Monday, 28 June 2010


I realised my blog's tagline reads my goal is to lose a stone in weight. Obviously back when I ORIGINALLY started this blog, I was lighter . . . oh, and I didn't have decent scales. Now I DO have decent scales (well, I THINK they're decent although they like to occasionally let me think I've lost 28 pounds, depending on where I stand on them in my room) and I realise it's more like two stone of weight I need to lose.

My goal weight is 8 stone 3. So 115 pounds. I'm currently hovering above 140 pounds. Which was the weight I was when I ORIGINALLY lost weight nine years ago. Argh!!!

I have been experimenting with The Harcombe Diet of late, which is a food combining diet in essence, but it's been difficult for me to get out of the calorie counting mentality, although I definitely like all the logic behind it. I've now shifted to calorie counting but while trying for the most part to not mix my animal fat and carbs.

With me though, the thing that has made me pile on that last fourteen pounds is definitely the wine.

I drink way too much of it, so that is the thing that I HAVE to cut down on. I have no choice - not just for my weight, but for my health too.

So today was day 2 of yet another diet cycle. I face my first challenge tomorrow when I meet my sister after work for dinner. I need to find a relatively healthy meal . . . and somehow resist the wine. Hmmmm - wish me luck with that one!!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Breakfast is a bit of a pain for me. I know it's good for me to eat it and not skip it, and I nearly always eat SOMETHING . . . but I always find that when I eat something at breakfast time, I get hungrier more quickly than if I don't eat until later on. So what to eat to keep me fuller for longer???

I've finally worked it out though. I've tried this the past few days and it has really worked for me. I get up in the morning, stick an egg in a pan to hard boil it while I'm getting ready . . . then once I AM ready I have ONE weetabix biscuit with semi-skimmed milk followed by the egg. It fills me up much more than 2 weetabix biscuits would, or just an egg or two by itself would. I guess because it's a good mix of carbs, fibre and protein.

I find by having that around half seven, I can last until at least midday with only a midmorning snack of an apple. Result!

Give it a go - let me know what you think . . .

Sunday, 22 November 2009


I've managed to successfully remain on a diet for a week now. Wow. I mean, I slipped a LITTLE at the weekend, but unlike most times I haven't thought "Oooh, I've fallen off the wagon, may as well eat everything in my fridge". So I've ate some junk food, but I'm not beating myself up about it for a change.

I've cut down on the amount of carbs I would normally eat, upped my green tea and fruit intake, tried to cut down on my alcohol habit (I've only drank once this week, which is an achievement in itself for me) and tried to get at least a BIT of exercise in every day. I am proud of my motivation for a change. Let's hope it continues . . .

Monday, 6 July 2009


So I haven't posted in a while but I am trying once again to do this diet thing. I don't have much clue what I'm doing at the moment so I don't have much to say about it . . . but once I have a proper update I'll let you know!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


I always feel bad for not updating this, but I always feel like such a failure admitting I haven't been all that good diet-wise. However, I AM still keeping up the exercise and trying to make the right choices whenever possible when it comes to my diet.

Trouble is, it's not always easy.

But we all knew that anyway, right???

A proper update coming soon. I promise!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


. . . you'll know I've hit a bit of a setback as of today. I've hurt my knee. :(

It's pretty sore at the moment and I'm really hoping it won't stop me exercising for long as I was really getting into it and felt like I was finally getting somewhere. But I guess we can only wait and see.

I'm so pissed off about the whole thing I've just eaten half a large bag of doritos and half a jar of sour cream and chive dip.

Yep, well done Paula . . .

Monday, 12 January 2009


. . . is not something that really exists in my vocabulary. I wish it was.

However, I'm proud of myself tonight. I managed to resist having too much to eat after I got home. I had a chicken and noodle stirfry for dinner - nothing big, I didn't really want to spare the calories as I ate quite a lot during the day. Although I walked to and from work so I wasn't worrying too much about the amount I ate.

And after dinner I did my exercise dvd. I'm almost getting quite into it, which is surprising for me. The dvd is a tad repetitive but it manages to get lots of lunges and squats into the workout in an aerobic way, which is unusual in my view. I really need to buy some hand weights because the other workout utilises them a lot, and promises to change your body shape very quickly. I could use some of that!

Anyway, I had three squares of Green & Blacks mint chocolate and that didn't seem enough. I wasn't even hungry but I was craving something else. I wandered about the kitchen, looking for something, realised the only thing I really wanted was something dripping in cheese . . . and stopped myself. Grabbed a can of Sprite Zero instead and headed back to my room. Away from the temptation.

Yay me!