Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New for 2011

I'm not one for New years resolutions, mostly because I have broken them all by the end of January, and that pisses me off!
Instead, this year, I'm going to write about things I'd like to accomplish by this time next year.

I'm a WW online member, and therefore I would like to keep up my membership for the year, perhaps a goal weightloss of 1lb per week would be do-able.

I'm not going to go on about joining a gym yadayadayada, because I simply won''s daunting enough joining the Janathon (and I suspect knowing me that something will crop up and I'll not finish this either!!)

I must stop sabotaging my attempts to make better choices. I've managed to quit smoking three times, every time going back on them because I convince myself that the world would be an easier place if I smoked!! Of course it wouldn't!!
I've never been one to see something through to the bitter year I'd like to have at least reached one of my goals.

Apart from the whole of January, when I'm going to be checking in every day....I'll do a weekly update here of how things are going, and a monthly stats/photo for comparisons.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

3 days to go!

So in 3 days time I'll be starting the Janathon. I've charged my ipod and have some funky choons downloaded. I'm looking forward to having something to get me going for a month, and to comment on other peoples blogs too! I'll take my camera with me (I'll HAVE to stop then to take a pic won't I?). Mind you, most of the time it'll be dark because I'll either be running before or after work. I've dusted off my Garmin, but I'll be keeping the route fairly simple so that I can let the dog off for her workout!
I hope evryone else is as excited as me!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010


My love of running seemed to have been lost in the time that we were looking after mum and dad in 2008. Don't get me wrong, I would have looked after them forever because it was an honour to do so, however, working full time, assignment writing and going over to see to mum and dad every night....something had to give.
I looked back over my blogs on 'Fetcheveryone' (great site and saw how much my times were coming down, and how I really did enjoy being able to lace up my trainers and grab the dog for a short run. I loved running with my friend Lal, but to run on my own was bliss. I was accountable to no-one but myself. I could run/walk for times that suited ME.

An entry from my blog went like this:
'Went for a short Bimble with Polly, but Doug had ust made a big pot of tea and I've saved some WW points for a kebab tonight, so I kept it short, but I running now I'm not struggling for breath. I don't know how the hell I managed before I quit smoking.

Running no longer seems like a chore, or something to dread (because it used to hurt my lungs so much....I was on inhalers x2 ) and I get time to relax on my own. I never understood it when people said they loved to run alone, but I would feel a bit put out if anyone joined me at the moment!

I actually look forward to it................OMG! Does this mean I have finally found the bug to be bitten by??'

I have to get that feeling back. I really want to run again.

I STS this week, and have been less than angelic on the food front (still within points allocation, but alot of unfilling crap).


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Pro Points plan

So I've been back at WW for almost a week, and I must say that I've been hungrier during the day with the Pro Points plan than with the regular old plan. I dunno, perhaps it's me, but a jacket spud costs 8 Pro Points which is a fair few when you only have 29 for the day! However the extra 49 points per week does mean that I can splurge 20 points on a bottle of wine for the weekend, and getting off my arse and walking with El Mutt also lets me save points for a rainy day!

I understand that the US are swapping to this plan tp, only it's called Points Plus over there, so I shall be interested to see what Bitchcakes makes of it (can't wait for her blog on weds).

I'm weighing in on Tuesday morning, so I'll updated then.

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Ok, so I've signed uo for the Janathon (details here in order to get the new year off to a good start. I figured that I would be spending alot of time behind the computer, what with assignment deadlines looming, so I thought I could break it up by activity, photography and blogging! I'm going to restart the C25K as my month of running, taking the doodlemonster with me for company and to provide a much needed distraction. On rest days I'll just toot along on the elliptical trainer.

We're not going out on NYE, so I'll get off to a good start!

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

November goals #3

So yesterday I took the dog out for 2 decent 40 minute walks, but was probably a bit slower than I should have been. It's like I've got a battle going on between body and mind all the time.
I'm busy at work, but so too are alot of people who manage to get up early and do their workouts, or come home pooped at night and do them.
I think the early mornings are too much to ask my poor body to do at the moment. It seems to be asking for alot of sleep, which I'm more than happy to oblige!

I'm still on the 200lb mark, and I know the only way to get it started again is to get going on the elliptical for 30 mins or so every day. I'd love to go out on my bike, but I'm too damn cold, and goosebumped fat is not pretty!!


