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    Days 13, 14 and 15

    Bank holiday Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have gone by in a blur. I’ve ate quite healthy ie pastry-less quiche with salad, WW burgers, salad, Actifry chips, lots of fruit etc. I’ve also engaged in lots of housework like cleaning windows, hoovering, I’ve walked quite a lot and attended yoga and swimming at Bannatyne’s. So not a bad 3 days. However, I’m feeling it’s the quiet before the storm as I’m away with girlfriends at the weekend and I can feel lots of prosecco, crisps, afternoon tea, chocolate and hot tub time coming our way. Maybe if we keep moving around the hot tub it may burn off some calories! We…

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    One Week

    I didn’t cry this morning but I could have done because depending on where I placed the scales in the bathroom I’d either lost 3/4lb or 1 1/2lbs. Not a lot for the effort I put in but a loss nonetheless. Today I helped my sister-in-law move house so plenty of exercise, lifting boxes, up and down to cupboards and up and down the stairs numerous times. Food choices have been okay but could have been better. No Weetabix left so Crunchy Nut Cornflakes (not Kellogg’s so my son calls them knock off) and a cup of tea. Mid morning coffee. Lunch turkey sandwich and piece of shop bought apple…

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    Day 6

    Weekends are notoriously difficult for weight loss, in fact any day which takes you out of your usual routine. Routine and planning are two important key ingredients towards weight loss and they are generally forgotten about at weekends. So if you think these are your weak days then make sure you plan for them because ‘proper, prior planning prevents pi** poor performance’. I had my usual 2 x Weetabix and a cup of tea before going to work to set up for a wedding. Lunch was pork & chicken with a range of steamed vegetables, mashed potato and 1 x Yorkshire pudding. Tea was a wrap filled with left over…

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    Day 4

    Thursdays always start off a bit different as I have breakfast with my grandson. Poached egg on lightly buttered toast and a cup of tea started off my food diary for the day. A quick walk to mum’s for a chat and a coffee after our small child had left for the day. Lunch was scrambled eggs, half slice of lightly buttered bread, a small amount of grated strong cheddar cheese and four cherry tomatoes. Mid afternoon snack coffee and a digestive. A spot of shopping during the afternoon and home for the last meal of the day – plain poached haddock, new potatoes (no butter), salad and green beans…

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    Day 3

    Day 3 (actually posted day 4 due to time restraints yesterday). Beat day 2’s time of walk around village 26 minutes today. Home for the usual Weetabix and Cup of tea. Pottered about house for while – mid morning snack cup of coffee, banana. Walked to son’s about half mile away. Lunch consisted of poached egg and lightly buttered toast. Mid afternoon snack coffee and 1 Jaffa cake. Gym time – 1 hour yoga following by swimming (well pool time not a lot of swimming) with my son and grandsons. Evening meal spaghetti bolognese, no garlic bread followed by fresh fruit and low fat yoghurt. Early evening coffee accompanied by…

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    Day 2

    Day 2 started much the same as yesterday. Hike/semi-jog around village (27 mins 11secs). Breakfast – 2 x Weetabix, cup of tea Housework Mid morning – Coffee, banana Housework Lunch – Yesterdays’s left over pastry-less quiche, 4 x cherry tomatoes, cup of tea, Jaffa Cake Gym – 30 minutes treadmill Mid afternoon – Cup of tea, tangerine Tea – Chicken, sweet potato, carrot, turnip, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, small amount of onion/mushroom gravy. Glass of water, cup of tea. Creative writing course at local college. Evening snack – Cup of tea, digestive biscuit I feel today was a good day. A fair mix of exercise, down time and healthy eating.…

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    Day 1

    Today is the day, the day my weight loss begins. I’ve gained 1 stone since September and enough is enough. I lost a stone for my son’s wedding last September and now it’s all back on again. How did that happen? I’ve lost weight with Weight Watchers and Slimming World in the past and now finances dictate that I go it alone. I started the day weighing in at 11st 6 1/2lbs. I did a 30 minute brisk walk around the village and on my return I had 2x Weetabix with milk. A mid morning snack consisted of white coffee and a Jaffa Cake. Lunch was a 2 egg sweet…