Day 8 diet going down

So yeah started off good

Brekkie museli, yogurt, nuts and seeds

Banana for snack

Lunch forgot so grabbed a bar

#wildbar love these especially the nut and seed one but then had another snack not good to keep me going until after horseriding

Home and knackered so made girls tagliatelle and I had some left overs all together left over chickpeas and the chicken casserole from night before, no food waste in this house and no hassle making Lunch just always use leftovers.

Always tastes nicer the following night


Day 8 diet

Brekkie natural yogurt some it’s, toasted pumpkin seeds, chai seeds, cinnamon and sprinkling of museli yum

A coffee to speed up my metabolism then a green tea or hot water and lemon and a #t25 workout thanks #seanT #focus

Lunch was just a salad of veg very good

Tomatoes, walnuts, broccoli, scallions, rocket, pumpkin seeds

Dressing is lemon juice, pinch of salt and some olive oil

I made this #chickencasserole night before and had for tea

Chicken breasts x3, 4 sweet potato chopped into chunks, broccoli, red peppers and tomatoes, red onion, sundries tomatoes, garlic and mushrooms

Add seasoning pinch of salt, chicken seasoning, rosemary, sage and thyme, passata and half mozzarella ball

Add a bit of water to help cook the veg

You can add some chillis or chilli powder to add a kick but ive left it with a creamy tomato taste for the kids

Was really good then fir some reason I had a wee #binge some birthday cake and a fifteen plus corn and crackers was #disgusted but we all fall. Solution go to bed early with a #camomile tea and a #book prevents you going to the kitchen before bed just need to change your routine

Day 7 diet

so week one is over and I have lost 3lb not bad I suppose. Today I was exhausted so took it easy had a late brekkie which was one slice of maple bacon and some scrambled eggs and half a piece of granary bread.

our lunch was some healthy #rawveg, crackers and cheese yum can’t believe how my #kidsloverawveg


They also tried and loved #kiwi

we then watched #beautyandtyebeast while putting together #lego love it it’s so good for kids and they are amazing what they produce now so much #fun to play with.


We finally got out it was #freezing went for a walk along the #beach at #hazelbank at #dusk the sun was just going downhill #planes coming in to land #ships coming and going and the #sunset #freshair very #mindful

fingers about to drop off so we went to get something to eat at #nandos I love their food so healthy I had the #quinoa salad with with grilled #chicken breast and #sparkling water no #wine was being good and we were naughty had some #coconut ice cream it was yum #yum


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Day 6 diet

Brekkie was same as yesterday

Lunch was in #Ikea something healthy #tandoori chicken wit #cauliflour rice yum

That night it was a chicken stir fry with a bit of #basmati rice #stirfrys are a really good way to get veg into meals and bulk up when removing carbs.

Tea was #fajitas I love #mexican food so tasty. We had chicken with fajita seasoning #flour #tortillas I get the small ones as they’re only 100cals.

The #guacamole I make myself just get a soft #avocado so rich in #goodoils mash with a fork add some salt, squeeze in some lime or lemon juice add a red chilli and a little bit of chopped up red onion and tomato.

Instead of the fatty #cremefraiche I use natural yogurt a lot lower in cals but give the same taste and texture but a fraction of the cals.

Did have a wee glass of #wine #rose and a few nuts and seeds did a #recovery workout as my muscles were knackered.

Day 5 diet

It’s a Friday I’ve done 3 workouts and one run so I went out for a run this morning. It was hard going my muscles were tired.

But I can see my shape changing and more toned. Once you start exercising you will build muscle so don’t despair if the scales aren’t moving much.

Had my normal fruit and museli brekkie need to cut the cereal out during the weekend and only have at weekends. Had some mango in it this morning yum it’s good to try a different fruit every morning.

Kids had smoothies loved them.

We now have a different brekkie every morning.

This is our plan to get more fruit and veg into them surprisingly kids love #raw veg with #houmous makes it even nicer .

