Food and happiness

New post on The Joy in Small Things… on my diet/fitness regime and feelings around weight loss in a society that puts a lot of pressure on women to be a certain way.

Back in the game!

New post on my new blog: The joy in small things I’ve been meaning to update about my fitness journey / weight loss exploits. Basically last year I decided enough was enough and I wanted to lose some weight and get fitter for the big wedding (not mine) that I was going to be attending…

R2W8D7: End of Round 2!

Quick summary. In theory this plan goes in “rounds” of 8 weeks but I’ve found that round 2 didn’t really go according to plan for me. Once I relaxed, I found I just ended up maintaining mostly. I’m not feeling that bad about it because I basically maintained, but there wasn’t the dramatic weight loss…

R2W8D4-6: A win and a (probable) loss

I’ve been a bit lax with updating because Thursday night was an absolute sh*tshow and I was exhausted, and then Friday night I was away in York seeing my friend (which also descended into some kind of chaos) and now it’s Saturday and I’m on my way back home. Thursday Started fine. Had a normal…

R2W8D3: Hump day

Feeling pretty meh today. Not awful but not great. I’ve been feeling PMSish for the last few days so I feel like my period must be due, but the damn thing isn’t making an appearance! Weight: A super annoying +0.6kg as I was completely on plan yesterday and I did an hour of Zumba! Breakfast:…

R2W8D1-2: Nostalgia

I started the week on a pretty positive note. Usually I’m not the biggest fan of Mondays but it was alright. First of all, I weighed in pretty much at my low weight for recent memory (I weighed a lot less previously but I mean within the timelines of this diet and fitness regime I’ve…

R2W7D7: End of week 7

I think I’m finally on a downward trajectory again! 5 weeks till beach so it needs to happen! Weight: A decent -0.4kg. For an end of week I’m back to the realms of 3 weeks ago which is good. My goal is 5.8kg away which should be doable in 5 weeks if I don’t keep…

R2W7D6: Smashing the target

Had a fairly peaceful Saturday. Although my burpees were not a PB! But the great thing is we absolutely smashed the target for Briony’s fundraiser. It’s amazing! Weight: +0.5kg impact from last night’s eating and drinking. Really not too bad! Breakfast: Didn’t have it as I was straight up and out to Zumba. Exercise: I…

R2W7D5: Girls night out

I had my planned night out last night and we had a ball. It was the girls/ladies/women (never know what to call them) that I met in my first job almost 20 years ago! Weight: A very decent -0.9kg! The intermittent fasting works! Breakfast: I was working from home and I didn’t even get a…

R2W7D4: Zumbaaaaa and the fundamental goodness of people

Well I got back into my groove, I think. Just in time for girls night out on Friday! Weight: -0.3kg. Okay. Right direction. Breakfast: Green smoothie. Lunch: Packed lunch salad! As ever. It was a two egg one so very proteiny and it was good even though I had to eat it by myself in…