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Autumn Wellbeing Cleanse

Posted by carla Andrews on Saturday, September 12, 2015, In : Wellbeing 

Many people hold on to the idea of ‘Spring Cleaning’ and take that opportunity to clean out there homes, sort through their wardrobes and give life a bit of an overhaul. New Years is another one of those days, new year – new start where many take on personal overhauls, giving up smoking / starting diets etc..

But, here is something in between, what about an Autumn cleanse? The kids are back at school, you know you need to sort your wardrobe out because already the summer wardrobe of t-...


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Month 7: Flat Lined

Posted by carla Andrews on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 
In the time since my last blog I have plateaued which has been tough. On the one hand I am being positive because I love the new me, and when people ask I comment on my plateau saying that I am in weight maintenance training. On the other hand I have had such a run that it is hard to think that my weight has now stopped falling off. Confessions though, have I been completely sugar free, the answer is no, several sweet treats a week have been popping into my diet. This I know is detrimental to...
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6 Month Milestone

Posted by carla Andrews on Friday, June 19, 2015, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 
The last 6 months has just flown by, I don't know if it is because I am packing so much into my life but I feel like I have achieved so much. I'm not just talking weight, I am talking things I never imagined possible. From my previous blogs you know that I received my very first medal back in April for swimming 2.5k. Well, I am very proud to announce that my medal no longer sits alone on my shelf, I now have one for running London City Mile last weekend. Whats more, I ran the mile in 10.48, a...
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May Day, May Day!

Posted by carla Andrews on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 
April saw many milestones for me, I achieved my first EVER medal for swiming 1.5 miles, I hit below the 200lb mark with a total loss of 55 pounds, so I was dead chuffed. During April I also took up badminton to my initial reluctance, but oh my, what a fab game and workout! The only trouble is I still wait for the shuttlecock to bounce, but I will get there, Rome wasn't built in a day. So, my exercising with friends has really helped, because it doesn't feel like exercise. So, below is what I ...
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100 Days of Sugar Free

Posted by carla Andrews on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 
100 days, where did they go? In many senses it feels like a life time ago that I started this journey as my life has been so busy since January. However, in other ways I feel like it was just a few days ago that I started. Confusing huh? Maybe this is partly because I try and tackle my life in slots, to begin with it was one day at a time, then it became 30 day slots, now meeting my milestone of 100 days, my next has to be 150. In all reality I spent the most part of my life with weight and f...
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Food, glorious food.

Posted by carla Andrews on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 
Winter has gone and spring is well and truly on it's way, which is reflective of how I feel. The hardest part is over - leaving my nice warm house to go and exercise, saying no to all those foods which I once ate in abundance. The sun has cracked through the clouds and all is good, and I have broke the back of the storm. My cupboards are now stocked with an array of healthy foods and my whole family is now following in tow.

Having dropped 2.5 stone, as of day one I have felt great, yet now I ...
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#Essex2LA

Posted by carla Andrews on Sunday, December 21, 2014, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 


Well, I am back in the UK after a week that I will gladly never forget in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. What a journey. This is my second blog detailing my personal challenge of going sugar free. At this point in time I cannot give too much away as it is being aired on TV in 2015. However, what I can tell you is I have spent the past week with some of the most amazing people in my life. From the crew, the lovely ladies whom I am sharing this amazing journey, and the experts. All have had a profo...


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Opportunity of a lifetime.

Posted by Carla Andrews on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, In : Carla's Sugar Free Transformation 
Just over two weeks ago I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a friend had liked an ITV post. The post was entitled 'Are you ready to go sugar free?'. Let's face it, as someone who had always battled with weight issue for the last 17 years, I think it is safe to say that, yes, I was ready. But for me it would not be solely about eating cleaner and healthier, it would mean kicking my bad habits to lose weight and improve my level of fitness. So guess what, I applied. 

By the end of the we...
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