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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.…

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    Heirloom Tablecloth 1 – Bunch of Impatiens

    Last year I subscribed to ‘The Art of  Cross stitch’ magazine one of those publications that suck you in just after Christmas with the first issue being 99p plus a free gift. Well I succumbed and have actually enjoyed making some of the projects although I’m sure my life is not long enough to complete all of them. Part of the appeal was an heirloom tablecloth. You needed to buy the white fabric separately and the 26 patterns with threads were given with each magazine. I stopped the magazine once I’d received the 26 patterns. It’s a project I’ve been going to start for a while after my husband helped…

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    Day 4

    Thursdays always start off a bit different as I have breakfast with my grandson. Poached egg on lightly buttered toast and a cup of tea started off my food diary for the day. A quick walk to mum’s for a chat and a coffee after our small child had left for the day. Lunch was scrambled eggs, half slice of lightly buttered bread, a small amount of grated strong cheddar cheese and four cherry tomatoes. Mid afternoon snack coffee and a digestive. A spot of shopping during the afternoon and home for the last meal of the day – plain poached haddock, new potatoes (no butter), salad and green beans…

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    Day 3

    Day 3 (actually posted day 4 due to time restraints yesterday). Beat day 2’s time of walk around village 26 minutes today. Home for the usual Weetabix and Cup of tea. Pottered about house for while – mid morning snack cup of coffee, banana. Walked to son’s about half mile away. Lunch consisted of poached egg and lightly buttered toast. Mid afternoon snack coffee and 1 Jaffa cake. Gym time – 1 hour yoga following by swimming (well pool time not a lot of swimming) with my son and grandsons. Evening meal spaghetti bolognese, no garlic bread followed by fresh fruit and low fat yoghurt. Early evening coffee accompanied by…

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    Day 2

    Day 2 started much the same as yesterday. Hike/semi-jog around village (27 mins 11secs). Breakfast – 2 x Weetabix, cup of tea Housework Mid morning – Coffee, banana Housework Lunch – Yesterdays’s left over pastry-less quiche, 4 x cherry tomatoes, cup of tea, Jaffa Cake Gym – 30 minutes treadmill Mid afternoon – Cup of tea, tangerine Tea – Chicken, sweet potato, carrot, turnip, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, small amount of onion/mushroom gravy. Glass of water, cup of tea. Creative writing course at local college. Evening snack – Cup of tea, digestive biscuit I feel today was a good day. A fair mix of exercise, down time and healthy eating.…