The best thing about blogging is that you can come and go from it as you please – however, I have been away from my blog for some time now and for this I am really sorry. I love blogging, it’s a real release for me but these sat couple of months have been really up and down, and I hope you can excuse my absence! I’m planning on getting back on the ball with this now 🙂
The biggest news I have for you is that i’ve reached my target weight ❤ ❤ ❤ I’m over the moon, 3 stone lighter and the happiest I have EVER been in my whole life! My aim now is to keep going to my Slimming World group every week to stay within my weight range and go to the gym to keep fit and tone up, to look buff for summer! My target weight is 10 stone 6.5lbs, and once you get to target with SW you are allowed to be 3 lbs over or 3 lbs under, because as my consultant Vicky says “You have to be realistic, and realise your not going to be exactly the same weight week by week, you have to live your life”. Although, i’m 10 stone 8 lbs at the moment, because I went for a pizza to celebrate when I got to target 2 weeks ago 😉 weigh in tomorrow though, so hopefully that’ll slip back down…
There I am to the right! 3 stone lighter and a size 10! Sometimes I can’t believe it’s me, and I have to do a double take… I know that sounds mental, but I’ve come so far, it makes me feel a little emotional.
That’s one piece of advice i’d give to any other slimmers out there, or any other people in the process of loosing weight – never deny priding yourself or congratulating yourself about what you’ve achieved; you have done this, no one else, you. We deserve to relish in what we’ve done, achieved and where we’re going with our lives. You decided to make that change and for that I salute you, you beautiful people.
There’s another reason I look all posh and smart in my piccies above – i’ve got a new job! I am now the new food photographer for Cottage Delight foods!! I love it, and I am so pleased I am now working in a profession I absolutely love. Now food photography isn’t just my hobbie or my passion, it’s my career! Every day I drive to work and say to myself “I am so lucky to be doing what I am doing”, there aren’t many people who come out of Uni and go into their chosen professional, every night I thank my lucky stars. I have this blog to thank, I practised and perfected my talent on here, and I have my lovely readers to thank for their support in me, and also my fellow slimmers at the Gatley group for instilling confidence in me, and telling me I should never give up! I’ve uploaded a picture below from a shoot I did last week at Cottage Delight on my second week at work, apologies in advance that the food isn’t Slimming World appropriate 😉
Hot Cross Bun Bread n’ Butter Pudding… Mmm… Maybe we could try and syn it..? Good luck!
Well, before I go, I best provide you with the reason you come here to read my beloved blog – a recipe!! This week, due to it being Sunday, I thought i’d provide you with a Sunday roast feast!
The best thing about a roast is that you really don’t have to venture far away from a real roast. You just swap your oil for Fry Light spray! And the same with your roasties, you jus spray them with the Fry Light (potatoes, parsnips and you carrots!) and then a little salt to taste. Something we do is sprinkle our parsnips with sugar (1 tsp is 1 syn) to crisp up and really compliment the natural flavours in the parsnips. I really don’t miss the gravy at all, but if gravy is something you couldn’t live without then you could just work the syns out online via the online syn guide on the Slimming World website, or even the Syn Calculator.
There you are! You enjoy you’re Sunday roasts, and your Sunday evening 🙂 I promise not to be a stranger, and I look forward to posting again soon.
Total Weight Loss Counter: IN TARGET 10 stone 8 lbs 17/3/14