Dieting & Exercise

Follow me on my diet journey as I attempt to lose weight and get fit.

What to do When the Weight Isn’t Coming Off

We’ve all been there, and had that awful feeling that you get when you step on the scales, and they read exactly the same as last week. Even though you’ve stuck to your diet and exercise plan faithfully. It’s so disheartening. It can make you feel like giving up altogether.…

Slimming Down This Summer with Shake That Weight | An Intro

I’m beginning to lose count of the amount of weight loss posts I’ve written now on this blog. And here I am reviewing another weight loss plan – Shake That Weight. Saying that I have been dieting over the last few months and have managed to banish 1 stone 9.6…

Diet Diaries | Getting Back on Track

Despite learning to say no to self sabotage recently, the week before last was a bit of a bad one diet wise (and otherwise) for me. And I ended up putting on the 2lb 6oz I’d lost over the previous 2 weeks. With yet more bad news about my grandad’s rapidly deteriorating…

Diet Diaries | Saying No to Sabotage

When I’m having a bad week, or indeed a good week, the first thing my mind has been programmed to do is eat. Food has so often been my comfort blanket. I ate away my loneliness when I was a single mum. I ate my way through depression. And I…

Diet Diaries | Slowly But Surely

Two weeks on from my last weight loss update and despite so many things that could throw me off track, I’ve stuck to the Weight Watchers No Count plan religiously. Something just seems to have finally clicked into place. After struggling with the points system for a few weeks, going back…

5 Slimming World Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

I wrote a post recently featuring 5 amazing weight loss instagram accounts, which proved so popular I thought I’d link to some more inspiring accounts. And this time it’s the Slimming World instagrammers turn. ylimesalad_slimmingworld A post shared by Emily Boulden (@ylimesalad_slimmingworld) on May 15, 2017 at 10:56pm PDT One…

The One Where I FINALLY Lose a Stone

Well I guess the title of this post says it all. I lost the 2lb I was hoping to lose last week and FINALLY lost that first stone. This week just seems to have clicked. Following No Count rather than the Weight Watchers points system is definitely working better for…