13 July 2010 – carb temptation

Pasta temptation

Pasta temptation

Tonight I was sorely tempted to abandon the no carb evenings. Commando had cooked (well he thinks it’s cooking really it’s just warming up) the pasta I prepared on Sunday for dinner. It looked lovely and I really wanted to eat it. I stood looking at it for ages having an argument with myself in my head. In the end my good girl head won. I threw the garlic bread in the bin, making sure to push it right to the bottom with all the moldy vegetable peelings so I couldn’t get it back out and eat it. Actually that’s not strictly true, I did save two slices, and I put them and the pasta in a plastic container to take to work for lunch tomorrow. Then I made myself a no carb meal of low fat sausage, egg and bacon (all dry fried in my new non stick pan). I’m really proud of myself. I did plenty of exercise today too, the Wii Fit routine this morning, walked to work and Wii Fit again this evening. All good going. Continue reading

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11 June 2009 – emotional eating and back in the twelves

Oh dear!

Oh dear!

I’ve been doing a bit of emotional eating since I got the reply from the driving instructor. It’s not big and it’s not clever and it’s certainly not doing me much good on the scales. When I weighed in on Monday I was back to twelve stone. Two pounds back on in one week. The problem is, now I’ve gone back to eating carbs I just can’t resist the lure of the bread and the potatoes and all the things I deprived myself of last month. I haven’t been too out of control but, when I stopped the Atkins, I promised myself I was going to eat sensibly. I didn’t. I have my morning muesli then a sandwich for lunch and a sensible dinner with potatoes or rice or pasta but none of it seems to fill me up. An hour after I’ve eaten I’m hungry again and before I know it I’m eating a bag of crisps or a chocolate biscuit. It could be worse I suppose, it could be a family sized bag of crisps or a whole packet of biscuits but it’s enough to get the weight climbing again. I have to find a way to break this cycle. Continue reading

8 May 2009 – tired, headachy and missing chocolate

Who'd have thought you could crave salad?

Who’d have thought you could crave salad?

After the failed bacon experiment, it was back to scrambled eggs again for breakfast this morning. Back to missing my muesli. I really need to find something better for breakfast but it’s quite difficult when you can’t have carbs. All the best breakfasts are pure carb, toast, cereal, croissants, pain au chocolat mmm, chocolate, that’s another thing I miss. If only you could get sugar free chocolate I could probably have it. You’d think someone would have thought of that and made it by now really. Continue reading

6 May 2009 – Atkins day one is easy peasy

Breakfast on Atkins

Breakfast on Atkins

Well my first day on Atkins went quite well. I did miss my muesli but I had two scrambled eggs. Because I couldn’t use milk I added a knob of butter, real butter, I haven’t had that for years and it felt so decadent and naughty but tasted so nice. It left me thinking that this Atkins Diet could really work for me. I had a chicken salad with mayo (another thing I haven’t had for years) for lunch. I’m not sure how to work out the carbs in that, I think I need some kind of carb calculator, but I’m guessing it will have used up my twenty grammes. Dinner was a gammon steak with two poached eggs on top. Commando and Mini Commando had chips and peas with theirs, I didn’t mind missing out on the peas because I hate them anyway but I’d have loved a few chips. Despite the lovely chip smell, I didn’t touch even one. I feel quite proud of myself. Continue reading