Sunday, 13 September 2009

A lovely week ...

Well i've had such a nice week and lost 2lbs which topped it all off. Last night I went out with some friends from Uni - we had nando's and then went salsa dancing at Guanabarra. I did eat in excess of my points, but I will make up for this before D-DAY!

I am sooo desperate to reach goal by christmas. I have decided to give up alcohol until then and have decided to adopt a "swear box" approach to it - every time I think I need a drink, i'm going to put £1 in a money box. I can then use this money to myself a new outfit for christmas day - in my family we dress up for it and it's a lovely tradition we have always had.

I have decided to enter a 10k - although I haven't done it yet, I am going to start training tomorrow. I used the Podrunner intervals training for my 5K and I would thoroughly recommend them - i'm going to use the "Gateway to 8K" and then onto the "10K Freeway" - taking me 20 weeks in total, although I managed to run the full 5k without completing the training sessions - if your interested, the podcast is free and can be downloaded from

Here is a photo of me last night.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Well ...

It has been a long time since I last posted a blog, but it really does help!

I am now into the 10s! and I managed to run a 5k in 30 mins 54 secs today.

What's new? Not much really ... apart from I am really struggling :( I only have 19 lbs to reach goal and really do not want to fall at the last hurdle!

I'm going to start/continue blogging again to help me get there by xmas!

Friday, 19 June 2009



I have completely binged since lunch to celebrate - a 1/2 day of the "old" me! Manged to drink 1/4 of a large bottle of vodka and feeling great!

2 St 'til I get to goal, but perhaps a bit more, who knows!

My next target is to get into the 10s before my bro's wedding on 29th and my birthday on 30th August - only 5.5lb to go, so should be able to do it (realisticallt, would like to lose 1st bt then, well it is 10 weeks)

Have a good weekend, i'm shopping tomorrow in london for a dress for my mum to wear to the wedding, i'm waiting until the last minute ...

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


Well, although I did not count my points on Friday, I know that I must have gone over my around 20 points! But I did have a great time - only lost £32! I gave up on the Wendie Plan and decided to go for total damage limitation and since then I have been eating 16 points per day, of which, tomorrow will be my last. There's a picture of me before the races!
On Thursday, I am going to a breakfast at Butcher's Hall for the Lord Mayor of the City of London - I know that it will be a typical "English Breakfast", but that it is silver service, so I can easily control what I eat. I planned to have 9.5 points - a massive breakfast!

Come Friday, I will be starting a-fresh with the renewed vigour on the Wendie Plan - I will not go over my points whatsoever either!

I wonder how WI goes - quite ominous to hope for a loss, me thinks!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Bad Day

I decided to repoint everything I had during my binge on Saturday, it turned out I had, in fact, gone 14.5 points over! That was the first bad thing. I realised that I could only made up 10 of those points before the end of the week, so I decided that I would use 4.5 of my bonus points - I try to use my bonus points from exercise, but I this time I had to!

Second bad thing - I had a "fat" day today - which just makes me want to eat more. I had consumed 12.5 points after I had eaten my lunch!

Third bad thing - stressing out about not being able to weigh-in this week!

Fourth bad thing - I have a lot of pressure at work and when I stress, I just want to eat chocolate. I made it until 3:45, but then I reached for the chocolate - all 5 points of it, in my mouth and eaten within 60 seconds. OINK OINK OINK - that left me with 1.5 points for my dinner (I had planned to have a dinner worth 8 points!), so when I got in this evening from my PT session, it was a WW tomato soup with a piece of WW bread for 1.5 points, I also 2 strawberries and 5 raspberries (0 points).

I am now firmly drawing a line - I have decided to go to Boots at lunch time and use their weighing machine tomorrow to weigh in. I am also going to point what I eat and drink on Friday and I will not go over my points, even if that means only having two glasses of champagne! I WILL NOT EAT ANY NIBBLES AT THE RECEPTION! I am not going to ruin 50 weeks of hard works and I WILL MAKE MY 5 STONE TARGET WEIGHT LOSS BY WEEK 52!

This will be my mantra for the next few days ... it will get me through!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Busy times ...

I have been extremely busy over the past week, which is good - stops me thinking about food. I had one major catastrophe - Saturday night: 10 points over. I have one more day (tomorrow) of eating two points less and then I have made it up, so fingers crossed!

I am also missing my WI this week as I am going to the Ladies' Day at Epsom. I have decided to go off plan for this day, as I can't really plan what I will be eating or drinking, but I will definitely make sensible choices - hopefully it will be a good day. I have a lovely (size 14 OMG) dress and have had a matching fascinator made - who knows? I could win the Jeep (but doubt it very much!

Have a good one ... I will keep you all posted about how Friday goes (WW wise and generally)!

Friday, 29 May 2009


(1) I lost 1 lb at weigh in

(2) Booked by holiday up

(3) I've got three more weeks until I've been doing WW for a year and I think I can make my 5st mini-target by then - what a nice way to round an excellent year off!

(4) Nice weather for the weekend

On Wednesday, I managed to get into a spin class at the gym. It was the first time I had done it in a year and I was very nervous before, but I loved it! Will definitely be going again.

Thursday was just another day, nothing out of the ordinary.

