Slimmer of the Month!

Who would have thought that all it would take for me to finally start losing weight was a global pandemic?! Since joining Slimming World six weeks ago, I’ve lost 11lbs and been awarded Slimmer of the Week twice and on Friday I was ‘crowned’ as the Slimmer of the Month for May. I have in…

Welcome to my blog!

Hi there! I am a 40 something woman who went vegan for ethical reasons over four years ago, prior to this I was a lifelong vegetarian.  I live in the UK where veganism is increasing in popularity at the moment. Until recently I worked full time as an Accountant in an office based role.  Having just…

That time I took up giving up…

Over the years I have given up all sorts of things, for ethical, health and financial reasons or sometimes just for the challenge – Lent or Dry January anyone? I’ve given up smoking, gone vegan overnight and eschewed social media for months. Many of these abstinence campaigns were done in the hope that they would…

Still here… still losing…

Ian and I have settled into a regular lockdown routine which includes him shopping early on a Tuesday morning, lots of walking (with the whippets or without depending on the heat) and not a huge amount of anything else. We haven’t felt the urge to drive to Durdle Door or Bournemouth, in fact I haven’t…

The end of the streak…

Last week in our virtual Slimming World group my leader gave me a special shout out for being one of the few members who had lost every week since joining 4 weeks into lockdown (8 weeks without a ‘stay the same’ or a gain). So, naturally, this week I was doomed to fail and I…

YMCA – young man, there’s no need to feel down..

Following my Road to Damascus moment (My lightbulb moment … ?) I have lost 5.5lbs in 2 weeks and even won a Slimmer of the Week award – something I’ve never done before and which made me happier than it probably should have done!  Could it be that lockdown actually works for me, no buckets…

My lightbulb moment … ?

In my last blog (Lockdown life … what do you write about when nothing is happening …?) I was bemoaning the fact that social distancing didn’t do much for the old waistline, in fact, I was 1lb off my heaviest weight ever.  Well, it didn’t stop there and not only did I surpass my heaviest…

What a difference a month makes … 720 little hours …

What a crazy few weeks it has been. The last time I blogged, on the 2nd of March, I had just completed The Vitality Half Marathon in London. An event that was attended by over 15,000 runners and many, many spectators and supporters. After the run, competitors and their families crowded together in the Expo…

That time I ran a half-marathon with no training…

Back in July 2019, I signed up for the Vitality Big Half in London.  Convinced that, by March 2020, I’d be a size 10 and capable of running half-marathons in my sleep.  Of course, when the event did come along, I was the same size as when I signed up and the furthest I’d run/walked…

If not now, when?

In 27 weeks, on the 1st September, my teacher training course starts (When I grow up I want to be …. & Three interviews, three offers…) until then I am in the lucky position of having nothing to do, apart from two half days volunteering in my local primary school. Therefore, I have determined that,…