Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Diet Time

Well it is January after all, we're supposed to be dieting, detoxing, joining gyms, buying work out DVD's, giving up chocolate or booze, quitting the snacks and cutting the calories.

I'm not really one for "diets" or "detoxes" these days, but I have piled on fair few pounds over the holidays - I started gaining around the end of October I think, that's when I had last weighed myself. So when I was contacted and asked to trial Sainsbury's Diets I thought it would be a great time to try it out! I'm technically on day two, but day one was wrecked by poor catering facilities on an unexpected training course and some delicious nuts so I'm counting today as my first proper healthy day. There's a couple of ways you can use Sainsbury's Diets - put your preferences into your profile and follow a suggested meal plan, or make up your own and use the food diary, which works similar to other food/calorie diary's. I think you can also kind of mix and match the two, add some of the suggested meal plans to the food diary and then enter whatever else you eat - I'm still familiarising myself with the site though.
I'll post a bit more once I've been using it for a while, I'm using it for a food diary rather than the menu plans as I'm happier creating my own, but I will be looking to the meal plans for ideas and using the recipes too.
At the moment membership is discounted between 20% and 50% depending on what plan you chose, the cheapest option works out at £1.50 per week and the most "expensive" is £2.40 per week! The offer finishes at the end of March and prices go back up to £3 a week so it really is cheap, I was expecting it to be more expensive considering the facilities available.

I have also just started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred! Day one was tough, I haven't exercised in such a long time, but I'm told it's not just me and it is a tough workout! It was good fun, looking forward to trying it again this evening!


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year blogland! I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed their New Year celebrations!

I don't know about you but I am definitely ready for a bit of healthy eating and exercise! I also had my Birthday right in the middle so haven't stopped over-indulging since the 24th!

I decided I will keep this blog going, along with two others! I don't want to be hung up with weight and losing it, but I do want to lose some and I don't want to post about weight loss on my food or photography blogs.

I'm beginning to ease back into normal life with my healthy kick starting properly on the 10th - I'll be back at work and it will be easier to slip back into a routine and we will have eaten the last of the Christmas/Birthday foods by then! I hate waste and I know I'll eat it if it's there so this makes sense for me.

My other blogs are
http://www.samanthaskitschen.com/ where I'll be blogging mainly about food and foodie things with some recipes here
http://samsmithphotography.blogspot.com/ I'll be blogging my Flickr 365 project and perhaps some other photos in between.
http://twitter.com/#!/SamsKitschen for my tweets
http://www.facebook.com/home.php? I do have a Facebook page but it gets a little neglected!
http://www.socialmenu.co.uk/home/category/food-writers/samanthas-kitschen/ and finally (I think!) as a featured writer on Social Menu

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