Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Oh good grief.........

a lb on!

I am getting really fed up at the moment with my body, I am a bit disheartened but I will keep going.

I am mega stressed at the moment with work and my ex coming back into my kids life after 5 years with my period like a cherry on top so I am going to get back on the old wagon and keep sticking to it, keep doing the exercise and hope that my body will decide that I eventually need a reward for my efforts......


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

F*ckity f*ck.............

2lbs on and have no idea why...........?!

Stupid body!!


Tuesday, 15 June 2010


lost 1lb tonight taking me into the 13 stone bracket!!!!!

I am so happy, I have been hovering in the 14 stone bracket for nearly a year so I am more than pleased I have finally cracked it!!!



Tuesday, 1 June 2010

So close........

I wanted to be in the 13's by the end of May but I have weighed in tonight bank on 14stone! lol

Oh well, I am still very happy with my weight loss this week and my little mini goal for next week is for the scales to finally say 13 stone something.............I also want to get to 13st 7lbs by the end of June.

Watch this space......


Monday, 24 May 2010

My goal photo........

The link for this was posted on the WW forum and it is a good little gadget....it is now my looking forward photo..:0)



Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Water, water everywhere.........................

and none of it going in my belly!!!

I find it really hard to drink plenty of water. I find if I sit with a big glass or bottle of it on my desk it really puts me about but I know the benefits of drinking water so needed to think of a way of getting some down my neck...........the answer?..

I worked out that in an average day at work I will get out of my seat to make drinks, take in deliveries, take post upstairs, etc about 6/7 times. Whichever job I am doing I have to go passed the little kitchen where there is a water cooler. So, my plan (which I have started today) is to get a small cup of water each time I pass the kitchen, this should set me well on my way to getting the amount of water I need.....

I hope I can keep it up as the effects of many toilet runs have kicked in!! lol


Thursday, 13 May 2010

What a difference a year makes.........

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2010

More motivation to keep going, just over 7 months to Xmas, it will be interesting to see how different I can look again!


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Another weigh in...........

and half a pound gain.

Weirdly I am not upset as I have stuck to my points but not done as much exercise. I am more focused than ever so next week my efforts will hopefully show.

Now I am sat here watching 'Dance you Ass Off' on Sky Real lives. It doesn't fill the gap of The Biggest Loser but I am finding it entertaining so far. It is too early in the show for me to find any inspiration but hats off to them all for doing it.


Saturday, 8 May 2010

Had a lovely evening........


We got a voucher to get a pizza for £1 at Pizza Express (you buy one main meal to get the cheap pizza) so we decided to take the kids and celebrate Lolly and Will passing their dancing exam and Matt getting a part in the play.

The meal was delicious and all pointed, it was a lovely evening and we ended it watching Doctor Who.


Friday, 7 May 2010

Just noticed.........

my BMI on my ticker at the top of the page...

I have gone from 43 to 32?!?!? I never even noticed.......I am really pleased with that. I am sure I will still be classed as obese but it is going down so that is all that matters.


Tuesday, 4 May 2010


for last couple of weeks........after the marathon I had a weigh in and another STS but because I was so proud of my achievement it didn't matter to me at all.

This week I had a free 3 day pass for Fitness first, for the first day I did four hours in the gym of walking, jogging, rowing, cycling etc which was good fun, the second day I really loved, it was curcuit training and boxing, for 53 minutes my heart rate was definately at high intensity level, and the final day I did another couple of hours. I loved every minute of it and I am now looking for a boxing lesson to do every week because I absolutely loved it. To top it off I finally shifted weight wise and lost 2.5lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am soooooooo pleased.

My motivation level is so high now so hears to another good week.


Sunday, 18 April 2010

I did it.......one walking half marathon complete!

VERY tired and achey but a fab experience and I am well chuffed with us all.

Friday, 16 April 2010


I went Roller skating for my son's 13th birthday!

I was really nervous about going as I am really clumsy and can fall over without any help at the best of times. It was actually really good fun and by the end of the 2 hours I was going round without clinging on for dear life! Even though I wasnt going fast I got quite sweaty and my legs ache this morning so I had a nice little workout without realising it! I wonder how many points that would earn?

