Monday, 7 January 2013

2013 A Fresh Start - Operation SkinnieMinnie

Hey Guys,

As the title says, today is my fresh start to the new year and I'm happy that Christmas is now behind me, I really enjoyed it, but I've also eaten my way through the season and now I've got the jolly belly to prove it!! YIKES!!

I'm not back to face the post Christmas scales until this Saturday, but I've had enough of eating poorly and making the wrong choices!! So I started fresh today. I had a chat on twitter with a few fellow bloggers and they motivated me, it was the kick up the backside that I needed.

So today is my first day sugar free in a good few weeks and already my belly is already thankful :)
I was sick over the weekend, thanks to our lovely weather! Its just a head cold, so leaky nose, headache and sore throat.
Instead of turning into my usual Moaning Myrtle, I used it to my advantage, Oh YEAH :) 3 litres of water and 3 cups of herbal tea, soothed my throat and in the process started my detox of my insides that have been suffocated by rich and bold foods lately.

So I'm off to a good start, I brought pears to work to snack on and avoided the left over sweeties in the kitchen all day.
I'm ever so proud of myself!! I know its silly and only been 13 hours, but I'm an all or nothing kind of dieter and I can say that I've had a totally clean day today *high five for me* Once I get 3 good days in a row, that'll keep me good and the cravings should vamoose.

The weather in Cork today has been rotten, so I've not had any exercise, but that's OK, today was good eating , tomorrow I'll add in exercise. I'm booked in for 40minutes Ab & 20mins tone tomorrow night and if it dries up, I'll  walk at lunch time.

So I'm feeling very positive and motivated today. My goal for this year is to reach my target weight.
I want to loose 60lbs in the coming months.

I took these photos of myself last week before spinning. (Apologies for the quality, they were taken on my phone) I can't look at these without cringing, but this is the what I need to do.
I will post photos of myself monthly and you can tell me can you see a difference as I go back on my weight loss journey to be a slimmer and trimmer me.

Are you planning a healthy change for the new year??


  1. Im on a similar mission, my aim is 50 lbs! Just found your blog, looking forward to reading more :)

  2. Fair play to you Vicki, sounds like you're doing brilliantly already!

  3. Thanks Ladies for your comments. This is just the beginning for me, but I'm feeling very motivated and determined :)

  4. Yay! Awesome day! Lol @ moaning myrtle! I should change my name to that! You sound very much like me with the all or nothing mentality! This year we will overcome that! High five! :)

  5. oh Eve, i'm defo and All or Nothing kinda gal!! I'd rather have no biscuits than settle for just one!! Which is awful!!
    I'll defo have to work on that!!
    I switch from Moaning Myrtle to Postivie Pippa almost hourly!! lol