Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Starting Over, Yet Again

It probably comes as no surprise, considering my last post was the 11th of January, that I haven't exactly been doing an awful lot of healthy eating lately! As usual I went off the rails, skipping gym sessions and over-indulging far too often and just never managed to get back on track - every time I tried, something came up, a night out, a missed meal, a hangover, a birthday, not having enough time to meal plan/cook/track my food/get to the gym... each time I've had a blip I have continued with it instead of getting back to where I was before. Living by myself while my boyfriend and I try to sell the house and I look for a job back in Glasgow has made me very lazy! No car means I haven't been doing a weekly food shop and not having to worry about feeding two of us has meant I've just been grabbing whatever I fancy each day. Which apart from anything else is far too expensive to continue doing!
Fortunately I have managed to maintain my weight, but it is up from where I feel comfortable and my clothes are too tight so it's time to do something!

I'm following the *Bitch Cakes* philosophy and not worrying about the number on the scales and how far or how often it changes down the way - I know I'm not likely to consistently lose 2lbs every week, I know there will be weeks where I lose a lot or a little, there will be weeks my weight stays the same, and there will be weeks where I will see a gain - that doesn't matter. I don't want/need to be perfect, I just have to keep going and not give up when I do lose my way. I'm not going to put a time limit on losing weight, it will happen as it happens.
And, I don't have a goal weight in mind. I don't really know what my ideal weight is, I'm just going to go off how I feel about myself.

I am using Sainsbury's Diets to track my food and exercise - I might be eating too much but at least I can see where I'm going wrong and the site is quick and easy to use so it's not too much trouble. I'll get another wee post about this up tomorrow and show you a screen shot of the food diary too.

I'd like to say I'm going to get back into updating my blog(s) regularly but I honestly don't know know if I'll have a lot of time for blogging. I'm keeping busy (distracted) with my 365 Photography Project on Flickr, here's January:


I'm also spending my weekends down in Glasgow so I can spend as much time as possible with my little sister while she is in hospital, and will continue to do so once she is back home (that's her above fast asleep, and above that is my other sister, they are 4 and 7 and are the most adorable little girls ever!). Obviously blogging will not be a priority right now.



  1. me too!! Janurary has seen my waist expand no end. Good luck with yoru fresh start!

  2. oh I hope your sister is ok - she's lovely, they both are :)


  3. Good luck with your healthy eating, I hope you managed to get back on track :)

    I totally agree with your philosophy on losing weight and I'm following a similar approach. I set myself a challenge to lose some weight this spring, but without starving myself. It's more of a lifestyle overhaul than a diet.

    It's the first time I visit your blog and it's very sweet. Lovely recipes, I'll be trying some soon.



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