What to wear?

How many of us look in the wardrobe and think we have nothing to wear?

I found this a big problem when I couldn’t lose weight and keep if off, as I then I had  a wardrobe full of clothes and probably  only 20% were the right size.

This was sometimes because I had lost some weight and they were really too big, but more often than not, it would be full of things I was meaning to lose weight to even be able to get into.

If you do lose weight healthily and keep it off, then one of the things you should really do is ditch all the big clothes. All you need is to have the confidence that you don’t need the safety net of larger clothes in the wardrobe just in case.

Secondly you should make sure that you try things on in a shop or straight away when they arrive, if you order on line. If you have any doubt about whether they suit you or if the fit isn’t good, then don’t buy them or send them straight back.  Trust me if you don’t instantly feel they are right they are liable to sit at the back of the wardrobe for a long time.

I work in conjunction with my daughter Kate who runs http://www.roomtobreathe.org.uk where she  helps people to declutter anything from a wardrobe to a home.  As she sells on commission items of quality, she gets a lots of clothing that hasn’t even been worn, still with labels. See the snap shot of her unit with lots of clothing ready for sale.

This is helpful for my clients, either to look at for bargains but equally to sell on items they no longer wear.

So why not check out your wardrobe today !

You can contact either of us for help!

What would you choose?

One of the things that can make losing weight so difficult is being faced by choice.  This becomes even more difficult when something looks like a bargain and is sugary and sweet.

Which would you choose the doughnut or the apple?


When you see that 2 doughnuts are only 35p and that a single apple is around 30p it is no wonder that people often opt for the cheaper option let only the fact that doughnuts are a typical comfort food.

Knowing that the apple is better for you is often not motivating enough to make the healthier choice so if this is you

  • try to limit buying a sugary item as a weekly treat and balance it with healthier options.
  • if you are buying for yourself don’t buy packs of two, try to find just one, as if you have two you will only eat them.
  • make sure if you have something as a treat you sit down and eat it consciously rather than on the run
  • finally remember you have had it!

This will help you to become more concious of  what you are eating and hopefully help you in eating more healthily.

If you want more tips and support you can always contact me via this blog or email me at enquiries@weight-away.org

It’s great to plan a wedding

Whilst it is fun to be spontaneous in life some things do need some planning and weddings are certainly one of the things that come into that category.

I been plotting with my daughter all the things we need to get done before her wedding in the summer next year and how some of them you just can’t get on with until others have been completed. Yesterday was spent writing invitations which is the beginning of getting to precise numbers for the day!

This is really exciting and of course there is a date in place to keep us focussed to make sure we get everything done and part of that is making sure we are both in the best shape we can be for the day.

Whilst my daughter is not overweight she does want to lose a few pounds to look her best but knows that there is no need for any drastic action or miracle plan.  Just healthy eating and exercise and she uses lots of my Weight Away recipes to help with that.

I will be joining her to lose the weight I have put on whilst getting over my broken wrist, I am not a lot  heavier but weigh more than I usually do from not being able to exercise for about 6 weeks and I confess to a bit of comfort eating when feeling sorry for myself.  We are all human!

So if you have an event that you want to get into shape for I can help  with plans, recipes and support to get you to where you want to be. So just get in touch.


What is your waist size?

One of the easiest ways to know if you are carrying too much fat and are at risk of ill health is to measure your waist.

This is so much easier than calculating your BMI as all you have do is to check your height and divide by 2.  You then measure your waist and if it is less than half of your height then you are fine, but if it is greater then it indicates that you are carrying too much fat.

I am only 5ft 2 ins so the most my waist should be is 31 inches.  It you are working in metric this is around 157.5 cms and a waist of about 78-79 cms. Mine is 30 so fine!

Why should your waist measurement worry you-well it is indication that you are probably carrying fat around your organs meaning that they will not function as well. This puts you at risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and of having a stroke.

So get out the tape measure and check your waist.  If you don’t have a tape use a piece of string to check your height then fold in half and try it round your waist. If it goes round you are fine, if not you need to think about losing some weight.

If you are a man don’t just use your trouser size you need to measure the widest part of your waist which often is above your waistband!

I would be delighted to help you and I know that one of my latest client lost 2 inches from their waist in only 4 weeks so you have nothing to lose but weight.

3d human with measure in waist

Measure Your Waist

Getting back to fitness in October

For those of you who follow my blog will know that I broke my wrist 8 weeks ago and have had it plated and screwed.

They thought at the hospital that the plate had moved which resulted in a CT scan to check but fortunately it is okay and I am going to have to be patient for it to fully heal. Meaning that I will be a splint for at least another 6 weeks.

However I decided enough was enough as I hadn’t been exercising as much as I normally do and I was beginning to feel lethargic and depressed.  I have therefore decided to get back into exercise in October and will walk at least 10,000 steps per day and do more if I can to build up my strength.  Having decided this last Wednesday when the hospital finally confirmed I didn’t need another op I started to build up to this with 8,000 steps on Thursday and I immediately started to feel better so it is true that exercise helps your mood.

I am now on day 4 of increasing my exercise and had surpassed the 10,000 steps a day every day and feeling that I have a new lease of life.

For anyone who is trying to lose weight exercise is not a must but I have to say that it does make you feel better.  I can really only walk at the moment because of my wrist but it has helped my mood and stopped me feeling that I want to pick at snacks.

If you want to know about healthy eating to help you lose weight I would love to help you.

Still can’t get my rings on but getting there and feeling happier and at the gym

at the gym