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I went along to my regular Slimming World meeting last week, not really expecting to see any weight loss.  My week had become over shadowed by one piece of cake I had indulged in while I was out running errands. To be honest, it was a pretty big piece of cake so I dread to think how many calories there were in it.  To compensate for all that naughtiness, I went for black coffee, and I’m guessing that’s what saved me (not). I had completely lost sight of the fact

I was searching online for a Slimming World microwave chocolate mug cake recipe to make, and the recipes I found weren’t quite hitting the spot.  I got the impression that’s what a few people thought about the recipes they were finding too.  There was definitely something missing from the chocolate mug cake recipe so I decided to experiment and see if I could improve on what was out there on the internet. I think I’ve come up with the answer, so I thought I’d share my Slimming World microwave chocolate

I think we probably all eat a little bit too much over Christmas, but it’s important to get back into a healthy diet as quickly as possible for good weight management.  The winter is a perfect time to eat well as we can pack stews full of vegetables and bust out the slow cooker to make life easier. No doubt you will have some leftover turkey, and you might be wondering what healthy meals you can cook with it to compensate for all those chocolates and mince pies you’ve been

Firstly readers, I must apologise that my Thinking Thin post is late this week. I like to share my weight loss update on a Thursday, but my schedule has been completely out of the window buy this and my house turning into a TV studio for the majority of my working days this week.  This has meant that eating well has slightly slipped in priority along with my blogging. And sometimes, life just happens, right?  But how do we not let it throw us of course with our weight loss?

Recently, the lovely people at Fruit Heroes sent Princess some of their healthy snack bars to try out.  We are always looking out for tasty, healthy snacks on the go to keep Princess fuelled when we are out and about.  She’s really active and needs things we can just grab when we’ve been to gymnastics or out to the park otherwise she gets really grumpy, and we all know that one don’t we parents?

If you read my gratitude post last week you’ll already know I’m not very consistent. It’s a skill I long to possess but continues to elude me after a period of time.  I’m pleased to say those periods of time are getting longer, so that is progress, right?  I think we all have a trait we long to have that we think might make us a better person, or maybe there’s a few? I’ve not posted in Thinking Thin for a while, because I have been so busy losing weight

So little Pudding is now 3 months old!  I can hardly believe it, time is going so fast.  We’ve had a name change this month from Tinkerbell to Pudding.  Her big sister is called Princess, which completely suits her as she is a little Diva.  I chose Tinkerbell to fit with Princess, but it’s becoming apparent that she has a completely different personality so from here on in it will be little Pudding.

The weight loss journey so far is going great.  I’ve lost a total of 2 stone in less than 2 months.  My baby weight has gone and then some, so I’m really chuffed.  I’ve also seen real consistent changes in my behaviour towards food because of Thinking Thin, so I really hope it’s helping you too. I leave food on my plate that isn’t healthy.  This was completely unheard of.  My food mantra used to be, ‘waste not want not’, but it was causing me to dramatically over eat and gain weight.

It’s definitely time for an update in my weight loss journey.  If you’ve not caught up with this series yet come and found out the handy tips I’ve been sharing to help you boost your healthy weight loss plan. The aim of Thinking Thin is to help me and you reprogram some of the thinking that hinders our weight loss so that we then change our behaviours around food, for good.  I left you with some helpful cheats last time for when you have slipped off the old diet wagon.  It would

Monday was weigh in day and I’m pleased to say I’ve become thinner by 2 1/2 pounds!  That’s a total of 8 1/2 pounds.  I’m so happy with this progress, my size is heading in the right direction so I must be getting something right.   In my last post I talked about the emotional roller coaster of jumping on and off the scales.  I made progress but I did step on the scales once on a non weigh in day.  It was much better than previously and because I did

I’ve been making changes to my eating to make it healthier for the last 2 weeks.  Having the vision board is definitely helping me stay on track with being more healthy.  I’ve only fallen off the wagon once which I’m really pleased with.  I’m a lady who is known to binge, to often to mention!   It was because I wasn’t organised to be honest.  The evening meal wasn’t as healthy as it could have been, and the packet of biscuits and chocolate that followed was positively dirty!  It turned into

I need some help to keep me on track with ‘Thinking Thin‘ as my relationship with food is a long standing one, and making changes is going to take some will power.  This article offers a simple, yet  brilliant way to set your self goals or send your self positive messages if you want to change how you think or feel about something.  How many times do you type your password everyday?  Make it something relevant to your goal to keep reminding you of your direction.  How about ‘[email protected]’?  I’m going

My weight has been a constant issue for me.  I was a ‘chubby’ child and took a lot of stick because of it.  I have had a few slender years in my early twenties and then again before I met my husband, but the rest of the time I have been over weight.   I have also had 2 pregnancies in the last 3 years, both plagued with pelvic girdle pain so have gained more than my fair share of baby weight.  I need to get the better of this

This Tomato and Bean Soup Recipe was inspired when I flicked through March’s addition of Psychologies Magazine. The first thing that jumped out at me was an article called ‘Perfect Harmony’, featuring recipes from Dale Pinnock’s book ‘The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day’.     I love anything that helps me think about the food I am eating.  I’ve had a love hate relationship with food pretty much all my life.  I use food to satisfy my boredom, comfort my woes and give myself a huge pat on the back.     I

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