Happy New Year!


Hi everyone,

I hope you had a magical Christmas and that 2012 has got off to a fine start for you. We had a lovely time and a rather unconventional New Year's Eve 'Eve' do as I knew I would be working on New Year's Day and wanted to be fresh for Zumba-ing! I'm sure the neighbours must have thought my calendar was faulty with 'Auld lang syne' and fireworks coming from the house 24 hours early! It was great fun, though, and a really nice early start to the new year.

I have LOVED my first week of my new healthy year. I have used Diet Chef for just one week now and am seeing, feeling and weighing the difference already, just as i knew I would. I am also delighted to be incorporating Zumba into my routine. I'm drinking plenty of water, eating fresh fruit and veg, and adding EasiYo yogurt into my daily life. I genuinely feel better even though I'm only one week into my new plan!

So have you made any New Year's Resolutions? Are you a Zumba fanatic? How about Diet Chef? How's 2012 treating you? 

See you soon,

Catherine x


  1. David Morris January 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    Helo Catherine, Christmas was good in the main and the new year is starting fairly positively with some life changing decision in the pipeline. Can’t say too much at moment (not on here anyway). I have also got the zumba pack with the 3 dvd’s to help lose weight and get fitter. As i said on twitter to you & dietchef, the packs they offer on qvc at the moment are no good as most contain things i don’t like or can’t eat. I cannot even manage a ‘korma’ so spices/peppers are definately out. but they have ased me to let them know what i would like to see, so have been having a look at their website to see what other choices are available. There is a good choice for all meals except the lunch choices which for me are a bit limited. Glad your diet & zumba are going well. Will let you know how mine goes later.
    Take care
    David xxx

  2. David Morris January 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Cathereine, christmas was spent with parents & sister so pretty good, although my mum is quite poorly still. i have got the zumba tsv with the 3 dvd’s and ‘dumbbells’ or whatever there called. Must get fitter in 2012 & help me to lose weight. As i tweeted when you were presenting the diet chef product i can’t eat spicy food and a number of vegetables & shellfish i don’t like also. So the choices offered would not be worth buying. However, dietchef tweeted back that they are happy to have suggestions so i am drawing up some ideas as their own site had a lot more choices of meals available although the lunches were a bit limited. Glad your diet & zumba’ing are going well but you don’t need to lose much weight as you still look pretty slim on telly to me.
    Take care & hope all the cats are well.
    David xxx

  3. Denise January 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Happy New Year to you. So glad you are doing well in your healthy start to the year. I saw you on the Zumba shows and you looked great! I admire your ability to do the routines and attempt to talk/present at the same time. I adore Zumba and am addicted to it – thanks to Anne Dawson. I saw how fab she looked by doing it last year and thought I’d give it a go. I have a gym membership and do 2 or 3 classes a week there and also do one in my local village hall on a weekday thats how addicted I am!! Like most people weight crept on after Christmas and am having trouble getting back into the healthy eating mode. Well I’m okay with my meals but its just the naughty nibbles that creep in. Also we have just come back from a short break in Spain and it takes time to get back in the zone again – but I must buckle down and do it.
    Good luck with Zumba and Diet Chef.
    Love Denise

  4. angela bradley January 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year , from all the family especially Bobbie May , she is growing up much too quickly as they seem to do at 5 !
    Are you going to be at the Beauty Bash this year —I have tickets for Thursday afternoon , and am really looking forward to it —Have been before but not at this venue —
    take care ,

  5. Catherine Huntley January 25, 2012 at 11:20 am -  Reply

    Hi David,
    Thanks for your comments here. Always good to tweet with you, too. Nice to hear Diet Chef are open to your suggestions, they really are a lovely company and, like Qvc, they actually do care about their customers. Fingers crossed for your choice of meals!
    The zumba set is fantastic. I love it! I am losing weight and toning up by combining the healthy eating and zumba. A nice start to 2012.
    Love Catherine

  6. Susan January 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Happy New Year! Belated yes!! I am so glad you are feeling well…though you always look it. You had a bit of a rough year I believe. Hope 2012 treats you well. Your party sounds as if it was lively!! Hope you all enjoyed yourselves!!
    Chat soon,
    Susan x

  7. janet welsh February 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, where did you get that leaf ring you were wearing on the lulu guinness show today (22 feb)? I tried to find out the item number but Liverpool couldn’t help me. Loved the show.
    Keep up the good work.

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