Saturday, 15 September 2012

Well I Never!

It has been exactly one calendar month when I last posted, during that time I have had my sensible days and my bad days in respect of my diet. Yes I have still enjoyed the odd packet of crisps - quite a few actually, teacakes and hot cross buns, and yes I could go on. 


However, I have recognised that these have been bad days, and thrown a few good days into the balance.  You could say my food diary has been a combo of naughty, extremely naughty and sensible, if you want to split hairs.

I am not one to follow a regimented diet, I know what's good and what's bad, and I know it's all about proportions. I may not lose as much weight as the regimental diet followers but it is coming off slowly and surely. What more can a fatty ask for!

I visited the Chemist's weighing scales today, popped off my shoes, inserted my coin and waited with trepidation. I have had a B**CH of a week and I thought yes, let this be the bitter cherry on my already stale cake, I was ready for it since bad luck happens in three's, and I had already had two, suspecting I was about to experience the third. Besides my food habits are not synonymous with dieting by any stretch of the imagination, so I was expecting the worse. So there I stood awaiting the bad news.

I happen to glance at the screen mid calculation and I couldn't believe what I saw, you could have knocked me down with a feather. I blinked and it was gone.  DAMN! Tell me to step off and collect my printout, I thought impatiently. I stepped off the scales as instructed, grabbed at the printout like a fatty on a mission. Yes the ticket  confirmed what I saw . . .  my blubber was minus 5lbs. Whoa, I could have done a little merry dance there and then.

So a total of 11lbs I have lost, okay it's over a period of about 6 mths but am happy with that. A loss is a loss, is a LOSS.

What I loved about seeing my ticket is it pushed me exactly 5lbs under the dreaded stone, I have been battling to move from. It's been like having a ball and chain for years. Now I feel like am getting somewhere and this has really spurred me on. Another 3lbs and I will have lost a stone. I have still got quite a long way to go but am rearing to go.

I have to say I feel so excited as I hovered over the same stone for about five years on and off. One year I done exceptionally well, then put it all on the following year and remained at that particular stone ball ground.

I KNOW I can do it now!

My next goal is to get that 3lbs off for a total of 14lbs weight loss, sounds great when you put it like that.

As a sidenote, I just celebrated with a pack of crisps. I know . . .  am incorrigible.

Until Next Time 

Missy Fatty

"Alcohol doesn’t solve any problems but then again neither does milk."

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Moment of Madness

How y'all doing in the fight the flab game? Thought it was high time I checked in. I haven't weighed myself since I last blogged, well I have on my bathroom scales but not on the electronic pharmacy scales, which I prefer. No idea what my official weight is so I have decided to weigh in next week, mainly because I have fallen of the wagon in true Missy Fatty style and I think getting a sharp reminder of my weight on paper might be a good kick in the a*se. That being said I have not been too bad apart from yesterday.

I guess you're wondering what happened yesterday. Firstly, I left the house on a tentative hungry tummy, you know the feeling just a little peckish but you don't have anything in and tell yourself you will do a healthy shop then eat your lunch later. Well that was my intention. Got so far as the corner shop and bought myself a pack of the lower fat crisps, which I do occasionally, so not too much of a bad thing, however pairing it with a high calorie bar of chocolate is. DAMN! I was doing so well. I know the rule of not leaving the house on an empty stomach, but I had no choice with an empty fridge.

I was ravenous when I got to the shopping centre, the crisps and chocolate had done nothing to tame my hunger. I bought myself a magazine from the large newsagents and along with my change they gave me what looked like a ream of special offers at MacDonald's. OH NO! I was already feeling weak, and when I saw the prices of £1 odd, it sent me over the edge, yes right over the edge of the nearest MacDonald's which was about four shops away. Arrrgghh.

I enjoyed the fillet o fish and medium fries, in case you're wondering. I decided at that point, that I was going to write that whole day off and enjoy it as a day of  PURE NAUGHTINESS, and picked up a bag of sweet popcorn, in addition to a sandwich and a pack of crisps for my evening indulgence. Made sense to kill all my cravings that day.

Today I have been extremely good and strict, from one extreme to the other. We will see what damage I have done in my moment of madness, next weigh day. 

