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…

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…

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…

5th weigh-in … a miracle?

Last week my main food group was cake, very closely followed by wine.  It was my husband’s 40th and it really would have been rude not to.  When I weighed on Monday I was 5lbs heavier than when I last went to group and so I thought a gain this week was surely inevitable. However,…

I’ve gone back to Slimming World, but …

…… I’m following Weight Watchers! If there is one thing I’m beginning to realise, after my years of half-hearted dieting, it’s that I am hopeless at following the rules.  Give me an inch and I’ll take a cake! So .….. on Friday I went back to my local Slimming World group, where the leader is…

Eating my way around beautiful Cornwall!

I have been quiet of late because I have been on holiday to the lovely county of Cornwall in the South West of England.  We stayed in a little cottage in a village just outside the seaside resort of Newquay and spent our days sightseeing and walking the beautiful coastal paths. I particularly loved the…