Thursday, 28 November 2013


I recently decided to give up a favorite food each month. I have a friend who does this, and I thought it was a good idea, so now im doing it too!

This month I have given up chocolate (until Christmas). I created a table with what I was giving up each month, and my goal weight for that month. I haven't been finding this too difficult so far, however I havent come across any cravings for it thus so far. Apart from wanting a cookie from subway, but only because I saw them when buying my other half's dinner.

I think this will become more difficult as time goes by, especially in the run up to Christmas. Speaking of which, my boyfriend has akready bought chocolate to go in my advent calender. DILEMMA. I need to decide if im allowed to have them or it I have to save them up until Christmas... (Clearly I didn't think this through when deciding chocolate was this month!)

Thursday, 7 November 2013


The past few mornings (since Monday) I've been getting a later bus and train to work-so I arrive at 5 to 9 instead of 8.30. This means getting the 7.10 bus, and the 7.45 train to London. This is with a 15 min wait between bus and train, long enough to get myself a morning coffee and I don't have to worry about missing my train.

Or so I thought.

Every morning, without fail, the bus has been late. Up to 15 mins late. Which eradicates the inbetween time for coffee and chilling out. Which is very annoying!

Now, so far I've still been able to catch the train on time. I'm dreading the day the bus is so late that it makes me late for work (like a domino effect). Now I'm thinking about whether it's worth getting the later bus or not...

Sunday, 3 November 2013

5:2 aka the fast diet

I watched a documentary about fasting a while ago, and the health benefits it has. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I did attempt it for a little while.  (It didn't exactly last long though!)

I've seen some more stuff about this diet since, and know of a couple of people who lost some weight through doing this as well as clean eating. 

I'm thinking about trying this again and I've been looking on message boards on  MyFitnessPal to see the opinions of people who are already doing it and what they have experienced. The general consensus seems to be that as well as being a calorie deficit, it also puts the body into rejuvenation mode, which rests the digestive system and assists in your body's recovery.

I think this diet plan can work, as long as people don't take it to extremes-by either going mad on the normal days by overeating, or severely under eating as well as fasting 2 days.

I think I will stay doing this as of tomorrow, and see how it goes.  And really try to stick to it!