The half a pound queen

It’s Friday again already, how the heck did that happen?  While most people herald the arrival of the weekend, for me it is a mixed blessing as it also means that once again it’s weigh day …… dum ,dum, dum ….. Like most of the folks in my Slimming World group I leave the class on…

5th weigh-in … a miracle?

Last week my main food group was cake, very closely followed by wine.  It was my husband’s 40th and it really would have been rude not to.  When I weighed on Monday I was 5lbs heavier than when I last went to group and so I thought a gain this week was surely inevitable. However,…

That time we went Narrowboating

I have had a very busy fortnight or so, getting ready for my husband’s ’40th birthday surprise holiday’, going on said surprise holiday and then getting over the holiday! As we’ve ‘owned’ our two lovely whippets for over 12 years now (to be honest I think they own us) we have really got to know…

2nd week’s weigh-in

I had a little gain on the scales this week, half a pound on, but I’m not disheartened as it’s been a really rubbishy hormonal week and I know it’s not real weight.  I spent the first half of the week eating everything in sight and the second half feeling so lousy that I was eating very…

Small steps, big results?

Since I stopped working I’ve noticed that my daily step count has plummeted.  I used to regularly clock up 12,000 steps a day, now I struggle to do 6,000 (and that includes giving the whippets their daily walk)!  Pretty amazing considering I had a desk job, but I guess all those walks to the coffee…

I’m giving Weight Watchers another try

If there is one thing I’ve learnt over the years it’s that Slimming World just doesn’t work for me.  I wish that it did as it’s very accessible as the biggest weight loss club in my area, my friends love it (and have great success with it) and Slimming World claim that you can eat all that…

That time I gave up Palm Oil

Giving up palm oil for the month of May was very much like when my husband and I first ‘went’ vegan 5 years ago.  It was easy enough if we were happy to cook most of our food from scratch and to read every label when shopping. In the years since we converted to veganism it has…

Palm oil free

When hubby and I went vegan almost five years ago it was definitely “for the animals”, I’d been raised a vegetarian since birth and it felt like the natural next step.  For me any other benefits of veganism, say environmental or health benefits, were just a lucky by-product of my ethical decision to go plant…