My (new) fat year: back on the wagon (5¼lb)

I didn’t so much as fall off the wagon as step off. It started two weeks ago tomorrow, Saturday. We were doing some “heavy manual” work for my mother-in-law. She’d had a skip delivered and we knocked down two sheds to fill it with – along with most of the contents. It was a gloriously…

My (new) fat year: weeks 3 & 4 = ¾lb loss (5¾lb)

In truth, I lost ¼lb last week, and ½lb this week, but I skipped last week’s weekly update as I was busy working (again!). Regardless, though, I still have a 5¾lb weight-loss, which is pretty good going. I say pretty good going, because I really am not starving myself at all. Yes, I’m eating foods…

My (new) fat year: week 2 = 1¼lb loss (4¼lb)

The second week was going very well, with me taking the dog for a walk every day. Walking him every day makes me a lot more active than sitting on my bum all week, and it therefore gives me more calories to spend. However, on Monday evening the dog had a bit of a turn, and…

My (new) fat year: (new) week 1 = 3lb loss

Right, now that I know that there are no underlying reasons for my weight-gain, and having put on quite a lot of weight while we were on holiday, I’m biting the bullet. However, I’m not concentrating on “lose weight”. Instead I’m thinking “eat less”. There are two reasons for this. The first one is that…

My (new) fat year: hiatus

Oh my goodness. Was it really 5 February when I last posted about my (new) fat year? I think it’s fair to say I’ve been having a bit of a … hiatus. (Keep reading!) We were doing really well on the high-fibre diet. We were eating at meal times only – mostly – and feeling…

My (new) fat year: weeks 4 & 5 – changes

I am very gradually weaning myself away from the diet culture that only seems to benefit the diet industry by generating a lot of income for them and a lot of spending for me. Don’t get me wrong. I have medical conditions that *do* have certain dietary requirements, as do other people. What I’m talking…

My (new) fat year: weeks 2 & 3

The more reading and research I do, the more I realise that losing weight shouldn’t be the main objective. Plus, my doctor assures me that I’m not worryingly overweight. However, I do feel that I should lose some weight, if only for the benefit of my knees and hips. And my digestive system. I’m not avoiding…

My (new) fat year: week 1

Four years ago, when we were preparing to get married, the poet lost around 2 stone (24lb) and I lost about half a stone (7lb). At our first weigh-in of the new year last week, the poet had gained half a stone (7lb), and I had gained about a stone (14lb). 😳 Last Monday we switched,…

My (new) fat year

Readers of Tales from Baggins Bottom will remember an old regular feature, My Fat Year. They may also remember how I yo-yo’d so much between losing and gaining weight despite trying several commercial diets that many suggested having some blood tests. I’ve had those blood tests, numerous tests in fact, in a bid to find…