WELCOME TO MY SLIMMING WORLD!
Jamie Olivers book ” 30 minute meals”became my cooking bible, when somebody gave it to me as a present 18 month ago.
Trouble is his recipies are full of olive oil and cream and ment for four at least four and they are so delicious that, when there are two of us, instead of freezing half we tended to finish them off.
This plus a chronic undiagnised chest infection over the winter, which kept me off my bike, had resulted in my gaining nearly two stone (28lbs 12.7kg) Michael, who is always on the large side looked like the back of a bus.
So, pictures from my January Paris trip, and my daughters weight loss efforts, made me finally get the motivation to DO something about it.
But of course, I have been here before. Naturally slim as a young woman, I only piled weight on at the menopause. I fell into the trap of being convinced by images of super slim, airbrushed young models that skinny is how I should look.
So over the past twelve years I have lost and then gained weight several times using various diets, usually motivated by a wedding. I have tried faddy crash dieting, (cabbage, egg, Atkins etc)… made me feel ill. daily excercise at the gym,…. couldn’t keep it up, takes too much time.. Weight watchers,( Obsessive counting) and Slimming world But now myself and all our children are (hopefully!) happily married, I have no wedding outfit.to spur me on.
Slimming world has been the most successful method of loosing weight. But I didn’t want to trial along every week to pay my £3 or £4 to be weighed and then sit through boring tales of everybody else’s success or failure. Also having an obsessive nature, I then become obsessed with food, and pile it all back on again.
So I have done my own thing, sort of following Slimming world extra easy principles, which basically mean half my food intake comes from fruit and vegetables a third from lean meat, fish, pulses eggs pasta rice and potatoes. and the rest are small amounts of fat, dairy and the occasional
treat.. I have successfully lost a stone (16lbs 6.5 kg) with another stone to go, Really it is just a mindset, to eat healthily….. But this week I have fallen off the wagon!
I have eaten twenty two
chocolate snacks that I keep in the cupboard for the grandchildren. I enjoyed afternoon tea with Janet at the Richmond tea room in Manchester, and we polished off the lot! SO worth the guilt! LOL!
I have eaten crisps and a fry up!
Mondays weigh in at work will tell the tale!
BUT CONSIDER THIS...Twiggy was always my icon, she is the same age as me and was the supermodel of my youth.
….on the right is the airbrushed picture that appears in magazines and on the left is the real Twiggy, shopping in her local Marks and Spencer.
MAKES ME FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER!
Love from Bolton