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    It is most deifinitely time to start this blog back up again. Please join me in my latest attempt to be more splendid and happy and less fat and grumpy.

    Sunday, August 31, 2008

    All over the shop!

    One of those horrible days where you feel hungry and yet everything you plan goes to pot. I was so organised and prepared stuffed marrow for dinner, all I needed to do was put the filling in and cook it. All was going well, was so looking forward to it and then the 'orders' began, why my family simply cannot eat what is given to them and be grateful is beyond me ( it is not, actually beyond me, it is because I pander to them like some sort of unpaid short order cook)
    "I don't want cheese, too much fat" Said H who eats ice cream at every opportunity and whipped cream and butter. He would not be persuaded by the fact that it was low fat cheese, god and strong so a mere sprinkle would add wonderful taste, no, no cheese.
    Isaac said no cheese too, Eli has trouble with the physicalities of stuffed marrow so I took the filing out, took he flesh off his marrow and put it all in a bowl so he could shovel it in. Still didn't want it.
    Seth wouldn't touch it with a barge pole so he got cheese, tomatoes, melon, etc etc.
    By the time I got everyone's dinner to the specific blasted requests, my long awaited dinner was burnt to crapola. So I had a banana sandwich an avocado ( click that link and see just what avocados can do for you, the fat content is actually of no real worry) and indigestion followed by a dessert of bad temper and door slamming.
    I loved stuffed marrow and to make it more diet friendly, I replace half the minced beef with various veggies, mushrooms are the poor man's meat, you can get away with using 1/3 of the meat if you put in plenty of mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, carrots etc, it is truly delicious and incredibly healthy. I used 1/2 lb minced beef for stuffing 4 halves of marrow, still really filling and tasty ( if you don't burn it!)

    BREAKFAST Slimfast, Melon, orange.
    LUNCH. Banana sandwich on wholemeal bread, avocado.
    DINNER. Pitta with ham and salad.
    Snacks, Muller light yoghurt and fruit. Apricot mini wheats.


    Saturday, August 30, 2008

    All things bright and beautiful.

    There is a TV show called 'You are what you eat' I love this show, the woman who goes to peoples' homes, she has the poor soul parade in underwear, tells them how fat and unfit they are and then she takes them to a room where she will have had a whole weeks worth of what they usually eat on a table.
    What strikes me every time I see this show ( after I have marvelled at how these people really DO stand in the nearly buff while a camera encircles them showing every lump, bump and dimple) is that the what a greedy slob you are table is always heaving with every shade of brown.
    Brown and more brown.
    Chips, curries, burgers, chocolate, cookies, fried chicken, fries, crisps, toast and thick butter, gravy, sausages, bacon.
    Brown and beige and brown.
    When she then makes them cry by showing them just what utter scarfing pigs they are and how along with their own downfall they are dragging with them their innocent children....then she shows them what they will be eating.
    That table is so different, every colour under the sun, I swear the sun itself shines off that table, groaning with green, orange, yellow, red, beautiful colours and never a bit of brown to be seen.
    I am living proof that many fat people do not eat because they like that particular food, more because they are miserable and lazy, perhaps uneducated. In my case it is the former. I can tell you that I am all knowing when it comes to what to eat, when to eat it and how to cook it so it makes you hum and jig your legs in delight as it hits your taste buds.
    I can give lists of things not to ever be without, tips to make things look and taste extra delicious, how to eat so that you never feel hungry, what to do if you DO feel hungry to stop you caving, how to do this without spending a fortune ( and yes, eating well costs money but so does eating like a glutton, for every organic treat you buy there will be one fat laden unnecessary treat you don't even realise you ARE eating or even buying. ) The surest way to shame yourself is to tell yourself that for just ONE week you will eat well. ~You will cringe at the amount of times you stoop to pick up a chocolate bar, packet of crisps, left over something from a child's plate. You will be horrified at the sheer amount of junk you almost put in your shopping trolley, you really will. I always am. ( how sad that this happens over and over again, get with the programme, do it well and then whoops, down we go again. However, if I didn't keep doing it, I would be on a documentary about how it takes a team of firefighters to haul me out of the window in order to weigh me down at the local freight weighing center. Phew for yo -yo dieting then I suppose.
    So, today has been another good day on the aren't I splendid front.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Banana ( Oh Lacey, that fruity item is the actual fruit as opposed to the flavour of the slimfast, I am as dull as the choices available, Vanilla, Strawberry and chocolate I'm afraid, it is possible to buy a Cafe au Lait one but, ewwwwww, no thanks. I wish they did a peach one or an apricot, that's be delicious.) Also, I actually buy the supermarkets own brand which is 59p instead of £1.26 for actual slimfast, unless SF are buy one get one free.

    LUNCH. Pitta bread stuffed with wafer thin ham and tomatoes, 2 slices of ice cold melon.

    DINNER. Vietnamese river cobbler ( white fish!) baked with lemon juice and black pepper, broccoli. Muller light apricot yoghurt.

    Snacks. Fruit ( strawberries, red grapes and melon) Wholemeal bread and vegemite.


    Friday, August 29, 2008

    Who'd have thought?

    That the good feelings would kick in so fast?

    Today was a great day, I went out with my friend and thanks to the magic blue pills with the power to cause eternal humiliation, it was easy to avoid or even look at anything containing fat.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast, orange.
    LUNCH. Baked potato and baked beans.
    DINNER. Pilchards on 2 slices wholemeal toast.

    Snacks, Apricot mini wheats, skimmed milk. Pear and strawberries.
    Not feeling any hunger today, just sheer excitement. Flippin' marvellous.
    Actually I am sort of getting a buzz from reading what different foods can do for, or against us. Interesting indeed.
    I am also glad that we don't have any scales that work ( weighed 20lbs more on the DRs scale than I do here!) and that I will only know every 2 weeks how much weight I have lost. When I have lost a good amount I may invest in some good scales so I can drive myself crazy with weighing myself 3 times a day but for now I shall just plod on and work for success.

    Oh, walked a lot today and I did indeed, conquer the hill at great speed, without stopping. Hoorah.


    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    Beginning again

    I suppose that although to start again it means I gave up the time before, beginning again is better than not. Is it?
    SO here we are again, with as much ( in fact more ) weight to lose in order to feel and look better. Health is an issue and so I hope that will be an added fact to keeping me at it.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast, banana
    LUNCH. Pitta bread, wafer thin ham and tomatoes.
    DINNER. Spaghetti, prawns cooked with seeded tomatoes, red peppers, spring onions, garlic and chilis.

    Snack, fruit, slice whoemeal bread and vegemite.