It’s harder than ever now

As a rule, I’m not one to give up, though circumstances in recent years have had me shelving or postponing diet plans.
Not knowing what to get me for my birthday in 2019, and knowing how depressed I was getting about my weight, Hubby treated me to a 12 week countdown package at the local SW group. My goal was to reach target in those 12 weeks, which I actually did in July. HURRAH!!
OK, Dick tried to rain on my parade in September, but he soon bit the dust and I am good.
As I managed to stay within target for a year, another certificate came my way last August and I felt really proud of my efforts.
Oh, but it is hard.
Even though I can have an extra A or B option every day, plus an extra 15 syns two or three times a week, keeping to plan is a challenge.
A lot of the target members in group mentioned this at one of the meetings before they were all suspended because of Covid, saying it was harder to maintain their weight than losing it in the first place, and I can identify with that.

I restarted my food diary on January 1st, determined to get back into good habits, experiment with new recipes, and allow myself the occasional treat and extras.
I’m doing OK, but it’s a struggle, and the lockdown is finally getting to me.
Before it was nothing to go up the road to the shops for fresh fruit and veg, but now we have to plan in advance and the fruit available at the moment is, well, terrible. I would buy fresh raspberries and blueberries to have on my breakfast or with yogurt for dessert at least twice a week, then prices went up and the quality went down, so I resorted to frozen fruit instead. The last bag I bought was all chips and crumbs, but made a decent drink!

Boredom plays a big part, and trying to work in what suits Hubby with what I can have sometimes has me using all the pots/pans I possess, four cooker rings and the microwave.
I try to plan meals the day before, determining whether something has to be taken out of the freezer, but lately whatever was intended no longer appeals and I have to think again.

Hubby didn’t fancy his pasty today, so had savoury rice and ham instead. I still had my sausage pasta, and it was nice, but I forgot the garlic!! Tomorrow we may be having jacket potatoes with ham and mushrooms in a cheese sauce.Β  No freezer requirements, microwave for the potatoes, and one pan.
Weigh in tomorrow. Wish me luck!!

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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24 Responses to It’s harder than ever now

  1. Ramya Vivek says:

    It is tough, but you have been doing a commendable jobπŸ‘

  2. willowdot21 says:

    It is very difficult, and I am wishing you well in the weigh in tomorrow. Sending hugs. πŸ’œ

  3. murisopsis says:

    You are so right!!! Good luck!

  4. Sadje says:

    All the best my friend. I’m in the same boat. This stomach bug has spoiled all my plans. The bland diet is mostly carbs.

  5. Carol anne says:

    its very hard! I find it a challenge to even lose continuously. I am doing all I can to motivate myself to keep exercising and eating all the right foods!

  6. Ricettiamoinsiemecucinando says:


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