I’m on page 3 of the Daily Mirror! No wait, it’s page 30 and it’s all about my weightloss!


It has been a very long time since my last blog so there’s a lot to update you on. I think I’ll start with the weightloss as so many of you have been asking about it.

To begin with it isn’t just about losing weight. The program I’ve been following since the 23rd of July is The Body Rescue Plan by Christianne Wolff. I came to know Christianne through her sister, Marie-Francoise, who is our Kipling guest on QVC. Christianne is a personal trainer, nutritionist, yoga instructor and reiki practitioner. For over 20 years she has worked with everyday people like myself but also with many major celebrities with life changing results.


Christianne’s book, a 12 week plan which then goes onto a maintenance program, is scheduled to debut on QVC January 2nd. Personally, I think it’s a perfect time. Starting a new regime on New Year’s Day can be tough with all the leftover food and drink in the house. With delivery being 3-5 working days you’ll have time to use up the leftovers without having to throw them away! Well, that’s how my brain works anyway…makes sense to me.

This year has become ‘the year I changed my life forever’ on many levels. More on the other elements of this in a future blog. I have tried many diets and have had great success with them. There are some great habits I learned using Paul McKenna’s system years ago which I still utilise such as eating slowly and consciously and putting my knife and fork down between mouthfuls. I also loved Diet Chef for reaching short term goals such as special events I may have wanted to drop a dress size for. James Duigan’s Clean and Lean diet has been about the closest to Christianne’s plan that I’ve seen. I loved that, too – it makes a lot of sense.

Catherine, Christianne & Laurie

So, why Body Rescue? Well, it’s an all encompassing mind, body, spirit system. The book has mind programming/meditation, absolutely stunning recipes, different types of exercise and a mass of nutritional and psychological information which has suited me perfectly. There’s no calorie counting. It’s all just as good for the inside of you as much as it is for how you’ll look on the outside. I’m feeling great, my skin has improved and since the start I have gone from 12 stone 6 pounds to 9 stone 11 pounds! The most important thing is I wanted something which I could maintain for life…this is it! There will be more updates soon so keep checking back.

This was a recent evening out with Christianne. We attended a fascinating talk on the Cullinan Diamonds which was given by diamond expert, Laurie Wickwire, who is also seeing great results on The Body Rescue Plan!

Another huge change in my life is that I’ve bought a house. I’m finally a first time homeowner, it’s been a dream of mine for many years. In order to afford a house in the area I wanted to live, I had to go for a fixer-upper.


In my next blog I’ll tell you more about that as its a huge undertaking with a complete gutting and remodelling of the house and, yes, I’m the one in the hard hat and (stylish pink & black) steel toe cap boots getting on with it!! The ultimate in DIY. I think I’d rather like a show called ‘DIY Diva’ where I can share what I’ve learned along the way and some of the great products I’ve loved from QVC. Who knows, eh? Watch this space!

I hope you’re all keeping well and warm now it’s cooled down. I look forward to being back on your screen very soon but, for now, it’s back to knocking down walls and ripping off ceiling paper!

Love Catherine xx


  1. Christianne November 12, 2014 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    So proud of you and your weight loss Catherine/ you have been a dream to work with xx

  2. LesleyAnn Struthers November 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    Fabulous, you look great. I agree Jan a great time to kick start but I would have liked it for the next 6 weeks on the run up to Christmas.ni am a stone overweight and it’s getting me down and so eating more!
    Keep it up.

  3. Barbara Burrows November 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    You are so amazing. What a project ! I am very proud of you xx

  4. TINA S November 13, 2014 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    I have every sympathy with you with your house renovations as one who has been there more times than I would care to remember. After all the hassle we had when we last moved 13 years ago we said that we would never move again. Huh- famous last words, as we have our house on the market again! We must be gluttons for punishment. We have had no end of problems with our present house so I can’t say we’ll be sorry to move ( whenever that will be). We have been having problems with the electric’s over the past week and are waiting for the electrician to fit us in. It’s something all the time when you own a property. A few months ago we needed to have some joists replaced! I sometimes wonder if we would be better off renting?
    Well done on your weight loss article in the papers. (I’m over-eating with the stress my house problem’s are giving me. ) Help!!!!
    Best wishes, Tina (S.Wales)

  5. Bammie November 13, 2014 at 11:20 am -  Reply

    As inspirational and beautiful as ever! Well done you. 🙂 love Bammiex

  6. Jean Pugh November 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Wow you have done so well with your weight loss, you are looking great, not that you did not before. I expect you feel better for the weight loss and are proud that you have achieved your goal.
    Clever you with all the DIY in your new home, it will be great when it all comes together. Are you living their or just doing it up until the big move.
    How are your gorgeous Cat’s.
    I take it we will be seeing the Catherine Huntley DIY Show soon.
    Anyway enjoy your renovations and take care.
    Love Jean X

  7. Cheryl November 14, 2014 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Just wanted to say very well done you look absolutely amazing! I am looking forward to the 2nd Jan to give this system a try. Merry Christmas.

