Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Trying and Trying and Trying!

Oh it's been a while since I got my blog on hasn't it? Despite being on plan some of the time, most of my time has been spent feeling sorry for myself, being in pain, being unable to do bugger all and eating crap as I don't have to prepare crap :o( Not good, obviously :o(

So...I find myself back up to 23stone and 2lbs - such a waste of all my efforts to reach those heady heights (or lows) of sz12 and sz14 clothes. The extent of my stupidity was shown today when a charity shop dress, in a sz26 wouldn't do up.

I could kick myself into next year - I'm so frustrated with how much I've lost my way. I know that my quite serious health issues haven't helped, but ice-cream doesn't help with possible M.E. neither do chocolate HobNobs, who knew??

Anyway, today has seen me once again step on my scales, face up to the damage I've done and get myself back on track. It's not been the easiest of times, but feeling terrible about myself, and giving my poor exhausted, aching body even more weight to deal with won't make it easier....with that in mind, today has been on plan. I have been pacing myself quite well, and so have managed to have the energy to get a blog up, albeit it a rather small one. Go me.

Breakfast was a grab and go affair, just a couple of persimmons and Alpen Lights, with that eaten we headed into town, and whilst there visited Starbucks, I resisted trying the delicious sounding maple macchiato and instead polished my halo with a Chai tea.

Chai was actually needed as I'd run out yesterday, so had to resort to normal teabags, shocking example of a first world problem there! So once we were done in town, off to Tesco it was for a rather worrying stock up....please tell me I'm not alone in my tea addiction?

 A lot of this was down to the enabling powers of a Facebook group, where it had been said that Twinings Buttermint tea tastes like Murray Mints, and so they had to be tried, as well as stocking up on my Chai, and then spotting Cherry Bakewell and Fudge Melt tea - so all were purchased. I can at least manage to make a cuppa with my depleted energy levels :o)

Once home, we were both rather hungry and so Hague got to work on a mammoth roast dinner. Sod convention, we wanted a roast and we didn't care it was Tuesday. We are such rebels....

Three syns for gravy and another ½ for the yogurt - note the Buttermint tea in the background, it's gorgeous!

As is now normal for me, my day has been split with activity and relaxing, this is due to a technique called pacing, where I have to ensure I get enough rest between doing just about anything. Even reading a new book is a high impact activity :o( Not good news for a book worm! So after suitable intervals of relaxing and minor activity I was hungry once more and managed to make myself dinner! A huge achievement, believe me!

Just an omelette and salad, but all made by me :o) Dessert was a tropical combination of a Shape pineapple and coconut yogurt with prunes and a Graze punnet with mango, coconut and pineapple. This was accompanied by the Cherry Bakewell tea, which was a tad under whelming :o(

I am ending the day having used 8½ syns, and feeling like I can do this again. There's nothing like sorting out all your clothes and realising that 98% of the gorgeous clothes busting out of the wardrobe don't  bloody fit!

Hopefully I'll have the energy to at least blog every day. I know it does help keep me on plan, and so I should do my best to make it a part of my day. Thanks for sticking with me, hopefully I can stick with it this time eh?



  1. Well done getting back on to plan. You have done it once so i am sure you can do it again. Good luck with your journey looking forward to your next blog x

  2. Your stamina agsinst all the setbacks is really admirable..keep going. .well done x