I am on a diet!

Has it really been that long since I last posted a blog? Outrageous!!

So I am sorry to disappoint you but I am not going to talk about photography in this one…..I know, I know – shameful!

Business is wonderful and the summer has been mad with “at home” lifestyle photography sessions, portraits in the park, nursery and First holy communion photography which have all needed my attention not only on the shoot but the hours of editing & post production and of course getting images ready for orders whether it be for an album or a contemporary wall presentations.

My holiday in Symi, Greece was just what I needed and very grateful for doing nothing because as soon as I came back I have had 25 shoots which was supposed to ease me gently into the autumn season. So glad that I made the most of the weather though!

This post is about me! I am on a diet. So I can either hear cheers of “Hurrah!” or ” not again”.


My good friends around me know how hard I have been working on my business and I must say even though I love it so I haven’t been looking after me and my weight had been creeping up for the last few years but in the last year I have put on a another stone. Last week I came to the conclusion that the time is now to do something once and for all and be serious about dieting and not half hearted.

Jane Plan I have used before but my I wasn’t being serious enough about it as at the time I only had a few pounds to lose and after speaking to Jane last week she said it is very common that the most successful dieters are people who have to more to lose to reach their goal.

I started a week ago and I won’t divulge my  measurements – yet – but this is just to let you know when I started last week I had 2 stone to lose and in my first week I have lost 7lbs.  I know the first week is mainly water but it has been a huge boost and already my underwear doesn’t feel so tight!

Looking forward to wearing my jeans that I haven’t been able to wear for 2.5 years and very excited about having more energy.

Jane Plan is a diet which is all done for you. It comes in a box and I have a breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner and all I have to add is fresh fruit and vegetables. There is a diet plan to follow and a diet log to make sure I write everything down.  I am on the “one night off a week” plan which is exactly what it means.

Here is an example of one of the salads – so as you can see I not being deprived.

This whole idea of being very public about this is part of my strategy to help me keep on the straight and narrow so your support to me would be great and much appreciated.

Before photos have been taken although they are a bit murky in black and white but I will show those when I have positive results to put them against. All very exciting.

Blogging will resume soon after a backlog of editing and post production is all done  – many wonderful shoots to talk about!


Annie Armitage – Photographic Artist

Annie Armitage is a photographer who specialises in producing timeless images.  As one of the top contemporary, family lifestyle photographers in the UK she produces images of pregnancy, newborn, babies of all sizes, families, teenagers (seniors), dogs and also has a commercial side to her business which is predominantly  headshots as well as formal but approachable portraits for annual reports or PR purposes and lifestyle images for SME’s portfolios and website.
Annie is based in Kingston upon Thames but is available for commission throughout the UK and Ireland and Internationally. Annie’s main working areas within London and Surrey are:- Kingston, Surbiton, ThamesDitton, NewMalden, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Clapham, Battersea, Putney, Mayfair, Sloane Square, Holland Park Richmond, Barnes, Fulham, Sheen, Chelsea, Kensington, Hampton,  Twickenham, Teddington, StMargarets and throughout Surrey including Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Cobham, Weybridge, Esher, Claygate, Oxshott and Ottershaw
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To contact Annie about your requirements – please go to the Contact form on her website or alternatively email her at  annie@anniearmitage.com or call her on 07711 391919
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