  8. Maria lewis November 15, 2014 at 10:03 am -  Reply

    Well done on your weight loss, you look really well.
    Did you attend classes, 1:1 or just follow the book?

  9. Sam Ryan November 15, 2014 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    Catherine you look amazing…well done.
    Such an inspiration for everyone.

    Sam (Dublin)x

  10. Paul November 16, 2014 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    Hello Catherine , very best wishes to you on buying your home , a very exciting time for you .
    Take time to think about the special finishes , it will pay off if you do , Who Am I to tell you !!,

    Do good things best wishes Paul x.

  11. Roisin Poland November 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    You look fantastic !!! I love watching all your shows . Well done on the weightloss:-)

  12. Catherine Huntley November 17, 2014 at 9:59 am -  Reply


    How lovely to see you here! I can’t thank you enough for being such a great supporter. I can’t wait until you come to QVC. It’s been life changing for me and I hope many others will get the same benefits.

    See you soon, beautiful lady!

    Love Catherine x

  13. Catherine Huntley November 17, 2014 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Lesleyann,

    Thanks for your lovely comments. I think it’s harder to start a new diet this close to Christmas as you’re surrounded by temptation, more so than usual. I like the idea that you can get rid of all the Christmas leftover chocs etc before the book will arrive, too.

    Good luck with your weight loss journey and don’t forget to love yourself just as much pre loss as you will after. I’m th first to admit its easier said than done but I hope you have a very happy run up to Christmas and new year.

    Lots of love & hugs,

    Catherine x

  14. Catherine Huntley November 17, 2014 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Barbara Burrows…aka my mum!

    Thanks mum! I think Dad would’ve been proud of my building project! Just wish he could’ve been here to see it.

    I love you and will see you in the week 😉

    Catherine xxx

  15. Catherine Huntley November 17, 2014 at 10:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Tina,

    Wow, sounds like you’ve really been through it and still are! Nothing’s ever simple with houses, is it? I’ve found the floor is uneven so am having to redo the whole lot, luckily it’s a bungalow, before the new flooring can be done. I’ve got as far as the smallest bedroom and main hallway! It’s a long old slog but we’ll get there! Learning so much along the way.

    I hope the spark comes soon and that you can move on from this house. I wonder if you’ll move to one ready made or, being a glutton for punishment, start from scratch? It’s hard but enjoyable at the same time but then I am only 3 weeks in! Ask me in a month

  16. Catherine Huntley November 17, 2014 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    Tina…sorry, I accidentally pressed post comment too quickly!

    I was saying if you ask me in a month how I feel about it that may just be a different story but I’m nothing if not determined. Like you, by the sounds of it!

    Wishing you & yours happiness and health

    Love Catherine x

  17. Catherine Huntley November 17, 2014 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Aw Dear Bammie,

    You lovely sweetheart. Thank you so much. Sending big love to you & yours.

    Catherine x

  18. Jacqueline Thomson November 17, 2014 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    Catherine. I found your comments at the end of your article in the daily mirror crass and distasteful. You are basically implying that unless you are a size 10 then what is the point of dressing up at Christmas. I am quoting you saying that you were trussed up in two pair of spanx and wearing a shapeless number. Alternatively you wear fancy dress to cover up your embarrassment at being a size 16. Does this not totally contradict the selling mantra of qvc where all presenters are quick to point out that all ladies of all sizes are beautiful. Do you not push that with trinny and Susannah, Nina Leonard and ronnie Nicole. There is a vast selection of pretty dresses for evening wear. I personally can wear anything from a size 12 to a size 16 and to me it is only a label size. Well done on your weight loss btw however My nurse pointed out that the best way to lose weight and maintain is to eat balanced meals and exercise. There is no need for diet chef, 5/2 diets, or the various books that go on sale in January. Just saying as I really like you as a presenter but I feel very cheated by your comments.

  19. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jean,

    Thank you for your kind words. It’s all full steam ahead at the moment but I can’t complain.

    The cats are just lovely, thanks for asking after them. They are so sweet and help to keep my sanity when it’s all going a bit too crazy.

    I hope all is well with you, too 🙂

    Love Catherine x

  20. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Cheryl,

    Thanks, firstly, for writing in and being lovely about my weight loss. I’m so happy to hear you might give it a go. I wish I could get everyone to try it, regardless of their size, as it’s such a healthy way to live.

    I know Christianne is really looking forward to sharing her knowledge with people through QVC, too. It’s such a positive plan.

    As I keep saying though, you have to commit to it to get results. The detox weeks can be a struggle at first but I’d never go back now. So worth it!

    Love to you & yours,

    Catherine x

  21. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Hello Maria,

    Thanks for writing in. I had a consultation with Christianne at the start and then we did a few Skype sessions to do the exercise but it is all in the book so on days when we couldn’t Skype I happily followed the books instructional photos and guidance. I guess it just motivates you a bit more if you’ve booked a time with someone. Christianne gave me a great tip regarding keeping up the good work on your own and that’s to book it in advance in the diary like an appointment with a set day and time to ensure you do it. It does help.

    I cannot praise the system highly enough. For me it just works. If you commit to it you get results.

    Only about 6 weeks to go until the lady herself is on our screens!

    Catherine x

  22. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sam,

    Thanks for your words of encouragement. I’m humbled.

    Keep well & happy 🙂

    Catherine x

  23. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm -  Reply

    Hello Paul,

    Thanks for commenting. It’s coming along slow and sure now. I agree with you about getting the finishes right. I’ve had two major indulges so far and that’s a good steel bath and a very heavy duty invisible framed shower screen. Quality is important…well, it’s what the first letter in QVC stands for! I’ve come to appreciate how much of a difference it can make.

    I hope you’re well & looking forward to the festive period.

    Love Catherine x

  24. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Roisin,

    Thanks so much for writing in and being so lovely 🙂

    Love Catherine x

  25. Jayyar November 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Hello Catherine….Very well done on the weight loss.
    Also, I’m hoping you can tell me which lipstick/colour you were wearing during the Hairdo by Hairuwear show at 5pm today 20/11/14. It’s just what i’ve been searching for so fingers crossed 🙂

  26. Rose Gould November 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm -  Reply

    Wow well done you Catherine!
    I have struggled all my adult life with yoyo dieting dropping as much as 8 stone at one point but putting on and taking off numerous times over the long dieting years i am 60 now and my first ever diet i was 15!
    I have lost mine again with weight watchers 2 years ago and have managed to maintain by trying to be good for 90% of the time and so far so good.
    You have done amazingly well and look fantastic and even younger than you usually do.
    keep up the good work and hope you have a merry christmas and a happy healhy new year
    lots of love
    Rose xxxxxx

  27. Catherine Huntley November 24, 2014 at 8:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Jayyar,

    Oooh, I wish I knew…I wear different ones all the time. I’ve tried to work it out and the most likely is a colour lipgloss from Tarte cosmetics. Have a look for their products on our website as I’ve been wearing those lots. They have a great colour to them but are extra glossy.

    Sorry I couldn’t be more help than that but you can’t go wrong with Tarte glosses.

    Love Catherine x

  28. Catherine Huntley November 24, 2014 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Rose,

    I think I recognise your name from twitter 🙂 such a lovely name. It reminds me, of course, of rose gold.

    Wow, sounds like you’ve really been through it with your weight journey, too. Really pleased to hear you’ve found the right balance for your life and are maintaining it. I think that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned. Changing for life instead of just for the Christmas party dress etc.

    Thank you, again, for your kind words. It’s mainly about health but I’m so thrilled with the aesthetic results as a bonus to being healthy.

    Here’s to a very happy, healthy Christmas, lovely Rose.

    Love Catherine x

  29. Catherine Huntley November 24, 2014 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Dear Jacqueline,

    Thank you for writing to me to express your views regarding the Daily Mirror article. I feel very saddened to think it has made you feel ‘cheated’ and that you feel my comments were crass. It was certainly never my intention to offend anyone.

