Thursday, 7 December 2017

MARRIED


I did it, I married my best friend, on his day 2 months ago

We had an amazing day surrounded by our family and friends.

I floated through the whole day and felt amazing ALL DAY LONG





Did I reach my Target Weight? No
Did it matter on the day? No
Did my dress fit? Yes 
Did I feel Beautiful? Yes
Had we a great day? Yes





So I'm taking a break, from the blog, from taking photos of everything i eat, from weekly weigh in's (until the new year) from feeling guilty, from thinking and obsessing about everything I eat & drink, from putting constant pressure on myself.


I'm healthy and I'm happy.... and for right now that is ENOUGH




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Thursday, 20 July 2017

SUMMER UPDATE 2017








I re-joined Slimming World Tuesday 11th July 2017.
I have decided to food optimize as well as continue to do classes at my gym.

I think that maybe doing them both at the same time will work for me. Slimming World gives me a certain “freedom” with food, that I haven’t had in the last 12 months. Plus the change is refreshing for me.








I will eventually come back to blogging, but for now, planning my meals, work outs and wedding table plans is enough. 


11 weeks to go....... Eeeeeeekkkkkkk









I post all my foods on my Instagram and Snapchat daily.



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Friday, 5 May 2017

April 2017 Update





I have one goal for May & that is to lose weight.. 



I gained 4lbs in April... 


it's time for that to go & the rest 







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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

March 2017 update




It’s fair to say that I have not been a good weight loss blogger of late!

I talk the talk, make all the plans.. and then fall flat on my face and achieve nothing!!!

March started for me with great intentions, I even managed 5 days in a row sugar free, which  I was very proud of..

But then the excuses started before the bank holiday even showed up.. We had our Wedding Menu Tasting, Dinner out for work promotion and for a birthday.. so along with 3 weekends out for dinner, there was birthday cake, so it wasn’t just one meal that was totally off plan and delicious, there was numerous…

I think during March, the fact that I “only” gained 2.5lbs is 100% down to working myself hard during my 3 personal training sessions per week! Because the way I felt at the end of the month, I felt like I had gained a stone!  

It’s not a nice feeling at all.. and the only person I’m letting down with my lack of progression is myself

I’m not going to dwell or be negative..

Every day is a chance to do and be better than the one before….






My goal for April (same as last months!) lose 10lbs to get out of current stone bracket



What I've learned this month
I need a strict food routine, this will always be a struggle for me
I can’t eat out every weekend and expect to lose weight!


 THE SCALES THIS MONTH

2017
KGS
UP/DOWN / LBS
WEEK 9
+0.2
0
WEEK 10
+0.3
0
WEEK 11
+1.2
+2.5
WEEK 12
0
0




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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February 2017 update



I feel like I missed February!




So those of you that follow me in Instagram or snap chat will know that my tummy bug turned into Viral Gastro & low blood pressure…







2 visits to the doctor…..
I was contagious for 10 full days, then had to stay home for a further 48 hours to make sure it was gone!!! There was nothing I could take for it as I had to let it “run its course!”

I was weak as water, and on orders to eat little and often and REST (which meant naps &  a LOT of tv!!)





When I went back to the gym and my instructor did not want to weigh me, as he said it wouldn’t count after 2 weeks of sickness and loss of muscle mass.. but I wanted to weigh in, so that I could be accountable….. (I was up 1.3kgs/ 2.8lbs)


It couldn’t be helped and it definitely could have been a lot worse! But to be honest I didn’t care that night, I knew where I stood and was ready to get back to life……

I was just so happy to be back at work and the gym, and out of the house…






So last week was just me and my body readjusting to real life and routine after 2 weeks of naps and repeats of Say yes to the Dress




Tuesday 28th Feb  was the only weigh in that officially counts for this month…..  I was down 1kg / 2 lbs

And THAT is why I feel like I missed February!

I have 4 weeks left in my personal training programme and I really need to make them count… my fitness levels are great, but my scales results are not….






