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going down!

April 22, 2013 3 comments

Good morning! I made it through the weekend without any bad stuff!! Yay!

My weight slowly crept down all weekend and this morning was finally 153.0 lbs, 69.3 kilos and 10.13 stones! Yippe I am back in the 60’s (kilos) and the 10’s (stones).Now to get into the 140’s (pounds).

My run on Friday was only for 30 minutes which wasnt enough for me really but my sister didn’t want to do anymore.

I had planned to go for a run Sat morning and when I got up (at 8.30 am – miracle) James suggested going out for breakfast, so I scrapped the run and had a yummy fry up instead. We went to a pub for brekkie, it’s really good value, a small breakfast with 1 of everything is only £2.49 and a large with two of everything £3.99. So we got one of each and swapped some items. He got my bread, hash brown etc and I got an extra egg and sausage.


Sunday we went to the farm shop for some bits and then to lunch at my sisters. I ended up having a row with my other sister, she is so negative about everything and rants and raves all the time about the state of the world and depresses herself about it. It’s not what I want to hear 24/7.  We started to talk about my hen night and she moaned it would cost £400, which is not true at all. I reminded her that she suggested going abroad and she said ‘yeah I would prefer to go abroad’ so it wasn’t about the money at all but that she didn’t want to do what we’d already planned. ( A country house and a day at the horse races)

Then she just got nasty and said that I ‘bombard everyone with emails about health and I’m hardly the picture of health myself’. It was so uncalled for and also SO untrue. I hardly ever email about stuff, she hounds us constantly with ‘nestle this, starbucks that, dont buy this, spend a million pounds on this product because they are sooo good’

She basically won’t entertain anyone elses opinion about ANYTHING and she is always right. The thing is, she is way heavier than me, eats soooo much and also eats rubbish so I do not know where her catty remark came from.

So I’m not speaking to her for a long time.  I know it’s a bit mean talking about her on my blog, but I am so angry and sick to death of having to tip toe around her constantly. She always seems up for a fight with me and I had just had enough.

So that’s the end of that. She is no longer invited to my hen party…..

Foodwise I was good. I did have a few kidney beans Saturday night as I made a chilli sans the rice. But apart from that all was Dukan.

Today I have 2 boiled eggs for breakfast, leftover turkey breast from dinner last night, a bit of cheese, almond muffins and 2 baby yoghurts.

I renewed my astham tablet prescription and when I took my first one Sat night, I noticed the colour of the tablet was blue instead of beige and the moment I swallowed it, my throat started to tighten and close. I was finding it difficult to swallow but apart from that it was ok (well apart from the panic that my throat was closing up!). I am not happy with these though. I tried to google it and just found some information about montelukast being ‘generic’ so other companies now make them. There must be something in these that are not agreeing with me. I took another one last night and the same thing happened – in an instant.

I will be ringing my doctor this morning!!

Well, have a good day all, I hope you all did well with your goals over the weekend too.



March 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Good morning, how is everyone?

Today at work me and my colleague have organised a raffle for Easter, with the proceeds going towards cancer research for our ‘Race for Life’ in July.


Raffle prizes

As usual everyone moans that they never win anything, mainly because they DON’T buy a bloody raffle ticket. Also barely anyone helped or brought anything in, it’s always left to me, which I know will happen – and since I organised it and invented it – I have to do!!! LOL

So, not a lot of prizes but were have also ‘conned’ (hee hee) a couple of half days off out of the company, so I hope I win one of those.


Hot choc package

I also made a hot chocolate prize, with an easter mug, hot chocolate, marshmallows and a magazine.

Nice eh?



This is what I’ve eaten so far today, not very good. Chocolate xmas trees with peanut butter in the middle, and a coffee with squirty cream. Yes I am still obsessed.

I have checked that no one is allergic to peanuts though!

Hmmm, not too good on the food front.

For lunch I have chicken leftover from last night, a yoghurt and some celery with cream cheese. 

Yesterday I did indeed eat the whole coconut yoghurt which had 20g of sugar per 150g (total of 450g of yoghurt)


I need to get out of this rut and stop being self destructive.

I will take my almond flour and oat bran to my parents house and try to keep away from the baguette.

Have a great day everyone!!!! Hello Spring!



And it’s Monday again

February 25, 2013 1 comment


How fast did the weekend go? It was like a blur and I feel like I haven’t had any time off.

I was trying to study all day yesterday (exam on Tuesday) and I studied a little Sat night too.

Saturday morning I went to the farm shop for the first time. Wow was it cheap!

For £7 I got: 2 cauliflowers, 1 broccoli, shallots, red onions, brown onions, a lemon, some apples, some new potatoes, 6 extra large eggs, spring onions and 2 more things I can’t remember now. I thought it was good value for money anyway. Cauliflowers were 2 for a £1, whereas they are £1.30 for 1 in the supermarket.

I also like that it is all fresh and local.

Just need to get through all the cauli now lol. Maybe some cauli rice.

On Saturday I made broccoli cheese with sausage, very yummy!

Sunday we had chicken and some of the new potatoes roasted. Also amazing!

I didn’t do great this weekend – 2 easter eggs later……. I don’t know why I can’t be good sometimes.

At least there was no wheat and the only carbs I had was the potatoes and there weren’t many.

OH I just remembered the farm purchases- and a courgette…. what was the last thing? Who knows.

I realized I hardly drank any water this weekend and am really thirsty now.


I am desperate to make a bit more money so I have made up some hampers and have put them on ebay.  I want to eventually start an online hamper business and hope it goes well so I can work from home when I (one day) have a baby.

