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Lose to win – Week 16

Diet wise it hasn’t been a good week.  After gaining 1 pound last week I found it really difficult to get back on track.

I felt frustrated at work and irritable at home and as is often the case I ate lots of the wrong things.  Then of course there was the weekend to cope with.

I was in Stevenage for a UNISON meeting all weekend.  And while Stevenage isn’t really my favourite place it was a chance to catch up with some of my favourite people.  But of course this involved far too much food as well as a good few glasses (or maybe I should say bottles) of prosecco.

The hotel we stay in is always really friendly but the food can sometimes be a bit hit and miss.  But this weekend it was fantastic.  So with full cooked breakfast, two course lunches and three course dinners including this fabulous Ganache served with Bailey’s custard



I was fairly sure that the scales weren’t going to be kind to me when I got weighed this morning. And the result is…..

12st 8lb 2

I was right.  It wasn’t good.  I’ve gained three pound! My highest weight gain week since I trying to lose weight.

What I really don’t understand is why it takes weeks or maybe even months to lose three pound but it only takes a couple of bad days to put the same amount on.

But I’m not disheartened.  This might be the most I’ve ever put on in one week but it does mean £6 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation so at least a really good cause is going to benefit from my failure.

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Lose to win – Week 14

I’ve done a bit of experimental cooking this week.  Using more and different spices to those I normally use to add a bit of flavour to my food.

While tandoori chicken and chicken tikka have long been favourites I’ve never made Cajun chicken myself – and it was delicious.

I’ve also been trying adding a few things to crystal noodle soup for lunch – I’m not usually a big fan of soup but this was delicious.

But I wasn’t sure what impact this would have on my diet until I stepped on the scales this morning.  And the result is………..

12st 4lb

That’s another 2 pound off and another £2 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation.  And it means I’ve only got 6 pound to go to have hit my target of losing 2 stone before my birthday in August – maybe I need to rethink my goal!!

Tip of the week – spices are a dieters best friend

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Winners lose – Week 13

Cakes, cakes and more cakes………….

That’s what this week has been all about – oh and a lovely curry made by my good friend Cath McGuinness (check out her video on my Facebook page).

So my weigh in couldn’t be good could it?  And the result is……….

12 st 61l 2


Amazingly I’ve lost the 2 pound I gained last week.  No idea how but so that’s another £2 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation.  And to repeat what I said a couple of weeks ago – if I can lose another pound next week that will be 1 and 1/2 stone.  So this week I really am going to be extra good.

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