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Better, faster, stronger

Better, faster, stronger

Another week, another weight loss diary. Last week was hard and I felt cross and angry and anxious the whole week through. If this week I feel better, then that’s a success for me. Of course, if this week I end up with a lovely big loss then that’s even more of a success for
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Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge

Yesterday, my YouTube channel hit 100 subscribers. I was so happy I did a little cry. I announced it gleefully on Facebook, and immediately got a few new subscribers. Thank you, guys. You make me so happy. To celebrate, I’ve got a new video for you.   Flora asked me to show that you can
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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

This was supposed to be a super-duper fancy post about cherry and coconut hot cross buns. I failed magnificently in making them. They didn’t rise, they were too sticky, they were dense and horrid, I forgot to buy cherries…it was a mess. So you get a nice traditional hot cross bun recipe instead.   Find the
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Triple Chocolate and Ginger Hot Cross Buns

Triple Chocolate and Ginger Hot Cross Buns

I made no secret of the fact that in the last series of The Great British Bake Off, Kimberley was my favourite. I loved her optimism, the fact she worked so hard without taking it too seriously, I loved her flavours, I loved her skills, everything. Although I was happy for Frances, I was heartbroken when
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It’s not all about losing weight

It’s not all about losing weight

Last week I was on holiday and had the opportunity to eat lots of bad things. After a few days of worrying about it, I just went with it and ended up being a lot happier.   Also, I’ve done lots more running. Running still sucks. Even being inspired by the London Marathon hasn’t helped
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Low fat pepper sauce with Knorr

Low fat pepper sauce with Knorr

It’s been a LONG time since I did a cooking video. Sorry about that! But I’m making up for it with this — a video for a low fat, low calorie peppercorn sauce that’s genuinely delicious and super easy.   All you need is one of Knorr’s flavour pots, the 3 peppercorn one. Put it
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Cheese and beer – an ACHICA tasting

Cheese and beer – an ACHICA tasting

I was invited to a cheese and beer tasting session at Paxton and Whitfield by ACHICA recently. As I wobbled home on the tube (I don’t drink very often and even the mouthfuls I’d had had had quite an effect on me) I thought that it was one of the most bizarre experiences of my life
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How to stay motivated…?

How to stay motivated…?

Week three on my weight loss plan. It’s not going too well, and I’m getting a bit demotivated. If you have any tips, I’d really appreciate them. I want to do them but jealousy and slow progress is making it ever so tough.  On the plus side, so far the running is going well. I
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Chilli Beef Pies

Chilli Beef Pies

Oh, I am SO PROUD of this pie.   It’s one of those recipes where I curse the universe that pastry is so fattening, because this is such a good pie that it deserves to be eaten on a weekly basis, but with that pastry it’s not particularly helpful for those trying to lose weight.
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I Killed My Legs

I Killed My Legs

Last week, I started a diet. This week, it continues.    My first week of dieting. I feel sick, I feel weak, my shins hurt when I run, my calves hurt when I walk…it’s all a bit of a mess, really. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up. Not for one second.