 at 19:39

    It makes me shudder too! I'm sure we'll have a laugh though.....

  4. jessies_online21 June 2011 at 19:41

    I'm exhausted by the end of the day with all that running up & down stairs...I think we should wear pedometers and then we'd know how much walking about we were doing!

  5. Thank you for your beautiful comment on my blog just now. You are such an inspiration. A few days "off" at Glastonbury won't do you any harm. And Wendy is so right.

    Sorry about the Pamper tent. I take it it's normally there then?

    Lots of love, Liska xx

  6. jessies_online21 June 2011 at 20:21

    You're welcome Liska. You are the inspiration!
    The company we booked the tents with usually have somewhere that you can do your hair but doesn't look like the company that's taken over does..... I'm going to be a scarecrow this weekend!


  7. I was thinking can you not take a cap or hat they are great at hiding bad hair days, hope you go and have a fantastic time.

    Your stir fry looks lovely. Big pat on back for throwing chips away.

    Dianne x

  8. jessies_online21 June 2011 at 21:10

    I'm not really a hat person but I'm thinking a big straw hat may have to be the way forward!
    I felt terrible throwing them wasteful !


  9. I think a diet holiday once in a while is good for moral. Too much health eating can bring down a girl. You can climb back up carrot mountain after you've let you hair down this weekend. Have a great time at Glastonbury and come back motivated and ready to take on the world again. Enjoy your Glamping and fingers crossed it doesn't rain xxx

  10. Ohh now I do love pimms! I can really relate tot he tiredness thing, that si when I fall down, luckily I have had a breakthrough on this recently.

    Have a great weekend away. Mich x

  11. Well done and have a great time at Glasto x

  12. You've reminded me of something else I need to do - drink water! Thanks and keep going. Its all ups and downs!



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