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About downmyfront

Interested in cooking and eating, books, theatre, crafts, thrift and upcycling.

Tuesday weigh in 14 March 

Hooray! Minus a pound, taking my total loss to 8lbs. I have missed the last two weigh ins  because of work and social commitments and I confess that I have  strayed off plan more than once…two weekends away, bread, chips, … Continue reading

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Tuesday weigh in

Minus 1.5 earns me my half stone sticker. A pretty good week – the odd lapse from plan but overall i am pleased. I am a little worried that next week I am working away with three lovely meals (and … Continue reading

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Tuesday weigh in. 

Forgot to do this the past three weeks, but very little movement to report. Maintained. Lost half a pound. Two pounds lost tonight so it’s creeping off. If I try hard this week I could win my half stone sticker… … Continue reading

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Nothing new for a year: shopping trip

I have a week long business event coming up at the end of Feb- and my working wardrobe is way more casual than smart. Since I have pledged to buy no brand new clothes this year, I decided to hit … Continue reading

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Tuesday weigh in

Gained a pound. Bugger. 

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A change of tactic

The ‘post every day for a year’ barely got started before it was over. Not even a fortnight! “Why?”  I asked myself this as I sat at the computer at 11.45pm, fighting sleep, desperately trying to think of something to … Continue reading

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12/365 Thrifty tips for Thursday

This week I have been looking for inspiration on the internet. I found a great site called frugal.org.uk – link here. The site has some really practical suggestions for frugal living, eating and holidays, including reader’s tips. I particularly liked … Continue reading

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11/365 Wednesday= Wardrobe

Around 30% of clothing hasn’t been worn in over a year Cost of this unused clothing is around £30billion Extending clothing life by just 3 months can reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by up to 10% Source: http://www.wrap.org.uk/sustainable-textiles/valuing-our-clothes%20#sthash.QDVZZGAt.dpuf uf … Continue reading

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10/365 Tuesday = weekly weigh in

 A welcome 4lb loss for week one. I have been about 75% on plan I reckon; a few extra syns at the weekend hopefully counteracted with some walking.  My goal for this week is to lose 3lb to reach my … Continue reading

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9/365 Monday = make

I have decided the theme for Monday will be ‘make’. Unfortunately today I am only making excuses! I’ve been out this evening and run out of time…for now I will just share a new source of fabulous items for upcycling. … Continue reading

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