    I can assure you I wasn’t saying I was embarrassed to be a specific size as I havent ever really been bothered by the number in my clothes or on my scales either. I was uncomfortable at how out of shape I was and didn’t feel good in myself due to being so unhealthy. I just didn’t feel great when I was at my biggest. I think everyone is entitled to their feelings about how their size makes them feel, me included. If I had been a very healthy and fit size 16 I’m sure I’d have felt differently. There have also been times when I was a very unhealthy size 6 and I didn’t feel good then, either.

    I’m feeling great now as I’m hoping to be around longer for my family by making healthy choices and also my body is healthier inside and out, that makes me feel a lot better. There were a lot of other things I said which were left out of the article about the healthy aspect but I don’t blame the journalist as her piece was about getting party dress ready so she utilised the information I gave her in a way which suited her story.

    Your nurse is quite right. I agree. That’s what I’m doing with this plan. I’m eating balanced meals, exercising and cutting out a lot of the more toxic foods. Everyone will find what’s right for themselves. I’ve tried lots but this feels right for me and, best of all, I took it along to my doctor at an annual overall health check right at the start of the plan and she approved and said my health should improve considerably if I made the changes in the book. For me, it’s definitely been the case.

    I thank you for saying you like me as a presenter. I try my best and I genuinely wouldn’t ever knowingly cause offence. In my opinion what’s on the inside is much more important than the outside both in character and health.

    Anyway, I just felt I wanted to reply. I hope you are well & happy.

    Catherine x

  30. Carol S November 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Well done Catherine, will have to try myself. Love Carol. X

  31. Susan November 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, firstly many congratulations on your weight loss and feeling better for it! You look stunning and I do love yor hair more blonde like now. You always look gorgeous though! Secondly I really admire you for getting back to Jacqueline and your choice of words. Not easy but I agree with all you have said and said in a very nice way. It’s right people can express their views and equally great when you can express yours back in a clear and pleasant way. Good for you. How are your lovely kids? Excited about the house purchase?! Your dad would be so proud as you say. Not easy for any of us to buy a house these days!! One day let’s hope..she says!! Love Susan x

  32. Pauline November 30, 2014 at 1:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine. You have inspired me because I need to make exactly the same weight loss and you seem to have achieved it in such a short time. Well done with it and all the best with the house and all your positive new projects. Love Pauline

  33. Steph December 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine. Well done on your weight loss so far. I have been watching you get slimmer sand slimmer on TV. I will definitely be keeping a watch out for Christiane on the 2nd Jan.
    Good look with your renovations.
    Xmas wishes to all. X

  34. Linda Monk December 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    Catherine, that odious little man Simon Wilson was so rude to you yesterday on air and he should apologise on air for what he said about your weight. You are a beautiful girl with an obvious heart of gold, ignore him and know that all your facebook fans are outraged at his comments.

  35. patricia ann pelham December 4, 2014 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    Looking stunning as always and so lovely presenter too careing not over powering .goid look in your new home too.xx

  36. angela December 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Catherine you are my favourite presenter on qvc and was watching today when you said about the plan you had followed for your weightloss, I cant wait to try it in jan. you always look fab on the telly anyway but I did think you were looking more streamline this last while! love hearing what you are up to its more like watching friends on telly watching qvc than just presenters when you read their blogs. best shopping channel ever! have a great Christmas! ang x

  37. Chris December 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine – my brother is in the middle of doing a major rebuild of his new house near Huntingdon. It’s a townhouse, and he’s turning the garage into a lounge with downstairs loo so I can get my wheelchair in it. He’s in the trade, but he’s work9ng 18 hour days to get it done. I’m sure the slog will be worth it in the end – even if his kids don’t recognise Dad when he’s covered in dust!


    Chris x

  38. Lisa December 9, 2014 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine I just wanted to comment on the lady’s review on your paper debut some people maybe put things in papers that you didn’t say like that or mean like that you choose the diet for yourself for a healthy lifestyle which by the way you look fab I think a lot of people on your site have asked what you’ve been doing so that gives people the chance to be more healthy and if lose weight to that’s a great bonus I think you can be healthy at size 16 and size 10 but I think if your not comfortable then why not change your lifestyle which is got to be better in the long run I say you keep going girl you seem a lot more happy with yourself at the moment which is where I want to be you give me great hope for next year thank you xx lisa from redhill

  39. Candace callender December 21, 2014 at 8:34 am -  Reply

    Wow Cathy you look amazing. I will be watching on the 6th Jan 2015. I will be trying out this plan . I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for trying out this plan and showing us the proof.



  40. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Carol,

    I really do hope you get on well with it. I’ve loved it. There is dedication and a commitment of time required but once you get your head around giving the necessary time to making meals and exercising you start to reap the rewards.

    Couldn’t recommend it more highly!

    Love Catherine x

  41. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    Dear Susan,

    What a lovely message. Thank you for your kindness. My kids are great thanks. I still call the m my babies but they’re 20 and 22 now!

    I hope you’ve had a great time over the festive season. I wish you and yours a very happy 2015.

    Much love,

    Catherine x

  42. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pauline,

    I’m so pleased to hear you feel inspired. I hope you’ve had a nice time over the festive period.

    Here’s to a brand new year and a brand new you. Commit to it and I don’t think you can fail!

    Big hugs,

    Catherine x

  43. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Steph,

    Thanks for your kind words on my weightloss. The date has now moved to the 16th for Christianne’s book.

    It’s really turned out to be ‘the one’ for me. I’ve changed for life even though I’ve allowed myself a few treats over the Christmas period.

    I hope you had a great time and that 2015 brings you much happiness.

    Love Catherine x

  44. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    Dear Linda,

    Apologies for taking so long to catch up with you. Thank you for your kind concern…I think Simon must’ve been joking or I was dizzy & oblivious because I don’t really remember now 🙂

    It’s so sweet to know you care, though, and I thank you for that.

    I’m hoping you had a beautiful and happy Christmas and that 2015 proves a happy and healthy one for you.

    Warmest love,

    Catherine xx

  45. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Patricia,

    Thanks for your kind words! Much appreciated.

    I hope the festive period has been good for you and that 2015 is a wonderful year.

    Love Catherine x

  46. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Dear Angela,

    Thanks for your message. Very kind of you to write in. I can’t wait for Christianne and her book to come to QVC although it has been moved to the 16th now!

    I hope all your dreams come true in 2015 and that you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Sending you love,

    Catherine xx

  47. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chris,

    Lovely to hear from you. It sounds like your brother is doing some amazing work there. I hope it’s all ready soon for you all. As you say, worth it in the end.

    I hope you’ve all enjoyed a great Christmas together and wish you every happiness for 2015.

    Love Catherine x

  48. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Lovely Lisa,

    Thanks for your message. Very kind of you to write in. I hope you are feeling happy after a nice Christmas and that you’re feeling good about the year ahead, too.

    Here’s to a very happy & healthy new year!

    Love Catherine x

  49. Catherine Huntley December 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Candace,

    I love your name and I’ve never seen it spelled this way, very pretty.

    The plan is now scheduled for the 16th of January on the morning show at 9am. I wish you the very best for good health & happiness in the new year.

    Warmest wishes,

    Catherine xx

  50. angela andrew January 8, 2015 at 9:11 am -  Reply

    hi Catherine, I was watching qvc and waiting for the book to come on but just popped back on to your blog to see if you had added when.And thankyou! you have! so its the 16th then, cant wait, I have also just sent in a letter to Richard Jackson as I came runner up in a gardening comp using his flower power and I was giving him permission to use my pictures! cant wait to watch the shows to see if he does use them, wish I was thinner in them tho! lol maybe if I lose the weight and enter again he wont recognise me!hope you and your family are well, cant wait to get the book, kindest regards ang

  51. Lynda January 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi I am just one those people that dip and out off QVC, but do shop off the website a lot.. was just wondering what weight loss program are you now following and how long did it take you to drop your weight..

    Many thanks


  52. Kath Butcher January 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    Very well done Catherine both on your diet and buying your first house,fixer upper or not it’s yours and you will spend many hours getting it how you want it.good luck with it and keep the photos of projects comming .

  53. Kath Butcher January 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    Well done Catherine both on your diet and buying your first house.you will have great fun getting it to how you want it and knowing that you will reap the benefits when it’s all done .

  54. Tatiana February 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine It was so nice to meet and talk to you at the QVC event this January.
    I wa working at the Codage stand. Just few days before that i learned that you had try the
    new diet and order the book myself.You looked great!!! And very easy to talk too.
    I hope to get my book tomorrow and cannot wait! thanks again and hope you remembered me even i know there were very busy times. Our stand was just at the entrance and i was blond girl and wear black glasses, We had a great time at that event and Codage i think doing really well!!Best regards. Tatiana

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