Tuesday, 1 January 2013

All things New

 A New Year - 2013, so.....

A New Weigh-In - Not good news, worse than the starting point the last time around and definitely causing lots of health problems so....

A New Determination - this time really has to be for real and for keeps, so......

A New Eating Plan - not so rigid, and not so limiting that all I end up with is a batch full of cravings, but definitely fat free and as fresh as possible, with a support network to back it up, so............

Hopefully this year, fingers crossed, touch wood, rabbits foot rubbed, will see a NEW Me!!

Arwedd xx

Well, a Girl can dream, Can't she?

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Apologies for my Absence

In my little Profile paragraph, which appears in the right sidebar, I did write that I am still quite fragile and anyone who has read my Main Blog, from the beginning, will have a little insight into why I might have said that. Maybe then I was a bit too eager to race ahead with my Blogging when I decided to start this second Blog about my dieting progress on Stepping Out for a Bite.

I was inspired by Sue's How Low Can You Go Food Diary and Mrs Thrifty's New Beginnings With Food to try the Harcombe Diet  and like these two lovely ladies I wanted to be quite honest, if I didn't stick to the plan or didn't lose any weight. 

I should have been prepared, therefore, for the comments that I received in response, however I have to admit to being very upset by two in particular and apologies to my 4 Followers, I haven't been able to post on this Blog for sometime. However, I do recognise that I did set myself up to receive comments and to make myself "accountable" for my actions in regard to my Food Intake.

Therefore I would also like to apologise to both anonymous commenters for not publishing your comments. I can't find a way to reinstate the comments, which I deleted, and can only remember one of them verbatim, so Anonymous 1 here is your comment, "A few too many Oops moments, you'll never be anything but a heifer unless you change your attitude!". Anonymous 2, I don't want to paraphrase, but if you send your comment again I will post it and thank you both for trying to help me stick to my guns.

Whilst I am not necessarily any less fragile emotionally, I will be trying to add some posts on this Food Diary Blog for those who were kind enough to Follow me, but it will probably not be daily and is likely to only be a celebration of successes, rather than a no-holds barred account. I hope this is Ok.

Lots of Love Arwedd xx

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Week 2 - Phase 2

Week 2 of the Harcombe Diet is about not combining Fat and Carbs in the same meal, but so far I have been really struggling to do this. Need to have a re-think.

Day 15 - Tuesday

Breakfast         Alpen and Milk

Lunch              Cup a soup and toast, yoghurt

Tea                  Sausages and Jacket Potato, cherry yoghurt

Snacks             Jaffa Cakes, tomatoes, pickled gherkins

Drinks              Green tea, orange squash

Day 14 - Monday

Breakfast         Alpen and milk (already broken the fat and carbs rule)

Lunch               Cup a soup and toasted weightwatchers bread, cherry yoghurt

Tea                   Bacon and Stir Fry Veg

Snacks            Apple, packet of crisps (oh dear)

Drinks            Green tea, Decaff coffee with milk

Day 13 - Sunday

Breakfast          None (still a bad habit).

Lunch               Prawn salad, cherry yoghurt

Tea                   Lamb Shank, roast potatoes and Veg

Snacks             Apple, 2 chocolate digestive biscuits (I see a weakness).

Day 11, 12 & 13 plus Saturday Weigh In

Weight Loss this week = 1lb

Day 13 - Saturday

Breakfast        None, sorry, I know that's not good

Lunch             Beautiful Lunch at Frugal Queens, Falfels, Ham Quiche, salad plus Cake (another oops)

Tea                 Ham in bread rolls, cherry tomatoes, packet of crisps

Day 12 - Friday

Breakfast         Bacon & Boiled eggs

Lunch              Salad

Tea                 Oh Disaster!! Number 1 Son and I ended up at MacDonalds for tea as we ran out of options due to circumstances. Chicken Burger

Snacks            Apple, cucumber, tomatoes

Drinks             Water, green tea, Cola

Day 11 - Thursday

Breakfast          Bacon & Boiled eggs

Lunch               Bacon salad plus Natural Live Yoghurt

Tea                   Tuna and Stir Fry Veg

Snacks             Apple and Celery

Drinks             Water & Green Tea

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Day 10


Breakfast           Bacon and Boiled eggs

Lunch                Chicken salad, Cherry yoghurt

Tea                    The filling from the Chicken and mushroom pie the boys had with added courgette.

Drinks               Water, Green tea and a cup of decaff coffee with milk before bed (a cheat).

Snacks               Carrots, tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber, apple.

Cheats              2 squares very dark chocolate and a chocolate digestive. 

It seems as though my Day3 of this diet my cravings kick in, not good, as I'm rubbish at ignoring their call. I do feel better though for not having all the bread and pasta I was eating.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Day 9


Breakfast          Bacon and Eggs
Lunch               Chicken and Stir-Fry Veg, Fat Free Muller Light Cherry Yoghurt (a cheat)
Tea                   Pork Chop and Stir-Fry Veg, Cherry Yoghurt

Snacks             Apple (another cheat), Tomatoes, Celery, cucumber, ham slices

Drinks              Water

The Cherry Yoghurt and Apple are a cheat on the Harcombe Diet as you are not supposed to have any fruit in Phase 1 and only Natural Live Yoghurt. However, I am going to allow them all week as they are still healthy and they keep me off the Carbs which I am trying to avoid more. The lack of gluten is good for my stomach at the moment which doesn't feel so sluggish.

Day 8


Breakfast              4 rashers of bacon and 2 boiled eggs
Morning Snack     Celery sticks
Lunch                    Roasted Parsnip, red pepper, red onion, courgette, plus apple for pudding (cheat)
Afternoon Snack    4 slices of ham and cucumber
Tea                        Roasted Butternut squash, sweet potato, courgette and onion

Drinks                    Water and Green Tea