Saturday, 18 October 2008

New Term's Resolutions

For once I think I am going to try and beat the clock! Rather than wait for 2009 to knock at the door I'm going to resolve to do something today. I intend to set up a new blog to try and help me lose weight. Recent posts of expatmum and pottymummy made me feel quite pea green with jealousy. Those, added to the fact that the doctor asked whether I am going to have another baby the other day...mean that I am really going to go for it!

I've just conquered the flipping accounts. Sorted out all those crumpled receipts we had just stuffed in a big, bottomless drawer. Just e-mailed the spreadsheets over to our accountant so I am feeling a tad better with the world at large. (Also sworn a lot because I ended up deleting crucial information without taking a backup copy! And had to re-do masses last night.) Large being the operative word. I feel like I've had Christmas lunch about two months too early. Anyway I am two stone ("baby fat") too heavy at the very least. Translated into American that means 24 pounds more ballast and into European (which I can never get my head around) I think that is roughly 10.88 kilos?? (So when you think that the "average" baby weight is 3.5 kilos...that is at least 3.11 extra babies I am carrying around with me! Aaggh!)

I'm sorry to burden you with this...and I know it can be termed "too much information" but I wanted to shame myself into doing something about it. I managed to lose 2 stone between baby no.1 and baby no.2 but then promptly put it all back on again with the second pregnancy. A wonderful nutritionist helped me to lose the 2 stone but I am basically too skint to do it again with her this time. I am also terrible at doing things again: am fine the first time and then lose interest/motivation second time around. (Well...that applies to jobs at least...not children or husbands!!!) I'm amazed I'm still blogging.

OK. So I have "outed" myself. Now I have to eat less, drink no alcohol, no coffee (or at least only decaf coffee), eat no cakes, no biscuits, no bread (only rye bread), drink decaf tea, and drink no dairy milk just oat milk. Take exercise (because having a little one...does not really let me do it? Or am I being a lazy, fat, wimp?)...I don't like running (I did toy with doing the Great North Run for about 30 seconds), and my nearest swimming pool is about half an hour away by car....

Oh, for goodness sake just set up the blinking blog and see what happens!!! (Daughter asked me the other day: "When are you going to lose the baby bump?" Don't ya just love 'em!)

19 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

AW Hadriana...dont lose heart join me at Slimming world.l lost nearly 3 stone 2+ yrs ago in 6 months and kept it off for 28 months, until this past xmas when I ate everything going and only stopped 3 weeks ago.. didnt put it all back on but must try and lose 1-2 st...moral support here if you need it!!

Lindsay said...

Go for it! I think exercise plays a big part - how about running with your youngest in the pushchair? I gather there are now 'baby running clubs' up and down the country - perhaps you should start your own and find some friends to run with you.

East Anglian Troy said...

I hate to be pedantic - but 2 stone is 28 pounds (14 x 2) not 24 pounds. Still it sounds better than a quarter of a hundredweight doesn't it?

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi FFF...may take you up on the Slimming World thingy!
Thanks Lindsay for the support..I think I just have to get out of my "comfort/lazy" zone and start walking daughter to/from school more often (maybe running later!!) :-)
Gosh Troy. It's amazing I was in banking so long...still can't add up! (Either that or I'm trying to con myself there is less weight to be lost...I think there is an element of truth in both...) Thanks for pointing that out though. It had to be said.

Maggie May said...

Go on a GI diet and eat filling foods that stay in the gut for longer. You won't feel so hungry!

rosiero said...

You and me both! I need to lose about 2 stone too. Too much comfort eating when things get tough in the Alcoholic Daze household (which, of course, is most of the time these days. I have put a stone on in the last year alone. The GI diet is good, but so are corn chips and chocolate peanuts!! Anyway good luck with your diet. Supportive vibes winging their way to you.

Dumdad said...

Good luck!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Maggie, Rosiero and Dumdad...thank you for your supportive comments. I must admit that my first thought this morning was to have some nice white toast (baked by the tearooms from up the road) and butter, however, I have gone for the wholesome porridge option. Am feeling very virtuous! Rosiero...I can completely empathise...corn chips and chocolate peanuts sound divine (but maybe not together!)...

East Anglian Troy said...

Hadriana, I don't think you were the only one in banking to have problems with arithmetic. As in
"125% loan, that's probably almost as much as the value of the house".

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yep, Troy, maybe faulty arithmetic was a prerequisite for joining...
:-)

samantha winter said...

I agree with you. Easy to say loose it and the first time is an experience, but then.......when it creeps back on the middle.not so easy.
See what happens, I believe motivation is the key.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello Samantha, Thanks for that comment. Yes I am finding it much harder this time around. That's why I thought about blogging about it. If I tell the whole world then it's harder to cheat (well that's the logic anyway...)!

DulwichDivorcee said...

Well, Hadriana, you looked pretty svelte when I saw you ....but go, girl, if you really must! (That's wholehearted encouragement, honestly!!)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I know how you feel..........I am still trying to lose the baby weight from when I had dd 23 years ago!!!

Gill in Canada

reluctantmemsahib said...

off to check out hadrianasbigfatdiet ... good luck. don't get hungry xx

Suburbia said...

Good Luck! I find dieting makes me think about food more and then I just want to eat more often because I'm thinking about it!!
Sorry that doesn't sound very encouraging does it?!!
:)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi to DD, Gill, RM and Suburbia, thanking you very much for your encouraging comments. It all helps! I came to the computer this morning feeling fairly grim and was much cheered up. Had porridge instead of toast. Can't you see my halo? (Thank you kindly DD...that's why I wear long skirts...they are masters of disguise in my case!!)

French Fancy said...

I must be the only person in blogland who needs to lose weight but is honestly not unhappy at being larger than average. Our French doctor says I'm just right - isn't that a bit different from most UK ones!

I say eat what you want, do a bit of exercise and enjoy life - don't be ruled by the scales. As long as your bp and cholesterol are good (and my doc checks them every few months) I say to hell with diets.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I agree with you French Fancy but (and here's the but)..I just don't feel right. I'm pear shaped so I would like to slim down the pear bit. Otherwise I'm with you re: enjoying food and drink. 100%!!