Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Hello again

Can you guess which dog it is??

Mum in mid-air, Minty keeping her paws on the ground

Minty - knackered after her big swim!

Me, Shelagh and Mini-Me

Me and Minty

Stick issues - doggie politics are now big in our household...

Hi all. Thanks so much for hanging in there. I know I've been rubbish andI'm not really sure why. A combination of things I think:

I was dieting on the packs before we went to Ireland and I had one very good week and one very bad. I think the bad week unnerved me and I went a bit mad food wise. Then we were in Ireland on hols and it was a very busy hectic time as Diarmuid's sister was getting married so the whole 9 days was geared towards that and not really thinking about myelf or anything.

It wasn't really a holiday to be honest although we had a wonderful time and the wedding was gorgeous.

Then, when I got back, I felt fat, I was very busy at work and I didn't feel very well. Horrid stomach aches and really tired. I think, with hindsight, I had a stomach bug but it only manifested itself after a few days so now I feel much better.

And the final excuse is that the home computer has not been working properly. It kept on shutting down and the mouse was knackered too. That is sorted now so hopefully that won't be a factor.

So, what have I learned?

  • That quick fixes are not right for me. No more packs. I lost 10lbs in a week and felt great but then immediately went off the rails and put it all back on again and felt even worse than I did before. Not a great result.

    Overall, I'm about the same weight I was before I started back on the packs but it has been very unsettling and a rollercoaster ride.

  • That I need to get back to thinking about me eating as a way of life (which I was doing before) not as a result based thing. This is NOT a diet, this is what I do.
  • That it is really easy to get out of the habit of exercising. I'm hanging on by the skin of my teeth at the moment but am shocked how easy it would be to let go.

So - I'm at home today with the remnants of my stomach bug and it's a great opportunity to catch up with myself and others and get my head straight. I went to Slimming World on Monday evening and I'm going to use that to drop the 2 stone which has crept on, gradually and with exercise.

I'm going to enjoy the summer though and not worry too much that I'm a size 14/16 not a size 12!

I felt great over in Ireland and will dig out some posh frocks pics for you but they are in a different place and need to be loaded onto this computer first so thought you could have some doggie porn to tide you over!

Bye for now and thanks for your lovely support. Kiss kiss


Peridot said...

Oh it's lovely to have you back! Did you see the pics of 'my' dogs? Yours are adorable as ever (esp like the stick shot).

I'm always impressed by the way you reflect back and learn from all your experiences. I just know you're going to get back to the exercise - read some of your posts where you're bubbling over with enthusiasm for it. And I'm sure you're chosing the right path for you diet-wise. Hope I can support you along it. Not that you'll need it!

Peridot x

Ameythist said...

welcome back kid we missed you :-)

Mrs said...

Cute Overload!!!

Those doggies are the business.

You sound sorted, which is so great - as usual you have a plan, which is do-able!

Big kiss.

Mrs Lxxxxxx

ThickChick said...

The pups are GORGEOUS!!! I now want to add a new pup to our brood but I have to convince the Cub that now is the time... =)

Glad you're back Lesley... Sounds like a very sensible plan. I believe I would go 'off the rails' if I limited myself to just packs too. Better to be more realistic - I think you're going to do it!

Candee said...

It is wonderful to have you back. I have enjoyed reading your blog and miss you.

Sandra said...

Hi. I've been silent too - and actually think I've decided I can't fit in online life anymore. Too busy in the real life. So you might not hear from me on here anymore but I think you have my email if you want to stay in touch.

Doggies are so cute. MInty has really grown up!

RE: the weight - at least you haven't put it ALL back on like me. I feel worse about myself now than I ever did before I went on LL. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I hadn't done it. The weight that came back on is much more flabby than I was before.

With my PCOS issues, I've realised that I need to sort out one problem and that is sugar. I am trying to follow a GL diet and have been doing well for a while and then falling off the wagon - but it's easier to get back on and it is easy to follow. No special stuff to buy. It's also varied enough that you can follow longterm.

Dan and I have decided to start looking into adoption options now rather than keep waiting for fertility treatment.

I think that's probably up to date enough before I sign off. Take care! Sandra.

Crystal said...

Ah, such cute pics! I like the one with the stick war between the two. I think you are on the right track again. Fast is nice but it never seems to last in the long wrong. Slow and steady wins the race.

Hope you feel better soon!