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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.

    Saturday, November 29, 2008


    Shhhhhh, I have started to exercise, hate to admit it so don't tell too many people. It hurts too, my goodness and people do this for fun?!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup and crackerbreads.
    DINNER . Home made beef and mushroom burgers, home baked fries. Baked beans.

    Snack. 2 strips mint aero.
    Cereal ( special K)


    Friday, November 28, 2008

    the day after...

    It's a great feeling when you manage to stick with a plan in a day known for eating to excess! Today was great, I almost feel like I am recharged with enthusiasm, that certainly doesn't hurt.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast.
    LUNCH. Turkey sandwich, fruit salad.
    DINNER. Pasta bake with ham.

    Snack. Crackers and cream cheese.



    I did it1 got through the day without eating too much or going off track! I did have a great day though.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Banana.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, crackerbread and cream cheese.
    DINNER. Turkey, 1 slice ham, sweet potatoes, roast potatoes, bacon and stuffing, green beans.
    1 slice pumpkin pie small slice cherry pie.

    No snacks!


    Thursday, November 27, 2008

    day before thanksgiving...

    BREAKFAST Slimfast, banana.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackerbreads cream cheese.
    DINNER Baked beans on toast.

    Snack. Crackerbread and peanut butter.


    Tuesday, November 25, 2008


    Another 4lbs lost this time....I really can see that this is possible and I am actually doing it! It is so great to be weighed every 2 weeks, not so close that the numbers are depressing but close enough that I keep on track.
    The total is 23lbs, I know it has been slow but it is steady and even when I have lost all the weight I need, I can keep living like this, it doesn't hurt.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackers, cream cheese and tomatoes
    DINNER. Fish ( baked cod) vegetables.

    Snack Special K. sugar free jelly.



    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Pear.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackers and ham.
    DINNER Roast chicken, roasted vegetables.

    Snack, special K.


    Sunday, November 23, 2008

    lets not..

    Talk about today! It was a day of bloody mindedness, meals were great, joined in too heartily on some movie time snacks...chocolate and mini cheddars.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackers and tomatoes.
    DINNER Baked fish.

    Snacks. crackers and PB, chocolate, mini cheddars, Special K ......ptttthhhhhh!


    Saturday, November 22, 2008


    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH, Cold chicken, crackers.
    DINNER. Beef, mushrooms, broccoli stir fry , stir fry veggies.
    SNACK. Special K.


    Thursday, November 20, 2008


    I know this is the dullest blog on the block but it's helping me....

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. satsuma.
    LUNCH. Half WW blt sandwich, veggie soup.
    DINNER. Chicken, carrots and peas,

    Snack. Special K. Pear, satsuma.

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008


    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Pear.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, crackers and cream cheese.
    DINNER. Sausage casserole, mushrooms, red cabbage and apple.

    SNACK. Special K.


    I think...

    I think I have been cooking too many carby vegetables, parsnips and sweet potatoes etc, delicious and great but too many may be slowing me down. I am going to use more green vegetables, beansprouts, mange tout, sugar snap peas, cabbage etc.
    I am really trying to listen to how my body feels, the last week or so I can feel that the diet isn't working, so I am changing and trying different choices.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Pear
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, crackers.
    DINNER. Roast chicken, stir fry veggies ( mushrooms, mange tout, green peppers, pineapple, bean sprouts.) I heated some olive oil and added mustard seeds, those gave the veggies a great flavour and a kick too!

    Snack. Satsumas, red berry Special K.


    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Long day

    This is just so hard lately, I wonder why, my mood is low and that is when I am tempted to pick and graze.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Pear.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackers.
    DINNER. Delicious mushroom and soya chunks fricasse ( and no-one knew it wasn't chicken!) mushrooms cooked with one cal spray, garlic, add the soya pieces, cream of mushroom soup ( low fat condensed) dilute with water. Black pepper. Served with white rice.

    Snacks ( oh..ppthhhh 5 heroes chocolate) and 4 cheese straws. Crackers.


    Sunday, November 16, 2008

    What happened to saturday?

    I guess I missed yesterday!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Banana.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackers and ham.
    DINNER. Spaghetti, sauce made with soya meat substitute.

    Snack. Ready brek.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH. Half ham sandwich. 1/2 pack ready salted crisps. ( yum!)
    DINNER. Pork, parsnip, potato and butternut squash fries.

    Snacks. 4 'heroes' chocolates. Readybrek.


    Friday, November 14, 2008


    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, cold meats and crackers.
    DINNER. Pork roast, swede, carrots, roast potatoes and sweet potatoes.

    Snack. Ready brek.


    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    good day.

    I feel back on track today, that was a tough few days!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast.
    LUNCH. Baked potato cheese and baked beans.
    DINNER. Veggie soup, crackers.

    Snack. Oatmeal.


    Tuesday, November 11, 2008


    -2lbs at weigh in today, I hate that I mind that. I really want 2lbs a week but know that I am probably hoping for too much unless I get up and start exercising! I was kind of disheartened, which showed in a bloody minded eating of a pasty for lunch right after I got weighed! ( yeah that shows YOU stupid scales, I'm going to eat crap and THEN what? HUH?!)
    I came home, thought about it and for heavens sake I still lost weight! If I stop or heaven forbid gain I can get depressed....if I am losing it's cause to celebrate!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH. Small ( at least it was a small...my head wanted a BIG one!) Pasty. Fruit.
    DINNER. Liver, sausage, cabbage, leeks.

    Snack. Oatmeal.


    Monday, November 10, 2008

    Not doing that again!