I will keep you posted.

Back  On  Weigh  Day             

Monday, 30 July 2012

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

 The Bad

I decided it was a teeny weeny bit pointless weighing myself, you see I haven't been entirely good on my diet, let's just say a couple of large Mac D fries featured in addition to potato cakes, sweet pancakes and full fat crisps.  Basically I have had a mixture of good and bad days. This seems a regular occurrence with me, I fall off the horse then am back on it again only to fall off again. But the good thing is I don't give up. I will lose weight but not as quick as the regular dieter but that is okay with me. 

The Ugly

I attended a park event, referred to as yarn bombing, featuring a knitted picnic which we had all created during my weekly knitting group. Yarn scarfs were draped around trees. It was a glorious day and the children loved it. I could hear some of them proudly pointing out their wool poms poms hanging from a given tree. Must admit I was pretty proud of the doughnuts and chocolate swirls I created as a beginner. Even the blanket was knitted by members.

I rejected any attempts of anyone taking my photo unless it was from my camera, where I posed like no-ones business.

That being said, there is nothing like seeing a photo of yourself in all your blubber glory to give you pause for thought. Funny how one doesn't feel as fat when they look in their own mirror but on a photograph, aye, aye, aye. Did I say VILE!

The Good

Despite the above, I have been much better. I have a mental categaory I have termed, "Under No Circumstances" and in this category I have items I cannot touch, under any circumstances, until further notice. So even if I can't resist a naughty, these items are untouchable, and I have to say I have been successful in this regard. When items are put in this category I mean business.

There are only a couple of things in this category, chocolate cookies, which I could not resist each day I visited my local convenience store and blocks of butter, which is so calorific and I was going through some serious blocks, over the months. So the fact that I have cut these out should show on my waistline even after six months, am guessing.  Am hoping to increase this list slowly, after all Rome wasn't built in a day.

I decided to take some blubber measurements and start afresh.  The last time I had taken measurements was the 9th May, I was expecting a few pluses but what the hell.

I found the following;

Upper Bust =     - 1"
Full Bust =         - 1.5"
Under Bust =     - 0.5"
Waist =              - 1.5"
Hips =                - 1"
Thigh=              -  1"

A total loss of 6.5 inches. Well I'll be damned!

So you see despite being a lousy dieter, it isn't all doom and gloom, just keep getting back on that horse, that is how I lost two stone previously and how I will lose it again.  Yes sir.

- Until Next Time -            

Saturday, 21 July 2012


 Bet you're on tenterhooks wondering how I have done. 

Wednesday 18th July

Upon entrance of a popular supermarket, there displayed for all to see, where various reduced items. Being a little curious I sauntered over, and there in a cute little bag were three mouth watering freshly baked double chocolate cookies for £1. I picked up the sealed packet and just stared at them, and am talking deep intense stare,  and then I snapped out of it, replaced the packet and walked away. Phew that was close.

So all in all a good day.

Exercise - 40 min walk.

Thursday 19th July

It got to lunch time and I fancied some cold cereal but not the one I had in. I popped to the shop since I needed milk and noticed Rice Krispies were only £1. Not had them for quite some time, looking at them made my mouth water, so I indulged myself. 

Got home made myself a bowl . . . snap, crackle and pop. To say they went down nicely is an understatement. They were DELICIOUS!

I had this overwhelming urge to have another bowl, wrestled with myself, go on have another bowl, er no don't be greedy etc, etc, etc. I wasn't in the mood for arguing with myself so for a quieter life I succumbed to the delights of the cereal. Did I say WEAK?

One thing I quickly remembered is why I don't buy them any more. They are too MOREISH. I find that with Sugarpuffs, Cornflakes and Pringles. I need to exercise self discipline.

Done some abdominal exercises today, so not all bad hehe. 

Exercise - Abdominal exercises

Friday 20th July
Bought a small pack of nuts, late morning, with the intention of having a little each day, since they are said to be healthy. Demolished the whole packet in one sitting. It was one of those days and I took it out on the nuts.

Well that's my excuse and am sticking to it.

Saturday 21st July

I have been surprisingly good today. Nearly popped a packet of starburst (fruit chewy sweets) in my shopping trolley but popped them back on the shelf. Getting good at this.

