Welcome to my blog!

Hi there! I am a 40 something woman who went vegan for ethical reasons over four 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…

The half a pound queen

It’s Friday again already, how the heck did that happen?  While most people herald the arrival of the weekend, for me it is a mixed blessing as it also means that once again it’s weigh day …… dum ,dum, dum ….. Like most of the folks in my Slimming World group I leave the class on…

5th weigh-in … a miracle?

Last week my main food group was cake, very closely followed by wine.  It was my husband’s 40th and it really would have been rude not to.  When I weighed on Monday I was 5lbs heavier than when I last went to group and so I thought a gain this week was surely inevitable. However,…

That time we went Narrowboating

I have had a very busy fortnight or so, getting ready for my husband’s ’40th birthday surprise holiday’, going on said surprise holiday and then getting over the holiday! As we’ve ‘owned’ our two lovely whippets for over 12 years now (to be honest I think they own us) we have really got to know…

Due date

Sunday was the due date for the pregnancy that we lost in February.  If you’d have asked me back then if I would have marked the day I would have said no, and in truth, I wish that the date wasn’t ingrained in my mind so that I could just forget it, but as it’s…

2nd week’s weigh-in

I had a little gain on the scales this week, half a pound on, but I’m not disheartened as it’s been a really rubbishy hormonal week and I know it’s not real weight.  I spent the first half of the week eating everything in sight and the second half feeling so lousy that I was eating very…

That time we didn’t Ride London

Back in February I was in the throes of the most upsetting period of my life (the miscarriage of my first, and alas only, pregnancy with my husband) when this magazine landed on my doorstep ….. Informing me that I had been ‘lucky’ enough to bag a place in Ride London, a 100 mile cycle…

1st week’s weigh-in

  Just a short one today …. I’m pleased to report that I lost 3.5lbs in group this week, by following my Slimming World/Weight Watchers mash up. I’m finding it relatively easy at the moment and I’m hoping I can keep it up. Here are some of the meals I’ve eaten this week:

Small steps, big results?

Since I stopped working I’ve noticed that my daily step count has plummeted.  I used to regularly clock up 12,000 steps a day, now I struggle to do 6,000 (and that includes giving the whippets their daily walk)!  Pretty amazing considering I had a desk job, but I guess all those walks to the coffee…

I’ve gone back to Slimming World, but …

…… I’m following Weight Watchers! If there is one thing I’m beginning to realise, after my years of half-hearted dieting, it’s that I am hopeless at following the rules.  Give me an inch and I’ll take a cake! So .….. on Friday I went back to my local Slimming World group, where the leader is…