Monthly Archives: January 2015

Back from the USA

So I took a week off whilst I was away in the USA – which really means that I took about 2 weeks off as my mind was telling me before hand “well you’re going away, you may as well eat this” during the week before I went.

Originally I told myself that I’d eat well, get some exercise in and not aim to put weight on.

What actually happened is I ate terribly (lots of wings and some great ribs!) and drank a lot of booze!   I didn’t stick to the plan at all and only managed one gym session despite both of my hotels having gym access.

So tonight I went to weigh in and two weeks since my last weigh in I had put on 5lb – and 8lb since my great week of 10lb loss after Christmas.   It’s not great – and it’s set me back, but it could have been worse!

This week is going to be tough!   Really need to get back on the plan, back into keto and have a big weight loss week..

BOOM! Back with a bang!

I thought it might be a good week this week and guess what?  It bloody well was!  Ignoring the first week (where it’s all water loss) it’s been my best week yet and tonight at weigh in I’d lost a massive 10lb in one week!   Here is what that looks like:


That brings my total weight loss since I started on the 2nd September to exactly 6st! I’m now also 98kg- under 100kg for the first time in my adult life.

I can’t thank Lighter Life enough for turning my life around and for all my friends and family for their constant support… Whenever I post a photo or msg on Facebook I get such amazing comments and every one of them has really helped ensure that I keep going at this… but I still I have a long way to go!

Time for a quick update then…

Target 1 – Lose 14lb (1 stone) – Reward – Destiny for Xbox One – DONE
Target 2 – Lose 25lb – DONE 23/09/14
Target 3 – Lose 35lb – DONE 07/10/14
Target 4 – Lose 50lb – DONE 05/11/14  Amazon Fire TV or Raspberry Pi
Target 5 – Lose 70lb – DONE 09/12/14 
Target 6 – Lose 85lb
Target 7 – Lose 100lb – Reward – Tattoo!
Target 8 – Loose 115lb (original goal)
Target 9 – Loose 125lb
FINAL GOAL – Loose 140lb (10st) – Reward – Wedding Ring
PROGRESS: 84lb gone – 56lb to go (60% gone) – 28% of original weight lost

Going to the US on the Saturday after next and I’m currently thinking that I’ll take the week off from the plan and enjoy myself, even if I put a few lb on so it would be amazing to try and be under 15st by the time I get on the plan..  11 days to lose 7lb?   Doable, I think!

So yesterday I did this…


I decided on Friday afternoon that Saturday would be a good day to do my first Park Run.    I had done zero prep for it as despite doing cardio 3 times a week for the past 8 weeks or so, I’ve not done running at all.

It was hard work but very fun and rewarding.   I could have probably gone a little faster as I was running with a family member but the thing that mattered was completing it – especially as it was raining and very muddy…  Despite doing a 10k a couple of years ago I never really got into or enjoyed running – but I found it a lot easier after losing the weight I have and am already planning on doing it again next week.

If any of my local friends want to join me, let me know!


First update of 2015

So I’ve not updated for a few weeks as Christmas kind of got in the way of blogging… and weight loss!  I ended up eating far too much of all the wrongs things despite my best intentions and put on 3lb – the first time I’ve gained weight since I started the plan in September.

Since then (Monday) I’ve got straight back into it and my scales at home suggest that I’ve already lost somewhere between 6-8lb within the space of a few days,  meaning I have high hopes for next week’s weigh in.   I feel like I’ve found my mojo again and am finding it a lot easier to stick to the plan than I did before Christmas.   Perhaps the few days off and the gain was exactly what I needed?   I also feel like I’ve got so much more energy & have been busy getting things done in the garden and the house.

I found a good website on pinterest this week called Modelmydiet – which shows what you the “average” body type looks like at different weights, here is my start weight and current weight..



And here it is with my start vs. my goal..   Be interesting to see how it compares to my before and after photos when I am at goal!


The good thing about Christmas was that I got lots of new clothes and vouchers – it was so nice to be able to go and shop in “real” shops and buy stuff that fits- some even at a size L, rather than XXL or even XXXL where I was when I started.

Really excited about getting to my goal in 2015.   Will update again to share how the week pans out after weight in on Tuesday evening.