Tuesday, 5 April 2016

I am here, honest!

I haven’t fell off the edge of the world, honest!  My life went from busy to insane in a very short period of time and if I am honest I am far from out of it but seem to be feeling a little calmer and time seems to be more manageable.  Not sure if this has anything to do with the clocks going forward or not but definitely feel like I have turned a corner.

I am still very busy and about to embark on a very large research project, a triathlon and a few mini races but I am feeling positive and organised. A first in a very long time.

Training for my sprint triathlon started the 1st April and 5 days I am feeling good. I have started a 6 weeks ab strengthening programme that is really helping me and i have set myself a routine that is manageable (I hope) without being too demanding.  I am trying to have a very relaxed approach and if I miss a session then I am not beating myself  about it.  I can’t, I just don’t have the mental capacity to take training too seriously as my degree eats daily into my life.

I read a fantastic article in the latest Runnings World magazine and have been bought the book that I am so excited to start.  The article and book is by Lisa Jackson and basically it is about the importance of having fun and taking part and not the numbers and pressure of running.  As a very slow runner this is music to my ears.  I am often paralysed with fear about entering running events as I am so slow.  I don’t seems to ever get faster and not sure I really want to take the time to become faster because I enjoy cycling and swimming too much to dedicate my time to running.  Lisa’s article spoke to me and reassured me and not only that it warmed my heart and motivated me.  I can’t wait to read the book.

So what is happening in your part of the world?

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