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Slimming World – Starting Again

So in the lead-up to our wedding, I did as most brides-to-be do and embarked on a weight-loss quest. After much trial and error, I finally found something that worked for me and that was Slimming World.

I managed to lose 12 lbs in 4 months, without being entirely strict and depriving myself of the things I love to eat and drink. This is the most I’ve ever lost and I didn’t feel starved and I even enjoyed the process and the control I had over my eating – I enjoyed finding Slimming World recipes, I enjoyed going to group and I enjoyed the weigh-ins (most of the time anyway).

Then the wedding came, closely followed-by the honeymoon and I spent pretty much 4 weeks eating and drinking exactly what I wanted, when I wanted. It was bliss! You’ll see from my Honeymoon posts, and from my Italian Food posts,  that we had a lot of fun eating and drinking our way around Italy, so I don’t regret a second of it. But when I got home and back on those scales, I realised just how quick it was to eradicate all that progress I’d made…what I’d lost in 4 months, I’d gained-back in 4 weeks!

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An Evening of Hospitality at the 20/20 Cricket, Old Trafford

So last Wednesday, my hubby and I were lucky enough to be whisked off for a corporate evening of 20/20 cricket and hospitality at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. It happened to be my birthday too, so things worked out nicely.

Having never been to a professional cricket match before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I went with an open-mind and my best dress on.

We were being hosted by a lovely group of gents, who welcomed us with open arms and an open bar. There was a fab buffet of grilled chicken, vegetable lasagne, roast potatoes and other goodies. Also cheese-boards and the most divine raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake. We certainly didn’t go hungry.

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A day in Castlefield, Manchester

With the folks visiting from London, we thought we’d spend a day locally in Castlefield, Manchester. And although threatening to rain, the sun came out at the right moments and we managed to enjoy an afternoon lunching and strolling.

We headed for lunch first, al fresco at The Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester. And what a lunch it was! As I was too distracted with eating, drinking and chatting in the sun, I’m afraid I didn’t get many foodie shots except this one…

lunch at the wharf castlefield manchester

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