New Year, New Start


A large majority of my posts so far have involved some kind of element of self-sabotage, whether that be emotional, financial, romantic or weight-related. And it’s got me thinking. So here’s a list of things I know are bad for me – or don’t agree with me – but I still do them anyway. My […]

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Weightless overdraft - goldman sachs

My Weight-loss Overdraft

Walking into work this morning after checking my bank balance made me realise something – I treat my weight, and my weight loss journey, much the same way as I treat my constant battle to pay off my overdraft. Each month on payday (and at regular intervals, if I have money to spare) I put […]

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Sugar makes me shit

And by that, I mean in terms of general lethargy and uselessness (as well as, um, y’know..) I have recently made the disappointing discovery that my body just doesn’t do well with sugar. Although being on this health kick generally means that I’m having barely any at all, and then having a colossal extinction burst […]

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Binge eating

Binge Eating: How much weight will I gain?

I’m going to be controversial here and say none. But the kicker is that you also won’t lose weight. Most weekends I go absolutely bonkers with food. As I wrote yesterday, last weekend I had a chinese takeaway (including fried banana fritters and icecream for dessert,) about seven raw brownies – which are hugely calorie […]

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The chocolate cake sweats

The other night I went out for the most fantastic catchup dinner with three girls I used to work with. We ate delicious food, laughed til our stomachs hurt, toasted a new baby on the way and generally had a lovely time. The danger of where we went, is that they sell incredible cakes. I […]

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A proud pocket muncher

As far as pocket munching goes, I’m probably the best in the region for my age. If there was a pocket munching championship they’d be inscribing my name on that trophy year after year. The thing is, I just bloody love snacking. And I love all snacks in equal measure, so if I snaffle biscuit, […]

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At home HIIT circuit

My At-Home HIIT Circuit

30 seconds on, 30 seconds off, three sets. It takes up barely any space, needs hardly any equipment (a yoga mat, 2 dumbells and a kettlebell) and is over in 42 minutes. Bargain! Mountain Climbers Frog Legs High Knees Arm Sprints Burpees Press Ups Bicep Curls Bent Over Rows Shoulder Press Weighted Glute Bridges Ice […]

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Don't half ass anything

“There’s time to complain later..”

For the past two weeks, I’ve added a HIIT circuit into my workout schedule with surprising results. I’d been stuck at the same weight for four weeks until I did, and after just two sessions (on a sunday and a tuesday) by weigh-in day on thursday I was down two pounds. I’ve always been a […]

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My Fitness Pal – do you eat back your calories?

Every time I go on a diet (sorry, make a lifestyle change..) I rely on My Fitness Pal (MFP) to keep me on course and make sure I’m not going mental with my eating and calorie intake. I do, however, struggle with the preset numbers, goals and percentages, and also never know whether to eat […]

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I hate running - victorias secret

So I signed up to do a 10km..

Last month, in a freak treadmill incident, I ran 5km for the first time. I wanted to do it in under 30 minutes on my first go, but missed it by six seconds when I couldn’t get the treadmill speed dials to work quick enough. Buoyed by that success, I took my distance back down […]

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Strawberry protein pancakes recipe

My favourite breakfasts

Each morning, I roll out of bed at 06:45, trudge to the bathroom for a shower, and then settle down with my breakfast to watch the news. This relaxes me before work, gives me time to think about the upcoming day, and gives my boyfriend all of the duvet for at least an hour a […]

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Running at night

Running at night vs in the morning

Everyday after work, I walk the three miles home, and then immediately run 5km round the block before heading to the gym. It might sound odd to do that all in one go – why not break it up into morning and evening blocks? Here’s why – I’d much rather wake up at 06:45 than […]

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Extinction bursts - lolas cupcakes

Extinction Bursts

So here’s the deal – I love food. I love food as much as I hate running, and if you read my last post, you know how much that is. And I love healthy food. Give me a bowl of quinoa salad any day and I’ll be happy. Every Sunday night I spend an hour making […]

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when to weigh yourself

When to weigh? Pre-or-post wee?

I weigh myself every day. I’m not even embarrassed. I find the whole process quite depressing most days, but if by some fluke miracle I’ve lost a tiny bit of weight (we’re talking grams here, people..) I’m over the moon and ready to kiss that torturous hunk of glass and batteries. But when I do weigh […]

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I’m a runner, but I hate it

Only recently have I made the decision to call myself a runner. I’m not yet a Runner, with a capital R, but I run, so I guess I’m a runner. And since making that choice, I’ve also realised something else. I hate running. But, judging by the responses I’ve had from friends who also run […]

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Happy pills - in case of love intoxication

I love you, but you’re making me fat.

I’ve found that I work on a 2/3 system for success. Weight Money Love. In my experience, only two of those three factors can work at the same time. And it’s been that way for a while. If I’m single, I have the time and money to spend on getting my shit together, and don’t […]

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kate upton

Why Cake Upton?

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of running a blog. I’ve also always been intrigued by the idea of running.. full stop. I toyed with Tumblr when I was younger, but didn’t actually write anything original of my own. I found my Tumblr the other day and it’s literally just reblogged pictures of landscapes […]

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