Turning over a fresh leaf..or whatnot…


First of all, I do apologise for my absence from the blogging world. As you can probably surmise I had a pretty hearty Christmas, which has set me back quite a bit. I’m not entirely sure how much because I have been avoiding the scales, but I know a rough idea from having to be weighed at the pesky doctors. not that doctors aren’t important, they are. just pesky when trying to avoid scales…

Ok, so, i am devising a whole new plan. new year. fresh start. turning over a fresh leaf. etc etc etc . . . . . .

I am  not going to weigh in straight away. i’m going to get into my routine (which im going to do a schedule for)  and once i’ve settled into that i’ll weigh-in again. the reason im doing this is because if i were to weigh in now, and see how much i have put on it will dampen my spirits and make me a little depressive, thus stopping me from wanting to trek to the gym. it makes sense in mmy head… dont worry…

i have summer to work towards now, so i have a more definate goal. as well as this, i’m going to have goals in fitness. in particular, running. im going to give myself distance goals in running. im really not very good with running…at all. so this should be interesting.


wish me luck…


things that make you go mmmmm

I have a confession…I have a kryptonite. An achillies heel…


I love them. beyond normal food love. I very easily just munch on a whole packet without realising what i’m doing, and by the time i do they’re all gone. eep.

The main offenders, as anyone who has lived with me will know, is custard creams. im not sure what it is, i just love them. alot. i think it may be a problem. haha…. 😐

next up there in the main offenders is chocolate digestives…nom…although these can make me feel ill after a while…or a packet…

and of course, shortbread. i love it. However, i very rarely have this which is good… its difficult to get a really good shortbread without venturing out of shop own brand 😛 so this one is not so much of an issue 🙂


i know what you’re thinking…easy solution, dont buy them. i know this, and i rarely do (anymore) ….but we all slip up now and again, right? At least, i slip up now and then…which i did yesterday when i  bought a packet of undesireable (but delicious) no.1, the custard creams. i dont feel regret for buying them, however, i do feel like im letting people down who are supporting me in my mission. sooo, i did something that mayy sound a little strange. I opened the packet, and put them in smaller bags (4 in each) and then hid them in different places. out of sight, out of mind, but if i do come across them i can think about the reason why i put them there in the first place, and hopefully that will prompt me to leave them. hopefully.



Good evening!

Went to the gym today, have discovered that i burn a hell of alot more calories on the cross trainer as opposed to the bike machine. i wonder why that is?

i have a theory, i think its becuase with a cross trainer it’s alot of cardio, as well as using strength to push the feet pedals down, especially when the incline is high. i could be wrong buut.. meh 🙂

yyay gyym. maybe i’ll go on friday….

Weigh day

My suspicions about being bloated seem to have been correct,  i’ve dropped down again (thank god!) i hope to never see 14 stone again. ever.

Last weeks weight: 196

This weeks weight: 192      a whopping  -4 pounds

Goal: 140

mini goal: 190


planning on gym-ing it this week a little more. from Tuesday onwards depending on my assignment and how tired i am from working… hopefully i’ll still go to the gym anyways!  and even if i don’t, I walk to and from work usually so i’m still getting some exercise.


A friend of mine has a zumba DVD, and we decided we wanted to do it because i have never done it before and she really enjoys it. We did it today, and it was Great. It didn’t feel like a workout even though I knew that it was, and it was fun. I dont think I’ve ever done a workout that was fun before. One which i would like to do again. Hopefully this will become a weekly activity…

I definitely suggest giving it a go, either going to a class or getting a DVD, because  it’s fab, you sweat, you workout, you have fun, AND feel really good  afterwards!

GYM Update

Induction went well, did a work-out too. mostly cardio with a tiny bit of free-weights thrown in. I like the gym, which is a good thing i guess. not entirely sure how long that will last until i don’t like it so much anymore…

they also do some classes. circuit training, boxercise, and legs bums and tums. might try the latter two to see if i like them or not. however you do have to pay extra, but being a student has its benefits – its not very much, £2 a session. so im thinking after going to the gym fora few weeks ill try out the classes and  see if they are something i would want to continue to do. definitely not doing the circuit training though. wasn’t a fan of it at school, highly doubt i will be a fan of it now!

Goal: burn at least 200 calories each gym session.


Induction today, expect another blog later! the guy who runs the gym is a personal trainer and can help you to devise programmes/use one of his pre-typed up programmes. which will be good because it will give me a routine rather than me just going and ending up doing whatever…