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Boot Camp

So on the spur of the moment, bored on the bus I might add, I seen a post for a free boot camp trial close to me for a week. 


I signed up. 


It starts tomorrow.  


I am so scared. 

There has been a distinct lack of exercise going on since I finished my 10 week challenge and I’m sad to say that, no I didn’t do my porridge on tuesday diet and no I haven’t kept to my aqua classes or anything remotely healthy. 

I completely live up to my blog name (I polished off one of those quality street toffee finger boxes in 1 sitting!). All I’ve done is eat and eat and when I can’t eat any more I have some chocolate! 

So I have put just under half a stone on and a few inches and for this reason I am going to boot camp! 


But if any of you nice people want to write me a note to excuse me……….


Wish me luck and cross your fingers and pray im in better shape than I feel right now

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Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Getting back to the diet!

After all my hard work on my 10 week challenge with DesirableBody I have completely fell off the wagon!

I have struggled with what to eat and how to plan my meals, and xmas didn’t help!, and old habits have crept back in all of them. I put it down to my lack of preparation and being completely undecided as to what diet plan I should follow.

I really struggle with the whole eating/snacking part exercise not really an issue I will do that no problem, so I have been looking around at different things but nothing as extreme as before. For me it’s not really a realistic diet plan to follow every day and I really wanted to able to lose weight without the help of slimming aids.

I found one! I found this one again on facebook and immediately knew this would be the one!

Porridge On Tuesday is doing the 100 project. It’s a diet/healthy eating programme for normal women to help teach us about how to successfully lose and keep the weight off. Eating normal foods that we buy prepared and cooked healthily with help and support along the way.

There are 3 different time plans to choose from depending on how quick you want to lose the weight, ii opted for the quickest one 16 weeks for a bargain price of £2,50 a week half the cost of slimming world! For this you get
* a full menu plan
*recipies for all meals
*a personal shopping list
*a suggested exercise plan
*support from a private facebook page.

Personally I can’t wait to get started and I will keep you all updated with my progress!


Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Diet and Fitness


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Party Pics


Hey all I thought I would share with you some progress pics from my recent weight loss. Both of these pics were taken exactly one year apart at our works christmas party held in January every year. We all look forward to it all year as not only is everything free, 3 course meal, drinks, entertainment, it is an amazing night out every year without fail. Not only are Home Bargains a brilliant store for bargains they know how to throw a party and this year was no exception.
As most of you are aware I lost a massive 23lb and 22 inches in the last 3 months of 2013 and man am I proud of myself but in December I fell off the wagon completely. Oh no! Between christmas and work I just didn’t have the time or brain capacity to stick to any sort of diet or exercise plan but fear not I am back on it tomorrow I promise.
Luckily I haven’t gained any weight at all, a few inches I think mainly down to lack of exercise but nothing I can’t fix at the gym with a bit of effort. The thing is I am actually looking forward to it. To getting back to the gym, eating properly the whole lot. I miss how good I felt how healthy mybody was and I’m getting it back quick.
So back to the pics above. The left one is 2013’s party and the right is last night’s party. Yes I have also changed my make up and dyed my hair black, dark and mysterious now ;), but I just can’t believe the difference I still feel like ill wake up and I haven’t actually lost the weight!


Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Diet and Fitness


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Party Pics


Hey all I thought I would share with you some progress pics from my recent weight loss. Both of these pics were taken exactly one year apart at our works christmas party held in January every year. We all look forward to it all year as not only is everything free, 3 course meal, drinks, entertai
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Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Diet and Fitness


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Final Results!


I wanted to share with you the final results of my 10 week Challenge. I participated in this challenge with some amazing people who have done so well and I am so pleased to have had the chance to talk to and share this experience with. We were all chosen by the team at DesirableBody. 

We were supplied with Diet and Exercise plans. Exercise equipment and supplements to help us achieve our goal. We received support and communication all the way through and nothing was too much trouble, no question too silly and no problem they wouldn’t help us through. They set us us up our own dedicated facebook page where we could share stories, tips and just chat to each other so we could all help and encourage on our journey. 

