Disqus for Where Are My Knees

Introducing... Sarah

Monday, 14 March 2011



Hello I’m Sarah. My main goal is to drop a dress size and generally tone up. Unfortunately for me I am allergic to the gym so I am going planning to do this by healthy(ier) eating and lots of walking as soon as it’s light enough to go for a nice walk in the evening.

I have found as I've got older that the pounds creep on far more easily which isn’t helped by my love of junk food. They say you are what you eat and in my case that makes me junk. I also love baking and eating cake. I am a mood eater, whatever mood I am in I eat. None of these are helping.

I passed my driving test 18 months ago and since then I have become incredibly lazy. I vowed that I wouldn’t become one of those people who drive to the corner shop but guess what I have. Since I got my car I would guess that I have put on about two stone. I no longer have a flat(ish) stomach which all that walking was to thank for. I haven’t weighed myself in a few years and I won’t be telling you how much weight I have lost or set a target weight. That doesn’t work for me, it makes me OBSESSED with stepping on the scales and doesn't make for a healthy mindset.

The moment I decide I need to diet I just can't stop eating. So the 'D' word is out for me and healthy eating and 'cheating' is in. I will be looking at alternatives to the junk I currently eat that will kid my body into thinking it's still getting its fill. I also need to stop adding cheese to everything even if it does make things taste a thousand times nicer! One thing I am going to do is to limit the amount of liquid calories I consume, who knew a little bottle of lucozade was over 250 calories and about 60% of your daily sugar allowance?! Not me.

My main goal is to go from being a 12-14 to a small 12 who can sometimes fit into a size 10 if its stretchy enough. My little sister is getting married in July so I have until then to find the motivation from somewhere and do this! I plan to do this by getting more active (not a hard task seeing as I am very inactive right now) and to still enjoy the things I love but to find healthier alternatives.

Wish me luck :)

15 comments:

  1. I love that you have a really healthy attitude towards losing a bit of weight and toning up :) Best of luck with your goals, Sarah! I look forward to reading all your future posts!
    xxx

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  2. Good luck! 'The moment I decide I need to diet I just can't stop eating.' <- this! I decided to start a 'diet' thing today. Well, I say diet, it's more an experiment. I'm gonna document what I eat every day this week and at the end of the week,evaluate what I can cut out and/or replace, because I'm a neat freak like that! But I realised today, despite my efforts of *trying* to eat a little healthier, I've just been having the munchies all day!
    Anyways again, I wish you luck and hope I myself get successful as well:) xxxxx

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  3. Awww good luck with it all hun.
    I've recently gotten rid of my car so I'm hoping the extra walking will make me loose a few pounds.xx

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  4. Ahh, don't you look lovely! Can't wait to see how you guys get along, it's such a good idea this blog :) xx

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  5. Good luck Sarah! As you know, I am currently trying to lose weight too, hopefully we can all be successful! Liquid calories were a big thing for me too, I now only try to drink water, tea or diet coke and one glass of orange juice with breakfast. Low calorie hot chocolate has become my saviour with only about 40 cals per mug and they really satisfy my sweet craving. Options mint madness is so tasty, and the hazelnut one tastes like ferrero roche!

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  6. Love this and will certainly be following this blog very closely! I too have crept closer and closer to undesirable clothing sizes over the last year or so and need to do more exercise oh and I am so with you on the adding cheese! Arrgh! xxx

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  7. Good luck Sarah! The whole car thing is probably the top thing putting me off learning (even more so than the fact I'm a complete liability and I'll probably run someone over).

    x

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  8. Best of luck everyone! If you are after healthy alternatives to your favourite food check out the Cook Yourself Thin cookbooks. Seriously amazing. You can't even tell that food is good for you, it's just so tasty, even my boyfriend eats it without realising! xx

    http://cateycate.blogspot.com/

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  9. The sounds of the D word definitely makes me more hungry too so I'm with you on that one. Good luck with all the healthy eating and I'm sure if you try hard enough you'll start seeing results very soon and be looking even more gorgeous than now for the wedding =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  10. i'm certainly wishing you lots of luck with your goals, and hopefully will be inspired to make myself more motivated, and actually go running more often!

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  11. Good luck!! I am the same as you, I am obsessed with scales, I don't have my own but if I am at a friends house and she has some in the bathroom, I will hop on and see..not healthy! However the best thing I have found is the iPhone app: My Fitness Pal. You put in your weight and how much you want to lose, then it gives you a target amt of calories per day. Then throughout the day you log everything you eat. It has a massive food database and really makes you realise what you are eating! You really should check it out :o)
    xxxxx

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  12. Can I just say that you look amazing in a full length photo!
    I am a mood eater too, I eat when I'm happy, stressed, sad and bored. Its the same with shopping. Sensing a bit of a pattern?
    Good luck with the healthy eating and I will be rooting for you!
    I am going to join you I think, I picked up a cream egg today in boots and then put it back because I am determined to lose a stone!
    Sophie
    x

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  13. Good luck with your goals. I like your attitude towards it as it can be really easy to become obsessed with weighing yourself.

    I'm tottaly with you on the drinks thing as well. I often have a lucazade when I lack energy and they are full of nasties. x

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  14. Thank you for all your lovely comments and support girls. I know from all the tweets that a lot of us are wanting to lose weight and generally tone up so hopefully together we can find the motivation we need. I can't wait to hear how you're all doing too xx

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