I haven’t blogged for a couple of days – I’ve been away and actually quite busy, and just haven’t had the time to sit down and let my usual brain dump take place.

I’ve also been away from home and not near a microwave or a kitchen to be able to maintain my diet. Instead I’ve been eating regular meals, including a meal at Pizza Express and a takeaway from Nacho Cheese. I’m pleased to be able to report that that I put 2lbs on, only to lose it straight away when I did a day of Slim & Save.

Some of the information I’ve read on their site indicates that past members have chosen to go on the 5:2 diet, where they have Slim & Save days on the two fasting days. Based on a single day, I can appreciate how that would work. However, I’ve got another ten days or so to shift the remainder of the weight before I can move onto a maintenance regime.

I now fit comfortably into my new clothes – they were never tight beforehand, but just a little too figure hugging for my liking. Now, they fit me really well and I’m getting into the whole shopping thing now that I have clothes that fit me well. I’m looking forward to going to London at the end of the month when I can do some more shopping and hopefully buy a coat that I’ve seen and which fits me really well. That, and a scarf will do me!

The final piece in the puzzle is a suit – all my other suits are now too big for me. I’m going to need one before long as I may be going on a business trip at the end of November, and I need to look smart for it. I’ve seen a few at Marks and Spencer, but I really need to go and try some on.

Ideally I want to be able to spend around £200 a month on clothes, at least for a couple of months so I can build my wardrobe back up. Beyond that, then I’d like to be able to buy things if I like them. I’m not far off this – there’s just some hard work I need to do to clear debt once and for all.

Once that’s gone, then we will have a lot more freedom and we will be able to do a lot more together as a family.

For now, I’m really happy to be able to fit into clothes and to feel good about myself.