Lucy Brown Slimming Down (Day 21 & Day 22)


Yesterday was day 21 of my slimming down journey.

I weighed myself in the morning and I was still 14 stone dead on.

As it was a diet day I ate the following:

Exante milkshake

Diet Chef Soup

Some NUME diet snack and some cottage cheese & pineapple (200 cals approx)

A teeny Green & Blacks dark chocolate bar (free with Glossy Box)

A chunk of aero (gift off daughter)

Roasted mediterranean vegetables & pan fried chicken

When I weighed myself this morning (day 22) I was delighted to discover I now weigh 13 stone 13 so under 14 stone mark yay :-D.

Today was also a diet day and I have eaten:

An Exante milkshake

Diet Chef Minced Beef Hotpot

A Philadelphia portion & NUME diet snack (approx 150 cals)

Diet Chef Cottage Pie

I am going to be a naughty girl and cheat a little this evening by sharing a bottle of red wine with my hubby while we watch the Apprentice.

I’ve lost 6lbs so far on this diet in 3 weeks with only 8 days dieting I am optimistic that the 5:2 way of eating is proving the right way for me to slim down for life.

Are you on your own slimming down journey? How are you getting on? do you have any tips for me / my readers? Please comment below:

May 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Lucy Brown Slimming Down (Day 7)


Back to the Exante shakes and soups today. After 4 unrestricted days. I have chosen today and tomorrow as my diet days this week as I’m working on Thursday and I know I wouldn’t be able to cope with fasting on a work day. This is a shame because it means we will have to delay Dallas Tuesday to Thursday this week.

I have resisted weighing myself since last Wednesday. But I have weighed myself this morning. I am only a pound lighter than day 1. However I am in no way despondent as I can see that I am lucky to have kept a pound off due to my curry and cupcake consumption on the unrestricted days. nb. I rarely eat cupcakes as a general rule but I made some for work this week and had to test them 😉



I am feeling lighter so I need to find a tape measure to check my waist measurement. Having eventually found a tape measure I can confirm I have lost 2 inches off my waist. My waist measurement has gone from a mammoth 43 inches to an admittedly still to girthy 41 inches. This is however very encouraging progress 🙂

I went to four gym classes last week I expect that will have contributed to my slimmer waist. I have only been to one 45 mins pilates class this week but I can’t fit any others in with college and work this week.  I am however doing the school run on foot at every opportunity. Only using the car when logistics dictate.

I also need to switch to using the stairs at work 100% of the time instead of most of the time.

I do have a challenge today in that I am meeting a friend for lunch. My plan is to exercise damage limitation and opt for something low carb, high protein & high veg with a black coffee.

I have embarking my my diet days this week with the belief that I have taken the power back and I am actively slimming down to my first goal of a dress size 16.

Are you also slimming down? do you have any hints and tips to share?

April 30, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . lifestuff, Lucy Brown Slimming Down. Leave a comment.

Lucy Brown Slimming Down


I’m once again returning to The Adventures of Lucy Brown. To document my slimming down journey. Last week I spotted a deal on Wowcher for Exante shakes and soups this was the final push I needed to take control of my dress size, which at size 18 is 2 sizes bigger than my ideal dress size of 14. I was initially planning on going the whole hog and doing this VLCD for 4 weeks. Then prompted by the Exante website I realised I could use the shakes and soups to do the less harsh 2 day diet. The benefits of my opting to do the 2 day diet instead of VLCD are many:

Better role model for my daughters if I can at least eat with the family 5 days a week

Less harsh

Shakes & soups supply will last longer

More likely to stick to the diet

More of a sustainable lifestyle change

That’s the theory anyway.

So today is the first day of soups and shakes.

Today so far I’ve had a strawberry shake

A white tea

A Nettle & Peppermint tea

I’ve done the school run with a (mini) Cello on my back – 20 mins

& a 90 min Yoga class

I weighed in this morning at 14 stone 5/ 91.2 Kgs

My waist measurement is *gasp* 43 inches/ 110cms

Are you on your own slimming down journey?

Are you doing the 2 day diet?

Slimming down buddies are always welcome

April 24, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.