2 Weeks Slim Fast Challenge Results...


 Two weeks ago I started a fun Slim-Fast Challenge, after realizing I had put on a Stone in weight since Christmas. I had not been doing much exercise, yet I was still eating the same amount of food. This challenge was just what I needed. Giving me a push in the right direction, hopefully getting healthy again.


This past Saturday I hopped out of bed, grabbed a cup of coffee and a slice of toast and made my way to ParkRun. This was my first 5km running event in months. ( I fell over whilst running and it is taking months to heal. ) Afterwards I got home, whizzing up my recovery breakfast. A yummy caramel Slim-Fast Shake. Just as I was drinking it, I remembered then shouted  "eek today is weigh in day." So a quick dash to the scales of truth!!


 I nervously reached for the scales. Have I lost weight? stayed the same? or worse still put some weight on?

First things first I looked in my book to check my starting weight 146.80 lb then I stepped on the scales..


Watching the figures changing took forever. Then it stopped, flashing my new weight. I got off the scales, did a run/dance around the house and then told everyone my new weight- 140.4 lb. I have lost 6.4lb in 2 weeks. I then finished my Shake!!!!


This is how I lost just over 6 lb in 2 weeks:
  • Following the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 challenge.
  • Joining a new gym and trying out different exercise classes.
  • Started running again, mostly about a mile and half with my longest run for months being Saturdays 5km Parkrun.

Whoop woo I am on a roll and loving it!!

With me doing more exercise than before, I have more calories available than I first thought. This was a unexpected bonus! Here is a typical days food intake.

 Toast or a Weetabix for Breakfast one day. Slim-Fast Bar the next day.

 Omelette or Slim-Fast Smoothie for lunch. Again alternating.

Days I had burned lot of calories at the gym or exercise classes, I added another meal one of the above meals in  so I was not to hungry.

A balanced evening meal. Such as Chicken Salad or Spaghetti Bolognese.

Also mixing a couple of treats, like a Slim-Fast choc bar, or a Slim-Fast bag of snacks or Fruit.


The last few weeks have been about trying to get the balance right. Thinking about adding healthier food into my diet. Replacing a meal with a milkshake or meal replacement bar and eating lower calorie treats. I have gradually tried to integrate the Slim-Fast products into my usual diet. Doing it in a controlled way, rather than making sweeping changes, I knew I wouldn't stick too.

I have been trying to be healthy throughout the week, although I have saved my special treats e.g wine, nibbles for the weekend.

Haha, nobody's perfect!?!


I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to be. The good news is I am now on the road to the right destination!!

About this post-
  • I got sent some Slim Fast products to take part in the Slim Fast Challenge. All thought are my own and I was not paid for this post...
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Slim Fast Challenge...


I was really pleased when Slim Fast picked me as one of the bloggers to take part in to take their #SlimFastChallenge.

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Smoothies :Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Happy Creative Monday everyone.

My favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas :) Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.

Loving smoothies again at the minute. How about you? Which ones are you favourites?

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Double Banana Peanut Butter Milkshake...

  
Being a runner I am trying to add more fruit to my diet and eat more bananas.

I love milkshakes and smoothies and this a great way having something fruity, healthy and tasty. I have found out that adding more bananas and less milk to this recipe makes the milkshakes very creamy, tasty and oh so yummy. Had this milkshake 3 times last week and once this week, now need to try some different ones.

Warning tastes so moreish!!! 



Ingredients

  • 2 bananas ( ripe ones taste better )
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter ( my favourite is Whole Earth )
  • 100ml Skimmed milk

Method

  • Peel and chop the banana
  • Add all 3 ingredients to a smoothie maker
  • Place on settings mix for 1 minute then smooth for 1 minute then mix for 30 seconds

Serve straight away...


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Blueberries And Strawberries Thick Milkshake...


Created this smoothies/milkshake the other day and it tastes great...

Made it with some big juicy strawberries and lots of yummy blueberries...

Not sure what exercise I will manage to fit in today as the 2 youngest children are of for an inset day, or as my daughter calls it a "ladybird day" as she thinks its an insect day.

Hope the snow's stays away as it has been on the weather forecast 5 inch's today, best not as the children want to go swimming!!


Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 100g Strawberries
  • 100g Blueberries
  • 200ml Semi skimmed milk

Method

  • Wash the fruit and if big strawberries chop in half
  • Place all ingredients in a smoothie maker or blender
  • Place settings on mix for 30 seconds and smooth for 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away


Enjoy!!


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Whole Earth Milkshakes....



Me and my children love,love,love milkshakes and after reading that our favourite fast food milkshakes have 26 sugar cubes in one milkshake we decided to try and make some healthier milkshakes.
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Strawberries And Banana Milkshake...



Ingredients
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