My goal for March – lose 10lbs to get out of current stone bracket



What I've learned this month
 I need to stay positive
A setback does not mean a failure




THE SCALES THIS MONTH

2017
KGS
UP/DOWN / LBS
WEEK 5
SICK
0
WEEK 6
SICK
0
WEEK 7
+1.3
+3
WEEK 8
-0.9
-2




My blog views have just this week went over the 200,000 mark.. so a HUGE thank you to those that are sticking with me and reading.... much appreciated 




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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January 2017 update

January is finally over …. Anyone else feel like the month was endless!




So it’s over and now that everyone has been paid, the holidays are being booked, plans for dinner & drinks are being made and people are falling off the wagon and deciding to eat out for lunch once again!!!

The month of everyone being “ broke and in the same boat” is over, on the plus side it might mean that there will be spaces available in exercise classes once again (Does anyone ever get off the waiting list? I know I never have!) And there’ll be room to move / breath in the gym… Hurrah…





This month, I’ve had 4 weigh in’s, 12 x 30 minute PT’s, a few walks and the scales are moving downwards… 

I’ve also had withdrawals, headaches, dizzy spells, bad moods, constipation, body ache, the shakes and I was walking around like John Wayne… but no one said that this was all going to be sunshine and lollipops





What I ‘ve learned this month
·         I get better results when I food prep in advance
·         I need to plan ahead and stay organised
·         A positive attitude is key
·         Once I believed in myself, I worked a little harder and reaped the rewards
·         I can do this, once I stay focused


WHAT THE SCALES SAID THIS MONTH

2017
KGS
UP/DOWN / LBS
WEEK 1
START 
START
WEEK 2
-2
-4.4
WEEK 3
-1.5
-3
WEEK 4
 0
 0



I’m going mad that I didn’t take my measurements on 1st January!! But I plan to take them today and go from there…







February is my “try on all the white dresses” month.. so if standing in front of a stranger in my undies  isn’t motivation to keep going , then I don’t know what will be…

Week 4 weigh in I missed my goal of losing 3lbs (that’s my aim for every week..)  So instead of being down 9lbs this month, I am down 7lbs  (still delighted with that..)

So I will work hard in the next few weeks, so make sure I hit my mini goal every week


Anybody else out there in the Wedding Planning bubble / on the wedding dress hunt?





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Friday, 6 January 2017

1st weigh in of the New Year 2017




Happy New Year! 


So I went back to the gym on Tuesday to face the scales and chat about the coming year, my aims and goals etc...


Its scary that I was “careful & aware” with what I was eating and still had a gain of 6lbs, that was over 2 weeks and to be honest I enjoyed everything I ate and all the exercise I didn’t do, I was a lazy mare and took the time to just chill out and relax.. 
So the scales didn’t upset me, its life, I’ve had bigger gains in previous years which have rolled into the latter months, this time its stopping because Christmas is OVER…




I have found this week tough in every way, my sleeping pattern is all out of sync, work has been busy but the days endless, I had 2 personal training sessions and I found that I was tired after 5 minutes and I have been hungry in the evenings! So I haven’t been too tough on myself this week, I know what I have to do and I am prepared to work towards it, but this week, I’ve just been taking it one day at a time and doing what I’ve had too to get through the day. I will be stricter (and more organised) in the coming weeks





So my plan….. I’ve signed up for a new 10 week programme
I will be doing 3 x 30 minute personal training sessions per week,  weigh in will be Monday evenings and I will be eating as clean as I possibly can ( this for me means cooking from scratch and getting plenty of green veg into me)  3 liters of water and 3 cups of tea per day


So this isn’t a “new year, new me” type of a post.. nor is it full of new year resolutions….

My goal remains the same… loose the weight, feel comfortable in my skin and look AMAZING in my wedding dress


Which I need to buy soon!! Eeeeeeeeeeekkkkk


But in the next 10 weeks I will aim to loose 3lbs per week   

I might even blog weekly updates, to keep me accountable.. but I do post everything I eat daily on Instagram & snapchat  (links below)






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