Archive from June, 2017
Jun 9, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Back From My Hols!

So I went on holiday to Portugal for a week, kind of expecting to put on a few pounds as I knew I would be drinking alcohol.
While on holiday I was shocked to find myself making good food choices, however, when it came to drinks, I was less than restrained. I did quite a lot of walking which I feel probably helped me to avoid too much weight gain and when I got home, the first thing I did was jump on the dreaded scales. To my surprise, I had LOST another pound! I was elated! I know it isn’t a huge loss but I expected to gain weight while I was away so I think that it’s quite an achievement.
I think the balloon was working all the time without me even noticing that I was eating smaller portions and choosing much healthier dishes.

My daughter has been off school for a couple of weeks which I found quite challenging. We have had a lot of days out where junk food was always on offer. Things like burgers, chips, ice cream, soft drinks, always readily available and an easy option for a hungry family. This time though, I didn’t succumb! I found myself thinking about what we would eat the day before we went and making up lovely , healthy picnics. My daughter loved the food and the fact that we sat down on the grass and enjoyed the scrummy food together.
She goes back to school next week so I will have a little more ‘me’ time. I have joined a gym and intend to work out at least three times a week. I have also planned our menu for the next couple of weeks and set aside time preparing a few of the recipes I have found on the Online Support Programme.

So far I have lost 11lbs and now that I’m back to my normal routine, I am going to really stick to the programme and lose some more weight. I have spoken to the NOSC Personal Trainer Luke, and he has designed an Activity Programme for me which will work in conjunction with my gym workouts. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Jun 28, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments


Well, here we are, nearly 10 weeks into my Gastric Balloon Programme.

I promised to let you know how things were going once I had really started my gym and activity programmes. To be honest, I was a little disappointed this week because my weight hasn’t dropped anymore. I’ve spoken to Tina (Support Team) and she has told me that as I am probably building up muscle, which weighs more than fat, I shouldn’t worry about the pounds too much at this stage.

I am feeling a lot fitter and bursting with bags of energy! I think my body shape has improved quite a lot too. I’m even beginning to see a bit of a six pack developing I think!

Take a look at my new pictures… what do you think?

As for my eating regime, I am working really hard to stick to the programme. Getting organised is the hardest part for me, planning my meals and doing the shopping has to fit in around my job and running around after my daughter. I’m cooking in batches and really trying to plan ahead. I am now following the low GI diet and it seems to be helping me to stay satisfied for longer between meals.

I’ve also been measuring myself and next time, I’ll let you know how many inches I have lost!

Just before I sign off…

Here is my rear.. before and now. Spot the difference!