Welcome to my blog

I started this blog in November 2009 to record my journey back to health and fitness. I need to lose weight but as I am fairly fit (and I believe fat does not necessarily mean unfit) my main thrust now is to settle myself into a routine of healthy eating and enjoyable exercise that will sustain me into old age.

I hope you comment if you want to and that you gain something from reading of my trials and tribulations
Sharyn xx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

I've been nagged!

I ask people to follow my blog and then I stop posting.

Being snowed in for 3 days was fun for 1 day. Then I got twitchy and wanted to go to the gym, to work, to the shops. Anywhere but stay at home.

We had some lovely meals using the slow cooker, gave food parcels to neighbours from my well stocked store cupboards and had some lovely walks in the fields. But it was still like being in a prison. Cars abandoned all over the place and the police asking us not to move our vehicles. Crazy situation.

Back into a good routine now of 4 days a week at the gym and healthy eating. Portion sizes are too big but that is being worked on too. My trainer is working with me on progressive workouts to keep me challenged. OU starts soon to exercise the brain cell. I am feeling happier than I have for a long long time.

I tried an M&S Fuller Longer meal for lunch today. It was delicious and healthy. But I wouldn't pay full price for it for a lunch :-( Photo to follow.

I have stopped gaining weight and started to lose. Long may it continue.

Thanks for the nag Pam x

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Early Start

I was up at 5:45 and out of the house by 5 past 6. Very cold and icy start and I left as soon as the car had deiced. I slid around one bend but other than that I made it to the gym in one piece.

I had a good session with my trainer, Mark, and he said that he could tell my attitude had changed.

Determination stayed with me throughout the day and I ended up banking a hundred or so calories.

A good day but it is getting colder and colder and there is heavy snow forecast.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Back to Work :-(

Oh it was cold this morning. And the office hadn't been heated since 31st December.
We decamped to the local café and had caffé mocha and porridge with honey for breakfast and let the office warm up for an hour.

Lunch was leek, turnip and bacon soup that I made yesterday followed by a lemon curd yogurt.

Supper was bolognese sauce served with shredded cabbage rather than spaghetti as I am back on my healthy eating and trying to have a few carb free evening meals.

Still bitterly cold and I have a session with my trainer booked for 6:30 tomorrow morning. I just hope I can get the car off the drive and down the hill.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


We had planned on meeting our friends at Stourhead for lunch and a walk but overnight snow put a stop to that. We haven't seen their 2 sons in 2 years now.

We cleaned the house, Rod put wooden shelves in the cabinet he bought so that I can use it as a book cupboard and clear the last of the pile on the window sill.

Rod cooked ham egg and beans for lunch and then he made a turkey curry for supper. I had a Snickers bar and I really ate it t get rid of it. I should have put it in the fridge and saved it for a day when I really fancied some chocolate.

The snow melted by mid afternoon but the temperature plummeted again and the world started to freeze over again.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

What a cold start to the year. Sis-in-law and her fiancé and their daughter popped in for a couple of hours on their home to Surrey from Cornwall.

We had boiled bacon, fried eggs and home made potato wedges for lunch. Followed by the boozy Christmas Pudding that Rod was given by his friend. I had Ginger Clementines. Not a bad start to the New Year although the icy weather meant no walk.

I have started this year 20lbs heavier than I started 2009. The only way is down.