FOOD AND ME – MY STORY

There’s only a selective few that can eat what they want and never gain weight or inches. Unfortunately I don’t fall into that category.

My weight has always been a bit of a problem to me if not to anyone else.

I would say from about 2003 I saw my weight creeping on…there were two reasons for that

  1. I worked in a fast food restaurant so food was in my face literally all the time.
  2. I was on the contraceptive injection and it seemed to pile the pounds on.

I remember being 12 stone at the age of 18 and a size 14-16 and it kept creeping on by the end of 2006 I was 13 stone 10.

I was so miserable as you can see by my face so I started going to weight watchers. I loved that you could eat whatever you liked as long as you were within your points. I lost 4 stone in a year following this way of eating. Soon it became quite obsessive that I had to keep losing weight as I believed that perfect people weren’t 10 stone.

I stuck to smaller portion sizes and didn’t snack between my main meals and over a year and a half I got to about 8 and a half stone. Perfect I thought. So why was I still shrinking?

I moved out of my childhood home in 2010 and I lived off a weekly shop of £20 which consisted of super noodles on toast, cottage pie, corned beef and tuna. Not a fruit or vegetable in sight and dropped down to 7 stone 7 pounds which was probably looked on as anorexic but I did eat just not healthy food.

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I suppose getting Ill in 2013 and having to move home helped my weight gain. Mum was building me up with her homemade meals and some junk food for good measure. Then 2015 I had a huge operation on my bladder and I was really low so I turned to food for comfort. Then going on an antidepressant for a short time didn’t help.


I’ve gained 3 Stone in 4 years but to be fair my body has been through a lot of upset and food was what I would turn to.
So today as I’m writing to you I’m 10 stone 7 and a size 12. I have been eating a lot of chocolate and cheese lately which my waistline isn’t too happy about. So today I am on a healthier diet that I hope can shift a bit as being short my weight shows.

This was my lunch and I really enjoyed it.

I’m going to eat 1200 calories a day or aim for that and hope for a little miracle.

I’ll keep you informed on how I get on and hopefully you’ll see me post a full length once I’m happy as at the mo I can’t bring myself to do it.

Thanks for reading

Til next time…

hol

Bye Bye Spots – Amazing Discovery

I was one of the unfortunate sods to still get spots way after puberty had been and gone and no matter what products i used over the years i was still having to find a way of covering them up with thick cakey foundation and concealer.

But the thing was it never got rid of them it just masked them.

I stumbled across the discovery after i had noticed the difference and i thought a ha thats why i have near to no spots. As i write this i have one very small one which is a definitely a huge change from the 10-15 i used to have on my cheeks and chin.

The hot weather came and so did my craving for fruit. i fancy when the weather gets better your hot food doesn’t make so much of an appearance and you opt for something quick and easy.

So here it is….

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Yeah a lovely juicy watermelon.

I have it every single day of late either for breakfast with some strawberries and blueberries or as a snack mid afternoon.

Here are some alternatives that include watermelon to jazz it up i you fancy

I have found out these skin facts about watermelon

  • Its rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Vitamin C
  • It hydrates the skin leaving it looking healthy and supple
  • The vitamins in it work as anti ageing 
  • It minimises pores and stops oil secretion and therefore helps skin clear up

I am not saying you will be spotless i am simply saying that its working for me and its been proven by many others. 

Let me know if there are any other foods you have tried and found helps your skin.

hol

Ice creams of the 90s

Memories of the icecream man coming round in his van. Before Ben and Jerrys there were these. Not so extravagant but yummy all the same 😋

Solero Mango Ice Cream

Mini milk (Chocolate / Strawberry/ Vanilla)

Fab Ice Lolly

Screwball Raspberry Ripple

Twister Ice Cream

Calippo Ice Lolly


Mr Whippy 99

Then when Mum and Dad said they didn’t have no money for the Ice Cream Man there was always one of these

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The good old faithful Choc Ice

Foodie Friday: Now that’s what I call Great British Food

Living in England all my life I can honestly say that I love our British food and enjoy it whenever I can. I am actually one of those people thats been to an Indian Restaurant and had Ham, Egg and Chips. I know shame on me.

So little me went for a nosey on the internet to find some examples and here’s what I came up with.

By the looks of it we area nation who love our potatoes…

xxSausage and mash with Onion Gravy

Cottage or Shepherds Pie

Sunday Roast Dinner

Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas

Our puddings always seem to be rather fruity but truly scrumptious.

Strawberry Trifle 

Rhubarb and raspberry crumble 

Victoria Sponge 

Scones, cream and strawberries 🍓 

and last but not least we have these two which let’s face it go hand in hand.

Tea and an assortment of biscuits 🍪  very British indeed.