Reality TV star and yo-yo dieter Michelle Bass says she wants to slim down this year so she can be a yummy mummy - and she has turned to Closerdiets to do so. It's week 7 - see how she got on this week!
Reality TV star and yo-yo dieter Michelle Bass says she wants to slim down this year before getting pregnant so she can become a yummy mummy. After years of fad diets, which have included starving herself when she was glamour modelling, the newlywed has turned to Closer Diets to help her shape up for good in 2011. Follow Michelle's weekly progress in her weekly shap-up diary here every Tuesday!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 10st 8lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 1/2lb
WEIGHT LOSS SO FAR: 11lbs
I've started training at my local Fitness First in St Albans now it means I can use the gym and not rely on the weather being good!
I'm enjoying it too my trainer Michael Cattermole gets me warmed up on the crosstrainer, then we do a circuit mixing up weights and short bursts on the crosstrainer.
I find it exhausting! I¹ve been a bit down this week because the weight seems to have plateaued I've barely lost a pound this week and it's frustrating.
I'm being so good with my diet but did give into having a piece of garlic bread and couple of vodkas on a night out at the weekend maybe that's why I¹m not losing weight!
Other than that I've been so good, eating oats for breakfast, tons of veg for lunch and dinner. I've discovered a really nice way to make a roast. I use Quorn basted with mustard and roast it with loads of parsnips and veg.
Let's hope I can shift a few pounds by next week though I need to, and times ticking on. I really want to reach 10st by the end of March!
Until next week!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 10st 8.5lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 1.5lbs
WEIGHT LOSS SO FAR: 10.5lbs
I had a little bit of slip up this week – three friends came over and we had a night in drinking. Well it was to celebrate my 30th birthday!
But I was quite good and stuck to the vodka not beer and I didn’t give into pizza. My only slip was diving into a box of microchips at midnight – I couldn’t resist!
The next day I was back on my healthy food – but I couldn’t face a workout. The last workout I did was on Thursday – it still left me aching and we did lots of lunges and boxing moves.
I’m getting back to it this week and have two sessions booked. I’m still a bit gutted the weight is coming off pound by pound. A few years ago I could lose 3-4 Ibs a week so it must be my age! Still they say the slower it comes off, the slower it will go back on – which is fine by me!
See you next week!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 10st 10lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 1lb
WEIGHT LOSS SO FAR: 9lbs
Training was good today! I can actually feel my fitness improving and the sessions aren’t as hideous as they were at the start. The nice weather probably helped too!
We do a warm up with jogging on the spot and then lots of lunges, boxing moves like punches and kicks, and interval training too.
'I can actually feel my fitness improving and the sessions aren't as hideous as they were at the start'
Sadly I’ve only lost a pound and I feel really disheartened. I’m being sostrict with my diet – yoghurt and oats for breakfast, sweet potato and salad for lunch and then I make my own Wagamama type dish for dinner. It’s veggie
noodles, except I use brown rice instead of noodles and make tons of veg including crunchy pak choi.
Still when I did jump on the scales to weigh myself I did think I looked slimmer in the mirror. I notice it around my middle and think I can see it sliming down.
A couple of pounds would be nice next week though! Fingers crossed!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 10st 11lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 3lbs
WEIGHT LOSS SO FAR: 8lb
My trainer cancelled this week but instead of sitting on my bottom I got out and pounded the pavements near my house. I did a minute of jogging then a minute walking, alternating it for 45 minutes. Why does the minute of jogging feel so much longer!
Then I did 100 sit-ups in sets of 20 while Loose Women was on the TV.
Over the weekend I did my Pussycat Doll dvd – it’s about an hour long and gets me really hot and sweaty.
It was my birthday last week and I went for a Mexican dinner – the rich food didn’t suit me though. I think I’ll stick to healthy food from now on! I’m sticking to the diet rigidly because I know how hard it will be to get back on.
I’ve just been to the supermarket and bought kale, sweet potatoes, broccoli and squash – one of my favourite dinners is a butternut squash salad.
It’s just lucky that Steve eats healthily too. That way we eat the same food and I’m not tempted to eat what he’s having! I haven’t noticed a change to my body yet, but maybe next week I will. We’ll see!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 11st
WEIGHT LOSS: 1lb
WEIGHT LOSS SO FAR: 5lbs
Training was extra hard yesterday - I'm in pain today!
We did lots of cardio work this time –running and something called shuttle runs where you run a short distance and then run back, gradually making the distance longer and longer. It’s a killer but if I found it easy I’d worry – I know it’s a case of no pain no gain so I make myself do it.
I’ve found that eating breakfastnow gives me enough energy to get through it. I’ve swapped porridge for low fat yoghurt and oats mixed together – it’s much more my cup of tea than porridge to be honest and still fuels me.
I’m eating more sweet potatoes now than normal potatoes and am trying to eat brown rice instead of white. I’m not finding the diet hard to be honest. I’m not a sweet eater but do miss pizza and chips sometimes! I’m cooking with garlic and balsamic vinegar to give my meals flavour instead of too much fat.
I’ve only lost a pound this week which felt a bit rubbish, considering how much more exercise I’m doing – Adam put me through a tough session last Friday too, doing lots of lunges and kickboxing moves. Still it’s a pound and better than nothing!
Until next week!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 11st 1lb
WEIGHT LOSS: 1lb
WEIGHT LOSS SO FAR: 4lbs
"I’ve chosen to lose weight by diet and fitness because that works for me. My husband’s book Slimmer Mind is a way of life, not a diet. It’s helped me to focus and lose weight before but now I need an extra push, which is why I’m working with trainer Adam Cochrane who got Hannah Waterman into shape.
Today’s session was hard – I’m not going to lie. We did half an hour running (running then walking for a minute at a time). My legs felt heavy and we went straight into boxercise and then lunges – I certainly worked up a sweat!
I hate every minute, I won’t lie, but afterwards I do feel energised and I’m already sleeping better. I think I’ve lost 1Ib this week but the only difference to my body is aching muscles!
Adam suggested eating oats for energy – I now have Ready Brek for breakfast with a glass of apple juice. I don’t particularly like it but I need to find food that gives me energy for training sessions. Luckily I love fruit and veg so I’m making sure I eat tons of my favourites - spinach, asparagus, edamame beans in my meals.
More next week!"
START WEIGHT: 11st 5lbs
CURRENT WEIGHT: 11st 2lbs
DRESS SIZE: 12/14
"The weight was creeping on all over – especially on to my arms and tummy! I’m looking at losing it all over so I’ve started making changes to my diet and I've lost 3lbs this week!
I’m a good cook and a vegetarian so I use lots of Quorn and am trying to watch my fat content, so I try to cook without oil and sauces now. I make a delicious non-mayo coleslaw too as well as making my own soups so I know whats in them.
'I think I've lost 1lb this week but the only difference to my body is aching muscles'
For breakfast I’ll have yoghurt with a bit of muesli or scrambled eggs. For lunch I’ll have shredded lettuce with quorn pieces and tomatoes and in the evening I’ll have tons of roast veg. Luckiy I don’t crave sweet things usually but do snack on carrots and low-fat houmous.
I’ve just done my first workout session with Adam Cochrane who trained Hannah Waterman and Katy Hill. In my first workout session we did lots of boxing moves and loads of exercises like squats. It was hard work but felt good. I gave it everything aiming for 20 reps but confess I was exhausted after 14! My arms and legs are really shaky now so it must have done something! I’ve got another session this week and I’m going to do some exercises DVDS as well – I want results!
See you next week!"