Thank you to Alex at mybookworld24 for their nomination. They’ve sent me 11 questions to answer in this post, so here goes.. 1. If you could swap places with a celebrity for one day, who would it be? I’d love to see the world through Bill Bryson’s eyes for a day. He’s great at noticing … Continue reading The Liebstar Award
Something a little different tonight... my daughter and I were lucky to watch a live digital preview of this new play. One of the things that our family has really enjoyed throughout the last year has been being able to watch live theatre in our own home. It turns out that my children are not … Continue reading A preview performance of ‘Miss Nobodies’ by Ruth Cockburn
I need help from my Keto people! Last summer, I tried a Keto eating plan for the first time and couldn't believe how quickly the weight dropped off. I stuck to a 800-calorie-a-day plan and lost a stone in a month. Because I'm a hopeless yo-yo dieter with a complete inability to do any kind … Continue reading Keto community: Can anyone help me become a Keto Vegetarian?
A month ago, I decided to take the bull by the horns and try to lose my lockdown extra weight. I committed myself to trying out an 800-calories-a-day, no-sugar, low-carbs diet. I thought that it would be awful! It wasn’t though. I’ve enjoyed the food, especially the inclusion of cheeses and nuts, and haven’t felt … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight… I Did It!
I had a huge challenge at the end of this week, as we went on a three-night holiday to Northumberland, and I really wanted to stick to this low-calorie plan. We were in a static caravan with a kitchen, so I thought that it would be do-able if I planned in advance. We ended up … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Days 5 to 8
Breakfast: Pear with Cottage Cheese and Walnuts 210 calories Delicious! I think that this is my new favourite breakfast. Lunch: Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs 310 calories I actually found this too much food this lunchtime - my appetite is definitely decreasing now - and I couldn’t eat it all. Evening Meal: Harissa Chicken with … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 4
Day 3 and going strong. I didn’t wake up until 9:30 this morning (Son and Daughter had both had two breakfasts by that point). It took me ages to get to sleep last night as my stomach was rumbling by then, but I obviously slept well when I did drop off. I’ve made sure that … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 3
I wasn’t actually that hungry when I woke up this morning, although I have found temptations seeping in throughout the day. Breakfast: Yogurt with Apple, Mango and Hazlenuts 170 calories or (295 calories?) I’m really confused about this one. The book said that it was 170 calories, but when I put it into the My … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 2
I woke up raring to go this morning. I’d planned out my meals for the week and bought in all the food. I’ve still not quite got my head around what the ‘best’ types of foods to eat are, so I’m relying heavily on Dr Mosley’s book this week, in a bid to feel as … Continue reading Losing the Lockdown Weight – Day 1
For someone who has always struggled with their weight, lockdown has been a nightmare. Normally, Son, Daughter and I would all be at school during the day – we’d have our main meal at school, prepared by our amazing school dinner team, and I’d know that it would be filling and that there would be … Continue reading Trying to lose the lockdown weight