Being born and living with a heart condition…

This is a pretty personal subject matter for a blog post. Being ill lately has changed my outlook on life, the way I think and even kicked started some must needed changes in my life. I  have a need to write about it…  I was born with a congenital heart disease. It’s called Transposition of the Great Arteries. This is a condition which where the two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart — the aorta and the pulmonary artery — are switched (transposed). I had the senning procedure which saved my life otherwise I wouldn’t be here writing this blog post.  […]

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Birthday, Excuses and Chocolate!

Chocolate – My biggest downfall! I really need to learn how to indulge without overindulging. I need to change my mindset and learn that you can have treats especially if its your birthday. Whats not OK, is to use this as excuse to ‘throw the towel’ in and give up. I’m not a quitter! I am ready to give myself a kick up the bottom and get back on my journey. I will be facing the scales tomorrow (wish me luck).  One of the main struggles with losing weight and eating properly is having to cut out the foods you […]

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The truth behind Channel 4 Super Slimmers: Did they really keep the weight off ?’

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Something that has been playing on my mind is the programme Super Slimmers: Did they really keep the weight off that was on channel 4 last week. How does this impact people losing weight? It was a documentary that looked into the latest theory claiming that your body can try and sabotage your attempts to diet. They focused on Six super-slimmers whom has followed a a diet plan ranging from Slimming World to LighterLife to even Rosemary Conley. The documentary was aired on 14th February and has had people talking since including many ready to chuck the towel in on […]

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Going back to the gym after a break & surgery

Finally I went back to the gym, and got back on my weight loss journey! Getting back to the gym after my gallbladder surgery was awesome. I was looking forward to returning back to my routine and feeling like myself again. Of course, for many of us, getting back into working out can be a little scary. Am I ready to start exercising again? Am I pushing myself too hard? Am I not pushing myself hard enough? Sometimes you have to take a break from training. The potential reasons for a long layoff from the the gym can be endless. Anything from sickness and injury […]

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How do you kick start your first week?

How I survived my first week How I survived my first week – The first few days on any diet or healthy lifestyle are the most important ones. I, like many others, have a hard time staying motivated and focused in the first week and tend to fall off plan easily. As the week starts to come to an end, I think many times if I wanted to share this kind of post or not. Should my blog be only about the good? Should my blog only be about recipes? Is this blog little too personal? In the end, I […]

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Getting started- my weight loss story

Ah here is my weight loss story about getting started… My whole life, I’ve been chubby. Okay, who am I kidding? I’ve been overweight. ‘Obese’ My weight is serious enough issue that I considered weight loss surgery but how would that help?   I’m going to share with you everything that I go through on my journey to getting into shape and losing weight.  I have never been athletic and I love eating—not a very good combination, obviously. Most of my life I have been overweight and battled with my weight.  I started my journey few weeks ago which didn’t go […]

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