Done with dieting

I’m not doing the Weight Watchers thing any more, haven’t been for quite some time now. I was getting nowhere, making myself miserable and ending up binge eating on a fairly regular basis. Since I stopped dieting (and make no mistake about it, Weight Watchers is a diet) my weight has stayed stable, my binging has drastically reduced (I still have the occasional episode if I’m feeling really down) and I’m feeling pretty much OK about myself. I had blood tests done a few weeks ago and all the numbers came back good except my cholesterol. Which isn’t particularly surprising … Continue reading Done with dieting

Weigh-in week 10

I gained 1.9kg this week, but at least half of that was the yummy birthday breakfast cooked for me by Adam. I’ve switched to core and I’m happy to say I had no trouble what-so-ever staying on track today. I ate well, drank about 2.5L of water and walked from one end to the other of Hornsby Westfield several times over. Feels like a good start to the week. More birthday reports tomorrow, I need to take a photo or two! Continue reading Weigh-in week 10

The lamb shanks were calling my name

We took David out for dinner at The Ranch after the session at the Anxiety Clinic because I’d promised to as a bribe/compensation for his co-operation in going there in the first place. The session went well, the other families involved seem lovely people, the staff were great and David was reasonably relaxed about being there. Hopefully over the 10 weeks we’ll all learn some good techniques for dealing with the things that make Dave’s life more difficult than it should be. It’s on at a bugger of a time though, 6:00 – 8:00pm, not that any other time would … Continue reading The lamb shanks were calling my name

Follow that wagon!

The WW wagon that is. It got away from me for a while there, I’m blaming a combination of school holidays, TTOM, Caitlin’s birthday party and a particularly hideous urinary tract infection. All better now though, kids went back to school today, I’m past the “Oh, that’s why I’ve been like a bear with a sore head for the last week!” stage of my cycle (why oh why does it ALWAYS surprise me, you’d think I’d be able to recognise the symptoms by now…) and normality has been restored – more or less – anything I still canā€™t cope with … Continue reading Follow that wagon!

Skip this one

I’m too tired to come up with anything other than the food diary…I wonder why that would be…. Breakfastegg & bacon muffin – 4ptsLunchvegetable & barley soup and tuna & cheese on toast – 6ptsDinner2 lamb cutlets, corn on the cob, jacket potato with sour cream and peas – 7.5ptspineapple and strawberries – 0.5ptsSnacksmilk for tea – 1ptbanana mountain bread wrap – 2ptsWater2.5LExerciseNilTotal points for the day: 21 Continue reading Skip this one

Weigh-in week 7

Woot! Lost another 0.9kg šŸ™‚ Brings me to 9.1kg gone, dare I hope to reach the 10kg mark next week? Adam’s car is probably in the shop till Friday. Poor boy, having to do without his little red toy. He wanted to go visit the leather supplies shop and sailing bookshop place sometime this week, I might take pity on him and drag the kids around to do some daddy shopping one day. It’s not like we have anything else planned and I’d quite like to see the leather place. I went way over my 4 hours on the computer … Continue reading Weigh-in week 7

I don’t like Mondays. No, wait. Mondays good, sausages bad…

Nice quiet family day today. Lord of the Rings miniatures got painted, a BBQ lunch was eaten on the front deck, I did some grocery shopping and we walked to the park and played basketball. I decided at lunch that I wanted one of the not quite so low fat sausages I get for the kids, I had plenty of points, what the hell I thought. Well. I remember now why I say I don’t like sausages. Bleh šŸ˜› Greasy and tasteless. I won’t buy them again, it’ll be Peppercorn Meat Company snags for all of us from now on. … Continue reading I don’t like Mondays. No, wait. Mondays good, sausages bad…

Dead car dinner delivery

I completely failed to actually buy the stuff I needed to cook the meal I had planned for tonight and when Adam asked what we were having for dinner I said all I cared about was not thinking about it. So we ended up getting Indian takeaway. And when Adam went to drive home from picking it up, his car broke down. And he’d left his phone at home. Fortunately the restaurant is within walking distance of our place, so he did the heroic thing and delivered our dinner on foot. I doubt it makes up for the 2 samosas … Continue reading Dead car dinner delivery

Quick! Look over there!

While I quickly document the stuff-up that was Friday… Wait a minute, you’re still here. Never mind I’ll leave the confession till the end of the post. Perhaps you’ll be bored by then and won’t bother reading it, she says assuming that anyone bothers reading any of the food diaries…interesting question – does anyone read them? So, today, better than average, expensive though. Why am I such a sucker for indulging my kids when they so don’t need any more STUFF!? Caitlin got her ears pierced (that was planned – early birthday present type thing). Then we had gelato…it was … Continue reading Quick! Look over there!

Huntsman season is upon us.

Adam and the kids were in the lounge room watching The Two Towers tonight while I hid in the study. There comes a call summoning me, daddy is no good, this is a job for mum. What job would that be I hear you ask? Huntsman spider removal of course. Adam does cockroaches, I do the spiders in this family. And here comes the good part, I now know I’m a real blogger because I made Adam get the camera and document the event. First huntsman of the season Aside from pest control duties, today I have bought birthday presents … Continue reading Huntsman season is upon us.