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day 16 & weekend away

September 22, 2015 Leave a comment


I’ve been so busy this weekend I haven’t had any time to write! I went up to near Manchester on Saturday morning for 1 night with my sister and mum, as my poor gran fell and broke her hip. She is recovering now, but we thought we should go see her.

We stayed for one night at the Best Western Plus Manor house hotel. It was lovely! we got a twin room (well they split the bed into a twin) and I got a roll away bed, which wasn’t tooooo bad – but I did wake up every time I had to turn over – squeak squeak!!

My sister and I had flipped for who would get the crappy bed, but I had already decided I would have it since she drove 5 hours each way lol!!

SOooooo, food you ask. What did I have and how did I do?

Well, I did very well thank you very much. As best as could be expected and maybe a little better.

On the way up I had a cup of black coffee, a banana apple and some nuts. When we got to hotel we decided to have lunch. I had a portion of seasonal veg with no butter(broccoli, cauli, potatoes, carrots) and a portion of hand cut chips. Yes, they were cooked in rapeseed oil…..not anything else I could have eaten.

Dinner at the hotel included a 5 course set menu. I had melon with berries to start (defo sugar in the berries), tomato and basil soup (it had no dairy apparently,  but did taste sugary, so more added sugar) then I had pork fillet but had to forgo the brandy sauce (sob) and vegetables, again with no butter. I couldn’t have the roll with the soup, or any dessert.

Ah dessert. They wheeled around a trolley full of friggin delicious desserts, but I’d come this far, I hadn’t had any wine (gagging!) so I chose a bakewell tart to take back to the room for my mum. (she is very fussy with food and didn’t want any dinner) then I had a black coffee. I did sooooo well, considering!!!

The next day, I got plenty of breakfast (the croissants, pain au chocolat, toast and muffins all screamed at me ‘take me take me we’re free’) so I had fried eggs, sauté potatoes, bacon and sausage. Hmm actually I just realised there was probably wheat in the sausage – damn.

On the way home I had a black coffee and an apple and banana.

Now today, I couldn’t resist and I weighed myself. I’ve been feeling so good and so less bloated and my stomach, although not flat, is no way the bloated fat cow I used to be.

I WISH I HADNT!!!  Although I have lost a few pounds, it am nowhere near where I felt like I was. It was really disappointing, and basically I have only lost the extra pounds I put on after my sisters wedding a month ago. So as bloody usual – back to SQUARE 1!!

SO – don’t weigh yourself is the moral of this story.

I do have a dilemma coming up. I’m going to my friends wedding on Saturday. Its all day. I want to drink,

I’m not sure what the food is, I am sure I can be good, apart from any added sugar or wheat in the meal – I can avoid actual wheat and dairy etc. And cake. But I don’t think I can not drink. Is that awful lol?? I don’t want to get plastered obviously as I want to continue on Sunday and not be so hung over that I eat a pizza.

Does anyone have any tips or advice for me??

thanks, blog soon

Shannon xx

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September 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Good morning! It’s Friday yipee!!!!

So, two posts in two days! wow. Ok I said I would tell you my weight today.

Haven’t weighed myself for a good 2-3 weeks, and have put on 4lbs in the last month. Booo. This might be normal I guess. Overall I have gained 20lbs so far, AAAAAARRRGGHHHH.

OK, so my weight today is, incidentally, the same as when I started the Dukan journey, oh about 2  years ago. Ironic? I weigh 12 stone 6 lbs……. arrgh.  Vile 😦

But I am preggers so at least I have a reason for it!

My weight was 12.2 for ages and I thought I’d stabilised my weight for a while, but I did read that the baby really starts to gain weight and get bigger in the next few weeks,

That is still no excuse for my ‘eat whatever I want’ though.

Last night I made a chilli (sans the rice) with kidney beans and garlic bread. Today I have left over chilli for lunch and I ate a cinnamon swirl for breakfast. Oopsie.

They were on sale and I just couldn’t help myself!

So there you have it, I am a wheat addicted eejit! We did decide yesterday that we need to get back into eating more veg. I hate buying it and then throwing it away though. I suggested to have an early Sunday dinner at lunch time and then for dinner we should cook whatever we have left in the fridge that is going off soon. Yesterday I had to throw away a cauliflower, a cucumber and dammit some chicken thighs that I didn’t realize had a short use by date. I put everything in the fridge left to right by use by date. That won’t last long haha!!

Anyway, that’s all I have to say for today. I will catch up on your blogs this weekend, I’ve had trouble looking at the blogger ones on my work pc and commenting.

Have a great weekend everyone!! x 🙂  


September 19, 2013 4 comments

Hi everyone!

