Couch to 5k and losing weight

Well I have decided for now I am going to concentrate on getting fit at home as the nights are darker and my sis has now gone to falmouth Uni, so I would be going on my own, and that’s a little scary! So I will do bike rides and do exercises and work on my cardio!

Well today I achieved another goal, someone noticed I was losing weight Yay! I haven’t done super well this week but I maintained which is amazing because I thought I might put on this week, but it’s ok I need to keep focused do my exercises and keep eating well, my weight should hopefully just keep going steady, I know it’s only a 1lb a week but it’s amazing how better I look already not only that but how I feel, I thought if I lose some weight and work on my cardio and fitness then It may be easier to run as I won’t have the weight to deal with as well!!

My Grandad has had an op and is in ICU recovering well, so fingers crossed everything will be fine, my Nana is having a scan but I know no more on that front. I am still going to work as even though my emotions are completely frazzled it helps to focus on losing weight and work right now! That is another reason why I’m not posting a lot but keep checking back please!

On a good note Sims 3 works on my laptop YAY!  Im having baked cheesy potatoes for tea (YUM!)  oops that’s reminded me they should of been on hee hee wait…ok back..oops got super distracted and washed the dishes too, oh well at least I don’t have as many to do later!!

Well that’s it for now, I’m working up the courage to show some before and now pics and then maybe as I lose the weight I will show more after pics, I found a wonderful blog on blogger, this girl Hannah is amazing you should see her where IS that link….well I found This one be warned once you look at this blog you will want to read all her posts well I did and they are super super good!!

She is my inspiration 😀 that and a few other things but she has shown me that I CAN make it!!

My insecurities of losing weight are :

I STILL won’t like my body

My saggy tummy will STAY saggy (and that is despite it shrinking so far…!!)

My hubby won’t love me anymore (now that is probably the craziest one because he met me when I was 10 and half stone!!)

I will still not be able to run without collapsing and/ or burning lungs

I STILL won’t be able to fit into those beautiful clothes I see for sizes 8 -12(12 at a push sometimes too and 12 is a nice size isn’t it?)

I will still hate the pictures of myself

and probably more that I can’t think of right now! Well that’s all for now folks!

Thanks again for reading!


Slimming Day One (let’s call it that shall we?)

Well here is an update on my Goals (if any achieved!)

  • Goal One – To Run 10 mins no stopping by 17 September 2011 –Not there yet, but I did go for a run in the rain, visability a big O! But I walked for 1 min ran for 3 (with 5 second walk) 1 min walk back with stitch (but hey I ran for three and my lungs burned so so much!)
  • Goal Two – To lose 4lbs by 14 September 2011 – Today I weighed in and have lost 1lb this week 🙂
  • Goal Three – To Stick to 15 or less Syns a day – Today and everyday hereafter – hmm jury out on that one, I cut piece of cake for hubby, for son and then I cut a piece for me and ate it, it wasn’t until I had the last bit in my hand I realized what I had done *cry*
  • Goal Four – To Eat more “Free” Food than Syn food – Today and everyday hereafter  – well I think I am making a start 😛
  • Goal Five –  For someone to notice I’m losing the weight without me telling them ;) _can’t predict THAT! – Not yet
  • Goal Six – To Write in My Food Diary – EVERYDAY!! Oh yeah (goes and does it now! when finished blog.)
Well I think I have had quite a productive day I joined minimins this morning that is a fab site if your losing weigh, changing lifestyle, exercising etc, such a wealth of info on there!!
So Today I felt tired and slugish which was not ideal as the new nursery children were in again today, we have a few tears which is hard, but they cleared up pretty quick so that is good, if tomorrow goes just as good that will be idyllic, but it prob won’t work out like that will it?! Waking up at 4 am is probably not the best way to deal with a day like that either is it, my sub – consious must of been worrying about my grandad!
Anyways here is my Food Diary – Yep am going to public my food diary so in the hope that I won’t want you all to think that I’m the pig I really am (haha) and start eating better, also i will see how my weight losses are affected! (In Theory!)
7 September 2011 – Food Diary (sw)
For breakfast – Kellogs Frostie Cereal bar – 5 Syns
Snack – Hot choc – cadbury light fudge – 2.5 syns
Lunch – 3 babybell lights – Healthy Extra A/B
Lunch cont – Cucumber Sticks x 6 – FREE
Snack – Pom Bear pizza flavour crisps –
Tea – Chicken Stir Fry and small slice of home made pizza (including the dough!)
Afters – Twirl – 6 (sugar forgot about that!)
Afters – Cake (that big mistake I WON’T be doing again!)
Afters – Strawberry’s – Superfree
Afters – 2x Med Meringues and Squirty cream (with the strawberries mind ;))
So erm that’s not so good now is it? Oh well let’s try harder tomorrow! 😀
Thanks for Reading! Maybe if I have time tomorrow I’ll update some pics of before and after!

