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Boring Jan Summary/Catch Up











1st – 9th

Just easing into the swing of things.

Got a lovely surprise bonus from work which I put towards a new bike!

OhMyLife! I don’t think I’m supposed to be cycling! The 1st bike didn’t seem right on the gear changes, so it was returned for ‘tweaking’. Even worse! So back it went for an exchange. No better! So back it went…for a refund! I’m now on hubbies, but it’s a Marin, lovely bike but a 17” frame and abit too big for me, but will do till we decide way forward.

 10th – 16th

The week started well after weigh in, as I’d taken an on plan pasta dish out of freezer ready to microwave as I know I’m quite hungry when I get in from slimming club.

Friday started to slip as hubby started adding things to dinner that weren’t unhealthy/bad fats but extra fats non-the-less that I wasn’t in control of

Saturday had gone well, very productive day and on plan until an unexpected dinner invitation from a neighbour, again food I was not in control of & I know I over ate/drank, but I did enjoy myself!

Sunday same as Sat started very productive but then lunch at Nando’s…I ate ALL the skin!

Monday Mark was off, working away for the week, I skived gym and binged on Domino’s behind closed doors each night!


I watched an awesome YouTube video of one of Chris Powell’s Extreme Weight Loss Transformations and she has really inspired me, it’s a great visual reminder just to stick to the plan/goals, she lost 200lb/14+Stone in 1YEAR!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zleud74V8uA I’m only trying, no trying is a negative word it implies there’s the option to not do/fail, I’m only aiming to lose a 1/4 of that, come on Fiona get your shit together!

Wednesday I made it to gym and REALLY enjoyed it! And lovely to catch up with peeps too.

17th – 19th

Feeling soOo more focussed!

Hubby was home Thurs and we had the dinner I should’ve eaten thru the week!

Fri I stayed strong and declined hubby adding any extras to dinner.

Sat was an extremely productive day, getting some jobs around the house done. We shared a bottle of red at dinner but food was ‘free’ on my eating plan so all good here.

Sun had a nice lazy am catching up on Sherlock then we headed out for a drive and a late lunch. We ended up at a fabulous hotel but having not called ahead to check couldn’t dine as they were full booked. So we headed home to a familiar reliable haunt and had the most amazing dinner! We had 3 courses and a couple of units of alcohol each, maybe not as on plan as I could have been, but calorie wise across the day, we only had 2 meals, so I think I’ll be ok, and we had such a lovely time out together.

 20th – 23rd

Hubby’s away but I’m back on ‘it’ YaY!

Gym: Mon – Legs, Tues – Push & Wed – Pull

Stuck to diet too! Go me!

Thurs weigh in yielded a ridiculous -7lb! BUT, I did cheat the weigh in last week… I got drenched in torrential rain on my bike and weighed in with ALL my gear on! So 7lb included a LOT of water soaked clothing!

 24th -26th

Hubby was home Thurs. Fri took a half day with hubby and we headed out for dinner in the Oak room at: http://www.greatfosters.co.uk/ …Stunning! Speechless!

Sat was a bit of a mix of a day, some productivity in the am and then I had a massage in the arvo.

In the pm we had friends over for dinner which included wine but food was ‘free’ on my eating plan, I made a curry NOM!

Sun was a MASSIVELY productive day doing a session of batch cooking. We have guest staying this coming w/e so I wanted to prep some food ready for the week after. A nice lazy arvo/pm tho catching up on Startreck: http://www.startrekmovie.com/ …good romp and of course a fix of Benedict Cumberbatch!

27th – 30th

Hubby away but back on ‘it’ again YaY!

Gym: Mon – Legs, Tues – Push & Wed – Pull

Stuck to diet again too! Go me!

 31st – 6th

Diet dreadful but VERY enjoyable w/e with friends visiting.

After they arrived Fri PM we headed out for some dinner: http://www.brooklandshotelsurrey.com/  (SG1 fans will note the HUGE light fittings in reception look like transporter rings!)

Previous visits to Brooklands have shown the restaurant to cater to the corporate clientele that visit thru the week, and that the food didn’t really stand up on it’s own for folk visiting of a w/e. But the defo have a new chef, cos the food was the best we’ve had in the 5 years we’ve been going there, which is nice, cos it’s soOo convenient we want it to be good and to want to go there.

Saturday the sun peaked out for a little while so we headed out for a stroll to http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/gardens-and-landscape/virginia-water/

Which then led to lunch across the road at: http://www.individualrestaurants.com/piccolino/ I was naughty and had both pizza and tiramisu! Dinner that evening was Chinese!

Sunday continued the slippery slope!…We headed over to Kent to pick up my ‘new’ (to me) bike purchased from Ebay, it’s the same as hubby’s, that I’ve been using for a couple of weeks, but a 15.5” frame rather than 17”. Whilst there we visited a local hostelry  for a tremendous roast dinner and a tasty pint of Black Sheep bitter http://www.kingandqueeneastmalling.co.uk/wordpress/ HIGHLY recommend their hospitality.

Monday Mark was away for the week again, I skived gym and binged on Domino’s behind closed doors each night!…again! FFS!!!

But I have a plan and am VERY excited…

😀 xx