Monday, October 27, 2014

Hairy Dieters Take Three ***Smart Point Updated***





Hairy Bikers: Good Eating!


I was so excited when I saw someone on Twitter post this book, I love my other two Hairy Dieters so much and I couldn't wait to get this one. While I will admit I am not quite as excited about every single recipe in here as I would have been with the others, there are loads that I am dying to try. I think first of the list will be Coq Au Vin which looks like a good one for entertaining. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Weigh In 6




Another week, another 2 pounds! I am pretty happy with the way things are going, now only 5lbs above goal and 8 weeks to go. Heading into November is when things start to get a little bit more difficult. The social season begins to rear its ugly head which means a little more discipline is needed than usual. The key to this is the planning. Over the next few weeks I will be creating my own calendar of events. Planning for when I need to use my weeklies and when I need to be extra disciplined. In the past I have only really done this for December but I am going to start a little early this time.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Weigh In 5






Where are the weeks going, we are 5 weeks in already and I have no idea how it happened. I have had a couple of bad weigh ins the past few weeks but I never gave up and this week I was down a pound and a half. So we are down to 9 weeks to go and I have 7lbs to reach my goal. Its not going to be easy with the Christmas season getting closer and closer, but I know I can do it. If I start with the excuses now then I will never get there.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Weigh In 4



I had the serious feat this morning before getting on the scale, its the usual feeling after a weekend away that I may have ruined all my hard work over the week. So I was pretty please to see no movement on the scales. I know its not ideal and the weeks are ticking on, but my goal was 1lb a week to Christmas and after 4 weeks I am still 5.5lbs down.

After a weekend in Leeds visiting my best friend I couldn't have asked for a better result. I stayed on my game all of last week until I got to the airport and while I was there I had my treats and moved on. Back on track this morning and ready to face another week! I am determined to see another loss this week. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Galway Bay Half Marathon



My first half marathon has been and gone, and yes I say first because I know it won't be my last. Myself and my friends, Emma & Aily, headed down to Galway on Friday evening in the most torrential rain.We left Dublin at 4:30 and didn't make it down to Galway until after 8. We kept the mood high in the car and tried to chat about anything and everything other than the race (which is fairly easy when 3 friends get together for the first time in ages luckily).

Monday, October 6, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Weigh In 3




Weighed in a day late this week because yesterday morning I was still in Galway recovering from my first half marathon (full post on this tomorrow). I wasn't expecting a loss this week, in fact I was expecting a gain. Anytime I have weighed in after completing a race I have always been up. I also did take Saturday and Sunday completely off tracking. So it was no surprise to see that I was up 2lbs today. I am counting this a just a little bump in the road. I have lost 5.5lbs in the past 3 weeks which is way ahead of my 1lb a week goal.