I am even considering taking the kids once a month.......

Hopefully the achey legs will go before tomorrow!

My son had a great birthday, I can't believe I am actually Mum to a teenager! EEEEK!


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

3 more days.........

until my walking half marathon!!! IT has come round sooooo fast!

I am really excited and nervous about it all. We got our packs through with our Shine t-shirts, number, bag labels and various other items. It says that on the night we will all be given an illuminated balloon to take round with us which I think will make it all look amazing.

I am not worried about walking the 13.2 miles as I have been exercising like a demon these last 8 weeks. This week I am not going to do any exercise so my body is fully rested and ready for Saturday night.

WW wise I am going to concentrate on having a mix up with my meals making that more my focus instead of the training. Who knows, it may shift some weight giving my body a break......... that would be a lovely bonus if I show a loss on the scales next week. I am feeling unbelievably fit these days so even though I have only lost 1.5lbs while doing this training I have never felt better.

I am going to keep up the exercise after the marathon as I find I actually miss it when I don't do some.

My sis and I have been thinking of what to train for next year and we are looking at maybe doing a 26 mile bike ride and/or some sort of sponsored swim.......watch this space! lol


For those of you that are just starting out on more exercise why not get your name down for next year and make that a goal?

Wish me luck, I will put pics on and let you know how it all went.


PS. I think there is still time if you wish to sponsor me, just click on the link at the top of my blog. Thanks. :0)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Little woohoo.......

cos I lost half a pound this week, so that is 1.5lbs in 7 weeks........not a great average but I am the healthiest I have ever been......every cloud.....:0)

Easter was not a problem at all for me because I had time off with my kids and they love going out on their bikes so that is what we did, lucky me, I am proud to say that I have instilled in my kids about having a healthy lifestyle and enjoying it.

Happy me.


Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Another week.....

has flown by and I apologise for neglecting my blog it has been an odd couple of weeks all told.

I stayed the same again this week but I am not getting disheartened as I have had some lovely compliments from loads of people.

Happy times.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


After 5 weeks of only losing half a pound and exercising like a demon I lost half a pound!!! I know it isn't a massive loss but just to see the scales say something different has given me a real boost, hopefully this is the start of movement again scale wise.

I can only assume that my body was too shocked with all the exercise to worry about losing weight! lol

I am even more determined now to get the rest of this weight off this year.


Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Another week.........

another stay the same but this week I am being very calm about it.

I am going to try and eat half of any bonus points I earn after each exercise and see if that works.

So starting as I mean to go on I walked for an hour tonight and have done 40 minutes on my Biggest Loser Wii game.

I am determined to persevere with the hope that eventually the weight loss will kick in again soon.

PMA! lol


Friday, 12 March 2010

I am going for my.................

....first free swim tonight.


If you click on the above link you can get a free swim at a Living Well Gym.

I am going tonight with my sister and then in the morning with my family. I absolutely love swimming but due to money I can't go on a regular basis. I always feel really chilled out when I have been swimming.

This weekend I am going to do a 13 mile walk in preparation for the marathon, I am taking my family with me and we are taking a picnic and healthy snacks to have along the way. I think I may be looking forward to it more than them but the weather forecast says it is going to be clear and mainly sunny so that should keep their spirits up!

I am nearly at my online target for sponsors so if you want to help me get there please click on the link below. :0)



Wednesday, 10 March 2010


the mardy face has gone and I am being a good girl and plowing on.

I have stuck to my points and done 30 minutes jogging on the Wii.....although saying that, I was really chuffed with myself until I started watching Eddie izzard running a gazillion marathons and I felt quite pathetic! lol

What an amazing achievement! He must feel so proud of humself.

It has certainly inspired me to keep on going......

What a fabulous man.....


Tuesday, 9 March 2010

I feel......................

like crying ..............

Another STFS!!!!!

Can't even type any more......

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Another weekend gone.................

and it has been lovely.

