4 years of blogging

It’s my blogiversary! wahooo!

Exciting stuff eh. More exciting than that, is my wonderful boyfriend proposed to me on Sunday evening, and I said yes!

I am an engaged lady.

I have 2 years to slim down for a certain special dress!!! super exciting news…

Weigh in day

It’s that time of week again – Weigh in day!

I feel I also need to reiterate my goals to myself, so my apologies for repeating myself, but I’m in need of some self-encouragement!

Last week: 228 Pounds

This week: 228 pounds

No loss or gain this week, I’m a little surprised as over the weekend I ate a lot. Though I suppose hiking must have counteracted that. (Yay)

My Goals:

In 5 weeks time: loose 7 pounds. I want to have lost this by the time I climb Ben Nevis. More would be nice of course, but I think this is very achievable.

NY resolution: loose 2 stone minimum by July (weigh in at 200 pounds)

Summer goal: 180 pounds

Healthy BMI goal: 145 pounds

Ultimate goal: 130 pounds

I need to stay positive and cut out all the crap. I’m choosing to challenge myself with things throughout the year, like with climbing Ben Nevis. My next challenge is yet to be decided, but I’m thinking along the lines of running. Maybe a 5k race or something of the sort.

Happy Wednesday everybody

Energise Check

Aloha, you may remember me writing about a book Energise You by Oliver Gray ?

Well, there’s an online quiz to check how you score in each of the sections discussed in the book. I took this at the beginning of January, and again at the beginning of February. After completing the January Quiz, I implemented 3 Habits from the book to improve my scores. These were:

  • Drink 2 litres of water a day
  • Eat 5 fruits/veg a day
  • Exercise 3 times a week

I was not able to stick to these consistently, however I was doing them more often than before-which is never going to be a bad thing.

My january stats were as follows:


Mind management 38%
Nutrition 17%
Sleep 33%
Exercise 18%
Re-energising 12%
Computer use 27%
Work-life balance 71%

Total 31%

My February stats:


Mind management 50%
Nutrition 39%
Sleep 33%
Exercise 55%
Re-energising 12%
Computer use 55%
Work-life balance 100%

Total 49%

Much improved, however still lots to work on!

Based on this, I need to improve my Re-energising, and Nutrition the most.

My February habits are:

  • Give myself 20 minutes of ‘stop-time’ per day.
  • Eat my 5 a day (I know this is the same as last month, but this is the one I failed at most)
  • Incorporate Yoga into my day

Alongside these I will also be focusing on eating well, and drinking lots of water. Just trying to be healthy.

2014! Exciting!

The new year has rolled around again, and true to form, I haven’t lost a single pound! Oh well. This year is the year I will lose it.

My number 1 2014 resolution is to lose a minimum of 2 stone by July. This is a realistic, and achievable goal that I should be able to exceed.

I am going to try harder than ever before to eat well. I want to eat whole, healthy foods, and fill up on fruits and vegetables. I want to go the the gym often and make myself fitter!

The basis of my plan is basically clean eating, and exercise. I’m going to eat as much as I want – providing it’s fruit and veg. and get to the gym 2-3 times a week. This depends on working out how to fit it around work and everything else that will be going on! Once I’ve got a routine going, I expect to see progress, and will push myself to keep the momentum going. I then want to increase the amount I am going to the gym to 3-4 times a week.

On top of eating healthily, I am also going to give up a favorite food each month. January is chips. No fries/wedges/chips for me!

Oh, and before I forget-2014 weigh in: 230 Pounds.

Hope you all had a good new years!


Post Christmas Damage

And I don’t mean flooding and storm damage.

Well, 2014 is fast approaching and I am bigger than ever.

But that’s OK. It’s a new start, a new year, new opportunities for change.

2014 is going to be the year I change my habits and eat better. I will go to the gym, eat well, and be happy. That’s the plan. No diet fads and schemes, just eating whole foods and exercising. I’m going to be keeping it simple.

Of course, I will want to challenge myself, but I’d rather get into a routine of eating well and regular exercise before doing so. Also, exercise is a challenge regardless.

Lets kick this weight out the front door for 2014!


So I was looking at my progress chart earlier this week (here’s the original post about it!) and I realised that, even though I’ve been progressing really slowly, in the past 7 weeks Ive lost half a stone. 7 pounds. that’s a pound a week on average. needless to say, I was quite pleased when I realised this, and I feel really motivated to keep at this, even if it is too slow for my liking!

Progress chart above is a pic of the up-to date progress chart. The purple line is my weight, the green lines are my original aims, and my current target line. The red pins are where I am now, and my epic goal for when I’m back to uni.

Apologies for the bad blurry quality of the pic, my camera isn’t working so had to use blurry webcam!

Using a chart has helped me keep my weight in mind when I’ve contemplated eating junk foods, which has helped me to resist them.

Another tool I use to keep me motivated is by trying to fit into old clothes. I have tons of clothes that don’t fit any more, you can follow my wardrobe escapades here.


Continuing on from my previous post, I am going back to basics – simplifying things. So I’m going to revisit my goals, and focus on achieving them.


Ultimate goal = 130 pounds.        need to lose 80 pounds to reach this. I will post progress pictures for every 10 pounds lost


Goal = to be a healthy BMI  –  weight goal will put me in the healthy zone.


Run 5k.       this is more of a short-term goal. It could be achieved by the end of this year, and gives me something to aim for that isn’t completely weight-related. Once achieved, I can set a new goal.


To clean eat wherever possible


My main focus will be the fitness goal, it seems more achievable and in achieving this I will also get closer to my weight/health goals. my food goal is also extremely important, without eating well, I wont lose weight no matter how much I run.