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16th-Feb-2010 08:03 pm - Gutted
marjorie daws
Well, it had to happen, but I wasn't expecting this - 4 lb gain tonight!!!

Did have a good weekend with family for birthdays etc, but even so - 4 lbs!!!!!!!

Must try harder, but head not in the right place again...
11th-Feb-2010 09:05 am - It was all going so well
fracked
Until last night.  Had a bit of a binge - on M&S Chocolate Cracklepots.  Only 1 POINT each bite, but I had 6.  Too dangerous to have in the house, but Andrew didn't take them to work today - will I cope?????
10th-Feb-2010 01:38 pm - Weigh-hey!
marjorie daws
Had a good weigh in yesterday - lost 4.5 lbs, although not entirely sure how.  I'd only lost 1 pound in the morning in the nude, yet lost more weight when I ate and wore clothes. Very bizzarre!

I did an intense 35 minute cardio work out though, but I din't sweat THAT much, do I?

Another good food day.  Cooked Chicken with lemon and courgette couscous for dinner.  It looked good and sounded nice, but was all a bit meh really.  Not much taste, and the courgette in the couscous was really fiddly.  Not to be done again.

Back to the beef provencal leftovers from the freezer tonight!

For some reason I'm incredibly snappy today.  No real. idea why, or is it just impending doom birtthday...


8th-Feb-2010 06:53 am - Another week
marjorie daws
Had a good session at the gym yesterday - even though all the machines are just that little bit different than at Chris's
Followed that with a good afternoon's digging, so the exercise quota is off to a good start this week.

A cooked a great piece of cod with beans and roasties last night (yes, roasties, but only used a tablespoon of oil, so POINTable).

Planned all meals for week, so feeling really in control.  Well, I say planned - my birthday Friday, so the plan is "eat out" ...

Got a big photoshoot this morning - just a little nervous...
7th-Feb-2010 08:05 am - But...!
marjorie daws
Gym time this morning.  Only thing is, my legs haven't fully recovered from last Thursday's mashing.  Oh well - no pain, no gain I suppose.

Today is:
Warmup
Squats - 4 sets
Leg press - 3 sets
Wide lat pulldown - 3 sets
Shoulder press mchine - 3 sets
Tricep pushdown - 3 sets
Dumbbell up, up, down, down - 3 sets
Dead bug - 3 sets
Warmdown
6th-Feb-2010 04:44 pm - So far, so good
marjorie daws
Had another good day Thursday- stuck to my POINTS. 

Made a great Beef Provencal casserole, enough for three more portions duly in the freezer (3 POINTS only per portion).

Also I skinnied up a recipe for Blueberry Scones - turned out great - 3 POINTS each.  Took them into Court today, and they got wolfed down - no-one could tell they were skinnified!



Not bored yet by my chicken pasta salads for lunch, which is good.  Just a bit of a pain having to prepare it each night.  All will be worth it come weigh day (Tuesday).

Training went well, although Chris was in a funny mood.  He's set me up with a programme that I now go and do at my own gym during the week, and then do it again with him each Thursday.  It's a 4-6 week programme with him stretching me each time.  Fingers crossed it does some good.

Starting the think that nothing will change with my muscle tone though - I'm 41 next week, so what's the point (no pun intended).  Mustn't start going down that route though.  Think positive.  Results will happen.

Friday also good during the day, but as it was Friday it was Sausages and Spicy Wedges for dinner!  Well, you've got to have some treats, haven't you?
marjorie daws
Last night was Shepherds Pie - in the freezer.  Sainsbury's Taste the Difference with buttery mash and cheese on top.  Tasted fine, but nothing special.

11.5 POINTS - OMG.  That's like half a day on a Shepherds Pie.

And I still went to bed feeling hungry :(
3rd-Feb-2010 04:31 pm - Fingers crossed...
marjorie daws
PT tomorrow.  I've been soooo good this week, it had better show dividends.  If not, disappointment won't be the word.

Margarets funeral today, but still managed to stick to food plan.  Tempted by the pies, sausage rolls and sandwiches at the wake, but didn't have anything, and waited until I could have my tuna pasta salad at home.  Lots of protein there.

Went for a swim this afternoon - 30 minutes - 40 lengths.  Mainly breaststroke, with 6 lengths interspersed of front crawl.  I hate front crawl!  How do people make it look so easy?

Felt sick driving home... :(

Shepherds pie tonight with lots of zero POINT veg.
2nd-Feb-2010 09:32 pm - A new beginning.
marjorie daws
Ok, I know I haven't been on here for a while, but I've decided to write this blog as a way to make me accountable for all the bad habits I have. You know the ones - I'll start the diet tomorrow. I've done half an hour in the gym, so I can eat a donut. That sort of thing.

I've been losing weight for a while, and seeing a Personal Trainer for a while, but not really getting anywhere. Don't get me wrong - I've lost 2 stone in weight, and I completed the London Marathon last year. But then I binge, and binge, and binge, undoing all the good work. I need to keep things together ALL the time, and maybe one day I'll have a six pack. Well, that might be a bit of a tall order - almost 41 here. But we can dream.

My trainer on Thursday said something to me that really shamed me. He said that he could keep taking my money, but wouldn't it be better to see some results. He didn't actually say those words, but that's what I heard. Wow, what a kick up the backside.

That was Thursday, and I was all geared up for being good and focussed. Then the weekend came...

My problem is snacking though. If I buy 8 mint penguins, I'll eat them all in half an hour. That's my whole day's allowance of calories and fat in one go. Not good.

So here we go. Yesterday was Monday - Day one of owning up.

Breakfast
Quaker Oat Crisps, skimmed milk, skinny latte and orange juice
3 PV
Lunch
Tomato soup, chicken pasta salad
6.5 PV
Dinner
Spaghetti Bolognese
7 PV

And then the snacks came...

Day 2 - today - much better.
Breakfast
Oat crisps, skinny latte, breakfast bar
lunch
Chicken pasta salad with beans, butternut squash soup
Dinner
Baked salmon with roasted sweet potato, tomatoes and beans, and pancetta.
Weightwatchers chocolate mousse

Oh, and I spent an hour in the gym today as well - go me!

15th-Feb-2009 02:56 pm - Oh dear...
running
Did my first long training run today - 7.5 miles - that's the furthest I've ever run.

Not too bad, but my legs ache now, and my knees are siezing up.

Must keep stretching, and not overdo it.

10 weeks and counting




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