Friday night went over to a friends house to celebrate her birthday (and used some of my bonus points there!) which was a fun chatty evening, then Saturday had an extremely lazy day with my son Matt where we laid on the settee and watched films then today I went to see the new Sandra Bullock film The Blindside (free preview tickets) with my sis, my daughter and my mate Jean, we had a Starbuck after then me and Lolly went for a bike ride for an hour.

I am now sat here watching the ice skating and chilling.

The diet? I have only managed to earn 18.5 bonus points instead of my usual 35, as I didn't get to do my usual 13 mile bike ride on Saturday and I have eaten more of them that last week so really not sure what way the weigh in will go............

I am pleased that I haven't totally lost it which I could quite easily after the last three weeks of 'good behaviour' with no weight loss. Let's see what Tuesday brings.....


Thursday, 4 March 2010

Australia's Biggest Loser.........

is making me angry, there is a bloke called Nathan who is so controlling I would kick him in the nuts if I saw him!!!!! lol

He is a big contradiction and he should be gratefull for getting the experience he has been given instead of being a moany nasty bitch! ..............Phew...........I feel better now!

Apart from that I love Biggest Loser.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Big sigh.....................

I have stayed the same again this week, so the eating extra points didn't work......

I am gutted to be honest, 3 weeks of sticking to plan and earning an average of 30-35 points and only losing half a pound for that period is understandably disappointing.......

It has even stumped my WW leader and she had no other suggestions except for to persevere......not really inspiring but I will carry on.


Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sunday night...........

and it has been a good weekend, managed a 12 mile bike ride and even had time to go and watch Sheffield United play!

I have had extra points as my WW leader advised so I have no idea what the scales will say on Tuesday night, I am a bit nervous to be honest because I am trying something different......I hope it works.

This is a picture of me and my son Matt at the football ground.

Good weekend.


Friday, 26 February 2010

Last night..........

we took the kids to see a preview of Alice in Wonderland.

It was absolutely amazing!! The 3D effects were the best I have seen. It was a really good evening, we got in at 6.30pm and then watched the live feed from the London premiere which showed interviews and stuff which was a nice start before the film. The kids loved it and even though it was a late night and we are tired this morning it as well worth it especially as we got in for free!

I would recommend going to see this film.......


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

and yet another before pic......



A new day...................

and it is grey and slushy! lol

The weather aside, I am still as determined to have another good week.

I have planned my meals for today and on advice from my WW leader I will be having one extra point a day to counteract all the exercise I am doing. It is a bit of a gamble which can go either way at weigh in next week but if I can find a nice balance and it loses me the weight then I will be happy.

I am feeling a bit down with regards to money at the moment as I suppose most of us are. I don't want an extravagant excessive lifestyle, all I want is to be able to afford some treats without having to struggle for months after because of it.

Harumph!!! lol


Tuesday, 23 February 2010


half a pound off.

I am always happy with a loss but it seems so little after the 2 weeks I have just had.......

I have exercised my butt off and not slipped once on this diet, I deserve more than half.....

I think I am angry because I read on the WW forum of people who have gone way over their points and don't exercise and lose a good number......I know we are all different but I then get angry with those people because they could lose soooo much more!!! lol

I am one angry mutha!!! lol

I know I will keep going but the frustration levels are high tonight......


and 2 more before pics......

I don't even feel like this person anymore...


Monday, 22 February 2010

Another before pic.......

I am going to try and add more before photos as I go along just to keep me focused.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Bonus points.........

I have really upped my exercise these last 2 weeks.

Last week I earned 35 points but didnt eat any and sts so this week I have earned 34.5 and I have used 13.........

I asked on the WW forum about using some bonus points and was told that you should use some if you earn over 30, if that is the case then I have done the right thing by eating some this week....

I am really hoping for a good result because I have definately earned one!

My fitness level is coming along nicely and I am confident that I will be more than up for the walking half marathon in April......I am actually looking forward to it now.


Friday, 19 February 2010


in control and motivated now I have watched the finale of the Biggest Loser! They all looked amazing.

I want to look like those women in those gorgeous dresses!!!!

