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    Day 12

    Sunday – Weetabix for breakfast then work until 3pm setting up weddings at Lumley Castle. Home for very late lunch – ham/pickle sandwich and crisps. Nana nap late afternoon before rallying myself to go to body balance class at Bannatyne’s gym. Sunday (not every) treat – Chinese takeaway meal – delicious, only disappointing bit was there was no gin left to wash it all down we had to do with a cup of tea! Spent an enjoyable evening vegging on settee  watching Great British Painting Challenge (Oliver was my favourite from the beginning), last in the series of the fabulous Durrell’s (poor Louisa and Lesley), Who What’s  to be a…

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    Day 11

    The long bank holiday weekend hooray! Poached egg on toast for breakfast, cup of tea. Walked partly around village to post birthday card. Made use of the glorious weather and drove to Tynemouth with. A picnic. We walked along the seafront and wandered up the Main Street to the market inside the train station. Tynemouth is well worth the visit if you haven’t been, the market is open every Saturday and Sunday and sells an eclectic mix of new, old, very old and artisan goods etc. The beach is very clean, you can sit for ages watching the brave swimmers (the North Sea is freezing even in the middle of summer),…

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    Day 10

    The end of the week already. Crunch Nuts for breakfast. Pilates class at Bannatyne’s gym. Coffee and biscuit on my return. Ham bun and crisps for lunch Light house work yuk! Research for creative writing course and a little nana nap in the conservatory I think it was the heat! Walk to visit mam, hairdressers and home. Tea outdoors – delicious £10 special – ribs, asparagus, salad, bread, yogurt and fruit, Summer Fizz to drink. Ribs, bread and Summer Fizz from M &S can recommend. The Summer Fizz drink is a new addition and very tasty it was too! Rounded the evening off with a couple of g n ts…

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    Day 9

    Breakfast – the usual Crunchy Nuts. Visit to Heighley Gate garden centre in Morpeth we haven’t been before and enjoyed our trip. We didn’t eat in the cafe as we thought it was too expensive. They do have an on-site Costa, as most places do nowadays. We also visited Morpeth town centre on the way home, it has much the same shops as you would expect from a town centre together with a few charity shops thrown in. We visited M  & S to partake of their £10 special. Tea – chicken stir fry, yoghurt and fruit. Coffee and biscuit early evening. Although not a gym visit today I did…

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    Day 8

    Wednesday – Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and a cup of tea. Mid morning – a long walk around Durham to attend an appointment I had no desire to attend! Attended said appointment and embarked on the long jog back to the car as the parking meter money was running out. Was pleased to see the Traffic Warden hadn’t made it to that area yet. Lunch – bought in sandwich, crisps and cup of tea. Definitely not a healthy option! Yoga at Bannatyne’s. Swimming with grandson. Tea – sausage casserole, mashed potatoes with vegetables. Early evening – coffee, small non chocolate biscuit.

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    Day 7

    Let me begin by congratulating my sister and my mum they lost 1.5lbs and 2lbs respectively. My day: Breakfast knock off crunchy nut cornflakes, cup of tea. Walk to sister-in-law’s to help with moving house. Mid morning coffee. Lunch lean ham in buttered bun with pickle, packet of salted crisps, cup of tea. Mid afternoon coffee, very rich lemon curd biscuit (the high end type you buy someone for a gift when you can’t think of anything else). Tea lemon sole, Actifry chips, salad, low fat yoghurt and fresh fruit, cup of tea, glass of water. College for creative writing class to exercise the old grey matter. Late snack cup…

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    One Week

    I didn’t cry this morning but I could have done because depending on where I placed the scales in the bathroom I’d either lost 3/4lb or 1 1/2lbs. Not a lot for the effort I put in but a loss nonetheless. Today I helped my sister-in-law move house so plenty of exercise, lifting boxes, up and down to cupboards and up and down the stairs numerous times. Food choices have been okay but could have been better. No Weetabix left so Crunchy Nut Cornflakes (not Kellogg’s so my son calls them knock off) and a cup of tea. Mid morning coffee. Lunch turkey sandwich and piece of shop bought apple…

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    Day 6

    Weekends are notoriously difficult for weight loss, in fact any day which takes you out of your usual routine. Routine and planning are two important key ingredients towards weight loss and they are generally forgotten about at weekends. So if you think these are your weak days then make sure you plan for them because ‘proper, prior planning prevents pi** poor performance’. I had my usual 2 x Weetabix and a cup of tea before going to work to set up for a wedding. Lunch was pork & chicken with a range of steamed vegetables, mashed potato and 1 x Yorkshire pudding. Tea was a wrap filled with left over…

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    Day 5

    A bit of a mixed bag today. Some exercise and maybe not so good food intake. Early rise to greet grandson. Usual 2 x Weetabix and cup of tea to begin the day. Visited relatives and then flat white at Marks and Spencer’s. Beach walk with grandsons late morning and an absolutely delicious plate of scampi, chips and salad at a seafront cafe in Seaham. Cannot recommend Downey’s Cafe on Seaham’s seafront highly enough, we haven’t visited there before but we will definitely be back. Late afternoon snack of digestive biscuits, banana and cup of tea. Saturday night out consisted of 3 x glasses of Morgan Spice with Diet Coke.…