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trishpiglet3 - Monday Nov 16, 2009

Weight: 155.2

Back after a long break.  I'll write more later; this just a quick update.

My diet has changed significantly while I've been away - not for weight loss reasons but for health reasons.  I was getting gastric reflux and now am no longer allowed oranges, chocolate, tomatoes, fried food or to eat 4 hours before I go to bed.

I've stopped being strictly vegetarian and am eating oily fish for the omega 3; it was me or the fish. I think it has helped my asthma to improve quite a lot.

I haven't been regularly exercising or monitoring my weight and haven't lost any particularly (a few pounds maybe).  I'll write some more later as have to go to work now.

Back soon xx

ETA: Still got it at 41!... unfortunately I'm also talking about the belly fat

Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/16/2009:
wow! you are 41!!! you look 20 years younger in that picture! :-) that's a good compliment...

PLEASE make that stir fry! it's tasty and VERY filling. you'll get satisfied easily with it.

selina on 11/18/2009:
You look great!

trishpiglet3 - Tuesday Dec 16, 2008

Weight: 157.0

Vegan-friendly pasty from the
West Cornwall Pasty Company - impressive website and the pasty tasted lovely.  2 vegan lemon biscuits.
Evening: (went to event at my previous workplace) Handful of snacks, 1 glass of wine (then came home and ate the far more sensible...) brown rice, tomatoes, cucumber, soya yogurt and nutritional yeast flakes - apparently what I like to eat most is 'strange'.

Today, annoyed by the fact that there's a lot of tasty junk food around the office which I can't eat, I went out (on a mission!) and bought dairy-free equivalents that I can eat.  I just need to do so sparingly and making sure I just eat a little thing as part of lunch if I'm still hungry rather than scoffing lots.  I have lemon biscuits, mince pies, desserts (mocha flavour - whatever that is) and finally, for very occasional use only, dairy-free chocolate

I will be cautious!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 12/17/2008:
LOL that is funny about eating "strange" foods! And enjoy your dairy-free treats! Cheers.

trishpiglet3 - Monday Dec 15, 2008

Weight: 157.0

To make sure I'm not in any danger of going on the 'eat as little as possible' diet, which I'm sure many of you know is a bad move, I'm going to make an effort to eat breakfast on weekdays.  A while back I was trying to do just fruit for breakfast but I have Raynauds and it's winter - I need good carbs!

Today's Eating
organic crispy coconut crunch, wholemeal bread with soya spread and marmite (high in salt but has vitamin B12, which I need to make sure I get because I don't eat meat [choice] or dairy [triggers my asthma - I'm allowed goat and sheep dairy but soya cheese and milk tastes nicer and keeps longer etc.  this could turn into a rant])
Lunch: Vegan sandwich from the shop (smoked tofu and chilli jam)
Evening: 1 poppadom (see the self control), 2 mini samosas and 2 mini bhajis (see the self control GO), home-made vegetable jhalfrezi and home-made vegetable dhal, brown rice - cooking for guests hence showy food

Today's Exercise
back exercises
No other exercise because we were entertaining - BOO!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 12/15/2008:
Good idea trying to eat a healthy breakfast...I always have a hard time with that because I'm never hungry in the morning and I don't really like "breakfast" food. Anyway, I hope you are having a fantastic Monday!

trishpiglet3 on 12/15/2008:
I am having a good one, thanks We've had our American friends T and J round to play Guitar Hero I mostly did cooking because I like cooking and I don't like Guitar Hero but their company was fun Hope Monday been nice to you too - I don't know if I'm behind or ahead with the time zone x

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Dec 14, 2008

Weight: 157.0

Tomorrow I'm going to try incorporating these back exercises into my routine.  I'm getting a lot of lower back pain and, although doing Pilates helps, I think doing exercises that just focus on my back might be beneficial.  I'll report back if they're any use.

Today's Exercise
Half an hour on the Wii Fit - I started off with yoga and muscle workouts because my back's been hurting then did aerobics.  Also painting the woodwork in the hall today with Mr Trish

Today's Eating
Vegan sausage, tomato and red pepper sandwich
Evening: Home-made soup (butternut squash, carrots, red pepper, tomato, garlic, stock) sprinkled with toasted almond flakes and corn on the cob with lemon juice to follow

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/14/2008:
wow. everything looks so tasty and healthy

trishpiglet3 - Saturday Dec 13, 2008

Weight: 157.0

Hello again all

My exercising has been intermittent and my healthy eating has been random so I'm not surprised that I haven't lost any more weight or even that a pound has crept back on.  Today is the first time I've weighed myself in a while.

Work has been busy - we have the launch of our New Year Stop Smoking campaign in a few days and I've been trying to get people to come along to it.  I face the challenge of trying to work exercise and healthy eating (rather than grabbing something unhealthy but quick) into my busy day also working around us decorating the hall and having a busy social life.  Last week I exercised in front of a room of friends while they carried on chatting (they said they didn't mind) but I generally prefer time and space to do it.

Still, to look at the positive side: I haven't put much weight on.  A one pound difference is more or less staying stable.  I don't want to get into the mindset of being angry with myself for having gained one pound.

I think I should have kept updating here - it does help me focus and your supportive comments have been invaluable.  So I'll try to do that from now on!

