Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Not getting away with things

The trouble with me - can you tell that I haven't done very well? - is that I think I can get away with things.

Like crisps. I'm not eating a whole packet. No, just handfuls of a family size packet.

Fruit doesn't count. It's allowed. It's good for me. I can eat a whole tub of grapes.

I only eat sweeties in the car so they don't count.

And so on.

Which is why I've only lost barely half a pound this week. I decided to be generous with my decimal placings allowing me to colour in one blob on my Christmas dress. At this rate it will be a very mini dress. (I'm starting with the boobs to ensure some bits of me are covered at least.)

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Countdown to Christmas

Okay, time to take this eating back under my control. (Says she having just finished off a packet of crisps leftover by the grandchildren - not their choice - I stopped them from having more.)

My weight is steadily rising so I'm going to do roughly what Slimming World members had the chance to do last year: colour in a dress. Or in my case, dress and shoes.
For every half pound I lose I can colour in one blob in the hope that by Christmas I will have lost 7 lbs or half a stone. 

As of weigh day yesterday I weighed in at 61.5 kg. That converts to 135.6 lbs - let's call it 136 lbs, or 9 st 10 oz.

It's not a huge challenge except for the fact that it's nearly my birthday and then GrandDaughter1's and then Husband's ... Oh and the fact that I'm a little piggy.

And I'm going to the theatre tonight so will have to have ice cream.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

When is a stick not a stick?

I've succeeded in two weeks in putting back on the tiny amount of weight I lost during the 30 day challenge.

Not happy. But I knew it would be bad. So I'm stopping the special K for lunch and trying again under the Slimming World rules.

To cheer me up here's a grape stalk pretending to be a stick insect.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Suck it, Ms Scales

Should have weighed this morning but ...
I've had a bad week eating wise;
I'm feeling good at the moment;
I don't want a number to make me miserable.

Also Husband has lost weight for the umpteenth week and is his lowest for ages and I will be jealous.

So there, Ms Scales!

Thursday, 27 September 2018

How do you change these stupid scales?

Lost this week. Can't remember exactly but about a pound or a bit more I think. If I could work out how to change the scale settings from kg to stones it would be much easier.

We had an enormous great manual with the scales but I seem to recollect throwing it away saying, 'I don't need this any more.' I'm not even sure how or why it got changed from pounds to kgs in the beginning.

So anyway, technical difficulties aside, a loss is good. I have done really well sticking to the 30 day challenge. Thirty days must be nearly up soon ... Let's see I actually started on 4th September so I suppose that makes it 4th October to finish. Whoopee! Not long now. 

Although I can't believe it's nearly October!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

So much for self restraint

Well, my self-restraint/righteousness was a waste of time: I put on .1 kg. Okay, that's not much but it's a GAIN!

I suspect the problem is that I'm mixing and matching diet plans - to ensure I get the most to eat obviously - and it isn't working.

Breakfast - weetabix - all diet plans
Lunch - Crunchy nut corn flakes - Special K diet plan
Dinner - meat and veg in some shape and form - slimming world/rosemary conley plans

I see a number of flaws in this but using Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes isn't one of them. The calories/fat/sugar contents aren't very different surprisingly. There is quite a lot of sugar in Special K. However the Special K diet plan is based on having a 30g bowlful. Hmm, mine is probably more 60.

Dinner time I'm not necessarily eating lots of speed feed as recommended by SW and I'm probably having quite large dinners.

What I haven't mentioned is the amount of fruit I eat during the day. Victoria plums are in season at the moment and I love them. They're okay: they are speed food. But as part of a meal not as snacks. Also pigging out on grapes - loaded with sugar as Husband frequently tells me. 

But I haven't been well. Okay, only slightly unwell, a bit snuffly, dry-throated, you know, but in need of some form of comfort food.

So I'll let myself off this week with a reminder to do better next week. I'm still on the pledge - remember, no chocs, cakes, bread etc - and I'll go back to proper SW lunches.

Hello, misery, my old friend.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Self-righteous? Moi?

On Wednesday evening I walked and drank tea with a young friend. YF had a great big custard slice; I refrained.

Yesterday, after walking in the park, GrandDaughter2 had a packet of Jelly Tots and Husband had a Wispa bar; I had nothing.

Today Husband and I went to Sainsburys and, as in our wont, we called in to the cafe afterwards. Husband had carrot cake; I had baked potato and chilli veg. (Rather strangely it contained more calories than the potato with prawn mayonnaise filling but my calories were probably healthier.)

Can you see my halo gleaming?