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A 333 calorie fast day and why I stick to the 5:2

I have just entered my calories for the day in to MyFitnessPal and the calorie count comes to a very satisfying 333 calories. And by satisfying I mean the number being all threes, rather than me feeling replete. Not that my dinner wasn’t delicious, a peach and feta salad (180 calories): Lunch was carrot and

Today’s blog post brought to you by the colour green

I had forgotten how tough Pete’s circuits class is, but my body has definitely been reminding today – my quads are screaming. I’m glad I got to go to yesterday’s class but I’m not sure my muscles have forgiven me yet. It was 16 stations and we did 45 seconds work and 15 seconds rest

Re-committing to health


I hadn’t realised how long it was since I last blogged until I came back to start again. Time is an odd thing – as Gretchen Rubin said, ‘the days are long but the years are short’ and before you know it months have gone by. I am not going to go in to why

Never skip the stretches!

So there I am dutifully doing my Davina Fit in 15 and getting along marvelously well, when one day I think to myself, well I’ve done arms today, I am going to skip the stretching bit. All is fine, until I get up the next day, lean over the sink to clean my teeth and

Refreshing summer drinks and alternatives to alcohol

Wow, I must get back in to good habits. I’ve been slack on everything but work lately. But all work and no play makes for a very grumpy person. I need to get some ‘work/life balance’ back in to my life. I am still sticking to the 5:2 and the weight has definitely stayed off,

5:2 progress. 14 pounds lost, 10 to go.

I thought it was high time I blogged again on my progress. Both on the 5:2 diet and on alcohol consumption. So I can confidently report that the 5:2 diet does indeed work and I have now lost a stone (14 pounds) in weight. Yes, yes, yes *does happy dance around kitchen*. I am very

The 5:2 diet, the weight loss will come won’t it?

Mmm, I’m feeling a little despondent today. I have had no further weight loss since my last post. I have been doing the 5:2 for the last couple of weeks, this is week 3 and I have yet to see any results. I thought this was unusual as I had yet to see anyone who

My ‘Work Out of The Day’

Five pounds lost now! Yay! I know this is only 1 more since the last update, but this pattern of weight loss is fairly typical for me and it averages out at a pound per week, which is what I am aiming for, so I am happy. What also makes me happy is that I

4 pounds lost, just 24 to go…

OK, time for a confession, I haven’t been sticking very well to the Paleo diet for the last few months. And I have really noticed a difference. The most distressing difference being for me the weight gain. So I need to get back to following the diet properly and shift that weight off and then

Me and My Fitbit

I thought I would blog again with my FitBit findings from my first day back at work today. I had to go to our London head office and I chickened out of getting the train due to the horrible weather and the fact my laptop bag and all it’s paraphernalia weighs in at least 5kg