A humourous title it may be, but the reason behind setting up this blog is serious business. I invite you to join me on a long hard mission to lose weight, get fit and get pregnant! I apologise in advance for any insane ramblings, tears and tantrums that may occur along the way...

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

14 - Week 4 Weigh In Results

Ooops I am a little late in sharing my weigh in results, so this is just a quickie to let you all know at this week...

I lost 1lb.

That takes my total loss to 9.5lbs.

Not bad for one month. I have had a few dodgy days already since weigh in so not predicting anything special this week. A loss would be good. Anything less and I will be very disappointed in myself.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

#12 - Week 3 Weigh In Results

Hello everyone.

I've had a busy week so not had a chance to come by md week to update anything.

So, this week's results:

3lb loss!!! :D

Very happy with that after the disappointment of the small loss last week. That takes the total lost to 8 1/2lbs. Not bad for 3 weeks work.

I have had a couple of shaky days nothing major, just not as careful as usual so I will have to be careful this coming week.

In other news I have decided to bite the bullet and start up my driving lessons again. I took my test back in 2005 twice but obviously failed. I think I might have passed the second time around but a week or so before the test my instructor went off on long term sick so I was left wth a new instructor in a different car with little adjustment time. I think it threw me completely before the test.

So my other mission this year is to get my driving licence sorted out once and for all. I hate being in my 32nd year and still reliant on other drivers and public transport to get around!

Wish me luck on that...I am convinced I will fail!

Much love

Sunday, 15 January 2012

#11 - Week 2 Weigh In Results

Hello all.

Well I weighed in this morning and the result?

1 lb loss.

I am really disappointed with the results today. I was hoping for at least 2 lbs after another good week but have been left feeling a little despondent.

I know I should be happy with any loss but I can't help compare myself now to myself two years ago The weight fell off me so quickly. I guess I am feeling down about it because I worked hard this week. I realise the pizza I had last Saturday might have caught up with me this week so I should be more careful. Other than that I had a good week food wise this week. I made good choices and enjoyed a variety of meals over the last 6 days.

Oh well onwards and downwards...another good week needed. I think today will be a write off though. I ended up at my mother's for Sunday dinner. Unfortunately my veggie option was a cheese and vegetable pie. I maybe should have taken some quorn fillets instead but seeing as though the food was already bought with me in mind by my brother's girlfriend I would have felt very ungrateful. I can syn the pie which is no great deal but I fear it will be very high in syns. Also, despite the rest of the plate being full of syn free veggies, I can't syn the roast potatoes well a my mum cooks them in oil rather than the fry light I would have used.

On the plus side, I got to spend quality time playing with my beautiful nephew.

Here he is today:

I wonder how many syns he would be? I could just eat him all up because he is so delicious! He's taken to playing 'answering the phone' by putting an object (not necessarily a phone anything will do!) to his ear and making a noise that sounds like he is trying to say 'hiya!' He will be 1 in a matter of weeks. He is growing and changing so fast now. I love him! 'Nuff said!

So anyway, here's to a good week ahead (today being the exception)

Much love

Saturday, 14 January 2012

#10 - The Benefits of Eating Healthily

The most obvious one is the weight loss naturally. However, my husband has noticed another one, which he thinks is a huuuuuuuuge deal...

My improving mood!

I am notoriously moody, I doubt anything will EVER change that. BUT, he has told me this week that he has noticed that I am in a generally much chirpier mood than normal.

To be honest I hadn't actually notice but I think he is absolutely correct. As soon as he said it I had flashbacks to early 2010 when I first started Slimming World. One day I noticed that I was feeling so much less bloated and was in a very good mood most of the time.

It really makes you wonder why you ever sat there with a big bag of chocolate, eating till you felt sick and uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong I still very much crave chocolate and if it was put in front of me I would be so tempted. This week has been a good week for testing out my restraint though. One more than one occasion one of the lovely ladies who works in my class team has offered me cakes and doughnuts. Every time I have said no (but thank you) and made an effort to forget she mentioned it. I know the goodies are in the cupboard somewhere but as they say, out of sight, out of mind.

Well, it is weigh in day tomorrow so hoping for another good result. 2 lbs would be great.

Wish me luck!

Much love

Sunday, 8 January 2012

#9 - Week 1 Weigh In Results

Drumroll please...

4.5 lbs loss!!!!!!!


I said I was aiming for 4 lbs loss for this week so an extra half lb on top of that is welcomed with a smidgen of glee! I was a little worried after the mid week weigh ins and not seeing the scales move but the hard work has paid off.

After last night's funny turn I am feeling much better and back on track. I just hope the pizza doesn't affect next week's result.

So today is a fairly busy day. I have some housework to do then my brother is dropping my baby nephew off for a couple of hours. Mummy and Daddy have some things they need to get done today so I am more than happy to be on babysitting duty.

