This week on Loving Me I thought I would change things up a bit.  There’s been some very raw and emotional posts, there’s been a bit of light relief, and this week I am going practical with a healthy recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

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I love Italian food.  You cannot go wrong with a pasta recipe.  And a quick pasta bake on a cold winters day is a perfect family meal. This LighterLife recipe is great for me because it’s things I always have in the fridge or larder.  It’s delicious and it’s filling.


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bakeAs you can see I used penne instead.  Equally yummy! 


Loving Me is a weekly weight loss series following the LighterLife Fast plan.


My Weight Loss Diary

What is LighterLife Fast?

LighterLife Fast is based on the 5:2 diet concept.  You eat healthily for 5 days and then fast for 2 days on restricted calories.  On the fast days you eat 4 of the LighterLife Fast food packs.  These food packs give you 100% of your daily nutrition.

Week Five:

So there was a wedding this week.  A wedding where we got to leave the kids at home for 24 hours (with adult supervision of course!)  There was a lot of free flowing alcohol.  A lot of it flowed in my direction.  But I had a great time with some great friends and I am not going to feel guilty about it, because it’s really not a regular occurrence!

The rest of the week I was really good.  As mentioned last week I fasted on Tuesday and Thursday rather than doing two consecutive days.  It made it feel much more manageable. Not so much in what I was eating, but mentally I think I stayed positive.  I also tried the double chocolate bar.  Wow!  Delicious and really filling.  I had trouble finishing it.

Because of the wedding I wasn’t expecting a huge loss this week, then I got my period the day before weigh day so was feeling very bloated, so I was really pleased to still loose this week, as I was expecting a maintain.

 Week Five Weight Loss:






Total Weight Loss = 11 Pounds in five weeks.

17 pounds left to go for my Christmas goal of 2 stone.


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