I’ve managed to get them to eat

Corn on cob (cooked)

Raw broccoli, celery, carrots, sugar snap peas

#kidseatingveg #healthykidssnacks

Lunch was leftover #couscous #fish #chickpeas

So tea was #fish 🐟 we had #salmon with some #couscous #tomatoes and #brocolli

Kids had #plaice and raw #brocolli and some #sweetpotatochips #tesco own brand and #auntbessies

Holly #schihtzu tried to eat Mya’s #chocolate bad girl

Day 4 diet

So on day 4 now have I hate a few sneaky treats???? Yes but healthy ones. When trying to work, look after 2 kids,workout, homework’s, housework and courses I’m knackered and crave my carbs.

so brekkie the same muesli, yogurt and some nuts and seeds with a squiggle of maple syrup.

i even got the kids to have porridge for their brekkie with a bit of maple syrup and blueberries yum is the reply I got after of course no I don’t like it and have you tried it, no.


Was in work so lunch was the leftover chilli, sustainable and healthy


This is my little snack after workouts so I did a workout this morning then this was my little booster after date with half a walnut and a scoop of peanut butter hits the spot I had invented this before # deliciouslyella put it in her cookbook.

Tea was a chicken stir fry in a #chilli sauce so a good boost for the metabolism then it was #brownies and #rainbows for the girls never end.

I am one #tiredmum zzzzzzzz

Day 3 no work tomorrow

So today I was working but had a good brekkie

Yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, chai seeds, pumpkin seeds, spoonful of museli and an #activia yogurt 250 cals

Snack a banana 100 cals

Lunch barley and left over chilli veg 300 cals

Snack an apple 50 cals

Snack a trail bar 150 cals

Tea half chicken breast with stir fry veg and couscous

Veggies – 1 pepper, 1 red onion, tomatoes, 6 mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes

Sauce 2 tbsp tomato purée

1 tsp sage, rosemary, thyme, chicken seasoning

2 tbsp natural yogurt

Half mozzarella cheese ball

The chicken was wrapped in prosciutto ham

Some sugar snap peas

All I can say is kids loved it despite not liking veg and not wanting to eat it were asking if I could make it again a healthy winner for all.

Went to my #aerial class we did #aerialhoop #flyawayaerialstudio

Went to pole class then came home no work tomorrow needed a wee treat so weekend started early so had a #gin and some nice salty and chilli #cornsnacks great alternative to crisps and salted nuts and gin is low in calories and as I’ve cut my food intake is taking a very strong effect on me I’m a light weight so think I’ll go to bed now

#3poundsdown #diet #selfconfidence #losingweight #hoopaerial #flyawayaerialstudio

Day 2 detox

So I’m still in the straight and narrow even though there’s temptations everywhere.

Brekkie was just yogurt a few walnuts broken up, pumpkin seeds and chai seeds 1 spoonful of museli 250cals fab museli is #alpen

Had no snack but went to #tesco to stock up on good healthy food a big shop went to Roast coffee shop had a #berrytea #herbaltea #sukitea and had another #nakedbar

This was lunch not great but then grabbed a #banana and some #walnuts to keep me going then some leftover #chickpeas and #butterchicken to see me through to tea #keytoweightloss #portionsize

Then off to #ballet #ajendance #banbridge #captaincooks to do homework normally have a cappuccino and brownie but we had instead a normal #tea and Mya had a reduced fat and sugar brownie these are great if you’re finding it hard giving up cakes and buns #fibreone #chocolatebrownie #90cals

Tea then was made for me thank you Mark it was #basmatirice #chilliveg #chicken my normal portion is one chicken breast each now it’s one between 2 if not less

It was so yummy I forgot to take a pic if it’s too hot add natural yogurt also notice the #bowlsize this helps reduce portion therefore #calorieintake #naturalyogurt is a great alternative for sauces instead of using cream

Super will then be a cup of #tea and a large #orange #vitc

Tomorrow I will go through my shopping and share some great recipes and food alternatives to your favs

#willpower #achievement #selfconfidence #singlemoms #girlpower #mummypower #justdoit #tesco

Day 1 detox

So this time I’m determined.

