Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Progress, however small, is still progress

I was going to do a weekly update about my weight loss but I'm here now so might as well give an update. I'm down 1lb. It's not much but I always believe slow and steady wins the race. Besides, I'm not going to starve myself and Easter is this weekend...

Current Weight: 10st 10lb
Goal: 10st

In other writerly news, I'm going to be interviewed on the local radio LmFm next Tuesday, 2nd April and my books will be on sale in an actual bookshop this week! Very exciting.

Would you believe it's STILL winter here. As I write this, snow is pelting against the window. Unfortunately, it's not sticking but it sure is purty :-) This time last year I had a BBQ in my back garden for my family! Global warming my bum! ;-)

The Demesne, Dundalk (IRE not MD) 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Weight loss....AGAIN

When I started this blog, back in 2010, I was a good bit overweight, around the 13st mark (82kg) and at 5 foot 3 inches, it really showed. I hated going out or buying new clothes. I generally wasn't happy with how I looked but hadn't the will power to do anything about it. Then I saw this...
October 2010
I started Weight Watchers a week later and after about fourteen months I received my gold membership, which is reaching your goal weight and maintaining it. After ten months, I was happy with how I looked again and started to be complacent. That is why it took another four months to reach my goal.

At my 30th birthday, ten months after I started WW (40lb lost)
With my gold membership, I could have gone to meetings for free but I got lazy. Last April, weighing 9st 10lb, I stopped going. This was a bad idea because I have a very unhealthy relationship with food. I can't simply have just one biscuit, sweet or crisp. I have to have the whole lot. I can't have anything sweet in the house at all, I'll just devour it.

So now, after nearly a year, I finally weighed myself again.... 10st 11lb! Yikes! All my clothes are tight on me again and I could kick myself for letting it go on so long. It's not so noticeable at the moment because I can wear baggy clothes for the bad weather but Summer is coming (in Ireland, Summer usually happens for a week in April, and that's it) and I've a wedding in three weeks!

So, here I go again... Homemade soups and low calorie snacks. No chocolate, alcohol or any sweets. It'll be a bland few weeks/months.
St. Patrick's Day, do you like the new fringe?
Starting weight: 10st 11lb
Goal: 10st (for the moment)

Today's Menu:
Low calorie yogurt and fruit
Homemade vegetable soup
Lasagna (Not exactly low fat but it'll balance out the day)

Feel free to pass on any low calorie snack ideas you have. There is a recipe for 3pp scones on my blog. I'll be baking them with Beth tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Moving House

I have been a bit quiet lately because we have moved house. Monday was my last day in the old house and I was manic trying to clean everything and move out the last bits. Thankfully, I'd most of my stuff already moved. My sister helped me with three runs in the car on Sunday. Fair play to her because on Monday she flew to Dubai to start a year of travelling the world with her partner. I miss her already.

This is just a short post to say I'll be returning soon to update on my new house and everything else going on in my life. 

Moving house isn't easy...

Thirteen pairs of shoes/boots/runners!! Twice as many as me!

Playroom mid-move
Playroom almost sorted