Half-marathon training and the dreaded post holiday weigh-in!

Last week on holiday I made some really positive decisions, such as signing up for a half-marathon which I’ll run in the Spring of 2020, but I also made some less positive (negative?!) decisions, such as to mainline wine and chips and mushy peas!  This week has been about the consequences of these decisions, namely…

That time we went to Norfolk

In the five-ish years that I’ve followed a vegan diet and lifestyle I’ve been really rather spoilt, every year/month/day/minute it seems to become more and more mainstream, which means that eating out has become a real pleasure and is really very easy. Growing up as a vegetarian in the 70s/80s and 90s I know that…

From Vegan Junk Food Junkie to Half-Marathoner?

In years gone by I was a bit of a runner.  In fact, between 2009 and 2014 I ran countless 5k’s, eleven 10k’s, nine half-marathons and even a duathlon.  I never quite reached the holy grail of 10 minute miles (which seemed to be what to aim for to be respected by my running chums)…

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…

1st week’s weigh-in

  Just a short one today …. I’m pleased to report that I lost 3.5lbs in group this week, by following my Slimming World/Weight Watchers mash up. I’m finding it relatively easy at the moment and I’m hoping I can keep it up. Here are some of the meals I’ve eaten this week:

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…