mercredi 30 mars 2011

Another weigh-in Wednesday

Little bit concerned this morning when I hopped onto the scales, 72.7kgs. Yes it's still going the right way, but only 400gms in one week! I was hoping it would be more! Still, mustn't give up hope! 24 days until Easter Sunday! If I only lose 400gms / week between now and then, that'll be about another 1.5kgs, so a total of just under 4kgs, not quite the 6.5kgs I was hoping for! Must be my age (nearly 46!) that's not helping either, and yes, still no real exercise. Don't forget I've been feeling under the weather!

Date: 30th March 2011
Weight: 72.7kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

Friday - Third Tuesday

Apologies for my being so quiet since last Friday! I've been feeling under the weather and we've also had a few internet problems! I haven't let my illness get in the way of the calorie count though! Weigh-in tomorrow!!

Date: 25th-29th March 2011
Weight (23rd March) : 73.1kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

vendredi 25 mars 2011

Try hard Thursday

Still trying hard! Motivated by the weigh-in result yesterday, but must admit putting off exercising! I'm suffering from really bad headaches at the moment, which isn't a great help! I will still persevere.

Date: 24th March 2011
Weight (23rd March): 73.1kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

mercredi 23 mars 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday

Yesssss!!!!!! 73.1kgs! Know it doesn't sound like a lot, but in 2 weeks that's nearly 2kgs! I hope I can keep it up! I know I need to exercise more though! Any ideas for someone who hates exercising?

Very pleasing day!

Date: 23rd March 2011
Weight: 73.1kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

Second Tuesday

Weigh-in tomorrow! Need I say more!?

Date: 22nd March 2011
Weight (16th March): 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

lundi 21 mars 2011

Second Monday

Another good day, what's helping too is the lovely weather! Nippy morning, but about 16° this afternoon with lovely blue skies! Amazing what that does for the morale. Diet? What diet?!

Nothing amazingly tasty or recipes to share today! Tea tonight was braised skinless chicken breast with organic ratatouille from a jar! Low in calories though!

Date: 21st March 2011
Weight (16th March): 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed.

Second Sunday

Well believe it or not today after a 1 1/2 hour walk in the woods near us, I had a roast beef lunch! I made sure the beef was lean, the roast potatoes were roasted in low-fat margarine (quite nice surprisingly!!), the yorkshire puds however were a disaster! I followed Rosemary Conley's recipe and they were cooked with no fat (page 134 of her book - "Low-fat meals)! The texture was awful, although they tasted ok! I ate copious quantities of spinach (my favourite veg) and had lashings of gravy!! Dee-lish! Yes, I had some wine, it is the weekend after all!

Date: 20th March 2011
Weight (16th March) 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

dimanche 20 mars 2011

Second Saturday

Having had quite a light breakfast and then out teaching all morning, I was famished when I got back home! I don't think I ate enough at lunchtime and as result I felt very light-headed for much of the afternoon! I was determined not to give in though! Tea was lovely: Griddled tuna steak and a potato concoction that I put together to use up veg from the fridge:

Recipe for 4:

Take 4 medium potatoes, peel and slice (1/2cm thick), slice 1 onion, peel and slice 1 large carrot, slice one green pepper. Put into saucepan and cover with chicken stock. Just before the veg have softened too much add 1 sliced courgette. Drain veg and place into a gratin dish. Mix 300ml 0% fromage blanc, 125g cheddar cheese and season with salt and pepper. Mix this with the veg and bake in oven for 30mins (180°). Very nice!! Only naughty treat was the cheddar which you could always replace with a low-fat version!

Date: 19th March 2011
Weight (16th March): 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow
Mrs. Weak-willed

samedi 19 mars 2011

Second Friday

Tonight I treated myself to a lovely staeak (only 70g come on!!) simply griddled with a really delicious low-fat white bean mash. Great thing about the beans is they're naturally low in fat and fill you up!

Here's the recipe (for 4):

Finely chop 1 medium onion and 1 clove of garlic, gently cook in a little water until soft. Add the contents of an 800g tin of white beans and 250ml of chicken stock and a handful of finely chopped parsley. Cook gently until the liquid has slightly reduced. Mash and add a TBspoon of 0% fromage blanc and season with salt and pepper. This would be nice with lamb, chicken or any white fish! Bon appétit!!

Good day today!

Date: 18th March 2011
Weight (16th March): 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow
Mrs Weak-willed

jeudi 17 mars 2011

Second Thursday

Feeling much more motivated today. I'm still finding it hard to resist the temptation to eat rubbish when I feel a little light-headed, instead I have a piece of fruit or a low-fat yoghurt and that seems for the moment to be doing the trick. As I am someone who enjoys alot of flavour in my food, spicing up the low-fat dishes seems to be satisfying my stomach more than if they had little flavour!! The weather was lovely here yesterday, so I went out for a walk for an hour or so with my daughter, that felt good!

Date: 17th March 2011
Weight (on 16th March!) 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

mercredi 16 mars 2011

Second Wednesday

Slightly better news this morning! 74.3kgs after my shock yesterday! So as I said yesterday from now on my weekly weigh in will be on a Wednesday, but I will continue to write my diary on a daily basis. Don't forget, if you have any tips?

Date: 16th March 2011
Weight: 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

mardi 15 mars 2011


What a shock this morning! Got on the scales and they are saying 74.7kgs! How can that be possible? I feel like I've been starving myself! No snacks in between meals, no alcohol during the week, what's going wrong? From now on I'm going to weigh myself once a week, every Wednesday, at least that way I'll only risk being depressed once a week!!