Sunday, 24 October 2010

Goals for November #2

Well I've started and mean to keep this up for the whole of next month too.

This morning I have walked Polly for 45 mins at a brisk walk, and I've completed 30 mins on the elliptical trainer too, at varying resistance levels, burning about 170 cals.
I looked at the Shred dvd too, and I figure I need a couple of small hand weights. I'll try and do this on alternate days depending on my start times for work.

Off to Tesco for some shopping for next week.

Goals set for November

Ok, so I've been a bit mojoless for the past month, but I have taken the dog out most mornings and evenings since Doug yoinked his tendon.
I am still in awe of the Heavy Man, and also of Tara (aka ) who's blog has made me laugh and cry in equal amounts.
Both of these people plan goals for their journey, and I will do too, one month at a time.

So for November:
Be 195lb by the end of november
Move every it walking the dog, elliptical training or shred
only weigh once per week
Drink more water

Manageable goals....what the heck...I can start today!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

I have worked my backside off this weekend and my feet hurt now!

Poor hubby has yoinked his achilles tendon rather badly, and as a result, he has been put into a below knee cast for the time being. This has caused most everyday activities to become somewhat of a palava!
I'm used to weekends where I do mostly nothing, and Doug spoils me rotten. As you can imagine it all came as rather a shock when I had to do the laundry, the housework, change the hoover bag, sort out the tumble dryer that flatly refused to dry anything, take the dog for her walkies, fit in a session on the eliptical trainer, bake banana bread, sort out my christmas lists etc etc.........

The scales have been teetering on 199.5 lbs, but settling on 200 for the last couple of days, however, with all the extra activity today and yesterday, I hope to have my big fat feet firmly planted in the 100 and something pounds!

The others seem to be doing ok too....roll on thursday!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Ok....I know i shouldn't have, but I peeked on the scales this morning.

It said 200.5 lbs.

I'm almost in onederland!


I didn't post yesterday as too tired, but I stack to the plan

B ; 2 toasted crumpets with jam 4
L : Couscous and chicken salad with no point salad veg 6
D : Spaghetti bolognese (Doug styleee!)7

no snacks today, too busy at work
Today will be like this

B : Oatso simple and milk 3
L : Chicken and couscous salad with no point salad veg 6
D : Pork and pineapple curry with half a pack of Uncle Ben's rice 9

Roll on Thursday!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Day # 4

Productive day starting early as I'm back to work tomorrow after a 2 week break.

Laundry done, housework done, dinner sorted, dawg walked, breakfast and lunches for week planned, and rebounder ignored! We're having an indian summer which is lovely, but is not condusive to bouncing around the front room clad in lycra!

B : 2 crumpets with lurpack and jam = 4 points
L : small Tesco cheese and tom pizza (with extra tomato, mushroom and ham topping added at home) = 5 points
D : Chicken pot pie with no point veg = 8 points.

I have not weighed in today as I'd like to have a surprise on thursday when Lal and Molly come for their weigh in. I hope they're managing well too.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

day #3 of seriously now!

202.5 nakid this morning. That's 3 lbs since I got home from hols last week. I'm not disappointed with that at all!

I ordered an elliptical trainer to use either before or after work to ramp things up a bit. I've been very lazy lately, but at least this way I can fall out of bed and use the trainer, and then fall straight into the shower, briefly stopping for coffee (decaff natch!) and overnight oats on the way up to the bathroom!

We've got approx 104 days til xmas, so a rough calculation would be 14.5 weeks. Enough time to lose a sensible 2lb per week, equating to 28lbs. That would see me nicely in a size 14 jeans at the dinner table. (Love the jeans in the pic...not mine I am sad to say)

B : wholemeal toast with LF cream cheese, banana and honey = 4 pts
L : Turkey burger (shared with Polpot) cottage cheese, beets, cucumber and tomatoes = 4 pts
D : Chicken casserole with sweet potato, cabbage and petite pois. = 8pts
Treat : ice cream lolly = 5

total 21 points.

Took Dolly for a bimble but no points earnt as too slow!

Over and out!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Thanks jack

I've had to share this from Jack Sh*t as I thought it was so cool!

Made me smile alot!

Day #2 of 'seriously this time'

I went out with Lal and molly last night and discussed tactics! They will be following Slimming World, and I will stick with WW.

