Category Archives: Progress

When medical opinions collide

Ten months and a five month waiting list ago I managed to finally meet the NHS dietician. She said: Have you tried losing weight before? Yes I replied, thinking of the drawer full of clothes that had become too small … Continue reading

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The diet battle ground is in your head.

Recently, my husband got me thinking about my motives for weight loss and led to my trying to figure out what I want. This last fortnight was beset with a workload requiring two, ten day weeks (thank god for freelancers), … Continue reading

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Week 4

No weight loss this week. At an average of 1600 calories per day, with brisk walks (not enough, TBH), you might think something would have shifted. Apparently not. Yet two weeks maintaining is better than a gain, right? It’s demoralising. … Continue reading

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Is it three weeks already?

Week 3 Starting weight: 257lbs (it has been worse) Current weight: 251lbs Loss : maintain Loss to date: 6lbs Exercise: yes. Learns: housework burns a lot of calories. With an average daily intake of 1470 calories, walking early in the … Continue reading

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Confession Time – Week 2

Week 2 Starting weight: 257lbs (it has been worse) Current weight: 251lbs Loss : 4lbs!!!! Loss to date: 6lbs Exercise: unbelievably old school levels of bad. Learns: exercise less, eat more, it would seem! The truth is I was sitting … Continue reading

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Confession Time – Week 1

Ok people, it’s one week in and time for coughing up. The ‘be brutally honest’ part of this campaign is to share how I’m doing, good or bad; particularly when bad. Week 1 Starting weight: 257lbs (it has been worse) … Continue reading

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Diets mean Maths

Calamity. We didn’t have scales until earlier this year. And these were not the Spinning Wheel of Scales Doom that we all grew up on. Mais, non! These are Modern scales. They measure BMI, have a blue light that illuminates … Continue reading

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