News from the OES Well a lot of you know how much I have struggled with weight loss. In August I decided the only way was a very firm kick up the rear-end and tell it how it is kind of thing. So the Diary of a fat cow was born. I spent a month being quite hard on myself hoping to get a stone off. In fact I managed to get slightly over the stone off. Now it is the start of November and I am pleased to report that I have mostly kept the weight off. Since I stopped the Fat cow diary, which left me at a wonderful 10.stone. I have gotten my weight down as far as 9 stone 12 lbs sadly it does creep up to 10 stone 2lbs after a major pig out! (You know the kind of thing - morning after that massive chinese you know you shouldn't have eaten! ) So now I am hovering about at around 10 stone which I can tell you is wonderful for me. I have had some really lovely experiences in my new trimmer me. One of the things that was a major good thing was being able to buy clothes off the peg and knowing they would actually "fit". I went to buy a new pair of jeans. My old ones are massive and fall down if I move too fast! lol. So to spare my blushes I went in search of a new pair. The girl in the store helped me as the sizes were all European or American. I asked for a UK size 12 pair. She looked at me and said - "you might like to go up a size!" OUCH!!!!! Well I grabed the first pair off the stand which was a 30/30. UK 12 and headed for the changing room. They slid up my thighs and over my butt and yeap I even did them up! The tag read : Slim skinny fit!!!!!! I was delighted to take them back to the girl and say I will take those thanks!!!! The other good things that have given me a boost has been - being able to do up my Boots! My legs got so big that I couldn;t do them up at all. Durring the Fat cow diary I actually managed to get them done up right to the top but I didn't even have socks on under them. I can now report that I CAN DO THEM UP OVER THE SKINNY JEANS!!!!!!!AND SOCKS!!!! I have also started wearing my lovely knee length boots again and doing them up to the top over the jeans too!!!!! I am a happy happy girl!!!!! So why the new thread? To be honest with you all I am still very much on the chubby side and so this is very much trying to get that chubby chicken to become the thin chick I so want her to be! My BMI says I should be 9 stone 10 lbs to get within an acceptable weight for my height. However I know from taking a good look that there are a lot of places still holding fast onto that unwanted flab. Yes there is and no matter how much this chicken tries it is still there looking back at me! So now I am going to deal with it. I am hoping to get as much weight off as I can in 30 days. I would like to lose another stone - I am supposed to be between 7stone 10 lbs and 9 stone 10 lbs. So if I manage to get a stone off that would be perfect. I would love to get down to 9 stone eventually. 8.10 would be better as that would put me bang on the middle of the acceptable weight for my height but I don't think I will ever get to that again. I don't want to have unrealistic expectation and doing it slowely is probably better longterm. So this is going to be the start of another Diary which I am calling The diary of a chubby chicken! I am going to do what I did before and that is to simply write down all I eat everyday and post it. If nothing else It may stop me drinking all the coffee I seem to be at again! So here goes! I am remembering to number the coffees! Not allowed anymore than 5 and hope to have only 3! NOT! 1st November DAY 1 Weight 10.stone 2lbs ( yeap had a pig out yesturday.) I knew today was comming and well there was chocolate and pie! Breakfast 1)Coffee white no sugar. No time for anything today as going to take our disabled boy to hospital for his epilepsy appointment. Skipping meals is never a good idea. Exercise? - OMG ! That is all I can say! Mid morning snack 2)Coffee white no sugar Ginger biscuit Grabbed this in suppermarket on way home! Lunchtime 3)Coffee white no sugar Banana Past lunch now and don't feel like anything I am so tired and sore! Mid afternoon snack 4)Coffee white no sugar half slice of white bread No butter, with home made apple jelly on top! Yum! Dinner Thick cut chips and small slice of beef and onion pie ( yes I know but it was left over and had to be eaten.) This made me feel bloated and sick. It was not a good choice of food. Milk pudding. Glass of plain water. Exercise? Ok I did manage to pull the trampett from the dinningroom into the middle of the livingroom floor All done now! Supper 5)Coffee white No sugar. half slice of toast and Apple jelly I was determined not to eat after 7 pm tonight but clearly this did not happen as DH made toast! Thing is it is homemade bread and home made apple jelly both of which need to be eaten. Once gone we will not eat anymore this month. Hopefully?