Back  On  Weigh  Day             

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Day One. Again!!!

Ended up weighing myself today rather than yesterday. The good news is my weight is exactly the same as when I last weighed myself, so no nasty surprises. Although, I would have liked the scales to have said a bit less but hey ho. This is my first day of my diet, so onwards and upwards.

Am only going to weigh myself every 10 days, give or take, I find it gives me a little eating breathing space. 

My aim is to lose two stone, first goal 7lbs. Doesn't sound much when you say it, but the trials and tribulations one goes through to try and achieve such a little weight loss, is astronomical. Ok I exaggerate, but it is so damn hard.  

Ok peeps keep your fingers crossed for me. 

I will be back in about 5 days with my half way progress. 

I feel I should exit with some kind of motivational quote. Perhaps . . .   if you can't beat it, eat it. Ok am jesting, am sure there is more to life than eating. Drinking perhaps?

Back  in  Five          

Sunday, 15 July 2012

All happening tomorrow . . .

Well it's been some time, hope you're well. Anyway a couple of weeks back I visited the town centre chemist to weigh myself. Machine out of order. Tried this Saturday gone, still out of order. So tomorrow am going to try one of the weighing scales in a chemist near me. I do have scales but it's not the same without the printout, plus I tend to think mine would be faulty if they showed any weight loss. Moreover sometimes you're not too sure what your weight is, as the majority of indicators are lines. I like to see it in black and white!

On the plus side I have been extremely good, so am hoping my first weigh in, will show that I have shifted some blubber since the last time I weighed myself. It will give me quite a boost. It hasn't been easy, I have been looking at my favourite cakes with the intense longing you have  when you see a gorgeous man as a single woman. But I have resisted and I couldn't be more pleased.
Back Tomorrow             

"Your dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady "

Friday, 6 July 2012

Starting Over . . .

Okay, I absolutely stink at this diet thing, so am going to start over. I can't guarantee I will be much better but really want to start a clean slate. For the week am just going to cut down, just to get my body acclimatized. then I will weigh myself at some point and that will be my starting point. 

What I will say is I will be including more exercise. I don't do gyms so it will be more walking but also some floor exercises, in particular those for the abdominals, the bain of my life. Am going to shift this blubber. Yes sir. 

I go to a knitting group once a month and there is invariably scrumptious cakes to be had by all. I will have that day as my naughty cake day as opposed to the current situation where am downing doughnuts, double choc cookies like there is no tomorrow. So hard to deny when you are there lol

I will keep you posted when I weigh myself as that will be Day One of this new diet.

-  Bye  For Now  -           

Friday, 29 June 2012

Days 20,21 & 22

32lbs 31 To Lose
Tuesday 26th June

Not a good day. I suddenly had a craving for farleys rusks. Yeah really. Had to buy a box haven't had them for about ten years - had a craving for them then hehe. Bought a small pack and wolfed them down discretely on the way home. Had two packs of crisps beforehand lol. So am going to disregard today. Arghgh. I am cr*p at this dieting lark. Am going to hold on there and see what the 2nd July (weigh day) tells me.

Exercise: 40mins

Wednesday 27th June

So so day. Not really bad, not particularly good. I actually feel so bloated. This tummy needs to go. It's huge!!!

Exercise: 40mins

Thursday 28th June

Had an interview today, it didn't go as smoothly as I had wanted. Been a while since I had, had an interview. I was set all kinds of tests including a memory test lol. What's laughable about this, is the job is only a low paid office job. They want the successful applicant to commence on Monday so I should hear on Friday.

The lady who interviewed me was about 10ft tall and slim, I felt even more dumpy at 5ft 1" hehe. My tummy felt like it  was dragging the floor when she was leading me out, with her taut abdominals. Oh well c'est la vie. One day I will have taut abdominals, I will, I will.

