Joined September 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
210.0 lb
Lost so far: 63.0 lb

Current Weight
147.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 7.0 lb
My name's Leanne (Lucybell is my Dad's pet name for me - no idea why!), I'm 38 years old and I live in the south of England with my husband Stephen, two children (Finlay aged 3 and 11-month-old Amelie) and two lilac burmese cats. I've just returned to my career as a Marketing Actuary after 10 months' maternity leave.

I originally lost over 70lbs on the Slim Fast plan between July 2007 and June 2008, which was fantastic. I swiftly got pregnant with my second baby - a baby girl born on 24th March 2009. I put back on 53lbs, due in no small part to my addiction to Cadbury's Creme Eggs! I lost around 50% of the weight very quickly with minimal effort, but then lost focus a bit and then went on a cruise in November with the inevitable weight gain... However, I've been 100% focused again since we got back from our cruise, even managing to stay broadly on track over Christmas.

WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Get back down to 10 stone (140lbs) in time for my baby's 1st birthday.

Lucybell33's Weight History


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Lucybell33's Cookbook

cals: 576kcal | fat: 14.41g | carbs: 80.33g | prot: 32.77g
Warm Chicken with Couscous Salad
Simple and very quick Moroccan-style salad.
cals: 372kcal | fat: 11.03g | carbs: 54.36g | prot: 16.11g
Vegetarian Lasagne
Very easy quick recipe for this low-fat version of a family favorite.
cals: 372kcal | fat: 7.38g | carbs: 37.95g | prot: 37.08g
Tuna Fish Pie
Quick and simple version of this classic fish dish.
cals: 313kcal | fat: 15.74g | carbs: 25.92g | prot: 18.99g
Trout with Fresh Herbs and Lemon
Healthy, tasty and sophisticated enough to serve at a dinner party.
cals: 393kcal | fat: 14.30g | carbs: 21.23g | prot: 44.02g
Spicy Chicken Tacos
Low fat Tex-Mex, hard to believe, but true.
cals: 589kcal | fat: 15.50g | carbs: 77.23g | prot: 36.42g
Spiced Pork Kebabs with Rice
Great for cooking on the BBQ.
cals: 368kcal | fat: 2.62g | carbs: 52.05g | prot: 32.83g
Spiced Chicken Couscous with Vegetables
Very fast food that's delicious and very healthy.
cals: 497kcal | fat: 24.75g | carbs: 31.65g | prot: 36.77g
Salmon with Spinach and Lemon Mash
Looks fantastic and tastes delicious.
cals: 520kcal | fat: 10.27g | carbs: 94.34g | prot: 19.69g
Roasted Vegetable Pasta
Quick and easy vegetarian pasta option.
cals: 569kcal | fat: 5.94g | carbs: 108.38g | prot: 26.88g
Red Bean and Pepper Chili
Substantial and quick vegetarian chili that's great for those cold winter evenings.
cals: 261kcal | fat: 2.02g | carbs: 54.95g | prot: 11.30g
Red Bean and Pepper Chili
A hearty chili that you can top with a spoonful of natural yogurt.
cals: 620kcal | fat: 17.56g | carbs: 79.54g | prot: 35.47g
Pork with Green Peppercorns
Super quick and deliciously creamy.
cals: 323kcal | fat: 10.82g | carbs: 40.49g | prot: 18.28g
Pesto Prawn Pizza
It doesn't get much better than this diet friendly pizza.
cals: 322kcal | fat: 15.94g | carbs: 34.12g | prot: 11.88g
Pesto Mayo Pizza
A vegetarian diet-friendly pizza.
cals: 471kcal | fat: 9.75g | carbs: 74.98g | prot: 27.54g
Pasta with Tuna and Fresh Herbs
Quick, easy and delicious pasta.
cals: 163kcal | fat: 6.20g | carbs: 9.56g | prot: 18.32g
Lime Fish Skewers
Fantastic grilled monkfish with chili, lime and mango chutney.
cals: 522kcal | fat: 7.74g | carbs: 98.31g | prot: 17.29g
Lentil and Spinach Dhansak
Vegetarian curry that's as hot as you want it.
cals: 360kcal | fat: 11.91g | carbs: 33.79g | prot: 27.96g
Low-fat version of this classic fish dish.
cals: 357kcal | fat: 12.80g | carbs: 51.02g | prot: 14.74g
Italian Creamy Pasta
Quick and easy vegetarian pasta dish.
cals: 534kcal | fat: 11.56g | carbs: 73.72g | prot: 32.29g
Crunchy Chicken Stir-Fry with Sticky Orange Sauce
Quick, easy and tangy Chinese-style dish.
cals: 398kcal | fat: 20.72g | carbs: 20.69g | prot: 31.32g
Creamy Pesto Salmon
Another yummy way to serve salmon
cals: 349kcal | fat: 15.68g | carbs: 29.99g | prot: 24.22g
Chili Pork and Cashews
Fantastically quick and easy Chinese meal - who needs takeaways.
cals: 503kcal | fat: 20.25g | carbs: 50.64g | prot: 29.60g
Chili Bean Enchiladas
Scrummy and substantial - not like diet food at all.
cals: 591kcal | fat: 16.59g | carbs: 56.80g | prot: 51.81g
Chicken with Wilted Spinach and Couscous
Fantastically quick, easy, healthy and delicious Chinese-style meal.
cals: 366kcal | fat: 14.06g | carbs: 15.33g | prot: 42.29g
Chicken with Sage
Delicious wrapped chicken dish - perfect for Sunday lunch.
cals: 489kcal | fat: 14.75g | carbs: 31.10g | prot: 57.56g
Chicken with Olives and Lemon
Delicious chicken recipe that speaks for itself.
cals: 382kcal | fat: 19.24g | carbs: 20.22g | prot: 32.95g
Avocado and Chicken Gratin
An incredibly easy and delicious gratin.
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Lucybell33's Latest Posts

