Why I keep a food diary and weigh myself every day

Feeling comfortable in my own skin has always been something of a mission of mine. Last year I managed to lose two stone, and I started running. I even completed my first half marathon and am signed up to do it all again this year. Like many other men and women who have tried to lose weight, I’ve had some pretty unsuccessful experiences. Take 2016 for example. I started the year at a weight I was happy with, but the end of 2016, I’d put all that weight back on again. It’s something of a viscous cycle that felt like… [Read More]

Review: Losing weight with SoShape #ad

With every new year, comes the inevitable influx of people stating that they’re going to lose weight, be more active or start a new career. That’s exactly how 2017 started for me. Weighing 11st8, I felt uncomfortable, and more importantly I wasn’t happy. I always wore baggy tops and my jeans often felt tight around my tummy. I knew I had to do something. I had to make a change. I wanted to be a good role model to my children. I started running, and even completed my first half marathon! By the end of 2017 I’d lost two stone… [Read More]

Weight loss Update with SlimFast, Running and Tantrums

It’s been a little while since I wrote my last SlimFast update so I thought it was about time I updated you all. I haven’t been keeping track of my weight week on week like I did when I first started SlimFast as there’s no longer any need for me to do that. You see I now know what I can and can’t eat, as well as portion sizes and what nutritional food my body needs. I’ve lost a total of two stone and have managed to maintain my weight loss. I think when the girls are back in school, I’ll… [Read More]

SlimFast Update Month 2

In my last update I shared with you the news that in just four weeks of following the SlimFast 3.2.1 plan, I managed to lose 7 ½ lbs. As it’s been a while since I last wrote an update I thought it was about time to let you know how things have been going. So, as you can see I have now lost a grand total of 18 lbs! That’s one stone 4 lbs! I did gain 3lbs when I was on holiday in Disneyland Paris, but I knew I’d gain a little as I did allow myself to go… [Read More]

Have you lost weight? A compliment or a hurtful comment?

Have you lost weight? Wow, you’ve lost so much weight! You’re doing so well on your diet! Have you seen the twins mum? She’s lost loads of weight! I’m sure one biscuit won’t hurt! (Said in a sarcastic tone) These are just some of the things that people have said to me over the last few weeks, and I’m feeling a tad conflicted by it all. On one hand I wanted people to notice that I’d lost weight. I guess in a way I wanted to hear people telling me how well I’ve done and how much weight I’ve lost,… [Read More]

SlimFast Stars with Alexandra Burke

It’s not every day that I wake up to an email inviting me to lunch with a celebrity, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago. I was invited to join SlimFast and their ambassador, Alexandra Burke for a healthy lunch to find out more about some of their new products. I’m currently trying to lose weight. Something that I feel like I’ve been trying to do for years now with varied success. One month I’ll stick to plan and the next it’ll go out of the window. With SlimFast though, it’s different. I have tried SlimFast before so… [Read More]