Friday, August 12, 2016

The Plan

I was delighted to be invited to the launch of Aoife Hearne's new book "The Plan". Aoife is the dietitian on Operation Transformation and one of the main reasons for my new found health and fitness lifestyle.

People say to me
"Are you still following that Operation Transformation?"
I have to answer "No" even though I sit down with my print out recipes on a Thursday evening and work out my eating plan for the week, which is promptly pinned up on my kitchen wall.

But I'm not "following" anything. It's just my way of life now. It makes life so much easier. I know exactly what I need so I only have to do one shop a week, instead of popping into the shop every evening to pick up a red pepper....and a bar of chocolate!
Exercise has become a part of my life too. I'm still running, have gone back to the awimming and have started cycling. I'd miss it if I didn't do it.
Words I never thought I'd say!

As a result I've lost a further 12lbs since the show finished, bringing my total weight loss to 2st which was my target. However I've lost weight before and promptly put it back on....and more! I was determined that this wasn't going to happen this time.
I got in contact with Aoife who told me that as this was a low-carb plan I could add extra carbs in, maybe an extra 10-15g of rice at dinner.
I must admit that Aoife's idea of adding carbs and mine would be very different!
But I went with Aoife's advice and am glad to say that several months later I am still at my target weight!
My niece Emma is Publicity Executive with Gill Books and was involved in the book launch.

I got a sneak preview of The Plan last week and think it's brilliant.
All the recipes are in one place, very tasty and easy to follow!
Very important.
Even more important for me is the fact that there is a four week plan laid out so I don't even have to do that much!

I started on The Plan last Friday. It wasn't very different to what I have been doing all year. I'm not overweight now and as I was told several times, I'm in my 50's which people think it's harder/impossible to lose weight.
In 5 days I lost 2lbs!

I am NOT on commission but if you want to shed  some weight and/or eat healthier than I thoroughly recommend this book.

Proof that The Plan works!
January 2016

August 2016


  1. nice dress,you go well together.