Today, following my weigh in, I have been feeling so positive. I even treated myself to some chocolate (but within my daily points allowance). My first holiday for the year is booked. It's a fitness holiday in the Austrian Alps - I am so looking forward to it, roll on July. All meals are provided at the Hotel and they even cater to people doing weight watchers, giving you the points values for your food. Not much of a holiday, you may think, but I am just so focused and I don't want to ruin all my hard work before my brother's wedding, so I thought this would be a happy medium - a week off work, abroad, nice weather (I hope), nice scenery, but I can still focus! BUT do not worry, I will be off to Morocco in September for a "relaxing" holiday.

I'm off to two BBQs this weekend - I'll report on the outcome on Monday.

Hope you guys have a nice relaxing weekend - chill!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Boredom Eater

Well today was slow at work and I just felt the continual urge to snack. I had anticipated this and decided to build in lots of low point snacks into my plan (an apple, a nectarine, pack of fruities and a fruit bar) - so I did manage to stick to my 18 point plan.

Just got back from Body Combat and burnt 495 calories.

I am just so worried about weigh in this week - I hope all goes well, but after my binge-fest I think I deserve to put weight on :(

Monday, 25 May 2009

Lovely Weekend BUT ...

I have had a really nice weekend - what was meant to be relaxing, turned into me not having a moment to stop.

The bad thing was, I went 8 points over yesterday - but a girls gotta have fun, right? I drunk too much vodka and when that happens, I stop caring. BUT I got up this morning and pointed EVERYTHING. I have decided to claw back 6 points today by eating 14 points and then the other 2 tomorrow by eating 18 points. I know that I have accumulated enough bonus points to cover this, but I try not to eat them, I would rather eat slightly less for a few days to make up.

Back to work tomorrow :( I've got some Hungarian Goulash Soup cooking at the moment for my lunch tomorrow - the recipe is from e-source for only 2 points, it seems quite wholesome and filling. I've also cooked myself a chilli with the remaining mince (only 75g), so that is me sorted for tomorrow.

I managed to burn 196 calories on a bike ride to the newsagents today.

Have a great week - it's only a short one!

Friday, 22 May 2009

The Bank Holiday is Upon Us!

I managed to lose 3lbs at weigh in this morning, gaining me my 9th silver seven and taking beyond my mini-goal for my first year at WW!

My next mini goals are:

  1. Lose 30% of start weight (68.5 lbs loss)
  2. 10th Silver Seven / 5 Stone (70 lbs loss)
  3. Reach 11 Stone (74 lbs loss)

Generally today has been a good day - I was tempted to go over points today, as I really fancied a Coffee Light Frap from Starbucks (2pts), but then discovered that they have an Espresso Light Frap, which is only 1pt, coinincidently, the amount of points I had left for today!

I had a half day at work and went to the gym to work with my personal trainer (burnt 536 calories - 5bp). It was so difficult as I am working on my abs, which are just crap really! I'm sure i'll feel it in the morning.

Have a good weekend - hopefully we will not be faced with too many temptations ...

Thursday, 21 May 2009


Last night I burnt 576 calories at the gym - good considering I only did 25 minutes cycling, 10 minutes on the cross trainer and 10 minutes cool down fast walk/jog on the treadmill.

Today I have a very testing day food wise. I am a boredom eater and it was very slow at work - I just felt hungry all day. I have managed to stick exactly to plan. My trick is to keep a bag of fruit like cherries in my drawer, so I can have a nibble when I feel the urge. There are always biscuits in the office and I (usually) manage to resist.

I'm off to the gym tonight for Body Combat (45 minutes) and I am interested to see how many calories I burn, as I find this a higher impact than just using the gym equipment!

I've got my spag bol in the oven ready for when I get back - there's a bottle of wine in the fridge for tomorrow night, I MUST stop myself from opening it tonight.

SABOTAGE - my mum stayed over last night and she was trying to be nice to me by putting my lunch that I had preared in a bag for me ... well when I got to work to put it in the fridge, instead of my wrap, there was a massive lump of CHEESE ...

I've got my weigh-in tomorrow and I really do not know what to expect, what with the naughty weekend!


Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Today I am feeling really good. I have stuck to my meal plan 100% - got the salmon cooking in the oven now for dinner, then I'm off to the gym.

I had the most amazing graze box today with the apple struedel mix and dried raspberries, coming to only 4 points altogether.

My Polar exercise watch also arrived today, so i'm extremely excited about testing that out today to see how many bonus points I earn - I've also got 0.5 points left. I think I might just bank that :)

Anyway i'm off to eat dinner and prepare my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow - i'll let you know how I get on!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Well it's about time!

Hi Guys,

I'm new to all this blogging, but thought it was about time I started. Having done Weightwatchers for nearly a year now, I have found people's blogs so inspiring and thought I would give it a try!

Here is a picture of me before I started

A little more about me: I work as a PR in London, which is great. I love going to the gym (I go at least 4 times a week)- I'm addicted to Body Attack and Combat.

I weighed in on Friday and lost 1lb, but over the weekend, I had my friend's hen weekend, which was lovely, but difficult for me, as I was out of control (I am a compulsive food tracker!).

Anyway, since Sunday, I have been back on track, sticking to my 20 points per day (I did think I would eat 15 points each day to make up for the two days, but thought I would be punishing myself for having a good time - which is a very negative way to feel and would put pressure on me) - I hope all goes well at weigh in on Friday, all will soon be revealed!

Two pictures of me on the hen weekend: