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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Something a little different!!!

Hi girls and boys,

As usual it's been a while!! There's been lots of ups and downs (more downs unfortunately, but that's life sometimes) and a radical eating plan change to boot!! I am still with WW and using the points system to keep an eye on portion control but am now implementing alot of Gillian McKeith's menu plans and using her food combining techniques too.

I'm sure you will have read in my past posts how bloated I have been, and that is 99% of the time. Ive suffered digestive problems for more years than I can remember too :0( According to her advice, I have now cut out all wheat and dairy products. I have had a 'swelly belly' for 3 weeks and my WIs were just soul destroying...0.5 off...1lb on...0.5 off... I was just about ready to give up. I then went to my bestest friends house for an impromptu visit. She is now Vegan (I couldnt go quite that far!) but she introduced me to the delights of Houmous (which I never dreamt I'd like) and lent me her G McK books. I havent put them down since and have taken to the food combining in the hope that it will sort out my bloating/gas/bad digestion.

Along with the radical new eating plan my friend suggested having Colonic Hydrotherapy. I'd thought about it in the past but had never 'taken the plunge' so I looked up a clinic and went for it yesterday!! I chose this one http://www.ringwoodhealthclinic.com/
I asked for my treatment to be with the nurse called Jane Burts as she specialises in weight loss and dietary problems and thought I may as well make the most of the money I was spending on my 'Inner Beauty'!!! I had to fill in a questionnaire to clarify what ailments I have and what medications I take and from this she deduced that I should steer clear of dairy products and sugary foods....as well as the wheat! As if that's going to be easy, but if I want to feel better then surely it's going to be worth it??

The treatment itself, altho very peculiar feeling, wasnt at all embarassing/painful/awful. Jane was lovely and treated me with dignity at all times. She explained everything that was happening and answered my 1000,000,000,000, questions about both the new eating plan and the treatment as we went along. Unfortunately, due to a bad journey there and arriving late, I didnt have time for the whole treatment as we needed to do the initial paperwork so as Jane had some idea of what she was treating me for. Jane has advised that because the 'matter' in my insides wasnt put there in a day she wasnt going to be able to get rid of it in a day and has a very good deal on further treatments, so I'm going to have 4 more sessions over the coming weeks :0) She was very reasonable about the payment on this visit and adjusted it accordingly which was brilliant of her as the traffic problems were not her fault :0)) Other advice was to take a herbal remedy to help regulate my 'system' and to take some probiotics to also help and to replace the good bacteria that may have been flushed out. After wondering whether it was the right thing to do, considering where I had been and what had been done... I had a really healthy lunch of chickpea and couscous salads, corn thins (like snack a jacks) and houmous with carrot sticks!! I also got a '9 bar' which is made of mixed nuts and has a carob coating on one side...I'm addicted to them! Even if they are 4.5 points each!!

My friend advised eating little and often, which is something I can quite happily manage! I cannot believe how little I can eat now and feel completely satisfied...I dont know if that's down to what I now eat or whether my appetite is much smaller?? Time will tell, I s'pose :0)

I went shopping this morning and it took me about 1hr 40mins due to reading all of the labels so as to see what I can actually eat (!!!) and managed to find dairy\wheat free custard and chocolate not to mention jammy dodger biscuits...things may not be soooo bad after all!! I'm having mixed fish and butternut squash made into a fish pie tonight. The sauce is made of dairy free cheese and as I'm not to mix fish with starchy vege's the BNS does the trick beautifully :0)) I'll be having baby leaf and herb salad with it and a chocolate flavoured soya dessert for afters...life is looking pretty good just now!! Well, the eating plan is, anyway!!! (its just the bloody kids that need sorting now!!)

I cant wait to see what results of my hard work and planning :0))) ...I'll keep you posted!

Take care and be good,


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Wind of change......

Hi all,

As usual, I've been crap at keeping things going here so Im just going to get on with it!!

I am changing my WI day to a Monday officially from the Bank Holiday.

There has been lots of upheaval here over the last week ... major personal upsets and where I used to comfort eat I have gone completely the other way and dont eat at all. Although I would rather have found this out a different way I see this as a positive outcome! Things are on more of an even keel now so let's hope everything else can get back to normal :0)

I have left a post on the 5+ board saying how windy, bloated and downright bloody awful I have been feeling the last couple of days. I hope I can get rid of this by the time I have my last Thursday WI this week...I feel like a ruddy great BLIMP :0(((((((

I helped out at the Monday meeting yesterday and all of the members and other helpers are lovely so I'm looking forward to being there from next week!

