Tag diet

Why I Vape

I vape. That would probably surprise most people, because I’ve never been a smoker. Sam (my wife) used to smoke, many years ago, and had been getting tempted to do it again. She wanted to try vaping as an alternative.…

Sam and the Hairy Bikers

“Who are you and what do you do?” “My name’s Sam and I’m a blogger.” Oh dear. What started out as a pleasant night out in Torquay became another one of those experiences I will remember forever with a mix…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Three

The mission to increase activity, guided by my excellent physiotherapist, continues and is going rather well. I soon became bored of the ‘dancing on the spot for ten minutes’ routine and after my second appointment my instructions were amended to…

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Two

Over the next three months, while the Powers That Be decide whether or not my op is worth funding, I have regular appointments with a dietitian and a physiotherapist. Last Tuesday I saw the Dietitian. She asked me questions about…

Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt

I like ice-cream. I’m also trying to lose weight, though, and the two don’t go together very well. Frozen yogurt is much lower in calories, and can be just as tasty. Ben & Jerry have two frozen yogurt flavours I’ve…

Weight Loss – Sam’s Story

I have a file at our local hospital. There’s a big red stamp on the front advising anyone handling it to ‘look inside’. I assume the big red stamp points them to my weight and a comment “yes really, so…

Losing Weight with MyFitnessPal and Fitbit

Read about how I'm losing weight with the help of two online services and a cute little wireless device that clips to my t-shirt. I've been working on it for a couple of months now, and it's going well for…

Sam’s Cookbook Challenge – Shopping

The first part of the challenge begins with me choosing three recipes from the Hairy Dieters (Search for "Hairy Dieters" on: DuckDuckGo, Amazon UK, Amazon US) book. All the recipes in there are calorie counted, so it takes the guesswork…

Slimming World – 20th June 2008

Week four in my new Thursday night group, and I'm already feeling the benefits of Katrina's full-tilt, gung-ho, I'm gonna get you to target if it kills me, you and wipes out half of Tiverton spirit. Some Consultants take the…

Slimming in Public Week 4 – One Year Ago Today…

...hubster and myself took a long, long drive up to Manchester. It was a hot, sticky day and I think Michael would much rather have stayed home and shaved his head with a cheese grater. But because he's my husband,…