I am sticking to my exercise and me and sis have got another long bike ride planned tomorrow which includes some really tough hills...eek!

Let's hope I get the loss I deserve this week.....


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Well I..................

stayed the same this week............:0(

I am a bit disappointed because I have earned 35 bonus points through exercise and stuck to the plan like glue, I can't help thinking that this is down to my negative thoughts this week?

I am going to keep on going and I have even walked 4 miles this evening so I will carry on and see what next week brings.......

I am not going to let it affect me and my outlook for the week is positive, positive, positive.................

Spread it around ladies and gents! lol


Monday, 15 February 2010

Why do I.......................

feel so negative about this weeks weigh in?

I have earned 35 bonus points through exercise (so far) and stuck to my points all week. I am really pleased with myself but today I woke up feeling very down and convinced that tomorrow night will show a gain....

Why is this? I know WW works and that I have done everything I can to have a loss......

I wish I could understand how our minds and our bodies worked!!

I feel big and bloated and part of me feels that I am thinking that because of how negative I woke up, like I have put it in my head that I am going to gain so I feel bigger!! I don't eve know if that makes sense......

Aaaarrrrggghhh, I am going to drink loads of water and finish off my week strong and try to wake up more positive tomorrow....


Saturday, 13 February 2010

Fitness bore continued.........


So with the biking to and from work under my belt I then went on a long bike ride today with my sister and son.

We managed about 12 miles!

I am so pleased but I am now extremely saddle sore so after doing some sort of exercise since last Tuesday I am taking tomorrow as a rest day......if only to let my bum cheeks get back to normal!lol

I have stuck to my points so hopefully will all add up to a good weight loss on Tuesday.

Of to the pictures tomorrow with my family to see Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, I am looking forward to it.

Another lovely weekend. :0)

Friday, 12 February 2010

I think I am ..........

becoming a bit of a bike and fitness bore! lol

All I seem to talk about just lately is going out on my bike or my next Wii fit session! I must be boring people stupid!.......so I will do the same on here. lol

Upping the fitness this week, I have done exercise every day so far but my biggest achievement is getting sorted and biking into work today. It was so easy and so much fun! I have even got my own little room at work to store my bike which is great. I am hoping to bike it to and from work 3 days a week which should really boost my weight loss but also will save me £40 in bus fares a month. (That can go to buying me the new clothes I am going to need! lol)

I seemed to have stepped up a level in the WW zone and I am really chuffed with myself.

Have a great and healthy weekend people!


Wednesday, 10 February 2010



I am so pleased, I got rid of that unexplainable gain from last week and another half a pound! I am very happy and now totally in the zone and focused!!

My aim for this week is to lose 2.5lbs.

I would love to get below 14stone by the end of February.

I am going to start cycling to and from work as of next week and I am quite nervous about it but I am not sure why! lol Anyway, Hopefully this will help in my training for my walking half marathon.

Roll on next weigh in!


Monday, 8 February 2010

Suprise visit.......

from my period!?!?!

I woke up this morning feeling very sickly and had trouble keeping down my breakfast. Apart from that though felt relatively healthy then went to the loo and my period had started!!! WTF?!

I am not due for another 2 weeks and I have had none of the other crappy things I normally get as a warning like no sense of humour, sore boobs, stomach cramps, migraines and general grumpiness. Now don't get me wrong I am glad I haven't had those but I was not prepared and I have had to nip out for some Tampax! I just hope I don't get another period in two weeks as well!!!!

Bloody bodies are a liablility! lol


Sunday, 7 February 2010

Sunday night...........

and all is well.

Done loads of exercise this week and had a good diet week, the week itself has been really emotional ranging from no Tesco delivery on Wednesday night to getting the good news about Matthew's neww school.........

I feel like hopefully I have lost the 3.5lbs last week (possibly due to the antibiotics) and I have drunk loads of water to try and shift the possible water retention.

I weigh in on Tuesday so another good couple of days and some Wii fit tomorrow night should give me that last push.

Overall, another week gone and I am not disappointed in myself .


