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Commence the Cringe

Greetings campers,

Day one of this blog and I have spent more time choosing a theme than writing. Ridiculous, but I suppose its nice to look nice and all that.The point of this experiment is to stop procrastinating and get on with it and I have failed at the first hurdle. Great start.

The purpose is simple – a place for me to document what I eat and how I exercise in order to spur me on to lose some weight. Some = 2st. I have decided to go down the route of Weight Watchers which seems to me to make the most sense to me. I like the app, ’tis mighty handy but I can’t face the idea of the meetings.

No idea how long it’s going to take to get to my goal weight which is 9st. I figure that would be a size 10 on my 5ft 3 and a bit frame which would be delightful. No idea if it’s realistic but I would love to lose 6 pounds a month, maybe its too ambitious. Who knows. I’ll have to find out won’t I?

So here goes…

Starting weight: 10 st 13.5
Goal weight: 9st
Daily Pro Points Allowance: 26
Weekly Pro Points Allowance: 49


Highlight of the day was this for dinner. Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate salad by Ottolenghi. LOVE. Click here to get the recipe from Bon Apetit.  Photo credit: Bon Apetit 

1 boiled egg
Half an avocado

Millet & rocket salad with goat’s cheese and pickled onions (recipe)
2 squares of Swedish hazelnut chocolate (no idea what it was, couldn’t resist)
Diet Coke

Quinoa, Fennel & Pomegranate Salad (Ottolenghi recipe from Bon Appetit) – photo up top. This was seriously delicious. I also added goat’s cheese for kicks.


Found today pretty easy. Was very tired though, hence the no exercise. I’m aiming try to do at least 20 minutes a day. Feel like the food I ate today was quite heavy on the olive oil so will avoid it tomorrow. Really need to drink more water too.

Total Pro Points used: 26