Weight loss update 

Weight loss update 

I’m going to be really honest with you- and therefore myself in this post.

I’ve been in slimming world since April and have lost just over two stone.

It’s been slow and frustrating. But I’ve lost two stone so why am I not happy?

When I was 18 I joined slimming world. I was miles away from home, in university with no car and walked every where. I lost six stone in six months- it was marvellous.

Obviously now at 34, the weight has returned with a few more friends and I’m back at slimming world.

I suppose my disappointment comes from the fact that the losses are slower compared to those from the first time around.

Let’s look at this logically. I HAD to walk every where. I had to walk about a four mile round trip to even attend slimming world in those days.

I’m now 34. I have a job that involves frequent travel. Don’t get excited – it’s around the UK which means hours and hours sat in a car, not moving, not burning up calories.

I’m also older, my body is lazy, as is my mind.

Looking at my weight losses over the past few months, I am lucky to loose three weeks on the trot, and then put on in the fourth. Seems to be a pattern.

I am writing this post because during slimming world class this week, another lady was disappointed with her slow losses. The group discussed this and I had a light bulb moment. 

I HAVE LOST WEIGHT. If I hadn’t joined slimming world God only knows what I would weigh now. 

I’m not always 100% on plan, I slip up, I don’t count the chips I pinch off my boyfriends plate sometimes, and I still like cake.

However I have got that two stone off. I feel so much better! People are starting to notice, but most of all- I like myself a little bit more.

my boyfriend took this photo of me the other day is my lovely new dress from River Island. I actually like this photo! So what if I have a fat face in it, you can still see my confidence and happiness!

So. What I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter if your going for your goal and it seems to be a very long road. You are on that road and you will make it!

Stay positive and focussed!

Laura X

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ASOS try on

ASOS try on

Sooooo I have a big night out in a few weeks!

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I am looking for a party dress so went straight to asos!

For once it was not successful. Here’s my haul, from most hated to maybe!

 click on the headers to view items on asos.

Club L skater dress with Angel Sleeves
(I am trying on the size 22)

You can see by my face that I hate this dress. 

I’m sorry asos, but it feels so cheap!! The drop waist does nothing for a big girl like me. It makes my hips stick out in a big square and I look like a table.

I do however love the pattern.

Not for me.

Yumi plus belted dress with drop hem, in blossom print
(I am trying on a size 24)

I love this dress. I love it on the model. I hate it on me. 

The pattern is beautiful, and the quality is good.  However the front is a little shorter than I would be brave enough to wear. The cut of the waist seems to be pronounced and with the belt, bunches up and gives me more saddles bags than I actually own. 

I believe that I am now between sizes. You can see that the top half of the dress is sagging, but the size down was too small.

Yumi plus skater dress with lace inserts
This is the maybe.

(This is the size 24)

I like this and went for the 24, because it looked better once I had pulled in the tie back.

I like this one- again good quality and a nice fit. But again I am worried it is a little short!

I still do not feel that I have found my party dress though! The hunt continues!!

Show me your plus size party dresses!

Laura x

Weekly weigh in: weight gain :(

Weekly weigh in: weight gain :(

Hi every one.

Things have been so manic that I have not been very good at the old diet.

Forgive me slimmers for I have synned.

I gained half a pound and i deserve it.

Cake, Chinese, Indian, bread, vodka, and so on. What on earth do I expect?!

I need to get back on track.

Last week I made some photo collections up to celebrate how far I had come.

I know it’s not a huge weight loss- but it’s huge to me. It’s been a long time since I stuck to a diet so I need to remember what I’ve achieved!

I am going to plan out my week and include lots of speed foods and exercise!

How do you get back on track?

Stay fabulous 

Laura x

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while…

hey everyone!


I’m sorry it’s been a while. Beloved and I have been going through a rough patch so I have been really miserable. I couldn’t blog because I was boring myself with my pity party and didn’t want to subject you to it.

It was pretty bad. Beloved moved out for a week. However he is back and we are making much more time for each other! 

I thought I could live with out him, but I can’t. It was horrible. 

In other news. The diet was blown and I was really upset by some of the recent photos of me including this one.

I show you because then I am accountable.

I feel sorry for that chair, I really do.

However, I’m back and I have lots of plans and things to show you!

If you have any diet and exercise tips to get me back on the wagon please send them over.

I’m also looking forward to catching up on all your news.

Love you.

Laura xx

I hate today.

I hate today.

today has been horrible to me since 9am.

I have felt like every one has been using me for target practise!

Luckily for me I have a really good friend at work who has kept me sane and took me out for a jacket potato at lunch time! Rock and roll!

I didn’t feel like the gym. Not one bit. I dragged myself there and managed 45 minutes before I thought – nope.

I had a chat with the man and he seemed really pleased to see me there. He even commented that he saw me there at 9am on Saturday morning! I told him how much I wanted to be fit and healthy, but after a horrible day at work I can’t focus on it. 

So, providing I get home on time on Wednesday, he is going to give me a personal training session again. It’s scary but I do so much more when he bosses me around! 

I am off to get my fabulous back!

Have a good evening every one!

Laura x

That is it.

That is it.

so I tried on my beautiful dress that I wanted to wear for the black tie dinner next week.

It fits me but I can’t breathe, sit down or fit my bra in it. Disappointed does not cover it. 

When I wore this dress I felt a million dollars and I’m gutted that I can’t wear it next week.

I’m also gutted that I now have to buy another dress. In a bigger size.

I had a little pity party about it and my good friends have persuaded me to join a gym!

We have found one local to us and will be joining after the holiday. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’m looking forward to it!

Since taking this job on, I have spent a lot of time travelling and sitting on my own in unkown places, bored out of my mind, and my weight has crept up on me again.

I always lose weight when I exercise regularly and because I’ve been so busy with this job for over two years, I didn’t notice what I had been doing to myself. Sitting in a car for up to four hours a day, going to a meeting, sitting in a hotel room….

Although I try and eat well, i don’t move enough to burn off a carrot stick, let’s be honest.

I’m never going to be the skinniest girl amongst my friends, but I have never been unhealthy. I liked myself best when I was pleasantly plump and healthy. I felt confident and comfortable in myself. Now I feel uncomfortable and upset when my beautiful clothes don’t fit me. 

I would also like to point out that I do not want to lose weight to be a size zero- with my babylons that would be quite impossible. I want to be back in my old clothes, I want my curves back in the right places, and I want a little of the old Mcfabulous back. 

No matter how much I love my job, I have to love and respect myself more and it’s time to put me first again!

Look out for posts on how I get on in the next few weeks!

If you have any tips I would be most grateful!

Laura x