Exercise: Variety of abdominal exercises one set of ten on each of the exercises. At least I got something from the  interview, inspiration to do something I have not done for years lol

Back  Sunday          

Monday, 25 June 2012

Days 17,18 & 19 - Doing Well

32lbs 31lbs To Lose
Next Weigh Day - 2nd July 2012

Saturday 23rd June

I was ok on the diet front today but only because am having a b**ch of a week. Let's see how I get on tomorrow, one day at a time. I am trying to see this diet in groups of three days as that is when I will blog about it. So if I get two days under my belt, I will try that little bit harder for the third. Well that's the plan lol.

Exercise: 40 min walk

Sunday 24th June 
Doing alright. It is so hard to motivate myself nowadays. If I was working and had a great cutting table I would be treating myself to fabric and whipping up things to keep my mind of goodies. Not sure why I have developed this unhealthy craving for sweet things, am normally a savoury person. So it was takeaways all round lol. One more day and it is my first set of three days done and dusted. 

Exercise: None.

Monday 25th June

Went to my knitting group today but ensured that I had something substantial to eat, instead of fantasising about all things sweet and calorific. Doesn't help when the project they are working on is food, doughnuts, cherry pies, cheese sandwiches etc. Well am proud to say I have done it completed my first triple. Now to work on the next three and keep in mind that my weigh day is the 2nd July. I can do it. No really hehe.

Exercise: 2hr walk

Back  Thursday            

Friday, 22 June 2012

Days 14,15 & 16 - Oops I did It Again.

32lbs 31 To Lose

Wednesday 20th June

When I spoke to you last I was on my way to my knitting club. Sat down at our designated table and there was a huge chocolate cake on the table. Shock horror! It was someones birthday. Do you notice that the moment you start dieting goodies like this are shoved under your nose. It was only the day before mini chocolate doughnuts were waved at me and it took all my might to reject. Anyway, I was strong enough to politely decline, even when offered a piece a second time. So all in all Tue as a good day.

Bet you're dying to hear I got on today. Hmm not so good peeps. My will power came crashing down like a pack of cards, and I succumbed to a jam doughnut, chocolate muffin and a packet of crisps. Did I say gluttony.

 A little disappointed in myself but am battling on.

Exercise: 5 min jog on the spot lol
Naughties: Jam doughnut, Chocolate Muffin, Packet of Crisps. Why oh why, oh why.

Thursday 21st June

I was in a foul mood today so resorted to some comfort cakes. I know, not good, but I was in no frame of mind to diet. Do you ever have days like that? A definite write off with respect to dieting. I have done a 3 hr walk today so all isn't bad but still . . .  If I lose any weight this week it will be a miracle. Back on tomorrow.

Exercise: 3hr Walk
Naughties: The entire day

Friday 22nd June

Well the back on didn't happen. Well it did until about 5pm then I went on a naughty assault course. I don't know what's up with me, today is another write off. I will postpone my weigh day for another ten days, and every time I am extremely naughty like I have been the past couple of days, I will do that. This will p*** me off so hopefully it will encourage me to be good, all going well. Disappointed in myself but I guess that is how the cookie crumbles, excuse the pun.

Exercise: None
Naughties: Unlimited

Back  Monday            

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Days 11, 12 & 13

32lbs 31 To Lose

Sunday 17th June

After finding out yesterday I had lost a pound, I have decided to get this show of the road. Had my weetabix and skimmed milk for breakfast, yes skimmed milk. I mean business! That being said I normally have semi skimmed so not a massive jump on the milk front, but enough to reduce the cals.

The weetabix are the new ones with golden syrup, I was having visions of them being sickly sweet, but no they were fine, just in case you are interested in that useless piece of information.

I have pledged to myself in addition to walking am going to jog on the spot for about 5 minutes at least five times a week. I know I said that a while back that I would do it for 3 mins everyday, but I kept forgetting, this time  am going to make a point of doing it. 

Anyway I did it today and felt so good afterwards. There I was in front of Murder She Wrote, arms clasped in front, supporting the Bronte Sisters, jogging happily away - not one for sports bras. Besides it would cost a second mortgage to accommodate the sisters, and I don't even own my own home.

Exercise: Jogging on the spot - 5 mins. Some serious cleaning, washing and tidying up.

Monday 18th June

Everything still running smoothly. I even politely declined some mini chocolate doughnuts that were practically shoved under my nose at the knitting group. Felt like patting myself on my back as I trotted home. 

