Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Friday, 19 August 2011


I hadn’t realised how far I must have strayed form sensible eating. I suppose I should have as my weight had increased steadily for a few months and then plateau’ed stubbornly for a few months after that but still.. Now that I’m following the SW plan (more or less) I’m noticing the sheer number of “good decisions” I’m having to make on a daily basis and realising that this means I had wandered far from the path of righteousness. Damn you chimp for leading me astray with your wheedling ways…


I had gone from the occasional MacDonald’s cappuccino to a daily capp 4 days a week (I work from home one day). This had begun to be extended into weekends with a milky coffee becoming an increasingly regular weekend “treat” as well as stopping for one whenever we went anywhere in the car. At @200 calories a pop this is not a wise regular addition to one’s diet.

Sweets or biscuits from the snack table at work were an almost everyday occurrence.

Wine or beer at home had gone from 2 or 3 times per week to 4 or 5.

I had bought icecream for the freezer at home and had started to eat it regularly rather than just occasionally.

My lunch had expanded from sushi/yoghurt/fruit to (big) sandwich/possibly sausage roll/fruit/sweet treat

My cooking had become less conscious of fat control – more slosh in the butter/cream.

I was eating a lot more bread – toast, sandwiches, snacks…and biscuits from time to time too

This has all been reversed now:

I haven’t had a Maccy D’s coffee for over a week now and I think I’m through the withdrawal period now (I swear they drug that stuff!).

No treats AT ALL from the snack table – even though there is homemade flapjack on it at the moment….sweet Jesus, why??

Apart from my previously documented blowouts, I’ve not had any booze at home and only the odd one out. I will have the odd glass of wine from time to time but only once I know that I’m losing steadily.

Lunch has shrunk again and does not include bread. I tend to have either sushi/yoghurt/fruit or a cold meat/egg salad with fruit.

My cooking style has readjusted – the Fry Light is out again. I’m still cooking the same dishes which were essentially pretty healthy and involved fresh ingredients and lots of veggies, just cutting back on the fats.

And finally, the full fat Bradwell rum & raisin icecream (made in my home village doncha know!) has not been touched. I did, however, buy a pack of Fruit Pastille lollies in case of sweet emergency (only to discover that they are Rich’s favourites so I’m going to have to defend them from him!!) Re biscuits, I only buy the dark chocolate ginger ones which I’m not really bothered about so Rich can still enjoy the odd one.

I have always done a fair bit of exercise which probably explains why I hadn’t absolutely piled on the weight despite all the straying listed above. But now I’m being a bit more strict about that too. This week it has been Pump FX (killer) on Monday, swimming Tuesday, Golf and dog walk Wednesday, training Thursday, swimming Friday. I’ll go for my Saturday morning run tomorrow and golf/dog walking Sunday. Not bad at all. Eagle eyed readers will spot that I was meant to be going to Zumba this lunchtime! I fully intended to and was looking forward to it. I had set out my kit to bring to work this morning and then failed utterly to bring it in! Stupid woman. Luckily I had my swimming kit in the office anyway so I went swimming instead. Now I can’t try Zumba for a fortnight as I’m off work next Friday…..grr On the plus side I had mentioned it to a couple of colleagues and they sound keen so I might have some gym pals which always helps and makes exercise more fun.

Early indications are that weight loss will be slow this week. The scales are grudgingly showing a small (just less than a lb) loss and I still have the weekend to negotiate. I’ll have to stay strong in order to make this work as I do NOT want to fall at only the second hurdle. But, even a half lb or lb off would be fine – I’m genuinely not going to be greedy about this.

In other news, we’re very excited as we’re going to see The Inbetweeners Movie this evening!! I know I know…how old are we?! But I think the TV show is hilarious and I’ve heard very good things about the film. The trailers looked very funny. I will be good. Either a drink OR an icecream NOT both. And no toffee popcorn…..sob…..

To be honest a bit of mindless fun will be a welcome break from the ongoing misery of having to deal with solicitors over the financial side of the divorce. We have been officially divorced since May but the financial side has still to be settled. It’s been agreed in principle for months and months but for some reason D will not quite sign it off. It’s very frustrating as I just want to be shot of all this and finally free. It makes me wonder what is motivating him to keep hanging on? It’s very confusing as he seems to have moved to Thailand (yeah I know, tacky or what…) so one would have thought he’d want to get it sorted too.

So there’s me up to date. I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy weekend!!

1 comment:

Peridot said...

Sounds like you are going great guns and as for resisting the homemade flapjack, well, that's nothing short of heroic!