Thursday, June 21, 2012


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Friday, March 2, 2012

New month - new challenge!

This month I am going to practise the piano for an hour every day. I don't actually play the piano so I am starting from scratch. The lovely Hannah Merriman from BeCreative is giving me lessons.

I know childhood is probably the most usual time to be bashing out musical scales and picking out nursery rhymes but that is no reason not to get started!

It may turn into a terrible chore that I regret starting but am going to see how far I can get in a month on an hour a day.

WARNING: There may be audio clips appearing here of a truly painful nature.

Summing up Febuary's photo challenge

Well I rather crumpled. Despite always having my phone on me I got a bit backed up with the number of pics I needed to post so ended in failure.

On the positive side, I was scrupulous in making sure I photographed every thing I ate. So what have I learned?

1. I don't eat as much fruit and veg as I think.
2. It is possible to eat smaller slices of cake and still enjoy it
3. The act of photographing makes it easier to turn down odd biscuits, chocolates and leftovers.

If i embark on a proper calorie controlled diet to lose weight I will definitely photograph everything as it does act as a constant reminder.

However, I was hoping that the act of simply photographing everything would cause me to lose weight without hardly noticing. I actually lost 2 lbs over the whole month which isn't exactly earth shattering but as a certain slave employing supermarket says - "every little helps!"

On to my March challenge!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012


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Plus 2 more glasses of wine

Oh dear :-(

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bad diet day

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Oh dear. Very unhealthy day. Must eat some fruit & veg tomorrow

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Week 2

This is the second week with me posting pics of my food. My biggest achievement has been not cheating - I really have photographed EVERYTHING. This week I have lost 2 pounds. Still no exercise even though I am now recovered.

Here is today's food

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Monday, February 13, 2012


I knew this was going to be calorific day! Over ate at late lunch so didn't need another meal. Forgot to take pic of small glass of sherry. just the one glass of wine as pictured!



Saturday, February 11, 2012


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Parsnip soup for lunch - no bread



Baked apple with ice cream & cream

1and a half glasses of champagne

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cutting down carbs

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Look - no carbs!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 8 - more fruit, less potatoes

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Playtime snack

Look - no potatoes!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The first week completed- some observations

Anyone care to look at my food consumption over the last 7 days & hazard a guess to my weight loss/gain?

Well I have stayed EXACTLY the same so the simple act of recording my diet has not led to the shedding of any pounds. it has made a difference to my eating habits though. It made me cut out a lot of the snacking that I normally do. There were several times when i couldn't be bothered to go get my camera simply to nibble on a chunk of cheese. I was also more conscious of my portion sizes and I know I cut smaller slices of cake so as to not appear greedy.

Having looked back at the photos I have come to the following conclusions:

1. I don't eat enough fruit.
2. Homecake cake is still cake and therefore calorific
3. I eat a lot of bread.

I haven't done any exercise this week ( I've been poorly!) so wonder if that has made a difference?

Monday, February 6, 2012