Month: October 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday Returns

So I tried a half hearted attempt at losing weight recently that didn’t really see me losing that much! It was all driven by being told I needed to lose weight for the next step with fertility treatment (which I never really believed we would need) so I really didn’t try that hard, I lost some weight, yes, but not anywhere near enough and then I went on an All Inclusive holiday and kind of put it all back on again. I’m so annoyed with myself that the one thing I could try and take control of, I didn’t. Give me any other things to try whilst ttc I go at it with 100% backing but not this. I’ve stopped asking myself why, why the threat of not being able to go any further with the fertility clinic wasn’t enough but it wasn’t, I’m trying to change that though.

So that brings us to returning from holiday, me weighing myself and promptly cancelling the next fertility clinic appointment which was meant to have been on the 2nd November.  There was no point in going to it as my last letter from them states that they will not start the next stage of treatment until I weigh what they want.  I didn’t want to go and feel ashamed that I hadn’t actually done what they asked.  So instead I cancelled, rebooked in for a further 6 weeks and got out all of my slimming world stuff to menu plan for the next two weeks.

I have been out walking most days and have managed to get in over 12 miles in the past 9 days which is amazing for me, I think walking will be an easier thing to fit in as my husband is no longer around during the day so I need to take the dog out each night when I get in.

This weight loss Wednesday is actually over 9 days as I first weighed in on the Monday that we returned from holiday but Wednesday’s are better for me to get weighed on so here is the return of Weight Loss Wednesday. I am over the moon to report……


I have been so good this last week or so to get the weight off that I put on on holiday, following slimming world to the tee, no takeaway treat and no alcohol this week either. I feel so much better getting this big amount off and realise that I won’t have it again!

My main thing at the moment is just to keep up the motivation and to make sure I get as much off before going back to the clinic.

Wish me luck!

Claire xx

National Infertility Awareness Week


This week is the first ever National Infertility Awareness week in the UK and the campaign title is ‘Talking about Trying’. The Infertility Network UK have taken this challenge in 2013 to get us talking more about trying to conceive and put an end to the secrecy of infertility.

This is a snippet from their website:

Help us to spread the word and get everyone Talking about Trying in 2013!

Infertility can be devastating, and it’s time we openly acknowledged that. So, we’re on a mission to end the isolation and secrecy of infertility — and we’d like you to be part of it! We want to try to end this and start a more open conversation about infertility. We all know it can be good to talk so that’s why we have called our 10th anniversary campaign Talking about Trying!

As you all know I am a big believer in ‘talking about trying’ and the support I have received since doing so has been immense. I don’t want to be isolated in my journey to become a Mum and really believe that by talking about it I am no longer alone. So many people have now told me that they are in the same position or have struggled to get pregnant in the past, it is far more common than we even know but it is only when it is openly talked about do you realise that you are in fact not alone.

I don’t want my issues with infertility to be a secret, I want others to know that it’s not always easy to fall pregnant but that it’s okay to let people know that sometimes it’s not easy for everyone, but the one thing I want people to know is that no matter how hard it it is we are never alone if we talk about it.

So let’s ‘Talk about Trying’

Claire xx

Blog hacked when I was busy sunning myself.


Whilst I was here enjoying the gorgeous view from our hotel in Majorca my blog was hacked. Sorry for any of you who stumbled on the green dragon of doom who took over my gorgeous site.

Due to the hack I’ve lost my pretty theme so today we have had a little bit of a revamp, it’s not right but it will do for now and I am just happy the blog is back. Thanks to my amazing hosting company who back up my blog twice daily it was fixed within minutes of me alerting them so if anyone is looking to self host I would totally recommend Jamie and his team over at Fresh Sites

It’s good to be back!

Claire xx