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About Becky

I'm a 46 yr old mum who has been battling with weight on and off for about 30 years. Last year I finally managed to lose 20 pounds, going from a UK size 16 to a size 12, and have so far kept it off - I now weigh 10 stone exactly. In June of this year I decided I would start a personal blog about how I lost weight. I wanted to write a weight loss blog about healthy weight loss - not about diet pills, replacement drinks or any other gimmicks. I come from a fairly sporty family - mum and stepfather both in their 70s are still running 5 miles plus, I have a husband who runs marathons and a daughter who is a competition squad gymnast - so in response to all this sportiness I have dabbled with running on and off for the past 8 years - normally about 5 months on, 5 months off, the latter being attributed to a mixture of injury, work demands or just pure laziness. This year I have signed up to do the Cardiff Half Marathon in October so have a clear measurable fitness goal plus a family who will not let me duck out of it! I have also decided that I would like to attempt a sprint triathlon next summer. As running a half marathon (13.2 miles) is a real effort I decided it would be easier if I was carrying less weight so have decided to lose an extra stone by mid-October. Join me in my journey!

Slow down to speed up weight loss


When you’re trying to lose weight you want to do it quickly so the last thing you need to hear from me is that you need to slow down. But in the end slowing down really will help speed up … Continue reading


How I lost weight


Last  year I lost 20 pounds in weight over the course of three months, going from a size 16 (UK) to a size 12. Unlike previously, when the weight piled back on again within an alarmingly short time, this time … Continue reading