That time I took up giving up…

Over the years I have given up all sorts of things, for ethical, health and financial reasons or sometimes just for the challenge – Lent or Dry January anyone? I’ve given up smoking, gone vegan overnight and eschewed social media for months. Many of these abstinence campaigns were done in the hope that they would…

Still here… still losing…

Ian and I have settled into a regular lockdown routine which includes him shopping early on a Tuesday morning, lots of walking (with the whippets or without depending on the heat) and not a huge amount of anything else. We haven’t felt the urge to drive to Durdle Door or Bournemouth, in fact I haven’t…

The end of the streak…

Last week in our virtual Slimming World group my leader gave me a special shout out for being one of the few members who had lost every week since joining 4 weeks into lockdown (8 weeks without a ‘stay the same’ or a gain). So, naturally, this week I was doomed to fail and I…

Slimmer of the Month!

Who would have thought that all it would take for me to finally start losing weight was a global pandemic?! Since joining Slimming World six weeks ago, I’ve lost 11lbs and been awarded Slimmer of the Week twice and on Friday I was ‘crowned’ as the Slimmer of the Month for May. I have in…

YMCA – young man, there’s no need to feel down..

Following my Road to Damascus moment (My lightbulb moment … ?) I have lost 5.5lbs in 2 weeks and even won a Slimmer of the Week award – something I’ve never done before and which made me happier than it probably should have done!  Could it be that lockdown actually works for me, no buckets…

My lightbulb moment … ?

In my last blog (Lockdown life … what do you write about when nothing is happening …?) I was bemoaning the fact that social distancing didn’t do much for the old waistline, in fact, I was 1lb off my heaviest weight ever.  Well, it didn’t stop there and not only did I surpass my heaviest…

You know it’s Christmas when …

…. the person weighing at Slimming World congratulates you on your half a pound gain!  Although I confess this isn’t the full story as I put on 2.5lbs at last week’s weigh in, so a total Christmas/New Year weight gain of 3lbs.  I can live with that as I’ve had a great Christmas, eating and…

Woohoo Weight Watcher’s changes

Many years ago my Mum and Dad had a huge computer which sat in the corner of the dining room.  I used to play Solitaire on this computer when I should have been doing my A-Level homework!  This was so long ago that it wasn’t even a requirement of my courses to submit typed essays,…

Keep on running …..

It’s fair to say that my half marathon training is going a little better than my attempts to lose my holiday weight gain! I’ve reached week 3 of the Couch 2 5k plan and I am now running 3 minutes at a time, interspersed with lots of walking breaks.  In fact, I’ve reached the stage…

Half-marathon training and the dreaded post holiday weigh-in!

Last week on holiday I made some really positive decisions, such as signing up for a half-marathon which I’ll run in the Spring of 2020, but I also made some less positive (negative?!) decisions, such as to mainline wine and chips and mushy peas!  This week has been about the consequences of these decisions, namely…