Hello ALL! x

 Dame Trish of Chub in her elegant bedroom
I will post recent pictures every now and then to inspire me - I live with Mr Trish, who is the vainest person I know, who has an SLR camera and who is very supportive of me learning to like the way I look

Today's Exercise
Wii Fit: 29 mins Aerobic exercise + 5 minutes yoga and muscle workout
Pilates: 15 mins
Stretches: 5 mins

Today's Eating
organic crispy coconut crunch
Lunch: vegetable quorn roast, mashed sweet potato, carrot & parnsip, home-made applesauce (just apples, water and lemon juice), broccoli and peas
Evening: A whole load of alcohol and bad food - darn Christmas parties! The bad food mainly because there weren't non-dairy veggie options.  I need to prepare better and bring my own food to parties.  No excuse for the alcohol, though.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/14/2008:
wow! that's a really nice photo. :)

enjoy your sunday.

trishpiglet3 - Wednesday Nov 26, 2008

Weight: 156.0

Breakfast: A croissant (Kevin from my workplace had bought himself 4 blueberry muffins and 4 croissants to eat and couldn't manage them all - our team helped)

Lunch: Roasted root veg sandwich from Boots the Chemist vegetarian Christmas range

Evening: Mashed sweet potato and carrot, stir fried veg with some chilli and ginger, satay sauce topping - all home made

Exercise: Half an hour aerobic exercises on the Wii Fit - an hour of stripping wallpaper alongside Mr Trish (we're a great stripping double act)

Things I'd like to do:

  1. Exercise at the start of the day as well as at the end, maybe do Pilates first thing in the morning then aerobics in the evening
  2. Drink more water
  3. Eat more fruit and veg - past few days have been not so healthy

Best wishes and good luck to all people xxx

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 11/26/2008:
The "like to do's" look like a good idea!

Good Evening!

trishpiglet3 - Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Weight: 156.0

Tuesday update

Lunch: Hummus and stuff in a wrap from Boots

Exercise: Half an hour on Wii Fit - 2 and a bit hours of stripping wallpaper

Evening meal: 2 bean burgers, couscous salad

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 11/26/2008:
Mmm...I love hummus! Hope you are enjoying your week...all of us here in the US are trying to figure out how not to pig out tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day. :)

trishpiglet3 on 11/26/2008:
Ah, that explains where my American friend is disappearing off to I have similar 'not pigging out' difficulties around Christmas and hope you have an enjoyable holiday Remember, the less you eat of rich food, the more you enjoy what you do eat!

trishpiglet3 - Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Weight: 156.0

Monday update

Lunch: pear and goats cheese sandwich (goat being the only dairy I'm allowed - in small quantities to prevent wheezing)

Evening: oatcakes with soya cheese (to give me energy to do the following)

Exercise: Stripping wallpaper in our hall!


Dinner: Jacket potatoes with soya margarine and cherry tomatoes

Verdict: Not enough veg!

I still haven't lost any more weight, just staying stable - I don't think I'm exercising enough

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 11/25/2008:
Stripping wallpaper IS a job!.... Change things around a bit and maybe the needle will move a bit....

Good Day!

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Nov 23, 2008

Weight: 156.0

Breakfast: 2 bagels and vegan soft cheese spread

Lunch: Vegan sausages, mash, onions and gravy

Evening: Black bean stir fry with peppers, tofu, onion, garlic, celery, spring onions and buckwheat noodles

Exercise: Half an hour of aerobic exercises on the Wii Fit

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 11/23/2008:
How's the Wii Fit? My friend just got it but I haven't tried it out yet. I hope you had a nice weekend! :)

trishpiglet3 on 11/24/2008:
It's very useful and I entirely recommend it, especially for a gradual start to exercising. The computer game format of unlocking extra things as you play works well for exercise because it means you start off slowly and with easier exercises. I have difficulty keeping up when doing high impact aerobics but with the aerobic exercises on Wii Fit, I can do bite-sized chunks. There are muscle workouts and yoga on there also and balance games, which I'm viewing as a 'just for fun' thing because I can't see how they help that much in getting fit (although I could be wrong, my balance is dreadful).

It counts how many minutes of exercise you do each day, telling you when you reach 30 minutes. It tells you when it thinks you need a break and it has the capacity to weigh you and work out your BMI.

The way I intend using it is as a supplement to other exercise I'm doing but yes, highly recommend it for it's structure and for how it eases you into working out. Hope you and your friend have fun with it!

trishpiglet3 on 11/24/2008:
Oops, just felt the hand of the grammar police. Its structure NOT it's!

selina on 11/24/2008:
Hi Trish! I'm getting Wii fit for Christmas and can't wait..............

trishpiglet3 - Saturday Nov 22, 2008

Weight: 156.0

Well, that took a while me working out how to post now the site has changed!  I haven't lost any more weight - I've been exercising (that's the easy bit) but not eating anything like healthily (the harder bit).  Going to try to rectify that.

Breakfast: 1 sharon fruit (persimmon) and 1 apple

Exercise: 10 minute aerobic warm up, 20 minutes Pilates, 30 minutes on the Wii Fit: Jogging, Step, Super Hula Hoop, Rhythm Boxing and 1 balance game as a treat at the end

Lunch: Stew: aubergines, mushrooms, garlic, coriander, tomatoes, jar of tomato and basil sauce , dumplings made from vegan stuffing plus nutritional yeast and almonds.  Served with carrots and peas.  Only oil used in whole thing was however much oil was in the jar of tomato sauce.

Evening: Vegan lemon biscuits, thai food (much!), glass of wine



ETA: Have worked out how to hyperlink now (see link to tomato and basil sauce above) but I think Diet Diaries really don't want me to  because it's very difficult to do

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

ddwebmaster on 11/22/2008:
What are you trying to hyperlink? If it's pictures or something that you want to appear in your entry, there are a few ways to have them appear here. The simplest is to just copy and paste them into your entry.

ddwebmaster on 11/22/2008:
The other way is to click the "image button" when you're entering a new diary entry. Then you can input a URL or directly upload a picture from your computer. The easiest way is to just copy and paste though.

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