I haven’t blogged for AGES! Ihave no excuse either, I’m just being lazy.

I have not weighed myself for a few weeks, I have kind of forgotten about it. This is probably bad news as I should be taking extra care with my weight at the moment.

I am now 26 weeks pregnant, only (ONLY!)  14 weeks to go.  So 14 weeks until Christmas! Yay I love Christmas!

Food wise, I have not been eating particularly well, ‘normal’ food as some would call it. I have indulged in sweets, chocolate and bread and pasta.

Poo. I did buy some gluten free bread the other day tho!

lately, I cant be bothered to cook, or it might just be this week I’m feeling lazy.

My sister had her baby last Thursday, Alice, who weighed 9 lbs! She is massive and fills her 0-3 months sleepsuit already. My other sister is due in about 6 weeks, she lives in Qatar so I hope the healthcare is good over there! I’m sure it is. 

 College has started again and they have changed the nights to Wednesdays and Thursdays, 17.30-20.30. Dont’ even get me started on the times haha!! At least I get there late and then we finish early, it was horrible finishing at 9pm last term.

So glad this is my last year of AAT. I have one module, one project and 2 re takes to do. I may try to get it all done by December so I can relax and never think about college again once I’ve had the baby.

Health wise I feel fine, my back isn’t as weak feeling (was hard to get up and first few steps was walking like an old lady) andI don’t have pains when I turn over in bed anymore. I don’t feel sick too often either. This is my second trimester though and its supposed to be the best of all three. Will be entering my 3rd soon so I’m sure the gripes will start all over again lol! Ahh the joys of being up the duff!!

Work is draining, but I am being rather lazy lately haah!!

I found out I won’t be doing my job when I come back after maternity leave which is annoying. It means I wont be able to do what I want lol. But you never know whats going to happen. Its over a year away. I am the best at my job so maybe they will want me to do it but we shall see.

 House wise – we still have to finish the kitchen and soon we will get our spare rooms plastered so we can get cracking on those.

Things take sooo long! James is great though and has done so much.

Well thats all I have for now, I’ll weigh myself and let you know tomorrow – make you all feel better about yourselves lol.

Have a good day!!!



20 weeks….

August 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Good Morning Tuesday!

How is everyone doing?

I’ve decided its high time I got back on the wagon and start eating right again. My main push was that the baby’s brain is developing now and needs lots of fats. That really got me thinking, I have to stop eating sugar and grains all the time.

We used to buy sugar free soft drinks, but I don’t like the sweeteners as it makes my face twitch so have been indulging in full sugar drinks lately – yikes! I’m surprised im not the size of a balloon! I said yesterday – no more fizzy drinks!

Last night I made a big salad, with bacon, mushrooms, tuna mayonnaise and spring onion, lettuce, cucumber and boiled potato.  I have the left overs for today. I also have carrot sticks and some yoghurt. No chocolate. 😦 I have been eating chocolate every day and am really enjoying it, so I need to find a new ‘snack’. Damn I just remembered I have little boxes of raisins in the cupboard at home.

For breakfast I had 2 scrambled eggs with a slice of cheese, that was 3 hours ago and I am still full.

So you remember I told you about how I wrote to Tesco (supermarket) to complain? Well I received a written apology and a £15 voucher. hee hee. About time too, they are constantly ripping me off.

I still feel like I don’t want to shop there all that often, as their meats etc are often not from the UK or even the EU, so who knows how bad the animals have been treated.

I haven’t weighed myself for a few days – I may do some healthy eating for a while lol then weigh myself to see if its gone down. (obvs am gonna weigh myself tomorrow morning lol)

It means a lot of preparation food wise, I need to get my low carb/dukan head back on.

I have my scan on Thursday and will find out what the baby is! So excited!!

James is getting excited too – it makes me really happy when he says things like that. I can tell he already loves the baby so much.

I am exactly 20 weeks today, so half way through. About high time I got my eating back in order.

People have been saying ‘you’re not still on your stupid diet are you’ and I say no as I can’t be bothered to explain that actually it wasnt a stupid diet, but an amazing lifestyle change. Bastards.

Its going to hard for a while, I know that. Especially in the evening as I have been indulging in a Magnum ice cream almost every night – sob!! May have to get some grapes or something to substitute.

I need to stock up on meat, veg and eggs as we are pretty much low or out of everything.

Well, thats my news! Have a great day everyone! 🙂


August 1, 2013 4 comments

Hello, good morning!

I didn’t realize I hadn’t written for so long. I have definately got baby brain at the moment.

