Think I’ve sussed it

Boring, boring, boring, I know, but with the weight still going on, I have consulted the SW Bible from my joining in 2016 and compared it to my current food diary.

The good news is that I am still eating a varied diet, with plenty of fresh fruit and veg though depression has increased the ‘occasional’ treat of a bun, chocolate, or biscuits.
Some time ago I mentioned that I thought our all veg stews were, although good for us, not doing me any favours in the weight loss stakes, and looking back, I think that actually holds merit.

Photos: stews on the boat:  left Jan 2017, right Oct 2016

The key to my success before was having plenty of fresh veg on the side of my main meal AS WELL AS the meal itself.
Our meals have often been with rice, pasta and some veg, but I have been omitting that additional portion on the side. If nothing else, I remembered that you have to eat 1/3 of your plate as speed food (which is normally additional vegetables).

left: spaghetti bolognese 4 June, right: today’s chicken curry and popadom (2 syns).

Hubby and I went shopping today, and I bought some frozen veg which I can easily select a handful to throw in the microwave. I also stocked up on fresh salad rather than the prepacked stuff (which went slimy the day after I opened it) so that I can have a side salad with chilli, omelette or jacket spuds.
I also bought a pack of small carrots to munch on instead of biscuits.

And so I start again, aiming for meals like these.

It’s my own fault, I prepared the meals, and I ate what I prepared, so the buck stops at me.

This is my own personal experience. As with any weight issue or weight loss programme, seek professional advice or talk to your GP.


About pensitivity101

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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12 Responses to Think I’ve sussed it

  1. it’s a struggle. A few steps forward and a step back. Hope your readjustments work for you.

    • I’ve got nothing to lose………….. except these extra pounds, which I have to admit are getting me down.

      • It is depressing when you work at something without seeing the results. Sometimes it’s a plateau and then you see a bigger drop but you already know that!

      • Sigh, I think my plateau has stretched into being a whole mountain range. Still, once I get fully back into the swing of it, hopefully I’ll see some more positive results.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    It’s a constant battle (sigh). May the force be with you!

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