I have had a lot of ups and downs on this challenge but definitely more ups and a sense of pride and achievement that I made it through the other side healthier and slimmer than before. I picked up some amazing exercise tips and have introduced foods into my diet that I would never of dreamed of before, having cravings for feta with beetroot almonds and salad leaves!, and most importantly I’ve learned to enjoy my food. To eat it in moderation and not to rely on it as a crutch. Overeating has hindered me in so many ways and made me lose so much of myself, but now I feel good, I’m happy and the only way is upwards and onwards! Well unless it’s the numbers on the scales in which case the lower the better!

I am going to work hard and at the very least maintain this weight loss and maybe more! Also very importantly as well I have lost my sugar craving, the need for chocolate. I can now enjoy it without eating it to excess and just for that reason alone this challenge gets a huge thumbs up from me!

I will post official results in another post but for now here goes 

Weight lost: 16lbs

Waist lost: 5in

Hips lost: 6in

Chest lost: 5.5in

Thigh lost: 2.5in

Bicep lost: 3in

A total in loss of 22in in total!

Please pop over to Desirablebody. They have a wide range products to help you effectively lose any amount of weight of body fat you need to lose. You can also find them on facebook and twitter. 



I never received anything for writing this post. I participated in the 10 week challenge and received all mentioned products for free in return for my cooperation for future publicity for DesirableBody.  

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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in Diet and Fitness


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Week 10 Catch up

So im in my final week of my 10 Week Challenge. 

What an interesting time it has been. I’ve have learnt so much about me, about food, exercise it’s really been an eye opener for me. 

I’ve also had a bit of negativity with comments like ‘well my weight is coming of slowly and without tablets so I will keep my weight off’ and ‘it’s just cheating taking tablets!’ oh yes these have all been said to my face!

Firstly what I have been doing isn’t cheating I have worked so hard and put so much effort in there is no way I have “cheated” at all. And secondly even tho its been 10 weeks in the 2 weeks before I started it I lost 7lb on my own so technically I have the weight over the same time period just using different methods! 

Now onto what I went through and what I learnt doing this diet. 

1) I an so much stronger mentally than I ever thought I was. I have done so much more and so much better than I ever thought I would be able to. Yes I slipped up and yes I had just awful days but I tried. I got up the next day put it behind me and tried again including when I had Labyrinthitis again!

2) I am more aware of the kind of food I should be eating and more importantly the size of the portions I should be eating and I’m enjoying it, well most of it anyway!

3) I DO NOT NEED Chocolate! Who would of thought it! This diet plan has succeeded in killing off my physical need and craving for chocolate. I genuinely needed it. Now I can still eat it but I don’t need it. Ny blood sugar levels are controlled so I don’t feel that crash in the day. I do have a bit, not too much tho, of honey in my diet and maybe this is helping to keep those sugar cravings away. Whatever it is its working and for the first time since being pregnant I know what it’s like to not be dependant on chocolate!

I have found new joy in exercise! Really I have! Yes it’s hard and it’s takes a lot out of you but it’s so true that you really so feel good when you’ve done what you set out to do in a workout. 

I have had set exercises to follow as you know fat burning and toning starting with 2/3 days and working up to 4 and types of exercises. Punishing isn’t in it! Mentally and physically hard to do pushing you to do more and more but the results speak for themselves and as they say no pain no gain! These have been additional to my swimming, aqua classes and taking my daughter swimming and increased hours at work at our busiest period with a lot of time spent on my feet in store!

As I mentioned sunday 1/12/13 is my final weigh in and I’m going all out to make it a good un. I’m now 3lb off my goal of being 12st exactly on finishing day having brought it down from a hefty 13st 9lb my heaviest ever in September this year. 

So wish me luck I hope I do myself and everyone else on this challenge proud and ill be back with my final results as soon as they’re in!

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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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