Disqus for Where Are My Knees

Introducing... Sarah V!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Hiya, I'm Sarah V! I have been watching my weight creep slowly up lately, mostly due to, um, eating too much and not exercising at all. Apparently those things are important.

I joined my local Rosemary Conley class last week, and am going to be going to their Zumba class every Tuesday. I've done two so far and I LOVED it! The weigh-in at the first class was slightly horrifying though as I weigh the most I've ever weighed. I'm lucky as I tend to stay around the same dress size - somehow - but beneath those full skirts I love so much, my bum is getting steadily bigger. So I won't be aiming to drop a dress size, as I probably won't.

So my goal is to lose two stone - it sounds like a lot, but with a BMI of 29, it's necessary. I have the motivation, and I'm longing for the feeling of spending the summer NOT horrified by the sight of my bare flesh. Most of all, though, I want to get into good habits. Takeaways and fatty sandwiches have become far too common in my life, so I need to go back to basics - cooking from scratch, lots of fresh ingredients, lots less fat. I'm also trying to factor exercise into my daily routine - like Sarah, I find that driving makes me lazy, but I have made a solemn vow to try and park a mile away from work every day (which also saves me £3.50 a day in parking - that's £70 a month!).

So far I'm off to a good start - I had my second class this week and lost 4lbs! Now to try and hold onto that motivation for the next week...

I'm really excited to share some of my favourite low-fat recipes with you all and to hear your hints and tips. I think our little blog is going to be a great, inspiring place, focusing on living healthily, rather than on BEING SKINNY. We all love curves - just some of us want slightly smaller ones. :)


  1. AHHH you have such a way with words Sarah! I know what you mean, I too tennnnd to stay at the same dress size, just sometimes sit less comfortably within it! Slightly tight on the olde arms etc! I, incidently love that dress in the picture!

    I agree that having a car makes you lazier! At college, before I could drive, I used to cycle everyday there and back plus to my boyfriends. Only about an hour a day, but it made SUCH a difference! Ive started trying to drive less (also connected to money situ!), so today I walked from my boyfriends to my house, then cycled back to his again....it feels good!

    I look forward to your healthier recipes! I got "cook yourself thin" for christmas, but havent actually used it for anything but brownies yet!


  2. Congratulations on your four pounds!!


    hehe, the post is fab. It's really inspiring to hear you all giving your reasons and your fears and realising they're the same as mine!

    Well done on the 4lbs lovely! x

  4. Congrats on the diet so far and keep up the motivation. I'm trying to loose some weight and all you lovely ladies are a real inspiration =)

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  5. welcome and well done as you all seem to be off to a great and inspiring start! :)

  6. Zumba looks great! Well done on your 4lbs, what a great start. I love your comment on curves, so true! Good luck with reaching your goals, though I must say you certainly don't look like you should be losing 2 stone. x

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