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Because I’ve lost a stone since I started eating better and gyming :) one more to go until im at my target weight!


Tagged as: Diet, weight, loss, gym, curves, food, me, happy,

I never thought I would say this but I actually miss going!

I am so frustrated that I cant go because of my ankle and I don’t know when I can start going again :(

The weight I have lost is very slowly making its way back on because I cant be bothered to be healthy when my ankle hurts and I cant exercise to get rid of it. grrr…

xxx


Tagged as: gym, weight, health, healthy, food,

but finally I am seeing some results from my change of lifestyle/exercising!

Several friends that I havent seen in a month or so have said they can notice. I have lost 12lbs in 2 1/2 months, and I did my measurements again yesterday and I have lost 2 inches off my waist and 1 inch off my hips :)

If the Special K does its job I should be able to lose another 4/5lbs in the next couple of weeks and then I can go back to doing my usual diet plan once I have broken through the barrier.

I have another 18 weeks until I go to Europe and hopefully I should be able to get to my target weight by then, 25lbs (11.3kg) more to go. If I lose 1.3lbs a week then I should be on target.

I’m still going to the gym 3 times a week, spin class twice in my lunch break and legs,bums and tums after work. I wondering if I should up it to one more class but at the moment I have settled into a nice routine and I cant believe I am actually going on a regular basis.

I think portion control is my biggest problem so I need to start eating from a smaller plate and halving my portions. I don’t know if my need to finish my plate stems from when I was younger and being told to finish my meal but its a habit I need to break. I kind of wish I could afford to have my food delivered so the portions are already done for me!

Still the overall result is that I am doing well and just need to keep at it.

xxx



My gym really is something else. You can literally see the girls preening and the men flexing their muscles, they are all so obvious about it! When a class comes out of the studio, the men drop what they are doing and watch all the women walk past. You could cut the sexual tension with a knife. And then there is me, trying hard to hide the sweaty mess that I have become.

I literally do not understand the girls that go to the gym and waltz into the changing rooms afterwards with not a drop of sweat on them, make up perfect and not a hair out of place. Either they are not exercising properly or they just have no sweat glands.

When I go into the changing rooms I am dripping with sweat, hair plastered to my skull, and looking like a massive great tomato.

Seriously – how the bloody hell do they do it?!

xxx



I am still losing weight :) I’ve lost 9lbs since I started in January, I’m glad that it is coming off slowly - it means that it will stay off.

I’m even getting to the stage where I really dont hate going to the gym!

The nicest part about this all - a work colleague who I haven’t seen in 3 weeks said to me yesterday ‘you look like you’ve lost weight’ which is great! The bad thing about living with someone or seeing someone everyday is that they don’t notice so it’s nice when people do.

I still have about 20lbs to go but it’s constantly dropping and not coming back on so I’m ok with it taking a bit of time to get there.

xxx



Have my first class today, I am officially a student again, which has its bonus/negative points.

Bonus: I’m working towards a degree and studying a subject I am interested in

Negative: I have to study, and do essays and basically meet deadlines, which I am ridiculously bad at.

I have just started reading my set book (which I should have already read probably) for this section and it’s  Dr Faustus. Which is a play. Which is written in Shakespearean English. Which is bloody hard to read. In fact it’s my least favourite form of text and here I am trying to make sense of the bloody thing. So I did what every person with a brain would do and I googled the Synopsis. Apparently it’s about a man who turns to magic and sells his soul. I just hate the stop and start  effect reading plays has, it makes it hard to get into.

My first essay is going to be so hard to get into after a 6 month break from learning, but I’ve got all my course books so I’m set up to be a model student. Ha!

Busy girl this evening with work, gym and then school. I feel good about filling my life with things and I’m even starting to not hate the gym as much! I had a personal trainer session the other day and he talked to me about what’s best to do for what I want to achieve. Rowing is one of the main things, although not rowing like I would do it, actually setting a pace boat and trying to go as fast and hard as possible, I think he took glee in every drop of sweat, evil man! But it will be worth it.

Xxx



You think you are getting somewhere and then it just seems to stop! I’ve been trying to keep to a better way of eating since the beginning of the year and after the first initial 7lb loss I am stuck, and stuck at the weight I always get stuck at. I just can’t seem to break past this figure.

