Aaarghh! Poundage! Week One

Hubby and I are in trouble.
scalesChristmas is five months behind us, and we still have the extra inches on ours.

Weight issues are problematic for both of us but for different reasons.
Mine is diabetes and Hubby’s is mobility, so we are very conscious of what we eat.
Or at least we were.

My spreadsheet shows that we have been rather indulgent on the ‘Naughty Page’.
This consists of three items:
Cakes, Chocolate and Sweets.
For May, we decided to have a ‘Non Chocolate’ month, meaning that I would not buy those heavenly chocolate brazils or fruit pastilles every time I went into the pound shop.
In fact, to save myself, I avoid the pound shop unless it is absolutely necessary and then avert my eyes as I walk past the sweetie aisle to the checkout.
It’s hard, so very hard when you have a sweet tooth like mine!
sweet toothHaving been staying with our friend this week, we got on his scales and had a wake up call.
Hubby asked if his scales were accurate, to which he replied that they were about a stone out. Our sigh of relief was immediately halted when he added that they weighed LIGHT.

Oh Sh!t.
diet jokeI have scales, but getting them out was a bit of game as they got buried behind suitcases, shoes and a whole lot of other stuff that had accumulated in our shower cupboard.
Hubby sorted that out a couple of months ago, getting rid of a lot of stuff we no longer needed (read gone mildewy due to lack of air circulation) and the scales got put tidily away under the bed, right at the back.
They are now back in the bathroom.
Easily accessible.
Every Day.

Crisps and biscuits are being moved from the ‘dry’ page (where they had been few and far between purchases January to March) and added to The Naughty Sheet.
We shall be weighing ourselves frequently, but recording our loss on Saturdays.
I shall log our progress here on my blog, perhaps throwing in the odd recipe of budget low calorie and filling meals, as that will give us incentive.

Hubby wants to lose 4 kilos.
I want to lose 5 kilos.
diet battleLet battle commence!


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Aaarghh! Poundage! Week One

  1. colinandray says:

    For quite different reasons, I avoid wherever possible sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol as they are all undesirable (in my body) stimulants. Eliminating sugar and salt is impossible however, reading the ingredients and buying accordingly can minimize it. It also dictates avoiding “junk foods”! I still have a “treat” now and then, but “now and then” is probably once/month. A once/month treat may be an idea for you to consider perhaps? A Guinness? Again, not too often and then only one!

    • Hubby enjoyed the freebees when we were in Dublin a few years ago (he had mine too), but as a rule, we’re not drinkers. Sadly, chocolate is our biggest weakness, so as I’ve been good not buying it, biscuits and crisps have crept in! We shall still have a treat, I just need to find out exactly what we deserve, or as Hubby would say, HOW BIG!! 🙂

  2. Good luck with this. Some things just are tough to avoid.

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