Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here I am, back on dear old Spark, and aiming to shift that last 5 kilos before Christmas. I got started in August, but had to stop weighing food and counting calories for six weeks, and here's why:
My eldest grand daughter got a good job in a West End department store. She lives way out in the country and they wanted her to start immediately - so I said come and stay here till you find a place in London. But she's living with anorexia, and while she's coping pretty well these days, she tends to deal with stress by controlling her eating. I simply could not start weighing food and counting calories in front of her. She looks up to me and it would have been insensitive at best, downright dangerous at worst. I didn't put on any weight while she was here, just stayed happily on my plateau.
It was wonderful having her stay here, she's a dear girl, and now she's moved into a shared flat with people her own age, we miss her terribly. She's going to come to supper with us once a week, which we're so looking forward to, but at least I can now get back on the wagon.
60 kilos by Christmas - there - I've said it!
Monday, May 09, 2011
Our trip to India started badly, and rapidly got much, much worse. It's a long story, but we went to Kashmir on the spur of the moment to stay on a houseboat, and they held us hostage till we agreed to buy a tour of Rajasthan! Well of course we refused, so they threatened to cancel our flights back to Delhi and throw us in the water! It was quite scary, but using cunning and deceit we escaped. This is what happens when middle aged people go backpacking without a plan - we've never been people for package tours.
After that the trip improved immensely, we ate some wonderful food and saw some wonderful things.
I put on almost a kilo, but I don't think it was the food, I think it was sitting in the car for too long. Anyway, I'm back now and ready to lose that kilo and a few more besides
Friday, April 08, 2011
We're off to India this weekend, only because we've never been before. We will have internet access while there, but will be eating out all the time, and sparking will be impossible so won't even try. I'm on a plateau (65kilos) it's the lowest I've weighed for decades and I'm happy with it for now, will get that final 12lbs off when we get home.
I don't use the nutrition tracker nearly as much as I did when I started. I know roughly what to eat and how much to exercise, but when I get home I'll get back on it again - promise.
The only thing that bothers me is ghee - the clarified butter in which Indians cook everything. It's delicious of course, but even innocent looking dishes like spinach (saag) are usually enriched with it. Oh well, it's only 3 weeks. So I shall become a temporary member of the Ghee Club!
Friday, March 04, 2011
BOGOF (stands for Buy One Get One Free)
You see it in hotels at breakfast time
All you can eat included in the price
You might as well eat everything you can
Itís free, although not really very nice.
The supermarket offers 'Buy one get one free'
How can you now take only one ?
It seems like giving them a cake, you see
And twice the cake is surely twice the fun.
How often will we take what we donít want
Because we cannot bear to miss the chance
Of something that we donít have to pay for
We grab it all, as if weíre in a trance
Our houses stuffed, our waistlines heavy
with what we have not chosen, do not need
We lumber on, still foraging and paying
The heavy price for all our stupid greed
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The good news is that since I stopped using the Nutrition Tracker every day, I haven't gone back to my old habits. I'm really miserly with olive oil now - I used to really splosh it about. And I don't spread fat on my bread, and try to be careful about portion control. But while I haven't piled on the pounds, without the Nutrition Tracker, I wasn't going to lose those last 7 pounds and get to my goal of 10 stone (140lbs).
Embrace your plateaus - your body is adjusting to your new weight.
Excellent advice, but I've adjusted for several months now, and am ready to shift that final 8lbs. I've got enough time before Christmas to do it, and no more travelling now till we go to Paris on 29th December. I'm really looking forward to it, because I know it works. Since we came back from Edinburgh last week, I've been tracking my food and am now down to 67.1kg (148lbs) - the lowest I've been. I'm really going for it this week, just want to get under 67
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