Feeling a bit bloated, one of those days when you think thank goodness it isn't weigh day.

Exercise: 2 hr walk. 

Tuesday 19th June

Been good today but when I was walking into the town centre my tummy felt like a barrel, no not a barrel of laughs but a huge belly full of Ye Olde English Ale. Ever had that feeling? You just want to sit down, feet up, and rest your hands on your big belly. The good thing about feeling like that, is any idea's of having a naughty tidbit, is kicked into touch, as you just feel fat and flabby.

Had the biggest Mackerel ever with some veg, think Jaws. I feel ill now. So another good day on the diet front. Have the knitting group this evening about 6pm, at one of the local pubs, so that will kill a few hours. I only have a orange and soda to drink, so that will be for the evening. If I feel peckish afterwards I will eat a few strawberries.

Anyway, that's me for now. Me and my barrel are off to do a spot of knitting.

Exercise: 40 mins

-  Back  Friday  -           

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Day 10 - Well I'll Be Damned

32lbs 31lbs To Lose

I got up this morning with the intention of bringing my weigh day forward and doing the dirty deed today. Had my breakfast, fussed about a bit, as you do. Lunch time approached, I had a spot of lunch and started to get ready to walk into town to weigh myself.

Didn't get out until an hour later as it was throwing it down. In fact it has been like that all day. The weather in the UK absolutely stinks, and if I had the option to move somewhere else you wouldn't see me for dust. Anyway I digress.

I began to get nervous as I walked up to the town centre, prior to standing on the scales, I envisaged and expected bad news, since I had one too many large chocolate cookies as y'all know.

I mounted the scales, stepped off them and quickly scanned the printed ticket searching for my weight.  

And there it was.

I had lost a pound y'all. Now normally I would be p***ed but I was elated, I really expected to have put on a couple of pounds or at least stayed the same. 

I tell you what this has been a rocket up the jacksy. I want to shift this blubber but it does need my help. And the next ten days am going to whoop my ar*e.

Back  Tuesday            

Friday, 15 June 2012

Day 9

32lbs To Lose

All was well. I walked up to the library, passed a mini supermarket, the same one that sells those large Belgian chocolate cookies I have a penchant for. Not the one I popped in yesterday but the same company. Every time I see one of these mini supermarkets my cravings kick in with all the tenacity of a mule, but I walked past and made my way to the library.

Stayed in the library for about three hours, and I was famished. Body screaming that it needed something sweet and me shouting shut the f* up.

To cut to the chase I relented, ended up with a packet of crisps and a large Belgian cookie. This is getting beyond a joke. I even bought cherries and a bag of prepared carrots yesterday, with the intention of nibbling on them if I ever get the cravings. Useless if you don't take any with ya lol.

Did I say am weak? I just can't wait until I weigh myself to see the bitter truth . . .  again. I have scheduled weigh day for Sunday but may do it tomorrow. Yeah I think I will do it tomorrow. I need a big kick up my derriere.

Exercise: None
Naughties: Large Cookie (surprise surprise). Packet of crisps


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Days 6,7 & 8 - So,So.

32lbs To Lose


So far so good on the diet front. I think once the fortnight is over it will get easier. My body is in pure shock at the moment, wondering whether cakes and cookies no longer exist.

Exercise: 40 minute walk.
Naughties: A couple of the lower fat crisps, a two for one deal , I couldn't resist lol.


Not doing too bad, but late evening I was craving a large chocolate cookie, am telling you I was all for telling myself that one won't do me any harm. If it wasn't for my inner voice screaming don't do it , and being at the computer perusing Pinterest, I would have succumbed.

Now your thinking what's Pinterest got to do with willpower, well the answer is this. There is so much sewing inspiration on there and all represented by the super thin, you start to imagine how you would look in them with your new slimmer body. It works. It puts things into perspective.Not that I want to be thin, just less weight than what I am.

This week is hard, I just can't wait until weigh day on Sunday. If I have lost at least a pound it will spur me on. It's going to be a slow process but I must be strong hehe.