I'm sooooo close to dropping into the next stone bracket and it's driving me nuts that it's staying JUST out of reach....aaaarrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!! My leader suggested that I drop a point now to get me over that hurdle so here's hoping that it will help. I have been moving my arse more this week and even had a go on my daughters scooter on the way home from school this morning!!!

Well my lovlies....here's to onwards and downwards.... :0)))

Jane xx

Sunday, 10 May 2009

The Weekend...and Flyball!!

Hello all,

After the disaster that was WI my resolve is well and truly established to get down into the next stone this coming week and to reach that 11lb off that I've set myself for 1st July :0)

Did some running around Saturday...one of those 'chase your tail and get bugger all done 'kinda days :0( Britains Got Talent was as great as always!! Ended the day having a Drifter to make up my points...what a shame!!

Had been browsing through t'tinternet looking for some help training my Staffie puppy (well, she's 16 months now and probably only needs training cos I was crap early on)

To cut a long story short I found a Flyball website. I had heard about this from a lady I see whilst out walking and it's very similar to a relay race over jumps, for dogs. I mailed them see if there was any criteria my dog had to fulfill to compete and there was none so after a great fone call with the lady who runs the team I agreed to take the pup over to see what it was all about!! Little did I know it was going to involve ME running about!! That was a bit of a shocker! All in all they are a fabulous team of people and I even got some training tips for my dog whilst I was there :0)) I'm really looking forward to going again but next time I'll be wearing tighter trousers (jeans kept falling down and nearly coming off when I was trying to get treats out of my pocket!!NSV?!) and definitely NOT a v necked tshirt as when bending down to catch the dog you tend to reveal a bit more than you intended to!!

I had my pedometer on and have earned 2 bonus points...if only they could factor in how much effort I have to put in to run...It'd be more like 10!! LOL!!..

With more structure to my walking the dog now I hope it'll show both in the tape measure and on the scales and have to do more bending and getting my arse moving a bit faster!! :0))

I'll keep you updated on our progress :0)

Off to bed now, sweet dreams


Thursday, 7 May 2009

Oh Flippin Knickers :0((((

Oh well...wanted to have lost 1.5lb to become a 15 Gonnabee instead of a 16st Wannabee but it just Wasntmeanttobeee :0(((( I put on 0.5lb instead. I think this is due to totm so all is not lost, there is a perfectly reasonable explanation.


I have been good with my points and have been doing lots of walking with the dog so I will put it down to water retention and carry on pointing, walking and drinking my water and I will posting a 'Yiiipppeee' next week :0)

I am due to be mowing my friends lawn this weekend and it's huuugge so that should be mega bonus points! Not much else planned and as am skint to the eyeballs just now I'll have to amuse meself by taking the dog out lots!

Good luck to all who are weighing tomorrow and over the weekend :0)


Not a very exciting week....yet.....

Good morning all!!

Not a very exciting week so far..have been really good sticking to points and getting out with the dog for 40 mins in the mornings :0) I did change the routine slightly today and power walked her the looong way round to the park which included a long, uphill slope so that should have done the world of good!

I have WI tonight and am hoping to have lost at least 1.5lb so I will be back in the 16's (stones, that is, not size-unfortunately) I havent been there since before my DD was born and she is 10 now so I feel it'll be quite an achievement :0))

I must say, considering I have now lost 31.5lb I can obviously see a difference but I am still struggling to get into the next size down and I dont seem to have 'more' energy...I have the same energy level just less to haul about...if that makes any sense?? Does anyone else feel the same?

Well, best get my considerable ass into gear and get my DD ready for school....

Have a great day and I will post later how the WI went!!


Sunday, 3 May 2009

Bank Holidays :0)))

Hey all :0)

I hope everyone is well and happy??