I have cut out:

  • Bread
  • Cheese (I want to cry if I walk past the cheese section in a supermarket because it makes my mouth water!)
  • Crisps (Which were a treat for me anyway)
  • Sweets
  • Coca Cola (This hurts almost as much as giving up cheese)

On a daily basis I eat: 

Breakfast – Muller Light yoghurt

Lunch – Salad with tomatoes, and some sort of fish – prawns, smoked salmon with a teaspoon of salad cream (light) because who really likes salad on its own?!?

Dinner – Something healthy. I’ve swapped my mince for lean mince and my chicken for turkey, I’m trying to fill my plate with veg and I’m trying to have smaller portions as well but I guess they just aren’t small enough.

I don’t know what else I can cut out and the less weight I lose the more disheartened I become meaning the more likely I am just to give up and have that whole piece of brie I see every time I go to the supermarket!

I am going to the gym 4/5 times a week and doing a mixture of cardio and toning classes, my whole body is aching but definitely not slimmer.

I still have 28lbs to go – I just have no idea how I’m going to get there! Just need to keep going and realise that it wont happen overnight. I do hope it happens eventually though!

xxx



I have been to the gym twice this week with a third time coming tomorrow. I decided I needed to up my game as I had fallen in to going to just one class a week.

Now I do Cardio Combat on a Monday, Legs, Bums and Tums on a Wednesday and Spin Express on a Friday lunch! I am aching all over but I know its a good pain.

I have decided that I am going to look in to doing a Swing dance class as soon as I know what day my course is going to take place.

Busy bumblebee but hopefully it will help me to start losing some of that weight!

What I really want to do is take up horse riding again but it’s so expensive and I should probably learn how to drive a car before I start the horse riding! I haven’t done it in so many years but it’s always something I regret giving up.

xxx



I feel like I havent really been posting very much at all recently. 

Firstly I would like to say hi to all new followers! you are all brilliant :) I am nearly at 100 which is going to be the best day as everyone likes to know people care about what they post.

I have been ill the last couple of days, just a cold but isnt that always the worst! Anyway it was bad enough I took 2 days off work and mooched around the flat, caught up on my True Blood. I hate that its shown in America first! I bloody love Alexander Skarsgard and have just as much right to see him as everyone else.lol

Leigh and I might be doing something else off the London List this weekend so watch this space…. I’m thinking maybe an art gallery, or something cheap as I have no money! 

Also have lost another lb this week which is good! I havent been to the gym as I havent been able to breathe, but I’m back on it next week, at least I know if my muscles are screaming in pain its working!

I have started work again on a forgotten story so we will see how that progresses, well I hope. I have a habit of starting writing and then getting stuck and just leaving them.

It is also only 5 weeks until I go to Portugal!!! I am so excited about this you wouldn’t believe. I haven’t been back in 3 years, and to me it will be like going home. I lived there in 2006 for 8 months and my grandparents also live out there so I have been going since I was a baby. I don’t know why I haven’t been back in so long but it will be so lovely to see all the friends I made out there again. Jumping up and down with excitement!

I feel a bit better having written something, hopefully will have a lovely London List post for you soon :)

Have a good day/evening!

xxx





I joined one today, so I have no excuse because I refuse to waste my money. I’m also going to take classes instead of going on the treadmill. I need to be motivated by the teacher! 

First class will be legs, bums and tums on Monday :) Its going to hurt!!

I’ve also been using a weight loss/trainer app on my phone, it uses GPS and tells you how many calories you have burnt and what that is equiv to. Today I have burnt 2 carrots off just by walking to work and to tesco at lunch to get some hummus.

Need to keep motivated. It’s going to happen people!!

xxx


Tagged as: weight, weight loss, gym, calories, apps,

So! 

I was doing so bloody well a few months ago, I was eating better, having one treat a week, blah blah blah, but then I hit a wall and I got bored and the 19lbs I managed to lose are slowly creeping back on.

I’ve decided today that I am setting a goal weight and I am not going to stop until i get to that weight. I’m not going to tell anyone the weight just how many pounds I need to lose…33. It may sound like a lot, its 2 stone, but this will get me to a ‘healthy’ on a BMI scale (not that they are any good - they are used to weigh cows for goodness sake!)

I have said in the past that I love my curves and the person I look up to is Christina Hendricks who is wonderfully curvy. I would just like to lose a little bit of weight now when I’m younger rather than finding it harder when I’m older. I have no desire to be able to see ribs and spine, I would just like a flatter tummy!

I am going to do this and stick to it this time!! I may also be posting pictures of all the recipes that I am going to try and posts about how much I hate the fucking gym!

xxx





I'm Cara ♥ A 25 year old who lives in London with my darling boyfriend and adorable cat.

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