Friday, 8 July 2016

A change is as good as a rest.....

So some of ye might be aware from my posts on facebook, snapchat & Instagram, I’ve decided to change things up for the summer

I was disappointed with my June results from Slimming World, I felt like I gave it my all and the results didn’t show for me! (not the goals I’d set myself anyway)
(and not I’m not blaming SW, I have friends that have lost a fortune of weight on the plan, so I know IT WORKS, its just not for me at the moment)

 Anyhu...

A change is what is needed, Slimming World is like an old friend at this stage and I think it’s time for me to kick my bum out of neutral and get going again.




I go spinning twice a week as you may know already and I was chatting to a few of the girls that take the class but also train at the gym.. (you'd know they do, they look good)

So I booked a consult about joining the gym, getting a programme and seeing about changing up my exercise regime.
They recommended that I start with some personal training sessions (PTs)  before I join, so that when I join I will be familiar with all the equipment and will feel more confident about working out and also actually working/ sweating while I’m there and not just waste the hour changing my music as I stroll on a treadmill(*we’re all guilty of this at some stage*)



So I went home, had a think about it and a chat with some friends and have decided to go for it… 
a change can be good thing and maybe it’s just what my body needs.. a total shake-up..

I have signed up for a 4 week programme…  what does that mean I hear you ask (even if you didn’t you know I’m gonna tell ye anyways…..)

·         2 x 30 minute personal training sessions
·         1 spin class per week
·         Follow their food plan 100%
·         Forget about Slimming world for the time being


I’m not sure if I will be weighed weekly or at the start and end but I will definitely let ye know how I get on…

Wish me luck  & watch this space over the next few weeks






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Friday, 1 July 2016

Slimming World Update June 2016



Sorry I’ve been MIA, I took 2 weeks off in May, skipped Slimming World and the whole world in general, it was just what I needed..
I spent time at home and we got our garden sorted, just as the sun made a brief appearance :-)

I’m a huge sun lover but when it did appear it showed up how unprepared I was for it, in that I was a hot sweaty mess, wearing the wrong clothes because the few light summer bits I own don’t fit…. And so the rotating cycle continues…. So I had a chat with myself, went to weigh in and took my 2lb gain after my 2 week break (up 5lbs for May in total) and decided to put myself first and get on with things….


I decided not to blog about it as it would have been moany and whingey  (I did keep my food diary going)
I was still snapping and posting daily on snap chat, Instagram & Facebook, everything that I was eating…


June went well for me, I was in the right frame of mind for it….. the scales wasn’t as good to me as I thought they would be tho, but I feel good in myself if that makes sense! 

So at the end of May I set myself the mini goal of losing 1 / 2 lbs per week and being down 7lbs for the month of June, I thought that sounded very reasonable and sensible, I wasn’t setting myself up to fail


Results are in:




WEEK 1  -0.5
I was upset with this, I had hoped for 2lbs




WEEK 2    -3
I was delighted, felt like my hard work was starting to show & I was back on target




WEEK 3  -0.5
I was very disappointed and almost cried in group, I was so sure I’d be down 2 or 3 on the scales.. but  star week hit midweek and I felt like the marshmallow man.. 
I had 100% followed the plan for 7 full days and was truly gutted! ( you see 20 pink ticks above)




WEEK 4   STS
I took the weekend “off”  after my disappointment last week and it showed on the scales!!




WEEK 5   STS
I was hoping that my good days & exercise would override the 3 days I went over my syns… no dice





So I’ve made the decision to give Slimming World a break, I have friends that have lost a fortune of weight on it and have witnessed other member lose incredible amounts of weight, (so it really does work) but for me it’s been a life buoy, helping me loose and gain the same 10lbs time and time again for over 2 years… It has stopped me from gaining what probably would have been a couple of stone!!

Don’t worry I have a plan going forward and have enlisted the help of professionals.. with 15 months to do to my Wedding, it’s time to start losing the weight, not just playing in with it and when I say Lose, I don’t plan to find it again


Watch this space over the next few weeks J

Weight lost to date:   -4lbs



Bit of Motivation for the coming weeks..





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Friday, 6 May 2016

Slimming World - WEEK 18 - Apr/ May 2016




Fri 29th  Apr 2016 – Day 116
Woke up feeling almost normal today (well my belly was hungry) But my nose is blocked and my throat feels raw!
I think I must be very run down or something!!
Breakfast: 35g bran flakes & skimmed milk
Lunch: Turkey Salad (synfree) 
Dinner: SW chips, salad & beef steak cheese burger (3 syns)

2.5 Litres of Water & 15 syns






Whole bank holiday weekend was off plan!! 
I’d start off well but then give in to my head cold and eat junk!

I set myself a few goals for April and here are the stats

·         Lost 6 lbs
·         No gains for the month
     Stayed to meetings
·         5 x Spinning Classes attended
·         16 outta 30 days 100%on plan




Mon 2nd May 2016 – Day 119 (Bank Holiday)
Food Shop in and ready for a good week!
Breakfast: Yogurt & raspberries, 3 x Bacon Medallions, Egg, 2 x sausages (2) Bap (5)
My days was on plan until 5pm but then while in my parents everyone decided to get chipper for dinner and I gave in! BAAAAAAA
Dinner: Chipper!
2 Litres of Water & all the syns



Tues 3rd May 2016 – Day 120
Breakfast: 2 x egg muffins & beans (synfree) 
Lunch: Turkey Salad & tomato mugshot (synfree) 
Dinner: SW chips, boiled rice, chicken pieces, chicken pieces & 28g Mayflower Curry (4 syns)

2.5 Litres of Water & 15 syns



Weds 4th May 2016 – Day 121
Breakfast: 35g Bran Flakes with skimmed milk & clementine
Lunch: Turkey Salad (1 syn) & tea
Dinner: BBQ Pulled Pork, SW chips & salad (synfree) 
Picking this evening put me over my syns! (2 iced buns & 3 cookies)
2.5 Litres of Water



Thurs 5th May 2016 – Day 122
Breakfast: Oaty Pancakes with yogurt & raspberries
Lunch: 2 x egg muffins with beans & salad and a tomato mugshot
2.5 Litres of Water

Weigh in results are in and as expected/ deserved I saw a gain……. + 3 lbs



5 days off plan = 3lbs gain, well I dont do things by halfs do I!!






I will be taking a break from blogging and possibly social media for the rest of the month in an effort to get my head space right and get back on track


Weight lost to date: Week 18:  -4lbs
Onwards and Downwards, the Slimming World way :)


Bit of Motivation for the coming week..













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