1st weigh in – Self help books

Wow – my life is so hectic at the moment I barely have the time to weigh in, let alone blog about weighing in! However, it is with great delight that I can report that when I weighed in yesterday, after a week of following the principles in Karina Melvin’s Artful Eating book, I had…

Starter – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin

As promised in my blog post Introduction – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin, here is an overview of the Starter section of the ‘Artful Eating’ self-help book by Karina Melvin.  This is quite a long post, but I want to do the book justice and also give my views/experiences. Each chapter is laced with actions and…

Introduction – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin

I am starting my month of Self-Help ‘diets’ with Karina Melvin’s ‘Artful Eating – The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss’, I found the book on Amazon and although it doesn’t have many reviews yet they are all very positive (5 Star).  The book itself is beautiful, the layout and artwork is impressive and it is…

12 diets, 12 months – Self help books

And so another month has ticked by and it is time for me to choose diet number three in my year long weight loss challenge to try twelve different diets in twelve months. December was always going to be a tricky month because Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year and I lurve…

Final weigh in – Happy Heart

The final results have been independently checked and verified and I can announce that I have lost a grand total of 2lbs on the Happy Heart Plan, my other measurements all stayed the same.  With these rather disappointing results I don’t think I’ll be revisiting the plan, however read my blog ‘The Post-mortem – Happy Heart’ for…

The post-mortem – Happy Heart

Today is my last day on the Happy Heart Plan and, unless a miracle happens on the scales tomorrow, I think it’s fair to say it hasn’t work for me.  Whilst I applaud the concept of the low fat wholefood plant based diet, and the recipes provided are delicious and simple, I haven’t been able…

3rd weigh in – Happy Heart

Yippee, 1lb off this week! Many (including leaders of a few weight loss clubs I’ve been to) would not be happy with a 1lb loss but I always feel happy when I lose. I am now ready to tackle my last week on the Happy Heart plan and start thinking about what diet I will…

Just stick to the plan!!

If there is one thing that my little experiment has taught me so far it is that I am hopeless at sticking to the rules of my chosen plan. Alas, I haven’t the insight yet to know whether I am in fact hopeless at sticking to all diets (because let’s face it they’re not much…

Online lectures week 2 – Happy Heart

I was naughty last week and didn’t watch the Happy Heart Happy Pear online lectures for week two.  Could my lack of engagement with the plan be one of the reasons why I didn’t lose any weight this week?  I am a very all or nothing kind of a person so I’m sure it’s not…

2nd weigh in – Happy Heart

Today was my second weigh in on the Happy Heart plan and I can report that my weight stayed the same. My reasons for not losing any weight this week are straightforward enough, I enjoyed three decadent meals out, one night on the town and my exercise was severely reduced because of all my social engagements….