Diary – 28/03/2017

I am currently on Step 1 (otherwise known as sole source) of the Cambridge weight plan. This means that I have three CWP products a day and nothing else, just tons of water and herbal tea! 

Yes, it is tough, but I have found that after the first couple of days hunger is no longer a problem as my body has gotten used to the low calorie meals, it is just cravings/emotional eating/temptation to deal with. But it is getting easier as I go on! 

In my first week I lost 8 lbs, and I am hoping for another great loss at my week 2 weigh in tomorrow (although I am trying to reign in my expectations as I know that there will not be as much water retention/water weight as last week!) 

So, here is my food and exercise diary for today:


7.00am – Chocolate mint CWP shake 

I like my shakes a little on the watery-side, so I used 350ml water instead of the recommended 227ml. When I have shakes at home I sometimes add ice and maybe a shot of coffee, but I had this mornings breakfast on-the-go in front of my computer at work, so I didn’t have as much time to be fussy! 👌🏻👌🏻


12.30pm – Vegetable CWP soup 

Another meal sat at my desk, it sounds more glamorous if I call it a ‘working lunch’. It is really quick and easy to have most of the CWP products on the go, all I did was add hot water to the sachet contents in my favourite soup mug and stir. I made the whole office smell of my yummy veg soup! 🥕🌿


6.00pm – Chocolate chewy CWP bar

What’s not to love about chocolate for dinner?! These bars are so dense and filling 💖


So today I managed to fit in a half an hour power walk in my lunch break, and then I hit the gym this evening after dinner. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical (cross-trainer) and burner around 450kcal! Got home and had a lovely green tea and a shower and now I’m getting ready for a good nights sleep! Feeling fab ⭐️

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Peace and love! 


Hey there – welcome

So I have been on my weight loss journey for a little while now, and I thought it was time I started a blog. Instagram has been a really big source of motivation and support for me, so I wanted to give blogging a go and see if it can help me stay on track and add another element of accountability too!

Here is a breakdown of my stats so far:

Age: 22 years old

Height: 5ft 6 inches

Starting weight: 16 stone 12 pounds (235 lbs) 

Current weight: 14 stone 3 pounds (199 lbs) 

Total loss: 2 stone 9 pounds (37 lbs)

Goal weight: 10 stone (140 lbs) 

I am really proud of what I have achieved so far, and I am so excited to finally be back in the 100 pounds range! I have lost weight over the last few months through attempting to eat a healthy vegetarian diet and exercise, although I started plateauing a couple of weeks ago and so begun on the Cambridge weight plan (CWP), which is a meal replacement diet. I have used CWP before, and their products are so yummy and easy to prepare (especially their delicious chocolate mint shakes and bars!). I am currently coming up to my 2 week weigh in tomorrow. 

On this blog I will document daily my journey, what I’m eating/drinking, how I’m feeling and of course my weight loss progress. I am really excited to start blogging and maybe meet a few fellow weight loss warriors along the way too! 

Follow me on Instagram: @slimming_shannon

Peace and love!