Stuffed to the Gills……………..

 Christmas  holidays excess……..

No Thanks, I’m Full. Really. In fact can I just have something like some ham salad hey if we can’t go healthy what about something simple like beans on toast….

I have eaten more comfort warming food like stews, cottage pies etc and rich foods in the past  three or four weeks or so, and I still have one or two  more days to go! New years day is always another huge roast with all the trimmings.

Between the holiday parties, cookies, chocolates, cake and rich foods that I normally do not eat, (seriously we don’t have this much rich and boozy food in our every day diet)

I feel bloated and toxic. Very toxic. More toxic than anything toxic you can think of.

my stomach is already on full alert. I already have a weight issue, and yes we have tried before and failed , we were not ready to diet yet, we never do start a diet for new years resolutions as they are doomed to fail from the start but after tonight, I am going on a full get rid of the toxins diet. (I have no real plan in mind except lots of water and healthier foods and go low fat). The cookies will be all gone, and the cupboards empty of anything that says “Merry Christmas”!


The joys of holiday living! Pass the Gaviscon !!

I am ready to start again and try to get on the path to a healthier lifestyle… I’m not mentioning the actual word diet because that will not happen for a while yet as Allan is not ready… but watch this space……..


Where do they put it all?

There is an “Eating as much as you can in one day competition” in this years Olympics,isn’t there?

Otherwise My boys have wasted most of their life getting in practice!

Seriously If I didn’t know better I would swear they had tape worms. I have never known two kids eat as much and still not be the size of the Goodyear blimp.

Life is just not fair at times!

Going…. Going….. It’s Going!!!

I’m impressed with my will power… so you will have to excuse my blowing my own trumpet here lol … I weighed myself sat morning and had only lost 1lb so was a bit gutted to be honest.. as it was only a total of 9lb since I started on Monday. so Saturday I really upped the anti I did my usual exercise.. then we went off for a very long walk round moat park (the place is huge) … and in the evening we all played on the wii so we did bowling, tennis. etc plus i had a wii jog lol Sunday I didn’t weigh in at all, Allan and I had both decided that Sundays were a naughty but nice day.. were we would lapse a little so we could have Sunday dinner etc.. so we did although we did have smaller portions I avoided the Yorkshire pudding etc and instead of having half an apple pie with custard i just had a slither , in the evening I even had a bag of crisps (baked so lower fat than normal ones and only 103 cal a pack) anyway I got on the wii today to weigh in expecting to have gained a couple of lb and to my surprise I have lost another 6lb I have reached my 3 week goal of a stone already. so now need to set another goal. I realize that this week is a lot of water loss so it’s not going to happen again… should I set another 1 stone over three week goal or should I go for it and go over 2 weeks Hmmmm wonder what is the most realistic type of goal to set. ?

Anyway here  are a few pics of the Dog Walk around Moat Park It was lovely when we started but a black cloud came rolling over and the heavens opened up for all of a few seconds… we did have a lovely double rainbow though.

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Day 5 of the new me! -8lb



Please feel free to totally ignore me but I have to say I am pleased with the way things are going Diet wise

Day 5 now and I have lost a total of 8lb… Yes I know that the first couple of weeks in a diet you lose mostly water but who cares…

I am 8lb lighter………. I have been really good and am surprised at how easy it has been so far..

breakfast a 30g bowl of low-fat cereal with skimmed milk

Lunch a bag of Kellogg’s mini bites which are 100 cal

(Bearing in mind I never do breakfast and lunch really)

Diners have been either a jacket sweet potato with a thin spread of light Marge with a very lean piece of pork chop and salad or a normal type dinner but with smaller portions.

I have changed the plates we use around.. I have put away all the larger size ones and got out the old cheapo white ones which were small.  smaller plate = less food

again with the bowls smaller bowl = less in it.

I think Allan is struggling when it comes to his late night sugar fix as that’s when he used to fill up on chocolate and crisps.

I am actually a tad proud of myself… on the school run this afternoon Jo went into the co op and came out with some cheese straws  .. I turned one down… we used to be able to do 2 very easily lol

I have done my Wii exercises twice now… in all fairness its the only chance I have had to do them as the father figure has been round most of the day all week

But yesterday I told him that I have started to do exercises every morning and not to come round before 10.30… today he came round at 11am but I have no doubt he will forget about it and start coming round early again soon.

Fingers crossed I can keep this up…

In reality my aim is to lose about 3lb a week. 

And after all I can’t let Allan lose more weight than me lol

This is going to be a long haul so expect to be bored stupid.






The Feeding Frenzy Stops Now! Mr Wii fit nearly passed out when I stood on him!

Yes I know I have said that we were planning on going back on our low-fat diet on many an occasion since we gave up smoking but today it goes into force..

