Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WIAW # 58

Well last week I was ill with a cold and flu and felt terrible all week.  I was at college on Saturday and now getting back into the swing of things.  Sunday was more sofa hunting.

I am so pleased to be feeling better and I have even managed two runs in the last two days. 

I did say that I would keep you up to date with my weight loss journey and  pleased to report that I have lost another 1.5lb.  I was worried with the medicine and not exercising for a week but was pleased it was a loss.  I read an article on a lady who had taken 4 years to get to her goal weight and how happy she was.  It really made me think.  I always want things to happen now.  I want to be at goal for Christmas and it is unrealistic.   It takes what it takes and if it take four years them fine as long as I get there. What is the rush really. Better it is slow and steady then a quick fix where you lose fast but gain it back on quicker and gain even more.  Well that is my thinking and I feel so much more relaxed about it all.  So what if life gets in the way as long as you get back on it and feel good about yourself.

So my aim this month is to make a couple of new recipes and have found a couple I like the sounds of.  I will share them once I try them.

Autumn is on it way here in England and as  a result it has been hot oats with raspberries for breakfast and homemade soups for lunch.

Dinner’s seem to have changed to chilli and casserole with my fav being a chicken casserole cooked in the slow cooker.

It is funny how as soon as the weather changes the slow cooker and soup pans come out. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Well it is time to be honest and face the fact that I have gained weight and far too much over this last year and it is time to do something about it.

I will post each week on how I get on, the good the bad and the ugly!

I have joined weight watchers as I have done well on it on the past but then gave up when I was 0.5lb away from goal.  Mad  I know but after trying all sorts of diets and plans, I have gone back to what I know works for me.  I tried calorie counting but without going to a meeting it just doesn’t work for me. 

My weigh in day is a Tuesday night and I will share my results to keep me in check and in order!

All food is pointed (although most fruit and veg is free) and I have 26 pro points every day with an extra 49 for when needed. 

I had my first weigh in last night after a week on the plan and have lost 2.5lb which I am happy with.

So what have I been up to this last week?

We have been to a wedding and shopping for a new sofa.



Now onto WIAW

Porridge is my staple on a morning with various berries.

Lunch was a lovely homemade bean and veg soup although and dinner was sweet red peppers stuffed with feta cheese with lovely veg and potatoes.

Snacks are fruit and a little bit of chocolate on an evening.  I need to take more food pictures and ensure I log everything on my weight watchers app and for here.

My work colleague made an amazing chocolate pie that  looked amazing although I couldn’t eat it.  It was sprinkled with red stars and glitter. Mmmmm

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Summer Loving

Summer is over and it has flown over. 

It has been wonderful to have some time off and away from the stresses of work, college and everything else that has been keeping me busy and away from this blog.

We had enjoyed a wonderful couple of weeks in Zante.  The sea was  beautiful and the sea was warm.  The warmest I have ever been in and l loved it. 

So Autumn is on its way and it is my favourite season.  Just lovely.  I intent to post more so let’s hope that  I manage too!