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  1. Sunday 29th January 2017

    Just had a week with a really awful cold and sore throat which has almost gone now but has resulted in my diet being way off kilter .. da*n and bl*st!!
    Today has followed the same pattern but tomorrow will be a new start or should I say .. me picking up from where I left off! :meh:

    I haven't weighed myself for a while and I'll leave that delight for tomorrow morning which is my WI day. Now I am going to make sure that I have a good menu planned especially for breakfast which is the time when I am more than likely to err seeing as my back pain is usually at its worst.

    Here's to a good start to February and lots of weight loss :)
  2. Friday 6th January 2017

    Another restless night but filled it with being online and it's amazing how quickly the time goes.. so I eventually went to bed at about 5am. .. had a good sleep until 9 when I like to watch "The Wright Stuff" especially the news updates. Although I do like Richard Madeley when he gets on there he does go on and on a bit too much!

    I've been sorting out my computer as there's a lot of stuff that I don't need as I put short cuts on my screen and then find I'm not using them so they had to be deleted which means slowly going through them all.

    Food has gone well and I'm about to have a large piece of steamed cod with carrots, runner beans and some seafood sauce and allowing for 1 Crackerbread and a bit of Philly cheese for supper.

    Cals 1,130 Carbs 100 SatFat 21 Protein 75 Sodium 1,362 Fibre 19
  3. Tuesday 3rd January 2017

    It's been a good day even though the weather has been very cold!

    I've kept on my diet with no extras or anything else .. and I'm going to keep on doing the same thing in order to lose this weight once and for all.

    My techy man called today to install the security system as I just couldn't remember how to do it myself even though I did manage to last year. He also changed the browser to Google chrome as it's a lot quicker and sorted the stuff out of the computer so I could get into my blog on MFP. All done and I'm well pleased.

    Counts: Cals 1,130 Carbs 104 SatFat 22 Protein 64 Sodium 1,387 Fibre 23

  4. Sunday 1st January 2017

    Weight STS which is okay with me .. 209.4lbs .. now on to better things!

    Funny sort of day .. had a very good night and then ended up dozing for most of the day .. not that I wasn't going to do anything so I'm quite baffled at that.
    Watched "Pride and Prejudice" again for the umpteenth time this afternoon . .. just love all those type of period dramas.

    Bought some Burgen soya and linseed bread .. it's quite different and the carbs are slightly less but I don't seem to be as hungry eating it. Had a kipper for lunch with a slice and a cheese spread with a slice for breakfast, a big salad with ham and cheese for my meal this evening plus allowing a yogurt for supper.

    Total counts: Cals 1,221 Carbs 83 SatFat 30 Protein 71 Sodium 2,257 Fibre 17
  5. Thursday 29th December 2016

    It was a lovely sunny day but once again I slept far too long and woke up at nearly 12 noon .. very annoying as I had intended to go out today! By the time I had got myself together and had a bit of lunch .. albeit really breakfast .. I just spent my afternoon browsing the web .. as one does .. and most importantly planning my meals.
    I'm getting better at knowing what I should be eating and I managed to keep it all within the amounts I've allocated.
    I am also feeling so much better in myself now I have stopped eating a lot of rubbish and my arthritic back isn't any where near as painful which is fantastic!

    I want to find more social occasions that I can be involved in so I can keep my depression at bay .. it's very difficult because I can only go on an afternoon with my back being bad in the mornings. Come to think of it maybe that will change if things continue like they are now.. maybe 2017 will be a good year for me!
  6. Tuesday 27th December 2016

    Its been a quite uneventful few days apart from my short stay at the hotel just around the corner. I booked it so I would have somewhere to go rather than feel like I'm stuck in and nowhere else for me to be. The room was very good, the hotel was very good and I met some very nice people but even so I was happy to get back home.

    Food-wise I didn't over indulge, in fact I found it quite difficult to eat a good plateful .. turkey that had been cooked beautifully .. veg, Yorkshire puds, Brussels sprouts and gravy .. oh. and plus the balls of stuffing .. absolutely delicious .. followed by a small Christmas pud and custard.
    I came home after a quick cup of tea in the bar as the seats were not particularly comfortable and the entertainment was going to be in the evening and I didn't want to hang about until then.

    Feeling somewhat bloated I decided to get back to my dieting straight away and I'm determined that not only am I going to keep my carbs to below 100 but that this year is going to be IT! .. Yep!.. this year I am going to get to my goal of 11st (154lbs) I know that for my height of 4'11" that is still rather more than I should be but I think at my age of 82 and with my disabilities it's a reasonable weight to be.

    So .. here goes ... Onwards and Downwards!
  7. Wednesday 21st December 2016

    I have to make a very concerted effort to get this weight off as it is gradually creeping back on again and that is definitely not a good thing as my blood glucose level is also gradually increasing.
    I suffer from depression and at this time of the year I am quite bad because of the experiences that I've had over the years. I know there are many people who no doubt have been through terrible things but my life is one of continually being on my own and even as a child not feeling wanted which lead me to comfort eating... and it's a very hard thing to break or control.
    I am having 1200 calories per day and I hope to keep the carbohydrates below 100 although ideally it would be better at 60 or even less.

    I started in 2010 when I was 16st 2lbs and managed to get to 13st 6lbs in August 2015. Now I am 14st 6lbs .. not good!
    Here's to my losing those pounds plus and hopefully being a healthier person.
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