I mean, who WOULDN'T want to spend time with a little boy as scrumptious as this...?

He is 11 months old as of yesterday.

OK updating on the go here. Just as I was typing this out I received a text message from my brother to say that Aston (the nephew) is going to his Grandad's instead but they will try to pop in to see me if they have time. I cant argue with that. The Grandad is question is my brother's girlfriend's Dad. He is going through a very rough time right now. I won't go into detail but a couple of major things have happened and I think he needs all the love and support of his family right now. So Aston can brighten up his afternoon and if I get time to see him too? Bonus.

Much love

Saturday, 7 January 2012

#8 - Oh, The Dramatic Irony...

I guess got what I deserved tonight!

Tonight was the dreaded meal out with some lovely ladies from work. I was having such a lovely time with them.

I had a minestrone soup starter, possibly the healthiest thing on the menu. It was a watery vegetable/herby stock packed full of lovely roughly chopped veg. Courgette, carrot, cabbage and celery. Very nice too.

Then I turned naughty and instead of going for the pasta dish I went for the margherita pizza and shared a bowl of fries with the girls. It was very nice, despite me being aware it was a very naughty treat for week one of my new eating regime.

Then ten minutes after eating I was doubled up in agony with stomach cramps. I won't go into gory details but I dashed to the bathroom 3 times in ten mintes, leaving the girls a bit worried. In the end I had to phone my poor husband and order him to pick me up immediately. I left my money on the table and dashed out with a quick "G'bye" for everyone and profuse apologies for running out before we were finished. We were going to go to some pubs down the quay after the meal. I felt terrible leaving them all like that.

I am home and it had settled a bit now but I have to wonder what caused it.

Could it be the massive increase of fruit to my diet this week and my body readjusting to this way of eating again? Or could it be the fact that I ate bread today for the first time in a week and actually have an intolerance that has gone unnoticed in the past?

Either way it was not a pleasant end to what WAS a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

First official weigh in tomorrow morning. I will be back with the results. I hope it is a good result after the hard work I have put in over the last seven days (this evening aside of course).

Much love,

Friday, 6 January 2012

#7 - One Thing Not To Do...


I always tell myself it is a bad idea to obsess over weighing myself througout the week but time and time again I make the same mistake.

 Six days into this new eating regime and the scales seem to be stuck! I am trying not to be disheartened but usually in my first week of being on plan I lose a massive amount of weight. In my first week of Slimming World back in 2010 I lost 8lbs in the first week.

I was not expecting that this week but quietly hoping for about 4lbs to get me off to a flying start. I only have one more full day before weigh in so I will be absolutely gutted if I do not see a loss. I have been SO good so far.

There is only one small dilemma to face this week. I have been invited out for a meal tomorrow night. While I really want to go and spend time with good friends, the eating out issue is a tricky one. There is nothing healthy on the menu that I like. I am a fussy eater yes, but the healthiest looking meal on the menu available for a veggie looks deceptively synful! It is a tomato pasta but the sauce is made with butter...sure fire way to top up the syns over my allowance. Other than that it is pizza. Eeek.

I know that in time I will have to adjust to these social gatherings. One good thing with Slimming World is that you can use 'syns' in a flexible way so going over by a few syns is no big deal, you just have to make sure you take them from the next day's syns to balance it out.

So...do I throw caution to the wind and just go out and enjoy myself knowing that I have been incredibly strict with myself so far and intend to carry on as such after? Or do I continue to be totally strict and refuse the night out so I can stay properly on track?

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

#6 - Willpower: I HAS IT!

Current mood: Victorious

So yesterday I said I was contemplating taking my own lunch into work to avoid having to eat the buffet lunch being laid on.

I stuck to my word. While everyone else tucked into big chunks of bread, quiche, pringles, cheesecake etc I sat with my little box of fruit salad (Just green grapes, strawberries and honeydew melon today as there were no raspberries at the supermarket yesterday...sob), a fat free yoghurt, some mini light babybels and a cereal bar.

I also left the staffroom as soon as someone walked in bearing a big bag of biscuits. GO ME!!

I am feeling strong today. I think I may be finally remembering that feeling of power and motivation I had two years ago when I first joined Slimming World. I'm making conscious choices, good choices and hopefully I shall see the rewards when I weigh in next Monday.

For tea I made a huge syn free vegetarian roast dinner. I was famished when I got home. It's all well and good eating fruit for lunch but it does burn off rather quickly. I suppose the good thing that comes out of that is that I eat at tea time when I am hungry not just because it is routine. I appreciate it a heck of a lot more.

With any luck I will soon stop feeling so bloated. I remember a couple of weeks into the plan last time I had a sudden realisation that my stomach didn't feel full of stodge anymore. I felt detoxed in my own way.

