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Fighting a losing battle and winning! (This week)!
So, big things in my life recently include an unwelcome diagnosis of diabetes 2. I was already trying to los weight, with a low cal diet and lots of exercise, but I redoubled my efforts because I know how much difference it will make. However, ... Read more
Me and my lemon & ginger tea
I have just worked out I drink up to 10 mugs a day of lemon & Ginger tea. According to lots of Internet wisdom I should be losing weight, detoxing and generally looking & feeling great by now, because of this.
However, I'm sadly still fat and ... Read more
Just feeling like giving up when...
It's. Been a mad, high pressure week for me and I've not had (or made) the time to do any exercise . It's been all work and slump - apart from a long walk yesterday. I was sticking to my no carb rule but felt I was getting fatter, not slimmer.
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Experiments with low carb meals
Feeling pretty good as I've lost a bit more weight and feel absolutely fine. I've been drinking gallons of lemon and ginger tea which might be helping I guess.
Today I had about 30 secs to get lunch together before leaving for work. So, I ha... Read more
Cauliflower- my new best friend.
I tend to walk past the cauliflowers when I'm food shopping. Although I remember lovely cauliflower cheese from my childhood, it hasn't tasted so good the way I've made it since it's been me doing the cooking. Until this weekend that is!
Today... Read more
Another 14pound! Whoops, that's gained, not lost...
I'm angry with myself and busy wallowing in self-loathing at my weight gain, since the start of January. So that's really doing me a power of good, obviously. So it's back to a more determined effort now.
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Fighting back to fitness
Things have been right off course for a few months now. A nasty lingering virus that seemed to mutate into different forms in order to attack my body in as many ways as it could together with Christmas overload has left me feeling really slothf... Read more
Nasty nausea diet
I'm definitely not on my diet of choice at the moment, but an unpleasant flu like virus has left me feeling nauseus and unable to eat much. This is a very rare thing for me! Hope it doesn't last long though.
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No excuses November 4th
Back at work today...not fun.
As a teacher my job has become much harder, with more expectations and duties. I am expected to work for about 7 years longer than anticipated, whilst being paid less. Going in today to be sworn at and general... Read more
No excuses November day 3
Going ok so far, if not perfect! Tea and cake at Mock Turtle cafe was allowed because
A- i was taking my mum out
B- I'd walked along the sea front for a while
C- it was apple cake, one of my 5 a day...
I am ready for a fast day tomorrow... Read more
No excuses November!
Well, here I go again. November finds me heavier than I had hoped, the scales having gone up rather than down as intended. Hmmm
It's been a very difficult few months for lots of reasons and I have found solace in eating - but now I'm feelin... Read more
I'm excited about my birthday, even though it means I'm another year older... Today I'm looking forward to being rather spoilt and having a fun family celebration this evening. I will be eating well!
At the moment I'm contemplating getting up... Read more
Lost 7 lbs on my first fast day! Wish it was always that easy...
I am very pleased and relieved that I managed to lose the 7lbs I'd suddenly gained following a few days of relative feasting, when some friends came to stay. I was gutted when I got on those scales. It had taken a month or more to lose it and ... Read more
A quick start to the Fast diet
For the past 4 days we've had friends to stay and have done plenty of eating and drinking during that time, culminating with a fantastic Greek meze in a Brighton restaurant. However, we have also been for several long walks and I hadn't felt I'... Read more
Fun in the Sun
It's been a long time coming, but today felt like spring was really here - probably snow again next week now. We went for a long cycle and it was really spirit lifting.
The sky was clear and bright blue, the countryside was green and lush, wi... Read more