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Weight In #28

So I'm back. A combination of struggling to get into a good walking routine now I am working again, unseasonal depression (I'm not normally depressed in the lighter months but I have been feeling terrible since Freddie stopped breastfeeding - doctor thinks it may be a form of postnatal depression rather than my normal SAD), and allowing myself to slip considerably during the summer holidays has all taken it's toll. During the summer I have gone up from 152 lb to 171 lb. I was shocked by the figure on the scales, but if I am honest I am not totally surprised. 
In the last two weeks I have changed what I am eating though the day. I have ditched the heavily bread based lunched for Subway's Salad Of The Day when I am working, and trying hard to curb my nibbling while I am home. Hubby suggested that the kids had school dinners this half term, which means I am not stocking the house with the treats I bought "for them", so I cannot scoff those. We are struggling to b…

No longer AWOL

#lindybop frock at my lovely sister - in - law's wedding! A photo posted by Charlie Walker (@mummawalker) on Aug 25, 2015 at 5:46am PDT
It has been FAR TOO LONG since I last posted on here. You must all think that I have jacked this diet in and gone back to stuffing my face with cream cakes from a pigs trough.

That's actually NOT the case! Looky see.... I was super proud to look my slimmest ever at my sister-in-laws wedding and lovely new Lindy Bop dress!

But.... I have been suffering with an unseasonal bout of depression (truth is I still am), but I am getting help and slowly returning to blogging.

There is good news and bad news regarding my diet. The first bit of good news is that I had got down to 152 1lb before the school summer holidays -  That's under 11 stone - the lightest I have ever been in my whole adult life, lighter than I was at my wedding. And I was thrilled to bits with myself. The bad news is that during the six week summer holidays I "took a break" …

Review: DK Carol Vorderman 10 Minutes A Day Books

I have to admit that I love anything that challenges my kids! If it works in with the national curriculum and manages to be fun at the same time... well... I'm sold!

I am also a great believer that you don't have to run yourself or your kids into the ground to give them an advantage. As you already know I am a big fan of reading with kids and have blogged about "10 minutes a day" on more than one occasion. Kids learn well in short bursts, and now we have a new 10 Minutes to spend! Just enough to keep the engines in their brains ticking over the summer without the holidays feeling like home schooling.

Jack was the first to pounce on these books. He is 7, and my little academic! I knew I would have no trouble at all getting him to try out the maths book (be begged me to let him try it first), and I know he would happily rattle off 3-4 pages worth of work all on his own without breaking a sweat. If anything, he found the books targeted at 5-7 year olds "easy"…