Hello July!

Oh dear well I don’t know about you guys but I’ve missed you! I’ve been so busy with work, home, family and friends that this (and my diet – we’ll get to that!) has taken a back seat! But it’s ok, I’m here now. Don’t panic lovelies.

So what has happened? Well, I’ve been out and about quite a bit! I had time off work so stayed with friends for a few days – I had an epic time but my waistline did not! Oh the horror when I returned to chub club to be told I gained half a stone – oops! I had fun though so that’s ok, right?? I don’t think there was anything we didn’t eat : BBQ, cider, american diner burgers, pizza, cake, sweets, more cake, more cider, oh dear!

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Been out for a few meals here and there too – pizza, Mexican, harvester! But again it was fun, the company was amazing and as always “life before diet” – what’s the point in being skinny if it means missing out on all the good stuff!

So I have returned and I’m going to kick butt! My mum and her partner have been dieting too – not Slimming World but a VLCD called Exante! Since February they’ve lost almost 10stone between them!

Well I fancied a bit of that, just to lose my gain and maybe a headstart as am so close to my end goal now. It’s been hard – you have three “meal packs” a day and that is it! (Give or take a few slightly different plans) Well I’ve started and restarted a few times but am really going for it this time! I have set myself an 11 week challenge to try and hit goal! So far I am almost one whole week in but unfortunately weigh in for this doesn’t tie in with weigh in for Slimming World. Oh well. Official Exante weigh is tomorrow! Slimming world was yesterday however and there I lost 5 mahoosive pounds!! Aw yeh!

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It is getting easier to stick to it as well, your body goes in to ketosis where you are low carb so burn fat rapidly (ish) and the hunger just goes away – cool huh? There are a few different plans too which I’m trying out and so far it’s helped me stick to it far better!

Total Solution – 3 packs
Total Solution+ – 3 packs plus 100cals low-carb veg off a list
Working Solution – 3 packs plus 400cals low-carb meal/snacks
Simple Solution – 3 packs plus 600cals meal

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I’ve so far done a bit of everything as, especially with work, it’s hard to support someone to go for a meal and not eat with them! (I support adults with learning disabilities for those who don’t know) So on those days I have had the 400/600 calories! Heck, I’ve lost 5lb don’t knock it!

So you will see me tomorrow for “Official Exante Weigh In 1”

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Hello 2014!

Oops. I had a Christmas gain. Didn’t we all? Ok well apparently not, one woman at class lost 5lbs! We don’t like her, do we?

Well as for me, I gained 3lbs over the festive week – not too shabby as I was half expecting 7lbs+.

This past week I had fully intended to get that three pounds off easy peasy, but it didn’t happen. I’ve picked, and picked, and picked some more. My head just stayed in Festive Mode! I didn’t eat regularly, ate junk and pastries. And of course I couldn’t let all those Christmas choccies and biccies go to waste now could I?

Last night was the first weigh of 2014! And I gained! Oops.

But it’s ok, it was only 1/2 a measly pound and I’d just had dinner. Good thing is though is that it seems to have kicked me right up the arse – New Year? And I start it with a gain?? Better sort that out quick or it’ll be a repeat of 2013 (2 Stone gain in Jan/Feb – 10months taken to lose it!)

Oh yes, that happened – I ate and ate, and gained 20lbs in 2 months! I went from 183lbs to 215lbs! Oops!

Well here’s the plan for the week!

  • Food Plan
  • Food Diary
  • Stick to 10 syns a day (then I know I have 5 leeway!)
  • Aim for 10 speed foods a day (Just no speed soup!)
  • Get another week done for my Platinum Body Magic Award
  • Lose 4lbs (or more – I’ve done it before!)

Off I go!!

Goodbye 2013!

Well here we are, another year over. I didn’t hit target this year sadly, I really thought I would but I didn’t so much fall off the wagon and crash the wagon in to a tree and sat back watching it go up in flames while toasting marshmallows over the ashes!

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However, I have achieved other things this last year too! I got a new job, bought a house, started a degree with the OU and while I didn’t get down to my target weight, I did lose the two stone I gained over LAST Christmas.

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Right, hello 2014! I have plans for you!

  1. Get to target – 9stone 7lbs, currently 13stone 10.5lbs
  2. Get fit, not just slim but fit!
  3. Hopefully meet up with my lovely SW ladies (you know who you are πŸ˜‰ )
  4. Cook more from scratch
  5. Be happy!