19th day of journey…yaheeee

……..you know what, for once in my life [sounds like a song] I feel really on track…I feel like I am actually eating to live not living to eat thats a huge WOW for me!!!
 I have always used food as a comfort, a boredom buster, a crutch…..its a hard mind set to shift but with great support from my husband GM, sugar police L&M, and excellent writer “ramblingsfromamum”…that means the world to me!

…. I have to say [and I love my mother] but over the years I haven’t had much support from my mother in regards to dieting, but I guess it is a tricky subject to approach. When I think back she has always offered me foods that I shouldn’t have been eating…of course my choice to stuff them down my throat, but!!!

…… One of my biggest regrets is not setting a healthy example for my 3 beautiful kids….we obviously inherit genes from the father/mother pool, and so that is set in stone, but I could have got a grip earlier on in life as a mother myself, and shown my children a healthier way to eat. Living on a farm we tended to consume a lot of meat [lamb/beef/venison] and the “firmly fixed in one’s mind growing up” 3 veg for dinner. I was always baking, because thats what farmers wives did, and food was the all consuming task to fill bellies of children and the ex-husband.  I did always had a vegy patch, but really not much idea on healthy eating…shame really, some early guidance would have been helpful….At least I have matured enough to be making a change now, what do they say better late than never 😉


breakfast….homemade muesli/coffee

lunch….2 large stuffed mushrooms with onion/peppers/lean bacon/pecorino cheese

snack….made up fresh juice of carrot/celery/tomatoe and a handful of seaweed crackers

dinner….aubergine bake….see recipes




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ramblingsfromamum
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 08:18:43

    I am so impressed (that you mentioned me) no… no not that stay away rambly from self gratification your menu today – wonderful!

    For once in my life I have someone who needs me
    It’s not the chocolate, chips or fat
    for once in my life I can eat what I pleeeease
    goodbye to all that I ate

    My life’s changed I know it, I’m gonna be strooong
    I shall so lose weight
    Healthy life here I come
    give me veg on my plaaaaate

    Your 1st line said it all sweet – so proud 🙂 xx
    (and yes I was actually sang that as I wrote it – even though it’s a bit out of ‘rhyme’)


  2. biggirlspants
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 11:44:34

    lol love it…you are so inspiring….now if I could actually remember how to play my guitar I have had since age 12…I would put a tune to your words 😉


  3. Lorraine - Yoda
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:04:14

    OMG… Horse chaff for breakfast (muesli), wow wow wow ……
    keep it going
    you are doing well with what you are eating …lol
    No regrets as we all have our own life paths and are able to change it if no blaming or feeling you are the one at fault ….no no no no

    Warp speed ahead Mr Spook …….. no looking back ……………….

    Love Steve Jobs quote…….

    Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.



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