Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Here we go again

Finally dared to get on the scales after a long absence - illness/unexpected hospitalisation, Christmas, death (not mine obviously), and general winteriness have all combined to help pile on the pounds. So I was quite pleased to discover that I am only 10 st. I say only - I still want to lose half a stone - but I feared it would be a great deal more.

Actually it said 63.8 kg. It's somehow changed its measure and I can't work out how to get back to pounds. I probably could if I had both the manual and my glasses in my hands at the same time but as I seem to have misplaced the book that seems unlikely.

So with paper and pencil in hand I worked out that 63.8 x 2.2 = 140 lbs. More or less. A bit more really but close enough.

It doesn't help that our circuit training class that I've been attending for at least ten years has finished. (I know: you'd expect me to be a lot slimmer and fitter after that.) But, all being well, I shall be organising a gentle fitness class for women after Easter, so I will get a bit of exercise at least. Plus I must try to walk George more. That's something else that went by the wayside over the last hectic months. (I should point out that George has been walked but not much by me.)

And generally be more active! I.e. get off this computer!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016


I noticed yesterday that the acronym for this blog is MAFF which coincidentally used to be the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. I'm sure that's interesting in some obscure way. I had to ask Husband if the final F was food or farming. that's the kind of conversation we have.

Last night I made a birthday cake for someone in Zac's. I had resolved not to eat any but i had to taste it - and it was exceptionally good. So I had another piece ...

And I wonder why I don't lose weight.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

I'm back

Okay, so it's been a little while. But I'm going to try again.

I am spurred into action by the scales. On return from holiday I was the same weight as the last time before we went. I was very pleased with that as we'd been eating large breakfasts and restaurant dinners as well as having ice cream for lunch every day. Maybe the ice cream was the key to success ...

One week on from our return I'd gained 1lb; this last week I've gained another 2. 'Why am I putting on so much weight?' I wailed.
'Because you're eating too much?' Husband suggested. Though possibly true it wasn't what I wanted to hear.

I weigh first thing in the morning so out of curiosity today - after walking George and ... how can I put this? Um, going to the toilet - I hopped on the scales again.

I'd put on another 2lbs. 

I mean, seriously? I know body weight fluctuates during the day but by that much?!

So I'll record the early morning weight: 10st 1.5 lbs.

All the other things the scale is supposed to tell me like water percentage and so on it didn't. Instead it said, 'ERR,' which may of course been in response to my excessive weight gain.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Today's excuse

Death is bad for diets. And there've been lots of deaths this last week. Death, especially of someone younger than me, makes me say, 'Blow the diet, life is too short.'

I will start again. Soon. But perhaps not today.

Monday, 1 August 2016


Had family to stay.
Been busy.
Husband has athlete's foot. (Okay, not really relevant.)
Scale not working.
Diet gone to pot.

But now I'm back with a new all-singing, all-dancing weighing scales from Weightwatchers. I only got it out of the box today and I've already spent too much time shouting at it. Not because of my weight: that's still - amazingly - 140 lbs. But because it says 'tap lightly to switch on'.

I tapped lightly. I pressed long and hard. It seems the scale only turns on when it wants to.

I thought it might be that I hadn't fully removed the bit of tape that stops the battery going dead but in order to check that I had to find the teeniest screwdriver in the house. It looked as though the battery was a bit wonky so I removed and reinserted it and ... the scale still only works when it wants to.

I've put it to one side for a bit to see if it decides to start behaving before I have to take it back to the shop.

Meanwhile I'm trying again.

Very trying.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Food Diary
baked potato, baked beans and cheese
murray mint
lamb chop
potato salad, coleslaw

On charge and then forgot to wear it but didn't have much exercise

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Food Diary
2 slices bread and butter
bits pizza
potato salad
bread and butter

FitBit (at 9.12 pm)
15,713 steps
6.57 miles
2,023 calories