I received my three patterns from Jamie Christina yesterday. They must have been sent by carrier pigeon as the delivery was uber fast. Am based in the UK and they are in the US. I was expecting three weeks. So they have helped to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Exercise: None
Naughties: None


Getting the hang of this dieting palava, although it has to be said it was touch and go yesterday. Am not doing a strict diet, but eating sensibly and cutting out a lot of what I would normally eat. Am not one for attending dieting clubs, one because they cost a lot, rather spend that money on fabric, if I had that kind of money spare. And two, I get more satisfaction if I do it myself. Start as you mean to go on. 

20.29 Well I wrote all of the above before I went to the supermarket to buy some food. 

Yes, I succumbed to a large chocolate cookie on the way home in the little drive in supermarket five minutes from my home, as I had forgotten to buy a tin of beans in the main supermarket. 

Am going to have to avoid that drive in for my sanity. Disappointed in myself, but I will battle on.

Exercise: 2 hr walk
Naughties: 1 large chocolate cookie

Back  Saturday             

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Day 5


32lbs To Lose

Didn't do too bad on the diet front, was little more sensible, it's coming together. It was knitting group day yesterday, so that is an hour walk there and back, so my exercise was covered. Practically an all day afffair, I leave the house about 11.30ish and leave knitting at about 16.00. Times goes extremely quick, and am a bit of a chatty Cathy.

We are all working on a knitting exhibition which will be displayed in one of the local parks, there are several groups, at different libraries, working on different themes. Our group is working on a big knitted tea party.

I have knitted these cakes, pointless I know, but good to look at, keeps me busy whilst unemployed.

Working on chocolate doughnuts at the moment after that, NO MORE Doughnuts. Sick of the sight of them. Let's hope they put me off the real doughnuts.

Back Tomorrow             

Monday, 11 June 2012

Oh No You Di'int ! - The Weekend

Days 3 & 4

32lbs To Lose
Next Weigh Day - 17th June


Check out the Afro   . . .

Hope you had a nice weekend. Saturday started off well, I had the other half of my Greek Style honey yogurt, for breakfast, watched a little TV, surfed the net, than done a little jog on the spot in front of the TV for about 2 and a half minutes.

Okay I know it's not much of a jog but am building my way up to a longer time. I was exhausted after that.  Decided I would do this everyday, get the old heart revved up. Am not one for going the gym or going for a jog so I figured that would be more my cup of tea.

I supported the Bronte Sisters whilst jogging as I would be inclined to have knocked my TV off the stand and knocked myself out, a punch even Tyson would be proud of.

I pottered around my flat picking things up, tidying things away,etc, etc. Several hours had passed since breakfast, and it was time to go out.

Ladies and gentlemen this is were it all went terribly wrong.

Never go food shopping on an empty stomach.

I ended up craving something sweet, I was at that level of hunger whereby there was no way I was entertaining a piece of fruit. No Way!! Headed straight to the supermarket where there are to die for home made large Belgian chocolate cookies, they didn't have any. Shock horror. I walked away with not one but two Pain Aux Raisins.

 I just couldn't resist. Saturday was a definite right off, so I made the most of it and when I got home I decided to have another couple of cakes to get it out my system, since I would be dieting properly the next day. Did I say double chocolate muffin, jam doughnut and a chocolate mousse. Pure gluttony. Gorgeous though.


After Saturdays antics I decided this needed to be sorted and not to worry, I have seven days to turn this around. Had my usual half a large yogurt, Vanilla this time, wasn't too impressed, but gulped it down with a cup of green tea. Pottered around as usual but this time ensured that I had my lunch before leaving the house. So half a large carton of Puy Lentil soup, really nice, and then I set off to my town centre. 

I had decided I would weigh myself at this point, as I hadn't had weighed myself for at least three weeks. I stand on my own scales occasionally but I like the printouts you get from the large industrial ones.

I was pleasantly surprised I was 3lb lighter. So this has spurred me on. Also I caught some of "The Greatest Loser" so that helped. Looked in the mirror after watching that and I felt like slim pickings . . . until I left the house.

Back Tomorrow             

Friday, 8 June 2012

Day 2

32lbs To Lose


Had to get up at the crack of dawn this morning had an early engagement. Am not a morning person unless of course I am on my way to an exotic holiday, about to pick up my $$$ lottery winnings, or excited about a no expense spared mega shopping expedition. Yet to apply. Other than that I get seriously p'd having to get up and out early.

