Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Breakfast is a bit of a pain for me. I know it's good for me to eat it and not skip it, and I nearly always eat SOMETHING . . . but I always find that when I eat something at breakfast time, I get hungrier more quickly than if I don't eat until later on. So what to eat to keep me fuller for longer???

I've finally worked it out though. I've tried this the past few days and it has really worked for me. I get up in the morning, stick an egg in a pan to hard boil it while I'm getting ready . . . then once I AM ready I have ONE weetabix biscuit with semi-skimmed milk followed by the egg. It fills me up much more than 2 weetabix biscuits would, or just an egg or two by itself would. I guess because it's a good mix of carbs, fibre and protein.

I find by having that around half seven, I can last until at least midday with only a midmorning snack of an apple. Result!

Give it a go - let me know what you think . . .

Sunday, 22 November 2009


I've managed to successfully remain on a diet for a week now. Wow. I mean, I slipped a LITTLE at the weekend, but unlike most times I haven't thought "Oooh, I've fallen off the wagon, may as well eat everything in my fridge". So I've ate some junk food, but I'm not beating myself up about it for a change.

I've cut down on the amount of carbs I would normally eat, upped my green tea and fruit intake, tried to cut down on my alcohol habit (I've only drank once this week, which is an achievement in itself for me) and tried to get at least a BIT of exercise in every day. I am proud of my motivation for a change. Let's hope it continues . . .

Monday, 6 July 2009


So I haven't posted in a while but I am trying once again to do this diet thing. I don't have much clue what I'm doing at the moment so I don't have much to say about it . . . but once I have a proper update I'll let you know!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


I always feel bad for not updating this, but I always feel like such a failure admitting I haven't been all that good diet-wise. However, I AM still keeping up the exercise and trying to make the right choices whenever possible when it comes to my diet.

Trouble is, it's not always easy.

But we all knew that anyway, right???

A proper update coming soon. I promise!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


. . . you'll know I've hit a bit of a setback as of today. I've hurt my knee. :(

It's pretty sore at the moment and I'm really hoping it won't stop me exercising for long as I was really getting into it and felt like I was finally getting somewhere. But I guess we can only wait and see.

I'm so pissed off about the whole thing I've just eaten half a large bag of doritos and half a jar of sour cream and chive dip.

Yep, well done Paula . . .

Monday, 12 January 2009


. . . is not something that really exists in my vocabulary. I wish it was.

However, I'm proud of myself tonight. I managed to resist having too much to eat after I got home. I had a chicken and noodle stirfry for dinner - nothing big, I didn't really want to spare the calories as I ate quite a lot during the day. Although I walked to and from work so I wasn't worrying too much about the amount I ate.

And after dinner I did my exercise dvd. I'm almost getting quite into it, which is surprising for me. The dvd is a tad repetitive but it manages to get lots of lunges and squats into the workout in an aerobic way, which is unusual in my view. I really need to buy some hand weights because the other workout utilises them a lot, and promises to change your body shape very quickly. I could use some of that!

Anyway, I had three squares of Green & Blacks mint chocolate and that didn't seem enough. I wasn't even hungry but I was craving something else. I wandered about the kitchen, looking for something, realised the only thing I really wanted was something dripping in cheese . . . and stopped myself. Grabbed a can of Sprite Zero instead and headed back to my room. Away from the temptation.

Yay me!

Saturday, 10 January 2009


So I've been doing okay. Mainly because I haven't drank since last Sunday (which has been pretty difficult) and have been trying to fill up on healthy stuff as much as possible. Okay, so I wasn't BRILLIANT with my food choices but I did cook quite a bit which is unlike me. I made spaghetti bolognese for the flatmates on Monday night and tacos on Tuesday night. I know they aren't UBER-HEALTHY, but the fact I actually MADE them and didn't just eat ready meals is a bit impressive by my standards. As far as I'm concerned, it's the small victories that are important and will contribute to the end result.

I also have the Davina McCall Super Body workout now, which I got via post on Wednesday and have done three times so far. It has a great abs workout which you can really feel working.

In fact, I weighed myself this morning and I was quite happy with my weight. Although I then somehow weighed three and a half pounds more just a few hours later. I'm assuming it's because I had drank quite a lot and eaten too, but it's still a bit demoralising to "put on weight" so quickly!!!

Anyway, I'm going to keep up the exercise, try to avoid the alcohol as much as possible and try to make healthy choices as far as I can . . . and I think I need to stop seeing this as a "diet". Because the word just intimidates me and makes it that much harder!

Sunday, 4 January 2009


. . . starts tomorrow.

I'm a bit nervous and anxious because I know I am SOOOO bad when it comes to willpower. But this time I think I KNOW I need to do it.

I can't keep on the way I'm doing right now. Because I just can't STOP eating. It's not good!

So we'll see what happens.

Wish me luck!!!

Friday, 2 January 2009


  • As mentioned in my previous post, no alcohol.
  • At least two litres of water a day.
  • Try to start off the day with a cup of hot water and lemon.
  • Try to drink at least a few cups of green tea a day.


  • Try to stick to under 1300 calories a day.
  • Don't overdo the simple carbs. Pasta and bread are okay, but the key is moderation.
  • Fill up on fruit and veg rather than chocolate but don't deny myself if I REALLY want some.
  • Plenty of fish.
  • Avoid the vending machines at work.


  • Cardio for half an hour at least four times a week
  • Yogalates at least twice a week
  • Walk to work as much as possible - try not to sleep in and have to get a taxi, it's not good for my health OR my finances!

This plan is going to start on the 5th January. I'm feeling optimistic.

Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, 1 January 2009


The diet officially starts once again on Monday. Of course, I should really start it today. BUT while I'm still on holiday (and still have christmas sweets kicking about) it seems a bit unrealistic.

I've already done one thing though. Stopped drinking alcohol for the month.

This should definitely make a difference. I hope.

We'll find out soon enough.