    That bread at dinner last night...made me SO sick, the longer I go without bread the more my body reacts when I do eat it, I'm done with it, wholmeal doesn't seem to hurt the way white bread does so in a fix I will eat wholemeal ( if I am out and subway is the option for lunch etc)

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, crackers and cream cheese.
    DINNER. Pork loin cooked in tomato, mushroom and onion sauce, roasted parsnips, sweet potato and butternut squash.

    Snack. Oatmeal.


    Sunday, November 09, 2008


    Sundays are hit and miss in our house, we pretty much eat what is easy to grab, I try to make something on saturday that I can just reheat, sometimes that doesn't happen though!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup and crackers.
    DINNER. 2 slices toast and baked beans.

    Snack. Special K.


    Saturday, November 08, 2008

    It's time!

    To post some pictures...I avoided doing this until I saw that there is a change. I hate having my picture taken but I want to blog this journey to show myself why I am doing it. I have a plethora of 'before' pictures courtesy of my trip to Boston....I hated them but now I am glad they are there so I can compare. It's beginning to show! YEAY!


    Boston airport June 08

    This morning.

    Boston.08 With Sara P.

    This morning...with a stolen sweet from Seth's saturday stash!!

    I can see a difference, I know that I have a long way to go and even then will have to battle with the baggy clothes issue, I can't imagine being confident enough to stop hiding but I am sure that when I have lost another stone or two it will be easier to do!!

    Back later to blog todays food!

    BREAKFAST Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, crackers.
    DINNER. Bar-b-q chicken, roasted veggies ( sweet potatoes, marrow, potatoes, cherry tomatoes)

    Snack. Special K. Milky way stars ( 65 cals) and 3 of Seths sweets! ( thank goodness those chocolate stars have all gone now!)


    Friday, November 07, 2008

    2 in one

    Looks like I forgot to write yesterdays blog....

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Banana.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, crackers.
    DINNER. Veggie curry, white rice.

    Snacks. Oatmeal.

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsumas.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup and crackers.
    DINNER. Vegetable Lasagne. Tomatoes and sweet peppers.

    Lasagne was leftover from the other day, it freezes really well, reheat, top with grated cheese and grill 'til bubbling and browned.

    I look at the days of meals and imagine it must seem boring to have the same breakfast and lunch every day, the thing is I vary the flavours, the soup especially, I make the soup twice a week, every time I use very different vegetables, it never tastes the same, it is always filling, always satisfying and always very low in calories and fat free, can't beat it!
    On the days when I am out and about and maybe have a sandwich instead, I feel very cheated and hungry much sooner than I would had I eaten soup.

    Every day that this stays possible, each day I eat well and feel good is such a great day for me. I so want to be able to change the way I think and feel about food, I know it can be done and I really do already think very differently. I so hope this is a change that will stay and become completely normal to me.

    Wednesday, November 05, 2008

    Vegetable day!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast, banana.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup, crackerbreads and cream cheese.
    DINNER, Vegetable curry, white rice.
    This curry was packed with so many veggies, butter beans, celery, peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, spinach, carrots. Delicious and so chunky it was easy to forget there wasn't a bite of meat in it!

    Snack, 65cal pack min stars. Oatmeal. Banana


    Tuesday, November 04, 2008

    Burger, beans and chips!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Satsuma.
    LUNCH. Vegetable soup and crackerbreads.
    DINNER. Beef and mushroom burgers, sweet potato and parsnip chips and baked beans. Low cal custard and banana.

    3. HOME MADE BEEF AND MUSHROOM BURGERS Really good, very filling, and so quick! - throw the following into a food processor until finely chopped: 1 onion 5oz mushrooms Add 1lb lean minced steak 2oz wholemeal bread crumbs 1 teasp mixed herbs 1 tablesp tomato puree salt and black pepper Process for a few seconds more. Divide into 8 with floured hands and firmly shape in burgers, cook for 12-15 mins turning once carefully until cooked through evenly.

    These were SO good! H was impressed and we both enjoyed this filling dinner.
    I sliced the sweet potatoes and parsnips like fries, sprayed with 1 cal spray, used some onion sea salt and some onion powder and baked. Perfect!

    Snack. Oatmeal. 10 cal jelly.


    Monday, November 03, 2008

    another day done!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Apple.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup, cracker breads.
    DINNER. Vegetable lasagne ...I used Quorn which turned out really well, very tasty and super filling. ( I do cheat and use some beef stock cubes though!) Salad.

    Snack. 65 cal pack milky way stars. Oatmeal.


    Sunday, November 02, 2008


    BREAKFAST. Slimfast. Apple.
    LUNCH. Baked chicken and vegetables, ( marrow, sweet potatoes, tomatoes) 10 cal jelly.
    DINNER. Crackers, cream cheese, ham. Cottage cheese.
    Snacks. oatmeal.

    Oh I made these...they were SO good warm, when they cooled, not so good, slightly bitter which is probably a good thing, stops me eating too much of it!


    Saturday, November 01, 2008

    Better day today.

    Always a good feeling when you not only manage to walk past leftover party food ( and cakes, especially cakes) but don't even realise you are walking past it!

    BREAKFAST. Slimfast, satsumas.
    LUNCH. Veggie soup.
    DINNER. Turkey rashers, scrambled egg, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms and beefsteak tomato. Breakfast for dinner, how splendid.

    Snack. Oatmeal. 65 pack milky way stars.

    I am fast becoming a holier than thou shopper, looking in other peoples' trolleys and tsk tsking about how unhealthy all that stuff is ( in my head of course, never out loud I hope!)


    Extraordinary day...

    Party time, so busy!
    BREAKFAST, Slimfast. Satsumas.
    LUNCH, sliced ham, chicken, corned beef. tomatoes.
    DINNER....um, none!
    Party. 2 cupcakes, sausage roll.
    Snack. Oatmeal.