Monday, 16 January 2012

#Mumentum / Free Skinny Me (Week One)


I have previously mentioned that I am kick-starting a new me for the new year. So far so good, however the batteries have died in my scale (of course, just when I plan to start using them again, should have seen that coming a mile off) and so I cannot weigh myself. I have been almost angelic in my efforts thus far and I can definitely see and feel a difference already.

BUT (and I have a big butt)...

After some research and some handy hints & advice from one of my friends, I am going to go about this in an entirely different way. It's not a 'diet', because if this works for me I intend to do this indefinitely. I am going to start this almost as a trial, for the next month I am going to follow this style of eating and stick to it, and see not only whether it brings weight loss (which would be a bonus) but also to see if it rids me of the bloated, heavy, sluggish feeling I seem to have had constantly for a good few months. I want to feel BETTER not just slimmer. It's about feeling good, as well as looking good. In addition to this I have chosen a fitness regime, and will be doing that too.

I'm not even going to attempt to explain the diet because I am new to this and still learning and I don't want to give out wrong information, but there are some great links and videos on youtube, and websites that will explain it better than I ever could.

I have made a little ticker which is on that <<< side of my blog, and I have also taken my measurements and some photographs (of me in my underwear, which I will not be sharing haha. I might take some clothed ones for the purpose of my blog). I'm really looking forward to seeing how this goes.

(Note: The meal plans I am posting are still valid, that is what I will be cooking for the family, just adjusting it to suit me. And the funniest thing I noticed after my first dinner last night, an hour later I would normally have gotten intense cravings for chocolate, and maybe a couple of hours later I would have been hungry again, I didn't get that at ALL last night. A great start!)

LilySlim Weight loss tickers


  1. This sounds good - one of the links mentions wheat and I know only too well from experience and lots of friends and family that if you give up wheat the weight and bloatedness FALLS off.
    We don't eat right! Fact!
    But it is not common knowledge as too many companies would go bust if it was.
    Wishing you LOTS of luck and thanks for linking up to #Mumentum (blog hop linky).
    Liska xx

  2. Good Luck. It can be done. It is all about having the right mindset and doing it when it is right for you.

  3. Well done Julie, good start. Mich x

  4. I watched the whole thing. One of my day zero Project challenges is to go gluten free for 3 weeks. I even blogged about it. But I haven't managed it yet. One problem is that pasta and flour are so cheap and proteins are so much more expensive.Added to that - I don't cook meat. What's a family to eat?

  5. Want an early night so can't spend too too long on this but looking at

    If you already know, can you let me know what's wrong with root veg as it keeps saying on the website: veg above ground...?

    Liska xxx
    P.s. Thanks for sharing this - VERY interesting xxx

  6. Still watching (late night after all) x

  7. Thank you ladies! I have discovered that it is my actual scale that has died, not the battery! So I have bought new ready to use this week, I am intrigued to see how much if any progress has been made. I have had a touch of a headache but I guess that would be to be expected if cutting things out of your diet?
    Liska, I think it is to do with the amount of carbs in those vegetables, I did a quick search and found this which looks quite interesting - x
    Midlife singlemum - valid points, currently I am following this style of eating as an experiment but it is something I would consider for the whole family (not to the same extent that I am following it though, I don't think. I would still give them breakfast cereals and more fruit), but there is definitely much to consider particularly in way of variety, and the financial aspect of eating LCHF x


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