I am feeling pretty good lately, no longer feeling nauseous all day, though I have started getting heartburn at night or when I eat certain things. I think this is probably due to my crappy diet. I eat ‘normal’ (if that’s what you can call it)

I’ve been having cereal for breakfast, a few rolls for lunch, and then whatever for dinner. Last night I was too tired so made tuna mayo rolls.

I’ve mentioned to James that we really need to start eating right again and he agrees. Tonight I may make a chilli, we have some mince etc. But I can already sense that I will put kidney beans in it and have rice too. Is that really so bad?

Thursday is our shopping day and we normally shop at Tesco. Lately, I have had it up to ‘here’ (hand above head) with them, every time we go there and purchase something on offer, they don’t give us the offer and I have to go and get a refund.

So I am no longer shopping there because I hate them.

Yup I am probably over reacting lol, but they piss me off so much! I have written them a stinking complaint letter asking for a generous goodwill gesture and an apology – we’ll see what I get back from them.

So, we went to Asda last week and it was ok. We weren’t big fans of that store before, but it seemed fine.

My weight is still rising – which I guess is to be expected in pregnancy. But I really do not want to gain extra  weight or unneccessary weight.

I must try harder. I know that.

Last night on telly, they had a program on Channel 4 about diabetes and diets. A group of women went to this ‘clinic’ and had to do a 55 day diet to try to reverse their type 2 diabetes. Half the group were on a 1600 kcal diet, made up of 40 % carbs, 30 % protein and 30 % fat. I couldn’t believe the high carb percentage and was shouting at the tv and shaking my  head! The other half were put on a liquid diet of shakes n soups.

After 2 months ( I think they spent maybe a week in the clinic together) they all came back and two of them had reversed their diabetes and all had lost at least 1 stone. Its pretty impressive (even with the bad advice lol) and just shows how important diet is to your health.

They said diabetes is going to be the biggest thing in the next decade and will be the cost of half of our NHS budget here in the UK.

So, I need someone to kick me up the butt and get me back in gear to eating well.

I am now 19 weeks and 2 days pregnant, and am waiting for my letter from the hospital about my 20 week scan. Hmmm – it’s getting a little close. I have rung them twice to chase it up in the last two weeks – they said they are having technical difficulties. It’s very frustrating as I want to have my scan to check everythings still going ok and I cannot wait to find out the gender!!

Plus – I need some notice so I can book the time off from work, and James needs to book it off too.

I will call them again today.

Anyway, that’s my moans for now! Have a great day and give me some advice to start eating healthy again!!


June 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Good morning.

I just started the day with a pancake and sausage breakfast from McDonalds.

I know, I know. I’m finding it really hard to resist all the goodies everyone at work has now.

I’m still struggling to eat vegetables, I had some peas yesterday with potatoes and tuna mayonnaise.  Bit of a starchy meal, but better than a wheat based one.

I felt a bit icky all day yesterday, probably not helped by the angel slices (serious slices of heaven and I must stop buying them) and nutri grain bars.

Fruit has made a come back for me, I am really enjoying peaches and nectarines, bananas and I have some grapes with me today. I know it is sugar, but at least I am eating it and not drinking it. I don’t want to eat too much fruit, but with not being able to force myself to eat veg, I know I need some vitamins etc from somewhere!

Since I stopped dukan a couple of months ago I am struggling to remember meals that I used to enjoy, sans the wheat and carbs.  Lately I have been indulging in bread and for example today, I could not think of anything for lunch so I brought some crumpets and butter.  Yikes!

Eggs are not appealing to me at all, but I think that if I ate it, I’d probably enjoy it. I seem to be funny with most foods at the moment (apart from the sweet ones!) but once I eat them I’m fine.

Must force self to eat veg! This is my weekend goal!!

Any tips??!

Have a great weekend everyone!


June 6, 2013 2 comments

Good morning!

I have been away from blog writing land for a while as you may have noticed.

I will come back next week properly. It’s been quite nice to have a break from blogging, but I have also missed it.

One thing I can confirm, is when you don’t write down what you eat – or worry about disappointing people who read your blog  and so DONT want to write, you really stop accounting for what you eat!

Dukan has been out of the window a little (ok a lot!) and I’ve struggled to do low carb.  Eating carbs has made me a bit ill – but then feeling ill makes we want to comfort eat – Catch 22. (or catch laziness in my case)

I will cut down my carbs soon, one day at a time.

My allergies have been really bad the last few weeks and I probably had a couple of colds in between too. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the two – any of you fellow sufferers know this!

I had a few days off work last week as I felt pretty awful, and then I had Monday off as it was my birthday! Yay!

