It’s been ages since I wrote a blog and I feel like I have loads to tell you but that would involve me rambling on for ages! So let’s condense this down
My Daughter Is Making Me Fat
The thing is shes likes Kinder Eggs-no actually let me get that right. She likes what’s INSIDE the egg and not the actual chocolate. We spent a fair few weeks on search of Sven in the Frozen Kinder Eggs which meant leftover kinder chocolate every day-very often more than one a day! When she finally got one a couple of weeks ago I think I was more excited than her! Finally no more leftover kinder egg chocolate that ‘needed’ eating. But no my joy was short lived as she continues to want the little toys inside. I think we might have light at the end of the tunnel though as she got a really crappy toy today and we agreed that maybe they were a waste and not to get them anymore so fingers crossed that’s the end of that.
Home Life Struggles
My husband has had to work away a few times this month (it’s finished now though) and once Scarlett is in bed I’m then left to my own devices very often bored plus I struggle to settle when he’s not in the house which means I end up with a glass-or 3 of wine before bed. Which brings me neatly onto…
My Cheese Devil Has Returned With Avengence
As you know wine and cheese come hand in hand for me which means if I’m being naughty and having wine on a Monday night then I’m having cheese too! I’ve been to Manchester Christmas Markets today and bought some coconut cheese-sounds awful but it’s amazing! And it’s that time of year when all the nice cheeses are out-I’ve also bought some with plum in and one with apple and sage. Actually if you think about they’ve all got fruit in them so technically it counts as part of my 5 a day right?
On A Mission
So with all this going on it would be easy to go off track and I’ll not lie a few weeks ago I was on the edge. I have so many meals/drinks/parties on that I was starting to worry about how my angel was possibly going to compete with the Devil on my shoulder because we know how much she likes to party!
After a few wobble weeks I decided that how I dealt with things was down to me and I could choose to ignore WW, put my head in the sand and tell myself I couldn’t possibly stick to it or I could put a plan of action in place which is what I have done.
Last Saturday was the start of my festive run that ends next year so I had what I had. I didn’t point it and deny myself anything but on the other hand I didn’t eat things because ‘it was there’ or because I was having ‘a day off’. I didn’t dwell or fixate on anything I just enjoyed myself. To balance this out for the rest of the week I did some form of exercise every day. Even if it was only 15 minutes. I also utilised my zero heroes with food I was enjoying-I made a gorgeous veggie toad in the whole for 6sp a serving and had loads of swede and carrot with it and used celeriac instead of potatoes as ‘roasties’. By having food I’ve enjoyed it’s kept me on track and I lost 1.5lb this morning. This brings me to 44.5lb which means 4.5lb to the weight I pledged all the way back in May that I would get to by Christmas (my wedding weight 11 stone 5lb). That however takes me to 49lb lost so I might as well go for 50lb!
I showed a ‘friend’ my sparkly skirt at weekend and told her how pleased I was that it was a size 12-her response? ‘You are wearing that?! In a size 12? Has it got some give in it?’
All this has done has made me more determined-I’m well and truly on a mission!
Currently I have lost the weight equivalent of a border collie-2 more to go for 3.5 stones!