I have been very productive this morning! After my brekkie of Oatie Shreddies (I Luuurrrvvee normal Shreddies but am trying to steer clear of wheat products at the min as I feel they are giving me a bad tummy) I did two loads of washing, hung them both out to dry in the beautiful weather then took the dog out for 40 mins whilst DD and her friend played in the park. When I got back, I mowed my lawn. It looks soo nice and tidy when it's done :0) I washed up and cleared the kitchen then decided to treat myself to the WW 5+ boards for the day...and goodness me havent they been busy!!

I cant believe how many posts appear whilst I'm trying to catch up with the ones from the previous evening!! I have given alot of my own personal advice and I hope it will have been of some help to some..not just pointless waffle!!

For lunch FB cooked me a two egg, sausage and cheese omlette, which I had with mixed salad. I pointed it and it came out at 10.5 with the little bit of mayonnaise I had on my salad. A little high on the points side but it was realllly yummy and I loved every bit of it :0) Only downside of the omlette is that it turns out that the sausage we used doesnt agree with me so I now feel 'purged'!! Sorry if that is TMI for some!!!

For tea I have had toad in the hole (made with completely different sausages!) mash and mixed veg. I was plesantly full after that and will now be having small homemade trifle kinda thing that will only cost me about 0.5 points...perfect!!

We are hoping to take DD and her friend to Frensham Ponds tomorrow. It's a kind of inland beach where FB and the kids can swim and I can make sandcastles :0))) I dont do 'outside' swimming...faaarrr tooo cold!

That's about it from me today...in the morning I will be taking the dog for her/our exercise before going out for the day so I will have upheld my wish to keep more active over the Bank Holiday :0)

Take care and I hope everyone has a great Bank Holiday Monday!


Saturday, 2 May 2009

Well...as is the norm.....

I have been AWOL again :0(((((((

I, Miss Completely Bloody Unorganised, do solemnly swear that I will update this blog at least every other day, if not more.


Now to work......

I have had a great time on the WW plan from the last time we 'spoke' till now :0)

Went out to an all you can eat Chinese last Saturday for FB's birthday and over the day have worked out I had a total of about 50 points (am on 26 per day). I considered that to be very reasonable! I had a little of everything I fancied including crispy duck pancakes and thoroughly enjoyed king prawns in hot and spicy sauce with just a little steamed rice!

I havent managed to get to Aquafit for a while and am pretty disappointed with myself for that. I am, however, up and out with the dog every morning at 06.30ish for at least half an hour and walk round the huge park lots of times, more often than not making pretty patterns in the very dewy grass as I weave my way round it keeping up with the dog whilst she chases birds!! She hasnt quite worked out that no matter how fast she runs she will never catch them whilst they are flying...oh well...it's good for both of us!

I went to WI on Thursday and was pleasantly surprised..I lost 3lb :0)))))
I wasnt sure what to expect. I had been 'collecting' points since Sunday to make up for going over but had been reeeeaaalllyyy low on a couple of days. I SP'd before I left (on my WW scales, as I always do) and they gave me a good indication of what was to come but I like to get the final result at the meeting...which was confirmed :0)

I have 1.5lb to go to get into the 16's...somewhere I havent been for a veeeeerrrry long time. Like before I was pregnant with my DD..and she is now 10!!

I have been giving saving points alot of thought lately. I have always been much happier saving points before using them, but as I weigh in on a Thursday there is not much time so I have come to the conclusion that if I go a few over on the weekend, it's just as easy to regain them (I dont like to think of having to 'catch up') on the days before WI so that revelation has taken a weight off of my mind...pardon the pun!!

This weekend we have nothing exciting planned so I will get the lawn mowed...again!!..and try to get my friend to get his lawn mower back so's I can do his too and his garden is much much bigger than mine and terribly overgrown! I must make sure I get out with the dog, too. I tend to let this slide on the weekends and my DS takes her, when I can persuade him to. As much help as this is, it's not going to earn ME activity points so I will ensure I go. We are going to get the push bikes sorted too..there are some niggly problems with them that wont take long, but you know what it's like trying to get round to doing these things!

I'm completely focused at the moment and long may this last!! I have 18.5lb to go to get my 50lb certificate...saying it like that makes it seems SOOOO achievable!! I will, of course, receive 3 Shiiinnnyyyy Silver 7's in the meantime as well as my 3rd stone for my purse...how much more incentive can one person need??!!

I hope everyone is happy, healthy, drinking their water and having a Great Bank Holiday :0)