The Benefits of Eating Fewer Carbs*

AD, GIFTED | Throughout my weight loss journey I’ve been learning how to eat healthier. Whether that’s looking at my portion sizes or choosing foods that keep me fuller for longer, such as wholegrains. One thing I’ve always struggled with however is carbs – especially when it comes to foods such as pasta and rice, which make up a lot of my home cooked meals. So I’m always interested to try lower carb alternatives or Read More…

Dance your way to a better body | Guest Post

If you’re anything like me you find it very difficult to motivate yourself to excercise during the Autumn and Winter months. In the Summer it’s easier – I can go for a walk or a run without worrying too much about rain or cold, but this time of year I’d rather be under a blanket with a good book or watching my favourite Netflix shows. I spoke last year about some exercises that could be Read More…

Upping my water intake with Weight Watchers daily motivation water bottle

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers since January 2012 and currently volunteer at meetings, helping the coach set up the room, handling cash and card sales etc.  One of the newest products available are these daily water bottles or motivation bottles. They come in blue and a dark pink – I have the blue one myself and have just been using it Read More…

Weight loss and fitness – one month in

It’s been a nearly a month since I started my new weight loss / healthy eating journey. I started back at Weight Watchers in the first week of January and had my first weight in where I found out I’d put on half a stone over Christmas! Since then I’ve been following the Smart Points plan religiously, only going over my daily points allowance twice. Weight Watchers believe in 80:20, i.e. if you’re good 80% Read More…

Goals for 2017

There are a few things I want to accomplish throughout the next year or two, some are things I used to do that I want to get back to and some are new things I want to try. Get back to my goal weight.  I reached my goal weight in September 2012, having started a healthy eating plan in the January. In early 2015 I began comfort eating and put nearly all the weight back Read More…