Monday, 28 July 2014

Slimming World & me

Hey Guys,

I've been very slow to write a post about Slimming World, even tho I really think its amazing and the results speak for themselves, check out their magazine or website, but even in my group, the ladies are doing so well. I'm delighted for them every week as I share in their success.

I however have been playing the yo-yo game, up and down every single week since I joined in April (not exactly a poster girl for the programme) So I decided that until I got a cert to stick on my fridge then I would not be writing a post about it.
However if you follow me on instagram or Twitter you will be sick of seeing my daily posts of all my meals (sorry not sorry!). I find that taking photos of the food helps me to make better choices.
I also think instagram is great for getting food ideas and recipes. (I'm told that pinterest is too, but I can't get a handle on it.. showing my ages*ahem*)

So last Thursday night... it happened for me.. I lost 1lb and got my half a stone cert.. FINALLY :) I was delighted to get it and the clap I got from my group, it was lovely :) I think my clap was the loudest of the evening ,the girls knew its been a long time coming for me.

Half  Stone Award

So I have a lovely shiney sticker on the back of my book and I have the certificate on my fridge at home to remind me to choose wisely when I open the fridge.

So I'm sorry for the long (not planned) absence, but as I said, I wanted to wait until I had a progress report before I came back on here, otherwise this would be a confessional post about all the bad food I've been eating.

Thankfully tho I'm loosing,  its taken me 3 months to get off the 7lbs but that's ok because I know they are now gone forever and also it means that I didn't fall into the trap of "move in with the boyfriend and gain a stone" that was a big fear of mine.

So I'm back and I'm a total Slimming World convert, so I will be back to posting my weigh in's weekly and letting ye know how I'm getting on. I'll also post some recipes if ye like (the easy ones that is, cuz I'm not the best chef)

Do any of you following the Slimming World plan?  how do ye find it?

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Hangry.... Yes it’s a “thing”….

1.   Urban Dictionary: Hangry
Hangry. When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.

I’ve experienced this a few times I must admit, but it was when I “suffered” from it last night that I had to stop and think about my behavior.

Yes this happens to all of us at one stage or another I’m sure!
But just because your hungry, does that give you the right to be angry and emotional and possibly take it out on who ever is around at the time? Is it someone else’s fault that you are hungry and now angry?
I don’t think so!

I thought that I had this little issue of mine under control, because I find that if I don’t eat regularly, I get too hungry and don’t know what I want and also because if I let myself get that hungry, then I eat the wrong food.

Yesterday however it kinda crept up on me!
Yesterday for me was what I would call a Hungry Day… the kind of day where I could eat every 30 minutes and never be full or satisfied! I realised this around lunch time, so I was eating extra fruit to try and get me through. Thankfully I knew that my dinner only had to be microwaved to be ready when I got home, for this I was thankful, I got home, put my Bolognese in the microwave and put spaghetti in the pot to cook….. in less than 10 minutes I was sitting and eating my dinner, it was lovely, but I ate way too fast and there was definitely a taste of more from it. I told myself tho, that once the food went down that I would be grand, so I tidied up, made myself a cuppa and sat down for 20 mins to let said dinner hit my stomach, so that I would feel full….. I’d still be waiting I’d say!

So I got up, changed and got ready to go for my walk, we got to the half way mark and I asked could we turn back!! I probably should have gone for the walk on my own, because I couldn't even speak, I was like a demon… I was on the verge of crying.. FOR NO REASON at all!!! I was angry with myself for feeling angry with myself!! It was madness!! So we cut the walk short, went home.. I sat down and was trying to figure out what the fudge my problem was and then it hit me… I was HANGRY!! D’oh!

BUT at least now that I knew what the problem was, I could fix it! Thankfully I had left over Slimming World chicken Curry and rice in the fridge ready for my work lunch the following day… That went into the microwave and 5 minutes later I was eating and I felt calmer, my emotions calmed and I could think straight and see how crazy I had been acting for the previous 2 hours!! It was a relief to myself too! I thought I was going mad! I really thought that I’d have to go to bed and write the evening off as a bad day!!!
So being hangry caught up with me and won!!!

It was awful tho and now I feel so guilty for my behavior, I wasn't far off a spoilt child throwing themselves on the floor and having a tantrum (if I thought I’d get away with it, I would have)

Has this ever happened to you?  This isn't the first time that this has happened to me, but its been a while and I forgot about it temporarily.

I really should come with a warning sign!!