Had half of a large honey yoghurt for breakfast. Am trying to keep the early part of the day low on the calories as I tend to like something a bit more substantial of an evening. I know it is better to have the bulk of your calories earlier on in the day, so more get burned off, but am from a background where  heavy evening meals were the order of the day.  I can't shake the habit.

Obviously, I won't be eating mountains of rice or chips now am on a diet, but I do like my bigger meal in the evening. Just need to bulk with vegetables.

I popped to the Supermarket to buy some soup and more large yoghurts, in the reduced section they had a tray of breaded mushrooms with an onion and garlic dip, reduced to 89p. Mouth was watering before I even picked up the tray, it had been some time since I had enjoyed such delights. A bit like seeing an old friend, you give off the excitement vibes, although mine were a little subdued being in a supermarket.

Half a tray would set you back about 400 and odd calories, I figured I would have half a tray for my lunch. Naughty but I really wanted them, I could be extra good tomorrow. So the soup I had planned was kicked to the kerb, fickle ain't I.

To cut a long story short I ended up polishing off the whole tray, in two sittings . . . one after the other. They were just so more-ish, and after I had finished the first helping, I was fantasizing about the others hence why I finished the tray. I'm lethal.

Tomorrow am going to buy some carrots and some plums or fruit along them lines to nibble on if there are any cravings, I forgot today.  Although I have had that little indiscretion, I am still battling on, I have eight days to turn this around, so no big deal.

Must admit those mushrooms were enjoyable.  On a positive note I have done 40 mins of walking - there and back to my appointment -  and it was chucking it down with rain. How's that for determination, although that being said, I had no choice since am unemployed and don't drive. But it sounds better if I say I was really determined to get that 40 minute walk in.

Just had notification that The Mission Maxi along with some other sewing patterns I won in a giveaway, is on its way to me, I should be in receipt in about three weeks.

Tomorrow I intend to be good. 

Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Have a lovely weekend.  Back Monday  . . .            

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Day 1

32lbs To Lose

Woke up this morning with neck ache. Ever had that? Unpleasant!  Breakfast was four weetabix, I know what you're thinking. Four! I did intend to have my usual three but it would have meant leaving one in the pack, so I chucked it in the bowl. They are not too bad on the calorie front, so no big deal, plus I did drown them in skimmed milk.

So far so good today, on the food front. This neck ache is a pain though, excuse the pun. Moreover it has been throwing it down in my neck of the woods, so I felt chained to my flat, since I walk everywhere, not being a driver.

I had a bit of a wobble before, - yes on day one -  and if it wasn't for the fact I had said on my blog I was starting the diet today, I may have had a naughty relapse. Need to sort out a big shop tomorrow so I have things in to nibble on if I get a craving, plums or carrots for example.

I have not done bad today, most importantly I have not had any cakes or cookies. Good for me since I have recently become addicted when I visit the smaller convenience supermarkets, which I do on a regular basis.

Note to self, eat at reasonable times to keep any hunger pangs at bay and any scary relapse moments to a minimum. After breakfast this morning my next meal was at 3pm!! I was ready to eat a cow at that stage. Come 8pm I was ready for cakes. I resisted.

Intended to do some form of exercise but it didn't pan out. I shall make up for it tomorrow.

I hate the first fortnight of dieting, it is so damn hard if you don't get your act together.

Am going to weigh myself every 10 days - 7 days I find too soon and 14 too far away to keep me motivated.

Weigh Day - 17th June

Back Tomorrow . . .

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


This is my first post, welcome to anyone reading. I have explained why I am writing this blog here, and with a bit of luck, blogging about it will help. Day one of my diet starts tomorrow, so tonight I have done what any self respecting fatty would do, indulged in some naughties. Lets just say the the snack pack of two strawberry cheesecake, have gone down nicely. So did the large chocolate cookie and jam doughnut I had a couple of hours before.

Wish me luck. I have at least two stone to lose, which on a 5ft 1" frame, is quite a substantial amount of weight in my opinion, since I put it all on the front of my body.

Back tomorrow . . .