Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Hi everyone

So ive been busy pottering about and getting a few bits sorted and i totally forgot to keep you all updated last week!

Last tuesday i went to WW and i stayed the same. I was quite upset with this. I know its not a gain but i had been exercising hard doing the shred each day, so to have not seen a loss i was quite annoyed. Each week after WI i draw a line under it and start a fresh, so this week i have just been getting on with things as normal. So fingers crossed that i will have a loss on the scales this evening.

I havent really been up to much just getting organised as i start back at uni next week and commence my FINAL ever placement! ARGH im going to be a qualified nurse in september!!!! I cant quite get my head around this! Ive been keeping my eyes open for jobs but the ones i want havent been released yet so im checking daily like a mad woman in hope that they are up!!

Lastnight my boyfriend and I went to see the fabulous Laura Marling! She was so great, such a powerful voice :) She also had great support Alessi's Ark who was very good and i had been looking forward to also, and a band called BOY AND BEAR, they are from Sydney and were the perfect opener, please check them out



I got some new nail polish yesterday which i will do a separate blog for :) will come back later this evening hopefully to post about results and my nail polish ^_^

Bye for now :)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Hi Everyone :)

Hope you have all had a good day today? I have been a busy little bee but havent really done much at the same time :)

Have been shopping and got some new makeup - Loreal Studio Secrets , a primer and a foundation ... just had a little test of them now and they were pretty nice :) Has anyone else used these products - what are your views?

I have just been taking some piccies of some of my recent buys , so here they are ...

Finally , as you get to know me you will learn that i have a thing for stationary :) sad but true :P
Here are 2 notebooks i recently got :D
I saw this belt in a magazine and HAD to have it , its so cute (in joke for Gemma - i think its "straight off the horse " ;) )
I LOVE this Floral hoodie , its from New Look and was a SALE BARGAIN for £8

I really like this shirt - not the best picture to show it off really , it had black embroidered flowers around the bottom of it and its so cute :) I have been avoiding buying clothing as im constantly growing out of my stuff at the moment but the urge to shop got too much ;)
This peach spotty cardi is from Primark £9 BARGAIN!! i cant get enough of peach pink and coral at the moment :)

This is a picture of me with my new makeup on :)

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

MY Week

Hi everyone,

Hope that you had a good week? I class my weeks tues-tues as i go to my WW meeting on a tuesday evening :)

So last night i went to my meeting. I was feeling like i would have lost about 1lb as i had stuck to my points but not really gone wild on the ole exercise. I was pretty pleased when i got on the scales to find out that i had lost 2.5 lbs :) WOOHOO.

Below is my menu which i had and exercise which i did to get me the loss....

Points Allowance 22

Day 1

milk -2
ham and egg on toast 1.5
grapes - 1
cereal bar - 1
milky bar - 1.5
WW beef hotpot ready meal and slice of bread - 4
crisps - 0.5
turkey - 2
butternut squash chilli wedges - 0
milky button x 1 - 0.5
wafer biscuit - 1
glass of rose - 1

TOTAL 16 -

Day 2
milk - 2
ham on toast - 2
tomatoes on toast - 2
tomato chicken and garlic bread - 6
crisps 1.5
choc cake 2

total = 15.5
saved = 6.5

milk = 2
weetabix - 2
salad with hot and spicy chicken peppers and egg (white only) - 2.5
ww chicken and lemon risotto - 5.5
potatoes - 1
peanutbutter on toast with marg - 5.5
vegimite on toast - 1

total 19.5
saved 2.5

milk - 2
bacon buttie with tomato sauce - 2.5
cereal bar - 1
monster munch 1.5
M&S curry potato crispbake - 3
M&S beef and mushroom stroganoff - 6
milky bar - 1.5

total 17.5
saved 4.5

milk - 2
ham on toast - 2
cereal bar - 1
grapes - 1
bacon and egg and tomato sauce buttie - 2.5
mash - 3
carrots and turnip - 0
broc - 0
yorkshire putting with beef in - 3
ww bluberry muffin -2.5
snackajacks 1.5

total 18.5
saved 3.5

milk - 2
weetabix - 2
soup 2
bread - 2
ww chicken jalfrezi - 4
cereal bar -1
crisps - 1
ham on toast with marg - 2

total -16
saved - 6

milk -2
ham on toast and marg - 2
orange - 1
grapes -1
toast x 2 and tomato sauce - 2
crisps 1
beef hotpot and mash - 6.5
lemon cake - 1
wine - 2

total 18.5
saved 3.5

I would say that in general this does not reflect my average week. I have been working a lot this week meaning that i have been out the house at 6:30 am, so i have been taking ham on toast with me in the car. In a normal week i tend to have either weetabix or bran flakes for my meals as i feel that these keep me fuller and more satisfied for longer.

In general i do no have margarine or butter on bread or toast but this week i have as if you do not eat toast straight away without any on then it tends to be rock hard.

I have also been working tll 9pm on some nights meaning that i have taken a ready meal to work with me for convenience. I dont tend to go for ready meals as you can get more for your points if you cook from fresh ( and it tastes nicer hehe).

Also (this applies to those who are also following WW ) i weigh all of my food out. I own the WW kitchen scales! They are fantastic!!!! i cant emphasise how great they are. Yes - THEY ARE VERY PRICEY!! however they can work out the points of anything for you :)

for those of you looking at my menu's i do not like the taste of the yolk in egg so i never eat it - only ever eat the white bit , the white of an egg has a points value of ZERO, the white bit has a points value of 1.5


Day 4 - 15 minutes on my exercise bike, 10 minute run
Day 5 - level 1 (20 mins) 30 day shred

yeah i know pretty poor effort there on the ole activity - I WILL TRY HARDER THIS WEEK :)

xx Butterfly xx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Here are some pics of me at my current weight 13 st 11.5 lbs

Here are some before pics
Hi Everyone,

Ok so this is my first ever BLOG!

I have decided to start a blog to keep a diary of my journey of weight loss.

Here's the story so far...

On october 27th 2009 I decided to attend Weight Watchers for the first time ever in my life. Previously to this i had tried to lose weight but never really achieved anything more than 7lbs loss which i would never sustain! I have never really been one to get on the bandwagon for the 'fad' diets, so WW was my first REAL attempt to change my eating habits. When I had previously tried to make changes i had denied myself things that i wanted, which lead me to want them even more!!

So October 27th arrived and i decided to bite the bullet and go to my local WW meeting (alone). I had the shock of my life as the scales shouted back at me that i was a whopping 16 stone 12lbs!! (im 5"8 tall)

Fat pig!
How did i get to this weight?
Why had i let this happen?
I'll never be able to be "THIN"!

.... just a few of the negative thoughts that jumpped out at me!

so that was then...

Since starting WW back in October 2009 I have to date lost 3 stones 0.5 lbs (current weight 13 stone 11.5lbs)

I WAS a UK size 20-22 :(

I AM a UK 14-16 :)

So my journey continues... please come join me for the ups and the downs xx