Date: 15th March 2011
Weight: 74.7kgs

Still speak tomorrow!
A very disheartened Mrs. Weak-willed

lundi 14 mars 2011


Yes!! 73.4 kgs!! Should have been more patient! So weight still going in the right direction despite extra calories consumed this weekend in the form of alcohol!! Back on the wagon until next weekend!! Have been feeling strong hunger pangs today and a little light-headed due to feeling hungry! Hopefully my stomach will speed up shrinking so that these go away, or I could be tempted to eat BAD things!!

Date: 14th March 2011
Weight: 73.4kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed


Well the scales are still stuck at 73.9kgs!! Getting a little depressed now! Had a lovely tea last night, chicken breasts in a lovely spicy tomato sauce with egg noodles! Yummy!

Recipe for 4 people:
Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts seasoned with a little salt and pepper on both sides, then place in a baking dish.
For the sauce, finely chop a chilli, a red pepper, 2 coves of garlic and an onion. Mix a tablespoon of cornflower with 30ml orange juice and add 150ml of tomato passata. Mix in with onions, garlic, peppers and chilli. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover the baking dish with some foil and bake in oven (180°) for 30-40 minutes. Cook the noodles as per pkt instructions. Serve! Bon appétit!

Date:13th March 2011
Weight: 73.9kgs

Speak tomorrow.
Mrs. Weak-willed

dimanche 13 mars 2011


The scales already seem to be stuck at 73.9kgs, how depressing!! And I didn't even have that glass of wine yesterday!! I suppose I should be thankful that there hasn't been any weight gain!! Went to the cinema again today with hubby and daughter this time! Saw "127 hours". I resisted the tempting popcorn and sweets and kept to my bottle of sparkling water that I was carrying around in my bag! God, that scene where he breaks and then cuts off his arm, enough to put anyone off their food! I could barely watch!

Fingers crossed that the scales will be kinder tomorrow!

Date: 12th March 2011
Weight: 73.9kgs

Speak tomorrow!
Mrs. Weak-willed

vendredi 11 mars 2011


Yet another nice surprise this morning, same time as yesterday, but 73.9kgs. At this rate by Easter Sunday I'll have lost more than 30kgs!! Reminds me of that Peter Kay sketch (14 stone in a day!!!) And to top it all I've not even had that glass of wine I was so looking forward to! Truth is, I had to go to my daughter's parents' evening after school and then the 2 of us went off to the cinema to see 'Made in Dagenham' in English with French subtitles! In French they've called it 'We want sex equality'!! Not a very French title! Perhaps I'll have that glass of wine tomorrow!

Date: 11th March 2011
Weight: 73.9kgs

Speak tomorrow,
Mrs. Weak-willed

jeudi 10 mars 2011


Would you believe it, I hop on the scales this morning and they say 74.3kgs!! Fluke I think?! Maybe because I weighed myself after my morning ablutions and before eating breakfast!! If it's not a fluke I can be proud of myself! Has this happened to anyone else after 24 hours of a 'diet'? What I have found hard since yesterday is not eating the odd biscuit with a cup of tea or coffee, I'll be going shopping in the next couple of days and might look out for some 'healthier' snack options without going over the top though! Does anyone recommend a particular brand? Must admit, I'm looking forward to a glass of wine tomorrow! It's a strictly NO alcohol policy Monday to Thursday and the odd glass Friday to Sunday! Here's keeping fingers crossed for tomorrow's weigh-in!

Date: 10th March 2011
Weight: 74.3kgs

Speak tomorrow!
Mrs. Weak-willed

mercredi 9 mars 2011

Ash Wednesday

Well here goes! I'm speaking to myself at the moment (no-one has found my blog yet, must do something about that!! It's all new to me! Any hints?), but psychologically I have set myself a task and I am determined to see it through! Needless to say, it's the first day of the diet today. Having looked through some books last night, I am going to "losely" follow a low-fat diet and watch my calorie intake. Basically, I'm going to reduce my portions, stop eating butter and too much cheese, and just have the odd glass of wine at the weekends! Come on, I'm only human!! Obviously the scales said the same this morning as yesterday, diet only started today remember!

Date: 9th March 2011
Weight: 75kgs

Speak tomorrow!
Mrs. Weak-willed

mardi 8 mars 2011

Shrove Tuesday

Before I launch into a 'Bridget Jones' style diary, let me introduce myself! For the last 10 years I have lived in France. I am originally from England. I teach English in local primary schools. Living in France is great, but not for my figure!! Since moving here in 2001 I have piled on the weight, too much good food and wine! To cut a long story short, I was teaching my pupils today about Shrove/Pancake Tuesday and was suddenly inspired! I thought to myself, Lent starts tomorrow!

I must be the most weak-willed person in the world, so I have decided to set myself a personal challenge! I am going to try and lose 14 lbs (about 6.5kgs) in the next 46 days, i.e. by Easter Sunday! My intention is also to carry on losing afterwards too, but for the moment that is my goal! I need all the encouragement I can get, so useful tips would be much appreciated!! I am certainly not going on any crash diets, as they are pointless, after all I want to keep the weight off! I am going to spend my evening planning my 'diet' and everyday I will give an update on my progress (or not!) If I come across any great recipes I shall share them with you! And likewise if you have any please share them too!

Date: 8th March 2011
Weight: 75kgs (165lbs)

Here goes! Speak tomorrow!

Mrs Weak-willed!