Rachel's Fat Fighters Club...

My life has been one long battle with a chocolate bar! I have decided to take action!

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Weigh in...


Well I took the plunge, held my breath and went back to weigh in this morning!

I was pleasantly surprised as I have lost 2lbs! This is really good news as I was really expecting the worst, that I had put on loads and wasn't looking forward to it at all.

I was surprised and re-motivated, all my previous hard work had still paid off and I could carry on with out having to focus on the damage I had caused.

I stayed to the meeting - met some really nice people, we were talking about filling foods, points and planning ahead which is something I am going to focus on this week!

I did manage to find some pliates on the net and downloaded a free e-book - Plus Im going to the gym and yoga tomorrow, so I'm back on track! Yay...
Have a good weekend everyone, Im still feeling pretty rough with this cold so I'm staying in this weekend to relax!
Rach xxx

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Im deceiving only myself...

I have just read my last post - I almost laughed!
Its Thursday, I haven't been to the gym yet, have found a Pilates workout on the net (but my pc wont let me download it) and I have had chips for tea once this week.

I am at a bad stage! :(

I'm hoping that this is a momentary lapse and Ill be able to pick up again asap. I know what it is, as I have been working all over the place I haven't been weighing in! And what do you know, I have gone off track!

This is not good, especially with Race for Life as well!
I think I need to find a meeting and get inspired!


Rach xxx

Sunday, 22 February 2009


Good Morning...

I have been researching on the best way to train and prepare for Race for Life and I think I'm going to go with the treadmill, walking and then a light jog as well as warming up on the cross trainer and cooling down on the bikes... If i did this 2/3 times a week I should be ok for 3 miles come May.

I have been a bit complacent with exercise lately though... With the hours I have been working and the fact I'm ill again, i keep putting it off. I haven't been able to make my pilates classes as I have been working weekends which is frustrating as I really enjoy them!

I think I'm going to research pilates/yoga on the Internet and make up my own workout that I can do at home at least I can do something when I cant go to class! The walking and jogging I will HAVE to fit in on the way home from work etc and be more determined to go.

Targets for this week...

1. Use the slow cooker to make a casserole etc so I don't have to cook when I get home.
2. Make a pilates workout from the Internet and do 20/30mins every other night.
3. Get to the gym 3 times this week for Race for Life training.

Well I must start as I mean to go on and start looking at the net for tips!

Rach xxx

Saturday, 21 February 2009


Hope everyone is ok...

Feeling on the rough side at the mo, I have picked up my flat mates cold and am going to through tissues like nobody's business! lol
My hair appointment yesterday was great, I love my new hair do! Will have to take some pics so you can have a peek!

Taking my sis shopping today as it was her birthday last week. Have prepared for eating out by having a large breakfast plus im going to take a few low cal snacks with me in case I get the urge to eat rubbish!
I had scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast, plus my usual two cups of coffee! Does anyone know the best type of sweetener to use, I am still finding it hard to drink my coffee without normal sugar, the sweetener gives it a really odd taste...

Got some good news yesterday, but cannot divulge just yet as I need it confirmed then I can let you all in!

Have a good day people - :)

Rach xxx

Friday, 20 February 2009

Race for Life 2009

Hi again,
Blimey two posts in one day - you will all think there is something wrong with me! lol

I have just signed up for Race for Life 2009! I am going to do the Weston-Super-Mare event on the 17th May - its on the beach and its with a couple of friends, I think its going to be a great day!

I have never done anything like this before and don't particularly like running (which may be an issue?) does anyone have any tips on what I can do to prepare etc?? All comments are welcome as i need all the help I can get! :)

I have set up a fundraising page and linked it on my blog, so if anyone would like to have a look and sponsor me please do - every penny raised goes to such a worthwhile cause!

Have a great day everyone, Im going to watch the rest of Jeremy Kyle now! I love that programme! lol
Rach xx


I have some days off! yay!

Its been hectic at work and I haven't really had time to stop and reflect on what I have been doing about my weight loss journey. And, lets be truthful I have been using this as an excuse to not follow my plan! Not good! I need a reality check!

Last night I finished of the lasagna I made - which i must say was yummy (so not bad there)

This morning I have had a large coffee and have replaced my normal two sugars with half spoon sugar (does this lower the point value at all??) I then had some weetabix minis, I am normally real fussy when it comes to cereal as I don't like anything that goes soggy but the minis weren't too bad you just have to eat them at a faster rate! lol

Shh don't tell anyone but I am waiting on some news about a couple of interviews I have been to this past week, one for the police and another for a training role. I should find out today about both so wish me luck!

Im off to have my hair done today, some colour and a good cut then ill go to the gym later (get back into the swing of things) before I can settle down for another night of rubbish tv. I may watch CSI??

Monday, 16 February 2009

One Long Week....


Last week must have been the longest week of my life! Driving for miles on end, staying in hotels who think rooms should be heated to sauna standards and no healthy food in sight!

I haven't got home early enough when i did go home to do any exercise as i had to get up again at 5 the next morning to go back to work - it really started to hurt by Thursday!

Anyway its all over now and I have been able to relax today, though i have found it really hard to wind down, brought a few things from asda and I'm going to cook a lasagne tonight... yum!

Hope everyone has had a good week and Ill post again soon...!

Rach xxx

Monday, 9 February 2009

I have arrived!


I am in Manchester now, drive up was ok thought I may have had to wade through various snow storms but I didn't even have a flake! Marvellous!

Looking at this evenings menu at the hotel and I do not have much to choose from, I think the chicken stir fry is going to be the best bet! I do like the sound of the lamb shank and the surf and turf but I want to be good this week and the many hotel stays aren't going to make it easy!

Will be going to back to me weigh in's next monday.... So i have this week to do as much as I can to take off those excess pounds I know I have gained since straying off the beaten track!

Went to the gym yesterday - only for half and hour mind but I don't want to kill myself, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to tackle my cross trainer warm up with out too much strain and also added on an extra minute! I am very pleased!

I know this has nothing to do with weight loss but I wanted to tell you about this really good film I watched last night.... Disturbia! It was really good, would highly recommend it! lol

Rach xxx

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Pilates (Or However you spell it)

Hi Again...

Just a quickie - I went to Pilates for the first time yesterday so I could relax and build my core muscles (I have come to accept that my core muscles are made of mush and I need to build them!) I really enjoyed it and found it relaxing, but also quite hard at times.

The question I ask is - Should my body ache this much?? I hurt more this morning than I would if i have done a workout in the gym... weird or what! lol

Rach xxx

Computers?? Sometimes I cant stand them!


Again another apology for no blog for some time now - my pc decided that it didn't want to connect to the Internet, and wouldn't load anything either?? I then tried to connect using my flatmates pc and it wasn't having any of that either... It didn't like my usb stick as their laptop already had one on there....?
So, for some reason this morning its working and I can finally get blogging again.

Though to be honest I haven't been sticking to the diet at all... I am really unhappy at work at the moment and I have been using this as one lame excuse to eat rubbish and think that its all ok.
I know its wrong, and as i haven't been able to get to my normal weight watchers meeting I have been cheating, and this has made me more angry with myself!

Well, today I am going to get back to it. This week is going to be hard and I am going to have to be really strict with myself. Monday I leave for Manchester and stay in a hotel there until wed, where I drive to Weston-Super-Mare and stay at a colleagues house (I don't want to stay in another hotel) Thurs I am Swindon then drive up to Birmingham to stay in another hotel, Back home on Friday night.... Not fun when your trying to eat healthy foods - But I'm going to give it my best shot!

Have a good week everyone!

Rach xxx