Slimming from 2nd August 2011

well I thought I would let you in to a little secret not only have I been running but I started Slimming World Online on 2nd August and as usual for the first 2 weeks was super focused, I have fallen off the bandwagon a little bit so I thought by posting my progress on my blog it will keep me motivated and it worked for my running so what the hell eh? And If I can Run and Lose weight that means that anyone can doesn’t it? As you all know I have an underactive Thyroid so it’s pretty difficult losing the weight and then keeping it off! But I will do it, I need to!


I have signed up for the Race For Life in September next year, and though I’m not sure of the date I shall be fitter and slimmer by then, I’m not hoping because I want a positve light on things in such a dark time in my life, and I am not going to fail this time, I want to look at pictures of me and go, oh well can’ t change the face, but who needs to with the body I got 😉 haha, If  I can smile at myself in the mirror instead of looking disgusted at my self I would of achieved one of my goals. So here it is my Goals for this year, ohhhh Shall I be brave? Shall i put dates as well? Oh yes I think I SHALL!!!


  • Goal One – To Run 10 mins no stopping by 17 September 2011
  • Goal Two – To lose 4lbs by 14 September 2011
  • Goal Three – To Stick to 15 or less Syns a day – Today and everyday hereafter
  • Goal Four – To Eat more “Free” Food than Syn food – Today and everyday hereafter
  • Goal Five –  For someone to notice I’m losing the weight without me telling them 😉 _ can’t predict THAT!
  • Goal Six – To Write in My Food Diary – EVERYDAY!!
When I have achieved something I shall but Date Achieved next to it! Wish me luck.
Thanks for Reading.
Blessed Be

Well sometimes life just throws everything at you…!!

Hello all, well I am afraid to say I didn’t go running the other day monday, because I was going to with my sister but she had other commitments and I was too lazy to go on my own, but now I’m regretting it because it’s the best stress reliever EVER, so am going today on my own if I have to!!

I have had some more sad news about my grandad, hopefully he will get this operation because if he doesn’t then the outlook looks super bleak, so I have thrown myself into weight loss and exercise in the hope of being control of my weight if nothing else! (don’t worry won’t be getting obsessive or anything!)

I’m hoping no scratch that, I WILL be the size I want to be by september 14th 2012 or EARLIER, I am doing slimming world again as it’s the only thing that seems to work with and underactive Thyroid, I have lost weight before if I can get below that 14 stone 7 mark I will be well on my way..and I’m getting there, it is SLOW progress but it will work!! Won’t it boys and girls? 😀

So I shall post tonight the result of my time distance (if I can work it out) of my run, unfortuanately as I stated before I’m right back at the start so I think probably 5 mins is my max but I couldn’t run 2 at the start so I guess that’s progress right?

Thanks for reading.

Blessed Be

Couch to 5k _ Having to RESTART! :(

Well after that awfully long break from running I have now had to start again, as my fitness has gone right back to the start, I can run a little further than I could at the very beginning but my breath and my lungs again feel like they are on fire 😦 so here is me having to start once again, I made it nearly half around the marine lake which is something like 1.6 miles (the whole way round!) sorry am rushing this post but I have a super busy day at work tommorow so, I will try and update better tomorrow night ( I know I spelt that wrong the first time) anyhow I shall not be giving up I will keep going, and I need to be able to run 5k easy as I want to beat my time for the Race for Life next year, which YES I have already signed up to! Thanks for reading 😀

Blessed be