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…

My running

This week I’ve been enjoying two blogs on WordPress called ‘How NOT to Run a Marathon‘ and ‘mawil1’s Blog‘, written by two lovely ladies who like to run.  This got me thinking about my own running and perhaps writing about it on my blog also, along with my dieting trials and tribulations. Like many my…

The principles – 16:8 diet

Also known as The 8 Hour diet, the 16:8 diet is an intermittent fasting plan where you fast for 16 hours and eat for 8 hours in any 24 hour period.  It is based on the idea that the human body will function better with periods of eating followed by periods of fasting.  It is…

12 diets, 12 months – 16:8 diet

If you’ve read my short blog entitled Abandoned! – The Mediterranean Diet you’ll know that I just couldn’t commit to The principles – The Mediterranean Diet.  It wasn’t that the diet wasn’t a healthy and delicious one, but it just didn’t work for me.  So I made the decision only two weeks in to abandon the diet…

Abandoned! – The Mediterranean diet

After a fantastic start to the year, my weight loss ground to a halt last week and then reversed in dramatic style this week when I put on 2.5lbs!  As I have some ambitious goals this year for both fitness and weight loss I do not feel that I can continue to follow a diet…

The principles – The Mediterranean diet

As a keen cook and an even keener collector of cookbooks I am lucky that I have lots of resources at my finger tips already.  However, I did also purchase a book called The Vegiterranean Diet by Julianna Hever, MS, RD, which is less of a cookbook and more of a nutritional exploration of the…

12 diets, 12 months – The Mediterranean diet

I can’t believe that it is already month five in my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge.  My overall loss of nine pounds in these five months is hardly earth shattering, however I have had good results with the last two diets I’ve tried and so I’m hoping that 2018 is going to be my year!…

Final weigh in – 5:2 diet

Time flies by and I am sad to report that today was my final weigh in on the 5:2 diet.  Sad because this diet has been successful for me, I have lost another 1.5lbs this week which brings my total loss in 4 weeks to 5lbs and makes this my most successful diet (along with…

3rd weigh in – 5:2 diet

Another successful week on the 5:2 diet with a 1lb loss.  This means that I have lost every week in 2018 and have lost 3.5lbs so far on the 5:2 diet.  I am very happy with these results (especially as it means that I survived the kebab supper last week! Last night’s supper – the abuse…