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12 November 2012

Back on the weight loss wagon

When I look back at pictures of myself in my late teens I was unbelievably slim but since having the Mini Mes I've let myself go and just about managed to eat everything in site gaining several stone in the process. I assumed that the weight would just fall off after pregnancy but it didn't. I then fell pregnant again when Minxy was 15 months old and put even more weight on. Ever since then my weight has gone up and down like a yo-yo which really isn't wise.

My enthusiasm levels for exercise are either superb or non-existent, there doesn't seem to be a middle ground. I have calorie counted and lost weight before but it's the keeping it off afterwards where I really struggle.

I've decided to give Jenny Craig, a weight loss and diet meals plan, a shot to hopefully drop a few dress sizes (or just the one would do nicely) in time for Christmas. Wearing something smaller for the seasonal celebrations and to welcome in the new year would really give me the confidence boost I need.

Food for a fortnight.

Being provided with their breakfast, lunches, dinners and snacks combined with a daily eating program and weekly phone consultations I think that I will have the support and everything necessary to actually stick with it this time.

My hamper of food and all the information required to do the plan arrived Friday and I've decided to begin the plan today at the beginning of a new week. I was pleasantly surprised that the meals are actually proper food rather than powder or milkshakes that alternative companies provide and I don't need to worry about feeling hungry! I just have to add in fruit, veg and dairy.

Day ones food looks like this....

As well as the above today I shall be having fruit, milk, a yogurt, salad, cheese, crispbreads and dressing. I am on a 1500 calorie plan.

I received my first call from my consultant, Rebecca, on Saturday morning as scheduled and she was really helpful and informative. I felt that she actually cared about me as a person and wanted to help me achieve my goal!

Here's to me getting back on the weight loss wagon and sticking with it!

Day 1...



  1. Good luck with the weight loss emz.. I personally think you look stunning! I think your figure is fab, but its all about how you feel in yourself, im really trying to drop another dress size in time for my birthday.. i have always been of a "fuller" figure but never thought id lose it after having Aalliyah and its a massive confidence boost when it starts coming off :) xx

    1. Thanks Emma! You are doing fantastically on your weight loss journey.
      I know I will never be as skinny as I was but all of the extra pounds here and there soon add up being 6ft - I want the scales to e my friend hehe! x x

  2. Excellent, it is a great kickstart. I lost 6lbs in 2 weeks and it has changed the way I eat now.

    1. Little and often is the way forward I think. I never seem to feel hungry :)
      Well done!! :)

  3. Good luck! I know how difficult it is so I will keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

  4. All the best, I currently have 65lb to lose, got my first weigh in on Thursday evening! I'm on myfitnesspal, can I add you? My username is lucywantstoloseit xx

    1. Certainly, I'm TheMinimesandme - good luck :)

  5. i would so love to try this although its way out of our price range :-( hoping all goes well x


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