I've just written in via her website! Shock
posted 31 Jul 2008, 04:39
I wasn't aware that you couldn't, and I certainly have! Confused
posted 23 Jun 2008, 14:05
I did something similar before my wedding, with reasonable success. It was Joanna Hall's Carb Curfew plan, which is a low GI plan with the added restriction of no carbs after 5pm. The only problem I had with it was the vast amounts of cooking (and washing up) - that just didn't work for me long-term!

I couldn't give up carbs all together, but cutting back on the bread (and biscuits!) in particular has really helped with my weight loss.

Anyway, you've done a great job already and it sounds like you're approaching this in exactly the right way. I agree with MoonLite - everything in moderation!

Good luck!! Very Happy
posted 19 Jun 2008, 17:13
Feel Great challenge-Week 3
WHAT, (When you deviate from your dieting, what do you eat?)

If I'm just having a slightly bad day, it'll be Domino's pizza and wine, or else if it's a total meltdown, it'll be anything and everything I can lay my hands on!

Solution: I have scheduled monthly pizza nights to keep the pizza cravings under control. Having only healthy food in the house limits the damage in the event of a total meltdown.

WHY (What makes you deviate)

Having a stressful day at work, hubby being away and feeling bored, running out of healthy food...

Solution: I plan my menus a week at a time a week in advance and order all my groceries for delivery at the start of the week, so I always have something planned and all the ingredients to make it.

HOW (When you eat, how much do you eat)

Until bursting point or all the the cupboards are bare!

Solution: Order small pizza and as above, keep only healthy food in the house - there are only so rice cakes you can eat in one go!!

AND WHEN do you emotionally eat?

Always in the evenings. I'm rarely "bad" during the day - if it's going to go wrong, it'll be after 6pm.

Solution: Eat sustaining, healthy snacks during the afternoon to ensure I'm not starving by the early evening.
posted 09 Jun 2008, 16:35
Feel Great challenge-Week 2
Wow - Evelyn, your before/after photos are amazing! What a difference!! Great board! Very Happy
posted 02 Jun 2008, 16:30
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