Yikes, September is here and everyone’s going back to school!

Goal for last week

Last week’s goal was to sort out my eating – and I think I did quite well. I have had proper meals and finally figured out how to fit three meals into my 8-hour timeframe properly, as well as still managing to eat with S which is handy.

Goal for this week

My goal for this week is to keep up the good work. For the first time ever, I feel like I’m managing to do both reasonable eating and exercise and I want to maintain that.


This week I’ve completed my first month of PiYo  and am still absolutely loving it, as I wrote yesterday in my review of PiYo. This is the first time in my life where I feel like I want to workout, like I’m enjoying it and seeing the benefit and it feels good. Also it’s interesting to note that I feel like it’s making me more productive in my work. Before I’ve always felt like I didn’t have time to fit a workout into my day – but now I’m fitting in some exercise, it’s helping me to get into my work more easily, so I’m getting more done. More on that later… probably on my other blog.


I’m still doing doing Melissa McAllister’s 8 Hour Ab Diet and I’m really getting on well with it now. I might write a post specifically about it, as whenever I mention it people seem to have a lot of questions.

Something seems to have clicked in my head lately and I seem to be eating more healthily without really trying to. I’ve never been any good at sticking to any sort of diet or regimen that involved depriving myself of anything I wanted to eat – and I have still eaten chocolate this week, but I’m still eating much more healthily than ever before.

I am doing Sugar Free September again this year, and am inviting people to join me with a Facebook group and email updates with tips and support. If you’d like to join me, you can sign up here. Last year when I did it, I lost weight without exercising, and felt fantastic. This year, there is less sugar in my diet to start with but I’m still hopeful of a change.

Weight & Measurements

Weight 161lb. Last week: 164lb. 2.8lb down
Bust: 36.5″ Same as last week
R Arm: 12″ Same as last week
L Arm: 12″ Same as last week
Waist: 34.5″ Same as last week
Hips: 38″ Last week: 38.5″ 0.5″ down
R Thigh: 22″ Same as last week
L Thigh: 22″ Same as last week

I’m really pleased to have lost this much weight; hopefully I can keep it up and lose more, as well as some inches!

Since I first started with PiYo  and  8 Hour Abs I’ve taken 10 inches off and lost just under 5 and a half pounds. I know that’s not a huge amount of weight but I’m keen to make sure it comes off slowly and steadily rather than in big chunks here and there.

Weeky Weigh In #1 (1)


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Fitness Friday

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Hannah Budding Smiles · 31/08/2015 at 11:42

Slow and steady is the healthiest way to do it and it sounds like you’re doing well. Having that change of mindset I think is the most important thing for long-term changes. Well done Vicky!Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

Sue · 31/08/2015 at 11:59

Well done and keep up the great work. Inspirational stuff! Thanks for the opportunity to link up

Sam · 31/08/2015 at 15:45

I’m so pleased for you…You are doing so well. Reading about your healthy eating is really helping to motivate me to make better choices even if I just take it one day/one week at a time. Well Done.

mummymelton · 08/09/2015 at 13:25

Well done it sounds like you’re doing really well. You seem really determined too which definitely helps. Thanks for linking up with #FitnessFriday

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