New Year, New Mindset

This year, I’m making resolutions but not in the conventional way. By the end of the year I want to have:

  • A new home for me and TJ
  • Lost weight, I dont care how much as long as I’m happier and healthier
  • Saved some money, spent less on stuff I dont need
  • Stopped biting my nails

They are pretty much new years resolutions, but I’m not forcing myself (except the housing one, that’s one I need to do and soon). I’ll set mini goals each month instead of thinking of the year as a whole.

Also this year, me and a friend are doing a monthly challenge. So far we have January, February and March sorted. January is RED January, which we will be walking a mile every day for MIND, which is a cause close to my heart. February we’re doing Dechox which is giving up chocolate for a month for British Heart Foundation, and March is 10,000 steps a day for Walk All Over Cancer (Cancer Research). You can find donation links and a master post here:

I mostly hope 2019 is a better mental health year. It’s definitely needed!

Week One: Slimming World

Week One started out really well, however: on Saturday I had my best friends engagement party, which involved a Chinese restaurant- I overindulged. Luckily I had been on plan pretty much the rest of the time.

So this week I lost: *drumroll please*


I’ll take that seen as how I’ve been doing it at home for a while so my body was already used to it, and I had that naughty Chinese. The only thing I have planned this week is soft play with TJ on Thursday and then we are going to wisbech to see my friend Michelle on Friday which will be tough for me because we meet in Greggs and I guarantee I will want everything! As for soft play I’ll take a healthy picnic, to make it easier on myself!

Here’s hoping for the same if not more this week!

Fat Club Part II

So tonight I took the leap to restart at a Slimming World group! I got a voucher from Closer magazine and only had to pay the membership fee which was ยฃ4.95

I stayed at group, and it worried me that they read out if you gain, but Jo the consultant was really kind and helpful about it. There was no shaming for it.

I’m really excited this time, and I know I can do it. I’ll be doing weekly posts about my progress ๐Ÿ™‚

This is my starter picture and one that really gave me a boost to lose weight. Especially since it’s the maid of honour dress for my best friend’s wedding in August 2019. The goal is to lose between 8-10 stone before the wedding. So here goes! Week one, let’s do this ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

University Graduate

So I found out my results the other day, I must admit I am disappointed, but my family and friends have reassured me that with everything I have faced in my time at Uni, that I’ve actually done brilliantly.

I am finishing my BA (Hons) Media Studies degree with 2:2 also called second class, lower division with honors ๐Ÿ™‚
I wanted a 2:1 so I could do a master’s, but I guess I’ll be looking at other options.
I’ve had a few job interviews, nothing to do with media unfortunately, but something to get the ball rolling. I’ve had no luck so far, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

My official graduation is the 22nd September, so I’ve got a while to wait – but I can’t wait! It’s also my goal to lose at least half of my goal weight by then!

Weight Loss Journey: Week Two

So, even after going out for a buffet on Tuesday, I managed to lose 3lbs ๐Ÿ˜€ I achieved my half stone award and even got slimmer of the week ๐Ÿ˜€

So happy! That’s 9 and a half pounds gone in 2 weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping that I can get my stone award in the next 2 weeks! Would be amazing.


Weight Loss Journey: Week One (and a bit)

Okay, so my first weigh in on Thursday was great. I lostย 6 1/2lbs!ย Gutted that I was only half a pound off getting my first award! Anyway, along with Slimming World I have been doing Charlottes Belly Blitz, and its great! I started the squat challenge this morning, and did warm up, 3 rounds and cool down on belly blitz, and I am absolutely knackered! Buuuut I was naughty and had chinese takeaway last night, so I needed to do this to make up for it. Definitely having lots of speed food and low syns today!

I really hope that I can at least get that half pound off, but wouldn’t it be great to get close to a stone? Then I can aim for the last few pounds or whatever the week after. I’m so excited to get rid of all this weight!

I really need to start measuring my tummy so I can see the inches coming off aswell!

Will update again after my next weigh in!

Fighting the Fat

Okay, so yesterday I finally bit the bullet and joined my local Slimming World group after falling hard from the wagon.

I was disgusted with how much I weigh, but obviously this is the start of my (restarted) journey. Today I have managed through the day with 11 and a half syns, and I could have easily avoided them but I am weak haha. Here’s my menu for the day:


Bacon (fat removed)
Scrambled egg (HeA milk)
Baked Beans
Euro Shopper Energy Drinkย 6 syns

Diet Coke

Seafood Sticks
Apple and Grapes Fruit Bag x2
Melon and Grape Fruit Pot
Monster Absolute Zero

Pepsi Max

Salt and Pepper Chicken
Egg Noodles
Weight Watchers Garlic and Coriander Naan Breadย 5.5syns

Total:ย 11.5 syns

I just hope I can keep my will power, and get a good loss on Thursday. I need to start doing Charlottes Belly Blitz and weighted hula hoop, but at the minute I have my deadlines coming up for Uni, so don’t really have time to do all that unfortunately.

Nice big fruit delivery tomorrow, so hopefully I should be able to easily stay on track and not use as many syns ๐Ÿ™‚

Ooh also, I’m using the water balance app and hoping for 100% everyday! Fingers crossed.

Biggest Loser

So, I weighed myself this morning, aaaaand I’ve lost a stone in total now ๐Ÿ˜€

I know that some of that is the surgery, buuuut yay ๐Ÿ™‚

May aswell use this to my advantage, and try and keep up eating smaller meals and stuff, because if my stomach is shrinking, this is good ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I’ll keep it all updated. On the plus side, if I can do it, anyone can!

-14lbs, 85lbs left to lose!ย 

Surgical Assessment Outcome + University

Well, the surgical assessment went well. I have been given the go ahead for the surgery and he wants it done ideally, within the month. Hopefully it wont affect my studies too badly! The doctor was great, he explained everything and didn’t blame my weight like the last doctor! He said that it was definitely pregnancy that caused the gallstones and that the pancreatitus isan extreme side effect from this. I’m going to have an endoscopy before my surgery to get any loose stones out, because the y are the ones causing problems, and then the keyhole surgery to remove the gallbladder, and an xray to make sure there isnt anymore floating around.

I’m back at Uni, and after talking to my tutors, we’ve decided that my best option is to attend as normal, and try to complete my theory work during the term, and possibly apply for a 10 working day extension if needed, and mitigate film once I know the date for the surgery.

The sooner I know when I’m having it done, the better! The longer I wait, the more anxious about it I get!

Also, I lost another 3lbs, wooo!

A Little Whinge

Sorry I’ve been absent,  lots going on!
My surgical assessment has been move to the 3rd of February so I have to wait even longer now! And thats the day I’m due back at Uni so I’m already going to have to miss some of it.
The pains have been getting worse. Not my pancreas as such, but the gallstones. Its almost as if I can feel them pushing against my gallbladder. Its awful. Im taking so many tablets and to no avail! I just want them to take my gallbladder out now,  I dont think I can deal with the pain much longer! 
Anyway: weight loss wise I have lost 10lbs ๐Ÿ™‚ doesnt seem like much but its better than nothing!