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Lose to win – Week 20

Yesterday we had our Street Party.  It rained but it was still really good – but more on that later because this post is about my diet.

Though the reason I mentioned the Street Party is because I was fairly sure it would have and effect on my weight loss this week.

I’ve been so crazily busy this week that I’ve just grabbed whatever to eat – including cake, chocolate and KFC.  But I wasn’t so bad when I was at work so hopefully that will have balanced things out a bit.

Yesterday though was tough.  Hot dogs, chilli, ice cream and cakes were the foods on sale and a mix of all four was the order of the day.  At the same time I was running around trying to make sure everything was going ok so again I hoped things wouldn’t be too bad.

So at the end of the day I was so tired I decided that a glass of Prosecco, relaxing bath and early night were the order of the day.

Prosecco in the bath

So all in all I had no idea whether I would have lost weight or gained weight when I stepped on the scales this morning.

And the result is……………………

12st 4lb 3

I haven’t lost anything but I also haven’t gained anything either so not to bad.  And as I decided the last time this happened I would donate £3 to the Charlie Cookson Foundation I’ll do the same again this time.

And the moral of the week is…………………..

A mix of good and bad can lead to balance

If you’re impressed with my success, or lack of it this week, you can add to my £’s for pounds at or by text FIFB50 followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070

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Street Party countdown – 4 days to go

With only four days left until the Greenside Drift Street Party things are coming together pretty well but I’ve still got so much to do.

I’m not sure how far I would have got without the support of so many friends, family, neighbours and local organisations.

Tesco Express Westoe Crown have agreed to donate some food and drink while Minchella’s are providing ice cream.

Minchellas ice cream

And as if that isn’t enough I’ve also had brilliant support from smaller companies like Bounce North East

Bounce North East

and Ladybird Face Painting

Ladybird FacepaintingWe’ve even got the People’s Mission Junior Brass Band providing some music.

And if you’re still not sure why you should give up your time or money to come along to the Street Party then take a couple of minutes to watch the video below to see it is so important

So come along on Sunday 12 June, support the Charlie Cookson Foundation and have some fun.

Let us know if you are planning to join us here

If you can’t come to the party but want to help you can donate at or by texting FIFB50 and the amount you want to donate to 70070

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Lose to win – Week 19

It’s been a busy week.  With getting everything sorted for the Street Party

Event photo

bringing my son home from University for the summer and a busy week at work dieting wasn’t really my top priority and was often at the back of my mind.  I’ve had a few minor blips but in the whole I think I’ve managed to be good.

So as I went through to get weighed this morning I was hopeful, though not particularly confident.  And the result is……..

12st 4

I’ve lost another pound and have now lost all the weight I put on a couple of weeks back.  But what it is showing me is that the old myth that the final half stone is the hardest to lose is actually true.

Anyway it’s another £1 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation, hopefully the first of many this week, and another step on the way to reaching my goal of 2 stone by my birthday in August.

If you’re impressed with my success you can add to my £’s for pounds at or to donate by phone text FIFB50 £1 to 70070

And don’t forget if about the Street Party.  Everyone’s welcome and all the money raised will go to the Charlie Cookson Foundation.  You can find out more or let me know you’ll be coming here.

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