The goal is still to get below 70kg and be ready for a full IM - still feeling motivated. Lost the first kilo this week by eating a delicious but quite strict paleo diet and actually did some easy training - you know, running, swimming, cycling, lifting etc. it was so HARD but as I'm a member now of 3 different gyms thought I was low on excuses. The good thing about eating 'clean' is that you can eat quite a lot of food, which as a life-long fatty I quite like. We cooked up a big bacon, tomato frittata on Sunday and I froze portions of that for breakfast during the week, (obviously eating quite a few slices on Sunday too to check it was nice). Easy to warm up quickly and eat on the way to the station with a water bottle with warm lemon and green tea rather than the usual latte. Lunch and dinner were courtesy of Eat Evolve. A bit expensive but absolutely worth it when I'm really busy. They deliver really nice meals, dairy, gluten and crap free each week which just need hotting up. When I get home late it's just so helpful not to have to make a decision about whether or not to cook and what to have ? Probably not practical for ever, but certainly worth having a few orders in the freezer for emergencies. I used to like to plan and cook all our meals as a family but I know from experience that it's a thankless task and just no good for the soul to spend ages making cauliflower rice and venison meatloaf and have everyone whinge at me. So we now only eat the same food as a family at the weekend when I can get a hotpot or roast going and we are all going to enjoy it. It's just so unfair that hubby and kids are all so fit and skinny and yet relatively they eat far more than me and usually a few thousand extra calories or crisps, chocolate and cake each day. I remember those heady days when I could loose my extra half stone of wobble by going out dancing until 3am. Now we're in bed by 10pm with a good book and a cup of tea. The next 3 weeks are going to be tough. We are away for 3 weekends in a row. Family birthday weekend this week, then Matthew is doing the Brighton marathon and the week later London marathon and I'll be commuting to London in the weekdays in between. He wants to get under 3:30 and is currently spending every waking moment sitting on a ice pack AND a hot water bottle (yep) alternating each bum cheek every few minutes to sort his glutes out. HA! The joys of an athlete. Normal people don't have these dilemmas, heat? Ice? Both? I only ran 2 x 4k last week and still have to go to bed with my calf skins on. So this weeks plan is just to focus on my food and somehow squeeze in at least the distances of a sprint tri - just to get those muscles moving again. It's a long way to go to those IM volumes but gotta start somewhere!