There has also been a lot of support from friends and colleagues so I have to keep going now to prove myself to them all over again.

I can do it! Today I finally feel like I believe it too.

Positive mental attitude!!

Much love

Monday, 2 January 2012

#5 - Stocked Up and Ready For Action!

Somehow, we managed to spend £80 on our grocery shop today!

I said I needed to stock up the fridge, freezer and cupboards with all the foods and ingredients I needed for success and stock them up I did. We also bumped into my little brother, his missus and my baby nephew so unexpected cuddles and smiles were in order.

I do feel a lot better today knowing I have everything I need here now. Yesterday I was really just going through the motions, cobbling together meals that I knew would keep me within my daily allowance. Today I feel I have much more freedom to chose really well and not feel like I am missing out on anything.

I made one of my favourite Slimming World style meals tonight.

I call it 'Chee's Chili Hotpot!'

It's called that because my husband calls me Chee. Therefore, it is my chili hotpot! It's brilliant for cold winter nights and very filling. It is mostly syn free, apart from the chili sauce which works out at approximately 5/6 syns for the whole meal.

It's very easy to make:

Heat up 1 tin of sweetcorn, 1 tin of red kidney beans and one tin of baked beans. Add the chili sauce (I use a jar of Tesco's Mild Chili Sauce) and add a packet (or however many individual) quorn sausages chopped up...and obviously cooked! Serve with steamed new potatoes et voila! Minimal fuss, maximum taste, minimal syn damage.

I allowed myself a packet of French Fries as my 'synful' treat tonight. Well earned too!

Tomorrow I head back to work, sadly to a conference day with lunch provided so I either look like an idiot and sit with my own lunch while everyone eats from the buffet, or I just try to choose wisely from the lunch provided. I almost want to go own the idiot route and take my own big boxful of fruit salad. It will be a great little victory for me if I do that.

So today, I guess my current mood is: Determined!

Much love,

Sunday, 1 January 2012

#4 - They Say The First Step Is The Hardest...

...but I have done it.

I promised myself that January 1st 2012 would be the start of my mission to tackle my weight head on. So,despite every bone in my body screaming at me to devour toast slathered in peanut butter for breakfast, chocolate, biscuits, ANYTHING unhealthy to help cure the hangover plaguing me from the night before, I kept my word and had a sensible day.

I won't be going into detail of every single meal I ever eat but today was a decent start with shreddies and skimmed milk for breakfast, ryvita with very low fat soft cheese, a fat free yoghurt and strawberries for lunch and a huge bowl of vegetable pasta for tea.

Tomorrow we will be doing a huge grocery shop to stock up the fridge, freezer and cupboards with everything I need to ensure I have a good first week on this new/old eating plan.

I should point out that I am vegetarian, so I follow Slimming Word "green" days. Lots of quorn, fruit, veg and starrchy carbs like rice and pasta in unlimited amounts!

I feel happy pleased with myself that I made it through day one despite the hangover and craving for all things bad. My husband has just informed me that he is going to head out early tomorrow morning and have a big veggie breakfast at Wetherspoons. I don't like those kind of breakfasts but on principle I am actually a little peeved with him. It's not the best way to motivate me and keep me thinking positively!

I really don't have much of interest to say today. So I shall just set the scene for the future. Weigh in day will be Monday I think. So I have a good clear week now to give it a really good shot and get a few lbs off!

One day at a time. I will get there...

#3 - Seeing In The New Year In Style!


Current mood: Hungover!

Last night was a blast. Seeing in the new year with a mass singalong of Kiss' "God Gave Rock and Roll To You" was far better than "Auld Lang Syne"...LOL!

The celebrations started at home with a bottle of Jaegermeister. The hubby, my best mate and I headed into Bournemouth to a new rock bar called The Anvil. We continued to drink Jaegermeister in copious amounts well into the night.

You can't see my full outfit and this is a terribly grainy image but here I am, rather drunk last night...

We hurtled into the new year at top speed...quite literally. The music stopped for the countdown. Only the countdown started at 3, not 10! Ooops. Oh well, we hugged, we kissed and then sang KISS songs at top volume in a venue full of fellow rock appreciaters! It was heaven. I left the venue looking an absolute state. Smudged makeup, hair wavy and matted as a result of a spillage of jaeger thanks to the hubby! Then we headed off for that last takeaway before "The Mission" began. Chips in pitta...marvellous. Not happy with the two sluttish girls from London who decided to plonk themselves at our table and eat my chips without asking though. Luckily I was too drunk to slap them!

I was still awake at 5am this morning with the room spinning, although I eventually got a few hours sleep and when I arose I uttered those famous words,

"I am NEVER touching alcohol again!"

Hmm, till next time then...