 We had decided the other day that we would start today (Monday) But not being able to sleep I decided to get the Wii fit out its been 208 days since I have used it… which is basically since I got bad feet originally as I couldn’t do the step etc….

Well I have just had the shock of my life… I know my knee pain is going to stop me doing a lot of exercise, I know my chest still being weak is not going to help… but until I can make a start of getting rid of this extra body fat, Neither is going to get better so it’s a vicious circle..


According to Wii fit plus I have the Wii fit age of 54….. OK I could live with that knowing how obese I am and bearing in mind I am 50 in November if it wasn’t for the fact that two years ago I had a Wii fit age of 34.


The Wii fit plus man says I should have a body weight of just over 10 stone… and I can’t remember what the BMI should be but I do know that is not the right weight for me… Ideally I would be fit and happy with a body weight of about 11 to 12 stone… I don’t look right in a size 12 I am a naturally size 14/16 stuck in a fat body! Even so if I went by what the Wii man says I need to lose half my body weight..

 I can’t do major work out’s YET! shame I can’t have one of those personal trainers like on biggest looser.. someone who would sort every morsel of food that goes in this body and someone who would work out a program of exercise I could do.. oh and a personal doctor to help sort out everything that’s wrong with me so I could work out like a trojan.

 But in the mean time back in the real world I can cut back and go on a healthy diet… I can make time to do my basic Wii fit exercise again..

Allan has said we can get the exercise bike down out of the back room so I could sit and ride while watching tv because lets face it upstairs even if it wasn’t used as a store-room is boring. once i have lost some weight and am more motivated then we can start using all the other stuff we have up there i.e. cross trainer etc. …

Now all I need is daddy free time to do this… well I am going to have to make time…

I need to lose weight before the summer holidays… I intend on making use of the swimming facilities and don’t want anyone to harpoon me thinking I am the great white whale. OK I know this is going to take a long time.. it took me years to get fat so I’m not expecting it to all come off at once.. but its a start for the rest of my life.

 Maybe if I spent less time on the internet and more time on exercise I would be better off… I have given up playing games on face book so if I can just beat my addiction to lurk I will be winning… Freegle is taking up less time now as well as I have a couple of moderators so really I have no excuse.

 Actually funny thing mentioning the internet .. its 4.18am and at the moment its down.. I know it worked an hour ago so obviously Virgin are having some problems


So my plan is..

low-fat diet (obviously)

need to seriously work out some low-fat low-cost meals for both Allan and I.
If the kids will eat them then it’s a bonus.

Us Wii fit plus every day and maybe keep a weight loss diary and remember to do a weekly blog even if its only about that.

Use exercise bike (once its down) every day.

Once the warmer weather gets here and hopefully I can actually walk further without dying.. Actually walk the kids back home from school. (mornings are too hectic in this house to actually walk them there and it is too far for the kids really)

Starting today!

 Well I did an hour and a half using the Wii fit and the Zumba.. (Jeeze that’s hard work) I did feel I could have done more but by the time my dad had left and I had done some exercise it was time to get the boys from school

Diet plan for the day, I have had a packet of the special K bites lemon flavour which are 99 calories  and for dinner we are having a low-fat chicken curry with a small good for you nan bread..

Allan has had one of those meal replacement shakes at lunch time, I didn’t bother as I wasn’t hungry  Not sure if skipping meals is a good thing or not.. I will work this out though… I know  I am determined really because I need to be here to see my boys grow up.

The Dieter’s Rhyme

“T’was the month after Christmas and all through the house, nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The stuffing I’d nibbled, the turkey I’d tasted, the yummies I’d eaten had gone straight to my waist. The wine, the mince pies, the bread and the cheese….. I should have just said, “no thank you, please.” .. . So as I dressed myself in my old clothes, I stood on the scales and wailed as they rose!…… I said to myself, as only I can, “you can’t spend the year disguised as a man!” … So away with the last of that sour-cream dip, get rid of the chocolates, every cracker and crisp. Every last morsel of tasty food must be banished ’til all those additional ounces have vanished. I won’t have a cookie, not even a lick, instead I’ll chew on a long celery stick. I won’t have that Danish, or chocolates, or pie….. I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry: “I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore – but isn’t that what January’s for?” Unable to giggle, no longer a riot, Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet! 😉 ♥

Thankfully of course that doesn’t apply to me as we are not going on our low fat diet until we have eaten all the goodies 🙂

Actually found another one as well, both gave me a giggle 😆

Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house

Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste

At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!

When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I’d remember the marvellous meals I’d prepared;

The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese

And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”

As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt

And prepared once again to do battle with dirt—

I said to myself, as I only can “You can’t spend a winter

disguised as a man!”

So–away with the last of the sour cream dip,

Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished

“Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won’t have a cookie–not even a lick.

I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,

I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore—

But isn’t that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.

Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!