Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Why it's not a good idea to weigh twice in a day

After a hot day I showered before dinner last night. The weighing scales was still out in the bathroom so I thought, as a matter of curiosity, that I'd weigh again. BAD decision.

I was another kg heavier! Seriously? How can that be? 

They say you should weigh at the same time each week, which I do, first thing in the morning after weeing but before drinking or eating. It's accepted that your weight changes during the day but which weight is your real weight?

Definitely early morning. Those cherries I ate during the day must have been very heavy.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I like you roly poly

'Two pounds! How is it possible to gain two pounds in one week?'
'You eat too much,' Husband said.
I scowled at him. 'You're supposed to say the scales are lying.'
'But I like you roly poly. It's sensual and sexy. But I like you slimmer as well because I know that gives you more confidence.' (He's a lovely husband.)

Strictly speaking, according to my Rosemary Conley weigh-in, I have gained 2.5 pounds. Seriously, how is it so easy to gain but so hard to lose?

Then I remember the teacher from the RC slimming class I used to attend saying that fat cells are like balloons. the first time you blow them up it's tricky but each time they're deflated it becomes easier to blow them up again. So really, if you think about it, losing weight makes it easier to get fatter.

Also when you lose weight you need fewer and fewer calories so you have to eat less when you're thin than when you're fat. Which doesn't seem fair at all.

Right, so, proper diet ... no, I really mean it ... starts again today.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The danger of fruit

Lost 1 lb this week taking me just under 10 st. Not sure how that happened but I suppose there haven't been quite as many treats as the previous week. Still nibbling chocolate (on the quiet) but mostly have replaced bad snacks with fruit. Which would be okay if it were possible to eat only 2 cherries. Or one peach. And not one peach, one banana, two slices of water melon and ten cherries (at least).

I tell myself it's good for me to eat fruit but I can't buy grapes as I will eat a whole bag in one sitting.
'It's only fruit,' I tell myself. Husband overhears me.
'It's full of sugar,' he says.
I poke my tongue out at him. And eat just one more grape. One more before I put them aside. Just one more.

But now I've passed the magic 10 stone mark I should/must be focused. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nearly didn't weigh day

I was very tempted to hide from the scales this week. I felt fat.

Trouble is when I feel fat I get very negative about myself.

And when I get negative I tend to eat.

And when I eat ...

Yes, a vicious circle.

Not doing very well on this diet at all. In fact - unsurprisingly - I put on this week. Probably just over half a pound. (No, I haven't remembered to reset the scales to pounds yet.) 63.8 kg or 140.45 lbs.  Taking me just over 10st again. Almost back to where I started.

Oh phooey.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Oh, groan

I have had so many bad days.

A barbecue on Thursday. Good intentions as always but we all know where they lead.

Friday night, a quick and easy dinner: shop pizza. Meant to just eat half but somehow it just tasted too nice.

Saturday, had two grandchildren for a sleepover and after we'd been to the park we had fish and chips for dinner sitting on the beach. Very enjoyable and I didn't eat any of the chips the grandchildren left over. But still.

Today, currently fighting with the urge to steal a piece of white cooking chocolate.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Weigh Day

Either the scales last week wasn't accurate or lemon sorbet is very slimming as I'm now only .1kg heavier than 2 weeks ago. (That's a quarter of a pound in English. Note to self: find manual and work out how to change scales back to stones and pounds.)

I'll settle for the latter.

Now back to serious (ah-hum) dieting.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

I really meant to just have a cup of tea

I suggested to Nuora and Younger Son that we should go to Verdi's, which is just across the road from them, because GrandSon4 is poorly and they'd had a bad night. And I really intended to have tea and nothing else.

Well, maybe a little piece of cake.

Then they suggested that Sorbet Don Carlo (lemon sorbet with raspberries), which didn't have fat in it and was really just water, would be slimming. And healthy even. 

So I had it. It probably contained just a smidgin of sugar ...