Ebay and paypal take such a big cut, some of the hampers I’ve seen on there are quite expensive, and mine are not too badly priced in comparison. ( I hope!)

I love these little suitcases – they are so cute!

I also eventually want to source local products and original products .

I’m dreaming about my spare room being an office with reels of ribbon and cellophane….ahh the dream!

Hope you all had a better weekend!


It’s snowing!

January 16, 2013 5 comments

Good morning, after saying yesterday that I was going to do attack for a few days, I made a salad for lunch without even thinking!!

Silly billy.

It’s only a few leaves and a tomato, so I will just make sure I don’t have any veg etc tonight.

I was soooo hungry all day yesterday. After my paella for lunch, I then had what was left for dinner before I went to college and when I got home I had some (wheat free) crispbreads with cheese, then some wheat free vanilla wafers and a yoghurt. I don’t think I was actually hungry, more psychological. Hmmm.

At least I didn’t crack and eat wheat or sugar, so …well actually I’m sure the wheat free crap is full of sugar but it was the best of the bad choices.

I drank about 3 litres of water yesterday so it wasn’t thirst disguised.

It means I must just try harder.

This morning I have 2 boiled eggs, salad for lunch, some wheat free ‘oaty bakes’ crackers, yoghurt for later and 2 small salami sticks.


I need to crack on with some meat preparation for the next few days. With college tonight though I’m not sure I’ll have time.

When I got to college last night everyone laughed as I walked in (nicely not meanly) and someone said ‘thats a nice welcome, but we’ve elected you as class rep’.

Great. I’m not sure what that entails…but hey, they know I can complain well if we need to!! haha!!

This was what I saw this morning, it was predicted heavy snowfall overnight, but luckily it didn’t.


Snowy car (the little one across the road)

Here’s my fridge sign hee hee


And here are those spice racks looking pretty on my fridge


That’s all my news really, my weight was down 2 lbs this morning which I know I should be happy about, I am, but when you put it on the day before it almost seems like it doesn’t count!

On dukan I think you get used to having a loss almost every day, it’s funny really because I used to diet and lose nothing and think it was normal, that it takes about a month to make a difference.

I know I’ve said it before, but I love dukan for the reason that you lose weight straight away – keeping you motivated to carry on. (well in theory anyway lol)

Have a good one, hope you are all warm where you are and having a good day!!

P.S Anyone from the UK, Sainsburys have got a good selection of wheat free things if you want some in your cupboard for those times when you might eat something else…….

And again…

November 28, 2012 1 comment


My weight is the same again. Strange, that’s three days in a row of 10.10, 68.0 & 150.0. Well on the bright side, it hasn’t gone up, though I did think it would go down. I have been good so far this week (ahem – apart from the left over mince pies I made). I feel like I’m in ketosis as my mouth tastes like crap!

I’m currently reading the second book of the Millennium series, ‘The girl who played with fire’. They are SOOOo good I can hardly put them down. Anyone else read them?

 This morning I couldn’t think of anything to make for lunch and so settled on 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran porridge for breakfast and 1.5 for lunch. Also took some slices of turkey and a bit of low fat cheese. I looked at the ingredients on the turkey and it has caramelised sugar syrup in it!! Why!!! Will have to check ingredients a little closer from now on.

I used extra fine oat bran today and it makes the best porridge! Smooth and turns into a larger quantity aswell. Yummy!

Later I have some yoghurt if I need it. Tuesday is definately my most tired day and have college again tonight. But then its thursday, then friday then yay!! Weekend again!

Can you believe I’m going to Paris next weekend? It has come around so fast. Very excited.

 It’s my niece Coco’s 2nd birthday this weekend so there will be cake and I must start mentally preparing to say no! Perhaps I will make some dukan muffins so I don’t feel left out.

A few of us love the film ‘Elf’ so we’ve decided to have an elf night with snacks and drinks.  Hmmm, will have to think about that one. I could just have none of the snacks, or make something dukan for everyone to share.

At college, our Business Tax exam is in 3 weeks and we are all nervous as feel like we have not had enough time to learn everything. We still haven’t even covered all the topics yet so we will hardly have any time to revise.  Ooh that just reminded me, I need to leave early from work today so I can catch an extra lesson at college…. yikes better go and remind my boss!!

Well, in that case, I’d better get on with my work…….

See  ya!

Running, running, running…

August 21, 2012 5 comments

Good morning!

I went for a 35 minute run last night, it was really lovely. I found a spiral path  I’d never seen before and it took me all the way down to the beach! I ran along the pathway there to some steps then back up along the esplanade back home. It was hard work and I had to stop a lot but I feel really good today!

Now I need to psych myself up for tonight’s run! I must make time to do some weights too.

Somehow, the scales are being kind (though I do feel a lot less bloated) but I weigh 10.7, 66.7 & 147.0. So I’ve miraculously lost 2lbs overnight!! Awesome!

I ended up scrapping the two extra days of attack as I had a turkey salad last night and a little yoghurt with oatbran mixed in.

Today I have: 2 boiled eggs, some sliced low-fat sausage, L: left over turkey and some yellow pepper, Yoghurt and another emergency boiled egg!

I don’t know how I’ve managed to lose those 2 lbs, I hope the trend continues!!

Well, I don’t have any work to do, but I must organise a charity raffle for work next week. I was nominated as the ‘Charity Champion’ at work as I’m always organizing stuff. It’s for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity so it is a good cause.

I’m going to ask people to bring in unwanted gifts or things that are almost new. I doubt I’ll get any actual cash to buy things. I’m bringing in some champagne and some books.

Well, I shan’t bore you with the rest of my day haha!

Have a great day everyone!