Welcome to my blog!

I am a 40 something woman who went vegan for ethical reasons over two years ago, prior to this I was a lifelong vegetarian.  I live in the UK where veganism is increasing in popularity at the moment. Until recently I worked full time as an Accountant in an office based role.  Having just collected…

Being an online member – Slimming World

Well I lost another half a pound this week and once again the Slimming World online system was cock-a-hoop about this …. The difference this week is I am also quite pleased as I drank far too much over the Easter Break … oops. When I started Slimming World I chose an online membership because…

My running week – 26th March to 1st April

The best laid schemes of mice and men ….. I signed off my last running blog with hopes of running 3 times last week, needless to say this didn’t happen.  The weather, the Easter Bank Holiday and my own laziness conspired against me and I only actually managed 1 of my planned runs.  Oops.  However,…

First impressions – Slimming World

I weighed in on Monday after a week of following the Slimming World plan, well I say ‘a week of following’, I did have a spectacular day off on Thursday when I passed my driving test (yippee again) with a greasy ole vegan kebab, chips and a bottle of vino, oh and on Sunday when…

My running week – 19th to 25th March

After my decision to withdraw from Brighton Marathon I’ve had a really nice, pressure free, running week. I’ve concentrated on shorter distances and after one run of just 2.65 miles my legs wanted more when I got home, I guess as a result of the long runs I have been doing, this is definitely a…

There is no such thing as failure – only feedback ….

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that I have decided to defer my Brighton Marathon entry.  The reason behind this decision is simple enough – I’m just not physically ready for such a ‘marathon’ challenge at the moment. I was going great guns (well as great as these guns of…

12 diets, 12 months – Slimming World

So, I have reached the 6 month point in my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge.  Thus far I’ve had varying degrees of success with the following diets: Weight Watchers – 3lb loss Happy Heart – 2lbs loss Self Help – 5lbs loss 5:2 – 5lbs loss 16:8 – 1.5lbs loss I thought it was time…

Final weigh in – 16:8 diet

Today was my final weigh in on the 16:8 diet and I’ve only lost a pound and a half. Grumpf! I am a bit disappointed by this because the 16:8 or 8 Hour Diet really is the easiest diet I’ve tried so far and so it would have been GREAT if it was the magic…

“It’s all about the medal, medal, medal”

A nice little ‘present’ landed on my doorstep today, a chunky, funky, glittery medal for the virtual half marathon I completed on the treadmill last week (because Bath Half Marathon was cancelled due to the snow).  It was a very painful run but what kept me going was the thought of this lovely medal! My…

My running week – 26th February to 5th March

The story of last week for many parts of the UK was the snow and the so called ‘beast from the east’.  We escaped the bad weather until Thursday when the snow came down pretty hard and the wind was particularly biting.  All had cleared by Sunday night but alas this wasn’t early enough to…

All the gear – no idea?

Maybe it’s the Accountant in me, but I love measuring and recording things and always have a gadget to help me do this, whether it’s ‘fancy pants’ weighing scales or a Garmin GPS watch which is vastly overspec’d for my needs.  I have spreadsheets going back years which log my weight, my measurements and copious…

1st weigh in and 1st impressions – 16:8 diet

Although I’ve only been following 16:8 since Wednesday of last week, I weighed in as usual this morning as my Monday weigh in is my ‘official’ one.  I was pleased to see that I have lost a pound and I’m not too annoyed that I’d not lost more (despite putting on 2.5lbs last week –…

My running week – 19th to 25th February

This week I managed to run 3 times, only dropping my run on Friday where I opted to take the dogs for a long walk instead (a cop out I know). On Monday I ran on the treadmill for 3 miles and used it as an opportunity to do some fartlek training.  According to the…