Monday, June 23, 2008

Life ain't easy

Today, I really need to stay accountable. I know i'm already off track. But I want to stop the downward spiral there. So here it it

Bacon and egg

Mini strawberry cheesecake
a couple of spoonfuls of chocolate spread

Cheese sandwich (one slice of bread and some cheese)
aubergine (sliced, sprayed with oil, salt and peppered and cooked in a hot oven)
a pear (shared with a certain young lady)
little individual tub of icecream

Oats, dried frut and milk
hula hoops
curried chick peas
spoonfuls of chili con carne
piece of cake
piece of chocolate brownie

Monday, June 09, 2008

breaking with tradition

Yesterday we had a big family get-together to celebrate my Grandad's birthday.

I ate and ate and ate all day. I wasn't even hungry most of the time. I just ate cos the food was in front of me, and it's what I always do in these situations.
This morning I weighed myself and I was 218. That's up 12 on last Monday. I'm almost certain that some/most of that is water given the junk I ate over the weekend, but still, it's not good!

I know that I need to overcome the mental assumption that when I'm at something like that I will overeat. Cos it was like I just went into autopilot, and that meant disengaging brain and just shovelling the food in.

I'm back on track today, but I do need to give this some more thought..

bacon, egg and veggie curry

A pear

Veggie Curry with cheese on the top

A pear


Saturday, June 07, 2008


bacon, egg, veggie curry

2 pears



I have no idea what else I ate on Saturday. I know I was doing ok until I went out in the evening, and ended up eating a bunch of junk :-(

Friday, June 06, 2008

Getting back on track

I was meant to be getting back on track with my food diary yesterday, but for a number of reasons that didn't happen.. anyway, here I am today, reporting in...

I couldn't have breakfast first thing because I had a fasting blood test that needed to be got out of the way first. I took a pear and a babybel cheese with me to eat on the way home, and had another pear when I got home (after 10am, so not exactly early for breakfast!)

Lunch was a bowl of lentil soup. I also ate a piece of corned beef. I was cooking veggie curry, but it wasn't going to be done in time for me to eat it and get out of the house to go get a parking permit for my hire car (we put a 'visitors permit' in this morning, which ran out at 1pm, so really I needed to leave to get that sorted at 1pm).

Pork chop, broccoli, carrots, green beans and gravy. Yum :-)

Some pistachios and a piece of cheese.
Bit of chocolate.

I was trying to get a balance between making sure I was eating enough today, and keeping the evening munchies under control. Not sure I managed it.. but I'm trying!

Monday, June 02, 2008


I don't even want to talk about today.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Weigh-in this morning 206 (Equals lowest weight so far. yay, I'm back on track!)

Had a slight freak out when I realised that I've dropped 6.8lb since last Monday, and wasn't even really doing phase one properly. And consequently, ended up over doing the carbs, and food in general a bit today. Am not panicking, much(!), I think. And will get back on track tomorrow.
I think one too many people at church this morning asking me if my health problems could be related to my rapid weight loss. I don't really know how rapid it is. Sometimes it just seems to fall off, other times it's really slow. I'm just a bit confused.

bacon and bubble&squeak (aka leftover cabbage and a bit of mashed potato cooked together)

(I was out for lunch at the house of some lovely friends of mine)
Roast chicken, mixed vegetables, roast potatoes, a white roll. Followed by lemon cheesecake and summer fruits. And washed down with diet coke! (Not exactly a south beach friendly meal, but it wasn't excessive portions!)

Late Afternoon/Evening
(I just felt really hungry, probably a result of the not so good carbs earlier, so one thing just kept leading to another)
Pistachios and cashews with a piece of cheese. And I ate was was left in a jar of peanut butter (it wasn't loads, but still!)
Half an aubergine (egg-plant) cooked with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt&pepper.
A bowl with oats, raisins and cold milk (sort of like really really basic muesli)