Bloggers Christmas Slimming Club

I’m back on the diet wagon, thanks to regaining my inspiration from my lovely friend Jane, over at 7hippopotamus. I’m back on recording my food and exercise intake using MyFitnessPal so I know where I am up to, and as my wii balance board seems to have randomly bit the dust, I am now weighing myself weekly before my Step class on a Monday.

So last Monday I plucked up my courage and stepped on the scales of doom. And doom there was…


Ouch. That puts me right back where I was last time I was trying to lose weight. None of this maintaining business, we’re back on the losing game.

I monitored my diet. I made the odd good choice and the odd bad choice, but generally speaking I thought more about portion sizes and did more good than bad. I only drank alcohol on one night in the week (admittedly I had quite a bit, but hey, it was just one night. Drink responsibly Extreme Fans). I avoided snacks and when I didn’t, I had less than normal. I literally cut myself a sub-1cm slice of birthday cake when offered it, just to have the taste, and that was enough.

Here’s me on a tiny trampoline at a bootsale. Keeping it fit.

The weather’s getting back to the point where porridge is a viable breakfast option as well, so that’s definitely a help for me, gets me having less bread, cheese and eggs in the morning, which I would pretty much have in vast quantities every day if I could!!

I went to Step, Aerobics and Tone, Bootcamp and Aerobics again. I cycled a lot, then I cycled back again. And today I went to Step again. And before that class I weighed myself, and what did I see?


Woo hoo! That’s 3.5lbs of my stone to lose before Christmas. That means I just have 8.5lbs left to go for a fabulous Christmas of fitting comfortably into my size 8 Levi jeans. Bring it on!! If you wanna join us, step right in, it’s really helpful to have supportive friends!


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