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Thank you........

for all your comments on my previous post. xx

They have made me get up and start today with a positive attitude.

I have got my fruit, a pint of water and my chicken pasta for today and when I have had my Tesco delivery I will be able to have a lovely, healthy and filling tea.

Things like this do knock us sideways but we all need to stay strong and just take each day as it comes.

The rest of this weight is coming off this year and I WILL be in WW magazine!!! lol

Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

I am a little bit in shock.....................

and very sad.............

Went to my weigh in and I have put 3.5lbs on...................I have done loads of exercise, counted all my points even when I had chips and onion rings on Friday night and was really expecting a loss..........

The only other thing this week is that I was ill and I have been on antibiotics since Saturday but I don't think medicine affects your weight does it????

I am going to feel crap all tonight then I am going to keep on sticking to it and hope that my body will right itself.........


Monday, 1 February 2010

Had a lovely weekend.........

with my friend Sarah and my two newest friends Jan and Louisa.

We went round Doncaster which I used to 'haunt' when I was in my late teens/early 20's and to be honest it hasn't changed that much! lol We had a great laugh and I did go over my points because the onion rings were calling me!..........I have done plenty of walking so hopefully no damage done.

This is me with new hair colour and glasses (on the right) with my friend Sarah. We grew up together but lost touch after secondary school, thanks to facebook we are firmly back in each others lives and I have never been happier.

Not really sure where this post was going but that is it for now........lol

Thank you for my lovely blogger awards, I will do my list and nominate the blogs that inspire me later on tonight.


Thursday, 28 January 2010

Had my hair done...........

and broken my glasses on the same day! lol

I am gutted about my glasses, I have had them for 4 years and the frames only cost me £19! :0( Oh well maybe it was time for a change........

My hair is a work in progress, I have very dark hair but have started to get one patch of really white hair, I would love to grow it as it would look really cool but I am impatient so the plan is to lighten my hair so the white blends in and then when it is the same length as the rest of my hair I will go back to the rest being dark and have a Mallen (?) streak. My Grandma had completely white hair and I loved it so I am glad that my patch is white and not grey.

I will try to put some pics on later.

Maybe I need to give myself a complete make over and get some new clothes to match my hair and glasses (when I get them!)?! .................... lol


Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I am made up......

because I have lost another 2.5lbs this week!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!

I am so far on this wagon I am actually helping the horses pull it along! lol

My sis and I even went for an hours walk before weigh in as part of our training ready for our walking half marathon. I didnt even turn to food when that stupid girl in the shop was so mean to me. I feel so good right now! lol

Happy, :0)


Monday, 25 January 2010

Confidence knock.............

I am well peed off, went into New Look and went and tried on some 16 jeans which fit but were too short, I handed them back to the girl at the dressing room door and when I said they were no good she said 'I thought you were wishfull thinking when you took that size in'!!!!!!!!!

I was gobsmacked but not for long, I went and made a complaint and got a fiver off the top I was buying! Cheeky cow. I feel like sh*t though now. It has really knocked my confidence....... :0(


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sunday night......

and this is the time when I feel either happy or pissed off, the reason for this is because if I have stuck to my points I am happy and if I havent I am annoyed. The weekends for me are the hardest for sticking to my points, this weekend has been near perfect in that I went over 2 points last night and 1 tonight but I have been on the Wii fit for a couple of hours too so hopefully that will counteract those extra points.

I will be happy with any loss this week but if I could get another 2 lbs under my belt I will be chuffed.

My walking training is starting this week too so that should keep the losses coming. Fingers crossed.


Thursday, 21 January 2010

Want to eat.....

everything in sight but I won't!

I am 2 days into to my week and I have stuck to it but for some reason it has felt harder instead of easier.....weird.

It may be that I am just very tired today, I feel really lethargic and have no uummpph!

I am even tired just thinking about typing this never mind actually typing it.

I really wanted to go on my Wii fit tonight but I know that I won't get the best out of it so I am planning on going on for longer over the weekend as Andy is in London on Saturday so I can do a good couple of hours then and some on Sunday.

