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October 15, 2019

I tried my hand at the calorie cycling for a couple of months, it didn't really seem to work for me. The higher weeks were enjoyable, but I struggled with the lower goal weeks and my energy level were all over the place. I continued to maintain/gain over the 2 months I...

August 15, 2019

I feel like every couple of months I've been writing that I'm in a rut and just doing more or less the same thing over and over again to get out of it.

I have more or less gained back 2/3 of the weight that I lost in 2017 and maintained through 2018. 

The weight loss its...

July 31, 2019

Ok, so throughout June/July I was trying my hand at a hypnotherapy app to help deal with my binge eating, initially it did seem to have some impact on my eating habits, although looking back I think this might have just been pure determination to have something work. I...

July 16, 2019

Makes approximately 6 portions, approximately 250 calories per portion


  • 1 courgette

  • 1 Bell Pepper

  • 1 Red Onion

  • 1 Clove of Garlic

  • 1 pack of braising beef (600g) - avoid lean cuts as they will toughen up and be less flavourful.

  • ...

June 26, 2019

I haven't spoken much about my tendency to binge-eat in the past. It's an awful vicious cycle - for the last 10 months or so I've been in a bit of a rut, I gained a little fat back, then I get disappointed in myself, then I eat to numb my emotions, as nothing seems to...

February 27, 2019

As it goes I'm doing better with some goals than others. But I have a plan to improve and that's what matters isn't it? 

  • Lose another 30lbs by October

    • I will measure my success with continued daily and weekly weigh ins both on MyFitnessPal and HealthyWa...

January 10, 2019

<<<<<< I should first point out that this is very definitely not me. As if there'd be any confusion hahaha.

So I have been saying to myself for a couple of years now that I would really love to give a pole dancing class a go, I've always been blown away b...

January 3, 2019

Well it wouldn't be the beginning of a new year without outlining a few key goals for the year ahead, I don't really think of them as New Year Resolutions as I've already been working on some of these over the last couple of years, but anyway here are my fitness and nu...

November 19, 2018

I've been missing in action again for a little while, whilst I've been busy at work, so haven't had time to focus on the blogging, but have kept up my food logging and staying active.

I am still bouncing around the same few pounds, all my own fault, I haven't been as di...

August 30, 2018

So it's a little while since I last checked in with you all, my last post was at the beginning of June. I have kinda taken my eye of the ball with my weight loss and gained about 5-6lbs over the 2 months. 

So, the start of Autumn seemed to be as good a time as any to pr...

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