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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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    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.…

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    Day 1

    Today is the day, the day my weight loss begins. I’ve gained 1 stone since September and enough is enough. I lost a stone for my son’s wedding last September and now it’s all back on again. How did that happen? I’ve lost weight with Weight Watchers and Slimming World in the past and now finances dictate that I go it alone. I started the day weighing in at 11st 6 1/2lbs. I did a 30 minute brisk walk around the village and on my return I had 2x Weetabix with milk. A mid morning snack consisted of white coffee and a Jaffa Cake. Lunch was a 2 egg sweet…