Here's to more energy tomorrow!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Lost 2lbs.....

so I now have exactly 50lbs to lose to get to my goal weight.

Phew that seems a lot but little steps.

Thats all just wanted to share. :0)

First weigh in after a week back on it....

is tonight.

I am really nervous! lol. I have had a good week, gone on a long walk and done 2 sessions on the Wii so there is no reason why I should be. I don't care what the amount is just that I want a loss......

I know that if I get a loss under my belt then it will start to get easier, the first week is always the hardest when you are 'returning' I think.

I am keeping everything crossed for tonight (which may make it hard for me to get on the scale!), I will post my result on me tonight.


Sunday, 17 January 2010

Feeling good.....

I have managed to stick to my points for 5 days now and also earned 10 activity points today walking and doing my Wii fit. I would give myself a pat on the back but I am a bit achey! lol

It is amazing how quickly you get unfit if you stop exercising........won't get into that situation again......and weirdly the front of my lower legs hurt?! Not sure how I have managed that! lol

I will be sleeping like a log tonight I am sure.

So....lesson learnt, keep up the exercise and I will feel so much better all round.


Saturday, 16 January 2010

Day 4.........

and I am so pleased with myself, I have stuck to my points like glue, if I can get tomorrow under my belt I will defiantely be in for a loss, fingers crossed.

It seems to have clicked back into place again now, I needed that weigh in on Tuesday to draw a big line under it and get into gear.


Thursday, 14 January 2010



Monday, 11 January 2010

Had a WW epiphany......

this morning.

I was getting dressed ready for work and caught sight of my profile in the mirror and I got really upset.....my gut has re-appeared......I was so pleased with how it was going down and now I feel like I have let myself down, I was all set to get my post Xmas weigh in last week but due to the white stuff I didn't get there and all I have done since then is eat......I think I have done more damage this last week than Xmas and New Year put together!!!

So that is it...........do this or be miserable............I have done so well and I seemed to be hell bent on ruining it.............so, as of tomorrow night when I finally get weighed my second leg of the journey starts, I am going to get a brand new card and begin as though I am a new member, I will stay to all the meetings and be inspired by my fellow WW and I will knuckle down to exercise ready for my half marathon.........

This is really something that I have to do now........


Friday, 8 January 2010


So very tired today, took the kids sledging last night which was fun but then Matt had a bit of a meltdown so the end of the evening wasnt too great.

I have not done well on the diet and I am actually looking forward to finally getting my official post Xmas weigh in (thats if it doesnt snow anymore!), I am also sorting the exercise plan I need to make sure I am fighting fit for my half marathon in April......that isnt actually that far away! Gulp!

Thats it really.......

I need my bed.........


Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Bloody weather!!

Just when things get back to normal the bloody weather ruins everything!!

Kids aren't at school so I have to work from home which means fighting the urge to eat all day and I won't be able to get my 'new start' weigh in tonight! My plan is to weigh myself at home and have that as my starting target, track all week and hopefully I will get to weigh in next Tuesday.

I hate being messed around! Harumph! lol


Sunday, 3 January 2010

I heart routine!

Back to work tomorrow and I can't wait. I love having routine in my life. I have had a brillaint Christmas and New Year but I am more than ready to get back into the 'hum drum' and I say that with fondness......

Roll on getting up at the same time, taking kids to school, work, picking kids up from school, making tea, exercise, making pack up for the next day, watching Biggest Loser and the like then bed!!!! lol


Oh and I am really looking forward to some fab viewing coming up, Glee, Being Human, Supernatural, Survivors, Dancing on Ice, Both dancing shows and Next Top Model in whatever country!!! Hurrah!

Happy Days.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New year and new plans.........


The downside is that I ate like a pig over Xmas and New Year but the upside is that I enjoyed it and whatever my weight is on Tuesday I will accept that and have that as my fresh new starting weight.

I am also doing a walking half marathon through the night in April for Cancer Research UK so if you would like to donate any money please just click on the link above for my fundraising page.

I will also get back on track with my blog and getting back into doing my Wii fit......

Positive, positive, positive.......