Interestingly, Lal was asking how food got the better of me.
I've never been one for small portions, and going to boarding school did little for my home economic skills. I never learnt to cook because I didn't have to.
Portion control was a thing that I never got the hang of.
I don't eat when I'm bored/sad/fed up......I eat because I like food! Simple!

A few years ago, Lal and I went to lots of step, pump and yoga classes, and we ran alot too. That all went down the pan when mum became ill in November 2007. Since then I have done nothing, and as a result I have gained 30lbs.
I am struggling to get back in the groove as far as excersise is concerned, because I'm too out of puff!

I've got 4 members of the Lard Lounge, and we will be weighing in on a weekly basis on a thursday evening, and I will post the results here. Meanwhile I will try and blog daily to keep myself motivated.

B : 2 x crumpets with 2 tsp lurpak lighter and 2 tsp home made jam = 4
L : Heinz tomtato soup and a slice of bread = 4.5
D : turkey burgers (home made WW), low fat oven chips 200g and no point salsa = 8
S : banana = 1.5
2.5 litres fluids

Walking into town and back for 40 mins will be my excersise for today.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Seriously this time

Back from hols and fab it was too!

Lal and Molly came over last night, and we held the first weigh in for Lard Loungers. Time to knuckle down to some serious healthier eating. 207.5 fully clothed, 205.5 in the buff when they had gone!

As stated before I am going to follow weight watchers, and have allocated myself 21 points per day.

I missed breakfast this morning as I was too busy (bad FatKat)but has lunch as follows

L : 40g pasta, 2 LF sausages, cucumber, spring onion, tomatoes, 1tbsp creme fraiche HF, and 1tsp dijon mustard made into a dressing. 6 points total.

I took Noodle pup out for a mimble for an hour and earnt an extra 3 points for today. I also found a really good excel spreadsheet that I will be using to tally things at the end of the day.
First goal is to make it to onederland by next week. Hard work and plenty of walking should see me there.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Off on holiday for a week.
Scale reads 203.
For how long is any ones guess!
I'll try and be good and get lots of walking in.
Until then xx

Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Heavy Man

I have been somewhat in awe if this chap and his sheer determination and focus over the past 3 months.
He is following the WW plan which is a great plan. I dug out my books and will try to combine clean eating and the plan.
Today will be busy getting Bette ready for another adventure, ironing, shopping etc.
Lots of Dolly walks too to keep us happy.
I'm going to do the Fetchathon for September, and Doug starts his course soon too, so the Doodmeister will need a walk before we leave!

Onwards and upwards


Sunday, 15 August 2010

not so good


Not a great weekend as far as clean eating goes, but no-one said it was going to be plain sailing!

B: Wholemeal toast with low fat cream cheese
L: 4 oatcakes with cottage cheese and cucmber
LM: Apple and a few cashew nuts
D: Pork chops in red wine with apple trimmed of all fat, sweet potato and peas.
LM: Strawberries

Went out for a thermal walk after breakfast.

Gotta try harder than this though. I'm just waiting for Lal to come round with my bike which I shall be out on in the mornings for a 20 min spin after work, and a 20 min dawdle with el Mutt after breakfast.

Still of the fags though which is good......but meh!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

clean eats


Clean eating mostly;

B: Wholemeal toast and Houmous for breakfast
L: Ham and couscous salad with toms, cuc and spring onions, and a creme fraiche dressing for lunch.
D: then out with Lal tonight.
I did manage to scoff a couple of licorice allsorts on the way round too!!!!

I will be weighing in on a Thursday night, and after the holiday, I'm opening up Lard Loungers to the general public! All my old memebers are returning for the autumn. holidays over, and time to pop the slo-cooker on with great stews and lots of home grown veg.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Feeling good

Ok, so here we 46 of not smoking. I haven't put any weight on this time which is a blessing, however, the few pounds I lost...I found again.

I've been inspired to blog my journey with photos, but not the belly hanging out ones.... too graphic.

I'll get D to photograph moi over the weekend, and I'll keep them for a couple of weeks until I decide what to do!

So, six months until my 44th birthday.

So much has changed in the last year, and mostly for the better. This could be another big change, and i have plans for one more HUGE change, but you'll have to wait for that one!

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Patches again

Went to see the good Doc at Pierrmont who has set us on the road to recovery again!

£320 per month, up in flames...thanks all the same!

Day 4 today, and going well. Lal on Champix but this has some hideous side effects. I hope she gets the discolouration of the eyeballs!!! ;-)

Very happy with life all in all x