Cut down my brekkie to 200 cals

Snack banana rice cracker and some

Peanut butter 200 cals

Drinks 1 coffee, green tea with lemon and hot water and lemon and water

Hadn’t been for a run in ages managed to do it without stopping 4.5 miles but felt heavy then took this pic and was disgusted at the size of my thighs and all the disgusting sugar I had put into my body of late and this has motivated me to get back to my highest fitness and get riped. I do love running the fresh air and sunshine the motivation afterwards after the rush of endorphins makes me feel amazing and ready to tackle everything on my list and boost my confidence.

Then lunch was a 2 egg omelette with a bit of Parmesan 250 cals

Did get hungry after lunch had a #naked bar love these no addictive just natural sugars mostly just dates and nuts 120 cals always aim for #snacks around 100 cals no more and no more than 2 snacks a day if not fruit

It was my daughters birthday last night so we had a #Chinese bad on first day but I had #boiledrice and #curryveg and a few prawn crackers this is the healthiest way to do a Chinese and then an orange and cup of tea before bed.

Feel so much better for stopping the crap and determined to stick at it now and will update my progress and diet daily and hopefully see a huge difference in my shape by the end of the month.

#willpower #determination #strength #goals #achievement #motivation #fitness #healthy #happy #mentalhappiness #mentalwellbeing

Sugar overload

So how’s the diet going???

Well I made all of these, obviously I had to sample along the way and then I had to try them all so now I feel sick.

I really overdid it after getting myself up all week to workout I let myself with a sugar feast.

February will be sugar free only natural sugars will pass these lips needs to get into the best shape of my life and stop eating crap am I human yes I have the same struggles as the rest of the normal people with social events etc feeling tired just want sugar and carbs worst thing to do of course as it just makes us more tired.

So tomorrow a run, no more artificial sugars bread once a week and alcohol only at weekends sorry can’t go dry completely.

This is how I used to do it and just need to stick to this and I’ll get back in shape.

Stick to this and the weight will drop off

Lots of water add lemon hot or cold

Some fruit

Low carbs if you can’t do without do whole meal grains and rice, quinoa, beans and chickpeas all slow release and sugar free oats

Meat try to stick with lean meats chicken, turkey and fish all low in fat high in protein and good oils

Veg lots of greens broccoli cabbage beans carrots ginger garlic tomatoes kale spinach onions can actually burn more calories eating these avacadoes but don’t overdo as you need to limit the good fats as well

Snacks unsalted nuts approx 12 is 100 calories fruit #energy balls dates crackers #naked bars #low sugar natural or Greek yogurt the best I love #activia

Dressings and sauces use lemon juice mixed with a bit of olive oil and Tahiti and salt if you have

Sauces if using cream swap with natural yogurt for creamy pastas risotto in citrus etc cuts Cala in seconds

#Eggs yes these are great #avacodes with #poached egg #omelettes all good protein sources

Breads best are #flatbreads one can have as little as 200 cals and Delish also only eat wholemeal never white

Alcohol lowest cal is gin and tonic it’s the cocktails with lots of fruit juice and sweeteners and beers are the worst for building the fat up

Exercise walking is best works whole body #yoga or #pilates really good for strengthening and stretching you don’t need the gym a waste of money you can do DVDs best I’ve tried that are fast at losing the pounds and toning up is #insanity and #t25 from they really get you in shape fast and very fit in back on it again really motivates you and makes you feel good too. You can go outside #run, #walk, #cycle or do enjoyable classes #ballet for adults #ajendance #aerobics not just for kids #wallclimbing #aerialaerobics #flyawayaerial studio where you can do #aerialhoop #aerialsilks and #pole great for strengthening, stretching and #buildingconfidence we’re all different shapes and siZes but all beautiful.

Only you can do this get a good routine getting up in the morning to exercise has been best for me sets me up for day and helps control my appetite during the day and not give into treats.

Early nights, meal planning, getting the whole family on board with meals and exercise it’s great for the whole #family and is easier to maintain.