Now I am 32 (gulp). My brother has turned 33 today – we are the same age for 3 days every year and we had a pact that we wouldn’t beat each other up on those days haha!! Sibling love ….. My sister took me out for breakfast which was nice and then I basically just spent the day round her house with the kids sitting in the garden. James was going to take me out for dinner but my hayfever was so bad that evening all I wanted to do was go to bed. (misery guts haha!!) …

So we are going out for dinner on Friday instead, it will be more enjoyable as it’s the beginning of the weekend.

Apart from that, we are getting the whole house done up! We decided to extend our loan and just get it over with. It won’t cost us much more a month so it’s easily affordable and I cannot wait to have a new kitchen!

We’ve had a couple of doors installed, one in the kitchen and one in the hallway (the old ones were ripped out last winter) and our new windows will be installed in a few weeks time.  James has also installed a new boiler (he’s a plumber – so handy!!! 🙂 ) so once we’ve done some of the kitchen he’ll disconnect the old one and connect the new one.  This winter is going to be so cosy yipeeee!! I feel lucky that we can do this, as we’ve been there 2.5 years and still haven’t done a quarter of the house, we just made it livable.

I doubt we will go on any holidays this year as we will be so busy with the house, but we can always go visit my parents in France for a break.

Well, it’s good to blog again. I’ll tell you my weight on Monday – its not that bad!

Speak to you soon 🙂

may may may

May 3, 2013 1 comment

Good morning everyone.

I feel a little better today, my nose has stopped dripping, but my throat is sore and I feel a little chesty on the asthma front.

Luckily I asked if I could have a half day at work today as I knew I wouldn’t be able to get through another whole day.

Yesterday at work, I was feeling awful, blowing my nose, sneezing and just felt terrible. A guy at work who, for no reason I know of, hates me and is always making comments and saying I have an attitude, was rude to me again.

I was sitting at my desk minding my own business when he said to me ‘ Have you got a tissue’ so I said ‘Yes, why?’ and he replied ‘ Blow your nose then’.

Urgh he is soooo rude, I am ILL and have been blowing my nose all effing day!!Of course I am a bit sniffly.

Anyway, my blood was boiling and when he went away a few minutes later I burst into tears and could not stop crying for about 20 minutes. Pretty embarrassing lol but I just couldn’t stop!! I don’t know what his problem is, he is so mean. I complained to my manager, in between trying to take deep breaths and crying. No one knows why he is so rude, I think he just has a major attitude. My manager says to just ignore him and think of the karma that’s coming to him. (He recently split with his wife – probably because he’s SUCH an arsehole)

Anyway, enough about him.

I voted yesterday, I think it was local elections, I wasn’t really paying attention but I thought I should vote anyway. Then we went shopping. It was the worst shop ever. We bought a trolley full of crap as I felt so awful I didn’t fancy anything. I bought (but didn’t actually eat) biscuits, rolo yoghurts, muffins etc. I did eat a few fruitellas.  James is going to have a great weekend eating all this!

I ended up having a tuna sandwich for dinner as really couldn’t face anything else and then went to bed. So dukan and low carb are treating me badly at the moment (or is it the other way around haha) but my weight is still stable so I’m thanking my lucky stars for that.

As I have a half day, all I brought with me was a natural yoghurt and some strawberries.

Well, have a good day everyone, hope you don’t get bullied by your colleagues and have a great weekend!

Yay – I just remembered its Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK – No work til Tuesday! Yeeeee haaaaaa 🙂


Dream phone

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello how is everyone doing today?

My colleague has a weeks holiday so I don’t have  a lot of time to blog this week.

Over the weekend, I went to my nephews birthday party. I did eat a cupcake. Woops. We also took him for breakfast, but the place we wanted to go was shut for some reason and we didnt want to spend a fortune, so ended up taking him to Mcdonalds (silly us) and buying him a moshie monster magazine.

It was quite warm over the weekend, which was nice. We have also inherited a fish tank and some fish. My friend was sick of it and the upkeep so gave it to us for free. When we picked it up one of her kids was crying her eyes out – poor thing. ‘But she doesnt know any of their names’ she sobbed. Bless.



Cool eh? It’s called a Fruval edge tank.

When shopping for my nephews birthday present  last week in Smyths toy shop, I came across this and remembered I always wanted one HAHA.


If it hadnt been so expensive I may have even bought it. 😉

I got Zach, my nephew, a 3DS game called err what was it called? Some undercover chase thing. He went crazy when he saw it bless him as it was exactly what he wanted.

Not much news today, see you all tomorrow! 🙂

P.S This morning I had a dukan pancake cooked in butter with some strawberries. It was SOOOO delicious………….kinda low carb, kinda dukan.