So, You’ve Lost the weight – What Now? 

Slimming down and finally reaching your weight loss goals can be strange. You’ve got there even though there was always that thought in the back of your mind telling you that you never would. So, what do you when do when the impossible happens and you achieve what you always wanted to regarding your weight? Well, here are some ideas. Refresh Your Style and Wardrobe For many women, this is the best thing about burning fat and getting in shape. When your goals are eventually reached, you can refresh your wardrobe with clothes that match your newly slimmed down body…. [Read More]

SlimFast Update Month 1

It’s now been one month since I started using SlimFast and following their plan to lose weight. I wrote last month about how I was lucky enough to be invited to meet SlimFast along with their brand ambassador, Alexandra Burke, for lunch and to find out more about their products. I learnt so much at the meeting and ever since, I’ve had so much fun exploring all the different foods that their range offers. From the porridges for breakfast, (golden syrup is my favourite), to the snacks, meal replacement bars, shakes and noodle pots, I love them all! I’m finding… [Read More]

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

You have two things that you want to prioritise. Achieving your weight loss goals. Living every other aspect of your life. In a perfect world, these wouldn’t rub up against one another. Sure, there are women who manage to combine their health and fitness concerns alongside living a functional adult life – and those women are Heroes, who deserve every medal the world can throw at them. For the rest of us, life doesn’t quite tend to balance in the same way. Losing Weight Takes Time Nothing good happens quickly. That’s not in the sense of “slow and steady weight… [Read More]

A workout a day! Update #2

I’m still too scared to look at the scales. Mainly because last week wasn’t great in terms of food. The weekend before last saw me eating birthday cake, too much chocolate and generally just too much rubbish! However from Tuesday onwards all has gone well on the healthy eating front, so I’m hoping this will continue! Now for the honest part. I haven’t done a workout a day. Sorry to disappoint! I did go for a long two hour walk on Sunday with my husband and our girls so that was really nice, even if it did wear me out!… [Read More]

Weight Loss Journey: Two Months In

I’m now just over two months into my weight loss journey. I hate calling it a ‘weight loss journey’, but essentially I guess that’s what it is. It’s also about me setting a good example to my children by ensuring that I eat well and take part in regular exercise. Of course this also means ensuring my children eat well and lead active lives themselves. That’s not too hard to be honest as they’re always running around, asking to come for a run with me and doing yoga poses with their daddy! So in my last update, which you can… [Read More]

Results with Lucy: Intro Post!

I’ve blogged previously about wanting to lose weight. I always start off well by eating healthily and exercising regularly, but within the first 8 weeks seem to lose motivation. I think in order for me to be successful I need proper support in terms of knowing what I should and shouldn’t be eating, but also knowing what exercises are best for the areas that I want to target. Over the next three months I’ll be reviewing the Results with Lucy New Beginnings programme and I’m pretty excited. Before I go into any more detail about the plan here is my… [Read More]

Diet Chef Review: Week 4

It’s my last week of Diet Chef. In my last update I expressed that I felt a little bored with the options I had chosen for my evening meals. This hasn’t changed, but I think if I were to continue or if I were to pay for Diet Chef myself I would definitely spend a little more time choosing my meals and ensuring that I had enough variety. In total I’ve lost 8lbs in 4 weeks, which when you think about is pretty good. That’s just over half a stone. I haven’t lost any weight since last week, which again is a… [Read More]

Diet Chef Review: Week 1 Results!

2014 started off well for me. I felt motivated about losing weight and I’d planned ahead about how I was going to achieve my target of losing 1½ to 2 stone. At 5”5 and 11stone, my BMI was 26 which is classed as overweight. Not massively overweight, but just on end of the healthy weight scale and the very beginning of the overweight scale. I’d received a new 2-in-1 cross trainer and exercise bike, as well as some dumbbells, and I’d bought myself a kettle bell too. I found an online weight loss programme that suited me and my needs… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update: Week 8

I hoped that I would be starting this post in a better frame of my mind.   I’ve only got myself to blame and I should have seen it coming really.     I haven’t exercised again this week. Yes, I still have a cough, but my cold has gone now.   The first week of my cold I genuinely couldn’t have exercised because my chest was so tight.    The week after I still had a cold, but I was well enough to exercise. I just used my cold as an excuse not to.   Food wise this week…. [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 7

To read my last update, please click here. I can’t believe it’s been seven weeks already. It doesn’t feel like it! At the beginning of my weight loss journey I weighed 11st1, which meant that my BMI was 25.64. Now, seven weeks later I weigh a healthy 10st5 and my BMI is now within the healthy range at 24.1. This means I have lost another 1lb this week! I know it’s not a massive loss, but I have a cold still which has meant that I haven’t been able to exercise again this week. However, I am still eating well and… [Read More]